Select Pricing Program Bi-Weekly Updates!
John Stewart & Associates, April 7 Comments: (posted 4/11/17)

Bi-Weekly Update - April 7, 2017 - JSA Select Pricing Chart

Since our last update the only trade we made was to buy back the small amount of short dated corn calls we sold in early March. As we approached the Quarterly Stocks report on March 31st we decided to take the profit on that trade as opposed to risking the potential volatility of the report. At this point with 90 million acres of corn projected to be planted we feel the weather market in the coming months will allow for volatility and upside beyond what we have seen so far this winter and therefore remain patient.

In soybeans we continue to be 30% sold for fall at 10.32 in addition to owning a put which essentially takes our percentage sold to 80%. However, we anticipate selling this put position shortly to take profit and look for other opportunities to sell futures during the key weather months. In the deferred positions we have calls sold at levels well above the market that should provide some premium at some point, but at this stage have yet to lock in any futures

Brian Burke
John Stewart & Associates

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