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Settlement in derivatives markets takes place when a transaction is finalized between a [[buyer]] and a [[seller]] upon the contract's maturity at a price  determined after regular trading hours. It usually takes place at the official daily closing prices of a [[futures contract]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.cme.com/glossary/S.html|name=Glossary of Terms|org=CME|date=March 1, 2008}}</ref> Settlement isn't common in derivatives markets, since most traders exit positions and most contracts are traded out before maturity.
 
Settlement in derivatives markets takes place when a transaction is finalized between a [[buyer]] and a [[seller]] upon the contract's maturity at a price  determined after regular trading hours. It usually takes place at the official daily closing prices of a [[futures contract]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.cme.com/glossary/S.html|name=Glossary of Terms|org=CME|date=March 1, 2008}}</ref> Settlement isn't common in derivatives markets, since most traders exit positions and most contracts are traded out before maturity.
  
[[Cash settlement]] is the most widespread form of settling derivatives contracts like futures and [[options]]. It involves closing out the position on maturity by receiving or paying cash rather than by physical delivery of the underlying financial instrument or commodity. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.glossary.reuters.com/index.php/Reuters_Financial_Glossary:Community_Portal|name=Glossary|org=Reuters|date=March 1, 2008}}</ref> [[Physical delivery]], by contrast, means the investors physically takes possession of the underlying [[asset]] on maturity.  
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[[Cash settlement]] is the most widespread form of settling derivatives contracts like [[futures]] and [[options]]. It involves closing out the position on [[maturity]] by receiving or paying cash. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.glossary.reuters.com/index.php/Reuters_Financial_Glossary:Community_Portal|name=Glossary|org=Reuters|date=March 1, 2008}}</ref> [[Physical delivery]], by contrast, means the investors physically takes possession of the underlying [[asset]] on maturity.  
  
  

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Settlement in derivatives markets takes place when a transaction is finalized between a buyer and a seller upon the contract's maturity at a price determined after regular trading hours. It usually takes place at the official daily closing prices of a futures contract.[1] Settlement isn't common in derivatives markets, since most traders exit positions and most contracts are traded out before maturity.

Cash settlement is the most widespread form of settling derivatives contracts like futures and options. It involves closing out the position on maturity by receiving or paying cash. [2] Physical delivery, by contrast, means the investors physically takes possession of the underlying asset on maturity.


References

  1. Glossary of Terms. CME.
  2. Glossary. Reuters.