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Hedging strategies of derivatives instruments for commodity trading entities



  • Piotr Giruæ

    () (Faculty of Management and Economics, Gdansk University of Technology)


Agricultural derivatives play an active role in price determination and transparency in the local agricultural market whilst providing an efficient price risk management facility. Producers and users of agricultural commodities hedge their price risk, thereby limiting their exposure to adverse price movements. This encourages increased productivity in the agricultural sector as farmers and users are able to concentrate their efforts on managing production risks. These are the risks associated with variables such as the weather, farm/production management and seasonal conditions. The futures market exists mainly for the purpose of allowing commercial users to hedge their transactions or lock in favourable prices. The market could not operate efficiently and effectively without speculators, who provide the necessary market liquidity. It allows commercial users to hedge. Speculators use futures and options in an attempt to make profits on short-term price movements. The aim of this article is to determine price risk value on wheat market and find hedging for commodity producers.

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  • Piotr Giruæ, 2015. "Hedging strategies of derivatives instruments for commodity trading entities," GUT FME Conference Publications,in: Blazej Prusak (ed.), ENTERPRISES IN UNSTABLE ECONOMY, chapter 2, pages 19-34 Faculty of Management and Economics, Gdansk University of Technology.
  • Handle: RePEc:gdk:chapte:3

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    1. Wilson, William W. & Wagner, Robert & Nganje, William E., 2003. "Strategic Hedging For Grain Processors," Agribusiness & Applied Economics Report 23637, North Dakota State University, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics.
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    Price risk management; agricultural future contracts; commodity marketS;

    JEL classification:

    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets
    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets


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