Intercommodity Spread

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DEFINITION of 'Intercommodity Spread'

Going long on one futures market in a given delivery month and simultaneously going short on the same commodity and delivery month but a different futures market but with similar underlying asset.

BREAKING DOWN 'Intercommodity Spread'

Examples of intercommodity spreads include the crack spread (crude oil vs. unleaded gasoline) and the crush spread (soybean oil vs. soybean meal).

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