What I do on a day-to-day basis !

Navigating the Commodity Markets with Freight and Spreads is the Authentic views with a genuine intellect of Simon Jacques, a commodity trade specialist running a traditional arbitrage business.

It is loved or hated but be sure: we are read to the point it cannot simply be ignored.

People often ask me Jacques why do you run it ?

-What I’m doing is trying to communicate a belief system, a philosophy, a concern that I have about life, the market and the trade. I write to communicate Ideas, thoughts and Navigating the Commodity Markets with Freight and Spreads gives a me forum to do it.

Many people wonder “what I do on a day-to-day basis”.

To answer this question I must first say that I regularly go on the ground, ask the right questions necessary for the understanding of transactions with collaborators, producers exporters and lenders.

For instance the other day in the Port of Quebec I told “Bunge North America “swaps” the soybeans for soymeal with Bunge Europe…

Today I’m in Ohio.

Curious how everywhere the Commodity market is traded in a local fashion. Its trades & constraints  purely local. YOU have to be there.


Grain is actually a freight-intensive physical commodity as opposed to the gas or power that is screen-traded. Freight is itself a market with fluctuations that are if not greater than grain but which left even the biggest traders at ADM with a bitter taste:  money is rarely made solely made on freight. More than often limit trades and quite often it creates losses because of the performance of the scheduling. Welcome to a reality of Commodity Trading.

“understanding is never knowing”

( to be absolutely clear it’s the know to deliver)

Deliver: to move a contract physically.
Thats why traders use my service- because deliver  and depends on details.

I have set-up a trade-to-cash logistics for a ohio company. I brought one or two innovations into sequencing that enable some benefits for a customer exporting high-volume agri commodities to Korea via U.S West Coast.

Drop me a line if you would like to discuss.

Notably, because Time is money in logistics. Actually we save 3 days, freeing up working capital and logistics to do more trade.



– Simon Jacques




Simon Jacques +1-226-348-5610

Commodity trading and finance.

Producers, processors and the end-users in North America bring it on !

Navigating the commodities markets with Freight and Spreads © 2017


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