John graduated from the University of Iowa in 2003 with a degree in economics. After graduation John embarked on a 4 year career in the US Navy as a swift boat navigator. It was during 2 tours in Iraq and the Persian Gulf escorting oil tankers through the Straits of Hormuz that he realized how valuable commodities are to the survival of society as we know it. Having spent the majority of his time around oil and grain tankers in hostile territories, his curiosity of the actual product and price movements got the best of him. He spurned a military career and was honorably discharged in 2007. John started in the industry working for a Commodity Trading Advisor and IB as a Series 3 registered broker. It was there he honed his skills in the Grain and Meat markets.
After 3 years he was given the opportunity to join Daniels Trading. Being in the business and seeing how other IB’s operated, it was the integrity and straight forward approach of the Daniels management team and brokers that attracted him to make the move. Since joining Daniels, John has broadened his fundamental and technical analysis of the markets even further.
Working in high pressure industries like the military and capital markets, John has learned the value of preparation in times of stress. He believes in instilling in his clients with the value of a good plan and a cool head for dealing with the day to day swings of commodity markets.
John is a proud supporter of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Illinois Corn Growers Association.
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