Friday, January 22, 2021

quicktake

Inside Canada’s Economy During Second Wave of Covid-19

Canada's central bank held rates steady at 0.25 percent at its latest meeting, as the country tries to recover from the Covid-19 downturn. But...

Why Are Wheat Prices Surging?

Drought in the U.S. Southern Plains, a smaller-than-expected crop and high export demand is driving up prices for grain. How long will this last?...

World Economies Watch OPEC for Hints at Production

OPEC will meet soon to discuss whether to increase production as oil supplies tighten. A big clue will be whether vaccine rollouts are going...

Three Reasons the U.S. Dollar Could Lose Its Status

The U.S. dollar has for decades been the currency that world economies have used for their reserves. But central banks in Russia, China and...

Three Factors Traders Are Watching at the Close of 2020

How quickly the U.S. can roll out a Covid-19 vaccine, whether jobs will rebound, and holiday spending are three things occupying every trader's thoughts...