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John_Walter
Advisor

Beat the Expert

I found this photo of Scott Shellady on my desktop this morning, and it reminded what a fun time we had playing "Beat the Expert" a couple years ago at Commodity Classic. How about we test Scott again? Let's say we predict the closes for next Friday for corn and soybeans.  Winner will get a little swag from Successful Farming. Game on? -- John

 

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ShelladyOptions
Senior Contributor

Re: Beat the Expert

The more the merrier. Let's have a go at this. I am assuming that what is being asked for is the closing price for Monday April the 2nd. So, here we go....

 

Corn 675

Beans 1400

 

I am mildly bullish but would like to see what you guys think.

 

Have a swing at it.

 

Scott

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Buckley_HF
Senior Contributor

Re: Beat the Expert

I'll be the first "super bull" to throw a guess out. I'm gonna say we hit 7$ next Friday but settle off around 6.85 may corn. 14.25 on old beans.
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John_Walter
Advisor

Change the 'game'

Okay, let's make it for close of next Friday, March 30--corn and soybeans. (I just edited my original post above.) Scott, if you want to stick to your earlier prediction, fine. But, we'll allow an amendment, if you wish. --John

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kraft-t
Senior Advisor

Re: Change the 'game'

Soybeans will be in the $12s and corn in the $5s.

 

And we will be wondering what the heck happened. I'll take a new JD R series, John

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littlebutch
Senior Reader

Re: Beat the Expert

Soybeans 13.88 - Corn 6.65
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sw363535
Honored Advisor

Re: Beat the Expert

sybns 14.11,   Corn 6.94

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Palouser
Senior Advisor

Re: Beat the Expert

I say it's a fool's game to bet on the aftermath of a report when everyone says the figures are no good and the immediate reaction is often completely contrarian. But, I could use some entertainment since I'm still getting snow out here.

 

I say, 'break a leg!'.

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tree fmr
Advisor

Re: Beat the Expert

5.99 corn

12.65 beans

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John_Walter
Advisor

Re: Beat the Expert

Hi, Mark: Well, the operative term here is "game." Not asking you to bet the farm or anything. It won't be an official contest if you don't throw out your guesses. Seventy and sunny here in Iowa this morning, sorry... -- John

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