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moderate libertarian
03-27-2012, 08:10 PM
Does anyone know what is the difference between "FUTURES" and "FUTURES FAIR VALUE" numbers on this CNBC link?


When I compared, "FUTURES FAIR VALUE" seem to coincide with actual Dow, Nasdaq levels.

03-28-2012, 07:49 AM
Fair value is equal to the current spot price plus time value of money minus loss dividends and distributions because you own the futures, and not the equity.