Cash Flow

A payment that has been, or will need to be paid, on a particular date


Every trade creates one or more cash flows, which represent the payments that will be made:

For deliveries made - often at periodic intervals (e.g. weekly)

For fees, including broker and execution fees, and fees incurred in transportation, storage and inspection of commodities

In general the payment date of all cash flows should be known in advance, the amount of the payment may be fixed or based on one or more index, or be calculated form a formula based on a set of observables, underliers, or other factors

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