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Commodities firm INTL FCStone enters Canadian market

Already handling ag commodities via partners north of the border, U.S. commodities brokerage and financial services firm INTL FCStone is bringing its own name into the Canadian market. The New York firm announced Tuesday it became a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) effective May 17, clearing the company to offer […] Read more

U.S. livestock: CME live cattle closed mixed

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed mixed on Tuesday, with expectations for a weak cash trade pressuring the benchmark August contract while back months ended firm, traders said. Packers were not bidding aggressively for cattle, a factor that some traders took as a bearish signal. “The bids that were out […] Read more

Canadian Financial Close: Trade talks resume between United States and China

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, June 18 (MarketsFarm) – The Canadian dollar was stronger at Tuesday’s close, as trade talks between the United States and China will resume, which stoked global optimism. The Canadian dollar closed at US$0.7471 or US$1=C$1.3385, up from Monday’s close of US$0.7459 or US$1=C$1.3407. Stock indexes posted gains ahead of the U.S. Federal […] Read more

Canola steady at midday Monday

By Marlo Glass, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, June 18 (MarketsFarm) – The ICE Futures canola market was on either side of steady at midday Tuesday. Strong U.S. soybean prices, buoyed by near-contant rain and continually delayed planting, pulled canola prices up moderately. Rains forecasted for the Prairies in days to come capped further gains in the canola […] Read more

ICE canola mixed Tuesday morning

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, June 18 (MarketsFarm) – ICE Futures canola contracts were trading to both sides of unchanged Tuesday morning, lacking any clear direction as the market consolidated after Monday’s gains. Forecasts calling for some much needed rain in dry areas of Western Canada put some pressure on values. A firmer tone in […] Read more

Canadian dollar and business outlook

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, June 18 (MarketsFarm) The Canadian dollar was steady on Tuesday morning. Global stocks remained optimistic following an announcement from the European Central Bank that they may cut rates to stimulate the global economy. At 8:45 CDT Tuesday morning, the Canadian dollar was at US$0.7453 or C$1.3417, which compares with Monday’s North American […] Read more