Commodity option

Mondo Visione  Aug 26  Comment 
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that it obtained more than $4.3 million in civil monetary penalties and equitable relief in an order against Saxon Financial Services Inc. (Saxon) of Atlanta, Ga., charged by the...


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A commodity option gives the buyer the right but not the obligation to buy or sell a certain quantity of that commodity at a particular price after a particular period of time. These futures and options can in turn, be traded on secondary markets.

For example: one might buy a future from a trader on the CBOT (a Commodity exchange) which gives me the right but not the obligation to sell 2 bushels of wheat on 11th December, 2008 at 1230$ per bushel.

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