Agricultural Futures and Options

A Guide to Using North American and European Markets

Edited by

  • Richard Duncan, formerly Cargill Group

Agricultural futures and options has been written for the potential and actual users of agricultural futures markets but should also provide a useful introduction to the more academic students of the subject.

Divided into three parts, the first examines the North American markets with chapters on Chicago, definitions, hedgers, commodity trading advisors, options, New York and the Winnipeg community.

Part 2's study of the European markets looks at soft commodities and the London Fox, the London Grain Futures Market, meat futures, potato futures and soya bean meal futures.

Investing and investor protection is the subject of part 3. Guidelines are provided for opening and servicing an account and a further chapter deals with regulation.
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Users of agricultural futures markets


Book information

  • Published: January 1992
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-85573-075-5

Table of Contents

Part 1 The North American markets: Introduction to the Chicago agricultural futures markets; Definitions; Hedgers; Commodity trading advisors; Options on agricultural futures; New York markets; The Winnipeg Commodity Exchange. Part 2 The European markets: Soft commodities and the London Fox; The London Grain Futures Market; Meat futures; Potato futures; Soyabean meal futures. Part 3 Investigator and investor protection: Opening and servicing an account from a United Kingdom viewpoint; Regulation.