Many crops grown in Canada are traded on an energetic futures market: corn, soybeans, canola, and wheat being the commonest.
However loads of different crops don’t commerce on futures, as a substitute counting on money costs, precise deliveries, and contracts for value discovery and danger administration.
Jon Driedger, of LeftField Commodity Analysis, says that when market run-ups occur, corresponding to what we’ve seen just lately with durum, peas, and canaryseed, it may be harder to get a deal with on the place costs are headed, and when.
Driedger says that with futures markets, you’re coping with an actively traded market, which permits speculators, merchants, and trade gamers (learn: farmers) to “buy paper” with no bodily transaction happening. This permits for anticipation of climate, world occasions, commerce, and extra, to be constructed into the worth.
That makes futures markets extra predictable, to an extent, but in addition much more sophisticated to learn, as there are such a lot of elements to work in, plus there’s the spillover impact from dominant crop markets: in Canada’s case, that’s corn and soybeans.
Non-futures markets, nonetheless, have far much less liquidity, on the best way up — and down.
Driedger explains that as a result of a lot of the market value and outlook is tied to a bodily transaction, and is normally concentrated in a geographic space, that creates an setting of much less liquidity — bigger swings in costs in each instructions.
Hear on to listen to extra from Driedger, together with perception into the upcoming StatsCan report anticipated Monday, manufacturing predictions, and what would possibly weigh on corn and soybean markets this winter.