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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The British voted to leave the EU. This decision leaves many unknowns on how this will affect the market long term. So far, this hasn’t affected the grain markets significantly. However, with the dollar stronger, beans may be hit as exports will be more expensive. Are The Highs Over For The Year?It depends on the weather. If forecasts remain wet, the highs are likely done. If weather gets hot and dry, the sky is the limit. The next three weeks of forecasts will determine the corn market. Following is a summary of weather conditions:1/3 of corn belt – great conditions1/3 of corn belt – dry, needs rain1/3 of corn belt – “normal” for this time of yearWith timely rains, expect trend-line or above average yields. Large scale dry conditions may bring a market rally back to recent highs.WheatThe wheat harvest continues to push north and yields are great. There is too much wheat that needs a home. The market is noticing the wheat surplus and end users are trying to find ways to displace corn in the ration. As corn struggles, wheat will likely follow….both will hold the other back.BeansThe effects of weather on beans has more time than corn. Without a yield reduction, beans are likely overvalued long term. Market ActionIt has been a very busy two weeks. Following provides details on recent trades including strategy and rationale.1) Bean BasisLast week I finally priced all of my 2015 bean basis at –.70 the July futures basis picked up on the farm. With the very large carryout this year, I wanted to take the basis now versus waiting (it could be worse down the road). Also, my local processor rolled their bids from the July to November, which indicates they have sufficient coverage on and there is likely little upside basis potential left. In doing this roll they also further lowered the bid they were paying when the spreads in the market are factored in. This was 30 cents from the top of the market over the marketing year and 5 cents better than at harvest last fall.While I’m satisfied with the basis price, I was a little disappointed I didn’t hit the top. There were a few unexpected circumstances that made basis prices behave differently than in years past.Soymeal demand was lower than prior years, so processors didn’t need to push prices as expectedMore farmers took advantage of deferred pricing (DP) programs offered by local processors than ever beforeBean prices rallied unexpectedly in April, causing basis to fall apart. 2) Corn BasisLast week I priced 70% of my 2015 corn basis at -.42 basis picked up on the farm. This basis was 20 cents from the top of the market for the marketing year and 5 cents better than basis at harvest. I avoided long lines and moisture discounts by storing at home but I missed the chance at higher basis levels earlier in the year. Similar to beans I think there is limited basis potential by waiting at this point because many farmers still need to move their stored grain before harvest, which will likely ramp up in late July and August.This year basis moved a little uncharacteristically and I missed the top largely because of two unexpected factors:More farmers took advantage of deferred pricing (DP) programs offered by local processors than ever before, which enabled ethanol plants to procure corn without pushing basis higher.The unexpected 10 inches of rain in December in the upper Midwest caused large elevators with uncovered ground piles to move grain much earlier than intended. This suppressed demand and kept basis uncharacteristically lower. This has only happened once in the last 30 years (1993), so this was ultimately bad luck and not due to faulty strategy.I still have 10% of my 2015 production basis left to sell. I’m going to wait on this to see if there is a drought, which could cause a basis rally in my area. If a drought happens, I could store the last 10% and carry it over to the next year to get a better basis value. Obviously I don’t want a drought to happen, but I’m keeping a little flexibility in my marketing just in case it does.3) Bean SpreadIn late April I had a May futures position (sold at $9.20) I rolled to the July for a 10 cent premium ($9.30). Last week, fearing dry weather and increased exports could push the July prices to extreme inverses (when July is higher priced than futures months after it), I moved my futures position to the August at a 2.5 cent inverse or loss (now $9.265 against the Aug including commissions).Right now there is a 13-cent inverse (decrease) from Aug to Nov, which increases my risk of taking a loss yet on this trade. Typically beans adjust to a carry position closer to the delivery period when there is a large carryout (like we have in the market currently), so I’m going to wait it out. I think the risk is manageable and I’m comfortable with what I know today. Two months ago this spread was a 20 cent loss, so it is narrowing. This still leaves me 100% priced on my 2016 production at a $9.45 average.4) Corn Option #1On Dec. 10, 2015 I sold a $4.30 July corn call for 10 cents. On Tuesday last week when corn was lower, I bought back my sale for a half cent and half cent of commission