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Forward Price

The agreed upon price of the underlying asset in a forward contract. When a forward contract is made, the parties agree to buy/sell the underlying at a certain point in the future at a certain price. The price is negotiated directly between the parties, unlike a futures contract, which trades on an exchange. Partly because there is little secondary market for forward contracts, determining the forward price is a zero-sum game: one party will gain on the contract and one will lose.
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In order to use the right distribution, we note that forward prices show a small variability; hence there are no fat tail phenomena to be taken into account, at least at such a time scale, we need a symmetric distribution in order to better fit related time series and we suppose that the (daily) small variations in the forward price component depend on a certain number of hidden variables whose global effect can be efficiently summarized by a central limit theorem approach.
The graphs are compiled using market data from end-of-day reports; and provide information about what 1-year forward prices for gas and power are likely to be if clients "went to market" on that day.
This paper provides a quantitative assessment of the Colombian electricity forward price premium, which is defined as the discrepancy between spot and forward prices in the Colombian market.
The forward price was still at $3,051 on Friday thanks to some fund buying but then the market was hit by a surge in the value of the US dollar and the three-months price closed the week unchanged at $3,001.
However, the effect has reversed to a large extent during the first weeks of 2011, due to a decrease of 2011 Nord Pool forward prices in particular.
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But the tide has begun to turn, with forward prices for 2005 up by as much as 40pc on levels seen just a few months ago, making power stations an attractive investment again.
Aluminium: Backwardationsin the forward prices may be evident to next February but this is doing nothing to help the overall price.
Bell told the meeting that current forward prices value wheat for the coming harvest at around 75 [pounds sterling] per tonne - 15 [pounds sterling] per tonne higher than last season.
Are oil and gas forward prices unbiased estimates of oil and gas prices in the future?
Copper, aluminium and nickel contracts featured, with most of the action being in the spreads between the cash and forward prices.
That's not to say that producing ethanol won't deliver handsome rewards - - forward prices are still well above production costs, OPIS calculates.