Commodity option contracts are decaying assets. Unlike futures contracts from which they are a derivative, option contract values are lost each day to time decay. Therefore, it is prudent to liquidate long option positions even if the target price is not yet realized before time value diminishes the premium.
Many believe that we are in a golden age of farming in this country. Since the summer of 2006, we have seen grain prices move in a big range, both up and down. These price fluctuations combined with below trend yields, new markets (such as China) becoming more willing buyers, and other policy factors have… Read more.