JSA principals and commercial brokers bring vital insight to the decision-making process, having held key positions in commercial grain businesses where they were responsible for trading, hedging strategies, margin management, logistics and procurement. They have experience and expertise in both domestic and international trading as well as processing experience in grains, oilseeds, and biofuels.

History of John Stewart and Associates

JSA began as John P. Stewart, Inc. in 1976 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. John Stewart founded his brokerage firm to provide fundamental analyses based on historical data and John’s own experience as a national/international commercial grain trader. In the mid-1980s, during the USDA PIK certificate program, John partnered with Tom Tucker, and by 1989 Tom had opened a branch office in San Antonio, Texas. 2001 saw the formation of John Stewart and Associates, Inc. (JSA), with John Stewart as trade advisor and head of research, and Tom Tucker and Doug Schultz (Missouri) as principals. The firm became a guaranteed introducing broker with Iowa Grain at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT now part of the CME Group.) In 2008 Iowa Grain was acquired by ADM Investor Services, Inc. (ADMIS) a subsidiary of ADM focusing on clearing and market information services. At that time JSA became a guaranteed Introducing Broker with ADMIS.

JSA has been exclusively associated with The ProExporter Network (PRX) since 1988, making important contributions to PRX’ s analytical system. This association gives us access to a wealth of proprietary research, historical data, grain logistics and grain system transportation details.

Our Mission

Help our commodity-based customers succeed by gaining knowledge of each client’s needs, goals and situation. Use that knowledge to provide success focused recommendations and highly-effective risk management strategies based on our experience in agricultural cash market fundamentals.

Our Philosophy

We provide professional and ethical commodity futures brokerage trading services for clients in every facet of the commodity business. We offer a powerful combination of merchandising expertise and asset management skills, calling on the combined knowledge of in-house experts, rather than a single broker. This team-based approach balances the knowledge and experience of the JSA team, so our clients receive the optimum trading and risk management recommendations.