Grain Hedging Just Got Easier — Meet FBN Index Plus, Your Grain Marketing Autopilot
No matter how much work you put into your crop, if your grain isn’t marketed well, it’s going to be tough to beat your budget. That’s why FBN has developed a tool that can help automate your grain marketing process, and let you focus on getting the most out of the crop you planted.
A Back-Tested Marketing Strategy Made Easy
FBN Index Plus starts with an averaging approach, pricing a small portion of your bushels each day. Then, it layers on an enhancement that dynamically responds to changes in the market. When the price goes up, it automatically starts selling more; when prices drop, it slows down sales.
Enroll your bushels and let the strategy run. No need for constant calls to the nearest buyers. No emotions causing you to second guess your decision.
Independent and No Margin
You can set the basis at the delivery location of your choosing, at any point until the December futures contract expiration. When you are ready to set the basis, you notify FBN, and we then establish the basis with that buyer.
All of this flexibility comes through a cash grain contract—meaning that you, the farmer, do not need to post any margin.
Strategy Powered by Data
Anyone can say their strategy works… but we back-tested ours, and it beat the corn harvest prices for the last 5 years straight.*
Here’s the data from that testing:
Here’s how FBN Index Plus works:
You allocate a number of bushels (corn or soybeans) into the FBN Index Plus before the deadline. Select the October 1-September 30 contract (Sept. 30, 2019 deadline), or the January 1-September 30 contract (Dec. 31, 2019 deadline)
Your futures will price in the FBN Index Plus during your selected pricing period.
As delivery approaches, you choose the physical delivery location and notify FBN.
You deliver under the FBN name, and FBN pays you within 10 business days.
You can take advantage of this exciting new tool for about the same cost of a hedge-to-arrive (HTA) contract—$.07 per bushel for corn and $.09 per bushel for soybeans.
FBN Index Plus is based on decades of data, and separates emotion from execution at a similar cost of an HTA.
You can’t put a price on the peace of mind you’ll gain from working with a team who does the grain marketing heavy lifting for you.
Call us today at 1 (605) 215-5274
* Prices based off Dec. corn contract/Nov soybean contract using Oct. 1 - Sept 30 pricing period. Harvest is the Oct. average. Prices are based on daily close. Analysis is exclusive of fees.
** Prices based off Dec. corn contract/Nov soybean contract using Jan. 1 -Sept 30 pricing period. Harvest is the Oct. average. Prices are based on daily close. Analysis is exclusive of fees.
FBN Crop Marketing is offered by FBN CM LLC and is only available where FBN CM LLC is licensed. Contact (605) 215-5274 for more information. We do not guarantee customers will receive specific benefits or value from participating in FBN Crop Marketing; results will vary. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. In addition to being an FBN Member, Additional Terms and Conditions apply to qualify for the FBN Index Plus offering. We do not guarantee customers will receive specific benefits or value from participating in FBN Crop Marketing; results will vary.\