DTN Plains & Prairies Opening Comments
Cliff Jamieson Canadian Grains Analyst
Fri May 3, 2013 07:32 AM CDT

Outside Markets

Asian markets closed mixed in Fridays' trade. Japan's market was closed due to a holiday. European markets were steady in early trade. Canada's TSX closed 58.35 points higher at 12,379.64 on Thursday, while the Dow futures are 14 points lower which may lead to a soft opening in North American equities. The Canadian dollar is down 32 points at $.9882 CAD/U.S. dollar, while the U.S. dollar is .242 lower at 82.040. Gold is $14.60 lower at $1,482.20/ounce. NYMEX crude is 51 cents higher at $94.50/barrel, while Brent crude is 61 cents higher at $103.46/barrel. Soybeans on the Chinese ...

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