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  1. Top 5 Wheat Stocks of 2016 (ADM, MON)

    There is limited exposure to pure plays in wheat for stock investors, but here are ...
  2. Are Hedge Funds Buying or Covering Shorts?

    The markets may be experiencing a short-covering rally as hedge funds and institutional ...
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    Learn how investors can use commodity mutual funds to diversify their portfolios, and discover why mutual funds may be less ...
  2. How do futures contracts roll over?

    Learn about why futures contracts are often rolled over into forward month contracts prior to expiration, and understand ...
  3. What does a futures contract cost?

    Learn about values of futures contracts and the initial margin a trader must place in an account to open a futures position, ...
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