Bill majored in Financial Management at Southern Illinois University and has attended advanced seminars on linear programming and
econometrics as they relate to commodity pricing. He began his commodity career as a corn buyer in 1959 for a large milling firm in
central Illinois. In four years as a corn buyer and two years as Director of Hedging Operations, he gained invaluable experience in
both the cash and futures markets.
In 1965, Bill joined the internationally respected research firm Longstreet, Abbott & Company as a feed grain analyst. As a market researcher, he studied the LACO method of market analysis, designed hedging programs for some of America’s top milling firms and authored feed grain columns for two major farm publications.
Bill moved to Dallas in 1967 and became partner in a regional brokerage firm. In 1969, he developed Commodity Information Systems (CIS) as an advisory service for the agricultural and brokerage industries. Over the years, CIS has gained an international reputation for long term commodity price forecasting.
In 1978, Bill became Regional Commodity Manager and Vice President of E.F. Hutton & Company. He was elected to E.F. Hutton’s Director’s Advisory Council in 1980, 1981 and 1982. Bill devoted his time to developing new research methods and expanding services of CIS from the mid-Eighties until the early Nineties. In 1991, he joined Prudential Securities Inc. as a Senior Vice President and was elected to the Chairman’s Council in 1995, 1996 and 1997. Since that time, he has dedicated his energy to expanding CIS market research.
Bill has been featured in The Gartman Letter, Barrons, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Pro-Farmer, The Farm Journal, Business Week, US News and World Report and other publications. He has also been featured in books such as Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, Schwager on Futures by Jack Schwager and Master Brokers by John Walsh.
“I personally invite you to find out for yourself why so many serious traders depend on CIS for their technical and fundamental research.” -Bill Gary