Monday October 20 2014



Canola closed 5.10 under the previous close at 405.40. The trading range was 402.70 to 411.10. Chicago wheat settled at 513-1/2, down 2-1/2 with a range of 507-1/4 and 515-3/4. Minneapolis wheat ended the day at 566-3/43-3/4 lower. Trading opened at 569-1/2 with the day's high and low of 570-1/2 and 562-1/4. Corn settled unchanged from the previous close at 348-1/4. The high-low range was 349 to 342. Chicago soybeans closed at 944-1/4, down 7-1/2 with a high and low of 950-3/4 and 936. Soy oil finished 0.32 lower at 31.70. Chicago oats closed up 2-3/4 at 350-1/2.

CHICAGO MERC livestock futures were mainly higher with live cattle at 168.050, up 3.000. Feeder cattle finished up 2.350 at 236.500. Lean hog futures gave up 1.750 to finish off at 88.825.

THE CANADIAN DOLLAR was at 0.88 late in the day, down 0.070 from the previous close. The US dollar index was 85.330, up 0.305. The euro rose against the US dollar, trading 0.048 higher at 1.280.

AT 15:13 TORONTO STOCKS were up 116 points with the S&P index at 14344. The New York DJ industrial average was at 16399, up 18. NASDAQ was up 58 at 4317.

CRUDE OIL settled lower at 82.05, down 0.01 with a low for the day of 80.80. Natural gas traded at 3.67, down 0.09. Gold was up 7.80 at 1,234.00.



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