Tag: Jonathon Driedger

When Market Sentiment and Expectations Trump Fundamentals and Facts

Donald Trump won’t be president for another two months. He has yet to implement — or even clearly define — any policy or spending changes. And yet the U.S. dollar index has shot to its highest level in 13 years. Sentiment in many markets has certainly changed since dropping sharply on election night, even if the… Read more »

TWORA — Bayer Bids for Monsanto, GE Crops Deemed Safe & #Plant16 Rolls On — May 19

Bayer has sent a purchase offer over to the folks at Monsanto, former ag minister Gerry Ritz thinks the federal Liberals should get moving with ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership, even if the U.S. isn’t on board, and planting continues across the country, despite dry conditions, frost and other challenges. As we catch up on this… Read more »

Canadian Dollar Expected to Settle Down into “Sideways, Softer Tone”

The Canadian dollar could be settling in for some quieter time after a wild ride over the last year. In May 2015, the loonie traded at over 83 cents US. It then went for a slide, bottoming out in mid-January at around 68 cents before rallying aggressively, touching 80 cents in early May. The dollar has since retreated down to around… Read more »

TWORA — Spring Weather Forecast, Planting Intentions & a Tory Victory — April 21

Dryness is becoming a serious concern on the western side of the Prairies, as seeding is getting underway. Meanwhile, cold and wet conditions have hampered progress in Ontario. Meteorologist Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc is one of the people we hear from on this week’s podcast. Also, Ontario farmers have lost their court case… Read more »