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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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