Commodities Futures

  • Equations

    Oil, Treasurys, currencies, stock indexes ... If you speculate on asset price movements with futures contracts, you can lose money quickly.

  • Aug 30- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday as investors waited for more clues on the timing of the next interest rate hike. *Investors are trying to decipher whether an interest rate hike in the United States could come as early as next month after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday that the case for a raise was strengthening.

  • Jeff Lawson, (C) Founder, CEO, & Chairman of Communications software provider Twilio Inc., rings the opening bell to celebrate his company's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange in New York City, June 23, 2016.

    It's been nothing short of awful this year for IPOs, but some are hopeful that the fall will see a flurry of activity.

  • HAMBURG/ SINGAPORE, Aug 30- U.S. wheat futures rose for the first time in seven days on Tuesday on bargain-buying after expectations of massive global supplies pushed prices to 10- year lows in the previous session. Chicago Board of Trade most-active December wheat was up 0.3 percent at $3.98-1/ 4 a bushel at 1049 GMT. Chicago spot wheat on Monday hit $3.69-1/ 2, the...

  • *Gulf of Mexico producers shut in 0.17 mln bpd of oil. Brent crude futures were trading at $49.73 per barrel at 0924 GMT, up 47 cents from the previous close. Oil prices have also been taking direction from speculation that a meeting next month in Algeria of major producers including members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries could yield a...

  • *Doubts over success of OPEC talks in Sept. "There's a feeling that the OPEC production freeze talks might result in something positive, but it's just talk," said Robert Nunan, risk management director at Mitsubishi Corporation. Brent crude futures were trading at $49.28 per barrel at 0640 GMT, up 2 cents from their previous close.

  • *Doubts over success of successful OPEC talks in Sept. "There's a feeling that the OPEC production freeze talks might result in something positive, but it's just talk," said Robert Nunan, risk management director at Mitsubishi Corporation. Brent crude futures were trading at $49.38 per barrel at 0505 GMT, up 12 cents from their previous close.

  • *Technicals see spot gold hitting $1,308. Spot gold was little changed at $1,323 per ounce at 0407 GMT. U.S. gold futures were flat at $1,326.90 Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday the case for "an increase" in the policy rate has strengthened in recent months due to improvements in the labor market and expectations for solid economic growth.

  • *Wheat prices may have hit bottom around $4 a bushel. SINGAPORE, Aug 30- U.S. wheat futures rose for the first time in seven days on Tuesday, underpinned by bargain-buying after the market tumbled to a 10- year low in the previous session. Chicago Board of Trade most-active wheat contract gained 0.4 percent to $3.98-3/ 4 a bushel by 0229 GMT, after hitting its lowest...

  • SYDNEY, Aug 30- U.S. wheat edged higher for the first time in seven sessions on Tuesday to ease away from a near-decade low, but gains were checked by ample global supply and an uncertain outlook for demand from top buyer Egypt. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade rose 0.38 percent to $3.98-1/ 2 a bushel. *Egypt, the world's biggest wheat importer,...

  • CRUDE FUTURES DOWN BY $1 AT $46.64 A BARREL.

  • *Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday the case for a rate increase was getting stronger, but provided little detail on when the central bank would next move. *The chances of a rate hike in September jumped to 33 percent from 21 percent, while the measure rose modestly to 44.4 percent from 41.4 percent for December, according to CME Group's FedWatch tool.

  • MELBOURNE, Aug 29- Shanghai copper was stuck near two-month lows on Monday, with the dollar pushed up after comments by the Federal Reserve left the door open to a rate hike this year, while a holiday in London drained the market of direction. Shanghai Futures Exchange copper was trading up 0.2 percent at 36,420 yuan a tonne by 0705 GMT. Global copper stockpiles...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 29- Oil prices fell over 1 percent on Monday after the U.S. dollar jumped, with markets pressured as Iraq's production rose and as Iran said it would only cooperate in talks to freeze output if fellow exporters recognized its right to fully regain market share. Brent crude futures were trading at $49.22 per barrel at 0644 GMT, down 70 cents, or 1.4...

  • SYDNEY, Aug 29- U.S. wheat edged lower on Monday, lingering near a three-week low, as bumper global supplies kept prices depressed, while soybeans and corn both firmed. *The most active wheat futures contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.1 percent to $4.07 a bushel, having closed down 3.8 percent on Friday when prices hit a low of $4.05 a bushel- the lowest since...

  • Neighbors

    Bob Pisani explains how bad it's getting for active managers versus index funds, and how the regular trader can play it.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 29- U.S. wheat edged lower on Monday, lingering near a three-week low, as bumper global supplies kept prices depressed, while soybeans and corn both firmed. *The most active wheat futures contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.1 percent to $4.07 a bushel, having closed down 3.8 percent on Friday when prices hit a low of $4.05 a bushel- the lowest since...

  • MELBOURNE, Aug 29- Shanghai copper was stuck near two-month lows on Monday, with the dollar pushed up after comments by the Federal Reserve left the door open to a rate hike this year, while a holiday in London drained the market of direction. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper was trading up 0.1 percent at 36,390 yuan a tonne by 0125 GMT. *Hedge funds and money managers...

  • Gold bars

    Dennis Gartman, Editor & Publisher of "The Gartman Letter" is perplexed by the current relationship between bonds & gold. He discusses his trade.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- Oil prices were largely unchanged on Friday in a volatile session, as traders reacted to comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen and reports of missile activity in Saudi Arabia. Brent crude futures settled at $49.92, up 25 cents or 0.5 percent. U.S. crude ended the session 31 cents higher at $47.64.

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