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StatsCan confirms smaller canola acres, more wheat

MarketsFarm — Canadian farmers intend to seed more spring wheat and less canola in 2019, according to Statistics Canada survey results released Wednesday. Additional shifts are also likely in subsequent reports, as dry conditions in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan may alter some intentions. Statistics Canada forecast canola area for 2019 at 21.3 million acres, which […] Read more

ICE May 2019 canola with Bollinger (20,2) bands, a gauge of market volatility. (Barchart)

ICE weekly outlook: Little to sustain canola bids in bear market

MarketsFarm — Although there will be some bounces in ICE canola futures, there is very little currently to sustain any increases in bids, according to Errol Anderson of ProMarket Communications. While the market has stabilized for the time being, it’s technically oversold, Anderson said. The market can rebound $5-$10 per tonne, he said, but it’s […] Read more

A canola field in northwestern Saskatchewan on Oct. 5, 2016 after the area was blanketed by wet snow.  (Lisa Guenther photo)

StatsCan data confirm tight canola supplies

CNS Canada — Grain and oilseed stocks data released Friday from Statistics Canada were bullish for canola and wheat — though analysts suggest the effects of the report on the market may be short-lived. Figures for barley, lentils and peas were above year-ago levels, but movements in those markets are more likely be driven by […] Read more

Tips for managing market volatility in 2017

Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s too soon to say exactly how market volatility in 2017 is going to play out, but Errol Anderson has some tips to manage whatever the markets throw at you in the coming year. Strong Futures-Strong Basis What should you do? “Price it. It’s tough to do because, at that point, everybody is bullish. But […] Read more

A hand about to burst a money bubble with a pin. Metaphor for an economic or financial bubble crisis.

The future looks dangerous, says market watcher

Central banks have created an economic bubble and 
when it bursts, demand 
for everything will 
screech to a halt

Reading Time: 5 minutes Errol Anderson’s opinion on the global economic downturn isn’t one you’ll read in too many newspapers. “I’m going to make a bold statement: We are at the end of an 80-year capitalistic cycle that has already been prolonged 10 years by central bank manipulation. It has to be refreshed, and it will be,” said Anderson, […] Read more

If you don't have a plan, you may be at the mercy of

Don’t get whacked by market swings, says broker

On the price side, there are lots of opportunities right now — but you need 
a plan to take advantage of them

Reading Time: 3 minutes Good news for grain growers: Commodity markets have turned up — and the recovery of crude oil prices deserves the thanks. “With crude now moving up to $50 a barrel, it looks like it could potentially go even higher yet into the fall market as demand is starting to exceed supply on the global side,” […] Read more