The following letter was sent by Kevin Van Trump to Van Trump Report subscribers in 2015.
With the seed now in the ground our focus starts to shift more towards marketing the upcoming crop. With this in mind some readers have asked for help in bridging the gap between the information I provide in my daily report and marketing strategies that may help to reduce additional downside-risk or help to provide alternative revenue.
Obviously since I am extremely busy each day, either working on tomorrow’s report, doing a radio show or talking to a trade source on the phone, I have very little time to answer questions that many you have in regard to the markets or to discuss the many ways to build specific hedging strategies. Therefore I would like to tell you about a professional team of advisors at “Daniels Ag Services”. The are several reasons I like this group, below are just a few:
Andy Daniels, the founder of “Daniels Ag Services,” and I have been friends for over 20 years. Not only is he one of my best friends, but he is also one of the most respected sources in the grain trading business. Our families have a long and deep lasting friendship and Andy and I are partners in several alternative agricultural investments i.e. ethanol plants, farms in South America, CNG fueling facilities, etc…
Professional Yet Personal Team of Advisors – Andy personally hand selected a small group of his professional traders to act as advisors for readers of my report. This allows you to ask specific questions about the market. At the same time you can also ask and will receive individual risk-management and hedging strategies tailored specifically for your operation and cash flow needs. I have personally met and regularly speak with each member of this select team. They’re great guys and have a strong ag background. They also truly understand my process, the importance of building a “plan” and practicing proper “risk-management” strategies.
FREE Monthly Marketing Call – I personally participate in a monthly marketing call that is sponsored by “Daniels Ag Services”. Not only will you get to hear my current outlook on the industry and the trade, but you will also get to hear from several other seasoned and respected sources in the industry. You will hear their favorite trading ideas, favorite hedging ideas, cash-sales targets, when to lock in diesel fuel, the best times to be buying fertilizer and other inputs, thoughts on land and cash-rents. Most importantly you are free to ask, e-mail or text questions directly to the panel of industry exports on the call. This is truly an amazing tool and something you want to be involved with.
Some of you may have already heard from Daniels Ag Services via a phone call or email. I have asked them to personally call (or write via e-mail) all of my readers and introduce themselves. I wanted everyone to have their contact information. I hope this gives you someone you can call and trust if you have any questions about my report or need some help building a specific hedging strategy, or simply want a second opinion about the markets.
Moral of the story, I simply wanted to provide you with a trusted source in case you are looking for ways to gain more traction with your marketing efforts. I know with prices at or below break-evens everybody is “searching” and looking for ways to improve the bottom line. My best advice is do your homework, interview multiple advisors and if it sounds too good to be true…it probably is!
Good luck in 2015. I hope you and your family are blessed with good health and good fortune!