Long-Term Forward Contract

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Long-Term Forward Contract

A non-standardized, over-the-counter agreement in which one party agrees to buy a certain asset from the other at a certain price, at a certain time more than one year in the future. Because there is little secondary market for any forward contract, long-term forward contracts are zero-sum games; one party will win and the other will lose.
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At the heart of the NSEL fiasco was a practice at the exchange, where members were allowed to take long term forward contracts in commodities such as oilseeds, cereals and pulses, although the exchange was allowed to handle only spot contracts, similar to mandis where buyers and sellers exchange goods for money.

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