Tag Team Options Trade: DOW

Jill: The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) manufactures and supplies chemical products used as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services worldwide. The Electronic and Functional Materials segment produces materials for mechanical planarization and materials for industrial applications. The Coatings and Infrastructure Solutions segment provides construction chemical solutions like insulation, house wrap, sealants, adhesive products and systems, as well as building and purification and separation technologies. The Agricultural Sciences segment offers crop protection and plant biotechnology products alongside urban pest management solutions. The Performance Materials segment produces materials for automotive systems, formulated systems, and oil and gas industrial applications. The Performance Plastics segment offers wire and cable insulation, semiconductive and jacketing compound solutions, and bio-based plasticizers. Lastly the Feedstocks and Energy segment provides raw material chemicals like ethylene and chlorine.

For those of you that follow my content, you know that the agricultural and fertilizer space is a key thesis for me in 2013 and one of my favorite areas to trade. (Here is more detail into my analysis from webinar with optionANIMAL back in March.) And, guess what? DOW and Monsanto (MON), one of my favorite names within the space, have entered into an agreement to create next generation of advanced weed and insect control technology in corn. Dow AgroSciences will license MON's Corn Rootworm III, a third-generation corn rootworm technology that controls the root-eating worms. On the other hand, Monsanto will license the use of Dow AgroSciences' new Enlist Weed Control System herbicide-tolerant trait in field corn. Monsanto will thus be the first licensee of the Enlist trait in corn. ...404 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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