Does CNBC Share Pre-Market Futures Information?


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CNBC shares pre-market futures information with viewers of its business channel. CNBC.com lists pre-market trading activity for the Dow, Nasdaq, Russell 2000 and the S&P 500. Pre-market futures trades often occur before the regular markets open, and CNBC tracks those trades, according to the company's website.

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Pre-market futures contracts are security instruments investors buy and sell on a certain date at a specific price. Investors who buy and sell the contracts do so at an agreed-upon future date but execute the trade in real time. For example, an investor agrees to buy 100 shares of a company?s stock for $40 per share in a month. However, the contract stipulates the investor must pay for the 100 shares on the current date, regardless of the share price in a month, states Helen Akers for Zacks Investment Research.

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