A hedger in the silver market is an individual who uses the futures market to offset
price risk when intending to sell or buy the actual silver. Hedging is possible because the silver cash prices and silver
futures prices tend to move in the same direction. However, the difference between the cash price and the futures price may
narrow or widen. The change in the difference between the cash price and the futures price is called basis risk. Because
of the changing basis no hedge can be perfect.
Where can you hedge silver? Silver
can be hedged on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). The NYMEX offers a competitive, and transparent market place to
engage in efficient hedging strategies. If you are interested in hedging silver please contact us. One of our experienced silver traders will be happy to give you a call to discuss hedging strategies with you.
A Guide to Metals Hedging
Click on the link above to download a very informative .pdf brochure entitled "A
Guide to Metals Hedging.” It was published by the New York Mercantile exchange. This is a must read guide for any novice
or advanced trader considering a hedge in the silver market using exchange traded silver futures and options.
Click here to contact a commodities broker with experience in the silver market.