CONTANGO Definition

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CONTANGO is the commission paid by a buyer for the postponement of a transaction on a stock exchange when prices for future delivery are higher than those for cash or spot transactions. The opposite is backwardation.

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LCM RULE is an abbreviation for lower-of-cost-or-market rule. LCM requires that an asset be reported on the financial statements at the lower of purchase cost or market value.

USE TAX is a tax on the storing, using, consuming, and sometimes distributing tangible personal property or providing a taxable service, i.e. you will be subject to the use tax in the state where that event occurs.

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