or a total of 1 cent. While this option expired only three days later, I felt in case weather forecasts changed and pushed the market substantially higher I should exist the position. In other words, why risk 1 cent of profit for no real upside potential? I net 9 cents profit on this trade.5) Corn SpreadLast Nov I had 22% of my 2016 production hedged in Dec ’15 corn futures. I rolled those forward to the Jul ’16 contract hoping to pick up more in the spread between July and Dec than was offered in the market at the time (which was only 10 cents). This last week I rolled those July sales including the one in #6 below to the Sep futures for a 3.5-cent carry (or profit).I did this now because if weather forecasts show hot and dry, I would prefer the 3.5-cent profit versus taking a potential loss on the trade. I still have some risk on the Sep/Dec futures spread, but with potentially 1.7 billion bushels of U.S. corn carryout, I don’t think many end users will want to take grain delivery two weeks before harvest starts (when corn prices are usually at their lowest). The market needs to pay somebody to hold the grain into the future. I want to capitalize on that possibility and I’m willing to take a little risk on 33% of my crop for it. I’m expecting to take more than 8 cents on this Sep / Dec spread and thus doing better than what the market was giving me back in November.6) Corn Option #2On Feb. 19 I sold a $3.80 July corn call for 15 cents. With corn above $3.80 on the July ($3.85) my call turns into a futures contract. This is like a $3.95 sale against the July futures and I still have the potential of the spread between July and December futures. As illustrated in #5 above I have added another 3.5 cents making this trade worth $3.985 now. PositionWith the basis trades now set I can finally set my price for the 2015 crop year. I will reexamine the results of my 2015 sales in late August to assess how my trades look compared to the opportunities I was presented over the marketing year. POSITION – CORN20152016Corn Sold100%55%CBOT Price$4.58$4.17Market Carry$0.185$.25 estBasis on Farm($0.42)($.25) estOptions & spread profits–$0.03 estCash Price$4.34$4.20 estPOSITION – BEANS20152016Beans Sold100%100%CBOT Price$10.79$9.20Market Carry$0.165$.30 estBasis on Farm($0.70)($.30) estCash Price$10.25$9.20 est I have another 22% of my production locked up in covered calls. While they don’t provide downside protection, in a sideways market they are the best play. Even in up and down markets they provide some extra premium potential. Following is a summary of my current options position: Options-CornDate Option PlacedExpiration DateStrike PricePremium Received2/19/20168/26/2016$4.00$0.194/26/20168/26/2016$4.00$0.194/26/20168/26/2016$4.50$0.099/15/201511/25/2016$4.80$0.183/24/201611/25/2016$4.40$0.166/6/201611/25/2016$5.00$0.10 If corn futures were to rally, and all of these covered calls were hit, it would be an average sale price of $4.25 futures with 15 cents additional premium from the call value. That price value of $4.40 is well above my breakeven and after this week certainly looks like a value I would like to have on my entire crop.Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. 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John Hagel, perhaps best known for his book The Only Sustainable Edge, has been one of the leading strategic thinkers for decades. Recently, as Co-Chair of the Deloitte Center for the Edge, he unveiled the Shift Index. This is a fascinating way to look at the economy and goes well beyond the traditional GDP and employment measures. Have a strong cup of coffee before reading or listening to this interview. This is important for enterprises as they think about the big picture related to social media, changing demographics, and increased global competition. It is also valuable for enterprise software vendors as they seek to articulate the value of their products to these clients.The Interview and PDFThe interview is about 20 minutes, a good listen. If you want to do justice to this subject, read the PDF first as background, and then listen to the MP3. For the super-busy skimmer, we attempt to distill the essence below.Download the MP3.The Return on Asset BombshellThis is what caught our attention in the email — and is the reason we wanted to do this interview:“U.S. companies’ return-on-assets (ROA) have progressively dropped 75 percent from their 1965 levels despite rising labor productivity.”That is dramatic. If you had to select a single measure by which to judge the value delivered by a CEO, board, or management team, it would be return on assets. To quote from the Wikipedia entry:“The return on assets (ROA) percentage shows how profitable a company’s assets are in generating revenue. This number tells you what the company can do with what it has, i.e. how many dollars of earnings they derive from each dollar of assets they control.”And here is the bit that matters:“Return on assets is an indicator of how profitable a company is before leverage.”If you want to understand the financial meltdown that happened at the end of 2008, just think leverage, i.e. debt. Companies juiced up their earnings using leverage. They have been doing this