MPICO Limited 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgMPICO Limited (MPICO.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about MPICO Limited (MPICO.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MPICO Limited (MPICO.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MPICO Limited (MPICO.mw)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileMalawi Property Investment Company Limited (MPICO) is a property company with interests in property development, rentals and property management. The company owns, leases, manages and develops commercial, residential and industrial properties in major towns and cities in Malawi. MPICO’s property portfolio includes offices, high-rise buildings, residential homes, warehouses and retail outlets; providing property solutions for clients in the major towns and cities of Malawi, including Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu. MPICO owns 35 commercial buildings and a selection of flats, private-lease houses and guest lodges; Its subsidiaries included Capital Developments Limited and New Capital Properties Limited. Malawi Property Investment Company Limited (MPICO) is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Bank of Kigali(BK) (BOK.rw) 2015 Presentation

first_imgBK Group Plc (BOK.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 presentation For more information about BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BOK.rw)  2015 presentation Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Flores House / FUSTER + Architects

first_imgCopyHouses•Naguabo, Puerto Rico Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Ecológica Carmelo ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953840/flores-house-fuster-plus-architects Clipboard Puerto Rico Save this picture!© Jaime Navarro+ 20Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953840/flores-house-fuster-plus-architects Clipboard Area:  2915 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Photographs Year:  Nataniel Fúster Flores House / FUSTER + Architects Architects: FUSTER + Architects Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architect: “COPY” Photographs:  Jaime Navarro Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFUSTER + ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookPuerto RicoPublished on December 25, 2020Cite: “Flores House / FUSTER + Architects” [Casa Flores / FUSTER + Architects] 25 Dec 2020. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Flores House / FUSTER + ArchitectsSave this projectSaveFlores House / FUSTER + Architects “COPY” Design Team:Heather Crichfield, Luis R. Albaladejo, José PagánClients:Carlos FloresEngineering:José GreenConsultants:Rafael Parés, Taller 34, Inc & Redcon ConstructionCity:NaguaboCountry:Puerto RicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jaime NavarroRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame Fly The design of this single-family residence in a suburb on the southeastern coast of Puerto Rico is mainly based on the following ideas: • The house is introverted away from the suburban street front and extroverted towards the view of the ocean on the eastern side. Thus, the structure layers from a blank wall that defines the facade to an open space defined by a roof supported on slender steel columns on the back. The house is sunken half level to further accomplish this goal and follow the existing contours.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Jaime Navarro• The house uses passive means of ventilation and illumination. To achieve this, the frontal view is, in part, characterized by ‘hot air chimneys’ that double as skylights. These elements are opened opposite to the prevailing wind direction to create a suctioning effect that continuously circulates air, while illuminating of the interior spaces. • The house is located near the point where hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico. In order to create protection from such devastating atmospheric events, hurricane resistant canvas-like material that easily retracts like curtains were installed in front of windows and in part of the terrace. In some way when they are closed, they resemble the work of the artist Christo in the manner that they completely enclose and define spaces and forms. This material also allows for light to subtly enter into the interiors. Usually, hurricane shutters are an unwelcome accessory in many structures. This solution incorporates this element as an integral part of the main architectural expression.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroSave this picture!© Jaime NavarroSave this picture!Section BSave this picture!© Jaime Navarro• The house is constructed in an insulated concrete system (GCT), with a high R value, that makes it extremely efficient in terms of cooling. In the tropical environment of Puerto Rico, most concrete structures are not insulated and therefore allow the extreme heat to pass through. The plaster on the house is a structural mortar that contains the continuous insulation on the interior of the wall. The floor of the house, finished in polished exposed concrete, is the only structural element without insulation since is not needed in this climate. • The house’s compact layout feels spacious in part because it opens up to a terrace that celebrates outdoor living and links the house to the exterior. The small infinity pool in the terrace connects the long views to the horizon and the ocean to the interior of the house. It also doubles as a cistern.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroSave this picture!© Jaime NavarroProject gallerySee allShow lessNONUMENTArchitecture BooksMSDx SummerExhibition Share 2020 ArchDaily Houseslast_img read more

Institute of Fundraising to offer e-mail briefings

first_img The Institute of Fundraising is to offer e-mail briefings to members for the first time. Chief Executive Lindsay Boswell writes in this month’s Update magazine that “you will be able to receive e-mail briefings on a wide range of specialist subjects. You may, for example, choose to learn what activities and events your local group is running. You may be interested to hear what is happening in the Trusts or IT Special Interest Group.”Boswell promises that these briefings will be “short, factual and designed to give members a bite-sized piece of information with clear signposting on how to find out more.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 July 2002 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. These briefings are the Institute’s first e-mail publications. The Institute of Fundraising launched its first Web site in 2000.Visit the Institute of Fundraising.  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Institute of Fundraising to offer e-mail briefingslast_img read more

