About Us

The Bower Advantage

Bower Trading is a full service commodities brokerage founded in 1988 by James Bower on the idea of providing investors, traders, and producers an avenue to participate as efficiently and as correctly in the high risk and ever-changing commodities futures and options market. It was Jim’s belief then and our continuing belief that investors of all types, both seasoned and beginning, can benefit from the commodities markets with both hedging and speculative accounts. The markets offer a chance for great excitement and financial diversification when used properly and within one’s means.

In the nearly 30 years since our founding as a local firm in Lafayette, Indiana, Bower Trading has emerged as a global leader, with a client base that spans the United States and the world at large, encompassing investors of all types. We pride ourselves in being a small, but powerful firm that thinks globally, but acts locally to the individual client’s advantage. At the core of our business model is six decades of combined trading experience and a reputation for outstanding customer service. This emphasis on quality over quantity results in the unique opportunity to develop personal relationships with our clients that emphasis open communication and trust.

Additionally, Bower is intensely focused on risk management, compliance, order execution, market research analysis, and transparency.

Daily Market Letter Daily Market Letter

The Market Letter will give you an intimate knowledge of these current market conditions from an experienced professional that will allow you to view the market like never before.

Speculative Accounts Speculative Accounts

As the investor decides the trades, Mr. Bower and account executives personally give advice to each of their clients as to the continuing changing market conditions in any given situation.

Hedging Accounts Hedging Accounts

Our staff has decades of experience from both behind a desk and in the production aspect, thus allowing you to make the most informed decisions possible.