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  • Commodities Tomorrow: Gold to $1,350     Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Gold could be headed to $1,350 and analysts expect another draw on oil inventories.

  • Gold pushes higher in late trading Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 3:51 PM ET

    Gold pushed above its settlement in afternoon trading on Tuesday, pushing toward $1,350, a day after the metal had its strongest one-day rally in more than a year.

  • US Treasurys lower after average 2-year auction Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 3:44 PM ET

    Treasurys prices stayed low on Tuesday after the U.S. government sold new two-year notes in an uneventful auction, the first sale in $99 billion of supply this week.

  • Europe shares close down after late sell-off Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    European shares pared earlier gains to close down on Tuesday, after a late session sell-off that traders attributed to concerns about possibly disappointing earnings from Apple.

  • China stocks lead Asia up on stimulus talk Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    China's benchmark stock index led Asia higher on Tuesday, as speculation grows that Beijing could take stimulus measures to boost a slowing economy.

  • Yen climbs post-election; Euro up on Portugal Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 5:18 PM ET

    The yen rose against the dollar for the first time in four sessions on Monday after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a widely expected victory in elections for parliament's upper house.

  • US oil ends under $107; profit-taking halts rise Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 2:48 PM ET

    U.S. oil prices pulled back from last week's 16-month high on Monday as traders locked in profits from a blistering rally that briefly sent U.S. crude to a premium over Brent.

  • Gold settles more than 3% higher, Fed fears abate Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 2:21 PM ET

    Gold settled at $1,336 on Monday, surging nearly 3 percent as a breakout out above the $1,300 level triggered short covering.

  • Asian equities were marginally higher on Monday after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's landslide victory in Sunday's upper house elections signaled a green light for future monetary stimulus.

  • Yen up ahead of Japanese election Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 4:21 PM ET

    The dollar fell against the yen in late trade on Friday as investors adjusted positions before Japan's upper house elections on Sunday.

  • Gold rises to a one-month high on Fed reassurance Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 4:18 PM ET

    Gold rose on Friday to notch its second weekly gain after many investors were soothed by the Federal Reserve's assurance this week that it will be careful in tapering its economic stimulus.

  • US oil ends at $108, narrows spread with Brent Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 3:20 PM ET

    U.S. crude briefly traded at a premium to the global benchmark Brent on Friday for the first time since October 2010, ending the session only modestly lower.

  • Yen hits 7-week lows ahead of Japan elections Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 5:09 PM ET

    The yen fell across the board on Thursday as traders bet Japan's upper house elections would strengthen Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's position.

  • US oil spikes to 16-month high, ends above $108 Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 2:58 PM ET

    An unexpected drop in jobless claims helped spur U.S. oil to its highest level in 16-months on Thursday, narrowing its spread with Brent crude.

  • Gold ends above $1,284, powered by Fed comments Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 2:20 PM ET

    Gold prices settled higher on Thursday, partially recovering from a more than 1 percent loss in the previous session.

  • Dollar rises on Fed's reiteration of tapering plan Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 4:45 PM ET

    The dollar rose broadly on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke confirmed market expectations that the U.S. central bank will start reducing its monetary stimulus.

  • US oil ends above $106 on Bernanke, inventories Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 2:49 PM ET

    U.S. oil settled marginally higher after the Energy Information Administration reported further draws in American crude stockpiles and larger-than-expected increases in gasoline inventories.

  • Gold tumbles 1% after Fed testimony Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 2:27 PM ET

    Gold fell more than 1 percent to settle at $1277 after Fed chief Ben Bernanke said the U.S. central bank still expects to start scaling back its massive bond purchase program later this year.

  • Asia mixed in choppy trade ahead of Bernanke testimony Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Asian equity markets were mixed on Wednesday ahead of a widely-anticipated speech from the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • Dollar defensive ahead of Bernanke speech Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 2:05 AM ET

    The dollar stayed on the defensive on Wednesday ahead of Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke's semi-annual testimony in Congress later in the day.

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