CFA Practice Question

There are 195 practice questions for this study session.

CFA Practice Question

The insurance perspective suggests all ______ in commodity futures have a positive expected excess return.

A. long positions
B. producer hedges
C. short positions
Correct Answer: A

User Contributed Comments 3

User Comment
jier926 shouldn't the one who short future act like selling a protection and thus require a premium?
mezoltan commodity producers naturally have the long position (without any financial instrument) on the commodity. If they want to hedge, they have to short the commodity and pay the premium (for the opportunity to short it) to the other side of the transaction.
leeboy In backwardisation the future is below thr spot. As time goes by the future price will rise to thr spot as it nears maturity, thus resulting in a gain for a long position in the future.
You need to log in first to add your comment.