Alan Brugler

Articles By Alan Brugler

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Jul 02, 2020

Cause for Celebration

Market Watch with Austin Schroeder July 2, 2020 Cause for Celebration It was a pretty good week to be a bull! As we look at the table of commodities and the weekly changes, only hogs were left out of the bull party and by a measly 55 cents! If you’re
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Jun 26, 2020

Ready For It To Be Done

Market Watch with Austin Schroeder June 26, 2020 “I’m Ready for It to Be Done” For a good part of 2020, I have been in the middle of remodeling my house. Some have aspirations of buying a house that may not be the most up to date, fixing it up
Jun 12, 2020

What A Difference a Year Makes

Market Watch with Austin Schroeder June 12, 2020 What a Difference a Year Makes Earlier today, my wife sent me a picture of our son on this day last year. At that point he was just shy of 3 months old and didn’t really do a whole lot. Well now
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Jun 05, 2020

Let the Summer Games Begin

Market Watch with Alan Brugler June 5, 2020 Let The Summer Games Begin The Summer Olympics are often referred to as the summer games. They are no longer scheduled for 2020. But then again, a lot of other games have been missing from the schedule, including the NBA, NHL, MLS
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May 29, 2020

Science Experiments

Market Watch with Alan Brugler May 29, 2020 Science Experiments If you compress solids, liquids or gasses into smaller spaces, you typically get higher heat and pressure. If there are any gaps or weak spots in the containing vessel, you get bubbles, jets and fountains of escaping material! The US
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May 22, 2020

Temporal Disintegration

Market Watch with Alan Brugler May 22, 2020 Temporal Disintegration Have you struggled to know what day it is this spring? Has sheltering at home, cancellation of public activities (like school or sports) or social distancing in your state really thrown your mental clock off kilter? Are you surprised to
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May 15, 2020

Reverting To the Mean

Market Watch with Alan Brugler May 15, 2020 Reverting to the Mean A central concept of market behavior is that prices revert to the mean. That mean can be an average, or it can be part of a broader trend and thus have a little tilt to it. Either way
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May 01, 2020

The News is in the Market

Market Watch with Alan Brugler May 1, 2020 The News Is in The Market I debated putting a question mark at the end of the headline, but in some cases the evidence is pretty solid. We had more packing plants shut down this week than at any other time this
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Apr 24, 2020

Life is Like an Onion

Market Watch with Alan Brugler April 24, 2020 Life Is Like an Onion Some features of an onion: They have multiple layers, some are hot, some are mild. If you cut them the wrong way, they can make you cry. These ag markets right now are pretty onion-like. Consider corn