Topic: Market Insight

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.


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.

The Livestock Super-Cycle

by John DePutter, May 2nd, 2014
One goal of the DePutter Market Advisory Service and the Ag-Alert service is to help our clients understand the price and profit cycles of agriculture. It can be valuable to recognize the signs and signals that identify the major highs and lows, because this can help you make business plans that fit the long-term swings in prices and profits.