Soft commodities risk management: navigate sugar markets with StoneX
Our softs division offers price-risk management solutions in sugar through consultants who speak a wide range of languages, including English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Why choose StoneX?
StoneX is more than a service provider or sugar broker – we are your partner. Our goal is to help offer the right solutions that propel your business forward and outperform the competition.
As a Fortune 100 company, we have over 80 offices around the world across six continents, including locations in Miami, Brazil, Colombia, London & Singapore.
Price-risk management expertise
Experience a full set of tools to manage your price-risk, from exchange-traded sugar futures and options to currency price-risk management and trade financing.
We go out in the field to talk directly with sugar producers and co-ops, importers, and end users about their businesses.
The StoneX difference
Deep fundamental knowledge
Our risk management consultants are out in the field, talking to growers, co-ops, importers, processors, and wholesalers about the issues their businesses are facing. This gives us a deep understanding of the fundamental issues impacting industry participants and helps us to deliver risk management solutions customized to their unique needs.
Commodity price-risk management expertise
Our consultants are experts in commodity price-risk management. They work with customers to identify and quantify their price-risk. The consultants then help customers select and employ the best tools to manage that risk. This includes exchange-traded futures and options, cash and forward-market contracts, and customized over-the-counter products.**
As a global leader in commodity and financial services, StoneX can offer customers a broad array of solutions to meet their diverse needs, including currency price-risk management and trade finance.
Sugar prices can be impacted by a wide range of factors, but StoneX helps mills, refineries, exporters/importers, and food and beverage companies to manage their risk and navigate the sugar market.
Sugar mills & refineries
Food & beverage companies
Are you a sugar producer, importer/exporter, trader or end user? We can help.
Get in touch with StoneX – we’re ready to assist you.
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What are sugar futures?
Sugar futures are standardized, exchange-traded contracts in which the contract buyer agrees to take delivery, from the seller, a specific quantity of sugar at a predetermined price on a future delivery date. Sugar futures are a popular way to trade sugar, as they enable market participants to manage price risk, and consumers and producers trade sugar futures to secure selling or purchase prices. Futures are the most popular way of trading sugar if you want to invest in the physical commodity, offering high liquidity and volatility.
How to trade sugar futures?
ICE offers two sugar contracts: one that trades into 112,000 pounds of world sugar #11 (the benchmark for raw sugar worldwide) and the white sugar #5 futures contract that trades into 50 tones (the global benchmark for the pricing of physical white sugar). Both are traded globally on the ICE electronic trading platform. The world sugar #11 contract has four expiration months: March, May, July, and October; while the white sugar #5 futures contract has five expiration months: March, May, August, October, and December. Futures are derivative instruments that can be added to a comprehensive risk management strategy, while also allowing speculators to make leveraged bets on commodity prices. To trade in futures, traders need a high level of sophistication, given the impact of factors such as storage costs and interest rates on pricing.
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The trading of commodities and derivatives such as futures, options, and swaps involves substantial risk of loss and may not be suitable for all investors. Advisory services as well as the trading of futures and options is available through various subsidiaries of StoneX Group Inc. including but not limited to the FCM Division of StoneX Financial Inc. Public Disclosures for the FCM Division of StoneX Financial Inc. The trading of over-the-counter products or swaps is available through subsidiary StoneX Markets LLC to individuals or firms who qualify under CFTC rules as an eligible contract participant. Please click here for the full disclaimer.
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