The USDA purposefully releases its planting intentions report at the end of March to give the markets some time to react and “nudge” farmers into switching acres around so that the United States doesn’t end up with too many corn or too many bean acres.
In December of last year, the Fed announced intentions to begin tapering its monthly bond purchasing program, with the hope of ending Quantitative Easing (QE) altogether by late fall of 2014. We initially saw the long end of the Treasury curve moving lower
Binaries are much simpler than futures or traditional options because every contract will settle at either zero or $100. Money management is simple because there is no leverage involved — each contract is fully margined.