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Kub's Den
Elaine Kub Contributing Analyst
Wed May 13, 2015 09:45 AM CDT

Once the hubbub of USDA's annual May crop report died down, I conducted a little experiment. I set out a stopwatch and timed how long it would take me, a reasonably competent and quick human being, to glean just one piece of data from the report and then push a button to instigate a hypothetical trade based on that data. In this instance, I pretended that I would buy November soybean futures if USDA's 2015-16 projected ending stocks figure came in below the average pre-report estimate (438 million bushels), or sell November soybean futures if the figure came in above ...

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