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Hedging with Crop Yield Futures: A Mean-Variance Analysis

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  • Tomislav Vukina
  • Dong-feng Li
  • Duncan M. Holthausen

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This investigation into the use of new Chicago Board of Trade yield futures to manage price and yield risks shows that a risk-minimizing firm can reduce its variance of profit by hedging in both markets compared to hedging in price futures only. The greater the variance of the contract underlying yield, the less effective the two-instrument hedge. Hedging effectiveness of the dual strategy also depends on the price and yield bases, and the effect of a change in either basis depends on whether the established crop yield futures position is short or long. Copyright 1996, Oxford University Press.

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  • Tomislav Vukina & Dong-feng Li & Duncan M. Holthausen, 1996. "Hedging with Crop Yield Futures: A Mean-Variance Analysis," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 78(4), pages 1015-1025.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:ajagec:v:78:y:1996:i:4:p:1015-1025
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    1. David A. Hennessy & Bruce A. Babcock & Dermot J. Hayes, 1997. "Budgetary and Producer Welfare Effects of Revenue Insurance," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 79(3), pages 1024-1034.
    2. Phelippe-Guinvarc'h, Martial V. & Cordier, Jean E., 2006. "A private management strategy for the crop yield insurer: A theoretical approach and tests," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 39(1), pages 35-46, August.
    3. Calum G. Turvey & Shihong Yin, 2002. "On the Pricing of Cross Currency Futures Options for Canadian Grains and Livestock," Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue canadienne d'agroeconomie, Canadian Agricultural Economics Society/Societe canadienne d'agroeconomie, vol. 50(3), pages 317-332, November.
    4. Knut K. Aase, 2004. "A Pricing Model for Quantity Contracts," Journal of Risk & Insurance, The American Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 71(4), pages 617-642.
    5. Donald Lien, 2004. "A Note on Dual Hedging," International Journal of Business and Economics, College of Business and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, vol. 3(1), pages 29-34, April.
    6. Tomek, William G. & Peterson, Hikaru Hanawa, 2000. "Risk Management In Agricultural Markets: A Survey," 2000 Producer marketing and Risk Management Conference, January 13-14, Orlando, FL 19580, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    7. Haigh, Michael S. & Holt, Matthew T., 1999. "Volatility Spillovers Between Foreign Exchange, Commodity And Freight Futures Prices: Implications For Hedging Strategies," 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN 21625, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    8. Yun, Won-Cheol & Jae Kim, Hyun, 2010. "Hedging strategy for crude oil trading and the factors influencing hedging effectiveness," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(5), pages 2404-2408, May.

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