cost of carry

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Cost of carry

Out-of-pocket costs incurred while an investor has an investment position. Examples include interest on long positions in margin account, dividend lost on short margin positions, and incidental expenses. Related: Net financing cost.

Cost of Carry

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 in the price of a commodity on the futures market. See also: Carrying costs.

cost of carry

Direct costs paid by an investor to maintain a security position. For example, an individual purchasing securities on margin must pay interest expenses on borrowed funds. Likewise, an investor selling stock short is responsible for making dividend payments to the buyer. Also called carrying charges.
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Similarly, in case of financial assets, the cost of carry includes interest and dividends.
Economics of Trading Futures under the Cost of Carry Model
One such market is single stock futures and, as OneChicago states, prices should equal their net cost of carry value.
In all cases, the perfectly hedged portfolio will earn the risk-less (net) cost of carry return.
Tt] denote the portfolio's profit, the change in the spot price, the spot asset cost of carry, and the change in the maturity-date-T futures contract price, respectively, from time t to t+1.
Despite the similarities noted above, the cost of carry and ECM disequilibrium interpretations are incompatible.
However, reinterpret the spot price as the spot price inclusive of the cost of carry to the futures contract maturity in Equation (4) and denote this version as the MECM.