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Futures

• A term used to designate all contracts covering the sale of financial instruments or physical commodities for future delivery on a commodity exchange.

 
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 Commodity
Delivery
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Future
Instruments
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 1099 b: Is a form that reports redemptions and exchanges to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from accounts other than money market and retirement. It also reports gross proceeds from sales of stocks, bonds, commodities, Futures, and forward contracts.

 Actuals: The physical commodity underlying a Futures contract. Cash commodity, physical.Is the real or underlying asset for a derivative product or commodity market.The cash commodity as opposed to the Futures contract. Also known as cash or the spot.

 Actuals: The physical commodity underlying a Futures contract. Cash commodity, physical.Is the real or underlying asset for a derivative product or commodity market.The cash commodity as opposed to the Futures contract. Also known as cash or the spot.

 Advance commitment: A promise to sell an asset before the seller has lined up purchase of the asset. This seller can offset risk by purchasing a Futures contract to fix the sales price.

 Against actuals: Is a commodity market transaction whereby Futures are exchanged or transferred against a cash position.

 
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