Forward cover

Definition:

The purchase in the cash market of the difference between what you are obligated to deliver in a forward contract and the amount of the asset you own. For example, if you agreed to sell 100,000 bushels of corn in September in a forward contract, but you only have 60,000, you need to purchase 40,000 to cover your obligation.

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Cost of limited partner capital

The discount rate that equates the after-tax inflows with outflows for capital raised from limited partners.

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