forward-exchange contract

An agreement to purchase foreign exchange at a specified date in the future at an agreed exchange rate. In international trade, with floating rates of exchange, the forward-exchange market provides an important way of eliminating risk on future transactions that will require foreign exchange. See also financial futures; foreign-exchange market

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