Kub's Den
Elaine Kub Contributing Analyst
Wed Feb 3, 2016 06:12 AM CST

In the previous installment of Kub's Den, I unraveled 15 years of the historical seasonal tendencies of the new-crop corn market. Smashed altogether on one chart, the past 15 December corn futures contracts looked like tangled, multi-colored spaghetti. It wasn't until I identified statistical clusters of annual highs, corresponding to clear categories of annual corn production -- short crop years, normal abundance years, or supply crush years -- that the charts could be painstakingly sorted and arranged to show consistent seasonal patterns.

Then I promised to do the same thing for soybeans.

But from the start, I had my suspicions ...

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