Croptomize Pro

Croptomize Pro is an algorithmic trading engine that translates market volatility into clear actionable signals for farmers. By leveraging big data and artificial intelligence (AI) our product drives farm profitability by automating risk management decision-making and solving the crucial problem of market timing for grain sales.

Croptomize isn’t here to tell you what to do, we’re here to help you figure out the best time to do it.

Croptomize Pro Features

  • Algorithmic: The decision-making of the hedge program is fully automated and non-discretionary. It does not succumb to emotion. 

  • Continuous Coverage: Croptomize Pro works continuously from spring planting through March of the following year. This allows for maximum flexibility to manage basis, storage, and logistics.

  • Dynamic Hedging: Croptomize Pro is always managing downside risk with a combination of short futures and long puts. If Croptomize Pro likes a crop price it will lock it in by selling futures. If it thinks prices are too low to warrant sales, it will buy puts and wait for a rally. It will also trade back and forth if market conditions warrant.

  • Hedgers & Non-Hedgers: Not comfortable hedging? The signals provided by Croptomize Pro are an impartial third party perspective to help you navigate volatility and optimize cash grain sales.

  • Seasonal Timing: To prevent over-hedging too early in the growing season, the hedge commitment level begins at 50% of theoretical bushels and gradually scales up to 100% algorithmically based on USDA national crop progress metrics.

  • Capture the Carry: Carries are automatically captured with hedges rolled forward at optimal levels according to back-tested results. This allows for maximum flexibility to manage basis and logistics.

Croptomize Frame

  • Quantitative: The Croptomize Frame is a proprietary statistical framework that generates a probability distribution of prices for a given futures contract.

  • Big Data Analytics: Croptomize uses 50 years of futures prices, 20 years of options, and over 20 years of fundamental data sets to drive the intelligence behind the Croptomize Frame.

  • Effective: Back testing over the last 50 years (1970-2019) indicates that the Frames for corn, soybeans, and the three wheat contracts have correctly projected commodity price ranges 90% of the time with only three major disruptions: 1973, 1988, and 2008.