Brian Grossman - Zaner Group, Ag Hedging - Thu Oct 27, 12:54PM CDT
In last week’s article I covered the mechanics of how short options work when used as a single trade position. However, they are often used in combination of futures as well as used to finance the purchasing cost of long options. They are a universal tool and can be of great benefit to... (full story)
Jack Scoville - The PRICE Futures Group - Thu Oct 27, 11:55AM CDT
DJ U.S. Export Sales: Weekly Sales Totals – Oct 27 For the week ended Oct 20, in thousand metric tons, except cotton in thousand running bales. Net changes in commitments are gross sales, less cancellations, buy-backs and other downward adjustments. Total commitments are total export... (full story)
Jack Scoville - The PRICE Futures Group - Thu Oct 27, 11:30AM CDT
COTTON General Comments: Cotton futures were higher in recovery trading. There did not seem to be much news to Support the market. US economic data was released yesterday and was considered positive news. The US Dollar showed some weakness during the session to help some traders to maintain . The... (full story)
By locking in a price now for a commodity to be delivered at some point in the future, futures markets permit buyers to secure insurance against future adverse price changes. In other words, futures markets supply a means for the mitigation of price risks. Futures charts track futures prices over time, and supply historical data that buyers and sellers can use to project where futures prices will be in the coming days or months. Frequently updated futures charts are a very useful tool for identifying pricing trends within a certain commodity.