- Defining Commodities
- Commodity Markets - Types of Commodities
- Commodity Traders and Future Value
- Types of Markets for Commodity Trading
- Commodity Markets: Price Discovery, Price Risk Management and Regulation
- Regulation of Commodity Markets
- What is Contango?
- What is Backwardation?
- Backwardation and Contango

# Backwardation and Contango

This video provides a quick review of the concept of contango and backwardation. These two are opposite of each other.

A market is said to be in Backwardation, when the prices of a futures contract is trading below the expected spot prices at the contract maturity.

A market is said to be in Contango, when the price of a futures contract is above the expected spot price.

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