Definition of forward contract in English:

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forward contract

Entry from US English dictionary


An informal agreement traded through a broker-dealer network to buy and sell specified assets, typically currency, at a specified price at a certain future date. Compare with futures contract.
Example sentences
  • Risk tools include forward contracts, minimum price contracts, futures, options, crop insurance, hail insurance and other risk management tools.
  • Such options include weather insurance and buying energy futures, derivatives or forward contracts that require an organization to take title to, or else sell, blocks of energy.
  • For the previous 15 years, with only a few exceptions, five-month forward contracts traded in a narrow range around $20 per barrel.

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Syllabification: for·ward con·tract

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