Alan Brugler

Articles By Alan Brugler

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Apr 03, 2020

Some Kind of Ugly

Market Watch with Alan Brugler April 3, 2020 Some Kind of Ugly “Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.” ― Dorothy Parker “If you think something is ugly, look harder. Ugliness is just a failure of seeing.” ― Matt Haig, The Humans I can only
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Mar 27, 2020

It Will Change

Market Watch with Alan Brugler March 27, 2020 It Will Change Over the years, I have heard a number of variations on the phase “If you don’t like the weather here in (insert state or city here) just wait 24 hours and it will change”. This is clearly not applicable
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Mar 20, 2020

Falling Knife Part II

Market Watch with Alan Brugler March 20, 2020 Falling Knife Part II We led off last week’s column talking about a market axiom, highlighting the difficulty of catching a falling knife without getting cut. The markets have definitely been falling, with the gravity of a coronavirus recession pulling on them
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Mar 13, 2020

Catching A Falling Knife

Market Watch with Alan Brugler and Austin Schroeder March 13, 2020 Catching a Falling Knife Of the many things I have learned over the past few years, the one phrase that sticks with me is “Don’t try to catch a falling knife.” For me, this is one of my favorite
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Mar 06, 2020

China Watch

Market Watch with Alan Brugler March 6, 2020 China Watch For much of 2020 we have been running a China Watch paragraph in our daily Ag Marketing Professional client update. As the world’s second largest economy they bear watching. The segment has discussed a number of different aspects of the
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Feb 28, 2020

Markets Are Mean, And Mean Reverting

Market Watch with Alan Brugler February 28, 2020 Markets Are Mean, and Mean Reverting The markets can be mean and nasty, particularly if things have been going well for a long time and investors become complacent. As one market axiom goes, “Don’t mistake a bull market for brains”. Many people
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Feb 21, 2020

Splash of Cold Water

Market Watch with Austin Schroeder & Alan Brugler February 21, 2020 Splash of Cold Water This week started off full of hope for the ag commodities, with traders coming back from the President’s Day weekend with money to put in on the buy side. Wheat jumped 20 cents or more
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Feb 14, 2020

We Go Home

Market Watch with Austin Schroeder and Alan Brugler February 14, 2020 We Go Home! Growing up watching TV with my father, a movie that was a staple was one of John Wayne’s westerns Mclintock!. If anyone’s seen it, one of my favorite parts was when Running Buffalo would say “Whooa
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Feb 07, 2020

Super Bull Leaves Others Behind

Market Watch with Alan Brugler February 7, 2020 Super Bull Leaves Others Behind Last week’s column focused on the Wuhan virus outbreak and the market reaction, pointing out that the S&P was down 2%. The basic message was that ‘this too shall pass’ and that some demand compression was likely