After a strong round of profit-taking selling , the oil complex is starting the New Year in negative territory once again. Heading into 2014, the oil complex will continue to focus on the ongoing geopolitical issues.
Equities continue to press higher as the cash S&P reached a new record in yesterday's session. The major focus remains the FOMC meeting next week, where an increasing number of analysts believe the Fed will begin scaling back its bond purchases.
Pete Nessler, CEO of FCStone Group, was raised in Chicago but earned his stripes in the grain fields of Iowa. Working with elevators and farmers, he helped turn Farmers Commodities Corp. from a group of co-ops into the international brokerage firm INTLFCStone that it is today.