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3 Reasons You Should Trade Grains Futures Now

Posted by TopstepTrader on June 10, 2018

Sometimes it is easy for traders to forget the original purpose of futures contracts — and instead focus on them as a means to speculate and generate income. But the first standardized futures contracts evolved as a means by which hedgers could lock in prices. 

That's why the first U.S. futures contract was Corn ($ZC), followed shortly by Wheat ($ZW) and Soybeans ($ZS). 

If you haven't ever considered the grains markets as a place for trading opportunities, now is a good time to rethink that.  While summer is traditionally slower for other markets (though we think that may not be the case this year), it is a time when grains markets thrive. Here are three reasons why.

This is the first article in a 3-part series on the grains markets. 

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Topics: Trading Basics, Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Grains Futures

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