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The corn has eased over the last week. There are various reasons for this including the fact the US has not been the cheapest global supplier. Being cheap does help in the export arena. For those interested in the fundamentals. Having said that, perhaps we are close to a bottom that could be driven by upcoming fundamentals. This may seem a bit predictive in nature so a quantified risk approach is always advised. It is still my belief that the USDA will need to assess production a bit lower than they have plugged in. Perhaps they were waiting for actual field numbers before being corrective in nature. It is also possible they won't change their numbers. There certainly are no guarantees with the government. In addition, the election of a new regime in Argentina may well signal higher export taxes for corn. The rumor mill expects net reductions in corn planting with more acres now going to beans. This actually could be significant, yet remains to be seen. The last but not least remains China. I'll leave it at that. There are a couple ways to quantify corn here. To discuss call - 312-208-8836 or 800-993-5449.


John J. Walsh
President, Walsh Trading, Inc.

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John Walsh, President, Walsh Trading, Inc.

John began his career in the futures industry in 1986 at privately held firm, Barnes and Company. Barnes and Company was known for its presence at the Board of Trade, particularly in the agricultural sector. From Barnes, John held positions at the privately held firm, Argus and then at Continental Grain. During his time there, Continental Grain was one of the largest clearing firms in the world. Continental Grain had, and continues to maintain, extensive holdings in the cash cattle, poultry, swine, and agriculture industries. At Continental Grain, John had various responsibilities including working for the Options Group and the Risk Management Group where he serviced clients located all over the world.


In 1996, John left Continental Grain to found Walsh Trading, Inc., currently a registered Independent Introducing Broker (IIB) and an NFA member with the ability to clear at multiple, futures clearing merchants at the benefit of its clients. John’s focus at Walsh Trading has been on hiring and cultivating talented individuals and building relationships throughout the industry. Walsh Trading services some of the largest companies in the world, in their respective fields, as well as individual investors with a commitment to always putting the needs of its customers first.


John trades all markets, but concentrates his efforts in the agricultural sector, more specifically in the relationships revolving around the soybean crush. His trading methodology is based on fundamentals and a personally designed technical system.


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Phone: 312-208-8837 or 800-993-5449

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