I worry about grain producers and consumers hedging price risk exposure entirely out of spreadsheets.  The risk of error, versioning issues and clumsy processing are enough to make...

Silver is an industrial, a financial and a precious metal.  Each market delivers a different impact to its price.  Due to lower demand-driven revenue deterioration – no new orders...

Grain price risk continues to manifest itself in the marketplace as major grains – corn, soybeans and wheat – exhibit either marked volatility and/or downward trends in pricing.  T...

This is the second article in a series entitled ‘Grain Price Risk Management.’ Please visit HedgeStar University for other articles in this series.  In this article, we posit the a...

Commodities prices were mixed this week and iron ore and aluminum modestly up last week.  Then on Monday, the CRB metals index fell 1.4% and the headline CRB commodities index fell...

Price Risk Perspective in the Grain Supply Chain

This article is the first in a series entitled ‘Grain Price Risk Management.’ Please visit HedgeStar University for other articles i...

We are pleased to announce our new affiliation with Hedgebook (www.hedgebookpro.com), which allows us to offer the Hedgebook system to our clients and prospects.  Hedgebook is a we...

January 30, 2019

Many thanks to the folks at S&P Global Platts for putting on a wonderful aluminum event at the iconic Hotel del Coronado on January 13th through the 15th.  Although sunshine was in...

As attractive as this new ratable method may be, in certain cases, it might be preferable to avoid this treatment and apply an alternative method for some cash flow hedges with opt...

August 8, 2018

“People are showing more interest in hedging at conferences, especially folks in the steel market,” HedgeStar manager of valuation Merc Morse told American Metal Market. “We have s...

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