Welcome to the RJO Futures trading terms glossary. Within this glossary, you will find an expansive list of trading terms covering commodity, option, and futures trading terminology. Bookmark this section as a quick reference for definitions of trading terms as you browse the Internet and our site for more information on futures and options trading within the financial and commodities markets.


To Arrive Contract

Hedge To Arrive Contract – To arrive contract is a transaction providing for subsequent delivery within a stipulated time limit of a specific grade of a commodity. A hedge to arrive contract is often associated with commodities in the grain market of futures trading. Essentially a to arrive contract is an agreement to lock in the only the futures price portion of the contract. This is an agreement for a specific amount of a commodity to be delivered in the future for cash. The basis may be set at a later date, but it must take place before delivery of the contract.