Grain Contract Comparison Chart

Compare the features of ADM contracts to find which ones best fit your needs right now.

Automatic Execution

Futures Pricing Formula - Human Involvement

Early Price Out Available

Cash Now/Cash Later

Delivery

Futures Downside Risk Protection

You Set Basis

Cost

Notes

ADM Advantage Expert

Now if Delivered and Basis is Set
Flexible
$$
Human experts establish a futures reference price for your contract

Average Seasonal Price (ASP)

Now if Delivered and Basis is Set
Flexible
$
Mechanical formula establishes a futures reference price for your contract

1x2 Contract

Now if Delivered and Basis is Set
Flexible
$
You set the floor and ceiling parameters, then a mechanical formula establishes your futures reference price for 1x or 2x the initial contract quantity.

Price Daily

Now if Delivered and Basis is Set
Flexible
Optional
$ - $$$$
Mechanical formula establishes a futures reference price for your contract

Price Accumulator

Now if Delivered and Basis is Set
Flexible
Optional
$
Mechanical formula establishes a futures reference price for your contract

Price Max

Now if Delivered and Basis Set
Flexible
N/A
Receive a premium for your contracted grain in return for a conditional offer to sell a like quantity in the future

Price Point

Now if Delivered and Basis Set
Flexible
Optional
$ - $$$$
Mechanical formula for grain that is already priced, that allows participation in market developments based on your view of the market

Minimum Price

Now if Delivered and Basis is Set
Flexible
$ - $$$$
A variety of available minimum price strategies can accommodate your view of the markets

Basis

N/A
N/A
Now if Delivered
Flexible
N/A
You set the basis only and decide when to establish your futures reference price

Hedge-to-Arrive

N/A
Later
Later
$$
You set the futures reference price only and wait to establish your basis until later

Spot

N/A
Now
Now
N/A
Immediate sale of grain upon delivery at the current market price

Cash

N/A
Now if Delivered and Basis is Set
Flexible
N/A
Nearby or future cash price determined for a specific delivery period

Forward Contract

N/A
Now if Delivered and Basis is Set
Flexible
N/A
Nearby or future cash price determined for a specific delivery period

Storage

N/A
Later
Now
$$$
Storage fees apply to allow a price to be determined at a later date; seller maintains beneficial interest in the grain.

Deferred Pricing (DP)

N/A
Later
Now
$ - $$$$
Fees apply to allow a price to be determined at a later date; buyer takes beneficial interest

This information is intended to be a guide for selecting the type of grain sales you may consider and is believed to be correct. Not every situation can be accounted for in this diagram. ADM is not responsible for inaccurate or incomplete information or special circumstances. All information is subject to local policies. Subject to terms and conditions of ADM-provided contracts. Please see contract for details.

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