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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RELATED FAQS
  1. How are commodity spot prices different than futures prices?

    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 >>
  3. How do commodity spot prices indicate future price movements?

    Find out more about commodity spot and futures prices, how to calculate commodity futures prices and how spot prices indicate ... Read Answer >>
  4. How can I invest online in oil, gold and other commodities?

  5. Can commodities also be investments?

    Learn about the commodities trade and several different ways investors may participate. Find out about some of the advantages ... Read Answer >>
  6. What are common factors that affect a security's spot rate?

    Learn the common factors influencing the spot rate for an asset including the bid-ask spread and the forward term structure ... Read Answer >>
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