Making the Most of the Market
“At Top Third, we’re “Farmer First” with a plan for every market. Each day is a new opportunity to better market your grain, manage risk and capture opportunity.”
Mark Gold, Founder, Top Third Ag Marketing
Our primary goal is to make the most of what the market gives us on any given day. By using cash sales, calls and puts, we objectively steer your marketing based on the unique needs of your operation.
When working with Top Third, you can focus on your operation. We watch the market for you. Every day we’ll monitor market fluctuations to capitalize on any available opportunities. With us, you can leverage timely cash sales while managing both sides of the market.
Top Third “Gold Standard” Program
Our Top Third “Gold Standard” Program was designed by Mark Gold and remains the firm’s benchmark for managing risk. Long-only options avoid margin calls and allow the farmer to lock in a floor, while still keeping the upside open. It is a marketing plan that seeks to protect the farmer while still allowing them to focus on what they do best – run their operation.
Top Third Gold Standard is for you if you:
- Are new to options trading
- Want to avoid margin calls
- Prefer to follow the marketing suggestions of Mark Gold & Top Third exclusively
Top Third Flex
Our Top Third Flex is a program offered for experienced farm and livestock operations that are comfortable with margin and want more trading flexibility when managing risk.
Top Third Flex is for you if you:
- Are comfortable trading with margin
- Understand and use more advanced trading techniques such as futures & spreads
- Want guidance from Top Third, but also like to trade your own ideas
- Need trading flexibility to complement cash sales
Timely Cash Sales Recommendations
Cash sales are the backbone of your marketing plan. Because of this, ALL Top Third clients will receive Mark Gold’s timely cash sale recommendations. We look to capitalize on rallies and often will adjust our futures and options positions in conjunction with cash sales.