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  • *GE shares edge up after results, Starbucks rallies. NEW YORK, Jan 23- U.S. stock index futures edged up on Friday, following a sharp rally in the previous session that returned the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to positive territory for the year and put major indexes on track to break a three-week streak of declines. *Thursday's advance came after the European Central Bank...

  • *Saudi-led OPEC has kept output steady in fight for market share. SINGAPORE, Jan 23- Oil prices jumped on Friday as news of the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah added to uncertainty in energy markets already facing some of the biggest shifts in decades. Brent crude futures rose to $49.70 a barrel by 0808 GMT, up $1.18 a barrel.

  • NEW YORK— Oil prices rose initially on news of the death of Saudi Arabia's powerful King Abdullah, but the increase was moderate and short-lived. The benchmark U.S. crude futures contract rose more than $2 a barrel in the hours after the king's death was announced Thursday evening in New York. Brent crude, an international benchmark, was up 80 cents to $49.32 a...

  • NYMEX-U.S. crude jumps $1 after death of Saudi King Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 7:17 PM ET

    TOKYO, Jan 23- U.S. crude futures jumped around $1 on Friday after Saudi Arabia announced that King Abdullah had died and his successor, Salman, moved quickly to name his own heir to rule the world's biggest oil exporter. *U.S. crude for March delivery was up $1.05, or 2.2 percent, at $47.36 a barrel by 0016 GMT. *Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died early on Friday and his...

  • Currency expert: Euro going ‘well below parity’ Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 3:33 PM ET

    Marc Chandler says that the euro will continue to sink against the dollar. But that doesn't mean we're witnessing some "currency war."

  • What markets do when ECB talks about buying assets Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 2:06 PM ET
    A euro logo next to the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    What happens when the ECB gets aggressive?

  • Will European easing help or hurt gold?  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:12 PM ET

    The ECB's easing announcement seems to be helping bullion. But could it actually be bad news for the gold bulls? Anthony Grisanti and Jim Iuorio debate. With CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.

  • What matters to stocks--earnings or easing?  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders weigh in on the bounce back in the S&P as stocks surge after the ECB's QE decision and markets digest earnings. And Iourio has a mini-trade that targets the S&P at 2060.

  • Currency expert: Don't call it a 'currency war'  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:07 PM ET

    Those who call the current cycle of central bank easing a 'currency war' are missing the point, argues Brown Brothers Harriman currency expert Marc Chandler. With CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.

  • Gold goes gaga!  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:05 PM ET

    Is it time to get into the precious metal as gold crosses the $1,300 mark? CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders have the trade on bullion as the U.S. dollar drives higher.

  • BBH currency expert: Euro going 'well below parity'  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:02 PM ET

    The euro will continue to plunge against the U.S. dollar, predicts Brown Brothers Harriman currency expert Marc Chandler. With CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.

  • Mario Party! Stocks surge on ECB's QE  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:00 PM ET

    How far can the euro fall? Marc Chandler, Brown Brothers Harriman, discusses what the ECB's move means for interest rates and the U.S. dollar. Also, Chandler weighs in on Greece ahead of the elections. And CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders, Jim Iuorio at the CME and Anthony Grisanti at the Nymex have a play on the euro now.

  • Into the futures: Importance of Fed  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:30 PM ET

    The Futures Now team discusses next week's big events and best trades.

  • *ECB to buy 60 billion euros of government bonds each month. NEW YORK, Jan 22- Crude oil futures tumbled on Thursday after the Energy Information Administration announced the largest build in U.S. crude stocks in at least 14 years. U.S. crude fell more than 3 percent after the announcement, tumbling $1.54 to trade at $46.24 by 11:57 a.m. EST.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 22- The discount for U.S. crude relative to Brent crude futures widened nearly 30 percent after weekly U.S. government data on Thursday showed a larger-than-expected U.S. crude stock build last week. The arbitrage moved from around $1.73 a barrel at 11:01 a.m. EST to as much as $2.29 a barrel at 11:40 a.m. EST. U.S. crude stocks jumped 10.1 million...

  • Cloud-based storage firm Box set to price Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:35 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Cloud-based storage company Box (BOX) set to price tonight.

  • ECB shoots the big bazooka: 1 trillion euros Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 9:52 AM ET
    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi pauses while addressing an ECB news conference in Frankfurt January 22, 2015.

    If the goal is to weaken the euro to make it more competitive, then the European Central Bank's bond-buying program is a success at the outset.

  • *Verizon, F5 Networks both lower after results. *Royal Bank of Canada to buy City National. NEW YORK, Jan 22- U.S. stock index futures pointed to modest gains at the open on Thursday after the European Central Bank announced expanded measures to stimulate the region's economy.

  • US STOCKS-Futures edge up as investors await ECB, data Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 7:13 AM ET

    *F5 Networks down in premarket after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Jan 22- U.S. stock index futures gained slightly as investors awaited confirmation that the European Central Bank would announce new economic stimulus measures at a meeting on Thursday. *ECB President Mario Draghi will speak to the media at 8:30 a.m., and if the details of the plan are perceived as...

  • Oil prices dip ahead of looming ECB bond buying programme Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 8:55 PM ET

    *ECB could buy 50 billion euros in bonds per month- source. SINGAPORE, Jan 22- Oil prices dipped early on Thursday ahead of the expected announcement of a bond-buying programme by the European Central Bank later in the day that could push the dollar to new highs and put downward pressure on commodities. International benchmark Brent crude futures were trading at...

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  • Investors often think stimulative central bank policies will boost gold. But the ECB may actually put a damper on gold.

  • Marc Chandler says that the euro will continue to sink against the dollar. But that doesn't mean we're witnessing some "currency war."

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders weigh in on the bounce back in the S&P as stocks surge after the ECB's QE decision and markets digest earnings. And Iourio has a mini-trade that targets the S&P at 2060.

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