PAST PERMORMANCE IS NOT INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RETURNS.
M&R CAPITAL, LLC, a registered Commodity Trading Advisor since January 2015, primarily trades regulated livestock related futures and options. Trading ideas and execution are initiated by Scott Shepard, the trading principal of M&R Capital. Mr. Shepard focuses primarily on agricultural commodity markets with particular emphasis on the livestock sector, but also trades markets outside of this primary sector. Mr. Shepard uses thorough fundamental analysis to help determine his trading outlook. This includes forecasts of both US and world supply and demand, monitoring the US and world weather, shifts in commodity consumption patterns, political issues, currency relationships and trends, and other market movements. Additionally, Mr. Shepard has developed strong relationships throughout the US livestock industry including relationships with major packers and feedlot operators. This helps provide Mr. Shepard with a unique and in-depth perspective of the livestock markets.
Mr. Shepard's career in commodities spans a period of almost 25 years. After an early education as an analyst and an extensive period on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange floor Mr. Shepard entered the private market where he joined a major packing firm where he was responsible for hedging programs and futures positions. He also gained strong exposure to using options as a means to mitigate risks as well as for trading strategies.
Mr. Shepard considers himself a "fundamental" trader. His knowledge and experience in the cash markets, the floor, with meat packers, and industry institutions have served to mold his perspective over the years. This encompassing experience has helped him in forecasting both US and world supply and demand of livestock product. This fundamental analysis also includes constant monitoring of commodity consumption, global weather, currency trends, political issues, and other market factors. Mr. Shepard applies all of these elements into his research.
Technical or chart analysis is generally used only to help determine entrance and exit points. Mr. Shepard ultimately believes that fundamentals determine price movements