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Funds’ net short position growing in canola

CNS Canada –– Speculators added to their net short positions in canola during the week ended Tuesday, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Managed money and other reportable speculators increased their net short position to roughly 29,400 contracts in canola during the reporting period, […] Read more

December lean hogs

U.S. livestock: Lean hogs limit up on swine fever fears

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures surged on Friday and the three most active contracts closed up their daily trading limit on rising concerns about the spread of African swine fever in China, traders said. Technical buying accelerated gains, lifting several deferred-month contracts to life-of-contract highs. “African swine fever fears are […] Read more

Cattle still hitting auctions in numbers

Yet prices are staying relatively steady even in the face of the deliveries

Cattle sold at the major Manitoba auctions for the week ended Nov. 9 saw prices vary, with some dropping and others holding steady depending on the weight category. “Generally they’re fairly steady. That’s always a positive,” said Allan Munroe of Killarney Auction Mart in Killarney. Killarney’s Nov. 7 auction saw 700- to 800-lb. feeder steers […] Read more

Canadian Financial Close: Plans to move Canadian crude

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Nov. 16 (CNS Canada) – The Canadian dollar was up at market close Friday. The loonie closed at US$0.7602 or US$1=C$1.3154, which compares with Thursday’s close of US$0.7575 or C$1.3202. The S&P/TSX Composite Index closed at 15,155.50, up 10.62 points. Oil rose slightly Friday as United States West Texas […] Read more

North American Grains/Oilseed Review: Trump says China deal on the way

By Ashley Robinson, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Nov. 15 (CNS Canada) – The ICE Futures canola platform finished the day weaker, following the lead of soyoil contracts. Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) soybean and meal contracts were stronger at market close, while soyoil contracts were weaker. United States President Donald Trump announced Friday that […] Read more

ICE canola market down with trade uncertainty

By Ashley Robinson, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, MB, Nov. 16, 2018 (CNS Canada) – ICE Futures canola contracts were down at midday Friday, as trade optimism had started to sour. Chicago Board of Trade soybean and soyoil contracts were weaker, while meal contracts were stronger. According to a Winnipeg-based trader the canola market is […] Read more

Canadian Dollar and Business Outlook

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Nov. 16 (CNS Canada) – The Canadian dollar is slightly up Friday morning. At 8:46 CST Friday morning the Canadian dollar was at US$0.7609 or C$1.3137, which compares with Thursday’s North American close of US$0.7575 or C$1.3202. Ontario Minister of Finance Victor Fedeli said yesterday in his Fall Economic […] Read more

Global Markets: Blackberry to make largest acquisition in seven years

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Nov. 16, 2018 (CNS) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. Jason Kenny, leader of the United Conservative Party, and the biggest political rival to Alberta’s premier, has announced that he doesn’t support a government-mandated cut in crude production; instead he […] Read more