This technical note leads to the basics of futures and forward contracts. It covers the most basic agreement on financial assets, with no income, and extends the discussion of contracts on financial assets with dividends to cover contracts on currencies and commodities. There is a discussion about the difference between forward / futures prices and expected spot price.

This technical note leads to the basics of futures and forward contracts. It covers the most basic agreement on financial assets, with no income, and extends the discussion of contracts on financial assets with dividends to cover contracts on currencies and commodities. There is a discussion about the difference between forward / futures prices and expected spot price.
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Robert M. Conroy
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Release Date: 3 October 2008. Prod #: UV1045-PDF-ENG
Forwards and futures HBR case solution

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