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ICE Futures U.S. FCOJ
futures is the "youngest" traditional commodity futures market, but has been the primary hedging vehicle for the citrus industry since 1966. The price volatility of FCOJ underscores the necessity for the highly liquid marketplace that ICE Futures U.S. provides to market participants around the globe.

Though a number of factors such as processing capacity, dietary trends and consumer price sensitivity can impact the price of orange juice, the major factors in pricing has been and continues to be: weather. Hurricanes, frost or even drought conditions in Florida and Brazil - two major citrus producers - can have a major impact on the market.

Weather sensitivity, when combined with the competitive global juice and beverage market and a rapidly-changing supply and demand, makes the price of orange juice extremely volatile. Since the great majority of oranges grown in the U.S. are turned into frozen or fresh juice, the price of OJ is important. The ICE Futures U.S. FCOJ market provides critical risk management tools to an industry at extra risk when the wind blows or the frost forms.

FCOJ Futures & Options Brochure

Click on the link above to download a very informative .pdf brochure entitled "FCOJ Futures & Options". It was published by the New York Board of Trade. This is a must read guide for any novice or advanced trader considering an investment in the FCOJ commodity futures and options markets.

Click here to contact a licensed commodities broker with experience in the orange juice market.

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