Grains this morning were able to make some gains on short-covering and more weather headlines scaring the bears away. Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc. says that the longer it takes for El Nino to dissipate, the likelier that we’ll see a drier spring in western areas of the Canadian Prairies. Conversely, Lerner suggested that… Read More

Grains this week followed the rest of the commodity and equity space lower, despite the U.S. Dollar losing more than 1% for the second week of February. Some short covering towards the end of the week helped soybeans stay in the green, but all other grains listed on the board dropped. Canola was a notable loser… Read More

Grains this week were mostly lower as realities about supply continue to trump ideas of fresh demand. The U.S. dollar lost 2.7% for the week, which helped other commodity currencies appreciate. Weather kept to the sidelines for the most part, indicating fluctuations in currency are certain to be the theme into spring. Oil World is forecasting European… Read More

Grains ended the month of January making up some gains from the tough losses that they started the year off with. Some bullish acreage and weather news helped get some of shorts in the wheat market covered, pushing the complex actually up almost 2% on the futures boards! Rounding out the complex, corn continued to… Read More

As we head into the last week of January, commodity prices started to finally rebound a bit, led by Brent and WTI crude oil jumping 11% and 6% from where they closed last Friday! This helped net-resource-exporting currencies like the Russian ruble, Australian dollar, and the Canadian dollar gain some ground to end the week in… Read More

Commodity prices continue to trade flat to lower as Chinese stock market losses continue to weigh heavy on broader markets, including commodities, forcing broader optimism for global economic growth to fade. All grain values are lower in the first few weeks of 2016 but with some notables being the front month contracts for oats below… Read More

While grains ended the month of November with little fanfare, the first trading week of December proved to have some push to the upside despite a number of reports that didn’t really change any fundamentals. Soyoil led the complex with a 10.5% gain for the week, which helped support canola prices (+2.25% for the week)… Read More

The grains market continued to trade through the U.S. Thanksgiving week a bit quieter (par for the course) against a stronger U.S. dollar, but ended the week a bit higher thanks to some decent U.S. export sales for corn and soybeans. All things being equal, global trade continues to be encouraged by low ocean freight… Read More

With no real weather headlines this week except for snow finally hitting the ground in many places across Western Canada and the U.S. Midwest, the market has been relatively mute. Add in a stronger U.S. dollar this week and the market heading into U.S. Thanksgiving week, the grains complex has been quiet, with no real… Read More

On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published its monthly instalment of the world agricultural supply & demand estimates, and things came out a lot more bearish than the market was expecting. Going into the report, average market analysis pegged both corn and soybean yields and production higher than the previous… Read More

Grain markets this week were mostly lower as complex continued to trade sideways. They faltered on Friday with a strong US employment data report and poor US export sales from last week. US corn sales dropped 22% from the week previous, wheat export sales were down 85%, and soybeans were down 69% week-over-week to a… Read More