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What is Hedging?

Hedging is a process that a business can use to manage volatile commodity prices and is often referred to as Price Risk Management. Businesses involved...
Navigating Your Way Around a Futures Price Screen

Navigating Your Way Around a Futures Price Screen

Guide to LIFFE feed wheat futures price reporting The UK LIFFE feed wheat futures market is operated by NYSE Euronext. Via the website (www.euronext.com). Users...
Risk Management in Action

Risk Management in Action

Options Real Time This graph shows the performance of a call option, based on current market values.  This shows how a call option can be...
Risk Management in Action Futures Real Time

Risk Management in Action Futures Real Time

Futures Real Time This graph shows the performance of a futures hedge against the current open market price for wheat. The future purchase allows the...
Glossary of Terminology

Glossary of Terminology

At-the-money option: An option with a strike price equal to the futures price at the time of purchase. For example, for a call option, if...
Managing Risk using Futures

Managing Risk using Futures

What are futures? Futures markets are derivative products. For grain they should be considered as the forward market, but in a formal and regulated environment....
Managing Risk using Options

Managing Risk using Options

Hedging Using Options The easiest way to consider an option is as price insurance. A call option offers protection against a rising market. A pig producer can...
Navigating Your Way Around a Futures Price Screen

Navigating Your Way Around a Futures Price Screen

Guide to LIFFE feed wheat futures price reporting The UK LIFFE feed wheat futures market is operated by NYSE Euronext. Via the website (www.euronext.com). Users...