Top "Al-isms"

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"You pay for a good farm once, and you pay for a bad farm forever."

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"Fund-amentals used to move the markets, but now it’s fund-money."

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"When summer temperatures peak, so do grain markets."

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"You make most of your money within 30 miles of home. Further away, you give it away."

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"Always bullish, sometimes broke."

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"The market reaction to a crop report is more important than the report."

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"Farmers who are optimistic about farming and enjoy farming usually have children who want to farm."

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"The Bartender Rule: When you walk into The Main Street Bar, and the bartender--and his brother-in-law--are long corn...cash out."

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"The markets are now electronic, but the traders pushing the buttons are still human."

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"You can't afford to be cheap in farming."

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"The Bartender Rule: When you walk into The Main Street Bar, and the bartender--and his brother-in-law--are long corn...cash out."

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About Al Kluis

Al Kluis

Al Kluis has been a commodity advisor and broker since 1976. He is president and managing partner of Kluis Commodities in Wayzata, Minnesota. Al is an approved Cargill Pro-Pricing Grain manager and is an introducing broker with R.J. O’Brien. Al provides marketing information and advice to farmers in 22 states and six countries.

Al is also a writer. His column, Your Profit, appears in every issue of Successful Farming magazine. Before that he was a contributing editor at Corn and Soybean Digest for 13 years; the magazine featured his Marketing Strategies column in every issue. Al has had two books on commodities trading published (his co-author on the first book, Loren Kruse, is now Editor-in-Chief of Successful Farming magazine) and is commonly quoted in major publications including the Wall Street Journal. He is a featured speaker at commodity conferences nationwide and is a frequent market analyst for the Linder Farm Radio News Network. Al is the author of The Al Kluis Report.

Al, a Minnesota farmboy, was awarded his degree in Ag Economics from the University of Minnesota in 1974, after which he was executive director of the Minnesota Soybean Association before entering the markets full-time.