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CME's Longer Hours Spur Volatile Prices
Thu Aug 15, 2013 05:32 PM CDT

(Dow Jones) -- Longer trading hours in the U.S. corn futures market have exposed the market to more-violent price swings, according to research by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Exchange operator CME Group Inc.'s controversial move last year to lengthen the trading day for its benchmark agricultural markets has led to "brief shocks" to prices around the release of key U.S. government crop reports, which previously came out when markets were closed, according to the Kansas City Fed paper.

CME's move to extend grain-trading hours in June 2012 ignited protests among agribusiness companies and floor traders, who feared ...

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