Meet Jerry Welch
Jerry Welch has been in the futures industry since the late 1970's, a true veteran of the markets. He has been quoted often in Wall Street Journal and is author of Commodity Insite, likely the longest running commodity futures newspaper columns in history. His weekly column has been published each week since the mid 1980's and is one of the most recognized names in the world of the futures markets.
His column is published by the Illinois Agri News in La Salle, Illinois, Cattle Today, in Fayette, Alabama as well as Consensus, in Kansas City, Kansas. His column has been published weekly without interruption for 36 years.
Jerry was first employed in the futures industry with Clayton Commodity Service in St. Louis County, Missouri. Clayton Commodity Service was the research arm for Clayton Brokerage, and was, at the time, the largest commodity firm in the industry.
Roy W. Longstreet, founder of Clayton Brokerage and head of research at Clayton Commodity Service is a legend in the futures industry. Mr. Longstreet, affectionately referred to as, The Chief, hired Jerry in the mid-1970’s. They worked together until Mr. Longstreet retired. But even in retirement, Mr. Longstreet had a personal trading with Jerry and they talked daily and had a close relationship for years.
It should be noted that Mr. Longstreet is the author, “Viewpoints of a Commodity Trader”, a classic by any measure. Those that have not had the pleasure of reading Mr. Longstreet’s book with its wisdom and trading suggestions are urged to do so.
Mr. Welch lives in Ennis, Montana and known widely as a "so so" fly fisherman.