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spot market

n. the open market where deals are made on the spot. (Securities markets.) Oil reached nearly fifty-five dollars a barrel on the spot market.
See also: market, spot
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The monthly DAT North American Freight Index reflects spot market freight availability on the DAT Network of load boards in the United States and Canada.
Under the new rules, power producers would be allowed to sell spare capacity on the spot market and receive prices determined on a day-to-day basis in accordance with specified market rules, the statement added.
Prabhat Singh, director, marketing of Gail, told Financial Chronicle that it would buy around 10-12 cargoes from the spot market to meet its target, though there could be a shortfall of few cargoes as fertiliser companies who have not got subsidies and power firms due to better rains have curtailed few purchases, said Singh.
Adnoc will likely continue to offer 10 ppm sulphur diesel in the spot market for next year, with the cargoes now fully meeting European specifications, the source added.
In 2011, there was a rapid increase in the amount of Qatari LNG exports sold on the spot market to around 28 percent of production, up from 9 percent in 2010.
One view is that derivatives securities increase volatility in the spot market due to more highly leveraged and speculative participants in the futures market.
The spot market price of Syrian Light in February averaged $58.
While the spot market has calmed somewhat, settling near $1.
As the trader said: "The surplus is hurting the contract positions as it is falling in price and hitting the spot market.
Many purchases and sales occur in spot markets, where there is no "pre-transfer" paper trail.
They deliberately and artificially made the spot market--the most volatile market--the primary market," explains Levin, who later adds, "I call them spot market pagans.
and Southern California Edison would sell off their generators to pay off debt and buy electricity from generators around the country on the spot market.
As rates for international bandwidth are in a constant state of flux, cost conscious buyers -- such as ISPs, small carriers, and corporates now have the ability to buy on a spot market without having to enter into long-term contracts with bandwidth suppliers.
For now, what's up for grabs is mainly the 20% of plastics materials purchased on the spot market, versus the 80% bought through contracts.
TRIGGER COMBINATIONS TYPICALLY LINK a financial index and a casualty event, such as an increase in the spot market price of electricity and an event that reduces electric power production capacity.