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September 24th, 2017, 10:28 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Feb 2015 From: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States Posts: 1 Thanks: 0 Math Focus: Stats / Calc  Who is considered long in this forward
In the example of an oil company selling you oil delivered later at a forward price locked in today, which one is considered long the forward? I'm thinking that you're technically letting the oil company "borrow" the oil you would have otherwise bought so you're long? Since you also benefit from any increase in price? Also, For a future value I only want the Spot effective, so would I leave out any carry costs in determining a value of the future at some point t>0? Thanks 
October 23rd, 2017, 03:55 PM  #2 
Math Team Joined: Jan 2015 From: Alabama Posts: 3,261 Thanks: 894 
"Which one is considered long the forward" makes no sense. It looks to me like you are confusing the concepts of "long" (or "short") with going "forward". They are not at all the same.


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