Supply Disruption and the Upside for Agricultural Commodities in 2021 – Live with Shawn Hackett

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January 12th, 2021
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Supply Disruption and the Upside for Agricultural Commodities in 2021 – Live with Shawn Hackett

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Featuring Shawn Hackett and Max Wiethe

Published on: January 12th, 2021 • Duration: 70 minutes

Shawn Hackett, president of Hackett Financial Advisors, joins Real Vision editor Max Wiethe to discuss his 2021 forecast for Ag markets and the circumstances that are laying the groundwork for the upside potential he is anticipating. Providing a run-down of the rare weather cycle that is coming for 2021 through 2022, he explains how this extreme weather volatility will affect different Ag commodities and how this accentuates the forthcoming shifts in their supply and demand dynamics after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. He emphasizes how these conditions, not monetary inflation, will be the driving forces behind the price movement in Ag commodities, and he shares his investment strategies to take advantage of this market set-up.



  • MW
    Michael W.
    15 January 2021 @ 15:47
    Great interview. Excellent data with very long term context. I’m a little confused by the repeated description of backwardation in the corn futures as contango. I had to back it up to make sure I heard that right, but Shawn didn’t even catch it. Just a heads up to whoever edited the interview. Thanks for the great work, Max, nevertheless.
  • HM
    Harold M.
    14 January 2021 @ 21:55
    Great show Max & Shaun. Ag commodities can be a great be a good tool for our macro toolbox. Since we have production cycles in 2 hemispheres it would be good to see Shaun present 2 seasonal reports and 1 annual report. Great work RV
  • LS
    Lemony S.
    14 January 2021 @ 21:02
    My favorite part is when the tree huggers come out and get salty from Shawn showing them the science. It's quite entertaining to see them triggered by non-propaganda. Keep up the good work, Shawn. The climate always changes, so does life, that's the point!
  • RM
    Richard M.
    14 January 2021 @ 17:08
    I really, really enjoy these Shawn Hackett interviews. So much knowledge in the Ag space, and I think one can make a lot of money in the Ag space in the coming year. Thank you Shawn for taking the time to do these interviews and thank you RV for having him on. Please see in you can fit him in for a regular quarterly update (if not every 3 months then at least every 6 months). Looking forward to the next time he is on.
    • AB
      Alastair B.
      14 January 2021 @ 17:37
    • LS
      Lemony S.
      14 January 2021 @ 21:00
  • DD
    Dmitry D.
    14 January 2021 @ 17:02
    Great to listen to Shawn again, was really looking forward to his update
  • AB
    Alastair B.
    14 January 2021 @ 12:24
    What about DBA as a way to play this trade?
    • SH
      Shawn H. | Contributor
      14 January 2021 @ 12:28
      Yes dba is a suitable vehicle.
    • AB
      Alastair B.
      14 January 2021 @ 16:32
      Thanks for the reply
  • LL
    Leiland L.
    14 January 2021 @ 14:08
    Thanks for coming on Shawn! I love hearing you on RV or the Moving Iron Podcast. Can you or anyone else recommend any good sources of information for better following the Ag market? Like a newletter or podcast? I'm a retail investor and get the impression your Hackett financial's service is more for farmers. The white paper download seemed too deep in the weeds for me.
    • LL
      Leiland L.
      14 January 2021 @ 14:11
      Oh, its actually not as deep in the weeds as I thought. I actually just clicked on the link that was something different fromt he sample report.
    • SH
      Shawn H. | Contributor
      14 January 2021 @ 15:16
      We have many investor types who find great value in our Ag subscriber based service. I sent you an additional report that gives you a better Flavor.
  • JF
    James F.
    14 January 2021 @ 14:02
    Excellent interview, thank you both!
  • PJ
    Paul J.
    14 January 2021 @ 12:06
    So many nuggets of wisdom in there. Shawn is a machine!
  • ER
    Ernesto R.
    14 January 2021 @ 01:01
    The last time he pitched GRU ETN, is he still bullish this vehicle? is the low trading volume a risk concern?
    • SH
      Shawn H. | Contributor
      14 January 2021 @ 01:32
      Gru has done well lately and given the inverted structure of the grain markets we discussed this remains a viable vehicle. The liquidity may be a factor on a short term basis but over time liquidity will improve as markets garner greater capital flows.