Hedging Risk For Feeder Cattle With A Traditional Hedge Compared To A Ratio Hedge
AbstractThis paper compares hedging risk for various weights of feeder cattle hedged with a traditional cross hedge and a ratio cross hedge. A traditional hedge calls for the purchase/sale of one pound of futures for each pound of cash feeder cattle. By contrast, a ratio hedge requires estimation of a hedge ratio to determine the number of pounds of futures needed to hedge one pound of cash feeder cattle. Hedge ratios were found to be larger than 1.0 for light-weight feeder cattle. By using the estimated hedge ratios, it was shown that hedging risk could be reduced 20-50 percent compared to that achieved by using a hedge ratio of 1.0.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics.
Volume (Year): 22 (1990)
Issue (Month): 02 (December)
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- Anderson, Ronald W & Danthine, Jean-Pierre, 1981. "Cross Hedging," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 89(6), pages 1182-96, December.
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- Brake, William & Anderson, John D. & Coffey, Brian K., 2006. "Geographic and Seasonal Differences in the Feeder Cattle Hedging Risk," 2006 Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2006, Orlando, Florida 35325, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
- Coffey, Brian K. & Anderson, John D. & Parcell, Joseph L., 2002. "Spatial Analysis Of Feeder Cattle Hedging Risk," 2002 Annual Meeting, July 28-31, 2002, Long Beach, California 36586, Western Agricultural Economics Association.
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