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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
A futures market in which nearby month contracts are selling at higher prices than those of deferred months; except for an interest rate futures market, which is inverted when distant contracts are at a premium to near month contracts.
In the context of options and futures, this is when the current (or short-term) contract prices are higher than the long-term contracts.
A futures market in which the nearer months are selling at price premiums to the more-distant months. Related: Premium.