## On the Innovation of Forward Contracts |

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### Contents

THE BASIC MODEL | 12 |

GENERALIZATION TO INCLUDE RISK NEUTRAL | 29 |

THE DESIGN OF MULTIPLE CONTRACTS | 40 |

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