Tuesday March 31 2015



Canola closed 2.70 above the previous close at 455.30. The trading range was 452.00 to 457.10. Chicago wheat settled at 511-3/4, down 18-1/2 with a range of 509 and 531-3/4. Minneapolis wheat ended the day at 57614-3/4 lower. Trading opened at 590-1/2 with the day's high and low of 591 and 574-1/4. Corn settled down 18-1/4 from the previous close at 376-1/4. The high-low range was 398-1/2 to 375-1/2. Chicago soybeans closed at 973-1/4, up 5-1/2 with a session high of 981 and the day's low at 951-1/4. Soy oil finished 0.10 lower at 30.39. Chicago oats closed down 5 at 264-3/4.

CHICAGO LIVESTOCK FUTURES mostly eased with live cattle at 161.350, down 1.150. Feeder cattle finished down 0.725 at 217.900. Lean hog futures gained 1.100 to finish off at 62.400.

THE CANADIAN DOLLAR was at 0.78 late in the day, up 0.200 from the previous close. The US dollar index was 0.735. The euro was down 0.074 against the US dollar at 1.074.

AT 15:07 TORONTO STOCKS were up 11 points with the S&P index at 14919. The New York DJ industrial average was at 17810, off 166. NASDAQ was down 38 at 4910.

CRUDE OIL settled lower at 47.56, down 1.12 with a low for the day of 47.28. Natural gas traded at 2.64, down 0.01. Gold was down 1.40 at 1,178.00.



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