Training: Agri – Asset-Backed (Soybean) Trading (information)

Short description

Dynamically hedging of a soybean crusher.

Capacity

You act in the role of a hedger; in particular, you act as asset & portfolio trader.
You act in the capacity of aggressor.

Task

Your task is to setup a hedge (sell short the crush spread (futures spread)) at an attractive crush spread level. Thereafter, when the spread has decreased significantly, liquidate the hedge (hence, buy back the crush spread that you initially shold short). This way, a financial result is realised. Next, if the market has moved again, in a favourable way, a new hedge can be setup (sell short the crush spread (futures spread)), preferably (again) at an attractive crush spread level. Thereafter, when the spread has decreased significantly, the spread position can be liquidated again. And this process can be repeated over-and-over again.

Note: Ideally, the liquidation of the crush spread position takes place when the spread has gone down to zero, or even turned negative. This, however, may not happen (soon). Alternatively, Delta-hedging is applied.

Objective

The aim of this simulation is manifold; amongst others, to learn about dynamic hedging and to master timing.

Conclusion

At the end of the simulation, analyse your performance. See what you have done, at which price levels, and when you have done this and whether it could have been optimised. This way, you learn and optimise your competences.