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Canadian Financial Close: Loonie climbing towards 76 cents

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Dec. 5 (MarketsFarm) – The Canadian dollar was stronger at market close on Thursday, due to an improvement in the country’s trade balance and an increase in the price of Western Canadian Select (WCS) crude oil. The loonie finished the day at US$0.7591 or US$1=C$1.3174, which compares with Wednesday’s close of US$0.7563 […] Read more


: Canola strengthens off nearby lows

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, MarketsFarm Winnipeg, Dec. 5 (MarketsFarm) – The ICE Futures canola market was stronger on Thursday, moving off of nearby lows as gains in Chicago Board of Trade soybeans and short-covering ahead of Friday’s Statistics Canada production report provided support. After the government agency pegged the canola crop at 19.4 million tonnes in […] Read more

Calf prices will be sideways into 2020

Market Update with Jerry Klassen: Both the U.S. and Canada produced smaller calf crops in 2019

Alberta packers were paying $142 to $144 on a live basis in mid-November, relatively unchanged from last month’s average price. While Alberta prices have traded in a sideways range, fed cattle values south of the border have been percolating higher. In Nebraska, fed cattle were trading in the range of $114 to $116, up from […] Read more



ICE canola up with short-covering ahead of StatCan report

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Dec. 5 (MarketsFarm) – ICE Futures canola contracts were stronger at midday Thursday as speculative short covering and spillover from advances in Chicago Board of Trade soybeans provided support. Statistics Canada releases updated production estimates on Friday, and uncertainty ahead of the report had speculators covering short positions, according to […] Read more

Global Markets: Canadian Liberals deliver speech from the throne

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Dec. 5 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Canada’s Liberal government will deliver a speech from the throne today, as Parliament returns to session. Governor General Julie Payette will read the speech from the Senate chamber, and the speech will communicate […] Read more


Canadian dollar and business outlook

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Dec. 5 (MarketsFarm) The Canadian dollar was stronger Thursday morning, seeing some follow-through buying interest after Wednesday’s rally. At 8:50 CST Thursday morning the Canadian dollar was at US$0.7594 or C$1.3168 which compares with Wednesday’s North American close of US$0.7563 or C$1.3223. The Bank of Canada’s decision to hold steady on interest […] Read more

Canadian dollar and business outlook

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Dec. 5 (MarketsFarm) The Canadian dollar was stronger Thursday morning, seeing some follow-through buying interest after Wednesday’s rally. At 8:50 CST Thursday morning the Canadian dollar was at US$0.7594 or C$1.3168 which compares with Wednesday’s North American close of US$0.7563 or C$1.3223. The Bank of Canada’s decision to hold steady on interest […] Read more