MARKETS NEWS
Jerry Gulke DTN Columnist
Mon Dec 3, 2012 07:32 AM CST

Last week's comments on the "sometimes" fallacy of buying puts and rolling them up, especially when it does not go hand-in-hand with a creditable market analysis, got some response. That is a good thing.

To further explain, we did two types of scenarios. One was based on a no-brainer of rolling up puts every 50 cents and the other was making the decision the day before a major USDA report to protect against being blind-sided by a report. Interestingly the former (50-cent roll) missed rolling up to the $8.50 level by about 1/2 cent and ultimately cost about $1.13. With ...

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