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ICE weekly outlook: Canola values stay rangebound

MarketsFarm — One canola trader wouldn’t go so far as to calling the canola market lifeless, but it has remained rangebound for most of the week. That’s mainly due to pressure from harvest activity, which has carried on at an impressive pace on the Canadian Prairies despite being mired with difficult weather conditions. “I’ve talked […] Read more



Input Capital steps back from mortgage expansion plans

Up against the current canola market, “commodity streaming” firm Input Capital has put off plans to ramp up its mortgage business with canola growers. The publicly traded Regina company in February announced a “comprehensive review of strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value” and said it was in “an ongoing search for appropriate scalable sources of […] Read more

Net short position climbs in canola

MarketsFarm — The large speculative short position in ICE Futures canola contracts widened the week ended Tuesday, as speculators added to their bearish bets on the market, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Managed money and other reportable speculators on Tuesday had a net […] Read more


ICE weekly outlook: Canola bearish with or without China

MarketsFarm — ICE Futures canola contracts saw a modest correction off of major support over the week ended Wednesday, but the longer-term trend remains pointed lower with large old-crop supplies and uncertain export prospects overhanging the market. Canadian canola exports to China are effectively non-existent right now, with the absence of that major customer casting […] Read more