Short-Dated New Crop Options
Manage the risk of growing season at a lower cost
Short-dated new crop options (SDNC) control the length of time and premium you pay for options based on new crop futures. It’s a cost-effective way to take a position in new crop futures contracts due to reduced time. Customize exposure on the crop cycle you want, and hedge a lower cost “window”.
|Short-Dated New Crop Option||Underlying Futures||Strike Price Intervals||Contract Months|
|Corn||December||Strike Price Listing and Exercise Procedures Table||October thru September|
|Soybeans||November||Strike Price Listing and Exercise Procedures Table||October thru September|
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CME Group provides free pricing and analytical tools developed by QuikStrike that traders can use to generate trade ideas. Follow these tools to get the full picture of how you can use Short-Dated New Crop options in your day-to-day trading.
Option Expiration Calendar
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Test out how your Short-Dated New Crop options strategy will perform based on hypothetical underlying price scenarios with the Strategy Simulator.
Generate fair value prices and Greeks for Short-Dated New Crop options.
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