ABSR Research, LLC

ABSR is an independent and unbiased commodity markets research and analysis firm located just outside the city of Chicago. Our sole mission is to provide next generation agricultural risk management strategies as well as investment quality liquid commodity indices. Our subscription products are designed to assist agricultural producers and end users manage their price risk exposure. ABSR’s custom commodity indices provide liquid benchmarks for the investment management community. 

Commodity Marketing

ABSR is not a traditional agricultural marketing advisory firm. Unlike most market analysts who attempt to forecast future price movements from lagging fundamental data, we apply technical timing models derived from our background in the investment management industry. By applying a time-tested, systematic methodology to grain marketing, we eliminate the guess work, anxiety, and stress generally associated with making discretionary trading decisions.  In addition, we reduce risk and increase the probability of long term success. We believe this is the future of agriculture risk management and here is why.

Commodity Indices

ABSR has designed and developed a series of next generation liquid commodity indices specifically designed to be “investment quality”. Unlike first generation commodity indices, the ABSR indices employ best in breed methodology in sector weightings, roll methodology, re-balance frequency and commodity seasonality.  ABSR provides indices covering Broad Commodities, Agriculture, Energy, and Metals sectors. Learn more here

Shawn Bingham, CAIA

ABSR was created by Shawn Bingham, a 30 year veteran of the futures and options industry and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. He has been a member of both the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Board Options Exchange. Shawn’s past employment experience includes industry recognized firms Chicago Research & Trading, HSBC Securities and Prudential Financial. In 2005 Mr. Bingham co-founded Midwest Trading Partners, a NFA registered commodity trading advisory firm located in Itasca, Illinois. In 2006 Midwest was awarded a Top Ten Advisor program designation for performance by Managed Accounts Reports (MarHedge). Through his career Mr. Bingham has provided advisory, execution, research and managed account services for farm businesses, multinational banks, investment banks, hedge funds, HNW/family offices, Fortune 500 companies and global reserve banks.