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Kub's Den
Elaine Kub Contributing Analyst
Wed May 27, 2015 09:22 AM CDT

The past two trading sessions, along with countless others in recent memory, have been marked by a frustrating pattern. Overnight, grains will start a brave little rally based on fundamental production worries like rained-out planting or flooded, sprouting wheat. At 7 a.m., they'll be gaining a few cents to counteract the brutish losses of previous days, and then -- wham! Something will happen to douse the bullish optimism and drive prices back down.

That something has been a skyrocketing U.S. dollar index. The dollar index itself is just a number with no units, derived from a mathematical calculation to describe ...

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