LB=F - Lumber Jul 18

CME - CME Delayed Price. Currency in USD
558.20
+11.20 (+2.05%)
As of 2:37PM EDT. Market open.
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Pre. SettlementN/A
Settlement Date2018-07-13
Open562.00
Bid556.90
Last Price547.00
Day's Range552.60 - 562.00
Volume699
Ask562.10
  • Why CSX’s Rail Traffic Rose in Week 23
    Market Realist6 days ago

    Why CSX’s Rail Traffic Rose in Week 23

    In Week 23, Eastern US rail giant CSX’s (CSX) freight traffic rose slightly, by ~1% YoY (year-over-year). This year, the railroad is slowly getting back on track after weakness in 2017. In Week 23, CSX’s carload volumes grew YoY to ~69,400 units from ~68,700, less than competitor Norfolk Southern’s (NSC), which rose 2% YoY, and US railroads’ (XLI), which rose 2.8% YoY.

  • How KSU’s Rail Traffic Change Stacked Up in Week 22
    Market Realist12 days ago

    How KSU’s Rail Traffic Change Stacked Up in Week 22

    Kansas City Southern (KSU) is the smallest Class I railroad company in the United States. In Week 22, it reported a slight 0.84% contraction in its carload traffic. This year, the US-Mexico railroad company’s carload volume growth has had a bumpy ride. In Week 22, KSU’s carload volumes fell YoY to just over 24,200 carloads from ~24,400 carloads. In contrast, US railroad companies’ (XTN) carload volumes gained 0.2% YoY in the week.

  • Reuters13 days ago

    Quebec offers C$100 million in loans, guarantees to firms hit by U.S. metals tariffs

    By Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) - The Canadian province of Quebec will offer C$100 million ($77.1 million) in loans and guarantees on loans to steel and aluminum companies hit by recent U.S. tariffs, the province's economy minister said on Monday. Companies that transform the metals will benefit from the program after the United States recently slapped a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports. Economy Minister Dominique Anglade told reporters in Montreal that the program came after aluminum and steel companies received feedback from clients who are not willing to pay the tariffs.

  • Union Pacific versus BNSF: A Snapshot of Week 22 Rail Traffic
    Market Realist13 days ago

    Union Pacific versus BNSF: A Snapshot of Week 22 Rail Traffic

    Omaha-headquartered Union Pacific (UNP) is a western US railroad giant, competing with BNSF Railway (BRK.B). In Week 22, UNP’s carload traffic grew 1.8% YoY (year-over-year) to ~90,800 railcars, excluding intermodal, from ~89,200. The company’s carload traffic was marginally higher than that of rival BNSF Railway, which recorded 1.5% YoY growth. Union Pacific’s carload volume growth was much higher than the 0.22% gains recorded by US railroad companies (XTN).

  • CNBC17 days ago

    Canada pushes Trans Mountain pipeline to sell oil to China far beyond US shores

    The Canadian government has opted to buy a pipeline project that will more than double the oil its energy industry can send to the West Coast — and then on to new markets in Asia. The purchase comes, coincidentally, during the thick of a bitter trade dispute with the U.S., the only customer for its crude oil. By building the Trans Mountain expansion, Canada will be able to sell oil outside North America, bringing in higher prices for its oil.

  • Which Commodities Brought down KSU’s Carloads in Week 20
    Market Realist25 days ago

    Which Commodities Brought down KSU’s Carloads in Week 20

    The smallest US Class I railroad, Kansas City Southern (KSU), saw its carload traffic fall 1.4% YoY (year-over-year) in Week 20 (ended May 19). This year, the US-Mexico railroad’s carload volume growth has had a bumpy ride. In Week 20, the railroad’s carload traffic fell YoY to ~24,400 carloads from ~24,800. In contrast, US railroads’ (XTN) carload traffic rose 1.2% YoY.

  • Comparing Norfolk Southern and CSX in Week 20
    Market Realist25 days ago

    Comparing Norfolk Southern and CSX in Week 20

    In Week 20 (ended May 19), eastern US major Norfolk Southern’s (NSC) carload traffic grew 3.2% YoY (year-over-year) to ~70,000 railcars (excluding intermodal) from ~67,900. The company’s carload traffic growth was higher than the 1.2% YoY rise posted by US railroads (GWR) and competitor CSX’s 0.8% YoY growth. This year, NSC’s carload volumes have grown more than CSX’s.

  • What Pushed Canadian National Railway’s Rail Traffic in Week 19?
    Market Realistlast month

    What Pushed Canadian National Railway’s Rail Traffic in Week 19?

    In Week 19, Canada’s largest rail carrier, Canadian National Railway (CNI), reported a 7.5% YoY (year-over-year) rise in carload traffic. It moved ~65,200 carloads that week compared to ~60,700 in Week 19 of 2017. Its carload growth was almost the same as the 7.9% rise reported by Canadian railroads in the same category. Compared to US railroads’ 5.3% gain that week, CNI’s carload growth was higher. However, it lagged behind competitor Canadian Pacific Railway’s (CP) 9.2% YoY carload volumes growth.

