Senior Account Executive, Grain Strategist

Mr. Gidel an Agricultural Economist with extensive experience in the brokerage industry analyzing and trading futures and options prices.

Jerry began his career in 1977 as a Feedgrain Analyst & Consultant at FGL after completing graduate studies at Iowa State University in ... more

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May Updates: Rising World Output Projects Higher Grain Stocks Than Expected
Market reactions to this month’s USDA larger 2021/22 world crop outputs weaken values across the major crops from pre-report levels. Weather is impacting crop levels in both Brazil and the US.
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Pre-May US/World Wheat Update - US Exports Are Lagging, But Black Sea Crop Determines Prices
For the 2nd year in a row, no Kansas wheat crop tour occurred before the USDA’s May 12 winter wheat crop report. A virtual event with Kansas State’s main agronomist & district observers did provide field assessments from across the state.
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Pre-May US/World Soybean Update - Output Up, But Demand Keeps US Supply Tight
With the USDA releasing their initial 2021/20 World and US supply/demand forecasts along with some old-crop revisions on May 12, S. America’s current soybean output will be a closely watched trade factor.
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Brazil’s Dryness Hurts 2nd Crop Corn Likely Tightening US Old-Crop Stocks
La Nina dryness significantly delayed Brazil’s 2020 soybean plantings. This postponed their second crop safrina corn seedings past its optimal February period.
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US 2020/21 Stocks Were Mixed - South American & US Weather Important
The latest quarterly reports showed the smallest levels in years while 2021 planting intentions were lower than trade’s expectations except for US wheat seedings.
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Demand Tightens 2020/21 US S&Ds While Intentions Reduce 2021 Supplies
Last week’s US producer planting intentions dramatically surprised the markets when the USDA data was sharply lower than trade’s expectations for 2021’s corn and soybeans seedings.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

BAL iPath B Bloomberg Cotton Ttl Ret ETN
CANE Teucrium Commodity Trust
CORN Teucrium Corn ETF
COWTF iPath Bloomberg Livestock SubTR ETN
DBA PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund
FUD E-TRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Food ETN
JJATF iPath Bloomberg Agriculture SubTR ETN
JJGTF iPath Bloomberg Grains SubTR ETN
JJOFF iPath Bloomberg Coffee SubTR ETN
RJA ELEMENTS Rogers Agriculture ETN
SBUX Starbucks Corporation
SOYB Teucrium Commodity Trust
WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund
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Work Experience

Senior Account Executive and Grain Strategist
Price Futures Group
June 2016 - Present (5 years)
Chief Feed Grain Analyst
Rice Dairy
February 2012 - May 2016 (4 years 4 months)
Broker/Analyst
North America Risk Management Services
April 2003 - February 2012 (9 years)
Senior Grain Analyst
Dean Witter Reynolds
February 1992 - November 1998 (6 years 11 months)

Education

Iowa State University
Graduate work
1974 / 1977
Agricultural Economics
Iowa State University
BS
1968 / 1972
Ag. Business - Marketing

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