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The fresh 6 to 10 day forecsast from the NWS for the Heartland looks a little warmer and wetter than normal which may quiet the chicken littles looking for an early frost. Field reports from the South are good for corn yields yet, the planting problems occurred in the North. The September 12 crop report is our next major event and the trade has been conditioned to expect the unexpected. We might just do a lot of nothing until the numbers. But, we always have too keep an eye on the trade agreements and no one knows if, how and when the matters get settled.


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Steve Bruce comes from the cash grain side of the market working for General Mills at the ChicagoBoard of Trade in the summers in the 1970's calling the country to buy wheat at cheap basis levels and with Illinois Grain learning the barge trade. He then spent the 80's , 90's and 00's servicing commercial clients with Geldermann and Man Financial from the trading floor of the Chicago Board of Trade shared market perception via print and electronic media. Steve takes a fundamental approach to market analysis. He completed his undergrad at Marquette and MBA at De Paul. Steve believes in the free market, Chicago School of monetary policy, and less government involvement and intervention in the grain markets. He is risk adverse but emphasizes spread trades for optimal hedging profitability. Steve can be contacted at 312 985 0156 or 888 391 7894 or email him at sbruce@walshtrading.com.
 
 
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