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Futures and Forwards - Understanding Future and Forward ...

Futures and Forwards Financial. Financial assets include stocks, bonds, market indices, interest rates, currencies, etc. Commodities. Examples of commodities are natural gas, gold, copper, silver, oil, electricity,... Other. Some derivatives exist as hedges against events such as natural ...

Understanding Forward Contracts vs. Futures Contracts

Settlement of Contracts. For forward contracts, settlement of the contract occurs at the end of the contract. Futures contracts are marked-to-market daily, which means that daily changes are settled day by day until the end of the contract. Furthermore, settlement for futures contracts can occur over a range of dates.

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Commodity futures contracts and forward agreements…do not require cash outlays upfront.…These contracts allow for terms to buy or sell…a commodity at some time in the future,…and are often used for hedging purposes to manage risks.…This applies to energy, agricultural,…and metals commodities.…Futures are financial contracts…with standardized set terms for a commodity…that obligates a buyer to purchase the asset,…or the seller to sell that asset.…

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