more and more in the last 30 years.What happens when you take that away? You get the return on asset bombshell that the Shift Index reveals. It is like taking steroids away from an athlete and then saying, “Now, how fast can you run 100 meters?”Only a US and BigCo Problem?The massive ROA drop was measured across all public companies in the US since 1965.It would be very interesting to see the results for Europe and Asia. Would they be different? Has anyone run those numbers?Public companies tend to be large. We were interested in knowing whether this was simply a BigCo problem. Here at ReadWriteWeb, we report on startups and small companies. Our assumption for some time has been that an historic shift in power is taking place from BigCo to SmallCo, which can be explained by Coase’s Theorem.Now that we’ve seen huge companies, household names such as Lehman and GM, crumble before our eyes, thinking that BigCos are in serious trouble is no longer a radical idea. And as nature and economies abhor a vacuum, this must create opportunities for others. The question is whether this shift will be simply from some BigCos to others, as they out-compete each other, or a more fundamental shift from BigCos to SmallCos.We asked John Hagel about this, and he told us his view that the shift in power to smaller companies, even to free-agent individuals, is a short-term trend and that bigger companies will return to dominance once they figure out how to operate in this new environment. He told us that BigCos face a great challenge in part because:“They grew up and became successful in a different environment, where scalable efficiency was the way to generate and sustain economic value.”He goes on to explain that money follows talent and that large companies are having a hard time articulating to the most talented and creative individuals why they would be able to grow and prosper more within large institutions than as free agents or in small ventures. He believes that large companies will be able to make that transition. Clearly, given his role with Deloitte, which provides management consulting to large companies, he has to take that view. But he has also voted with his feet on this issue, by even joining a large company like Deloitte in the first place, when he was already a successful free-agent author and consultant.His fundamental message is that BigCos need to offer a rationale other than just scalable efficiency. This is consistent with Coase’s Theorem. His view is that this rationale will be “scalable learning.” Scalable learning sounds like it could become an over-used buzzword, but when you listen to him describe how companies build networks of partnerships that learn from each other, it comes alive.It certainly will resonate with anyone who has worked at a startup.The question is whether BigCos can learn to work like agile startups again. In other words, is it possible to teach elephants to dance?How Can Enterprise 2.0 Vendors Articulate Their Value in This Context?I asked John if he saw a day when more CTOs and CIOs would become CEOs, because really understanding systems and technology has become so essential for leaders. He was skeptical. In fact, John views the risk-averse nature of most CIOs as a big stumbling block.John pointed out that most companies have “only skimmed the surface” of opportunities to use social media to build richer knowledge networks that cross the firewall and connect with partners and customers. Indeed, he talked about the problem of how “most CIOs are tending to become extremely risk-averse.” He pointed out that CIO turn-over is increasing, and that the reason CIOs get fired is often because of some big operational blow-up. So, they avoid anything that puts current operations at risk. In doing so, they may be creating even bigger issues, as large companies miss opportunities to leverage social media to create new value.John’s advice to Enterprise 2.0 vendors is to become a lot better at articulating how their technology can build value and competitive advantage at scale. That is obviously easier said than done. But doing it is essential. The CIO will be motivated to look at operational risks only if the CEO tells him or her that the risks of ignoring them are greater.The Interview and PDFDownload the MP3 and PDF. 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Tags:#New Media#Product Reviews#social networks#twitter#web There are other great features in the app too, including a button that cleans up the publisher view into an easy-to-read “clean” format, a photo viewer for browsing images, a full screen view where you can see who originally shared the post and access options for sharing the post yourself, features for favoriting and marking items as read, and more. sarah perez Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The app does the same thing for your Twitter lists, assuming you use that feature. If not, you’ll like the directory of popular Twitter lists BroadFeed provides, organized into categories like politics, arts and entertainment, health, sports, science and technology and more. BroadFeed’s “Week in Review” section highlights the hottest stories from the past week by surfacing the top items from across BroadFeed’s network. You can also drill down into this data by day. