NEWS
Short-Dated Options Take Off
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Fri Aug 2, 2013 08:07 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- More than 1 million short-dated new-crop options have traded since the products launched in 2012, making it one of CME Group's most popular agricultural product launches.

"I'm not sure if it's the quickest option contract to a million contracts that we've ever launched, but I imagine it probably is," said David Lehman, managing director of commodity research and development at CME.

Short-dated new-crop options (SDNCO) help farmers and elevators tailor price protection to the times they need it most while cutting down on premiums. A new-crop futures contract -- December corn, November soybeans, July wheat -- underlies ...

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