Advantage Futures

Non-Standard AG Options Toolkit

CME Group Non-Standard Agricultural Options provide traders with more opportunities around high impact events and increased precision and flexibility in managing existing option positions.

Key Benefits:

  • Offer lower premiums due to reduced time value
  • Allow flexibility in hedging and managing existing option positions
  • Create new opportunities to trade around high impact economic events

Features:

Weekly Options

  • Three expirations listed at a time
  • Expire every Friday that is not also a standard or serial option expiration – if Friday is a holiday (such as 4th of July) option expires on Thursday
  • Same minimum tick sizes as standard and serial options
  • Trade via open outcry and electronically on CME Globex

Short-Dated New Crop Options

  • Underlying futures contracts are December Corn, November Soybeans and July KC HRW and Chicago Soft Red Winter (SRW) Wheat
  • Four contract months listed for Corn and Soybeans, and three contract months listed for KC HRW and Chicago SRW Wheat
  • Same minimum tick sizes as standard and serial options
  • Trade via open outcry and electronically on CME Globex

Product Basics

 Weekly Options

Short-Dated New Crop Options

Strategy & Research Papers

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