Alan Kluis

Global Financial Meltdown
Farm prices and profits have been impacted by the recent volatility in global equity markets, but there may be a silver
Look Back But Plan Ahead
I have written 140 articles for The Corn and Soybean Digest over 14 years. I've also traded commodities and worked with
Puts Are Valuable Tool In 2007
This is the first year I can make money growing poverty beans, said the young farmer from Tennessee at a marketing
Soybean Squeeze
In my December 2006 The Corn And Soybean Digest article, I explained how the rally in corn prices and increase in corn
Corn Prices Can Fall, Too
The ethanol craze and strong corn exports rallied corn futures up to new 10-year highs in early 2007. Ethanol fever may
Sizing Up South America
(Note: This is a partial summary of what I learned on my most recent trip conducting marketing seminars in Brazil.) I
The Soybean:Corn Price Ratio
The magnitude of the recent rally in corn prices has been greater than the rally in soybean prices. This has taken the
5 Market Issues To Watch In '07
I spent the end of 2006 conducting 18 seminars across the Midwest, and during that time I learned a lot from Central
Corn Rally Creates Bull Market In Beans
Have you ever seen a time like this, when U.S. farmers need to grow more of everything? What has caused this and will
Six Rules For More Successful Marketing
Last year I didn't forward price one bushel of my corn and soybeans, so this year I sold my entire corn and soybean
Funds Create Major Market Swings
In Ag Econ 101 I learned the economic principles of supply-demand economics: Increased supplies usually lower prices.
Soybean Prices Hit Bargain Basement
Until now, I've always been able to buy 2 gal. of gas when I sold a bushel of corn, says an irritated farmer in early
Higher Prices Don't Mean Higher Profits
The 2005-06 corn and soybean crops are one for the farm profit record books. Some farmers in west-central Illinois and
Ready, Set, Sell
As I write this article the second week of March, the corn, soybean and wheat futures prices have fallen sharply lower
Fundamentals Vs. Technical Analysis
The first question at the start of an Outlook Seminar in Southern Minnesota in mid-February was, What's the difference

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