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Commodities Futures

  • NEW YORK, Feb 26- Passive investment funds are poised to shift an estimated $2 billion from far-term to near-term crude futures over the next week, anticipating an energy market rally as a historic OPEC output cut slashes supply. The switch may foreshadow the end of a global oil glut that built up during a two-year price war. On Friday, the Brent May contract price...

  • Marc Faber, the man often referred to as Dr. Doom, warns investors that a significant sell-off could be imminent.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- Major global stock markets lost ground on Friday as investors scaled back bets U.S. Oil futures fell, pressuring energy stocks after data showed U.S. crude inventories rose for a seventh week, signaling oversupply despite OPEC's efforts to rein in output. "The market will come to realize that a lot of these pro-growth policies might get pushed to...

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  • Stock market rally is overextended: Marc Faber

    Marc Faber, who’s often referred to as Dr. Doom, argues the U.S. rally is overextended and makes the case for investing in overseas markets.

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    If the U.S. market begins to move lower, it could trigger an ‘avalanche’ type move, according to The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report’s Marc Faber.

  • uncertainty@ SAO PAULO, Feb 24- Latin American currencies weakened on Friday, weighed down by falling commodity prices and uncertainty over U.S. economic policy. China- listed iron ore futures dropped more than 2 percent after a rapid rally, hammering assets from exporters of basic metals. Currencies from oil-producers Mexico and Colombia weakened 1 percent...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- Key global stock markets fell on Friday as investors lowered bets that policies of U.S. Oil futures fell, pressuring energy stocks after data showed U.S. crude inventories rose for a seventh week, signaling oversupply despite OPEC's efforts to rein in output. "The market will come to realize that a lot of these pro-growth policies might get pushed...

  • LONDON, Feb 24- Europe's stocks benchmark fell more than 1 percent on Friday while German and French indexes slid by their most in nearly 5 months as jitters in the bond markets over political risk looked to have spilled over into equities. Futures on the European bluechips index fell 1.4 percent with traders pointing to a bout of selling in the afternoon session...

  • Feb 24- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Friday as a drop in oil prices weighed on the "Trump rally", with investors also seeking details regarding President Donald Trump's plans to boost the economy. *Gain in crude prices helped U.S. stocks edge higher on Thursday as did a renewed pledge by Trump to bring back jobs to the United States. Treasury Secretary Steven...

  • *Corn flat, despite lower-than-expected USDA f'cast. SYDNEY, Feb 24- U.S. soybeans edged higher on Friday after earlier hitting a six-week low as ample global supplies pushed the oilseed towards two-week losses of nearly 5 percent. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.1 percent to $10.12-1/ 2 per bushel, after hitting a six-week low...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 24- U.S. soybean futures held steady on Friday after hitting a six-week low on forecasts of plentiful global supplies, and were headed for their second straight weekly fall. *USDA projected U.S. 2017 plantings at 90 million acres, down 4.3 percent from 2016 and below an average of trade expectations in the Reuters poll for 91.0 million acres.

  • *Supply disruptions in Chile and Indonesia support prices. LONDON, Feb 23- Copper prices tumbled on Thursday as worries about demand in top consumer China resurfaced after the country's housing minister suggested moves were afoot to stabilize the property market, while a firm dollar reinforced negative sentiment. The benchmark copper futures contract on...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- U.S. crude oil stockpiles rose last week for a seventh straight week but less than forecast, while gasoline inventories fell far more than expected as refineries cut output, the Energy Information Administration said on Thursday. By 11:30 a.m. EST or half an hour after the report, however, U.S. crude futures pared gains to 1.5 percent at $54.40 a...

  • U.S. CRUDE, BRENT FUTURES EXTEND GAINS AFTER EIA INVENTORY DATA.

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 23- Yields on Brazilian interest rate futures narrowed on Thursday after the country's central bank signaled it could accelerate the pace of cuts to lift the economy from a deep recession. After the market close on Wednesday, central bank policymakers voted to cut the benchmark Selic rate by 75 basis points for the second straight time to 12.25...

  • Feb 23- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday as investors digested the minutes of the Federal Reserve's most recent meeting, which pointed to an interest rate hike "fairly soon." *Fed members also expressed concerns about the uncertainty surrounding President Donald Trump's policies, such as tax cuts and regulatory rollbacks, and the effect...

  • LONDON, Feb 23- Germany is not worried by the strong demand for its short-dated government bonds but would be willing to issue extra debt if it saw signs of a squeeze that made futures contracts difficult to fulfill, a spokeswoman for its debt office said. The European Central Bank's bond-buying program and upcoming regulatory changes have helped drive...

  • *LME gold, silver contracts to launch on June 5. LONDON, Feb 23- The London Metal Exchange has reached a 50:50 revenue-sharing deal with a company founded by a group of banks to promote trade in its new gold futures contracts, sources said, aiming to overcome market skepticism surrounding their launch in June. But in this case, the LME has opted for a radical departure...

  • *USDA expected to raise forecast for soybean plantings. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.3 percent to $10.25-1/ 2 a bushel, having earlier hit a low of $10.22 a bushel- the lowest since Feb. 1. "There are bumper supplies in South America, while the U.S. Department of Agriculture is expected to report an increase in plantings.

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