Canada's TSX is 32.01 points lower at 12,338.79 on the market's first day of trade since Christmas Eve. Global markets in general are trading cautiously with the looming financial challenges faced in the U.S. The Canadian dollar is trading 6 basis points lower at $1.0033 CAD/U.S. dollar. The U.S. dollar is 4 basis points lower at 79.700. Gold is $2.80/ounce higher at $1,662.70/ounce. NYMEX crude is 15 cents higher at $91.13/barrel, while Brent crude is 4 cents higher at $111.11/barrel.
Wheat futures across the three exchanges closed 1 1/4 to 4 1/4 cents lower, with the Minneapolis ...