Big Lottery Fund invites feedback on spending next £2 billion

first_imgBig Lottery Fund invites feedback on spending next £2 billion AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 November 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Big Lottery Fund Funding Law / policy  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Big Lottery Fund has begun a public consultation on how it should allocate its funding, expected to be over £2 billion, from 2009 to 2015.Individuals and organisations across the UK are invited to share their thoughts via the Fund’s consultation website.The consultation includes a series of national, regional and local face-to-face events as well as the online channels.Peter Wanless, UK CEO of the Big Lottery Fund, said: “We listened and learnt from our last consultation by introducing significant improvements to how we fund, pioneering full cost recovery and extending the length of our typical awards up to five years, offering community organisations far greater opportunity to plan for a sustainable future. Now is the time for everyone to get involved in what happens next.”www.big-thinking.org.uklast_img read more

Funding news round up: what’s available & what’s been awarded

first_imgHistoric England seeks Expressions of Interest for high street regeneration fundHistoric England is inviting Expressions of Interest for its £44m high street regeneration fund. The High Streets Heritage Action Zones (HSHAZ) scheme launched this month and will see Historic England work with partners to find new ways to champion and revive historic high streets in a four-year programme of physical improvements, community engagement and cultural activities.The scheme will give councils, businesses and community groups access to expert advice and investment to bring historic buildings back into use and support historic high streets to adapt to the challenges they face. Grants of between £250,000 and £2m are available to set up four-year partnerships beginning April 2020 for HSHAZ schemes to deliver physical improvements and cultural and community activities to regenerate a historic high street or town centre.Not-for-profit organisations such as local authorities, charitable trusts, or other public sector organisations can apply, as can partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations that can demonstrate capacity to deliver.Stage one is to submit Expressions of Interest with a deadline of noon on 12 July. Successful applicants will then be invited to develop a full programme design. Applications are currently open for a number of funds, including one to help regenerate high streets from Historic England, and one from Allchurches Trust to help churches and Christian organisations connect with children and young people, and their families. Here’s a short round up of some of the opportunities, as well funds recently awarded. Deadline approaching for applications to Louis Baylis Charitable TrustMaidenhead’s The Louis Baylis Charitable Trust is offering grants to charities and good causes with a deadline for applications of 9 June. Twice a year the trust distributes between £250,000 and £300,000 to local good causes and some national charities. The last round of donations was made in November 2018. Recently the trust has also distributed some major donations using unspent accumulated reserves.Charitable organisations can apply for a grant by filling out an application form online at www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk/section/980/apply-for-a-grant. Louis Baylis was editor of the Maidenhead Advertiser and established the trust in 1962. Since then the Advertiser has given more than £6million of its profits to help good causes. Melanie May | 24 May 2019 | News Greenham Trust awards three projects funding in Pitch to the Panel finaleGreenham Trust’s six shortlisted Pitch to the Panel finalists took to the stage on Wednesday 8 May for the event finale, with three projects awarded a share of £100,000 funding.  Friends of Castle School (pictured) received £30,000 for its all-weather outdoor sports track for children with complex learning difficulties, Age Concern Newbury & District (Fair Close Centre) were also awarded £30,000 towards the lease and costs of a driver for a new minibus, and West Berkshire League of Friends received £40,000 towards a new portable liver scanner for the Community Hospital that will allow assessment of patients who are at risk of liver cirrhosis. More information on the funding Greenham Trust provides and how to apply is available on its site. Funds available AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12  183 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Funds awardedcenter_img The North Face launches Explore Fund in EuropeThe North Face has opened its Explore Fund in Europe, offering funding to charitable partners who strive to help everyone from any background get out and explore. The Explore Fund is being rolled out across Europe, starting with the UK, Germany and Italy. In the UK, the brand has announced it is partnering with The Outward Bound Trust. With the Trust, it has launched a campaign to give more children from diverse backgrounds opportunities to experience outdoor activities and adventure. Tagged with: Funding grants Waitrose & Partners reveals winners of £1million fund to fight plastic pollutionWaitrose & Partners has announced the five projects it will award its £1million plastic pollution fighting fund to. 150 groups applied for the fund, eight were selected to present to the panel, and five organisations have been awarded grants. Plan Plastic – The Million Pound Challenge will award the money, over one year, to Blue Marine Foundation and its SAFEGEAR initiative, Onion Collective and Biohm for the creation of their plastic biorecycling facility, Women’s Environmental Network for its ‘Plastic-Free Periods’ campaign, Plymouth Marine Laboratory for its project Mussel Power, and Youth Hostel Association for its Message in a Bottle campaign (pictured) to eradicate single-use plastic bottles. Funding news round up: what’s available & what’s been awarded Allchurches Trust launches Growing Lives grants programmeAllchurches Trust has launched a new grants programme – Growing Lives – aimed at helping churches and Christian organisations throughout the UK and Ireland connect with children and young people and forge lasting links with families in their local area.Grants of up to £25,000 are available, and the amount received will depend upon the cost of the project and level of need in the community, ranging from 10% of project cost through to 80%. Funding can be applied for under the Growing Lives programme even if the applicant has received a grant from Allchurches Trust within the last two years.Applications will be considered on a rolling basis by the Trust. It is likely that two tranches of applications will be considered and awarded in 2019; in July and November.  182 total views,  2 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Challenge to labor movement: UPS fires 250 union workers

