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.

  1. Spot Trade

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  4. Spot Market

    1. A commodities or securities market in which goods are sold ...
  5. Spot Price

    The current price at which a particular security can be bought ...
  6. Implied Volatility - IV

    The estimated volatility of a security's price.
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