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dc.contributor.advisorHarri, Ardian
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Robert Stanley
dc.date2018
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-10T22:05:06Z
dc.date.available2020-09-10T22:05:06Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11668/19820
dc.description.abstractA wholesale beef futures contract has been suggested as a possible solution to recent problems in live cattle futures. However, it is uncertain whether the new futures contract will outperform the existing contract. In this research, I develop methods to derive a price series that is theoretically sound for a hypothetical futures contract. This allows for the evaluation of this hypothetical wholesale beef futures contract. I test these methods for validity using futures markets for hogs and find that they are similar in accuracy to a futures valuation model for existing futures. Then I derive a price series for this hypothetical wholesale beef futures contract and evaluate its effectiveness as a risk management tool.
dc.publisherMississippi State University
dc.subject.otherprices
dc.subject.othercommodity prices
dc.subject.othercattle
dc.subject.otherfutures valuation
dc.titleWholesale Beef Futures Contract
dc.typeThesis
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Agricultural Economics
dc.publisher.collegeCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences
dc.date.authorbirth1994
dc.subject.degreeMaster of Science
dc.contributor.committeePark, Eunchun
dc.contributor.committeeMaples, Joshua G.


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