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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Previously, Springer worked as an accountant and president for a Texas railcar company and managed agricultural futures at his father's financial services company.
Year to date, CME Group agricultural futures and options average daily volume has increased 23% to 1.6M contracts per day.
Electronic trading platform CME Group Thursday reported a record 3,002,818 agricultural futures and options contracts, surpassing the 3m milestone for the first time in company history.
It is important to recognize that the history of agricultural futures markets is inexorably bound up with the cycles of agricultural prices.
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.
The Eurex offering currently comprises six agricultural futures on butter, skimmed milk powder and whey powder, European processing potatoes, as well as hogs and piglets.
Holt, "Market Efficiency in Agricultural Futures Markets", Applied Economics 34, no.

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