Adjusted Futures Price

Definition

The term adjusted futures price refers to a value that represents the cash-equivalent of a futures contract. Adjusted futures prices will take into account carrying costs as well as conversion factors.

Explanation

One of the prices an investor will encounter in the futures market is an adjusted futures price for a contract. This value is simply the price of the underlying asset times the conversion factor, which is the number of units of the underlying asset to be delivered. This value is also adjusted for carrying costs as well as the cost to deliver the asset. Effectively, the adjusted futures price is what it would cost a buyer to purchase, finance, and deliver all of the underlying assets specified in the contract.

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