Cotton Industry Veterans Launch New Commodities Firm

Cotton Industry Veterans Launch New Commodities Firm

Louis Rose, Barry Bean and Scott Sivils have combined their collective 60+ years of cotton industry experience to form the Rose Commodity Group, offering a unique set of services to investors and industry professionals alike.

With backgrounds in both domestic and international trading, insurance, futures, and strong roots in statistics and data analysis, the partners are able to respond to the changing needs of the industry and craft custom solutions to commodity problems.


The firm builds on the work started in 2013 when Rose, a former Cargill global analyst, and Bean, a spot cotton broker, teamed up to build proprietary statistical models of the cotton market and publish a market newsletter. Based on a proprietary market model and tempered by hands-on experience trading cotton, The Rose Report quickly gained a loyal international following and developed a reputation for insight and accuracy.

The Rose Report also drew attention from others eager to use their industry expertise and data analysis capacity for legal and other purposes, and Rose and Bean expanded beyond marketing into consulting.

When Sivils, a former Weil Brothers Cotton trader, approached the partners in 2016, they quickly recognized the potential of his lengthy experience and industry contacts. Sivils pointed out the potential for the firm to provide business services, assistance, and reliable information to foreign companies transacting business in the US.

Formally established in early 2017, the Rose Commodity Group continues to publish their daily commodity analyses and serve as consultants on marketing and a variety of other issues. The group looks to expand their business into international commercial support, providing guidance and assistance to firms working in the U.S. market.


Source – Rose Commodity Group