Dec 31, 2012

Welcoming In The New Year...Predictions for 2013 3

2012 might be a tough year to top considering we had a US election, an Olympics and the warmest year on record. Let's also not forget we somehow managed to survive the Mayan apocalypse! While I pride myself in knowing that I do NOT know the future, I love to look at probabilities, and like to throw my hat in the ring each year in regards to how things might play out moving forward. Below are few of the trends I will be following over the next 12 months in order to help me predict and determine overall market direction:...More
Dec 31, 2012

My hunch, bank some of your hedging profits now! 1

As for today I suspect last minute end-of-year position squaring and profit taking will be the theme in more light pre-hoiday trade volume. I wouldn't be surprised to see wild moves in both directions before the market finally comes to an end in 2012. Once we return on Wednesday it will be a...More
Dec 25, 2012

Year End Review: Farm Land, Rural America Wealth, Mother Nature

I am bringing to a close another year of traveling the air and roadways of North America. It is time to reflect on my travels and interaction with some of the greatest lifelong learners who seek to better themselves in the challenging world of agriculture and global economics. Here are some of my reflections and perspectives, based upon continued work and dialogue with people across the continent....More

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