Soybeans are one of the most traded commodities on the Chicago Board of Trade because they are easily grown and serve a number a uses. Initially, George Washington Carver saw that soybeans may be used as a substitute to cotton as the sole profit maker in the South, after which he discovered that they may be utilized to make plastic, paints, inks, varnishes, linoleum and even fuel. And you thought soybeans were only for making tofu and soy milk!
The increasing price of fuel products has made soybeans and their use as a fuel product more attractive to many investors. The potential for growth in the soybean futures and options industry is vast, especially with the discovery of new ways to make them useful complements to everyday things. Bio diesel fuels are primarily made from soybean oils, and because more consumers are turning to alternative sources of energy nowadays, it won’t be surprise when soybeans finally make it to list of the most-coveted commodities in the world.