Enter multiple symbols separated by commas

Futures Now Futures Now: Blog


  Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

Is the Top In for Gold This Year?

Source: World Gold Council

Gold fell on Tuesday as safe-haven demand ebbed after Cyprus clinched a last-ditch rescue deal, and U.S. data showing continued gradual improvement in the economy also weighed.

While Cyprus's deal to shut down the country's second largest bank in return for 10 billion euros ($13 billion) in rescue funds removed the immediate risk of a financial meltdown, the European Central Bank worked to allay anxiety that this could have negative implications for other euro zone states.

(Read More: Gold Eases Below $1,600; Cyprus Effect Fades)

»Read more
  Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

Pro: Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

Posted By: Anthony Grisanti
Bank of Cyprus employees move demonstration from their headquarters to the Central Bank of Cyprus (the buildings are next door to each other).  They chanted "resign, resign, resign" - calling for the Governor of the Central Bank to step down.
Katie Slaman | CNBC
Bank of Cyprus employees move demonstration from their headquarters to the Central Bank of Cyprus (the buildings are next door to each other). They chanted "resign, resign, resign" - calling for the Governor of the Central Bank to step down.

:As we move from crisis to crisis — from the "fiscal cliff," to the sequester, to what's happening in Europe and the latest problems in Cyprus —one thing is becoming increasingly clear: You should never let the resolution of a crisis go to waste. The market has made, and will continue to make, very tradable moves as we solve one problem and move to the next.

Two of the markets that seem to make the best moves are gold and crude oil. Let's look at the history. When a crisis is first identified, the first thing investors have done is sell crude oil, because of the fear of economic slowdown. The second thing they do is buy gold, because investors like the protection the yellow metal provides.

»Read more
  Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 9:33 AM ET

The Price Where You Can Short Gold

Posted By: Rich Ilczyszyn
Source: World Gold Council

If gold closes below $1,589.7, the bears will take control.

Gold saw yesterday's choppy trading turn one-directional last night, as the market traded back below $1,600 and to a low of $1595.1. After finding major support yesterday at the low of $1,588.4, just below previous lows but aligned with a retracement point, rumors continued to swirl out of Europe, allowing gold to bounce back. Yesterday's high was $1,606.8, and last night's was $1,605.1.

(Read More: Gold Eases Below $1,600; Cyprus Effect Fades)

»Read more
  Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 10:42 AM ET

The Rally You Probably Haven't Heard About

Posted By: Rich Ilczyszyn
A hydraulic fracturing site
Getty Images
A hydraulic fracturing site

It's the rally you probably haven't heard about.

The price of natural gas has spiked to its highest level since 2011, advancing 17 percent year-to-date, as supplies declined for 14 consecutive weeks.

(Read More: Energy Boom Ripples Through US Economy)

The month of March, which typically brings rising daily temperatures going into the spring season, can be characterized as colder than average. This cold weather has increased demand for natural gas, prompting prices to surpass the psychologically critical $4.0 level.

»Read more
  Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 10:36 AM ET

Why the Nat Gas Rally Could Run Out of Gas

Natural gas has been ablaze. The commodity has doubled over the past eleven months, and just this week traded up to its highest level since September 2011.

So can the rally continue?

Well, one potential problem lies on the chart horizon.

»Read more
  Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 3:32 PM ET

Why These Charts Look Bad for Stocks

It's time to get out of the market — and not buy back in until the S&P 500 index drops 5 to 8 percent.

At least, that's what BTIG Chief Market Strategist Josh Dollinger told CNBC's "Futures Now" Thursday. And the reasons behind the call lie in the technicals indicators.

»Read more
  Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 2:36 PM ET

Crude Oil Falls, but Traders Remain Bullish

Posted By: Drew Sandholm
oil barrels
Kick Images | Photodisc | Getty Images

U.S. light, sweet crude for May fell to $92.79 a barrel on Thursday, yet some professional traders saw it as a bullish sign that black gold wasn't trading at a lower level, especially given a flurry of headwinds.

(Read More: Crude's Losses Snowball as Cyprus Swamps Market)

"We got the Cyprus issue, we still got a weak economy in Europe going on, China is still on the fence on how their economy is coming out of their little selloff and demand really hasn't picked up in this country," said Anthony Grisanti, founder of GRZ Energy in New York. "So I actually I like crude because I think it's held up well under all these negative circumstances."

(Read More: CNBC Explains 'Economy')

»Read more
  Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 12:27 PM ET

Pro: Crude Could Soon Plummet

Posted By: Rich Ilczyszyn

Crude oil has had a choppy ride over the last of couple days, but this is a phenomenal market to play using technicals.

The wall has been $94.45, which is the 50% retracement on the year, and a close above that level is needed to spark a potential breakout. Since then, though, crude has found major support against the 100- and 200-day moving averages at $92.60 and $92.45.

»Read more
  Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 12:21 PM ET

Are You Buying or Selling Crude Oil?

Getty Images

Crude oil was pushed lower on Thursday by fears of further turmoil in the euro zone, as Cyprus scrambled to avoid bankruptcy, and by manufacturing data which showed a deepening downturn in the currency bloc.

Brent crude futures last fell 0.7 percent to $108 a barrel. U.S. light, sweet crude was at $93 per barrel, down 0.8 percent.

»Read more
  Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 11:58 AM ET

Pro: Why Silver Could Catch Up to Gold

Posted By: Jim Iuorio
Getty Images

Gold and silver tend to track each other pretty closely,but it you've looked a chart recently, you probably noticed that gold has started to beat the lesser metal.

»Read more

Contact Futures Now: Blog

  • Showtimes

    Watch Futures Now Tuesdays & Thursdays 1p ET exclusively on cnbc.com!

Follow Futures Now: Blog

Sponsor Links

  • CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex electronic trading platform and trading facilities in New York and Chicago.

  • Take your trading to the next level with a platform that lets you trade stocks, options, futures and forex all in one place with no platform or data with no trade minimums. Open an account with TD Ameritrade and get up to $600 cash.