Agritel launches the first volatility index on agricultural commodities

Agritel, a firm specialized in price risk management for agriculture business and agribusiness ones, announced the launch of « Agritel Volatility Index », an unprecedented market indicator

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This index summarizes the implied volatility (anticipation of future volatility) of options on Euronext grain and oilseed markets. It consists of implied volatilities of wheat, corn and rapeseed, weighted by the sizes of the open positions [1].

Thus, the weighting of the implied volatility of wheat accounts for 83% of the total index, that of rapeseed 15% and 2% for corn. The AVI data goes back to June 2008.

Agritel Volatility Index was designed as a new measurement tool, dedicated to professionals in the food industry and the financial sector, in order to better anticipate changes in option prices on agricultural commodities.

Agritel Volatility Index, is :
- The tool for measuring the market price risk in the agricultural sector
- The indicator of the cost of options
- An anticipation of the volatility of agricultural commodities traded on Euronext

Next Finance , April 2010

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Footnotes

[1] The implied volatility is derived from the volatility published by Euronext.

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