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Hedging in Presence of Market Access Risk

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  • Tonsor, Glynn T.

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Existing literature predominantly assumes perfect knowledge of production methods when deriving optimal futures position hedging rules. This paper relaxes this assumption and recognizes situations where producers interested in hedging may not know the exact input mix that will subsequently be used in their physical operations. This uncertainty is built into a conceptual model subsequently used to demonstrate the impacts of this risk on optimal hedging behavior.

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Paper provided by NCCC-134 Conference on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management in its series 2008 Conference, April 21-22, 2008, St. Louis, Missouri with number 37621.

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Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:ags:nccest:37621

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Keywords: distiller grains; hedging; market access risk; risk management; Agricultural Finance;

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