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What is the basic difference in strategy between buying and selling a futures contract

What is the basic difference in strategy between buying and selling a futures contract? 

110. A soybean farmer anticipates the harvest of 10,000 bushels but is concerned about the spot price that may exist at that time. He therefore sells two futures contracts (5,000 bushels each, @ $5.75 per bushel). Unfortunately, the farmer was overly pessimistic, and the spot price at contract expiration is $6.00 per bushel. Ignoring the premium paid, and making the simplifying assumption that the contract was only held for one "day," show the farmer's financial results of hedging. 

111. Discuss what it means for a futures contract to be marked to market. If you provide an example, assume that the hedger has purchased a 5,000 bushel wheat contract at a price of $3.90 per bushel. 

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