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plural contangos or contangoes
: premium or interest paid on a fixed day on the London stock exchange by a buyer to the seller to be allowed to defer payment until a future settlement compare backwardation


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intransitive verb

: to allow deferment of payment of the purchase price of stocks in consideration of a contango

Word History



perhaps alteration of continue

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“Contango.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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