LAYMAN'S LUMBER GUIDE...

The Lumber Market Is Easy to Beat When You Know What is Coming


TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY


What would you give to have a copy of next week's Wall Street Journal TODAY?


LLG is exactly that for lumber...Sunday FORECAST & Wednesday BRIEFING and monthly BLUEPRINT lumber and OSB market forecasts project:

•when the market will rise and fall

•how much price could change 

•how long it will take to do so.


VOLATILITY IS THE LUMBER BUYERS' BEST FRIEND


Lumber prices change, either up or down, an average of 37 weeks per year at 14/mbft per week.  That is $300 per truckload.

This phenomenon create massive opportunities for lumber producers, wholesalers, lumber dealers, wood preservers, component manufacturers, and builders. 


Mastering the lumber market requires a simple, recurring "Action Plan" 

that ANTICIPATES and EXPLOITS price volatility.


​5 COMPONENTS OF THE "CADDA" LUMBER PLAN

•1
COLLECT INFORMATION: HISTORICAL...What has happened in the past under similar circumstances?

                                               CURRENT...What are the immediate influences?  (I do that for you.)

•2 ANALYZE the FACTS and the EMOTIONS...separate the two. (I do that for you.)

•3 DETERMINE a LIKELY IMPACT...how the traders emotions interact with the facts. (I do that for you.)

•4 DECIDE a COURSE of ACTION...What is the best buying [inventory management] and selling [job bidding] approach?  WHEN should the strategy be implemented? (I do that for you.)


•5 ACT...PULL the TRIGGER WITH CONFIDENCE. (YOU DO THAT.)
​[Hundreds of thousands of dollars can be saved each year just by knowing which day of the week to buy lumber.]
 


LLG EMPOWERS ITS MEMBERS TO EMBRACE AND ENGAGE PRICE VOLATILITY WITH CONFIDENCE by:
• Managing Inventory Turns [having more or less lumber at the appropriate time].
• Correctly Bidding Future Jobs [protecting profits in rising markets and securing more jobs in falling markets.]  ​​


"WHEN to make your move" is the Lumber Traders Most Important Consideration


​​​​​​​​​Layman's Lumber Guide
Softwood Framing Lumber & Oriented Strand Board
Forecasts, Inventory Management & Trading Strategies

​​​​​​​Copyright © [Laymansguide.org]  2019 All Rights Reserved

2018 Changed Our Lumber Market For Years to Come. 

It is no longer all about timing and price. Logistics is a partner.


LLG NOW INCLUDES WEEKLY RAIL & TRUCK LOGISTICS UPDATES

(See Archives page to view recent publications.)


SEE THE STATISTICS...READ THE FORECASTS.

"WRT"...WEEKLY RAIL TRAFFIC REPORT

        "LTR": FLATBED TRUCK "LOAD-TO-TRUCK RATIO"


Are mills getting more or less cars and trucks? When will your lumber really ship?

•ADD LOGISTICS TO THE LUMBER FORECAST AND STAY A LAP AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION.


Welcome to Layman's Lumber Guide


                                         •LUMBER MARKET FORECAST...lumber market forecasts with buying and selling                                              strategies for the coming weeks that profit from weekly price volatility.  

                                      Published Sunday evenings.  


                                                                  

                                         •LUMBER MARKET BRIEFINGS...weekly...abbreviated update forecast.                       

                                    Published Wednesday evenings.

                                       

                                         •LUMBER MARKET BLUEPRINT...once monthly...forecast with 30-60-90 day buying                                          and bidding strategies.

                                    Published the last day of each month.

                                      

Each publication contains buying and selling strategies that build an advantageous, un-level playing field with a seemingly unfair competitive edge...reducing lumber costs, improving inventory management and sharpening future job bids by anticipating price changes.


LLG's framing lumber forecasts projects the rise and fall of lumber prices with staggering accuracy.  Each is a reliable source for answers...for awareness...for additional profits on every transaction.


Working with commodity lumber prices since 1985, Layman’s Lumber Guide advises buying and selling strategies that beat the lumber market...with an average week to week 86% accuracy.  


A completely independent publication, Layman’s Lumber Guide specializes in forecasting turning dates for the North American softwood framing lumber and oriented strand board markets.  We anticipate, up to one year in advance, the specific weeks during the year WHEN lumber and OSB highs, lows, hops, skips, and jumps will most likely occur. 


Layman's Lumber Guide-Lumber Market Forecasts contain weekly strategies for when to increase or decrease inventories; when to be aggressive or passive...weeks and months prior to significant price swings.  


Please continue browsing our website to learn more About publisher Matt Layman and visit the Archive page to see past issues.  Contact Us with any questions or comments you might have or submit your Subscription request.  


Thank you for visiting Layman’s Lumber Guide. 

Looking Forward...Matt Layman​​

Product dimensions referred to herein do not imply actual net sizes, rather are commonly used descriptions of the products.