# The spot price of a widget is $70.00 per unit. Forward prices for 3, 6, 9, and 12 months are $70.70, $71.41, $72.13, and $72.86. Assuming a 5% continuously compounded annual risk-free rate, what are the annualized lease rates for each maturity? Is this an example of contango or backwardation?

The spot price of a widget is $70.00 per unit. Forward prices for 3, 6, 9, and 12 months are $70.70, $71.41, $72.13, and $72.86. Assuming a 5% continuously compounded annual risk-free rate, what are the annualized lease rates for each maturity? Is this an example of contango or backwardation?

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