Donald Broughton

Donald Broughton is Principal and Managing Partner of Broughton Capital in St. Louis. Before founding his company, Mr. Broughton spent nine years as the Chief Market Strategist and Senior Transportation Analyst for Avondale Partners. He came to Avondale following 12 years at A.G. Edwards, where he was the Senior Transportation Analyst and Group Leader of the Industrial Analysts and a member of the firm’s Investment Strategy Committee. Prior to going to Wall Street, Mr. Broughton spent eight years in various distribution and operations management roles in the beverage industry, including a stint as the Corporate Manager of Distribution at Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up Companies and Chief Operating Officer for Bevmark Concepts.

Posted: 22 Feb, 2019 by Donald Broughton

The annual reports have all rolled in from publicly traded transportation companies, and it's obvious that 2018 was a record-setting year in many ways.  Trucking companies of all sizes enjoyed unparalleled financial success in 2018, with the largest increases in total revenues and operating pro...

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Posted: 16 Jan, 2019 by Donald Broughton

Last year rail intermodel took away loads from over-the-road trucking, but now the pendulum is swinging back the other direction. Diesel prices are dropping, which makes dry van transportation more attractive and reduces the cost advantage of rail intermodal for domestic freight. Most of the industr...

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Posted: 18 Dec, 2018 by Donald Broughton

Investment analysts debate on TV about the timing of the next recession. The Dow is on a roller coaster ride, and the pundits keep using the word "unprecedented" to describe each day's results. Yes, it's a volatile market. But unprecedented? Not so much.   Get weekly updates on national fr...

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Posted: 11 Dec, 2018 by Donald Broughton

Recent weeks have seen a high level of volatility and a sense of growing uncertainty in both the U.S. and global financial markets. Despite all the hand-wringing on Wall Street, however, the transportation economy continues to signal economic expansion.  The hard data of physical goods flow con...

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