Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. Texas is the only state that owns an actual stockpile of gold, according to public sector and financial industry experts— not just gold futures or investment positions, but approximately 5,600 gold bars worth around $650 million. But for the Texas comptroller's office, which has to...» Read More
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(For more Reuters coverage of the closing of Chicago's open-outcry futures pits, please see "Chicago Pits: End of an Era," ( http://www.reuters.com/subjects/chicago-pits-close). CHICAGO, July 2 (Reuters)- The cost of membership at Chicago's famous futures trading exchanges has topped $1 million in the past as traders snapped up the chance for benefits like...
*First rise in U.S. oil rig count since December- Baker Hughes. *Some caution prevails over long July 4 weekend, Greece and Iran. Pulling crude futures off highs was the latest data on the U.S. oil rig count from Baker Hughes.
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*Europe waits for Greek vote, Spain borrowing costs rise. *Gold also dips after U.S. payrolls. Gold fell too, hitting a 3-1/ 2 month low of $1,157 an ounce, while U.S. stock futures extended gains to point a 0.3-0.4 percent rise for the main Wall Street markets when they reopen.
July 2- U.S. stock index futures rose slightly on Thursday ahead of a critical job report that could feed into the U.S. *The Labor Department's closely watched report, normally issued on a Friday, will be released on Thursday at 8:30 a.m ET because of the Independence Day holiday. *European stock markets were in a limbo and the mood was one of caution with Greece just...
SINGAPORE, July 2- Oil prices edged up on Thursday, partially recovering from price falls of 2.5 to 4 percent a day earlier as U.S. stockpiles rose for the first time in months on the back of high production. Following a 4.2- percent drop on Wednesday, front-month U.S. crude futures were trading at $57.07 per barrel at 0628 GMT, up 11 cents from their last settlement.
SINGAPORE, July 2- Oil prices steadied on Thursday after the main crude benchmarks tumbled 2.5-4 percent a day earlier as U.S. stockpiles rose for the first time in months on the back of high production. Following a 4.2 percent drop on Wednesday, front-month U.S. crude futures were trading at $56.94 per barrel at 0420 GMT, down 2 cents from their last settlement.
BUZZ- CHINA STOCKS RISE AT OPEN@** China stocks rise after regulators move to ease trading. **China CSI300 stock index futures for July rise 0.3 percent, to 4,228.2, -59.53 points below the current value of the underlying index. **The Hang Seng index adds 0.8 percent to 26,459.43.
SINGAPORE, July 2- Oil prices were broadly unchanged from their previous close in early trading on Thursday after tumbling 4 percent a day earlier as U.S. stockpiles rose for the first time in months on the back of high production. Following Wednesday's drop, front-month U.S. crude futures were trading at $56.95 per barrel at 0015 GMT, down 1 cent from their last...
CHICAGO, July 1 (Reuters)- For many Chicago commodity traders like Redmond Harkins, little will change when the city's fabled futures pits shut down after more than 165 years of open-outcry dealing. The 27- year veteran dealer will continue taking the hour-long train trip to the storied Art Deco Chicago Board of Trade building on West Jackson Boulevard, where...
*Corn turns firm late; supported by USDA stocks, acreage figures. *Wheat pressured by poor exports, harvest. "Wheat got smoked early and often as harvest pressure started the break," Charlie Sernatinger, global head of grain futures at ED&F Man Capital said in a note to clients.
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July 1- U.S. crude oil futures' discount to Brent, one of the biggest plays in oil, widened to more than $5 a barrel for the first time in three weeks on Wednesday after U.S. government data showed a surprise inventory build. "The bottom line is the overall U.S. stock build is weighing on heavily on WTI, and the Cushing build is adding to that," said Tariq Zahir, an oil trader and...
NEW YORK, July 1 (Reuters)- U.S. commodities brokerages- a key focus of reforms designed to make the financial system safer- are increasingly struggling to eke out a profit, spurring many firms to think about leaving the business, or trying to boost commissions. The vanishing FCMs are one way the futures trading business is changing in the United States.
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Oil rig counts in the U.S. rose for the first time since December 2014 last week, which could impact year-end price targets.
Oil prices dropped as a rising U.S. rig count stoked fears of oversupply and after Chinese regulators opened an investigation into suspected stock market manipulation.
Gold was steady above a 3-1/2 month low, as sluggish US jobs data tempered expectations for a September rate hike by the Fed and hurt the dollar.