Market Advisory Services

AFS offers a professional team of experienced brokers that have specific expertise in various industry sectors including grains and livestock, metals, energies, softs, interest rates, stock indexes and managed futures.  Whether you are a producer, end user, merchandiser, processor, manufacturer or distributor, the AFS brokers can tailor their services to meet your individual needs.

AFS Market Advisory key features:

Market Research

  • Fundamental ​analysis of supply and demand issues affecting all markets being used for hedging purposes.
  • Technical analysis of all markets being used for hedging purposes.
  • In-Depth coverage and analysis of U.S.D.A reports
  • In-Depth coverage and perspective on weekly crop progress and condition reports throughout the U.S. and South America
  • Special reports and analysis as requested
  • Global weather advisory
  • Daily and Intra-day market observations

 

Individual Analysis and Consultation

  • Our team is fully qualified to assist you in managing the risks inherent to your business.  They will tailor their services to meet your individual needs. Our specialists will help you review your individual marketing plans and provide sound recommendations that can help you enhance cash marketing decisions, control input costs and protect inventory values.  For agricultural participants, we will work with your crop insurance providers, lenders and other ​marketing partners to help maximize your business returns. The primary goal is to maximize the effectiveness of the customer's participation and use of the futures markets in the risk management process.

 

Brokerage Execution Services

  • Immediate reporting of activities via e-mail.
  • Open order placement and monitoring
  • Use of a dedicated CME/CBOT floor staff primary focus is servicing large commercial relationships
  • 24-hour market access if required
  • Professional give-up and allocation for CTAs and others who manage multiple accounts.