Options Strategies in Grain

Across the grains complex options strategies are heavily utilized by both hedgers and liquidity providers in a multitude of approaches. Options can provide cost-effective directional coverage and allow for flexibility. Within options, the growth and proliferation of option spread strategies has grown steadily, today accounting for just over 50% of all grain options volume executed at CME Group. Since the migration to CME Globex in 2012, electronically executed option spread strategies have grown over 2,200%.