Delivery Instrument

A document that, during the delivery of the futures contract, stands in lieu of the physical asset underlying the contract.

Delivery instruments can include warehouse receipts, shipping certificates, and vault receipts. These all are more transferable than physical commodities, and provide investors with a more efficient method of settlement.


Investment dictionary. . 2012.

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  • delivery — The act by which the res or substance thereof is placed within the actual or constructive possession or control of another. Poor v. American Locomotive Co., C.C.A.I11., 67 F.2d 626, 630. What constitutes delivery depends largely on the intent of… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • delivery of insurance policy — An insurance policy becomes effective as by the delivery of the instrument where it appears that there is an intention to part with the control of the instrument and to place it in the possession or control of the insured, or some person acting… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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