Despite being excited by and interested in the grain markets, many participants crave a better understanding of them. Now there is a book to deliver that understanding in ways that could help you make money trading grain.
Elaine Kub uses her talents for rigorous analysis and clear, approachable communication to offer this 360-degree look at all aspects of grain trading. From the seasonal patterns of modern grain production, to grain futures' utility as an investment asset, to the basic trading practices of the grain industry's most successful companies, Mastering The Grain Markets unveils something for everyone.
The key to profitable grain trading, Kub argues, is building knowledge about the fundamental practices of the industry. To demonstrate the paramount importance of such intelligence, she uses anecdotes, clear examples, and her own experiences as a futures broker, market analyst, grain merchandiser, and farmer. The result is an immensely readable book that belongs in the hands of every investor, grain trader, farmer, merchant, and consumer who is interested in how profits are really made.
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Informative and comprehensive
A detailed and interesting look into a world that I now nothing about. The author manages to convey a technical subject in a way accessible to a general reader, and does a good job of explaining the various technical terms one needs to know. She also provides some interesting insights into related subjects such as changing technology and the organic movement.
If I have a criticism, it is that she has a tendency to put in lengthy anecdotal stories of farming families going about their business. IMO these provided little insight into the subject and are presumably there to try to provide colour and human interest.
She does a decent job as her own narrator.