Have you ever taken the physical delivery of a commodity-future?

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by crgarcia, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Anyone here works in a firm who buys/hedges with futures, and received the physical delivery?
  2. Miyagi wake up one day with 2000 bushels of corn on front lawn.:(
  3. One day I was trading oil futures and forgot to close a position. Then a few weeks later I opened my door to find 4 barrels of oil.
  4. NoDoji


    Forgot to offset my long positions in coffee, cocoa and sugar, so I opened a Starbucks and ended up with a 1000% ROI on the trades.
  5. bone

    bone ET Sponsor

    Yes, with energy. I was the lead trader for the largest power utility in the USA.

    I wanted them, and I took them all.
  6. Normally you just get a warehouse receipt which you can sell so it is not that serious of a problem.
  7. You should have then taken delivery of some live cattle and live hogs that can then eat the corn and fertilize your lawn. :D
  8. I know a lot of people that take delivery.

    If you trade retail its probably in your agreement somewhere that they are allowed to roll for you if you don't.

    If you are a member or trading for/with a member then the exchange will start calling you if you don't roll. There is a cost/fee for taking delivery - it does not just "show up".
  9. No but I once held past expiry and had to deliver some government bonds. Cost over 100 basis points per contract.