Market Terms

We don't know everything about the markets.  We're just devoted to learners.  Taken from those smarter than ourselves, here's how we define Contango.

A situation that arises when speculators are willing to pay a futures price that is greater than the expected price of that commodity at the same future point.  This is also referred to as a “normal market” or a “carrying-cost market.”  The opposite of a contango situation is “backwardation,” when the futures price is below the expected future cost.