Forward market

A market in which participants agree to trade some commodity, security, or foreign exchange at a fixed price for future delivery. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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   Markets that deliver and settle on a date other than spot. The term is often used to describe the forward FX (Foreign Exchange) market, which is one of the most liquid forward markets.
   ► See also Forwards, Spot, FX.

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forward market UK US noun [U] FINANCE
the buying and selling of currencies, goods, etc. in which the price is fixed now for delivery on a particular date in the future: »

Selling dollars in the forward market now for purchase at some later date can boost profit.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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