Delivery of a future’s underlying asset is required to complete contractual obligations. Physical commodities require delivery of the actual asset. Financial assets require digital delivery or wire transfer. Another option is the delivery of currency called cash settlement. The receiver will acquire the value of the underlying asset and not the asset itself. For online or retail traders, this typically occurs via assistance from the brokerage.
Short Side Delivery Options
Any short side seller wanting to deliver the physical asset needs to notify their exchange before the contract’s delivery date. Deliveries can sometimes be fulfilled using higher or lower quality goods. If higher quality goods are sent, the payment is increased according to the good’s value. If lower quality goods are sent, payment is reduced accordingly. The exchange will specify a location where the physical asset should be delivered, commonly listed as a set of warehouses. The exchange will add these commodities to its existing holdings in the same category.
Long Side Delivery Options
If the long side buyer wishes to receive physical goods they must notify the exchange before the contract’s delivery date. The exchange will earmark the amount of physical assets to be received for their storage. The buyer may not receive the same physical assets delivered by the seller. The exchange merely sends equal quality commodities from its existing stockpiles. Contracts rarely ever result in delivery of physical assets. Many traders simply cancel their trade with an offsetting position if suffering losses, or accept cash settlement. If delivery does occur, commodities will be delivered to warehouses or locations specified by exchanges. Receivers need to make arrangements to retrieve goods from the delivery point.
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