Commercial hedgers

Commercial hedgers

Companies that take futures positions in commodities so that they can guarantee prices at which they will buy raw materials or sell their products.

Commercial Hedgers

Companies that take positions (often long positions) on the futures market for their operations. That is, commercial hedgers buy futures contracts in order to secure the price for the commodities they will need for their business purposes at a later date. Commercial hedgers seek to reduce the risk of the rising costs of materials later by guaranteeing their prices now.
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Trading Technologies creates professional trading software and solutions for users, including proprietary traders, brokers, money managers, CTAs, hedge funds, commercial hedgers and risk managers.
Trading Technologies creates professional trading software and solutions for a wide variety of users including proprietary traders, brokers, money managers, CTAs, hedge funds, commercial hedgers and risk managers.
Trading Technologies develops and delivers professional trading software for a wide variety of users including proprietary traders, brokers, money managers, CTAs, hedge funds, and commercial hedgers and risk managers.
These "commercial hedgers" aren't looking for huge price gains--rather, they are looking to smooth out their profits by taking the other side of gold trades through short contracts.
Clients include commercial hedgers and commercial foreign exchange clients.
NGFA is the nation's largest trade association comprising commercial hedgers of grains, oilseeds, feed and feed ingredients, and grain products.
Commercial hedgers, who represent around 65 per cent of all futures and options on futures contracts in effect (open interest) are afraid crude prices have risen too fast in too short a time and are hedging against the expected price retrenchment.
Despite those factors, commercial hedgers frequently sell options as part of their risk management programs.
If the IRS persists in its view, most commercial hedgers will give up exchange-traded futures and options as hedging vehicles.
This week's report showed commercial hedgers increasing short positions slightly over last week, indicating their sentiment that prices are likely to fall further before rising again.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Commitment of Traders report last week showed little change from the previous week, when commercial hedgers established small futures positions offering some protection from falling prices in the physical market.
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