CORN FUTURES CHARTS
One of the major financial hubs in the world of investment is the futures market. Extremely complex by nature, it is usually used for physical commodities. The futures market is an auction market which trades in future contracts which are to be delivered on a specified future date.
Commodities, such as corn, are traded in the global markets in the form of futures. The layman definition of a future contract is that it is a contractual agreement, which is standardized and initiates a future exchange to buy or sell specified quantities of a particular commodity,at pre-determined prices in the future. This trade exchange applies the concept of hedging which means protecting against risk.
Corn future contract or corn futures charts can be traded at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), NYSE Euronext (Euronext) and Tokyo grain Exchange (TGE). Another point of import is that these prices are not just decided randomly, the price trends are taken from corn future charts and help in setting the finalized price for the contract.
Futures Charts are charts which tracks the prices in the futures market, which includes both financial securities and commodities. The necessity of the existence of this chart is thus that when the price of corn is agreed upon by the buyers and sellers and it is fixed, as time goes by, the price of the futures contract fluctuates due to various factors and what the current price should be varies over time. So, to keep track of whether the seller is making a profit or loss or whether the buyer is, these price changes have to be tracked and noted. These varying price trends are also used by speculators to determine whether to invest in corn or not.
Corn futures charts are available on various websites and are updated on a near daily basis as the price moves up and down. Any increase or decrease in price that is indicated immediately affects the accounts of the buyer or seller. Thus, one day they are making a profit and the next day, they might be making a loss.
Markets are versatile and whilst speculators try to analyze the price trend, the influence of various outside factors cannot always be measures or calculated. Thus, the futures market for commodities, especially for a consumable commodity such as grain on which the unpredictable weather has a tremendous effect is always uncertain. After all, without risk there is no return.