Agricultural futures are the oldest futures listed in the market. Over the years, agricultural futures have been one of the mainstream products in the international futures market. trading varieties. There are various types of products in agricultural futures, and agricultural futures have become the core of the related industrial chain in the world’s agricultural production, circulation and consumption.
AETOS provides popular agricultural futures contracts including corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton (No.2), Coffee C, sugar (No.11), cocoa, soybean oil and live cattle.
Soybeans are important grain and oil used agricultural products, and as one of the main raw materials worldwide. Besides using as forage for livestocks, refined edible oil, soybeans are also widely used in the process of manufacturing plastics, solvents, industrial and household goods. Over the years, soybeans have always been ranking first in the world over all kinds of oilseeds. Currently, USA is the world's largest soybean producing country. Soybeans are also one of the world's most active trading commodity items.
- Weather conditions
changes in weather conditions will directly affect the crop yields
- Seasonal factors
Cyclical production of agricultural products affects the price of agricultural futures
- Cost-benefit of the produce
Cost-benefit situation will affect the decisions of production scale for the upcoming year among the producers
- Financial and monetary factors
Interest rates and exchange rate fluctuations often cause the fluctuations o n the quotes of commodity futures
- Government policies including import and export tariffs
Government Incentives will stimulate production and thus driving down the prices, and vice versa