Harvesting Soybean Meal's Seasonal Trend

Last week we turned our attention to the soybean market, but this week we are looking at a by-product; soybean meal. Soybean meal, known simply "meal" or "bean meal" in the commodity trading community, is what is left over from the extraction of oil from whole soybeans. Soybean meal is used in food and animal feed.

In the world of futures trading, soybean meal is considered a more conservative method of speculating on the soybean market. Meal futures come with lower margin requirements and generally see less volatility. That said, futures and options trading in any manner isn't for the faint of heart. Speculators are better served decreasing leverage and, therefore, account balance volatility via funding in excess of minimum margin requirements and utilizing options as hedging vehicles....615 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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