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Commercial Hedging

HighGround Trading provides Commercial hedgers with accredited third party research, consultants, execution, and risk management tools.

With multiple clearing relationships, HighGround Trading will help you select the clearing firm that can provide you with access to the markets you need, competitive rates, relevant research, strategies and the latest trading technology to meet your needs. a commercial hedging account with HighGround Trading provides our clients with the availability to have accounts across multiple firms.

Our commercial hedging clearing partners include:

  • ABN AMRO
  • Rosenthal Collins Group (RCG)
  • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
  • Wedbush Futures
  • Straits Financial
  • RJ O'Brien (RJO)

Our commercial focus encompasses the following areas:

  • Grains
  • Dairy
  • Metals
  • Softs
  • Energies
  • Livestock
  • Currencies
  • Credit Financing
  • EFP's
  • Option strategies

Serving Hedging Customers Globally

With over 400 commercial hedging accounts for customers around the globe, we are used to serving a truly global client base. We have a particularly strong client base in South America with over 65 commercial clients in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. HighGround Trading is built to serve our client's needs anywhere in the world.


About the Managers

Ed Varin

Senior Manager of Institutional & Commercial Division

Ed Varin brings over 30 years of grain market experience to HighGround. Ed has expertise in wide variety of areas such as spreads, option strategies, in depth knowledge of the cash markets both domestic and export, and fundamental research that he is able to provide. Ed has worked for several different prominent grain trading companies in his career such as Cargill where he was a cash grain trader. Having worked in both Europe and Asia, Ed’s industry experience expands across the globe which has led to Ed’s valuable relationships with industry professionals from Europe, Asia, and South America.

Greg Imes

Senior Vice President of Trading

Greg has over 23 years of experience in the industry working with commercial/private clients building and executing strategies.

Contact Us

877 206-4250 Toll-Free

Customer Testimonials

"I have been working with Greg Imes at HighGround Trading for the past three months. My experience with him and his trading company is very pleasant, courteous, professional and profitable. The trades are made accurately and in a timely fashion in both my accounts, auto trade and the one developed by Greg.

I have no hesitation in recommending HighGround, especially Greg to anybody who is thinking of starting trading either via auto trading or with their own system."

— Raj, Pennsylvania

Testimonial is not indicative of future performance or success.

The risk of loss in trading futures and options can be substantial, therefore only genuine "risk" funds should be used in such trading. Futures and options may not be a suitable investment for all individuals and individuals should carefully consider their financial condition in deciding whether to trade. Option traders should be aware that the exercise of a long option will result in a futures position. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

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