first_imgApril 4 press conference for fired UPS workers.WW photo: Anne PrudenBosses fire workers for being late. But Jairo Reynes, a 24-year United Parcel Service worker at the company’s Maspeth hub in Queens, N.Y., was fired for being early.With management approval, Reynes came in early sometimes to find a good spot at the loading dock for his truck. The UPS bosses then turned around and fired the driver on Feb. 26 for “stealing time.”The real reason for Reynes’ firing was because he signed a mass grievance against UPS for ignoring seniority rules with respect to starting times.Reynes’ firing was a provocation aimed at Teamsters Local 804. The local’s membership responded by staging a protest for 90 minutes on Feb. 26.UPS — the 53rd largest U.S. company in the 2012 Fortune 500 list, with $54 billion in revenue — retaliated by firing 250 workers.Local 804 was the home local of the late Ron Carey, who as International Teamsters president led the 1997 strike against UPS. That’s the last time a big company was successfully struck in the U.S.The present mass firing is a challenge to the entire labor movement, and it is happening right in New York City.Union members are fighting back. Local 804 held a news conference on April 3 at New York City Hall. “Union members from Teamsters locals all across the city were joined by [Metropolitan Transportation Authority] workers from Transport Workers Union Local 100, Service Employees 32BJ and members of Communication Workers of America and other union supporters,” reported FightBack! News on April 3.“President of Teamsters Local 804 Tim Sylvester told the crowd, ‘UPS is threatening to bankrupt 250 families,’ and described the attacks as a heartless attack on drivers and their families. The crowd responded with shouts of ‘Shut ‘em down!’ and ‘Save the 250!’ ”Teamsters point out that UPS got a $43 million contract to deliver packages for city and state agencies. At the same time former Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave the outfit a sweetheart deal by wiping off nearly $16 million annually in parking fines.In return UPS is trying to fire Domenick DeDomenico, who was struck by a car last year while delivering packages. The union brother was in a coma for 10 days, had brain surgery and received physical therapy.After DeDomenico returned to work, UPS sought to get rid of him for delivering 11 packages an hour instead of 13. This loyal Teamster with a 13-year-old son now has a second discharge notice for being one of the 250 workers who stood up to UPS.War against TeamstersThe wealthy and powerful are rooting for UPS to smash the Teamsters. With huge job cuts in manufacturing, UPS has one of the largest number of union workers of any U.S. company.The war against the Teamsters is decades long. By deregulating the trucking and airline industries, former President Jimmy Carter set back the entire labor movement. This so-called reform opened the door for union busting in both industries and smashed the Teamsters’ master freight contract.Another motive for the UPS mass firings is the corporate plan to privatize the U.S. Postal Service. Along with FedEx, UPS is a prime contender to take over the best parts of the postal service when big business takes over. In order to do so, UPS feels it has to break the Teamsters.UPS has led the corporate charge toward part-time work with few benefits. Alongside full-time employees at UPS, who are often forced to work overtime, are tens of thousands of part-timers. They have to work as long as 11 to 13 years before they can hope to get a full-time job.Teamsters have fought heroically for nearly 40 years against this exploitation. A UPS worker was killed in Secaucus, N.J., during a 1976 strike that was partly against replacing full-time workers with part-timers.Although Carey and the Teamsters won 10,000 more full-time jobs after winning the 1997 strike, there continue to be an army of UPS workers earning hardly more than the minimum wage.That situation could help kill any desire by FedEx workers to stick their necks out in supporting a union drive.Solidarity from Boston’s school bus workersThe UPS mass firing in Queens is a carbon copy of what Veolia — another multibillion-dollar transportation behemoth — did in Boston last October. Five leaders of United Steelworkers Local 8751 were fired after hundreds of school bus workers were locked out for protesting violations of their contract.While fighting to get their own jobs back, two of the fired Boston union leaders declared their support for the fired UPS workers.“The labor movement, including at the highest levels, needs to reinforce, with every resource available, the workers like those at Local 804 who are fighting to defend themselves from this coordinated corporate campaign to break unions, decapitate union leadership, and lower wages and benefits even further,” said Steven Gillis, USW Local 8751 vice president and pension plan administrator. “We have to go on the offensive to win back what these modern-day robber barons have illegally stolen!”“The survival of a fighting union movement is at stake,” said Stevan Kirschbaum, a founding member of Local 8751 and chair of its grievance committee. “We were proud to ‘walk the line’ with the Teamsters in their historic 1997 strike of UPS.  It is time once again to demonstrate to UPS and Veolia that if you try to bust our unions, our unions will bust you.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Nielsen Says Large Operators should Probably Plant Now

