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High stocks-to-use ratio weighs on canola

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — The Canadian canola stocks-to-use ratio was over 20 per cent at the end of 2019 — significantly higher than the five-year average of 13.4 per cent. “That’s part of the reason why we’re seeing downward pressure on canola prices,” Craig Klemmer, chief agriculture economist for Farm Credit Canada (FCC), explained during his presentation […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Canola off highs, rangebound

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — ICE Futures canola contracts tested long-time chart resistance during the week ended Wednesday, but failed to break higher and retreated to hold rangebound overall. The Phase One trade deal signed Wednesday between the U.S. and China failed to give the grain and oilseed markets a boost, as the vague details of the actual […] Read more


Fund short-covering continues in canola, soybeans

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Fund traders continued to exit short positions in soybeans and canola futures during the first week of 2020, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The net managed money short position in ICE Futures canola came in Tuesday at 33,243 contracts, a decrease […] Read more



ICE weekly outlook: Canola steady, awaits news

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — ICE Futures canola contracts moved lower during the week ended Wednesday, but remain rangebound overall awaiting some fresh market-moving news. Some direction could come from the U.S. soybean complex, as the ongoing back-and-forth of trade talks with China could see some actual movement ahead of a Dec. 15 deadline that will see the […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Rangebound canola vulnerable to losses

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — ICE Futures canola contracts moved lower during the week ended Wednesday and may have more room to the downside, despite persistent harvest delays across Western Canada. “Overall, we’re still rangebound, but we’re going to the lower part of the trading window,” said analyst Errol Anderson of Pro Market Communications in Calgary. “Canola is […] Read more


ICE weekly outlook: More than weather behind canola uptrend

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Canola’s sharp rise over the last week can be attributed not only to poor weather on the Prairies, but to other factors as well, according to MarketsFarm Pro analyst Mike Jubinville. For seven straight trading sessions, canola bids have climbed, from $445.60 per tonne at the close of trading on Sept. 27 to […] Read more



Alberta snow further delays canola harvest, boosts prices

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Canola futures finished up at Monday’s close, boosted by a weather premium after a low-pressure system brought considerable snowfall to parts of Alberta over the weekend. Snow was mostly concentrated in the southern region of the province. Calgary and surrounding areas received around 30 centimetres of snow, according to preliminary results from Environment […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Canola values stay rangebound

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Canola prices have been characterized as “firm one day and softer the next,” this week, remaining largely rangebound in light trading activity. “It’s hard to tell why, but canola oscillates between stronger than soybeans and then weaker,” said Ken Ball of P.I. Financial in Winnipeg. “It’s just spreaders playing back and forth with […] Read more