Saturday October 25 2014



FUTURES PRICES ENDED DOWN across the board Friday. Canola closed 7.70 under the previous close at 411.00s. The trading range was 409.40 to 420.90. Chicago wheat settled at 517-3/4, down 9 with a range of 517-1/4 and 539-1/4. Minneapolis wheat ended the day at 5674 lower. Trading opened at 571 with the day's high and low of 580-1/2 and 565-3/4. Corn settled down 6-3/4 from the previous close at 353. The high-low range was 365 to 352-1/4. Chicago soybeans closed at 977-1/2, down 15-3/4 with a high and low of 1002 and 976-1/2. Soy oil finished 0.28 lower at 32.39. Chicago oats closed down 8-3/4 at 351-3/4.

CHICAGO LIVESTOCK FUTURES mostly eased with live cattle at 167.525, down 1.575. Feeder cattle finished down 1.800 at 234.900. Lean hog futures gained 1.750 to finish off at 90.475.

THE CANADIAN DOLLAR was at 0.88 late in the day, down 0.040 from the previous close. The US dollar index was 85.925, up 0.055. The euro rose against the US dollar, trading 0.023 higher at 1.266.

AT 15:43 TORONTO STOCKS were up 57 points with the S&P index at 14544. The New York DJ industrial average was at 16805, up 128. NASDAQ was up 31 at 4484.

CRUDE OIL settled lower at 81.26, down 0.83 with a low for the day of 80.36. Natural gas traded at 3.63, up 0.01. Gold was up 1.60 at 1,228.00.



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