Introduction to CME Agricultural Complex

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Presentation Overview
This narrated slide tutorial, with photo illustrations and graphics, provides a basic overview of the function and purpose of agricultural futures markets.

Topics Covered

  • Primary functions of the futures markets:
    • Price discovery
    • Price risk management, also called hedging

  • Agricultural market participants
    • Who are the hedgers?
    • Who are the speculators?

  • Market liquidity
    • What liquidity is
    • Why it is important

  • Price relationships between the cash markets and futures markets
  • Types of agricultural futures contracts
  • Benefits of CME Group’s agricultural products
  • Additional Resources

Approximately 23 minutes. Developed by CME Group.