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Funds hold steady in canola

MarketsFarm — Fund traders in the U.S. were busy covering short positions and putting on fresh longs in the soybean and corn markets during the week ended Oct. 1. Meanwhile, the net fund short position in canola held relatively steady, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Upside limited for canola’s snow boost

MarketsFarm — An unwelcomed early winter storm sent ICE Futures canola contracts higher during the week ended Wednesday, but it will take outside support to sustain a rally, according to industry participants. Snow in Alberta and Saskatchewan and cool and wet conditions in Manitoba slowed harvest operations during the week, with about 60 per cent […] Read more


Funds cover some shorts in grains, oilseeds

MarketsFarm — The net fund short position in canola was reduced slightly during the week ended Tuesday, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Speculators also bought back some of their bearish bets in soybeans and corn, the CoT report noted. The net managed money […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Canola values stay rangebound

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


Fund short position down in canola, beans

MarketsFarm — Fund traders covered some of their large net short positions in canola and soybeans during the week ended Tuesday, while adding to their bearish bets on corn, 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 […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Uncertainty, lack of farmer selling lift canola bids

MarketsFarm — Over the last week or so canola prices have been largely supported by two factors, according to Errol Anderson of Pro Market Communications in Calgary. “To some degree it’s still crop uncertainty and growers aren’t selling.” Cash bids have varied widely, he said, while spot premiums have shot up a bit. “That indicates […] Read more


Funds’ canola short position up, for now

MarketsFarm — Fund traders added to their large net short position in canola during the week ended Tuesday (Sept. 10), 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 canola came in Tuesday at 73,025, an increase of about 7,000 […] Read more