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Carrying charge

The fee a broker charges for carrying securities on credit, such as on a margin account. Also, any component of a futures basis, such as storage costs, interest charges or insurance costs on the underlying interest.

Carrying Charge

1. The cost of storing a commodity over a period of time. It includes incidental costs, insurance coverage, and the physical cost of storage. It does not include depreciation, if any. The carrying charge is incorporated to the price of a commodity on the futures market.

2. In interest rate futures, the difference between the cost of purchasing an instrument and its yield. See also: Profit, Loss.

3. Fees a firm charges for making a loan. The largest single carrying charge is the interest, but it also includes charges such as an origination fee or an application fee. See also: All-in cost.
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Total inventory carrying cost is often used for periodic internal reports and for decisions that are evaluated at the operating level on a before-tax basis.
Although the inventory planner may be very efficient at considering changes in traditional carrying costs (such as warehouse space rental), changes in the company's income tax liability associted with holding inventory may escape his or her notice.
How can you propose to run a logistics network or develop and implement supply chain relationships without having inventory carrying cost information at your fingertips?
If the seller grants credit without further credit investigation, it makes the $5,000 sale but bears three costs: the costs of production of $4,500 (equal to .90 times $5,000), the expected bad debt cost of $250 (equal to .05 times $5,000) and the expected carrying cost of $163 (equal to 90/360 times .13 times $5,000).
Rising insurance costs, on the other hand, pushed up the value for the remaining components of carrying costs from $197 billion in 2002 to $205 billion in 2003.
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