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Knock-Out Accumulators are typically used when the Futures prices of a cash contract are typically “high” but also in a flat market where you think the Futures prices will not move dramatically higher or lower.
A Knock-Out Accumulator allows you, the producer, to create a Hedge-to-Arrive contract slightly different than the traditional method of creating a Hedge-to-Arrive contract. A Knock-Out Accumulator allows you to establish a Hedge-to-Arrive over the initial futures level and have an “escape clause” that will eliminate all unpriced bushels. The “escape clause” is realized if futures fall to a predefined level within the pricing time period you selected that will Knock-Out or eliminate any further pricing past the date the Knock-Out level is reached. Given there is a Knock-Out price you may sell LESS than the initial bushel amount you intended to commit to for this specific Accumulator contract.
Structured Marketing Tools can be highly customizable with varying premiums that are determined from the inputs that you create – giving you an optimal risk/reward return on your sales. A Knock-Out Accumulator will create a Hedge-To-Arrive contract that will be priced evenly every day over a time window that you select – giving you the ultimate premium to the initial futures markets. Be sure to give your local Columbia Grain Merchandiser a call to go over all the potential premium products that we can offer.
This material should be construed as examples of potential uses of marketing tools offered through Columbia Grain and not as trading advice – marketing grain involves substantial risk; you should fully understand that risk before contracting your grain in any marketing tool provided through Columbia Grain – Columbia Grain reserves all rights under the NGFA. *Double up Feature on Accumulator contracts can be calculated on a daily basis or on the final day of the contracting time frame established. Minimum bushel amounts can potentially double in quantity – you should fully understand the potential double up risk prior to using structured accumulator contracting options. Please consult with your local CGI merchandiser on cost associated with this contracting option.