ICM offer producers the
opportunity to access a totally independent marketing service incorporating the
supply of fundamental and technical marketing information together with price
negotiation and position management. Our advisors offer personalised service to
clients providing opportunities to maximize their market returns whilst
creating more time for clients to concentrate on other facets of their
Daily Reporting - Distribution of a Daily Market Report
outlining the overnight movements in domestic and international pricing for
cotton and grain. Our DMR also reports the changes in various Market Indices
and provides a commentary on international cotton futures and foreign exchange.
Other Reporting - Distribution of weekly market overviews for cotton and grain, including technical analysis. Various updates on specific grains and cotton reports including USDA Supply and Demand releases are distributed monthly.
Through the formulation of selling strategies our advisors
negotiate spot and forward physical contracts with traders and consumers. We
also provide derivative and foreign exchange advice and recommendations. For
cotton producers we negotiate ginning contracts and provide classing advice and
analysis. Where required we will facilitate warehousing and bale
transportation. With regards to grain we provide advice on contract allocation
and undertake warehouse transfers.
ICM use a comprehensive Position
Management System for cotton to ensure clients are aware of their position
marked to market. Positions are distributed to clients on a monthly basis or as
changes occur. Our Position Management System is currently being updated to
incorporate grain marketing and will soon be accessible through our website.
ICM advisors remain involved with all sales
through to finalisation. Invariably with forward contracting of agricultural
commodities circumstances arise where either quality or quantity are in
dispute. It is our role to negotiate an outcome between our client and the
counterparty involved when these circumstances arise.