Hedging with Crop Yield Futures: A Mean-Variance Analysis
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.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): 78 (1996)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: 555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202|
Phone: (414) 918-3190
Fax: (414) 276-3349
Web page: http://www.aaea.org/
More information through EDIRC