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Canadian Financial Close: Canadian dollar drops below 75.5 cents

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Nov. 12 (MarketsFarm) – The Canadian dollar was lower on Wednesday as stock markets and oil values held strength. The dollar finished the day at US$0.7548 or US$1=C$1.3249, compared to Tuesday when it closed at US$0.7560 or US$1=C$1.3228. Financial markets were stronger, despite continued friction between the United States and China regarding […] Read more





North American Grain/Oilseed Review: Rangebound canola edges lower

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, MarketsFarm Winnipeg, Nov. 13 (MarketsFarm) – ICE Futures canola contracts were slightly lower at Wednesday’s close, after trading within a narrow range throughout the session. Losses in Chicago Board of Trade soyoil accounted for much of the spillover selling pressure in canola, according to traders. Ample supplies in the commercial pipeline and […] Read more




Derwin: Analyzing interest rate trends

Interest rates can do some surprising things for longer than expected

I put a great deal of effort in to analyzing long-term historical trends to better understand the cyclical nature of human behaviour and its impact on financial market prices. Interest rates are no exception. In fact, interest rates are key to the pricing structure of almost every other asset from stocks, gold and currencies to […] Read more




ADM says to focus on organic growth after acquisitions

Geneva | Reuters — Grain trader Archer Daniels Midland does not expect to continue its aggressive strategy of acquisitions in the next few years and will instead focus on organic growth, a senior official said on Wednesday. “With this level of acquisitions we have had, I don’t think you will see ADM being a very […] Read more