Now In Season:
Grain Trading Opportunities

As summer months heat up, so do the futures and options markets for Corn, Soybeans and Chicago Wheat. Volatility from the weather markets impacts the Wheat, Corn and Soybean growing seasons, and changes harvest projections to create new and exciting opportunities.

Find the resources you need to learn about and trade these global benchmarks.

Get to Know Grains

CBOT Corn futures and options are the world’s most actively traded grain contracts. Underlying crops are in the growing season during the summer months.
CBOT Soybean futures and options are the second most actively traded grains market at CME Group. Underlying crops are in the growing season during summer months.
CBOT Chicago Soft Red Winter Wheat futures and options are widely followed as the global wheat benchmark. Underlying new crop delivers in the July contract month.


SPREADING THE GRAIN MARKETS

How might one take advantage of grain market volatility during the summer? Check out these trading opportunities in Soybeans, Corn and Wheat.

"Spread the Difference" - January/August Soybean Spread
"Winter is Coming" - December KC Wheat / November Soybean Spread
Early Harvest Opportunities - September KC Wheat/September Corn - Chart

PRODUCT HEATMAPS

At a glance, see which markets are most active and in what direction they are trading from the previous day’s settlement price.





Percent Move on the Day

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EDUCATION ON THE GRAIN MARKETS

Gain an understanding of the fundamentals that affect supply and demand in the grain and oilseed markets.
As with all goods and services, the price of grain and oilseed products is determined by the intersection of supply and demand, which are affected by many factors.
As the world’s largest source of animal protein feed, and the second largest source of vegetable oil, soybeans are one of the most important crops around the globe.
This tool provides statistics about the option and compares it to the prior week (such as volatility, risk reversal prices, open interest, put/call ratios, and more).
CME Group provides a wide array of liquid Agricultural options products that offer flexibility for effective risk management, as well as a multitude of trading opportunities.
Wheat has been cultivated around the world for more than seven centuries, and sustains more of the world’s population than any other grain.