Food & Ag

What investors need to know about the U.S.-China trade accord

On Oct. 11, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. and China have agreed in principle to what is being characterized as the first phase of a trade accord. Here are seven key takeaways about the agreement:   China has not yet called this a ‘deal’ It is unclear whether or not ...

Tech Talk for Tuesday October 15th 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Tuesday October 15th U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 9 points in pre-opening trade. Johnson & Johnson gained $2.56 to $133.28 after reporting higher than consensus third quarter earnings. The company also raised guidance. JP Morg ...

Tech Talk for Thursday October 10th 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Thursday October 10th U.S. equity index futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 5 points in pre-opening trade. Investors are focusing on news from U.S./China trade talks that started today. Index futures were virtually unchanged following release of econo ...

Tech Talk for Wednesday October 9th 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Wednesday October 9th U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 25 points in pre-opening trade. Investors were encouraged by news that China has committed to purchase $10 billion in agricultural products if a U.S./China trade agreement is r ...

Tech Talk for Tuesday October 8th 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Tuesday October 8th U.S. equity index futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 18 points in pre-opening trade. U.S./China trade negotiation concerns continue to escalate. Index futures were virtually unchanged following release of the September Producer Pr ...

Tech Talk for Monday October 7th 2019

The Bottom Line World equity markets moved lower again last week with elevated volatility, but showed short term momentum signs of a seasonal bottom. Equity markets have a history of elevated volatility at this time of year with a flat/downward bias from mid-July to mid-October. The weakest period ...

PSP acquiring Australian agriculture firm for A$854 million

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is taking over Webster Ltd., an Australian agribusiness company, for A$854 million. While the PSP already owns 19.1 per cent of ... ...

Sysco Corp. sees 15.6% earnings jump

A Member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle recently asked for his advice on the world’s largest food distributor to restaurants, schools, health-care facilities and hotels. Pat notes the company’s product lines and client industries are well-diversified, but he’s wary of its growth through acq ...

3 ways to set your kids up for financial success

The kids are back in the classroom and leaves are starting to turn — change is in the air. Now is the perfect time to start a new season of planning for your kids’ financial future.These three essential steps will help you set your child up for success in their financial lives and beyond. Maxim ...

Life Beside the China Tariffs

Originally published by the Journal of Commerce in September 2019 As we continue to be engulfed by the ever changing landscape of the China 301 tariffs, a bit of fresh air – meaning other topics – were actually discussed as a recent trade event. The Foreign Trade Association hosted a program in ...