When it comes to the Ag markets, R.J. O’Brien is more than just a broker who takes, executes and clears your trades. We are a strategic ally you can rely on to provide Ag market insights and hedging strategies that come from years of experience, exclusive on-the-ground market intelligence in the cash markets and primary market insights.

Ag Risk-Management Consulting

Because we understand the cash markets and their influence on commodity futures prices so well, we can help you efficiently hedge your market risk. Our risk experts employ a proven process:

  1.  First, we work with you to understand your risk management objectives
  2.  Second, we perform a corporate-wide risk-management assessment
  3.  Finally, we develop a customized risk management strategy suited to your specific operation and objectives

Once your baseline approach is in place, we are constantly on the watch for changes in the markets that might require adjustments to your hedging strategies.

Trading Models

R.J. O’Brien is an innovative developer of proprietary trading models to hedge price risk in the commodity futures markets, including product-specific tools as well as PositionBook, our proprietary software. PositionBook allows users to quantify risk exposure as well as analyze risks and payoffs associated with various strategies that encompass cash, futures and options positions.

Trade Execution and Clearing

At R.J. O’Brien, you can count on superior, attentive, trade execution and clearing on major global exchanges. Our desks are staffed with people who understand and are committed to the industry and are intimate with how the markets work and move. If you prefer to place orders online, you have access to R.J. O’Brien’s proprietary trading platforms as well as those from other leading trading platform providers. Additionally, we welcome your interest in writing directly to any of those APIs. Learn more about our voice brokerage, electronic trading and futures clearing services.


Market Insights

R.J. O’Brien provides extremely deep, primary market commentary and insights on both market fundamentals and technical, always available online in print, audio and video formats. Learn more about Market Insights.