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Travelers Partners with Contractor, Tech Firm on Wearable Devices for Construction Safety
The Travelers Companies has partnered with contractor company Gilbane, and Triax Technologies, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) construction technology, to explore the potential safety benefits of wearable devices. According to the companies, Travelers will review data collected from …

POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2018 11:00 AM
Hard Brexit Could Cost UK 6% of GDP, IMF Warns
Leaving the European Union without a transitional trade deal would cost Britain about 6 percent of GDP — roughly four years of economic growth — compared with staying in the bloc, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday. The IMF, …

POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2018 8:48 AM
Hamilton Re Taps Hiscox’s Roache as Head of Risk XS
Hamilton Re Ltd., the Bermuda platform for Hamilton Insurance Group, announced that David Roache has joined the company in the position of senior vice president, head of Risk XS. Roache, who will report to reinsurance chief underwriting officer, Tim Duffin, …

POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2018 8:22 AM
Hardline Brexiteers Bet UK Can Defy Trade-Gravity Theory with No-Deal Brexit
The U.K.’s hardline Brexit backers are making their move. If they get their way on new trade arrangements, they’ll face a test of gravity. Many of those plotting to oust Prime Minister Theresa May also favor reverting to basic World …

POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2018 7:52 AM
Insurance Industry Kept Promises to Hurricane Victims; Now Tested by Wildfires
Between the devastating wildfires in California and the destructive forces of Hurricanes Florence and Michael on the East Coast earlier this fall, the property/casualty insurance market has been put to the test this season. The challenge has been greater for …

POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2018 6:00 AM
Jobless Ranks May Be Inflated by Millions of Gig Workers
The hardest people to pin down in America’s labor market may be the gig workers: How many hours do they put in, where, and just how many are out there? The Labor Department, in a report Wednesday, said there are …

POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2018 6:00 AM
Kentucky Woman Gets 5 Years, Ordered to Pay $1.6M for Crop Insurance Fraud
A Kentucky woman was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay $1.6 million in restitution for crop insurance fraud. The U.S. attorney’s office in Lexington said 63-year-old Debra Muse of the Wallingford community in Fleming County was …

POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2018 5:55 AM
West Virginia Gov Makes 3 Appointments to Miners’ Health Safety Office
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has made three appointments to the state’s Office of Miners’ Health Safety and Training. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that Justice said in a news release that he appointed Eugene White to replace the retiring Greg …

POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2018 5:50 AM
Worldwide Facilities Adds Davis to Brokerage Team in Atlanta
Worldwide Facilities, a national wholesale insurance brokerage, managing general agent and program underwriter, has added Angela Davis as a healthcare broker to its brokerage team. Davis began her insurance career in 2003; prior to joining Worldwide Facilities, Davis served as …

POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2018 5:47 AM
ProWriters Launches Online Cyber Insurance Portal
ProWriters has launched Cyber Insurance Portal exclusively for insurance agents and brokers that is designed to streamline the insurance comparison process by allowing brokers to instantly compare rates for their clients from multiple carriers. The Cyber Insurance Portal offers agents …

POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2018 5:16 AM - Markets

Scheve: How I Have Increased My Farm's Profits Selling Calls

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2018 8:43 PM
Red Goes With Everything
I am running out of themes that go with red numbers on the screen. We’ve done the Red October, the Red Alert, Red Ink, etc. A look at our weekly change table shows a lot of red, with only Oats failing to hear of this week’s dress code. Our web search for red quotes turned up a lot of references to [...]

POSTED NOVEMBER 09, 2018 10:05 PM
Scheve: Why I Think Buying Calls Is Gambling And Why I Avoid It

POSTED NOVEMBER 05, 2018 4:52 PM
The Gales of November Came Early
Gordon Lightfoot had a hit song some years ago titled “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”. It was based on a real ship wreck in a bad Lake Superior storm on November 10, 1975 with 29 lives lost. The lyrics build the gloom and doom scenario and then the ship sinks with all hands lost. It’s a disast [...]

POSTED NOVEMBER 02, 2018 10:18 PM
AG TIME Rolling Along by John Walsh
It is my belief the soy market will continue to work lower. Perhaps the market now has a job to do. That is to cut next years bean acres in favor of corn, wheat and perhaps some cotton. It will be difficult to cut into the carry overs much however. The corn was quiet. The market will wait for the No [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 30, 2018 4:31 AM
Scheve: How I Collected 18 Cents On Some Of My Corn In A Sideways Market

POSTED OCTOBER 29, 2018 2:48 PM
Money and The Government
We are all to a degree dependent on the government, for the common defense, highway construction and manufacturing standards. Some people also want to use the government to tell other people what to do and how to behave. For that, they need friends in government. Some countries have allowed dictator [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 26, 2018 10:29 PM
AG TIME - The Numbers Don't Lie by John Walsh
The soy remains under pressure. The Harvest progress domestically is progressing nicely. The long term weather outlooks support more of the same. The South American planting, especially as it relates to Brazil, is advancing rapidly. I have promoted short beans and meal. I like short new crop beans a [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 25, 2018 1:33 AM
AG TIME Whats the Difference by John Walsh
It is my thought that the opportunities that present themselves now, more than ever, need to be taken advantage of. The soybean carryover numbers are off the charts. The weather for harvest is good. The Southern Hemisphere is looking very good. China issues are unresolved. The Corn was able to close [...]

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2018 2:48 AM
Scheve: The Difference Between Speculating Vs Managing Risk

POSTED OCTOBER 22, 2018 3:36 PM

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