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Forward Contract

An agreement to buy or sell an asset at a certain date at a certain price. That is, Investor A may make a contract with Farmer B in which A agrees to buy a certain number of bushels of B's corn at $15 per bushel. This contract must be honored whether the price of corn goes to $1 or $100 per bushel. Forward contracts can help reduce volatility in certain markets, but they contain the risks inherent to all speculative investing. These contracts may be sold on the secondary market, but the person holding the contract at its end must take delivery of the underlying asset. Forward contracts are identical to futures contracts except that their provisions are not standardized. That is, forwards may be written with any provisions the parties desire. While this allows for greater flexibility, this makes the contracts less liquid on the secondary market and prevents them from being traded on an exchange.
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Y then forwards this same message to Z , at this time Y's info will show that his text has been forwarded two times - once by X and once by himself, Y.
Now Z can see in his info bar that the message was forwarded three times - by X, Y and Z.
Currently, a flat fee of approximately $1,750 is charged for such requests (plus $.01 per address search and $.50 per letter forwarded).
As previously reported, the notification will appear against messages that have been forwarded more than five times.
The "Forwarding Info" and "Frequently Forwarded" features are not available yet but WhatsApp is working on these features in its Beta update for Android, said the popular website wabetainfo.com that tracks WhatsApp updates.
When the feature is enabled, nobody will be able to send a frequently forwarded message in the group," the WhatsApp observer said.
The company's latest step in mitigating the issue of fake news on its platform is to mention clearly that the messages have been forwarded by marking them with a 'Forwarded' label, so that one can ascertain whether the sender themselves has written the message or forwarded it from someone else.