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Carrying charge

Carrying charge is a tautogram (all words start with the same letter). View more tautograms!

Definition of the noun carrying charge

What does carrying charge mean as a name of something?


  1. charge made for carrying an account or for merchandise sold on an installment plan
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic word: charge = the price charged for some article or service
  2. the opportunity cost of unproductive assets; the expense incurred by ownership
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonym of carrying charge: carrying cost
    • more generic term: opportunity cost = cost in terms of foregoing alternatives


Carrying charge a.k.a. The cost of carry or carrying charge is the cost of storing a physical commodity, such as grain or metals, over a period of time. The carrying charge includes insurance, storage and interest on the invested funds as well as other incidental costs. In interest rate futures markets, it refers to the differential between the yield on a cash instrument and the cost of the funds necessary to buy the instrument.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Alternative Investments (2008)

by Greg N. Gregoriou

Such a market is called carrying charge market, whereas in an inverted market the near contracts sell for more than far contracts. The last scenario arises when there is a tight supply and demand situation. For financial futures, such as futures ...

Google previewAn International Dictionary of Accounting and Taxation (2004)

Twelve Thousand Plus Entries on Accounting, Auditing and Taxation in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia by Guy Wanjialin

carrying charge <1> timber industry terms, cost incurred for fire protection, insect and disease control, property taxes, and other maintenance expense. <2> amount charged customers in transactions involving extension of ...

Google previewHarriman's Financial Dictionary (2007)

Over 2,600 Essential Financial Terms by Simon Briscoe, Jane Fuller

When futures prices for deferred contract maturities are higher than for nearby maturities, it is a carrying charge market. A full carrying charge market reimburses the owner of the physical commodity for its storage until the delivery date.

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

carrying charge 1.esp. Am. money added to the price of things bought by ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Banking and Finance

by Blackie

Carrying charge The cost incurred for keeping inventories, like cost incurred in storage, taxes and insurance. It is also known as holding cost. Carrying costs A group of business organizations which regulate production, pricing, and marketing ...

Google previewAeronautical Dictionary (2004)

With Emphasis on ATC Communications Terms by J. Deborah Balter

Carrying Charge - Cost of buying merchandise on time or on a charge account. Ex: There is a carrying charge of ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

carrying charge cartage carrying in womb gestation carrying load basket pannier carrying no stress atonic, unaccented carrying out doing, implementation , performing, pursuance carrying out the death sentence executing carrying weapons ...

Google previewDictionary of Finance and Investment Terms (2010)

CARRYING CHARGE Commodities: charge for carrying the actual commodity, including interest, storage, and insurance costs. Margin accounts: fee that a ...

Google previewDictionary of Finance and Investment Terms, 9th ed. (2014)

by John Downes, Jordan Goodman

CARRYING CHARGE Commodities: charge for carrying the actual commodity, including interest, storage, and insurance costs. Margin accounts: fee that a ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Business and Management (1987)

by Richard Lamming, John Bessant

carrying charge.

Google previewDictionary of Economics (2006)

by S.N. Chand

CARRYING CHARGE Charge which are associated with the storage of a commodity, e.g., warehouse charges insurance and other incidentals often including an interest charge and estimated values in respect of the loss or gain in weight.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety (1998)

by Jeanne Mager Stellman

qm, is the maximum charge o is the particle radius e, is the relative permittivity ond P = - Equation 5: Discharges from conductors The potential of an insulated conductor carrying charge 0 is given by V= Q/C and the stored energy by: •f potential ...

Google previewDictionary of Accounting (1985)

by Ralph W. Estes

carrying charge An amount periodically added to an outstanding balance, usually calculated as a ...

Google previewDictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy (2001)

by Richard A. Matzner

is spontaneously broken in the core, with the resulting Goldstone bosons carrying charge up and down the string .

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