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Wheat - March 1996

In March of 1996, the wheat market had a one day expolsion in price during expiration. This is the ultimate example of a short squeeze. The price rocketed from about 510 to 750 in one day. Most traders were severely caught by suprise and many thought they were just seeing some bad data on their quote terminals. However, the data was good and a few unfortunate people took a major hit. This was a very rare case, but it should it should remind you how dangerous trading commodities can be. Therefore, trading after first notice date or trading very thin markets can open the door to these scenarios.

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