  • Why Genesee & Wyoming’s North American Traffic Rose in April
    Market Realistlast month

    Why Genesee & Wyoming’s North American Traffic Rose in April

    Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) receives between 60% to 65% of total revenues from its North American operations. The railroad’s North American railcar traffic expanded 4.9% YoY (year-over-year) on a same-railroad basis in April. New railroads added 518 carloads to North American volumes that month.

  • CNI’s Freight Traffic Growth Lags Behind CP’s in Week 18
    Market Realistlast month

    CNI’s Freight Traffic Growth Lags Behind CP’s in Week 18

    In Week 18, Canada’s largest rail carrier, Canadian National Railway (CNI), saw its carload traffic rise 5.8% YoY (year-over-year) to ~65,800 railcars from ~62,200. Its growth was almost on par with US and Canadian railroads’ growth. In comparison, competitor Canadian Pacific Railway’s (CP) carload volumes grew 9.7%.

  • How BNSF’s Freight Growth Compared in Week 18
    Market Realistlast month

    How BNSF’s Freight Growth Compared in Week 18

    In the week ended May 5, Berkshire Hathaway–owned BNSF Railway’s (BRK.B) carload volumes grew by double digits, by 10.7% YoY (year-over-year) to ~98,100 railcars from ~88,600, doubling the growth seen by competitor Union Pacific (UNP). The latter’s carloads grew 5.2% in Week 18, while US rail carriers’ (IYT) grew 6.4%.

  • MarketWatchlast month

    Brent oil reclaims 3 ½-year high as Middle East violence feeds oil-flow concerns

    Global benchmark Brent crude jumped back Monday to its highest level in 3½ years, as violence in the Middle East fed concerns over the flow of oil in the region. The gain for U.S. benchmark oil prices weren’t quite as impressive with traders wary of OPEC’s ability to offset crude supply declines and growing U.S. production. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, June West Texas Intermediate crude (CLM18.NYM) tacked on 26 cents, or 0.4%, to settle at $70.96 a barrel after trading as high as $71.26.

  • How Genesee & Wyoming’s North American Freight Fared in March
    Market Realist2 months ago

    How Genesee & Wyoming’s North American Freight Fared in March

    North American operations contribute 60%–65% to Genesee & Wyoming’s (GWR) total operating revenue. In March, its North American carloads expanded 2.8% YoY (year-over-year) on a same railroad basis. Carloads from new railroads added 632 carloads to North American volumes.

  • Canadian National Railway’s Volumes in Week 11
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Canadian National Railway’s Volumes in Week 11

    Week 11: US Rail Freight Traffic Sees Double-Digit Growth

  • Union Pacific’s Railcars Compared to the Industry in Week 10
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Union Pacific’s Railcars Compared to the Industry in Week 10

    North American Rail Freight Traffic on Elevated Tracks in Week 10

  • Oil Markets Should Fear A Demand Shortage
    Oilprice.com3 months ago

    Oil Markets Should Fear A Demand Shortage

    Many people believe that the biggest risk to oil markets is running out of oil, the reality is it is demand that will cause the next crisis

  • Week 9: CSX’s Freight Volumes Trended in Contrast with Industry
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Week 9: CSX’s Freight Volumes Trended in Contrast with Industry

    Week 9 Proved Positive for North American Rail Freight Traffic

  • CNBC4 months ago

    If you're thinking of investing in commodities, here's some advice you can't afford to ignore

    The allure of commodities as an investment is enhanced by the portfolio protection they have historically offered against inflation.

  • Genesee & Wyoming’s North American Carloads Fell in January
    Market Realist4 months ago

    Genesee & Wyoming’s North American Carloads Fell in January

    Genesee & Wyoming in 2018: Updates for Investors

  • Will Gold’s Inflation Hedge See It through 2018?
    Market Realist4 months ago

    Will Gold’s Inflation Hedge See It through 2018?

    Could Gold Catch a Bid if Equities Stay Weak in 2018? The Federal Reserve has long been expecting inflation to pick up. Its targeted 2% inflation rate has been eluding it for more than five years, but the latest US jobs report indicates that inflation could finally get a boost.

  • Reuters5 months ago

    Gold miners and pot stocks push TSX higher

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index gained on Monday, boosted by a bounce-back in shares of cannabis producers and sharp gains for gold miners as bullion prices hit a four-month high. * The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index closed up 63.63 points, or 0.39 percent, at 16,371.81. Seven of its 10 main sectors were higher, while consumer staples and discretionary groups weighed. * The materials group, which includes precious and base metals miners and fertilizer companies, added 1.6 percent as a weaker U.S. currency boosted the price of gold to its highest since ...

  • Crude Oil Mixed In Asia With WTI Up After API Estimates
    Investing.com6 months ago

    Crude Oil Mixed In Asia With WTI Up After API Estimates

    Investing.com - Crude oil futures were mixed in Asia on Thursday after US industry estimates of weekly inventories showed unexpected refined product builds.

  • API Says US Crude Stocks Fell 4.992 Million Barrels Last Week
    Investing.com6 months ago

    API Says US Crude Stocks Fell 4.992 Million Barrels Last Week

    Investing.com - The American Petroleum Institute said Wednesday that US crude oil stocks fell 4.992 million barrels last week, below an expected decline of 5.148 million barrels seen.