Grain TV by Grain Hedge
Grain TV is a daily recap after the market close, providing opinions on fundamental analysis of market direction, influences and expectations. This daily program is produced by Grain Hedge, a discount brokerage firm that provides farmers and elevators with agricultural intelligence including live market quotes, cash bid data, the Grain Hedge Optimizer™ and mobile trading platforms, all for $7 commission per side. Grain Hedge provides tools to allow farmers the ability to trade when the markets move without having to wait for a broker and the information to execute a marketing strategy with confidence.
CBOT Grain Futures Only Moving To 21 Hour Trade Day
May 17, 2012
In response to "significant feedback" from producers, ranchers, commercial traders, and end-users, the CME group has scrapped plans to go to a 22 hour trade day. Their new plan to remain competitive with the ICE exchange's CBOT based contracts is a 21 hour trade day with a market close between 2:00PM and 5:00PM CST.
(full text of the announcement here)
For producers that want direct market access to CBOT grain futures when a traditional broker might not be available, it might be time to start looking at electronic trading platforms. At Grain Hedge we a have a great one, and many producers are starting to make the switch so they can place hedges and follow the markets - whenever the markets are open.
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