Alan Kluis

Alan
Kluis
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Get Ready For More Volatility
As I watch investment commentators on Fox News Network and CNBC I am amazed at how much more commentary I'm getting
How Low Can Prices Go?
Corn and soybean futures put in impressive rallies from the low posted in late November 2005 to the early January high
Watch For Trend Change: February's Now A Major Marketing Month
Ten years ago, corn and soybean prices would be in the winter doldrums during the month of February, with many traders
Seven Steps To Help Plan Your Marketing Strategy
I held on too long in the cash market and didn't get near enough new crop sold ahead again this year, said a disgusted
Brazilian Woes Continue
Tough times continue in Brazil, where many farmers are still negotiating on 2004 carryover debt and trying to arrange
Basis Challenges In 2005
Farmers face a lot of risk every year. Corn, soybean and cotton growers face production risk, weather risk and price
Large Supplies And Low Prices Will Create The Next Bull Market
Farmers and grain traders were amazed at the size of the U.S. corn and soybean crops this year. As one elevator manager
Forward Contracts Win In 2006
I analyze a lot of historic data, review different risk-reward ratios and evaluate chart patterns when making marketing
Watch For Season Lows In Corn And Beans
How low can these prices go? And what will signal a possible seasonal low in corn and soybean prices? Those questions
Have A Plan And Execute It
A dejected southern Minnesota farmer at a recent seminar said, I just sold some corn at $1.50/bu. doesn't the price
South American Soybean Futures: A New Price Indicator To Watch
It was a thrill to watch the launch of the new South American soybean futures contract on May 20, 2005, as trading
Rust Scares Create Volatility
With each report of rust in a new state, farmer anxiety grows and soybean option volatility increases. I'd suggest four
Market Maxx: Two Trading Patterns Surface
Since the start of the Market-Maxx contest 3 months ago, we've had impressive rallies with great trading opportunities.
Brazil's Still The Ag Frontier
In February I had the opportunity to go on a farm tour in northern Brazil with Brazil Iowa Farms from Royal, IA. I've
Even With Acreage Shift WATCH Yield
This winter I've had hundreds of questions on what kind of acreage shift is likely to develop as farmers shift to less
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