Rapeseed futures are standardized, exchange-traded contracts in which the contract buyer agrees to take delivery, from the seller, a specific quantity of rapeseed (eg. 50 tonnes) at a predetermined price on a future delivery date.
You can trade Rapeseed futures at NYSE Euronext (Euronext).
Euronext Rapeseed futures prices are quoted in dollars and cents per metric ton and are traded in lot sizes of 50 tonnes .
|Exchange & Product Name||Symbol||Contract Size||Initial Margin|
|Euronext Rapeseed Futures|
(Full Contract Spec)
|EUR 1,300 (approx. 9%)|
(Latest Margin Info)
Consumers and producers of rapeseed can manage rapeseed price risk by purchasing and selling rapeseed futures. Rapeseed producers can employ a short hedge to lock in a selling price for the rapeseed they produce while businesses that require rapeseed can utilize a long hedge to secure a purchase price for the commodity they need.
Rapeseed futures are also traded by speculators who assume the price risk that hedgers try to avoid in return for a chance to profit from favorable rapeseed price movement. Speculators buy rapeseed futures when they believe that rapeseed prices will go up. Conversely, they will sell rapeseed futures when they think that rapeseed prices will fall.
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