Alan Brugler

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Nov 15, 2019

Procrastination

Market Watch with Alan Brugler November 15, 2019 Procrastination “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” Mark Twain Those of you who have followed me for a while will recall the rule of thumb that markets are trending about 20% of the time and
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Nov 08, 2019

Delightful Menace in the Air

Market Watch with Alan Brugler November 8, 2019 Delightful Menace In The Air I was looking for some kind of November quote to start this off, and had already used in some other year the gales of November in the song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” made popular by
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Nov 01, 2019

Swamps and Alligators

Market Watch with Alan Brugler November 1, 2019 Swamps and Alligators There is a folk saying that “When you’re up to your neck or (a**) in alligators, it’s hard to remember that your initial objective was to drain the swamp”. President Trump famously indicated that he was intent on draining
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Oct 25, 2019

Spooked

Market Watch with Alan Brugler October 25, 2019 Spooked Halloween is coming up in a few days, with some localities observing it this weekend. Over the years, that holiday has inspired us to write a variety of pieces about goblins and gremlins in the market, the black cats, and ghosts.
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Oct 18, 2019

Refried Confusion

Market Watch with Alan Brugler October 18, 2019 Refried Confusion Way back in 1973, that philosopher Dr. John had a hit song titled Right Place, Wrong Time. It started out with these lines: I been in the right place but it must have been the wrong time I'd have said
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Oct 11, 2019

Deja Vu

Market Watch with Alan Brugler and Austin Schroeder October 11, 2019 Deja Vu Over the last 48 hours, we’ve gone from double digit losses in the grains to double digit gains. While much of that had to do with USDA numbers on Thursday, we have also had a couple of
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Oct 04, 2019

Keep Your Eye on The Ball

Market Watch with Alan Brugler October 4, 2019 Keep Your Eye On The Ball Our regular readers will recall my fondness for the market axiom “If you trade the news you lose”. Traders, whether commercials or speculators, look at a variety of inputs in making a value decision. Does this
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Sep 20, 2019

Change of Seasons

Market Watch with Alan Brugler September 20, 2019 Change of Seasons The air temperature isn’t (thankfully, given crop maturity) suggesting a change of seasons yet, but the calendar and the TV schedule sure are. I don’t watch much TV, but when I do it is mostly sports. This fall season
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Sep 13, 2019

Bulls at Work

Market Watch with Alan Brugler September 13, 2019 Bulls At Work Just a week after our “Bears at Work” column highlighting the underperformance of commodities vs. equities over the past five years, we had a week where ALL of the ag commodities we track were higher for the week. Was