Friday December 19 2014



Canola closed 1.30 under the previous close at 442.10. The trading range was 441.20 to 445.40. Chicago wheat settled at 655-1/4, up 6-3/4 with a range of 645-3/4 and 677. Minneapolis wheat ended the day at 661, 1-1/4 higher. Trading opened at 656 with the day's high and low of 680-1/4 and 655. Corn settled up 2-3/4 from the previous close at 411. The high-low range was 414 to 407-1/4. Chicago soybeans closed at 1035, up 8 with a session high of 1040 and the day's low at 1024. Soy oil finished 0.12 higher at 31.89. Chicago oats closed up 1-1/4 at 316-1/4.

LIVESTOCK FUTURES worked higher across the board with live cattle at 158.825, up 3.000. Feeder cattle finished up 2.225 at 218.825. Lean hog futures gained 1.300 to finish off at 81.775.

THE CANADIAN DOLLAR was at 0.86 late in the day, up 0.390 from the previous close. The US dollar index was 89.250, up 1.060. The euro was down 0.059 against the US dollar at 1.228.

AT 15:47 TORONTO STOCKS were up 133 points with the S&P index at 14347. The New York DJ industrial average was at 17778, up 421. NASDAQ was up 104 at 4748.

CRUDE OIL settled lower at 55.07, down 1.72 with a low for the day of 54.28. Natural gas traded at 3.67, down 0.04. Gold was up 3.70 at 1,188.00.



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