For the week ending October 16, the Canadian dollar was up slightly at $0.7745 US (One US dollar equals $1.29 Canadian.). The Random Lengths framing lumber composite index price was up $11 at $316 (US). It was at $384 a year ago. Resolute Forest Products was down $1.31 at $12.44. Rentech Inc. (RTK on Nasdaq) was down 27¢ at $6.26 US. Gold was up $27 to $1183 (US) per ounce.
Iron ore was up 1.9% during September, according to IndexMundi.com, which put it at $56.43 per tonne, up $1.05 from August. It was at $82.27 in September of 2014.