Hedging opportunities for feeder pig finishers

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dc.contributor.author Schroeder, Ted C.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-15T21:39:04Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-15T21:39:04Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-15T21:39:04Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/3603
dc.description.abstract This study examined the frequency of profitable, short, hedging opportunities that have been available to feeder pig finishers in recent years. The results indicate that there have been periods offering frequent opportunities to "lock in" a profit by hedging. However, there have not been many extended periods beyond 6 mo offering frequent profitable hedging opportunities, and over several feeding periods, no trading day offered profitable hedging opportunities. Though not always offering a profit, the futures market offered some improved returns relative to the cash market. During a few feeding periods, improved return opportunities were present in excess of 80% of the trading days, but overall, the frequency of improved returns was fairly low. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 1988 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 88-149-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 556 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Hedging en_US
dc.subject Hog marketing en_US
dc.subject Hog profits en_US
dc.title Hedging opportunities for feeder pig finishers en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1988 en_US
dc.citation.epage 78 en_US
dc.citation.spage 75 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 17, 1988 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid tcs en_US


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