History[ edit ] Commodity-based money and commodity markets in a crude early form are believed to have originated in Sumer between BC and BC. Sumerians first used clay tokens sealed in a clay vessel, then clay writing tablets to represent the amount—for example, the number of goats, to be delivered. Early civilizations variously used pigs, rare seashells, or other items as commodity money.
Login About Commodity Challenge is an online grain trading game, featuring real-time cash, futures and options quotes for corn, soybeans and wheat. This opportunity to learn about commodity markets and pricing tools has reached over 20, ag students and farmers in 29 states and 6 countries.
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Simply send an email with game start and end dates to Edward Usset at usset umn. Major Supporter Why play Commodity Challenge? Grain marketing strategies are complex and difficult to teach. With its competitive and fun game environment, Commodity Challenge is a hands-on opportunity to learn about risk management and marketing strategies.
Rather than discuss the pros and cons of futures and options pricing strategies, Commodity Challenge gives players the opportunity to put these tools to work in real time.
Instead of explaining the benefits of a grain marketing plan, Commodity Challenge gives producers the chance to experiment with a plan in real time. Other online trading games feature a speculative approach to the markets — "buy low and sell high. Our game features real-time cash quotes from thousands of local markets from all corners of the country.
Rather than play the role of a speculator, every participant in Commodity Challenge plays the role of a grain producer. Rather than address the speculators need to buy low and sell high, participants accept the challenge of marketing agricultural products and learning to manage price risks.
Thanks to support from the CHS Foundationthe mobile-friendly version of the site was released in December, If you are interested in learning more about Commodity Challenge or have specific questions or inquiries about Commodity Challenge, please send an email to Edward Usset of the Center for Farm Financial Management at usset umn.
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