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ICE weekly outlook: Canola steady at midweek

Spring seeding more or less underway

MarketsFarm — After showing considerable strength in prior trading sessions, canola contracts were either side of unchanged at midweek. David Derwin of P.I. Financial in Winnipeg said canola was holding steady in comparison to other vegetable oils. “There’s general weakness in other markets, but canola hasn’t had too much of a move,” he said. Considerable […] Read more



ICE weekly outlook: Canola gains strength at midweek

MarketsFarm — After showing considerable weakness in prior trading sessions, canola contracts tried to regain some ground at midweek. Ken Ball of P.I. Financial in Winnipeg said canola was oversold due to bearish sentiments from outside markets earlier in the week, but prices were steadily bouncing back. Nearby ICE Futures canola was down Monday by […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Canola loses strength at midweek

MarketsFarm — ICE Futures canola contracts succumbed to pressure from comparable vegetable oils at midweek, after showing strength earlier in the week. Ken Ball of P.I. Financial said lower soyoil values put canola “under tremendous pressure.” Nearby soyoil contracts were down by about a penny on Wednesday. Earlier in the week, rumours swirled regarding the […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn, soy, wheat book multi-month lows

Financial markets continue to drag commodities lower

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. grain and soybean futures sank to multi-month lows on Monday on worries about the coronavirus pandemic denting the global economy and chilling end-user demand for commodities, traders said. “The fear is still that it will only get worse as the week unfolds,” said Mark Schultz, chief analyst at Northstar Commodity […] Read more




U.S. grains: Soybeans rise for third session

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose modestly on Wednesday as strength from global equity markets and soyoil futures offset worries about export demand for U.S. oilseeds, traders said. Wheat futures firmed on technical buying. But corn drifted lower in rangebound trade as uncertainty about demand hung over the market. Chicago Board of Trade […] Read more



Argentine soybeans facing tax increases

MarketsFarm — Not many major divergences can be seen between the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s data (USDA) on Argentina’s soybean crop and data from the department’s attaché in Buenos Aires. What may bring changes to the country’s soybean industry are tax increases imposed by the new federal government, according to Benjamin Boroughs, the USDA attaché. […] Read more