Crude Oil (CL) News

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    Commodities

    US Futures
    6 hours ago

    New Record Levels Possible on Wall Street, US Futures Point to a Slightly Positive Open

    Wall Street may be ready for new record highs today. The Dow Jones Industrials is expected to resume its upwards pace upon opening. Tax reform and quarterly earnings continue to be a focus for investors. Average Earnings Index numbers from the U.K today showed an increase. Dow Jones Industrials to Set New Mark, Indexes Being … Continue reading New Record Levels Possible on Wall Street, US Futures Point to a Slightly Positive Open

    european stocke
    8 hours ago

    European Stocks Soar as the Dollar Gains Traction and Earnings Show Robust Gains

    European stock markets are mostly posting gains, as the dollar pushes higher and U.S. stock futures strengthen after a largely positive session in Asia overnight. IBM reported better than expected earnings, which is buoying the Dow Industrials. Commodities remained in focus as WTI is trading above USD 52 per barrel, after falling to a session … Continue reading European Stocks Soar as the Dollar Gains Traction and Earnings Show Robust Gains

    global stocks rise
    11 hours ago

    Global Stocks Rise, Dow Jones Reaching New Record Levels

    Bank of England Governor Mark Carney sparked the Pound lower yesterday. ECB President Mario Draghi will be speaking today. The China National Congress began this morning. President Trump continues to talk tax reform. Trump Offers Christmas Gift, Dow Jones Industrials Near 23,000 Tax reform remained a focal point via the White House on Tuesday, as … Continue reading Global Stocks Rise, Dow Jones Reaching New Record Levels

    pound
    13 hours ago

    UK Inflation at 5-Year High, Pound Falls on Carney’s Comments

    The likelihood of a rise in UK interest rates, for the first time in a decade, gained momentum on Tuesday as UK CPI edged up from 2.9% to 3.0% – its highest level since April 2012. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney did nothing to dispel a rate hike as he gave evidence to the UK Treasury … Continue reading UK Inflation at 5-Year High, Pound Falls on Carney’s Comments

    Gold
    13 hours ago

    Gold Steadies as Markets Consider the FED Chair Effect

    Gold looked to reverse declines from the early part of the week, as sentiment towards a significantly more hawkish FED in the hands of Stanford economist John Taylor eased through the early part of the day. The Taylor Law has projected that interest rates should be three times higher than current levels, with Taylor known … Continue reading Gold Steadies as Markets Consider the FED Chair Effect

    nafta
    14 hours ago

    NAFTA Negotiations Extension Drives Mexican Peso, Canadian Dollar Higher

    There were no major U.S. reports on Tuesday, but there were major events that drew the interest of traders. Trade officials said Tuesday they were extending the negotiations towards a new NAFTA trade deal into next year. This was good news for the Mexican Peso and Canadian Dollar which posted solid gains against the U.S. … Continue reading NAFTA Negotiations Extension Drives Mexican Peso, Canadian Dollar Higher

    oil
    yesterday

    Iraqi Tensions Impact Oil Prices, UK Inflation at Highest Since 2012

    On Monday, Iraqi forces moved to take control of the city of Kirkuk that had been under control of a Kurdish faction since 2014 and had recently voted for independence in a referendum with Baghdad objections. Kirkuk is home to over 10% of Iraq’s oil reserves and the “takeover” brought concerns to the markets regarding … Continue reading Iraqi Tensions Impact Oil Prices, UK Inflation at Highest Since 2012

    interest rates
    yesterday

    Potential Implications of a US December Interest Rate Hike on Global Markets

    The prospect of a December rate hike in the US will no doubt leave Forex traders on edge in the next few weeks. The US markets, however, seem unfazed by the looming December rate rise. They are still making their usual new record highs every week, especially after last Wednesday’s release of the Fed minutes … Continue reading Potential Implications of a US December Interest Rate Hike on Global Markets

    U.S. Equity Markets
    2 days ago

    Advances in Technology Stocks Boost Major U.S. Indexes

    The three major U.S. stock indexes rose to record highs on Monday as investors continued to buy in anticipation of a strong earnings season. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was supported by a strong performance by JPMorgan Chase which rose 2 percent. The S&P 500 Index was led higher by strong advances in telecommunications and … Continue reading Advances in Technology Stocks Boost Major U.S. Indexes

    2 days ago

    Gold Prices Fall as Dollar Recovers

    The gold prices rose higher over the last week and the first part of the day yesterday on the back of a weak dollar and also due to the rise in tension in the Korean region as there were reports that North Korea could do a missile launch over the weekend. None of those predictions … Continue reading Gold Prices Fall as Dollar Recovers

