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Glossary Term: DELIVERY

Definition(s) for DELIVERY:


1. ) may refer to any of the following: 1) the transfer of the security to an investor's broker in order to satisfy an executed sell order. Delivery is required by the settlement date. 2) the transfer of a specified commodity in order to meet the requirements of a commodity contract that has been sold.

2. ) Transfer of the cash commodity from the seller of futures contract to the buyer of a futures contract.

3. ) The process of satisfying an equity call assignment or an equity put exercise. In either case, stock is delivered. For futures, the process of transferring the physical commodity from the seller of the futures contract to the buyer. Equivalent delivery refers to a situation in which delivery may be made in any of various, similar entities that are equivalent to each other (for example, Treasury bonds with differing coupon rates).

4. ) The process of meeting the terms of a written option contract when notification of assignment has been received. In the case of a short equity call, the writer must deliver stock and in return receives cash for the stock sold. In the case of a short equity put, the writer pays cash and in return receives the stock.


See Also:
BAD DELIVERY, DELIVERY FLOAT, FORWARD DELIVERY, GOOD DELIVERY, SPOT DELIVERY, CASH ON DELIVERY (COD), DELAYED SETTLEMENT OR DELIVERY, OVERNIGHT DELIVERY RISK, INITIAL DELIVERY, ORIGINAL DELIVERY, DEFERRED(DELIVERY) MONTH, DELIVERY MONTH, DELIVERY POINTS, NEARBY (DELIVERY) MONTH, GOOD DELIVERY, REGULAR WAY DELIVERY


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