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Consider the Options - 2
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Fri Mar 15, 2013 08:02 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- A hog producer crunched the numbers on his feed needs last summer and came up short, just as the drought started to rear its head. He called his broker, Mollie Springer, to discuss different strategies to offset the skyrocketing cost of cash grain in the futures market.

Springer, a broker at Advance Trading in Bloomington, Ill., suggested a brand new tool: the short-dated new-crop option. For corn, it's an option on the December futures contract, but it has three expiration dates in May, July and September. The early expiration reduces the time value, and thereby the option's ...

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