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Contracts are bought and sold many times, and before the delivery month is reached traders start to close out their positions. Those who are long contracts sell out and those who are short buy back. Over all the exchanges it is estimated that fewer than 4% of futures contracts ever reach delivery, in some cases fewer than 1%. This is fortunate because there are not enough physical commodities in the world to deliver against all the futures contracts that are traded. The dominant suppliers in the orange market operate in Florida and Brazil, and much of the produce is processed into concentrate.
06 × 6/12) The main reason why the payment is usually made on the settlement date rather at maturity is because this helps to reduce credit risk. Both parties know what is owed and any delay in payment increases the risk of default. If the compensation payment is made on the settlement date then nothing at all actually happens on the maturity date of the FRA. However it has to be stipulated in order to calculate the length of the contract period. 3. a. a. a. a. a. applied to £100 million for the six-month contract period; r the dealer, in return, pays the company the actual LIBOR rate for that period applied to £100 million; r the amounts from each leg are netted out and one side makes a cash compensation payment to the other (discounted back to the settlement date).
The fair forward rate is determined by the spot rate and the interest rates in the two currencies. A foreign exchange or FX swap is the combination of a foreign exchange deal and an outright forward deal with a later value date in the opposite direction. Normally one currency amount is held constant. FX swaps are used by banks to manage their cash ﬂows in different currencies and by fund managers who wish to hedge the risks associated with investing in assets denominated in foreign currencies. 3 Forward Rate Agreements INTRODUCTION A forward rate agreement (FRA) is a bilateral contract ﬁxing the rate of interest that will apply to a notional principal sum of money for an agreed future time period.
Derivatives demystified by Andrew M. Chisholm