Learning from the Markets

by John DePutter, Feb 29th, 2012
 
I first started studying commodity markets when I was 24 years old. One reason I’ve stayed involved with them – and stayed keenly interested in them – is that I’m always learning something new. Something new about the world, about human nature, about myself. Something new about my business, the process of the job, the clients we serve.

Here are some of things I’ve learned as a perpetual student of the markets.

Separating The Wheat From The Chaff

by John DePutter, Jan 25th, 2012
 
What, another blog? Yeah – we get it. These days it seems everyone has an opinion, and there’s no shortage of places to share them. This is the day of the digital soapbox; our inboxes and our mailboxes (not to mention Twitter and other social media accounts) are filled with voices that want our attention.

Despite an explosion in media services that provide everything from the latest local weather forecast to crop conditions around the world, many people in the farming industry find it increasingly difficult to get the information they truly need.