Agricultural Futures and Options: Understanding and Implementing Trades on the North American and European Marketsby Richard Duncan, Duncan
Producers use these agricultural derivatives to protect against price risk; speculators are more than willing to assume those risks,hoping that price movements on the underlying products will translate into healthy trading profits for themselves. AGRICULTURAL FUTURES AND OPTIONS will give you a broader understanding of all sides of this tremendously complex yet important market. You will: Learn how to structure profitable trades for options on agricultural futures; Get inside hints for trading Euro-Differential contracts on the New York exchanges; Discover invaluable comparisons of the similarities and differences between trading in Chicago,London,and New York; Find complete industry regulations in both the United States and United Kingdom. Screen-based versus open-outcry trading. . . the unstable political climate in Eastern Europe. . . challenges presented by the globalization of communications. . . increased sophistication and utility of computer programs. Traders in agricultural futures and options must stay in touch with the experts to stay on top of the latest risk-protection trends and developments. Whether you trade for risk-hedging insurance or speculative profit,AGRICULTURAL FUTURES AND OPTIONS will help you make the most of your F&O investment in today's fast-moving markets.
Innovative hedging and profit strategies for the global agricultural risk market. While the basic principles of futures trading have remained virtually unchanged for nearly 150 years,their market fundamentals and trading practices have changed tremendously. Agricultural Futures and Options tells you how to reach your objectives in modern-day markets,and gives you a newunderstanding of the variety and complexity of today's vehicles. Chapters written by influential professionals provide strategies for both hedging and speculation,along with in-depth coverage of the structure and workings of the underlying agribusiness industry,including: methods to maximize your trading success in global markets from Chicago to London; advantages and drawbacks of the rapidly growing screen-based trading arena; action-based blueprints for each member in the F&O chainfrom producer (farmer) to speculator (futures traders). Since it is impossible to know with certainty what agricultural prices will be in the near future,let Agricultural Futures and Options and its roster of top professionals explain how,as a producer,you can hedge the future value of your productsand how,as a speculator,you can profit from assuming that risk!
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