first_img By Andy Eubank – Apr 23, 2014 Previous articleHow Many Soybean Acres do We Really NeedNext articleThursday Marks Fairgrounds Coliseum Grand Re-opening and Public Open House Andy Eubank SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Nielsen Says Large Operators should Probably Plant Now Nielsen Says Large Operators should Probably Plant Now time to plant cornThe time has come for some difficult decisions for Indiana farmers. Start planting corn or wait a little longer. Purdue Extension agronomist Bob Nielsen says the decision may very well come down to how many acres you have to plant.“If I had my druthers and it was an ideal world I would probably delay planting for another week to let these soils warm up better than they are,” he told HAT. “But if I had a lot of acres to plant and not just corn, but maybe a lot of acres to soybeans to boot, and it’s the end of April, I think I’d go ahead and get started even though soil temperatures aren’t maybe as ideal as we want them. But they’re certainly bordering on the acceptable at this point.”Now there are forecasts for cooler weather the next couple of weeks, another reason to wait, but Nielsen says, “Certainly germination is going to slow. Emergence is going to be slow, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to have a bad stand of corn, so I think you just need to understand that fact, that it’s going to be a slow emergence is the forecast is correct, and there’s a somewhat higher risk that with more calendar days to emerge you’re simply exposing that crop to a longer time period of potential stresses. As long as you understand that risk and are willing to accept it then go ahead and start planting. I just don’t want people to hit the ground and plant and then be surprised that the corn is not coming up very fast.”Nielsen adds you can certainly wait another week if the acres you have can be planted in less than a week’s time.Purdue Extension advises if you go ahead and plant now remember best agronomic practices, especially when planting quickly after anhydrous ammonia applications. Listen to HAT audio for Nielsen’s thoughts on that:Nielsen anhydrous-planting“Because weather delayed field operations there’s now a small window between pre-plant anhydrous ammonia application and planting,” Purdue Extension agronomist Tony Vyn said. “A rush to plant corn soon after this typical pre-plant nitrogen application has an element of risk associated with it.”The first roots of corn planted directly over the bands where a full rate of anhydrous ammonia was applied can suffer ammonia toxicity, especially in sandy and cool soils, areas where anhydrous was applied shallowly and when there has been little rainfall between the nitrogen application and seedling emergence.Vyn encouraged growers to pay close attention to where they apply the fertilizer and to keep it away from the intended cornrows. Real-time kinetic (RTK) guidance systems can help farmers both apply fertilizer and plant more precisely, and this can be especially advantageous when there is less than 10 days between pre-plant anhydrous ammonia application and planting.Another tip Vyn had for growers was to avoid doing unnecessary tillage just for the sake of being in the fields.“There’s no sense in doing recreational tillage two weeks before planting,” he said. “The best time is a day before planting, so wait until you’re prepared to plant to do tillage. The only reason to do early tillage is if it’s your only weed control, but there are a lot of other weed-control measures.”The forecast for the next 10 days calls for below-normal temperatures with highs in the 50s and lows in the high-30s to low-40s.“These temperatures are what we would have expected a couple of weeks ago, and that’s the time when farmers would have started planting in other years,” Nielsen said.Follow along with agronomic updates throughout the planting, growing and harvest seasons by visiting Purdue Extension’s Chat ‘n Chew Café website.Source: Purdue Ag Communications Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Ethanol a Hot Topic at ’17 Classic

