The Opportunity Has Arrived

Mark Gold

The opportunity has arrived. Soybeans have rallied over $2.30 off the lows and new crop corn is above $4.00/bushel. Two months ago you were hoping and praying for a rally. It has come. Now what are you going to do about it? Without “La Nina” conditions this summer, will this rally hold? Can you afford to watch this rally evaporate? Would you like to be in a position to take advantage of higher prices, and help protect this rally?

The 90-day forecast shows above average precipitation in the western Corn Belt, and equal chances for rain in the Eastern half of the Midwest. The funds are near record long positions in the soybeans. Prices are trading at levels that would suggest carryouts are much smaller than the USDA expects. The wet conditions in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio could certainly swing 1-2 million acres of corn into bean acres.

Frankly, all of the supply and demand analysis doesn’t mean a thing, unless you are willing to prepare and execute a marketing plan. At Top Third we offer two plans:

  1. Our “Gold Standard” plan, which uses long option positions to manage risk without margin calls, protects the downside while keeping the upside open.
  2. Top Third also offers the “Flex” plan, which uses a variety of hedging strategies to help you manage risk. The “Flex” plan is for experienced producers who are used to more diversified strategies.

Whatever your needs are, Top Third will work with you one on one. You will have your own personal risk manager to work with every day.

Give Top Third a call at 877 884 3343, and see how our risk management team can help you make marketing easier and help protect your bottom line.

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