Job Lot

Job Lot
A futures contract with a minimum trading unit smaller than the levels required in regular contracts.

Job lot contracts create a market for smaller participants wishing to enter into futures contracts. For example, western barley future contracts trade in 100 tonne board or round lots and 20 tonne job lots.


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  • job lot — ➔ lot * * * job lot UK US noun [C] UK INFORMAL ► COMMERCE a collection of several things which are bought or sold as a group, usually at a cheap price: a job lot of sth »He bought a job lot of computers at a bargain price. ► FINANCE, STOCK MARKET …   Financial and business terms

  • Job lot — Job Job (j[o^]b), n. [Prov. E. job, gob, n., a small piece of wood, v., to stab, strike; cf. E. gob, gobbet; perh. influenced by E. chop to cut off, to mince. See {Gob}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sudden thrust or stab; a jab. [1913 Webster] 2. A piece …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • job lot — job lots N COUNT A job lot is a number of cheap things of low quality which are sold together, for example in auctions or second hand shops. I was lucky to get it as part of a job lot at a sale …   English dictionary

  • job lot — noun count several separate things that are sold or accepted together …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • job lot — job′ lot n. 1) bus a large, often assorted quantity of goods sold or handled as a single transaction 2) a miscellaneous collection; quantity of odds and ends • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • job lot — ► NOUN ▪ a batch of articles sold or bought at one time, especially at a discount …   English terms dictionary

  • job lot — n. 1. an assortment of goods for sale as one quantity 2. any random assortment, esp. when of inferior quality …   English World dictionary

  • job lot — noun a miscellaneous collection of things sold together (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑collection, ↑aggregation, ↑accumulation, ↑assemblage * * * noun 1. a. : a miscellaneous collection o …   Useful english dictionary

  • job lot — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms job lot : singular job lot plural job lots several separate things that are sold or accepted together …   English dictionary

  • job lot — /dʒɒb ˈlɒt / (say job lot) noun 1. any large lot of goods handled by a jobber. 2. a miscellaneous quantity of goods. 3. any miscellaneous lot, usually of no great value …  

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