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Forward Contract

An agreement to buy or sell an asset at a certain date at a certain price. That is, Investor A may make a contract with Farmer B in which A agrees to buy a certain number of bushels of B's corn at $15 per bushel. This contract must be honored whether the price of corn goes to $1 or $100 per bushel. Forward contracts can help reduce volatility in certain markets, but they contain the risks inherent to all speculative investing. These contracts may be sold on the secondary market, but the person holding the contract at its end must take delivery of the underlying asset. Forward contracts are identical to futures contracts except that their provisions are not standardized. That is, forwards may be written with any provisions the parties desire. While this allows for greater flexibility, this makes the contracts less liquid on the secondary market and prevents them from being traded on an exchange.
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The evidence on positive FDI productivity spillovers on forwardly and backwardly linked industries is somewhat more convincing than for the horizontal effects.
Chapter 7 offers insights into effective "Attendance Management," Chapter 8 straight forwardly confronts the issue of successful "Labor Relations," and Chapter 9 concludes the text with a discussion of "Equal Employment Opportunity.
The second end extends beyond the first end a distance sufficient to cover a head of the penis, whereby urine is transferred forwardly from the penis and outwardly from the receptacle through the discharge port.
The soloist is too forwardly placed and sounds totally divorced from the chorus, which for its part lacks clarity and definition.
Conversely, fear of liability may cause human service workers to err on the side of overpredicting dangerousness, and thereby issuing unnecessary warnings or even causing them to avoid dealing straight forwardly with potentially dangerous clients altogether.
Moreover, the Court forwardly adopts the view that its independent judgment is essential to determine the acceptability of a particular punishment under the Eighth Amendment.
However, unlike a ship or an established Air Force base, Army units forwardly deployed do not have telecommunications land lines or habitual satellite links.
Utopia: remember the sensation of direction we loved, How it tunnelled forwardly for us, And us so feudal in its wake-- specking of diamond-dust as I think of it now, that being carried forward by the notion of human perfectibility-like a pasture imposed on the rising vibrancy of endless diamond-dust And how we would comply, someday.
If not addressed, a forwardly tilted pelvis can become the foundation for misaligned joints including the spine, lower and upper extremities, and can lead to overworked quadriceps and premature fatigue during a race.