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How to be killed by margin calls?
By François MASQUELIER, CEO OF Simply Treasury   Europe’s power producers are facing a terrible, although paradoxical situation, which could result, if not properly treated immediately, into a disaster. Indeed, electricity producers are used to using financial instruments, futures, and other derivatives, to hedge against falling electricity prices. They use the so-called "short-selling" technique.   This type of instrument potentially requires, in case of a negative revaluation, to post collateral in the form of cash. This is where the problem lies, as a sound and logical financial decision may require a significant amount of cash to be pre-funded (or tied up). In a hyper-volatile market such as the one we are currently in, we are exposed to...
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