Canada Markets Blog
Cliff Jamieson Canadian Grains Analyst
Thu Feb 20, 2014 05:31 PM CST

Market volatility is listed as the last of the six factors that DTN utilizes in the Six-Factor Approach to market analysis and one that receives little attention in this column. The attached chart indicates a recent spike in implied volatility (red line) when compared to the five-year average (blue line), signaling a growing nervousness in the canola market as of last week's close.

Implied volatility is an indication of the market's views surrounding the speed and magnitude of a potential price move, although does not indicate the direction of the move. Higher levels of implied volatility suggest an increased expectation ...

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