Crush Spread


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Crush Spread

A commodity spread involving soybean products. In it, one buys soybean futures at the same time one sells futures in soybean meal and soybean oil. Crushes are useful because they can take advantage of price spread between the underlying soybeans and products that can be derived from soybeans. See also: Reverse crush.
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The methods described here were applied to the cattle crush spread resulting from the contract combinations mar/mar/oct and sep/ sep/apr (Table 4.1).
The following are the descriptions of the trading strategies applied on the cattle crush spread. Numerical outcomes of these strategies can be found in Tables 4.2 and 4.3 while Figures A.4 to A.12 in the appendix are the corresponding graphical representations.
The cattle crush spread was shorted the first available trading day and bought back the last negotiation day.