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FUTURES CONTRACT Definition
FUTURES CONTRACT is an agreement to buy or sell a specific amount of a commodity or financial instrument at a specified price on a specified future date. Futures contracts are traded on a commodity exchange and used both for speculation and hedging.
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AUDIT OBJECTIVE is when in obtaining evidence in support of financial statement assertions, the auditor develops specific audit objectives in light of those assertions. For example, an objective related to the completeness assertion for inventory balances is that inventory quantities include all products, materials, and supplies on hand.
TRADE DISCOUNT is a producer discount given to retail trade members to assist them in increasing sales of the producers product.