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Strong basis

A relatively small difference between Cash prices and Futures prices. An investor who wants to protect against rising prices would prefer that the Basis weaken, thus increasing his/her unrealized gain. An investor who wants to protect against falling prices will prefer that the Basis strengthen, thus minimizing Unrealized loss.

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