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Disciplined Merchandising Practices

Words Focus, Structure, Discipline

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5 Disciplines of Merchandising that Stand the Test of Time

When you see what appear to be good, well-established, long-standing companies suddenly fall apart it makes you wonder.  How do good businesses go...

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Bull and Bear

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When the Market Gets Volatile, Get Disciplined

Wild markets stir up emotions in even the most seasoned of grain merchandisers. When margin calls are coming fast and frequently, and there are...

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Roadsigns

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When Being Right is the Wrong Focus

Volatility has a lot of side effects on the mentality of a basis trader. Maybe the most dangerous is an aversion to being wrong – and when price,...

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Sets of Keys

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The Merchant's Secret

What are the keys to creating a successful practice as a grain merchandiser?

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Taking Control of Grain Merchandising

Market conditions may be out of a merchandiser's control, but steps can be made to tip the scales in their favor.

I believe merchandising grain and...

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scales

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Basis Trading Starts with Balance

A good basis trader will spend an entire career refining his/her basis trading knowledge and skills. However, every principle of basis trading is...

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5 Questions to Help You Manage Pre-Spreads

Why? Pre-spreading is about locking in spread structure that will support your merchandising plans. (e.g., if you plan to carry grain you need a...
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Narrowing of Control over Time

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The End of Decision-Making

We (human beings, that is) are strongly motivated by FOMO – Fear of Missing Out. Any decision we make before we are forced into deciding means...

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5 Ways Basis Trading Grain Elevators Own Their Markets

At White Commercial, we have the privilege of working with over 250 grain elevator companies all over the US and Canada. We have identified specific...

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