Phil Franz-Warkentin

Features and News

Beware: Harvest Moon Rising

The harvest moon is coming, and with that, the first frost of the year. What does it mean for ag crops?
  • An early frost could have big impact
  • Soybeans, corn at risk
  • What the weatherman's saying now

Features and News

ICE Age Growing

The exchange has become a major global player, accomplishing significant benchmarks in a remarkably short time.
  • Mission: transparency & efficiency
  • Electronic platforms vs. open outcry
  • Next stop - U.K. clearinghouse

Features and News

Tiny Beetles Create Gigantic Problems For Logging Sector

Vast forest lands in Canada have been lost to the insect, greatly affecting the supply of valuable timber.
  • Ties to global warming
  • Salvage efforts
  • Time to invest?

 

Features and News

Calming Proposals For Volatile Ag Markets

Delving into the CFTC's new initiatives regarding the disconnect between futures prices and cash bids, as well as market transparency.
  • The role of the index fund
  • Increased margin fees at issue
  • Potential limiting of players