Comparison of Hedging Cost with Other Variable Input Costs

@inproceedings{Riley2009ComparisonOH,
  title={Comparison of Hedging Cost with Other Variable Input Costs},
  author={John Michael Riley and John David Anderson},
  year={2009}
}
Recent spikes in commodity prices have led to higher margin amounts and option premiums. For the most part, producers have always attributed their lack of use in reducing risk via futures and options markets to the high cost associated with the use of these markets. This study determines the relative costs of hedging with futures and options and compares these with the costs of other variable inputs. We find that with the exception of hedging corn with both tools and soybeans with options the… CONTINUE READING

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