Commercial Traders

ADM Investor Services specializes in providing commercial hedgers, traders, brokers and risk managers with exceptional execution and clearing services. We leverage our knowledge and resources to help clients better manage their business activities and limit their risk. ADMIS offers a range of risk management tools through our worldwide network of affiliates and brokers, and we work closely with each client to help them make informed business decisions.

ADMIS customizes our services to help every commercial client achieve their trading, hedging and risk management objectives. For more information about our commercial trading services, contact Kurt Johnson at 1.800.243.2649 or email to

Our rapid and accurate trade execution and clearing support provides our clients with:

  24-hour support for traders executing orders
  Technical back-up for multiple order entry platforms
  Experienced and knowledgeable back office personnel
  Superior clearing and allocation services
  Prompt give-up documentation service and circulation

Electronic Order Entry

Our Commercial customers choose from a list of sophisticated trading platforms, each of which can be tailored to their specific trading styles and requirements of that client. Electronic orders are routed with top speed and accuracy, and fills are reported within seconds. Our trading platforms offer many other features such as depth of market, real-time quotes, charting capabilities, marked-to-market account information and the viewing of working, open and filled orders as well as open positions.

Clearing Support

The ADM Investor Services back office is well-known for providing some of the finest customer service in the industry. Each client is given personal support by our experienced, professional staff. Secure, timely and accurate information is available through our MemberSite where a client can access their daily equity run, statement, preliminary report and market research, as well as our proprietary Margin Calculation Tool. Many reports are interactive and customizable for easy export to Excel.

Clearing Memberships

ADM Investor Services is a member of CME Group, Inc. (A CME/CBOT/NYMEX Company); InterContinental Exchange (ICE); Minneapolis Grain Exchange, OneChicago, Dubai Mercantile Exchange, LCH EnClear and the Nodal Exchange. ADM Investor Services International, our sister company based in London, is a member of NYSE Euronext LIFFE; NYSE Euronext Paris; London Metals Exchange; Ice Europe, CME Europe, London Metals Exchange and the London Stock Exchange.

ADM Investor Services provides Commercial clients with extensive proprietary and expert analysis of all actively traded futures markets. Our in-house research staff is comprised of some of the most well known and respected analysts in our industry. They also work closely with top research consultants to provide brokers with timely and accurate information.

Customers who clear through ADMIS are offered the following exclusive tools:

 Daily Fundamental and Technical Market Commentary on: Currencies, Financials, Metals, Livestock, Grains, Softs/Exotics, Energies, and Economic & Stock Indices.
  Daily Audio Commentary on the Financial and Agricultural Markets
  Daily Morning Conference Call on Ag Markets
  Weekly Import and Export Reports
  Daily End-of Day Market View Report
  Weekly Market Summaries
  USDA Yield and Production Report Analysis
  Supply and Demand Tables
  Commitment of Traders Tables
  Cattle-on-Feed Report Analysis
  Professional Weather Analysis
  Crop Condition Reports
  Intra-Session Market Updates via Email
  Market Outlook Meetings
  Trade Strategy Consultation and Recommendations
  Marketing Advice for Agricultural Hedgers
  Seasonal Charts
  Hightower Historical Chart Library

In-House Analysts

At ADM Investor Services, expert fundamental and technical analysis is an essential part of the full-service research program we have developed. Led by Steve Freed (one of the industry's most respected fundamental grain analysts for over 25 years,) our research department also includes a staff of industry veterans. Ryland Textor is our Livestock and Dairy analyst, Roberta Kabot is our Commodity Market Specialist, Michael Niemiec is our Grain Research Analyst and Alan Bush is our Senior Financials Analyst.

Outside Consultants

To further enhance our research services, ADMIS contracts with some of the top consultants in the futures industry to provide our clients with the most comprehensive market analyses available. We work extensively with The Hightower Group and receive their complete daily and weekly analysis of all US financial and commodity markets along with Special Situation reports that we transmit directly to our clients. We are also proud to offer no-cost access into The Hightower Group’s online Historical Chart Library, an invaluable resource for trading strategies, trends and market information for all futures contracts. We utilize Moore Research for all of the Seasonal Charts we provide to our institutional clients.

ADMIS also has direct relationships with some of most trusted weather analysts in the futures business and we in turn, incorporate their expert recommendations into our analyses. You can access a large database of weather charts and trends through our secured and exclusive Client Login section on this site.

For more information on our Research services, or to ask for a free 30-day trial subscription to view our research reports, send us an email at We would be glad to let you sample our information.

ADM Investor Services is a firm built on financial stability and integrity, and it is this strength that enables us to withstand marketplace fluctuations with ease. With an equity capital base of $277 million (December 2013), ADMIS is strong, well-capitalized and prepared to navigate in uncertain times.

As a leader in the futures brokerage industry for over 45 years, we are committed to delivering service for our customers - around the clock, around the globe. ADMIS is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Archer Daniels Midland Company.

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