Delivery Month

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Delivery Month

The month in which an option or futures contract expires and delivery must be made. The seller generally must inform the buyer of delivery during the delivery month.
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Trades took place in five delivery months from December 2016 up to December 2017.
Whether the spread widens or narrows depends on the relative movements of the prices between the two delivery months of the straddle.
What METI reports is an average of contract prices for spot cargoes delivered into Japan, but the delivery months are not given.
During delivery months November 2013--March 2014, an interval during influenza season when vaccination rates were stable, vaccination rates were compared by maternal age, county of residence, delivery provider specialty, and insurance type.
Contango -- industry jargon for when prices for delivery months in the future are higher than in the spot market -- is key to much of the trading boom.
The more than 50 percent fall in spot prices since June enables traders to make money by storing the crude for delivery months down the line when prices are expected to recover.
CME Group will exclude the 5-3/8%February 2031 US Treasury bond (cusip 912810FP8) from contract grade eligibility for the June 2015, September 2015, and December 2015 delivery months only.
Still, it noted that contracts with different delivery months showed varying relative prices, and while the price variations were small, they were not de minimis.
The announcement explained that the market is said to be in "contango" when prices for exchange-traded futures contracts are higher in the distant rather than nearer delivery months.
The price spread between summer injection and winter gas delivery months has provided storage operators with an incentive to build more greenfield storage, expand existing working gas capacity, and add more compression and horsepower to inject and deliver gas more quickly.
Initially, the Exchange will list three March-quarterly delivery months in the Ultra Bond futures, beginning with the March 2010 expiry.
The futures curve plotting crude benchmark delivery months on the horizontal and crude price per barrel on the vertical is becoming more contango, with farther back delivery months increasing in price against the nearbys.