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  • Futures market operator CME's profit falls 4.8 pct Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 7:08 AM ET

    Feb 5- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures market operator, reported a 4.8 percent fall in quarterly profit due to lower transaction volume and clearing fees. Net income attributable to CME fell to $291.7 million, or 86 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $306.5 million, or 91 cents per share, a year earlier. CME, which owns the Chicago Board of...

  • This could be the ultimate bull trap Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 6:45 AM ET
    Wall Street Bull

    Gold prices have surged 9 percent in 2016, but if history is any indication, buying it now could be the ultimate bull trap.

  • LONDON/ SINGAPORE, Feb 5- Crude oil futures steadied on Friday after earlier losses, as bearish fundamentals weighed on markets at the end of a volatile week that saw prices seesaw over 10 percent within a day. International benchmark Brent crude futures were trading at $34.37 per barrel at 0917 GMT, down 9 cents from their last settlement after dipping below $34...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 5- Crude oil futures reversed earlier gains on Friday as weak fundamentals weighed on markets at the end of a volatile week that saw prices seesaw over 10 percent within a day. International benchmark Brent crude futures were trading at $34.08 per barrel at 0805 GMT, down 38 cents from their last settlement while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 5- Crude oil futures held steady in lacklustre trading on Friday as Asian liquidity faded ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday across large parts of the region. International benchmark Brent crude futures were trading at $34.52 per barrel at 0304 GMT, up 6 cents from their last settlement. BMI Research, a unit of rating agency Fitch Group, said on...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 5- Crude oil futures edged up in lacklustre trading on Friday as Asian liquidity faded ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday across large parts of the region. International benchmark Brent crude futures were trading at $34.67 per barrel at 0149 GMT, up 21 cents from their last settlement. U.S. crude futures were up 17 cents at $31.89 a barrel.

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 5- Chicago wheat ticked higher on Friday on bargain-buying, but remained on track for its biggest weekly decline since late December as U.S. shipments struggle to find buyers. Soybeans rose, snapping two sessions of decline, although prices were capped by forecasts of improved weather conditions in Argentina. *Corn and soybean futures have felt...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 5- U.S. crude oil futures were steady in lacklustre early Asian trading on Friday as liquidity faded ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday across large parts of the region. U.S. crude futures were trading at $31.73 per barrel at 0023 GMT, virtually unchanged from the previous close, and traders said liquidity was low due to the Lunar New Year holiday...

  • The most endangered dividends in the market Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 2:33 PM ET
    Conoco Phillips Eagle Ford Shale Drilling Rig in Texas

    Bob Pisani discusses dividend ETFs and the varying amounts of energy exposure.

  • This could be the ultimate bull trap Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 1:31 PM ET
    Gold processing plant at the Olimpiada gold operation, owned by Polyus Gold International company, Russia.

    Gold prices have rallied 9 percent in 2016, but if history is any indication it could be the ultimate bull trap.

  • Futures Now: SEGMENT 3 Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 1:10 PM ET
    Stocks snap back

    When will stocks bottom? Trading S&P futures now, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs and the Futures Now Traders.

  • Sell into any crude rally Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 1:05 PM ET
    Sell into any crude rally

    Crude gains 3 percent. Is it time to fade the crude rally? With CNBC's Bertha Coombs and the Futures Now traders.

  • Futures Now: Play on earnings Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 1:02 PM ET
    Futures Now: Play on earnings

    How earnings have played out and what they are telling us about the economy.

  • Why gold could rally 60% Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 1:00 PM ET
    Why gold could rally 60%

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs and the Futures Now traders, Jim Iuorio at the CME and Anthony Grisanti at the Nymex, discuss whether there's a flight to safety in gold. The precious metal has surged 8 percent year to date. Will the Fed boost gold? With Tom Lydon, ETF Trends editor and publisher.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- The federal government watchdog has determined that the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission violated government accounting principles by understating its leasing liabilities, a congressional source told Reuters. "It is deeply troubling that an agency charged with regulating some of the most complex financial products and...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts is turning up the heat on the U.S. derivatives and commodities regulator over an accounting error that could mean it has deficient funds. Roberts, a Kansas Republican, sent a letter dated Feb. 3 to Timothy Massad, head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, calling for answers on the error,...

  • *Oil prices held on to most of their previous day's gains of 7 percent as the dollar weakened and Venezuela appeared to be gaining support from more members of OPEC and other producers for a meeting. *Fed policymaker William Dudley said in an interview published on Wednesday that monetary conditions had tightened since the Fed raised rates and that...

  • *OPEC- member Venezuela lobbies for producer meeting to cut output. *Morgan Stanley cuts 2016 Brent forecast to $30/ b, 2017 to $40/ b. U.S. crude futures were trading at $32.68 per barrel at 0119 GMT on Thursday, up 40 cents from the previous session's close when they rallied 8 percent from below $30 per barrel.

  • *OPEC- member Venezuela lobbies for producer meeting to cut output. SINGAPORE, Feb 4- U.S. crude oil prices extended gains from the previous session on Thursday, as a weaker dollar and ongoing yet unconfirmed talk of producers potentially meeting to discuss output cuts lifted the market despite record U.S. stocks. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were...

  • Is there a banking crisis in the US? Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 3:15 PM ET
    Trader looking at information on monitor

    I get why there is concern in Europe, but I don't at all get the selloff in U.S. banks.

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