- John Walsh, President
- Steve Caldwell, Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
- Sean Lusk, Vice President Walsh Commercial Hedging Services
- John Weyer, Vice President Walsh Commercial Hedging Services
John Walsh, President, Walsh Trading, Inc.
John began his career in the futures industry in 1986 at privately held firm, Barnes and Company. Barnes and Company was known for its presence at the Board of Trade, particularly in the agricultural sector. From Barnes, John held positions at the privately held firm, Argus and then at Continental Grain. During his time there, Continental Grain was one of the largest clearing firms in the world. Continental Grain had, and continues to maintain, extensive holdings in the cash cattle, poultry, swine, and agriculture industries. At Continental Grain, John had various responsibilities including working for the Options Group and the Risk Management Group where he serviced clients located all over the world.
In 1996, John left Continental Grain to found Walsh Trading, Inc., currently a registered Guaranteed Introducing Broker (GIB) and an NFA member. John’s focus at Walsh Trading has been on hiring and cultivating talented individuals and building relationships throughout the industry. Walsh Trading services some of the largest companies in the world, in their respective fields, as well as individual investors with a commitment to always putting the needs of its customers first.
John trades all markets, but concentrates his efforts in the agricultural sector, more specifically in the relationships revolving around the soybean crush. His trading methodology is based on fundamentals and a personally designed technical system.
- Steve Bruce, Commercial Grain Analyst
- Ben DiCostanzo, Senior Technical Analyst
- Peter Ori, Options Specialist
Steve Bruce, Commercial Grain Analyst
Steve Bruce comes from the cash grain side of the market working for General Mills at the Chicago Board of Trade in the summers in the 1970’s calling the country to buy wheat at cheap basis levels and with Illinois Grain learning the barge trade. He then spent the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s servicing commercial clients with Geldermann and Man Financial from the trading floor of the Chicago Board of Trade shared market perception via print and electronic media.
Steve takes a fundamental approach to market analysis. He completed his undergrad at Marquette and MBA at De Paul. Steve believes in the free market, Chicago School of monetary policy, and less government involvement and intervention in the grain markets. He is risk adverse but emphasizes spread trades for optimal hedging profitability.