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  1. backwardation(Noun)

    fee paid by a seller on settlement day either to the buyer or to a third party who lends stock, when the seller wishes to defer settlement until the next settlement day.

    1991: gold has never gone into backwardation in any currency uE000195444uE001 Reginald H. Howe, The Golden Sextant

  2. backwardation(Noun)

    The situation in a futures market where prices for future delivery are lower than prices for immediate (or nearer) delivery. Generally arising from a near-term shortage of a commodity.

    1991: gold has never gone into backwardation in any currency uE000195444uE001 Reginald H. Howe, The Golden Sextant

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  1. Backwardation(noun)

    the seller's postponement of delivery of stock or shares, with the consent of the buyer, upon payment of a premium to the latter; -- also, the premium so paid. See Contango

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