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Actual

A physical, homogenous commodity underlying a contract. Actuals can be traded on the physical market and delivered immediately, or traded on the futures market and delivered at the completion of the contract. As such, actuals have an intrinsic value. Examples include oil, beef, and diamonds.

actual

In commodities, the physical asset (that is, the commodity) as opposed to a futures contract on that asset.
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The counterpart theorist has a problem: there is no obvious way to understand talk about actuality in terms of counterparts.
Actuality will be working through its Amsterdam-based partner company and Mr Barton believes this could lead to future business wins after also being approached by a new Franco-Dutch company to work on another web-based project.
On the Fourth Question: As for your objection regarding the issue of divisibility, this is an objection of one who did not reflect on the answer nor understood it thoroughly, as you seem to think the wise one was not clear on the issue of divisibility in actuality or by force--how could that be, as it is the area of his expertise?
Having opened up a healthy lead Actuality was eased inside the final furlong yet still came home a comfortable five lengths to the good.
He took over from Martin Dwyer on Actuality and the horse ducked out cantering to the start.
Many individuals are choosing what they think is the most propitious way to land a job rather than the actuality of their achievements or records.
He also believes in John Grierson's definition of documentaries as being "the creative treatment of actuality.
While this may have created a statistical downturn in some high-end hamlets, in actuality, prices in these markets have held firm and sales activity is continuing to strengthen.
Without pressing his method too forcefully, Capon analyzes a parable in terms of its catholicity (universal application), mystery (hidden meaning), actuality (a course of action), and hostility or response (reaction to the parable).
This work, Giotto's best, introduced the principles of actuality and reality in painting and was the earliest example of the Italian school.
Gregg Favalora, founder and chief technology officer of Actuality Systems, will make a presentation on the company's Perspecta 3D visualization system and discuss advances in 3D medical imaging at the Investment in Innovation Conference being held October 24-25 at the Sheraton Hotel in Boston.