settlement month

Settlement Month

The month during which the underlying asset of a futures contract or forward contract is delivered to the contract holder. A contract holder may offset the contract by taking an opposite position before it matures, but any investor holding such a contract on the expiration date must take delivery during the settlement month. See also: Delivery date, Notice day.

settlement month

The month in which delivery is to take place in a futures contract. Most futures positions are reversed (that is, long positions are sold and short positions are covered) before their respective settlement months.
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Given these latest figures cover the key settlement month of January they show there are no signs of wage inflationary pressures building up in the manufacturing sector.
The secondary marketing department should determine for each forward type, settlement month and coupon, what the mortgage banker's net long or short position is, based on a loan-by-loan analysis of likely settlement month and market value sensitivity analysis.
Customers will be notified if the company needs to change the BudgetWise Billing amount to keep it in line with usage and avoid a large settlement month.
equal to the likely settlement month, forward-market prices) is, perhaps unknowingly, building in a substantially smaller profit margin on some commitments than on others.
18 /PRNewswire/ -- NASD announced today that its annual Mediation Settlement Month will take place in October and will offer incentives and special programs designed to promote mediation and educate potential parties about the benefits of the program.
14 /PRNewswire/ -- NASD announced that its annual Mediation Settlement Month event will take place this October, offering incentives and special programs designed to promote mediation and to educate potential parties about the benefits of the program.
WASHINGTON -- NASD announced that its annual Mediation Settlement Month event will take place this October, offering parties special incentives to try mediation as an alternative to arbitration.
announced that its Settlement Month mediation program currently underway will be extended through the end of November to allow parties to take advantage of special incentives to try mediation as an alternative to arbitration.
today announced that its annual Settlement Month program will take place this October, giving parties the chance to try mediation, as an alternative to arbitration.
Settlement Month has increased awareness of mediation and has encouraged parties with smaller claims to resolve disputes through this voluntary process.
Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR) today announced that mediation cases filed in the ODR forum doubled during the 1999 Settlement Month program.
An issue that was sold on the 29th of a month but did not settle until the following month would not be included in the Index until the last day of the settlement month.