life of contract

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Life of Contract

The time between the issue of a futures contract or option and its maturity or expiration. A contract may be traded at any point during its life, subject to the rules of the exchange on which it trades.
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life of contract

In futures or options trading, the period of time in which trading can occur before the expiration or settlement. In general, a longer life makes an option more valuable.
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The Henrietta and Stateline projects are expected to generate approximately USD11 million and USD32 million in annual cash distributions respectively and both have 20 year contract lives. We are pleased to add these assets to our portfolio as they are in line with our long-term strategic focus of acquiring solar assets with strong, cash flows with investment grade offtakes.'
The projects are fully contracted under long-term power purchase agreements with strong creditworthy counterparties and remaining average contract lives of 21 years.
Nearly identical salaries over the last 4 years of their contract lives. Big money for Crawford early on with the Red Sox.
But Patriarch had traditionally recorded all his revenues at the contract dates, while the managers - conservatively planning for the future - record revenue over the contract lives. Although the new accountants for the managers support their conservative policy, the CPAs become the targets for Patriarch's litigation.