Delivery Price


DEFINITION of 'Delivery Price'

The financial value of the conveyance of the underlying commodities when a futures or forward contract expires. The delivery price is the price at which one party agrees to deliver the underlying commodity and at which the counterparty agrees to accept delivery. Delivery price can also refer to a stock's selling price in options contracts. Delivery prices are set by clearinghouses.

BREAKING DOWN 'Delivery Price'

In forward contracts, the forward price and the delivery price are identical when the contract begins, but as time passes, the forward price will fluctuate and the delivery price will remain constant. Also, underlying assets typically are not actually delivered, but rather closed out with offsetting contracts. Another possibility is that a delivery instrument representing the underlying asset, such as a warehouse receipt, will be transferred instead of the actual commodity. If the commodity is physically delivered, the cost of delivery will affect the contract's delivery price.

  1. Clearing House

    An agency or separate corporation of a futures exchange responsible ...
  2. Cash Market

    The marketplace for immediate settlement of transactions involving ...
  3. Approved Delivery Facility

    A facility authorized by an exchange to be used as a location ...
  4. Futures

    A financial contract obligating the buyer to purchase an asset ...
  5. Carrying Charge

    Cost associated with storing a physical commodity or holding ...
  6. Cash Commodity

    In futures trading, the cash commodity is delivered for payments. ...
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