×

Commodities Futures

  • *Move would undermine OPEC- led effort to tighten markets. President Donald Trump proposed the sale of of half of the country's strategic oil reserves in his budget plan, just as producer club OPEC and its allies are cut back output to tighten the market. After rising in Asian morning trading, Brent crude futures reversed their gains and were at $53.71 per barrel at...

  • SYDNEY, May 23- U.S. corn extended gains into a third consecutive session on Wednesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture pegged the pace of planting behind market expectations, pushing prices towards a three-week high. *The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.1 percent to $3.75-1/ 2 a bushel, having gained 0.7 percent in the previous...

  • CHICAGO, May 22- Chicago Board of Trade corn and soybean futures rose on Monday morning, supported by concerns that rain will delay field work in key growing areas and may damage some recently seeded crops, traders said. CBOT July corn futures ended up 2-1/ 2 cents at $3.75 a bushel. Soybean futures for July delivery were 3-1/ 2 cents higher at $9.56-1/ 2 a bushel.

  • The reforms to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's whistleblower program are similar to provisions already in place at its sister agency, the Securities and Exchange Commission. Both the SEC and the CFTC won broad new powers from the 2010 Dodd-Frank law to create programs that provide financial incentives for whistleblowers to come forward...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Monday it had updated its whistleblower rules to strengthen the agency's anti-retaliation protections for whistleblowers and enhance the process for reviewing whistleblower claims. In a statement, it said the changes allow the CFTC or the whistleblower to bring an action against an...

  • *Brent crude top $54 per barrel on OPEC hopes. NEW YORK, May 22- The euro surged to a more than six-month high on Monday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was "too weak," while oil prices were bolstered by expectations that top exporters will extend supply curbs this week. A one-month high for oil futures on hopes of a supply cut by the Organization of the...

  • CHICAGO, May 22- Chicago Board of Trade corn and soybean futures rose on Monday morning, supported by concerns that rain will delay field work in key growing areas and may damage some recently seeded crops, traders said. At 10:42 a.m. CDT, CBOT July corn futures were up 4-1/ 2 cents at $3.77. Soybean futures for July delivery were 5-1/ 2 cents higher at $9.58-1/ 2 a bushel.

  • May 22- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday as a rise in oil prices offset concerns regarding ongoing political turmoil in the United States. President Donald Trump's firing of a former FBI head and reports of his administration's links to Russia, including on a federal investigation into possible coordination between Russia and Trump's...

  • *Corn rises to highest since May 10, soybeans extend gains. SINGAPORE, May 22- Chicago corn futures rose for a second straight session on Monday, climbing to their highest since May 10, while soybeans gained more ground with cold and wet weather expected to delay planting in parts of the U.S. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active corn contract was up 0.3 percent at...

  • BEIJING, May 22- China's sugar futures tumbled into negative territory and dropped more than 1 percent as traders said the government's decision to slap hefty import duties on sweetener was too lenient to stem the flow of sugar into the world's top importer. *Beijing will levy an extra 45- percent duty on top of the current 50 percent duty for out-of-quota sugar...

  • SYDNEY, May 22- U.S. wheat rose nearly 1 percent on Monday as forecasts for heavy rains across a key U.S. growing region pushed the grain to a two-week high. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.9 percent to $4.39 a bushel by 0105 GM, near the session high of $4.39-1/ 4 a bushel- the highest since May 8. *Oil prices rose on Monday, supported by...

  • President Donald Trump listens during a joint news conference with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos (not pictured) at the White House in Washington, U.S. May 18, 2017.

    One strategist says the markets will grind higher this year, but only if the biggest "enemy" to the market doesn't materialize.

  • *Canadian dollar C $1.3517, or 73.98 U.S. cents. *Loonie hits strongest since April 25 at C $1.3511. "Both of those really led to an excessive amount of short positioning," said Bipan Rai, executive director and senior macro strategist at CIBC Capital Markets, noting that the futures market, a barometer of market sentiment toward the Canadian dollar, was at an all-time...

  • Strategist: This is the biggest 'enemy' to the market

    John Stoltzfus of Oppenheimer tells CNBC's Susan Li what he sees as the biggest risk to the market.

  • May 19- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday as a sense of calm prevailed over Wall Street in a week that was dominated by political uncertainty surrounding Donald Trump's presidency. Reports later alleged Trump had asked Comey to end an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's ties with Russia. Louis Federal Reserve...

  • May 19- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday as a sense of calm prevailed over Wall Street in a week that was dominated by political uncertainty surrounding Donald Trump's presidency. Reports later alleged Trump had asked Comey to end an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's ties with Russia. Louis Federal Reserve...

  • MELBOURNE, May 19- London copper was set for a weekly gain on Friday as dollar weakness cushioned prices, but the outlook was tainted by investors cutting exposure to metals on China demand concerns. Economic data in China didn't help quell fears about weaker demand, "said ANZ in a report. *SHFE COPPER: Shanghai Futures Exchange copper ended the session up 0.4...

  • Market internals are placid: The advance/decline line is about even, and the VIX is down.

  • 10-Year yield hits 4-week low

    CNBC's Susan Li reports on 10-Year yield hitting a 4-week low from the commodities desk.

  • May 18- U.S. stock index futures fell on Thursday as markets across the globe continued to reel under uncertainties about President Donald Trump's political future and its impact on his pro-growth agenda. *A series of scandals have rocked the White House, including reports that Trump had tried to intervene in an ongoing federal investigation into former...

Futures Now

Commodities