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has been a commodity futures broker since 1991 and has been with KIS Futures
since 1994. He also has over 25 years of experience in Cash Marketing.
Harlan is President and a Principal of OKC West Livestock Market in El
Reno, Oklahoma . He received his Finance Degree from Oklahoma State University
in 1965. Harlan assists his clients in the Livestock, Grain, Energy, Currency,
and Equity Markets (both Futures & Options). Harlan is registered with the National Futures Association and holds a Series 3 License.
This is the price at which the futures position will be opened in the trading accounts of both the buyer and the seller if the futures option is exercised.
Ideal for the investor who does not want to trade for themself, managed accounts allow professionals to trade on their behalf.
The purpose of hedging is not to gain from favorable price movements but prevent losses from potentially unfavorable price changes and in the process, maintain a predetermined financial result as permitted under the current market price. To hedge, someone is in the business of actually using or producing the underlying asset in a futures contract. When there is a gain from the futures contract, there is always a loss from the spot market, or vice versa. With such a gain and loss offsetting each other, the hedging effectively locks in the acceptable, current market price.
Futures trading involves the substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
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Trading down - ( -% ) at . Chart confirms that a strong downtrend is in place and that the market remains negative longer term. Strong Downtrend with money management stops. A triangle indicates the presence of a very strong trend that is being driven by strong forces and insiders.
Options enhanced our ability to mitigate risk, by limiting downside and (in certain cases) allowing for unlimited upside potential. One of the drawbacks to long options trading has always been theta, or time decay.
Producers and manufacturers can make use of the futures market to hedge the price risk of commodities that they need to purchase or sell in order to protect their profit margins. Businesses employ a long hedge to lock in the price of a raw material that they wish to purchase some time in the future. To lock in a selling price for a product to be sold in the future, a short hedge is used.