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Cost of Carry Calculation
Thu Dec 12, 2013 02:37 PM CST

Full commercial carry is the total cost of storage and interest to hold grain in commercial storage. For the corn and soybean table, DTN uses a daily storage rate of 0.00165 cents per bushel (roughly 5 cents per month) and an annual interest rate of 3.1% (this provided by one of the largest commercial grain hedging firms in the industry).

The percent of commercial carry (% FCC) divides last daily price in futures spreads by full commercial carry. The higher the percent of full commercial carry a spread reflects, the more bearish the market's view of supply and demand. Conversely, ...

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