Table 9.  Four-Year Averages and Standard Deviations for 19 Market Advisory Programs, Corn and Soybean Net Advisory Price and 50/50 Advisory Revenue, 1995-1998
  Corn   Soybeans   50/50 Advisory Revenue
Standard Standard
Average Deviation Average Deviation Standard
Net of Net Net of Net Deviation
Advisory Advisory Advisory Advisory Average of
Market Advisory Program Price Price   Price Price   Revenue Revenue
---$/bushel--- ---$/bushel--- ---$/acre---
Ag Line by Doane (cash-only) 2.59 0.42 6.49 0.72 328 32
Ag Profit by Hjort Associates 2.41 0.50 6.33 0.82 311 36
Ag Resource 2.82 0.85 6.71 0.49 349 52
Ag Review 2.54 0.21 6.31 0.94 323 42
Agri-Mark 2.61 0.75 6.88 0.94 337 49
Agri-Visor Aggressive Cash 2.70 0.47 6.39 0.71 334 36
Agri-Visor Aggressive Hedge 2.54 0.44 6.57 0.75 326 32
Agri-Visor Basic Cash 2.47 0.26 6.34 0.62 318 33
Agri-Visor Basic Hedge 2.47 0.37 6.54 0.74 322 36
Allendale (futures only) 2.36 0.21 6.52 0.61 314 26
Brock (cash-only) 2.47 0.31 6.36 0.64 318 37
Brock (hedge) 2.43 0.15 6.55 0.59 322 44
Freese-Notis 2.57 0.40 6.37 0.56 325 40
Pro Farmer (cash-only) 2.52 0.49 6.51 0.66 324 35
Pro Farmer (hedge) 2.55 0.40 6.65 0.68 330 33
Stewart-Peterson Advisory Reports 2.37 0.40 6.51 0.58 314 30
Stewart-Peterson Strictly Cash 2.55 0.31 6.43 0.50 325 30
Top Farmer Intelligence 2.47 0.49 6.36 0.33 317 22
Zwicker Cycle Letter 2.54 0.47 6.73 0.79 330 33
Descriptive Statistics:
  Average 2.52 0.42 6.50 0.67 325 36
  Median 2.54 0.40 6.51 0.66 324 35
  Minimum 2.36 0.15 6.31 0.33 311 22
  Maximum 2.82 0.85 6.88 0.94 349 52
  Range 0.46 0.70 0.56 0.61 37 30
Market Benchmark 2.53 0.30 6.38 0.52 323 30
                 
Note:  Results are shown only for the 19 advisory programs included in all four years of the AgMAS corn and soybean evaluations. The marketing period is a two-year window from September of previous year through August of next year.