Stewart-Peterson’s Bryan Doherty explains “12 Options Strategies for an Uncertain World” in new white paper
WEST BEND, Wis. - Economic uncertainty, globalization and the speed at which rumor and news travel has created an era of permanent volatility and necessitates sophisticated marketing strategies for commodities, according to Bryan Doherty, Senior Market Advisor for Stewart-Peterson Inc. and author of a newly available white paper entitled, “12 Options Strategies for an Uncertain World.”
“In permanent volatility there is also permanent opportunity,” Doherty writes. “Options have become a powerful marketing tool you can wield to capture opportunity and protect against risk in uncertain times.”
Doherty’s white paper walks readers through definitions of 12 different options strategies, and key concepts such as when they are best used. “When deciding between a handsaw and chainsaw, you choose the tool that will produce the best possible result. Similarly, as you look to either shift risk or add value to your production, there’s an appropriate time and place for each option strategy. Choosing the right tool can have a material impact on your marketing.”
Doherty, who also authors the advisory newsletter Top Farmer Intelligence, says that learning options strategies is a critical skill that when applied correctly can return great value over the life of a farm operation, including better cash flow, access to credit and peace of mind where price risk is present. “The farmers who stay in business and grow their operations are the ones who adapt to record prices, costs and volatility,” he says.
To obtain a copy of the white paper, call 800-334-9779 or visit the firm’s web site at www.stewart-peterson.com.