Origination Tools

Virtually all of domestic grain production comes to the market during the two month time frame of harvest. However, demand occurs throughout all twelve months of the year. Buying grain during non-harvest periods of the year can be a difficult task. Every day, FCStone utilizes innovative origination tools to assist commercial organizations in sourcing their grain needs.

The FCM Division of INTL FCStone Financial Inc. has been involved in the grain industry for more than 30 years. Our consultants’ grassroots knowledge of carrying charges, basis levels, and historical seasonal price trends establishes a comfort level  for originating grain in almost any marketing environment.

The FCM Division of INTL FCStone Financial Inc. constantly designs new programs to procure corn based on sound risk management concepts. We work closely with commercial grain elevators, livestock feeders, ethanol plants, and other end users to minimize commodity risk, with the goal of enhancing  margins. Our risk management structures include exchange-traded futures and options, over-the-counter derivative products, and farmer-oriented cash contracts. These products are used to offer a customized risk-management portfolio for our grain customers. OTC products are offered through INTL FCStone Markets, LLC.

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 including but not limited to the FCM Division of INTL FCStone Financial Inc.  Public Disclosures for the FCM Division of INTL FCStone Financial Inc. The trading of over-the-counter products or swaps is available through subsidiary INTL FCStone Markets, LLC to individuals or firms who qualify under CFTC rules as an eligible contract participant. Please click here for the full disclaimer

Market Intelligence

Our decades of experience and on-the-ground expertise help us provide real-world commodity market intelligence.

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Our events in cities across the globe help you increase your knowledge of risk management and the price outlook for commodities.

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Our Integrated Risk Management Program (IRMP) can help you quantify and manage the risk of commodity price fluctuations. 

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Meet the Team

West Des Moines, IA
2829 Westown Parkway
Suite 100
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Toll Free: +1 (800) 422-3087
ext. 13762
Tel: +1 (515) 223-3762


London, England
Moor House, 1st Floor
120 London Wall
London EC2Y 5ET
Tel: +44 20 3580-6215


Campinas, Brazil
Av. Dr. José Bonifácio
Coutinho Nogueira
150 Jd. Madalena
Campinas, SP
Tel: +55 19 2102-1300


Sydney, Australia
Level 10
151 Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: +61 2 8094 2000