CBOT Agriculture Futures and Options Feed

Futures exchanges offer traders a wealth of free commodity market information.  

Not only do they have access to well-respected grain futures market analysts and traders, but they have rather deep pockets to fund specific research reports that might not otherwise be possible. Grain futures traders of all skill levels and sizes, can benefit from exchange sponsored education.

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  1. Find quote vendor symbols by distributor, asset class or product name.

    This file contains the Quote Vendor Symbols for products listed by CME Group. Choose an Asset class from the tabs at the bottom first, or search by Product Name. In each Asset Class, derivatives products are listed out by name, and sorted by Select Distributors, with venue symbols for Open Outcry, ClearPort, and Globex, as applicable.

    Select Distributors:

    • Bloomberg
    • CQG
    • Thomson Reuters (IDN)
    • Thomson Reuters (TDN)
    • Telvent DTN, Inc
    • Interactive Data (eSignal Pro service)

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  2. View an update of Agricultural Options, including volatility curves, recent volume, options spreads, and more. 

  3. Industry experts Dave Hightower of The Hightower Report and Rich Nelson, Chief Strategist for Allendale, Inc., discuss trading opportunities in advance of the December 22 U.S. Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report.

  4. CME Group Livestock Futures and Options: Introduction to Underlying Market Fundamentals will provide basic information regarding the cattle and hog industries as well a fundamental economic framework for analyzing prices. The information is divided into two main sections. The first section provides general information on the cattle and hog industries and details the life cycle of each species from birth to slaughter. It also describes the different pricing mechanisms in each respective industry, and how prices are realized in the cash markets. The second section provides information on analytical tools used in price forecasts and discusses economic factors affecting the livestock industry. This section also assists the market participant in locating and understanding the various government livestock reports used in price forecasts.

    This publication provides a starting point for the potential trader to begin amassing knowledge. Each market participant must learn about other types and sources of pertinent information and how to use the information available. The emphasis here is on fundamental analysis; however, the novice trader may also want to explore technical analysis and discover the benefits it could add to trading. Some market participants prefer one technique over the other, while others utilize both types of analysis to enhance trading skills. The type or combination of techniques used is solely the preference of the individual.

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