Sunday September 21 2014

FUTURES PRICES ENDED DOWN across the board Friday. Canola closed 8.90 under the previous close at 397.50. The trading range was 393.90 to 406.50. Chicago wheat settled at 474-1/2, down 14 with a range of 473-3/4 and 488-1/4. Minneapolis wheat ended the day at 535-1/214-3/4 lower. Trading opened at 549-1/2 with the day's high and low of 550 and 534-1/4. Corn settled down 6-3/4 from the previous close at 331-1/2. The high-low range was 338-1/4 to 331-1/2. Chicago soybeans closed at 957, down 14-1/2 with a high and low of 972 and 956. Soy oil finished 0.26 lower at 32.46. Chicago oats closed down 5 at 337-1/4.

LIVESTOCK FUTURES worked higher across the board with live cattle at 155.675, up 0.075. Feeder cattle finished up 1.275 at 228.975. Lean hog futures gained 3.000 to finish off at 105.975.

THE CANADIAN DOLLAR was at 0.91 late in the day, down 0.020 from the previous close. The US dollar index was 84.370, down 0.495. The euro was down 0.082 against the US dollar at 1.283.

AT 15:02 TORONTO STOCKS were down 187 points with the S&P index at 15278. The New York DJ industrial average was at 17315, up 49. NASDAQ was down 11 at 4583.

CRUDE OIL settled lower at 91.77, down 0.21 with a low for the day of 91.15. Natural gas traded at 3.84, down 0.07. Gold was down 9.10 at 1,213.00.


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