Pork Bellies


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Pork Bellies

Futures contracts involving pork-related commodities. Pork bellies are a staple in many diversified portfolios, especially before summer, when pork products are in the highest demand. The term comes from the fact that American-style bacon is made from the underside of a pig. Due to religious prohibitions, Islamic finance forbids pork bellies and other pork-based trades.
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And wholesale prices for fresh pork bellies, from which bacon is made, have flirted with the 80-cent-a-pound mark.
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Here in the land of cornfields and pork bellies, presidential candidates dance to the tune of farmers or risk offending a powerful political force.