    Gold Monday
    2 days ago

    Gold Prices Push Through $1300

    Gold prices continue to move higher as the tension in the Korean region continues to escalate over the past few days. The gold prices have also been helped higher by the weakness in the dollar during the same period and the combination of these two has helped the gold market to push through the 1300 … Continue reading Gold Prices Push Through $1300

    Risk Ahead
    2 days ago

    Central Banks and Geo-Political Concerns Rise

    Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen spoke last night in Washington about inflation. Today the Empire State Manufacturing Index numbers will be published. BoE Governor Mark Carney will speak tomorrow. China inflation data was higher than expected today. Yellen Speech Offered Insights, U.S. Dollar Range Trading Early Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen spoke at a banking conference … Continue reading Central Banks and Geo-Political Concerns Rise

    Gold
    4 days ago

    Gold Rallies after Muted U.S. Inflation Data Drives Treasury Yields Lower

    The U.S. Dollar recovered against a basket of currencies late in the session on Friday after a weaker than expected consumer inflation report drove prices lower. The muted inflation numbers drove down U.S. Treasury yields which made the U.S. Dollar a less-attractive investment. It also added to concerns about the Fed’s ability to raise interest … Continue reading Gold Rallies after Muted U.S. Inflation Data Drives Treasury Yields Lower

    Gold Friday
    5 days ago

    Gold Prices Consolidate

    Gold prices continued to consolidate over the last 24 hours as the market turned choppy due to the lack of direction in the market. The dollar has been on the backfoot since last week and its position was further weakened due to the fact that the FOMC minutes did nothing to add to the markets … Continue reading Gold Prices Consolidate

    US Dollar
    6 days ago

    U.S. Dollar Rebounds after Rise in U.S. Producer Inflation

    The U.S. Dollar rebounded on Thursday after being pressured most of the week. The catalyst behind the rally was a report showing a rise in U.S. producer inflation. This news somewhat offset the weakness caused on Wednesday by the U.S. Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting minutes that showed policymakers were concerned about the impact of … Continue reading U.S. Dollar Rebounds after Rise in U.S. Producer Inflation

    Gold Thursday
    7 days ago

    Gold Prices Shoot Higher Through 1290 on FOMC Dovishness

    Gold prices continued to remain buoyant all through the day yesterday as the dollar was weakened by the dovish FOMC minutes. The gold bulls have been having some good time over the last few days as the weakness in the dollar since the NFP data release last Friday has helped to the push the gold … Continue reading Gold Prices Shoot Higher Through 1290 on FOMC Dovishness

    US Dollar
    7 days ago

    U.S. Dollar Pressured by Mixed Fed Minutes, Fading Hopes on Trump’s Tax Plan

    The U.S. Dollar declined against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, hitting a two-week low, in reaction to the U.S. Federal Reserve minutes which revealed that central bank policymakers are open to an interest rate hike in December, but are still concerned about weak inflation. December U.S. Dollar Index futures settled at 92.83, down 0.276 … Continue reading U.S. Dollar Pressured by Mixed Fed Minutes, Fading Hopes on Trump’s Tax Plan

    Catalan independentist symbols
    7 days ago

    Spanish Stocks Bounce as Catalonia Backs Down

    European stock markets narrowly mixed but IBEX rallies. Most European markets moved sideways this morning, amid the lack of data releases and with investors waiting for the FOMC minutes and the wealth of central bank comments scheduled alongside the IMF and World Bank meetings. The Spanish IBEX is the notable exception and the index bounced … Continue reading Spanish Stocks Bounce as Catalonia Backs Down

    politics
    7 days ago

    Politics Influence Markets

    With fears abating surrounding the threat of Catalan independence, the EUR moved higher overnight. Catalan President Puigdemont stated that, although the October 1st referendum had given him the mandate to pursue independence, he would “suspend” the result for a period of a few weeks whilst he has discussions with Spain’s Prime Minister Rajoy’s administration. He … Continue reading Politics Influence Markets

    Federal Reserve System
    8 days ago

    Fed’s Kaplan Says He’ll ‘Keep an Open Mind’ About Next Rate Hike

    It was another relatively slow day as far as the economic reports were concerned on Tuesday. However, this may just be the calm before the storm ahead of Wednesday’s U.S. Federal Reserve monetary policy minutes, Thursday’s producer inflation data and Friday’s consumer inflation and retail sales reports. The National Federation of Independent Business’s (NFIB) index … Continue reading Fed’s Kaplan Says He’ll ‘Keep an Open Mind’ About Next Rate Hike

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