Last trading day

Definition:

The final day under an exchange's rules during which trading may take place in a particular futures or options contract. Contracts outstanding at the end of the last trading day must be settled by delivery ofunderlying physical commodities or financial instruments, or by agreement for monetary settlement, depending futures contract specifications.

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Term of the Day

Deferred tax expense

A non-cash expense that provides a source of free cash flow. Amount allocated during the period to cover tax liabilities that have not yet been paid.

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