TDI Podcast 173 – Gartman on The Grains and Paired Trade Ideas

Guest: Dennis Gartman and Tom Grisafi shed some light on the commodity markets.We look at the potential for Russia’s drought and how that will play out on grain prices and opportunities that may come. Wheat higher or lower? What to look at to short, what to seek out for long positioning. NFP data is dissected as well.



Dennis Gartman is editor and publisher of The Gartman Letter and has been directly involved in the capital markets since August of 1974. In just over a decade, Mr. Gartman worked as an economist for Cotton, Inc., traded foreign exchange and money instruments for NCNB National Bank, and was chief financial futures analyst for A.G. Becker & Company. He was also an independent member of the Chicago Board of Trade until 1984, trading treasury bonds and notes and GNMA futures contracts. In 1984, Mr. Gartman moved to Virginia to run the futures brokerage operation for Sovran Bank, and in 1987 he began producing The Gartman Letter on a full-time basis.

Clients of The Gartman Letter, LC, include many of the leading banks, broking firms, mutual funds, hedge funds, energy trading companies, and gain trading companies. Mr. Gartman often appears on CNBC, ROB-TV, and Bloomberg Television, discussing commodities and capital markets, and speaks before various associations, trade groups, central banks, and financial ministries around the world.

He has taught classes for the Federal Reserve Bank‘s School for Bank Examiners on derivatives, and served a two-year term as an outside director for the Kansas City Board of Trade. Mr. Gartman has been a member of the Suffolk Industrial Development Authority since 1998 and now serves on the Investment Committee of North Carolina State University.

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Thomas A. Grisafi is the founder and CEO of Indiana Grain Company, LLC. A veteran of the financial industry for two decades, he is a full member of the Chicago Board of Trade who has utilized his expertise in volatile and diverse markets to successfully manage prop groups at major clearing firms. For nearly ten years Tom has been among the vanguard in the transition from the pit to the screen. A highly successful and emulated electronic futures trader, he was recently interviewed by the BBC regarding his noted success and visionary advancements in the futures industry.

Tom attended Valparaiso University and currently resides with his family in Valparaiso, Indiana where he is a notable advocate for various local charities and community organizations. Website/blog: – or follow him on twitter @indianagrainco



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