January 29, 2019

Who sets the basis?

In this episode we're joined by long-time White Commercial basis nerd Phil Luce.  Here we attempt to answer the BIG question:  Who sets the basis?  Listen in to find out!

January 3, 2019

Bad Grain Policies

The biggest tragedy in the grain business today. We delve into how the misuse of existing market signals costs everyone opportunity and forces folks to seek the grain marketing equivalent of Shan-gri-la.

A fun and light hearted discussion about quirks of grain merchandisers and how those we love have to accommodate us. Submitted by a broad range of grain merchandisers. Part 2 of 2.

A fun and light hearted discussion about quirks of grain merchandisers and how those we love have to accommodate us. Submitted by a broad range of grain merchandisers. Part 1 of 2.

Successful grain traders have a few key things in common. This episode explores one of those: Creating Meaningful relationships with their farmers. We discuss how originators have successfully created a point of difference from their competition and turned that into an effective and profitable origination program.

Possibly the most misused idea in the futures industry. We delve into both the concept and the reality of how the markets truly converge.

January 2, 2019

Market Noise

Separating the vital few from the trivial many. We take a closer look at what info out there actually impacts the day to day profitability of basis traders.

What happens when you combine sensationalism, national elections and mountains of soybeans in the great north? Nothing short of an event that causes folks on the coasts to double down on their pity for fly over country. 

January 2, 2019

Market Disruptors

Disrupty McDisruptface, or, how things aren't always as they seem. In this episode we gently hash out the age old maxim "if it ain't broke, disrupt it...then it'll break".

January 2, 2019

The Basis Traders Rules

Created by some of the greatest basis traders to ever walk this planet, these simple rules cut straight to the core of what successful grain merchandisers should be about. We discuss what each one means to us with some real life stories.

Successful grain traders have a few key things in common. This episode explores one of those: Identifying opportunity in your trade area and beyond. We discuss the subtle things that go along with this as well as share some real world examples of how merchandisers have done this successfully.

An introductory episode of The Elevator's Cut where Roger and Jason capture the big topics and challenges of the grain industry with humor, pragmatism, and simplicity. With a few decades of combined experience in the basis trading, brokerage, and farm marketing spheres, they use their experiences and knowledge of their area of the grain business to shed some light on what they can, and debunk some myths and exaggerations that exist in the grain industry

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