ICE canola stronger at midday Tuesday

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, May 18 (MarketsFarm) – The ICE Futures canola market was stronger at midday Tuesday, with the old crop July contract up its daily C$45 per tonne limit for the second session in a row. After dropping sharply for most of the previous week due to long liquidation, the July contract […] Read more

Global Markets: Biden supports ceasefire

WINNIPEG – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – United States President Joe Biden called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday and expressed support for a ceasefire as the conflict between Israel and Hamas extended to its ninth day. However, unlike his colleagues in the Democratic […] Read more


Canadian dollar and business outlook

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, May 18 (MarketsFarm) – The Canadian dollar was stronger Tuesday morning, amid broad weakness for the United States dollar internationally. At 8:50 a.m. CDT Tuesday morning, the Canadian dollar was at US$0.8304 or US$1=C$1.2042 which compares with Friday’s North American close of US$0.8277 or US$1=C$1.2081. Recent strength in crude oil was also […] Read more

ICE Canada Morning Comment: Old crop July already limit-up

By Glen Hallick, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, May 18 (MarketsFarm) – Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) canola futures were mostly higher on Tuesday morning, with the July contract reaching its daily limit of C$45 per tonne during the overnight session. The new crop months were mixed, with gains in the nearby positions. There was good spillover support from increases […] Read more


Canadian Financial Close: Loonie pushing higher

Compiled by Glen Hallick, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, May 17 (MarketsFarm) – The Canadian dollar increased in value on Monday, as the United States dollar continued to struggle. The loonie finished at US$0.8277 or US$1=C$1.2081, compared to Friday’s close of US$0.8258 or US$1=C$1.2109. On the U.S. Dollar Index, the greenback slipped back 0.148 at 90.175 points. The […] Read more


ICE canola mixed at midday Monday

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, May 17 (MarketsFarm) – The ICE Futures canola market was mixed at midday Monday, with the old crop July contract up its daily C$45 per tonne limit and a steady tone in the more deferred new crop months. Tight old crop supplies remained a key driver in the front month, […] Read more


Canadian dollar and business outlook

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, May 17 (MarketsFarm) – The Canadian dollar was firmer Monday morning, as gains in crude oil provided some support. The strength in the currency came despite signs that Canada’s housing market was cooling down. At 8:52 a.m. CDT Monday morning, the Canadian dollar was at US$0.8268 or US$1=C$1.2095 which compares with Friday’s […] Read more

Global Markets: Israeli, Palestinian conflict intensifies

WINNIPEG – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – The Israeli military conducted heavy air strikes over Gaza on Monday, destroying 15 kilometres of tunnels and the homes of nine Hamas commanders. During those air strikes, one Hamas commander, Hussam Abu Harmeed, was killed. After Harbeed’s death, […] Read more