An agreement to buy or sell the underlying commodity or asset at a specific price at a future date.
A yield curve is a line that plots the interest rates, at a set point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality, but differing maturity dates.
Gross profit is the profit a company makes after deducting the costs of making and selling its products, or the costs of providing its services.
Diversification is the strategy of investing in a variety of securities in order to lower the risk involved with putting money into few investments.
Intrinsic value is the perceived or calculated value of a company, including tangible and intangible factors, and may differ from its market value.
Current assets is a balance sheet item that represents the value of all assets that can reasonably expected to be converted into cash within one year.
Volatility measures how much the price of a security, derivative, or index fluctuates.
The money market is a segment of the financial market in which financial instruments with high liquidity and very short maturities are traded.
Cost of debt is the effective rate that a company pays on its current debt as part of its capital structure.
The time value of money is the idea that money presently available is worth more than the same amount in the future due to its potential earning capacity.