Producers – Do you have a structured marketing plan? Having one can be the difference between marketing at levels that you should and letting those opportunities pass.
Producers – Do you fear margin calls? Are you familiar with what a margin call is and how to control them? Knowing how to handle margin can make the difference between using the board correctly and running into seemingly endless margin calls.
Producers – Do you know your cost of production? Do you factor it into every marketing decision you make? We define the cost of production and provide the cost of production formula to teach you a better way to determine when to sell for a profit or hedge to protect your break-even.
Many people are familiar with purchasing options, but few are as familiar with taking the other side of the trade by selling options. Are you familiar with how selling options can add to your trading or hedging repertoire?
Producers – Have you ever wondered when you should use futures versus when you should use options? Do you know the optimal times to use one versus the other? Making the right choice can be vital. Make sure you know the difference.
Have you ever wondered how to trade a sideways market? Selling short straddles is a way to trade a low volatility, sideways market. Read about how traders use this strategy.
Producers – With news releases that come many times per year, it can be difficult to manage price risk. Have you ever looked for a better way to do it? Short term options are the answer.
Producers – Have you ever wondered how you can win at basis? Did you even think you could win at basis? This is the way to do it.
In the second rendition of his Hedgucation 101 webinar, Broker Jake Swart shows examples of how using futures & options along with the sale of physical grain bushels can benefit your operation.
Producers – Do you want to generate cash flow, avoid paying storage costs, keep your upside open, and avoid using any margin? If on farm storage isn’t an option, but you don’t want to sell at these prices or pay to store, then think deeply about grain re-ownership.