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Contango Definition

See Also: Future Value Discount Rate Exchange Traded Funds Backwardation Interest Rate Swaps Arbitrage Contango Definition Contango is a term used to describe the forward yield curve when it is upward sloping and the price of a future commodity is above that of the spot rate. This is the opposite of backwardation. Contango Meaning Contango

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Backwardation Definition

See Also: Contango Interest Rate Efficient Market Theory Market Dynamics Arbitrage Backwardation Definition Backwardation is a term used to describe a commodities market when the spot rates are higher than the future price of that certain commodity. In other words there is a downward sloping forward curve relative to the spot rate set for maturity

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