Kenneth Gustafson, CFA Strategy, Risk Management, Valuation and Portfolio Management The swift downturn in financial markets from peak levels seen in early 2020 was breathtaking, and this trough has continued into 2021. The US economy has pivoted from a running on-all-cylinders, low-inflation, … [Read more...] about Updated Capital Outlook: Shifting Strategies and Tactical Capital Deployment
Greg Montgomery, CFP/CPA Chief Financial Officer, Board Member and Former Big 4 CPA Corporate Deal Making Corporate deal making has a new look—smaller, busier, and focused on growth. Not so long ago, M&A experts sequenced, at most, 3 or 4 major deals a year, typically with an eye on the … [Read more...] about Executing Blue-Chip M&A – Speeding up the Pace Requires Big Changes
At Vine Advisors, we take pride in serving our clients with top talented professionals who deliver knowledge, expertise and results. We create exceptional and honest value by understanding our clients’ needs and focusing on their success. It is through this commitment that Recruiting Services have … [Read more...] about Vine Advisors Now Offering Specialized Recruiting Services
There is good news for US corn and soybean producers!!! More evidence arrives showing Chinese soy demand is coming back. There seems to be an oversupply of bearish news for US crop producers. Ethanol production has been annihilated, meat demand is suffering, weather is good. All this adds up to a … [Read more...] about US Farmers Should Be Ecstatic Over China Buying Brazil Soy
How is it possible that crude oil is at negative values and ethanol prices are under $1 and the ethanol industry isn’t burning cash? Look at the comparison of margins from last week to the first of January. Ethanol production has declined by 45% the last 3 weeks. The sharpest decline in … [Read more...] about Ethanol Sitting Out the Energy Apocalypse
Talking with clients, our main concern today is the health and safety of our families and our work associates. It takes a huge support team to plant a crop. The current health threat reminds us how important the human element is to our team. Focusing on business. I am working my way to a little … [Read more...] about Is a Soybean Bidding War Imminent?