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actuals

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

1 Commodities that can be purchased and used, as opposed to goods traded on a futures contract.

2 In futures contracts or forward dealing, the commodity...

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basis trade facility

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

(BTF).

A feature offered on some financial futures exchanges allowing a position in futures to be exchanged for the underlying. It is similar to the commodities markets's against...

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physicals

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

Actual commodities rather than futures contracts. Usually taken to indicate the spot purchase and sale of commodities for delivery. Sometimes used for cash. Also called actuals (see against...

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warehouse stocks

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

Commodities held in exchange warehouses and available for making delivery against a short position in a futures contract. See also against actuals; alternative delivery procedure; cash...

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warrant

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A security giving the holder the right but not an obligation to buy shares in a company on some future date at a pre-arranged price. A warrant will be valuable if, when the date arrives,...

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