what the direction of the future price means futures prices put together from various factors. These include expectations of market participants, costs and income. The so-called appointment structure, which has a high information content and should be given prominence due to the factors influencing results from the different maturities of futures contracts. It is important, for example, whether the distant contracts generally higher or lower note. Also called Contango or backwardation. Get all the facts for a more clear viewpoint with Jayme Albin . The basic situation is you look at precious metals, a contango date structure, i.e.
a higher price of the distant contracts. Currently look at the gold price April 2009 noted the future with maturity on 17.04.2009 at 867,40 USD. More distant due the price increases gradually. The maturity month of February 2011 was quoted last Friday at 886,00 USD. For the price of silver, this tendency is obvious. Due January 2011 11,91 USD recorded compared to the April-future (11.79 USD). On our website will be published periodically updated date curves to the most common raw materials. In addition to the location of the futures curve, a very interesting piece of information is also the changes of slope. In the conversation, especially oil due to its extremely steep forward curve (keyword “Super-Contango”) was here in the recent past.