Agricultural Futures

Agricultural Futures

Futures contracts in which the underlying assets come from the raising of crops and/or animals. That is, the underlying asset of an agricultural futures contract may be a direct product of the earth, such as corn or beef, or a derivative, such as high fructose corn syrup. Agricultural futures are among the most important futures contracts that are traded.
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Thus, the study of agricultural futures markets contributes to its organization and efficiency, and is beneficial to farmers, market participants, policymakers, and other agents operating in the industry.
And cattle, corn, hogs, milk, and the other staples that drive the agricultural futures markets.
ZAMACE has now positioned itself to offer an agricultural futures market for Zambian commodities in association with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Benchmark agricultural futures had drifted downward for most of H1 until the final day when the $A slashed planting and production forecasts.
We are very pleased with the development of Eurex s agricultural futures over the last years.
The Dubai GolD anD CommoDities exchange (DGCX) plans to launch next year a spot gold contract, and energy, plastics and agricultural futures as part of plans to diversify its product offerings and asset classes, its Ceo said.
7 per cent stake in India's agricultural futures exchange -- National Commodity and Derivative Exchange Limited (NCDEX), according to a newspaper report.
In agricultural futures trading, wheat for July delivery was little changed at $7.
MODESTLY POSITIVE Commodities staged one of their broadest rallies of the year on Wednesday with oil, metals and agricultural futures all rising but they were mixed again as trading began to pick up.
Pricing pressure could be further exacerbated by a continuing trend towards using food crops as biofuels, speculative activity in agricultural futures market and growing demand driven by increasing affluence in some developing countries.
We are pleased to have signed this MoU with DCE which is one of the three largest agricultural futures exchanges in the world," said Gary Anderson, CEO of DGCX.

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