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Elaine Kub Contributing Analyst
Fri Jan 4, 2013 06:52 AM CST

Maybe it's all the sugar and caffeine that's associated with this time of year (cookies, caramel corn, spiked coffee, etc.) but I get jittery when trading volumes are relatively low these days. But I get jittery when trading volumes are relatively high, too. It seems there has been a pattern of wild price swings around the New Year timeframe, and maybe grain traders should be on their guard these next few days for a 20- or 30-cent market move.

Here are some of the events that have stuck in my mind and got me wondering if there's an after-Christmas or ...

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