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos At this week’s SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, we got a sneak peek at a new Twitterized “newspaper” application for iPad called BroadFeed, just prior to its iTunes launch. Designed by marketing agency Organic, Inc., the app has publisher appeal because it won’t “steal clicks” (i.e., page views) from content providers when displaying articles your friends linked to in their tweets.On the consumer side, BroadFeed offers several features to entice new users in this increasingly crowded “social magazine” space. It automatically works with your Twitter account and your custom Twitter lists to organize the topics based on popularity, allowing you to read the most important items first. This gives the app a level of intelligence that some of its competitors don’t have just yet.Yes, Another Social Mag!The iPad’s form factor has inspired a number of startups to create personalized “social magazine” experiences that re-factor the information being shared by your friends on social networks into a more magazine-like format designed for the iPad. Among BroadFeed’s competitors are FlipBoard, NewsMix, TweetMag, Zite, AOL Editions, Yahoo Livestand, paper.li, Pulse and many others, all angling to be your social magazine of choice.In some cases, for example with the newly launched Zite application, the apps include level of intelligence which is used to rank the items they present. In other cases, there’s no intelligence, only a basic organizational arrangement of the data they source. Flipboard, the pack leader for now, acquired a semantic data startup called Ellerdale, whose smart algorithms will eventually be used to determine which updates deserve top billing. Unfortunately, it has not fully implemented this feature as of yet. That leaves room for competitors like BroadFeed to move into the space and gain traction among users who need more than good looks in their iPad mag, but also want help making sense of the overwhelming amount of information being shared on social networks today.Highlighting the Hottest Tweets in BroadFeedIn BroadFeed’s case, the app looks only at tweets with links. It syncs with your Twitter account to arrange the information in a way that highlights the hottest topics based on a number of factors. The most popular items appear at the top of the screen in a larger box, while less popular items trail further down the page. Where BroadFeed needs work is on the user interface itself. While the overall design is attractive, some of the gestures didn’t work as smoothly as they could have. And any app that needs to provide a “how to use” tutorial probably isn’t as simple as it could be. These are minor complaints, however.The app, now available in iTunes, is ad-free, but is not free to download. That said, you can at least feel good about paying for this one as proceeds from its sale (it lists for $0.99) will be donated to charities, including the American Red Cross, which is currently providing relief efforts to those affected by the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami. You can download BroadFeed here. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
MOST READ Aside from his candid commentary, the former NBA player is notorious for bringing out the Philippines’ famed cleaning tool during playoff times—which perfectly signifies going winless in a best-of-seven playoff series.Speaking alongside fellow analysts Heather Cox, Michael Wibon and Chauncey Billups prior to tip-off of Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), the 2000 NBA Most Improved Player once again brought out the broom to signify the Spurs’ demise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I have as much respect for the Spurs as anybody, that’s why I’m not gonna wave it very high,” Rose said referring to the “walis tambo,” which he wrongly identified as its outside counterpart, the “walis tingting.”“But I have to get out the walis-walis, tingting tambo, because the Spurs will be getting swept this evening.” The 2017 NBA Playoffs have been filled with landslide victories or “sweeps,” and ESPN analyst Jalen Rose has surely taken notice.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments His comical gesture was warranted, as the Warriors indeed swept the Spurs, catapulting themselves to a 12-0 post-season record and into their third straight NBA Finals appearance.READ: Warriors set 12-0 record for 3rd straight trip to NBA FinalsCome post-game, Rose once again proudly waved the “walis tambo.”“My Filipino family, fans, and friends wanted me to bring out the walis, walis, tingting,” he said. Khristian Ibarrola /raJalen Rose calls the GSW sweep tonight! Where the Filipino homies at! Lol. pic.twitter.com/XFP3ecK4JiADVERTISEMENT Man who told immigrant to go back to country asked to write essay SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games 250 enrolled at phony school arrested in immigration scam Lillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder — Warriors Talk (@JaeAzizi) May 23, 2017 Hornets beat Pistons for 8th straight time LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance