Andy lives and breathes these markets and has for decades. He trades them every day with his own money. He knows Ags and the Ag markets. If one wants to prosper, or perhaps even survive, the 21st century trader and farmer needs to evolve to be better at everything they’ve done before along with having a few tricks up their sleeve to stay ahead. Andy’s decades of experience in these ever changing markets can give you the edge to evolve and stay ahead. Grain Analyst (@GrainsGuru) is the delivery method in which he will share his thoughts with you.
Well-known on the trading floors of grain exchanges around the world, Andy Daniels has accomplished much in a relatively short period of time. Growing up in St Louis where his father ran the Ag division of Monsanto through the mid 70′s, Andy was exposed to the Ag world from an early age. These surroundings helped him begin his professional career as a commercial grain merchandiser buying and selling grain on behalf of ContiGroup Companies (formerly Continental Grain). It was in this role that Andy began establishing an extensive network of floor traders, brokers and exchange professionals. In the mid-1980’s, Andy decided to take his knowledge and connections and turn them to a career in the futures markets.
Upon getting involved in futures, Andy took a liking to the commercial grain hedging style that he employed with his clients. From 1986 to 1994, he grew his reputation as a commodity broker and grain trader. In 1995, he decided to build his own brokerage firm. Daniels Trading is the result of this decision. Andy oversees the daily operations of the firm while maintaining his own trading. He also continues to advise several selected, long-established customers.
Among his outside interests, Andy is an avid fly fisherman, hunter and golfer. He is involved in a variety of charitable causes, including leukemia research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Outward Bound wilderness-based active learning expeditions.