Author Archives: Ashland Commodities

Types of Commodities: Seasonal vs Continuous Flow Production

Generally speaking, there are two different types of commodities in the world – those that [...]

Fundamentals of Grain Hedging: Options

This article is the second post in a series titled, Fundamentals of Grain Hedging: Options. [...]

Importance of Argentina Soybean Production

Argentina is the world’s third largest soybean producer and is incredibly important to the global [...]

Grain Hedging Strategies – Is It Better To be Lucky or Good?

It is not uncommon to hear people in the hedging space to say things like, [...]

Fundamentals of Grain Hedging – Futures

This post is the start of a series discussing different grain hedging strategies that are [...]

Consumer Risk Management Theory

Successful commodity risk management at consumer-packaged goods companies (CPG) tends to focus primarily on protecting [...]

A Systematic Approach to Risk Management

The problem with most risk management and hedging programs today is that there is a [...]