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Scott Strand

Scott Strand

Scott is a broker at HTS Commodities. He brings 15 years of experience in the grain and livestock industries and services a diverse agricultural clientele along with commodity investors throughout the continental United States.  Scott works with individual clients to design and integrate custom risk management and investment strategies.  Prior to joining HTS Commodities, he worked at CHS Hedging and two smaller Introducing Brokers, NorthStar Commodity Investment Co, and Slipka Trading. Scott is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and holds a FINRA Series 3 license.

Most Recent Stories

Potential Upside Price Risks in the Corn: Planted Acres, Brazilian Crop Estimates and Exports

Last week US corn and wheat fundamentals received another bearish input as the USDA’s February WASDE reduced demand for each commodity which raised ending stocks. The ending stock increases corn...

Brazilian Corn Production Estimates and Weather Concerns: How it’s Affecting US Corn Futures

Last week US corn futures were moderately higher on neutral fundamental data. The December WASDE report on Friday, 12/8 provided no new major data points for US corn. The government added 25 mbu of export...

Global Weather Concerns Drive Corn and Wheat Prices. Can Recent Export Sales Turn the Tide?

Listed corn futures enjoyed a slight rally last week as the curve moved slightly higher as the fundamental news continues to focus around Argentina and Brazil’s weather and planting pace. Last week...

Analyzing the Bearish Fundamentals Impacting US Corn and Wheat Futures in Q3

Last week represented the end of the month and end of the 3rd quarter. During this time, US corn and wheat futures endured relentless price pressures that were driven by bearish fundamentals. Since July...

Rising Above Challenges: Uncovering Opportunities in the US Soybean Markets

Last week represented the end of the month and end of the 3rd quarter. During the third quarter, US soy and soy derivative futures endured relentless price pressures that were driven by bearish fundamentals....

Navigating the Ups and Down of the Corn and Wheat Market.

Last week December’23 corn futures were marginally higher than previous week as end of the quarter short covering and chatter about the USDA lowering the yield in the October WASDE report started....

Market update: Corn Prices Struggle, Wheat Trade Faces Challenges.

During the mid-session on Friday, the December’23 corn futures contract was +$5.75/bu WoW at $4.93/bu. Despite increased military activity in the Black Sea last week, the December’23 listed...

Uncertainty in the Corn and Wheat Markets: Exploring the Impact of Russia’s Exit from the Safe Corridors Act with Ukraine

Last week the corn and wheat futures markets closed sharply higher as US weather and trade tensions over Russia leaving the safe corridors act with Ukraine caused supply-driven fears. Last Wednesday, after...

Unveiling US Weather & Yields: Navigating the Soybean Market for Success

1. US weather and yields . A El Nino climate pattern translates to trend US yields. The current estimates are showing variability. Our range is 79-85.3 bpa. 2. Acres . Bullish MY 23/24…bearish...

Corn Yields and Market Challenges: Weather, Demand, and Interest Rates

1. Weather & Yields . How El Nino weather cycle will impact US corn yields is being determined. US corn yields are THE market focus. A 181.5 bpa does not look achievable. 2. Acres can be a headwind...

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