Close Monitoring of
the Agricultural Sector

Soft commodities like sugar, coffee, cocoa and lumber have exhibited similar price volatilities as other commodities in recent years, with prices being driven by changes in global supply and demand as well as their interconnectedness with other inputs such as energy. Like many key agricultural commodities such as corn, wheat, oilseeds and cotton, other soft commodities' production and prices are heavily dependent on environmental conditions such as soil, temperature and precipitation.

Serving Clients

Our team has decades of risk management experience in the soft commodities space, having advised all categories of clients across the various production and transformation value chains. For cotton, having teams of experts on the ground in both Tennessee and Texas puts us at a great advantage to serve our clients with best-in class industry intelligence and execution services. 
Commercial Entities
Commercial Entities
o Farmers & Cooperatives
o Ginners / Spinners
o Textile Processors
o Coffee Roasters
o Merchant Houses / Importers / Exporters
o Food Processors & Beverage Companies
o Food & Textiles Wholesalers
o Individual Investors
o Commodity Trading Advisors
o Institutional Investors

Our Services

The HTS Commodities Division was organized to provide our clients with access to high quality, independent financial products and services over a wide range of business interests. Whether acting as our clients’ advisor or broker, HTS Commodities is always impartial to a specific product, bank or provider.

As an NFA Commodity Trading Advisor and Swap Firm, HTS Commodities can assist its clients in all aspects of implementing a robust hedging program. Our comprehensive services cover all aspects of initial program development, including program feasibility analysis, document negotiation, and counterparty/FCM selection.  Implementation services include trade solicitation, pre-pricing/pricing, and providing fair value opinions, to name a few.

In addition to acting as an advisor for hedging transactions, HTS Commodities specializes in acting as an Introducing Broker for the execution of our clients’ futures, options and over-the-counter derivative positions.  Because we are independent of any FCM or provider, our clients have the opportunity to trade through any of our multiple FCM or provider relationships.

Beyond assisting our clients hedging actual or expected assets, liabilities or other positions, HTS Commodities can help in finding and executing suitable futures, options or over-the-counter strategies meant to enhance and/or diversify qualified clients’ investment portfolios.

HTS Commodities is a leading commodities firm and investment bank, with insights and market intelligence that span a wide range of industry sectors and financial products. Our team of highly experienced advisors, brokers, and strategists ensure that our clients have access to real-time market information, our in-depth global and regional opinions, and technical analysis and the most current trade ideas.

As a leading investment bank, HTS Commodities has extensive experience in advising on and brokering structured financial products solutions that can provide enhanced, multi-asset-type performance to our clients.  Available strategies include a wide variety of “off-the-shelf” products or can be customized to meet an investor’s goals.

A robust hedging or investment program starts with a full understanding of the benefits and risks of available strategies. HTS Commodities has a long history of educating our clients, governing bodies and other financial decision makers about all important aspects of transacting in futures, options and OTC derivatives.

HTS Commodities provides clients with the necessary tools to track and report their commodities hedging and investment activities after trade execution, including mark-to-market (valuation), hedge accounting, hedge/investment performance analysis, and OTC payment verification services, to name a few.


Because HTS Commodities is not limited to one specific product and not tied to any one particular provider, we can always offer you the product that best fits your needs.  Investors and hedgers have access to a range or products related to equity indexes, energy, metals, interest rates, agriculture and currency.


Listed Options & Futures

Standardized, transparent & liquid contracts traded on multiple exchanges across the world.



Highly customizable bilateral transactions offering bespoke terms and packaged strategies.


Block Trades & Cleared Products

Ideal for large negotiated & bilateral transactions, yet requiring central clearing.


Structured Notes

Hybrid securities combining a bond wrapper and a single- or multi-asset derivative component.


Commodity-Related Securities

Indirect & diversified commodity exposure through vast amount of standard securities.


Commodity Indices

Alternative tools for broad commodities exposure, ranging from passive to more dynamic management approaches.

Softs Data

• Cotton
• Coffee
• Sugar
• Cocoa
• Lumber

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