Roach Ag. Marketing is an independent, full-service commodity brokerage firm founded in 1978 to help farmers do a better job of marketing their crops and livestock. Roach Ag. spent its first 21 years in Perry, Iowa, before moving its headquarters to Boca Raton, Florida. In addition, we have 7 offices located across the Corn Belt to better serve our clients and provide intelligence to the home office about crop and livestock fundamentals throughout the United States. Our Professional Staff has over 200 years of combined experience in the futures brokerage business to draw upon. Although our brokers are authorized to trade all commodities, we specialize in corn, soybeans, wheat, cattle and hog futures as well as ag commodity options.
As a full-service commodity brokerage and consulting firm, Roach Ag. provides a variety of professional services:
FUTURES & OPTIONS TRADING – Our brokers analyze technical and fundamental market information and relay it to customers. Although we specialize in agricultural futures and options, our brokers trade on all U.S. commodity exchanges. They suggest trades to clients as well as make recommendations on cash sales.
EDUCATION – We conduct in-house and public educational seminars on agricultural management and marketing.
THE TRUTH ABOUT FUTURES AND OPTIONS – Commodity trading is a fast-moving business that involves investment risk and leverage. Both the profit potential and risk incurred are substantially larger than the capital required to hold a future contract. Futures operate on margin, requiring traders to post security deposits and fund market losses as they occur. When trading futures, it is possible to lose more than your initial investment. We at Roach Ag. feel it is very important for the potential commodity trader to understand the risks involved and how our industry is regulated.
Two agencies oversee commodity trading: the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the National Futures Association (NFA). The CFTC is a government agency that oversees trading, approves exchange policy and regulations and enforces these rules. The NFA, a self-regulatory organization within the futures industry, ensures professional and ethical trading practices. It also audits members to ensure they comply with NFA financial and regulatory requirements; establishes and enforces rules and standards for customer protection; conducts arbitration of futures-related disputes; and screens NFA member applicants.
If you would like more information about trading commodities, please select the CFTC or NFA link we’ve provided. You can use the NFA link to check background information on any licensed commodity broker or brokerage firm.