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Using financial swaps and pre-buys together

June 22, 2021 - By

Mark Rachal of Cost Management Solutions explains how using financial swaps differs from doing a pre-buy to manage supply costs. read more

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Set a technology strategy

June 17, 2021 - By

Technology is a key component of strategy, and you ought to have a technology strategy that fits into your overall business strategy. read more

A ‘stop loss’ helps limit losses when speculating

June 15, 2021 - By

A "stop loss" is a threshold that will trigger a position to close, thus limiting the loss on a position that is not performing as expected. read more

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Achieving energy reliability

June 10, 2021 - By

Randy Doyle explains why propane retailers should aim to achieve energy reliability and how to eliminate out-of-gas incidents for customers. read more

Protecting gains when speculating with swaps

June 8, 2021 - By

Speculation requires vigilance in monitoring the position. If it isn’t performing as expected, then the prudent step might be to close the position. read more

In the Know: M&A tax implications

June 3, 2021 - By

Propane Resources' Cooper Wilburn offers his take on potential tax changes and how mergers and acquisitions in the propane industry will be impacted. read more

How hedging and speculating with financial swaps differ

June 2, 2021 - By

Hedging is the easiest way to use financial swaps, but we can also use swaps to capture an opportunity that may be present in the market, says Mark Rachal of Cost Management Solutions. read more

Fight for the future of the propane industry

May 27, 2021 - By

When battling for survival, every propane marketer, producer and supplier must be focused on enforcing our message of reliability and affordability. read more

Financial swaps provide predictable results

May 25, 2021 - By

Financial swaps are risk management tools. When used properly, they are true hedges that provide predictable results for supply purchases. read more

Stay compliant with cathodic testing

May 20, 2021 - By

Due diligence will help set up drivers and service technicians for success in the field when performing cathodic testing. read more