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Template:The Spot Market

The Spot Market or Cash Marketis a commodities or securities market in which goods are sold for cash and delivered immediately. Contracts bought and sold on these markets are immediately effective. Spot Markets can operate whever the infrastructure exists to conduct the trasaction. The Spot Market for most securities exists primerily on the internet



Examples of Spot Markets


Spot Forex

The spot forex market has a 2 day delivery date, originally due to the time it would take to move coins from one bank to another.


Energy Spot

The Spot Energy market allows producers of surplus energy to instantly locate available buyers for this energy, negotiate prices within milliseconds and deliver actual energy to the customer just a few minutes later. Spot markets can be either privately operated or controlled by industry organizations or government agencies. They frequently attract speculators, since spot market prices are known to the public almost as soon as deals are trasacted.




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    Financial markets

    Economic subtypes: Capital markets (Stock markets, Bond markets | Primary markets, Secondary markets) | Derivatives markets (Futures Markets)
    Money markets | Insurance markets | Foreign exchange markets | Commodity markets In finance, financial markets facilitate: The raising of capital (in the capital markets); The transfer of risk (in the derivatives markets); and International trade (in the currency markets). ... The capital market is the market for long-term loans and equity capital. ... The New York Stock Exchange A stock market is a market for the trading of company stock, and derivatives of same; both of these are securities listed on a stock exchange as well as those only traded privately. ... The bond market refers to people and entities involved in buying and selling of bonds and the quantity and prices of those transactions over time. ... The primary market is the financial market for the initial issue and placement of securities. ... The secondary market is the financial market for trading of securities that have already been issued in an initial private or public offering. ... The derivatives markets are the financial markets for derivatives. ... A futures exchange, or futures and options exchange is a corporation or mutual organization which provides the facilities to trade derivatives such as futures contracts and options. ... For short-term mutual funds investing in money market securities, see Money fund The money market is the financial market for short-term borrowing and lending, typically up to thirteen months. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The foreign exchange (currency or forex or FX) market exists wherever one currency is traded for another. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ...

    Organisations: Stock exchange | Futures exchange A futures exchange, or futures and options exchange is a corporation or mutual organization which provides the facilities to trade derivatives such as futures contracts and options. ...

    Related Topics: List of stock exchanges | List of futures exchanges | Lloyd's of London | List of stock market indices This is a list of stock exchanges. ... // North America Canada Montreal Exchange Winnipeg Commodity Exchange USA Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Chicago Butter and Egg Board, precursor to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Chicago Climate Exchange Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Commodity Exchange (COMEX), now a division of NYMEX International Monetary Market (IMM... Lloyd’s Building, London (with the blue cranes). ... Commonly used stock market indices include: // Global Large companies not ordered by any nation or type of business (in alphabetical order). ...

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    To put it bluntly, the markets for electricity and gas derivatives are in shambles, and this has left energy producers, distributors and users in a jam.
    Markets characterized by high fixed cost on the supply side and inflexibility on the demand side, are not well serviced by spot markets along.
    It should be extended to derivatives markets where there is even greater concern with the implications of large differences between market participants in the degree of financial sophistication.
    EH.Net Encyclopedia: The History of American Labor Market Institutions and Outcomes (9461 words)
    There were markets for temporary and seasonal agricultural laborers to supplement family labor supply, but in most parts of the country outside the South, families remained the dominant institution directing the allocation of farm labor.
    While market forces of entry and exit will force employers to adopt policies that are sufficient to attract the marginal worker (the one just indifferent between staying and leaving), less mobile workers may find that their interests are not adequately represented (Freeman and Medoff 1984).
    The existence of unemployment is one of the clearest indications of the persistent frictions that characterize labor markets.
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