In Sight


DEFINITION of 'In Sight'

A term describing deliverable grades of commodities underlying futures contracts that are held in approved delivery facilities near terminals, centralized locations or production areas.


When a commodity is considered 'in sight', contract holders can assume that delivery of the actuals will be prompt, and that the quantity and quality will be precise rather than estimated.

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  4. Approved Delivery Facility

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  5. Futures Contract

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  6. Cash Commodity

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