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Starting with an extensive trading background, Westline Capital Strategies was founded with highly strategic, results based ideology designed to blend traditional softwood lumber risk management strategies with speculative commodity fund based trading ideas.  Westline Capital Strategies principle and founder, Greg Kuta witnessed a firsthand need to understand the ever-evolving lumber futures market as influences like changes in the economy, the sub-prime induced collapse of housing and the ever-growing presence of commodity fund trading in lumber futures changed the trading dynamics of how the lumber markets function, directly impacting the bottom line of those who participate in trading the lumber cash and futures markets.


Definition of Our Clients:


Traditional Softwood Lumber Participants

  • Lumber Producers
  • Lumber Wholesalers/ Distributors
  • Lumber Retailers
  • Home Builders
  • CEO's, CFO's, Sales Managers within the lumber industry


Alternative Investors:

  • Commodity Funds (fund managers looking to gain exposure // correlation to the housing industry)
  • Industry Related Pension Plans
  • Individual Investors looking for alternative investments diversification


Westline Capital Strategies specializes in meshing commodity fund analysis with traditional fundamental, technical and historical analysis of the softwood lumber cash and futures markets.  By blending traditional softwood lumber strategies with how the funds view and actively trade the lumber market, Westline Capital Strategies can give you a truly unique, one-of-a-kind perspective on the lumber futures market.


Westline Capital Strategies was founded in 2009 by Greg Kuta.


Greg Kuta, Founder, President, Managing Director


Mr. Kuta has over twenty years of lumber and commodity futures trading experience.  Prior to founding Westline Capital Strategies in 2009, Mr. Kuta spent eleven years as a trader/ vice president of Futures Technology Corp developing lumber risk management strategies for the softwood lumber industry.  Mr. Kuta got his start working at and then managing a retail trading desk with Lind- Waldock Discount Brokers. 

Mr. Kuta is a graduate of Ohio University in Athens, OH holding a bachelor of arts in Economics.  Mr. Kuta recently completed his Masters in Financial Economics (MFE) at Ohio University which is a nationally ranked MFE program (ranked #9 nationally by the Financial Times for MFE programs in 2015) and is also an accredited program with the CFA Institute.  He is currently pursuing the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation with the CFA Institute.

Westline Capital Strategies is registered as a Independent Introducing Broker (IIB) with the NFA & CFTC and Mr. Kuta is a licensed series 3 commodity broker with the NFA.

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