Down on the Farm

Anyone remotely following the agricultural commodity markets understands the double entendre of today's column. Although it will address trading opportunities in the ag space, they exist in large part because of the recent pummeling of prices in the grain, oilseed, fertilizer and farming equipment sectors of the market.

For those that don't directly trade commodity futures, there exist several exchange-traded instruments that offer exposure to various agricultural products. The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Agricultural Total Return Sub-Index ETN (JJA) is a popular choice for investors and traders looking for a broad basket of underlying exposure, ranging from about 35% soybean-related products to a combined 20% in sugar and coffee (softs). ...547 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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