MarketInsight Dec.7, 2015

Marlene BoerschMarket Insight

Major grains & oilseeds markets – The past week was quite interesting. Futures markets were quite strong as index funds were buyers and spec funds were forced into some short-covering. Cash trade was generally light, which is to be expected … Read More

MarketInsight Nov. 23, 2015

Marlene BoerschMarket Insight

Major grains & oilseeds markets – The markets ended the week a little higher, but the early start of the coming week does not look too promising due a very strong US dollar. Last week, the strong USD, Fund selling, … Read More

MarketInsight Nov. 9, 2015

Marlene BoerschMarket Insight

Major grains & oilseeds markets – The futures markets were lower on the week following disappointing weekly export numbers (particularly wheat) and a sharply higher dollar. The markets rallied during the first part of the week but failed to break … Read More

MarketInsight Nov. 2, 2015

Marlene BoerschMarket Insight

Major grains & oilseeds markets – The futures markets were a little stronger by the end of the week (particularly CBOT wheat) – despite the lack of participation by the fund elements and also the strong dollar. US exports for … Read More

MarketInsight Oct. 26, 2015

Marlene BoerschMarket Insight

Major grains & oilseeds markets – Cash trading was almost absent from the market last week although we did see some durum traded to Tunisia at a parity of C$11.00/bu FOB St. Lawrence or about C$9.35/bu ex elevator Saskatchewan. Export … Read More

MarketInsight Oct. 19, 2015

Marlene BoerschMarket Insight

Major grains & oilseeds markets – It was a very slow week, little cash business was reported, and the futures market ground lower as price showed little resistance to continued harvest hedging. Funds were inactive in changing their outright positions; … Read More

MarketInsight Sept. 21, 2015

Marlene BoerschMarket Insight

Major grains & oilseeds markets – Futures markets traded in a narrow range for most of the week closing lower on Friday with quite light volume. There was a good volume of cash wheat trade last week at slightly higher … Read More

MarketInsight Sept. 14, 2015

Marlene BoerschMarket Insight

Major grains & oilseeds markets – The WASDE report contained some items that were contrary to most expectations. They raised the soybean yields when the market expected a lower yield, they lowered the corn yield (that was considered a surprise … Read More

MarketInsight Sept. 8, 2015

Marlene BoerschMarket Insight

Major grains & oilseeds markets – Prices continued to decline on the week under the weight of continued harvest selling pressure and a lack of consumer demand. Speculative funds were again sellers of wheat and soybeans. The only notable business … Read More

MarketInsight Aug. 31, 2015

Marlene BoerschMarket Insight

Major grains & oilseeds markets – The eyes of the world were still on China this week as their stock market crashed and provided lots of fiancial drama. China’s economy provides the dragon’s share of demand for all of the … Read More