Agricultural Futures and Options. A Guide to Using North by Richard Duncan

By Richard Duncan

Agricultural futures and innovations has been written for the aptitude and genuine clients of agricultural futures markets yet must also supply an invaluable creation to the extra educational scholars of the subject.

Divided into 3 components, the 1st examines the North American markets with chapters on Chicago, definitions, hedgers, commodity buying and selling advisors, thoughts, long island and the Winnipeg community.

Part 2's examine of the eu markets appears to be like at delicate commodities and the London Fox, the London Grain Futures industry, meat futures, potato futures and soya bean meal futures.

Investing and investor defense is the topic of half three. directions are supplied for establishing and servicing an account and yet another bankruptcy bargains with rules

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Before the more deferred portions of these contracts were due to be shipped, however, prices declined very sharply in Chicago wheat futures and therefore in the values of physical wheat. By hindsight (which is a very unpopular word among the professionals in these highly volatile agri-markets) those Ministry officials had shown very poor commer­ cial judgement in making their purchases so far in advance. In desperation under the influence of violent abuse and criticism from their domestic political opponents, those responsible for the purchases chose an appar­ ently easy way out: they unilaterally cancelled their purchase contracts without offering any compensation to their suppliers.

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In the course of one season, one may see very sharp movement in the board crush margin: taking the July 1986 crush as an example, it moved from 50 cents per bushel in December to 3 6 cents in April and to 12 cents in June. e. sell beans and buy the two products. 33 Hedgers One cannot understand the workings of the agricultural futures markets, without first understanding how the physical trading in grains and soya products and livestock is conducted. In spite of the sharp increase in recent years in the activity of professional money managers in the agricul­ tural futures markets (see next chapter), the agricultural futures would wither away without the active and large scale participation of those who either produce or handle or consume the commodities in question.

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