ARTICLES BY SCOTT SHELLADY
Global, Macro Markets and Why Farmers Should Care By: 09/29/2014 @ 10:09am

It wasn't that long ago that being a trader on the floor meant you could have a certain expertise and rely on that for your career. Maybe it was deliveries, maybe it was weather, or maybe you just had an…

Interest Rates: The Good, Bad, and Effects on the Farm By: 09/11/2014 @ 11:51am

A Tale of Two Economies: Lower interest rates may cut into your retirement fund, but they keep afloat more economical loans for buying farm equipment or homes.Why do I pay attention to so many indicators that…

Stocks, Bonds Tell Separate Economic Stories By: 05/27/2014 @ 8:16am

Why do I pay attention to so many indicators that don't have a direct relationship to agriculture? It's because I believe that you have to have a good handle on what is happening around you so…

Why Investment Banks Have Been Leaving Commodities By: 04/14/2014 @ 10:16am

Higher regulatory pressure and diminishing profit potential? Are these just excuses, or are they the real reasons we've seen a major shift by the investment banks out of commodities and physical…

Why Are Banks Closing Commodity Arms? By: 04/09/2014 @ 10:35am

Higher regulatory pressure and diminishing profit potential. Are these just excuses, or are they the real reasons we've seen a major shift by the investment banks out of commodities and physical…

Floor trader talks U.S. Dollar By: 02/26/2014 @ 4:14pm

Thirty years ago, you could trade corn, wheat, and beans here in Chicago and do fairly well with a pretty good understanding of technical trading and fundamental analysis. While those tools are still…

U.S. dollar impacts grain prices By: 02/26/2014 @ 10:18am

Thirty years ago, you could trade corn, wheat, and beans here in Chicago and do fairly well with a pretty good understanding of technical trading and fundamental analysis. While those tools are still…

Short-dated options get hot By: 11/06/2013 @ 10:20am

In the never-ending journey to create more confusion, futures exchanges across the globe have come up with a new product to enhance the customer risk hedging experience yet boost their own volumes and…

Can markets repeat in 2013? By: 11/01/2012 @ 1:47pm

Who would have believed December corn would top at $8.49? November soybeans at $17.89? Or December wheat at $9.64? But it gives us a lot to talk about and ideas to ponder. There are any number of reasons why…

The big picture By: 03/21/2012 @ 11:24am

For the past 24 years, I've seen changes in trading agricultural markets that my father (a retired commodities trader) could not have imagined when he was explaining his industry to a fifth-grader in…

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