The service aspect of your business – doing the little things so you can concentrate on growth.

We believe that the Introducing Broker business is the backbone of the futures industry. Walsh Trading takes great pride in the relationships it has fostered. We, through our clearing relationships, are situated to offer what we consider to be the most reasonable rates, the best platforms, and the best insights available in the industry.

When one considers how to grow their business, these are the key ingredients. We consider ourselves to be the service aspect of your business. We do the little things so that you can concentrate on growing your business.

Our Mission

The mission of our Introducing Broker Division is quite simply to help you grow your business. We are committed to assisting you through leads, advertising and seminars in your local area.

How we Help you Grow

We can assist you in the future growth of your business through:

  • Market presence through various media outlets.
  • Modern approach to the market through rebuilding your website – a key tool to reaching customers.
  • Personal service and market insights through our experienced market professionals.
  • Free quotes and charts utilizing the most widely used systems.
  • Daily audio commentaries on a variety of markets.
  • Technical and fundamental research from highly respected individuals.
  • Access to CTA’s and Asset Management Products.
  • The finest clearing firms in the industry, in our opinion.

Contact Us


Industries Serviced

  • Grain and Oilseed

  • Livestock

  • Dairy

  • Renewable Fuels

  • Softs

  • Textiles

  • Energy

  • Metals

  • Forest

  • Shipping

  • Currency

  • Equities

  • Fixed Income

Market Insights

Information is key for good risk management. Our veteran team of brokers provides commentary and insights on both market fundamentals and technicals. Written commentary currently includes:

  • daily crude oil commentary
  • daily livestock commentary
  • weekly grain commentary
  • weekly gold commentary
  • special reports

We are proud to offer these easily-digestible reports. Through our email subscription, you can receive the latest reports of interest to you. Sign up to get our email updates by clicking the button below.



Walsh Trading offers a variety of free weekly webinars to keep our clients informed and up to date. These include our Grain Outlook webinar with Sean Lusk on Thursdays at 3PM CST and our Livestock Outlook webinar with Ben DiConstanzo on Fridays at 2:30PM CST. Additionally, we host two bi-weekly technical analysis webinars on alternating Wednesdays at 3PM CST. These include Using Wave Analysis in Agricultural Markets with John Lunney and Insight into the "Olive Line" with Alan R. Palmer.

Upcoming Webinars

get invites

For the convenience of our clients, all webinars are recorded.

view all


In addition to our written commentary, daily audio commentary is provided for the benefit of our clients.

Our Leadership

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 Independent Introducing Broker (IIB) and an NFA member with the ability to clear at multiple, futures clearing merchants at the benefit of its clients. 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.

Contact John

Phone: 312-208-8837 or 800-993-5449

Listen to John’s Daily Soy Complex Audio Commentary >
Listen to John’s Daily Global Overview Audio Commentary >