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Hedging Edge Commodity Marketing Course

Wednesday, December 13 - Thursday, December 14

The two-day Hedging Edge Commodity Marketing Course is co-hosted by Alberta Canola and the Alberta Wheat Commission.

Red Deer – Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites South

The Hedging Edge Commodity Marketing Course gives you:

  • pre-course access to the HedgeLink library of video tutorials (13 modules) plus the Elements of Charting videos (5 modules)
  • two days with interactive instruction and market scenario exercises
  • meals are included (two lunches, one supper, one breakfast)

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Register on or before December 1, 2017 and save $100 per ticket.

About the Course

Day 1 – Wednesday, December 13

  • 9:30am – 12:00pm   Course Time
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm   Lunch
  • 1:00pm – 5:00pm     Course Time
  • 6:00pm – 9:00pm     Supper and evening trading exercises

Day 2 – Thursday, December 14

  • 7:30am – 9:00am      Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm    Course Time
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm    Lunch
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm      Course Time

The course will cover the following topics using a combination of presentations and hands-on trading exercises:

  • the basics of marketing
  • futures market overview
  • hedging basics
  • future spreads
  • options basics
  • options strategies
  • utilizing the cash advance program as part of a farm marketing strategy

Course Instructors

  • Jonathon Driedger – Senior Market Analyst, Farm Link Marketing Solutions
  • David Derwin – Portfolio Manager, PI Financial 
  • Neil Blue – Provincial Crop Market Analyst, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
  • Dave Gallant – Director of Finance and Operations, Canadian Canola Growers Association

About the Videos

The 13 videos are hosted by Jonathon Driedger are part of the FarmLink Marketing Solutions HedgeLink program:

  1. Introduction to HedgeLink (12:28)
  2. Futures (26:29)
  3. Margins (13:32)
  4. Hedging (8:33)
  5. Spreads & Carrying Charges (18:20)
  6. Basis (13:21)
  7. Other Hedging Considerations (13:43)
  8. Introduction to Options (18:25)
  9. Put Options (11:53)
  10. Call Options (8:19)
  11. Covered Calls (9:41)
  12. Option Spreads (13:26)
  13. Building a Hedging Strategy (10:04)

Elements of Charting Video Series
With host: Harold Davis, Economic & Commodity Researcher & Trader and the Author / Analyst of Prairie Crop Charts

  1. Charting & Drawing Trends (12:50)
  2. Tops, Bottoms & Reversals (11:06)
  3. Support & Resistance, Trading Ranges, and Corrections (13:13)
  4. Contemporary Issues: Gaps, Reversal Days & Volatility (10:38)
  5. Market Cycle (7:30)

Access to the videos will provided within 10 days of registration and payment of course fees. Once the video access is granted, only a partial refund may be issued for the course.

A group rate is available at the hotel (rooms starting $119.99 plus taxes) until December 1. Details will be included in your confirmation.


Payment for this event will be made to the Alberta Canola Producers – click here for the Alberta Canola Event Policy for Registration Refunds & Transfers


Wednesday, December 13
Thursday, December 14
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Gasoline Alley
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