Comparative analysis of cash margin hedging strategies with commodity futures contracts and options
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The performance of futures contracts and commodity options as hedging instruments were compared in a cash margin hedging framework for a 150 sow farrow to finish hog operation in southeastern Virginia. The expected cash margin (ECM) using corn soybean meal and hog futures were calculated daily from 1975 through 1982. The performance of options and futures were compared in 530 strategies that ranged from starit routine fixed margin hedging to strategies based on forecasted variable margins.
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