The TSX is 103 higher in early afternoon trade with the index at 14,628. Higher energy prices are supporting today's move. The Canadian dollar is 31 basis points lower at $.9142 CAD/USD, while the U.S. dollar index is .142 higher at 80.235. Gold is $9.80/ounce lower at $1,284.80/ounce. Crude oil is $1.67 higher at $104/barrel, while Brent crude is 84 cents higher at $110.53/barrel.
The see-saw battle in the old-crop soybean market was won by the bulls Wednesday with buyers stepping up at the open of the floor trade and pushing beans sharply higher over the morning. ...