Like any other financial market, the farm commodities market can be volatile, resulting in unstable prices for grain and other agricultural products. Our swap for buyers allows you to lock in a portion of the price1 you pay for farm inputs, reducing the impact on your cash flow.
Decide on the transaction amount and time period.
Negotiate a fixed price (swap price) with National Bank.2
Purchase your physical farm inputs from the supplier of your choice (merchant, distributor or producer) at the price available at the time of sale.3
At the end of the term, settle up any difference between the market price and the swap price.
National Bank will pay you the difference between the swap price and the market price for the value of the contract.
You will pay National Bank the difference between the swap price and the market price for the quantity negotiated for the swap.
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1 The market price is determined based on supply and demand. This price is independent of the actual transactions you carry out with clients and suppliers, and excludes the local cash basis.
2 The price negotiated with National Bank will be slightly different from the market price, to reflect the credit valuation adjustment, or CVA. This price difference is subject to change based on market conditions at the time of negotiation.
3 Price available at the time of purchase: current market price (spot price) +/- local cash basis.
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