Hedge Cutting Articles

  • AE Thompson Waste Composter - Case Study

    AE Thompson is a green waste composter based in Wingate, Country Durham. The company process waste from tree surgeons, landscapers, skip-hire services, gardening businesses and local authorities. With leaves, grass and hedge cuttings accounting for approximately 30% of all waste, the company needed and efficient and robust system they could rely upon. They came to EMS looking for a dependable ...

  • Do traders' positions predict oil futures prices? A case study of the 2008 oil market turbulence

    This paper empirically tests whether traders' positions predict crude oil futures prices through a case study of the 2008 oil market turbulence. It is found that the three–week–long trend of traders' net long position significantly forecasts prices when the prices excessively rise from April to July 2008. In specific, speculator's trend forecasts price continuation, whereas the hedger's trend ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Over the hedge: hidden networks in knowledge transfer

    This paper develops the Edinburgh knowledge hedge (Bent et al., 2010) to introduce the largely hidden role formal and informal networks in the process of linking SMEs and business support agencies, presenting a model to assist in identifying remaining barriers to knowledge exchange. The model is applied to a detailed case study of primary business support experience, laying the foundation for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exchange rate modeling tool case study

    Result: In addition to the forecasting tool, documentation and training on how to use and modify the model were provided to the client. The client is now self sufficient in their use of the tool and able to modify the model under shifting business conditions without reengaging Vose Consulting. As a result, the client has recognized a competitive advantage in hedging its exchange rate risks. ...


    By Vose Software

  • Improving real-time reservoir operation based on combining demand hedging and simple storage management rules

    A number of deterministic reservoir optimization models are capable of finding optimal basin allocation over multiple time steps simultaneously. This is commonly referred to as Multiple Time Step Optimization (MTO). However, such solutions are predicated on perfect foreknowledge of incoming runoff over the entire simulated period (typically one year), which is not available to reservoir operators ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Energy-based assets: modelling, option pricing and delta hedging with transaction costs

    The growing significance of climate change and carbon financing means it is becoming increasingly important to generically model energy-based assets in a more theoretically consistent and realistic approach. A fundamental feature is supply-demand imbalances and this is modelled by deterministic sinusoidal functions on multiple time scales. This is unrealistic and theoretically inconsistent with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Salvage as a recession hedge: green jobs and other economic stimuli

    Two projects combine selective deconstruction with job training. Beyond financial savings, training is a huge bonus during recession. Scarcity shows us opportunity. Waste is an unneeded expense, and deconstruction offers savings and jobs. We illustrate material donor and recipient economics. The road between includes contractors spending labour to lower the material 'price' and refurbishers who ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • C-TPAT: Today’s consequences of non-membership

    To Join or Not to Join - That is the Question Still hedging your bets before joining C-TPAT? If so, you’re not alone: At the end of 2008, tens of thousands of companies, representing close to fifty percent of all U.S. imports by value, had yet to join the program. (On the flip side, of course, this statistic alludes to the program’s impressive success: Over 4200 importers are now on board, ...


    By BSI

  • The financial hedging of contributions by oil firms to the IOPC Funds

    The liability and compensation for the damage caused by maritime oil spills have been regulated by the 1992 International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage (1992 Civil Liability Convention) and the 1992 International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund Convention (1992 IOPC Fund). In this compensation regime, the contributions of oil firms to the IOPC Funds are based on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Optimal Bayesian portfolios of hedge funds

    Hedge fund returns are not normally distributed. Hedge fund styles related to arbitrage strategies exhibit negative skew while more directional styles, such as managed futures and global macro, are more positively skewed. We implement and test a Bayesian framework for portfolio optimisation process in order to take these characteristics, as well as the estimation risk, into account. Hedge fund ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hedge ratio estimation and hedging effectiveness: the case of the S&P 500 stock index futures contract

    This paper investigates the hedging effectiveness of the Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500 stock index futures contract using weekly settlement prices for the period 3 July 1992?30 June 2002. Particularly, it focuses on three areas of interest: the determination of the appropriate model for estimating a hedge ratio that minimises the variance of returns; the hedging effectiveness and the stability of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • On the completeness of a constrained market

    We show how the well-known Farkas Lemma, commonly used to characterise absence of arbitrages in perfect markets, is also exploitable to ascertain the completeness of a market with total short sales constraints. The generalisation of this lemma to convex cones also allows to characterise the completeness of a market with general conic constraints on investment strategies. Such results can be also ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Optimum short-term futures hedge using stochastic linear programming

    Classical optimal hedge ratio concentrates on risk reduction and neglects strategic value maximisation. In this study, the authors use stochastic optimisation theories to formulate an optimal, short-term hedging scheme to mitigate risks while maximising portfolio value. Stochastic spot and futures price models are used to simulate prices. The periodic optimal hedge ratios are determined using the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The entrenchment of controversial technology: a framework for monitoring and mapping strategic alignments

    Chances for successful social entrenchment of innovative products can be increased by timely anticipation of problems of public acceptance and regulation. In this article, a framework for analysis is presented as a first step for designing a management approach aimed at mitigation of such entrenchment problems. The message is that monitoring the selection environment, anticipating outside events ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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