Cost of Tender.

The “cost of tender” is the amount of money that a futures exchange charges to allow a trader to enter or exit a position. This fee is typically a small percentage of the total value of the contract being traded. What are tender fees? Tender fees are the fees charged by a commodities exchange for … Read more

Delivery Date.

The delivery date is the date on which the underlying commodity is delivered. This is the date that the contract expires and is settled. Why would you buy a futures contract? A futures contract is an agreement to buy or sell an asset at a future date at a price that is agreed upon today. … Read more

What Is Index Arbitrage?

Index arbitrage is the simultaneous purchase and sale of a basket of stocks that make up a particular index in order to profit from discrepancies in the index value. Index arbitrageurs seek to profit from the difference in the price of the index and the actual value of the underlying stocks. Index arbitrage is a … Read more

Sizing up the Long Hedge.

The long hedge is a futures market trading strategy that involves taking a long position in a futures contract in order to offset the risk of price movements in the underlying asset. The long hedge can be used to protect against both downside and upside price risk. The long hedge is typically used by institutional … Read more