Is there any halachic problem with buying or selling commodities of lean hogs?

Commodities are similar to the stock exchange, except one trades commodities such as wheat or crude oil.


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It would seem from the Halachic literature that the problem of selling non-kosher food or animals is only if there's a risk of eating the non-kosher things one sells.

If one is a middle-man then it's permitted.

It would seem that commodities are at least as removed as a middle-man form the actual hogs. There's not a chance you'll be getting near enough to one of them to risk eating them.

For a final decision, please consult a reliable Rabbi.

Source: Yoreh De'ah 117 and the commentators ibid.


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