Hedging Grain Price Risk
By: Craig Haymaker, Chief Operating Officer
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. This presents meaningful hedging opportunities for consumers and producers. As corn prices continue a steady decline, consumers might consider locking-in near term prices with HTAs and fixed forward contracts, and locking-in long term prices with futures and swaps. Wheat producers should consider increasing their hedge ratios with puts and short futures. For soybeans, price volatility persists – near term call options for consumers may prove too expensive so organizations should consider costless collars, or a mix of collars and swaps for the longer term outlook. Why HedgeStar?
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