Then and now

By Fred Evans – January 17, 2017   

How often have we heard “those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it” and “the future is a repetition of the past”?  I mention these quotations to highlight the similarities of an event that occurred nearly forty years ago and which now could again be possible.

Will you be ready when central banks lose control of interest rates?

By Ranulf Glanville – July 7, 2016

 

Right now central banks around the world are taking unprecedented measures to keep interest rates pinned near zero. In fact, in many parts of the world interest rates are now negative!

 

We don’t see indications sharply higher interest rates are imminent. Still, we urge all readers to consider what could cause either short- or long-term interest rates to turn higher. Decisions involving debt need to consider not just the current situation, but also scenarios for what may lie ahead.

 

Below are a few things to think about when assuming interest rates will stay low for years and years.

Why You Should Watch the Non-Ag Markets

by John DePutter, Nov 4th, 2014
 
As part of our information services, the DePutter team routinely reports on the trends and cycles outside agriculture.

Why?

We think it’s important that farmers stay informed about the non-ag markets.

That’s because markets outside the farm can hold big sway on the prices for commodities you grow.