first_img SHARE Ethanol a Hot Topic at ’17 Classic By Andy Eubank – Mar 6, 2017 SHARE Previous articleLegislation Would Boost Fuel ChoicesNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank Ethanols busy weekIndiana Senator Joe Donnelly (D) joined Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to introduce the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act last week, a bill that would effectively allow the sale of E15 and higher ethanol blends year-round. Donnelly said the “legislation would expand the market for ethanol producers, opening more market opportunities for fuels grown on Hoosier farms.” At Commodity Classic Indiana Corn Growers Association’s David Gottbrath told HAT it would be great for corn growers all over.“We’re trying to expand the E15 market the best that we can,” he said. “We’re supporting getting pumps out to the infrastructure so they can handle E15, and this bill would help retailers be able to sell E15 all year round, and it would be very good. Right now retailers are hesitant to put in E15 if they have to change those pumps to something else for the summer months.”The bill would extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to ethanol blends above 10 percent.Talk of shifting the ethanol point of obligation last week sparked plenty of terse back and forth between various ethanol groups. National Corn Growers Association CEO Chris Novak said there is much to learn before they can take a position.“It’s an issue that we need to understand and we need to have more conversation with those types of retailers who, if there is a change in the point of obligation, may find themselves having to comply with the Renewable Fuels Standard when they haven’t in the past.”Gottbrath from Washington County is a member of the NCGA Ethanol Action Team that will be studying the issue.“It’s a learning curve. I’ve been on the Ethanol Action Team for three years and I continue to learn, and trying to understand exactly how this affects us. The retailers out there are telling us it’s not a good thing for them and it will make E15, even though it’s available will not be price competitive, so we’re just studying it, trying to figure out how we’re going to benefit.”Stay tuned, plenty more is likely ahead on this issue. Home Energy Ethanol a Hot Topic at ’17 Classic Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: Stock Market Rally Impacting Commodities

first_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleMcKinney Confident Good Neighbor Relations Will Prevail in NAFTA TalksNext articleAt AFBF18 Duvall Wants Farm Bill Known as Food Security Bill Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Jan 7, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: Stock Market Rally Impacting Commodities Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: Stock Market Rally Impacting CommoditiesThe Dow Jones average closed on Friday at 25,295, a 200 point jump. Jim Bower, with Bower Trading, says a high flying stock market will have an impact on the commodity market, “I think the stock market could move higher and pull commodity prices up with it. It is like the stock market is the engine pulling the farm and commodity markets along behind.” He noted that the economic growth worldwide that he has been talking about for months is part of the reason the stock market is moving higher.In the short term, however, Bower says big funds and investors may ignore the commodity market, which is at historically low levels, in favor of the red hot equities, “We are getting some serious premiums on equity prices compared to commodity prices right now.” While corn and soybean prices have been steady since the beginning of the year, the Dow has moved from 24,000 to almost 26,000.Meanwhile, Bower says soybean and corn markets are focused on South American weather where crops are nearing harvest and weather continues to look good, “They are harvesting some early soybeans in Brazil, but the real critical time frame for yield will be toward the end of January.” He added that, so far, weather has not been an issue, “Every time they needed some rain, they got it.”For more market strategy information, contact Bower Trading at 800-533-8045 or bowertrading.com.This material has been prepared by a sales or trading employee or agent of Bower Trading Inc and is, or is in the nature of, a solicitation. This material is not a research report prepared by Bower Trading Inc. By accepting this communication, you agree that you are an experienced user of the futures markets, capable of making independent trading decisions, and agree that you are not, and will not, rely solely on this communication in making trading decisions.DISTRIBUTION IN SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY BE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY SHOULD INFORM THEMSELVES ABOUT AND OBSERVE ANY SUCH PROHIBITION OR RESTRICTIONS. TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY AND SOLICITATIONS ARE PROHIBITED IN YOUR JURISDICTION WITHOUT REGISTRATION, THE MARKET COMMENTARY IN THIS COMMUNICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION.The risk of loss in trading futures and/or options is substantial and each investor and/or trader must consider whether this is a suitable investment. Past performance, whether actual or indicated by simulated historical tests of strategies, is not indicative of future results. Trading advice is based on information taken from trades and statistical services and other sources that Bower Trading Inc believes are reliable. We do not guarantee that such information is accurate or complete and it should not be relied upon as such. Trading advice reflects our good faith judgment at a specific time and is subject to change without notice. There is no guarantee that the advice we give will result in profitable trades. Home Indiana Agriculture News Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: Stock Market Rally Impacting Commoditieslast_img read more