Spot Commodity

DEFINITION of 'Spot Commodity'

A commodity traded on the spot market. That is, with the expectation of actual delivery, as opposed to a commodity future that is usually not delivered.

BREAKING DOWN 'Spot Commodity'

This is the opposite of a futures contract, which usually expires before any physical delivery.

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    Find out more about commodity spot and futures prices, how to calculate a commodity's futures price, and the differences ... Read Answer >>
  2. What are some securities that have spot rates?

    Learn about the types of assets that have spot rates, and understand how the spot rate is used to determine the fair market ... Read Answer >>
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    Learn what resources are available to learn about trading commodities, and understand some of the differences between stocks ... Read Answer >>
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    Commodities are extremely important as they are essential factors in the production of other goods. A wide of array of commodities ... Read Answer >>
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