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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.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Spot Commodity'

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

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