Commodities Futures

  • Dec 1- The S&P 500 and the Dow rose in choppy trading on the first day of December as the oil rally continued, but the Nasdaq marked losses due to declines in technology stocks. Oil prices rose nearly 3 percent, with Brent futures rising to a six-week high of $53.34. Investors are now turning their attention to economic data to assess whether the Federal Reserve could...

  • Dec 1- Wall Street was poised for a quiet open on Thursday, the first day of December, ahead of a flurry of economic data including Friday's employment numbers. Stock index futures were flat, despite oil prices rising to a six-week high of $52.74, a day after OPEC's decision to cut output triggered a 9 percent jump in oil prices. Gains in energy shares pushed the Dow and...

  • *Strong China factory activity supports Shanghai copper. In contrast, Shanghai copper futures rose nearly 2 percent, benefiting from a rally in oil prices and continued speculative interest after data showed China's factory activity expanded modestly in November, while inflationary pressures showed signs of building. The most-traded copper contract on...

  • *Strong China factory activity supports Shanghai copper. In contrast, Shanghai copper futures rose nearly 2 percent, benefiting from a rally in oil prices and continued speculative interest after data showed China's factory activity expanded modestly in November, while inflationary pressures showed signs of building. The most-traded copper contract on...

  • *Gains in energy shares pushed the Dow and the S&P 500 to all-time highs on Wednesday, but Wall Street lost momentum due to losses in utility and technology stocks. *The Labor Department's report on monthly hiring data, due on Friday, is likely to play a key role in the Federal Reserve's deliberations on raising interest rates. *Improving economic data and Donald...

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Dec 1- Chicago wheat futures were little changed on Thursday as a weaker dollar and higher oil prices encouraged the cereal market to consolidate after a five sessions of declines driven by global supply pressures. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active wheat contract was 0.2 percent higher at $4.03-1/ 2 a bushel by 1147 GMT.

  • *Strong China factory activity supports Shanghai copper. In contrast, Shanghai copper futures rose nearly 2 percent, benefiting from a rally in oil prices and continued speculative interest after data showed China's factory activity expanded modestly in November, while inflationary pressures showed signs of building. The most-traded copper contract on...

  • *Bond yields still rising in Europe after oil rally. That led to hefty outflows from gold-backed exchange-traded funds, the largest of which, New York- listed SPDR Gold Shares, said its holdings fell nearly 60 tonnes in November, the most of any month since May 2013. Spot gold was down 0.4 percent at $1,168.27 an ounce at 1020 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for February...

  • The scale of the planned cut by OPEC and Russia- 1.5 million barrels per day in total- was at the top of expectations, sending Brent crude futures for the second-front month delivery, which on Wednesday meant February, surging to more than 780,000 lots of 1,000 barrels each. The lots were equal to a combined $39 billion in value- more than eight times the whole world's...

  • *Shanghai copper gets oil lift. SYDNEY, Dec 1- Shanghai copper futures climbed nearly 2 percent on Thursday, recovering some of the previous session's steep losses, as a rally in oil prices filtered through to other commodities. The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange rose 1.4 percent to 46,850 yuan a tonne by 0220 GMT, after falling 3.6...

  • *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade climbed 0.39 percent to $10.36-1/ 4 a bushel, having closed down 1 percent on Wednesday. *The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday said that private exporters reported the sale of 123,000 tonnes of soybeans for delivery to China during the 2016-17 marketing year. *Egypt's state grain buyer, the...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 1- Shanghai copper futures climbed nearly 2 percent on Thursday, bolstered as a rally in oil prices filtered through to some other commodities. *The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange was up 1.8 percent at 47,040 yuan a tonne at 0100 GMT. *Shanghai Futures Exchange said on Wednesday it would limit intraday position sizes in...

  • Shares of Petróleo Brasileiro SA, as the company is formally known, jumped 9.14 percent, by far the biggest gainer in Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index. The move came as oil futures soared more than 10 percent after some of the world's largest oil producers agreed to curb oil output for the first time since 2008. Mexico's peso firmed slightly, edging up 0.19...

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The market has floated to new highs based on the belief that the United States will have a period of stronger economic growth.

  • "Realistically, it is a little bit of month-end position squaring," said Bill Gentry a broker at Risk Management Commodities. Chicago Board of Trade January soybean futures settled down 10-1/ 4 cents at $10.32-1/ 4 a bushel. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday morning said that private exporters reported the sale of 123,000 tonnes of soybeans for...

  • ULTRA LOW SULFUR DIESEL FUTURES EXTEND GAINS, UP 8 PCT AT $1.5809 A GALLON, THE HIGHEST SINCE OCT. 25.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 30- A federal judge has entered an order of default judgment of $21.8 million against Alvin Wilkinson of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and two Connecticut- based companies owned by him in connection with a commodity pool fraud that victimized 30 investors, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Wednesday.

  • A 'recortador' dodges a bull at the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival in Pamplona, Spain.

    One JPMorgan strategist makes the bull case for a year-end stock rally.

  • "Realistically, it is a little bit of month end position squaring," said Bill Gentry a broker at Risk Management Commodities. At 10:55 a.m. CST, Chicago Board of Trade January soybean futures were down 9 cents at $10.33-1/ 2 a bushel. The U.S. Agriculture Department on Wednesday morning said that private exporters reported the sale of 123,000 tonnes of soybeans for...

  • GASOLINE FUTURES EXTEND GAINS, UP NEARLY 7 PCT AT ONE-MONTH HIGH OF $1.4695 A GALLON.

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