Diversified Seasonal Spreads
SpreadEdge Diversified Seasonal Spread Program is designed to provide exposure to a broad base of U.S. energy, and agricultural futures markets. Markets generally traded include (but are not limited to) crude oil, natural gas, gasoline, heating oil, wheat, corn, soybeans, soybean meal, soybean oil, live cattle, feeder cattle, lean hogs, cotton, coffee, sugar, cocoa, and orange juice.
The Program seeks to achieve significant profits across a broad variety of market conditions (both bull and bear markets, inflationary and deflationary environments). To achieve their objectives, the Programs involve speculating in futures contracts (or options thereon) available for trading on any U.S. exchange. Trades are typically seasonal calendar spreads or intra-commodity spreads (such as Chicago vs. Kansas City wheat). Inter-commodity spreads are not generally used. Options are normally not used, but could be used in extreme market conditions for risk management purposes.