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Commodities Futures

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Feb 22- Something is not quite adding up in China's iron and steel markets, with the reasons for the current rally in prices for both commodities jarring uncomfortably with actual data. Iron ore futures on the Dalian Commodity Exchange on Tuesday hit the highest since the contract was launched in 2013, reaching an intraday peak of 741.5...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 22- U.S. soybean prices rose on Wednesday to move away from a three-week low touched the session before, but gains were checked as favorable growing weather in South America stoked expectations of ample global supply. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade, for March, gained 0.3 percent to $10.29-1/ 2 a bushel.

  • Fed Chair Janet Yellen (l), and Donald Trump (r).

    One Trump critic believes the Fed could be partly to blame for his election.

  • *Oil futures jump on OPEC stance on output cuts. Oil futures rose after OPEC said it was sticking to its deal to reduce output. The rally in equity markets around the globe, led by Wall Street, has been stoked by hopes of tax cuts, infrastructure spending and looser regulations from U.S.

  • Acampora: The Trump rally is history repeating itself

    Godfather of the charts Ralph Acampora tells CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis that the Trump rally mirrors another market rise from a previous administration.

  • President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with small business leaders in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017.

    Buybacks keep rolling along, but here is why they are no panacea for all of the market's problems.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 21- Embattled U.S. currency broker FXCM Inc said on Tuesday it has changed its company name to Global Brokerage Inc, two weeks after it had been ordered by the Commodities Futures Trading Commission to cease operations in the United States for fraud. Niv also resigned as director of FXCM Group. The commission also ordered Forex Capital Markets, its...

  • *Oil futures jump on OPEC stance on output cuts. Oil futures rose more than 1 percent after OPEC said it was sticking to its deal to reduce output. The rally in equity markets around the globe, led by Wall Street, has been stoked by hopes of tax cuts, infrastructure spending and looser regulations from U.S.

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Feb 21- Chicago soybean futures edged higher on Tuesday after a two-session slide, with heavy rain in major exporter Argentina bringing weather risks back into focus. Gains were limited by overall expectations for large soybean harvests in Argentina and Brazil, as well as a sharp rise in the dollar that makes U.S. grains more expensive overseas.

  • *Wal-Mart's shares were up 1.5 percent at $70.42 in premarket trading after the world's largest brick-and-mortar retailer reported a higher-than-expected rise in comparable store sales. *Home Depot rose 1.63 percent to $145.33 after the home improvement store chain reported better-than-expected results and set a $15 billion buyback program.

  • *Money managers bet OPEC cuts will tighten market. LONDON, Feb 21- Oil rose on Tuesday after exchange data showed hedge funds placing record bets on North Sea and U.S. crude as OPEC production cuts tightened supply. Money managers now hold the highest volume of net long Brent futures and options on record, InterContinental Exchange data showed on Monday, betting on...

  • TOKYO, Feb 21- Crude futures rose for a second day on Tuesday, with data showing hedge funds are betting big across oil markets following OPEC production cuts agreed last year. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 34 cents, or 0.6 percent, at $53.74 a barrel at 0733 GMT, after rising about 0.5 percent in a shortened session on Monday due to a U.S. national holiday.

  • TOKYO, Feb 21- U.S. crude futures rose for a second day on Tuesday, with data showing hedge funds are betting big across oil markets following OPEC production cuts agreed last year. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 27 cents, or 0.5 percent, at $53.67 a barrel at 0511 GMT, after rising about 0.5 percent in a shortened session on Monday due to a U.S. national holiday.

  • *Spot gold may break support at $1,233/ oz- technicals. Spot gold fell 0.5 percent to $1,232.31 per ounce by 0338 GMT, while U.S. gold futures also fell 0.4 percent. "Fed chief Janet Yellen recently signalled that the U.S. economy was prepared for an early increase in key interest rates.

  • *Soybeans up 1 pct, potential yield loss after rains in Argentina. SINGAPORE, Feb 21- Chicago soybean futures gained almost 1 percent on Tuesday as the market recovered from its lowest in more than two weeks with rains in Argentina raising concerns over potential decline in yields. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active soybean contract rose 0.9 percent to...

  • TOKYO, Feb 21- Crude futures rose for a second day on Tuesday, with data showing hedge funds are betting big across oil markets following OPEC production cuts agreed last year. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 31 cents, or 0.6 percent, at $53.71 a barrel at 0218 GMT, after rising about 0.5 percent in a shortened session on Monday due to a U.S. national holiday.

  • SYDNEY, Feb 21- U.S. soybeans rose 1 percent on Tuesday, rebounding from a more than two-week low hit in the previous session, as heavy rains in Argentina over the weekend stoked concerns over potential yield losses. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.94 percent to $10.42-1/ 4 a bushel, having closed down 1.1 percent on Friday when...

  • *Spot gold inched down 0.2 percent to $1,235.08 per. ounce at 0058 GMT, while U.S. gold futures also fell 0.2 percent to $1,236.2. *Holdings of the largest gold-backed exchange traded fund, New York's SPDR Gold Trust GLD, fell 0.28 percent on Friday from Thursday, while the largest silver-backed ETF, New York's iShares Silver Trust SLV, remained unchanged during the...

  • TOKYO, Feb 21- U.S. crude futures rose for a second day on Tuesday, with data showing hedge funds are betting big across oil markets following OPEC production cuts agreed last year. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 23 cents at $53.63 a barrel at 0032 GMT. Investors now hold more crude futures and options than at any time on record, after members of the Organization...

  • LONDON, Feb 20- Hedge funds and other money managers have amassed a very large bullish position in crude oil futures and options without so far having much impact on oil prices. The combined net long position has a notional valuation of more than $49 billion, which is the highest since July 2014. Fund managers now have the most bullish view on oil since the first half...

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