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As per the normal review of market volatility to ensure adequate collateral coverage, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc., Clearing House Risk Management staff approved the performance bond requirements for the following products listed below.

The rates will be effective after the close of business on

Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

Current rates as of:

Monday, November 10, 2014.

In this current advisory there are changes to the Short Option Minimum and/or the Volatility Scan Range. Below are descriptions of what each change affects:

The Short Option Minimum (SOM) is a charge that is applied only to portfolios concentrated in short options that do not generate a minimum margin requirement level when margins are calculated using the normal 16 SPAN scenarios. The SOM charge per short calls or short puts is a percentage of the outright margin on one underlying futures contract.

The volatility scan range is the change in implied volatility that is used in each of SPAN’s 16 scenarios.

For the full text of this advisory, please click here.

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Agrimoney.com

Soybean futures typically trade higher the sessions before and after Thanksgiving. But they open weak this time. Wheat fares a little better

Breaking Agri News

Strong winds on Monday scoured land in Ontario’s southwest and damaged some corn crops

The Progressive Farmer

The price of Kansas farmland is booming even in regions of the state that were hit hard by severe drought this growing season, the Garden City Telegram reported on Tuesday. According to the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, the value of non-irrigated Kansas farm land rose 20% this year, irrigated farm land climbed 15% and ranch land increased 12% in value.

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