*Ukraine tensions continue, Merkel warns Russia. NEW YORK, March 13- U.S. stock index futures advanced modestly on Thursday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a second day of gains, ahead of data on the labor market and consumer spending. *Advances were held in check by another round of limp data out of China, the world's second-biggest economy.» Read More
Pro traders take to the techncials to explain why gasoline prices might be in for some pain.
Traders say Brent crude's plunge below a key $109 a barrel level may stem from the strong U.S. dollar.
A look at what traders will be watching ahead of the market's open, with Ben Lichtenstein, TradersAudio.com.
Although oil hit its highest level in nearly two weeks on Tuesday, some professional traders don't think it will last.
The dollar's pain is crude's gain. Oil gets bid off a weaker dollar. Crude's next move, with CNBC's Mandy Drury and the Futures Now Traders.
Gold gets a bounce off ECB comments and reaches a 3-week high. The precious metal's next move, with CNBC's Mandy Drury and the Futures Now Traders.
Renowned investor Jack Bogle, of the Vanguard Group explains to CNBC's Mandy Drury and the "Futures Now" traders why he has 70 percent of his money in bonds even though he likes stocks better. (1:39)
Although stocks have rallied of late, Jack Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group, argues the move can't be attributed to investors leaving the bond market for equities, with CNBC's Mandy Drury and the Futures Now Traders.
After the Dow briefly hits a fresh high, professional traders comment on catalysts to equities, with CNBC's Mandy Drury and the Futures Now Traders.
Vanguard founder John Bogle looks at valuations, speculation and stocks vs. bonds. The biggest risk for investors, with CNBC's Mandy Drury and the Futures Now Traders, Jim Iourio at the CME and Anthony Grisanti at the Nymex.
A look at what traders are watching ahead of the market's open, with Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management.
Although crude dipped on disappointing data from China on Monday, some market pros think it could soon push higher.
Kathleen Kelley, CIO at Queen Anne's Gate Capital Management, weighs in on 3.2 percent returns in February, with CNBC's Kate Kelly.
CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Stan Bedows, Rand Financial Services, about the latest USDA report and what it indicates about future grain prices.
Copper futures traded lower Monday following disappointing data out of China, but pro trader Jim Iuorio thinks it's still worth trading.
The biggest gold ETF outflow on record happened in February. Why investors are rushing for the exits, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
February sees the biggest gold ETF outflow on record. Debating whether the gold run is finally over, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Even if the Fed takes it's foot off the gas, Ara Hovnanian tells Jackie DeAngelis on "Futures Now" that he's confident the housing market will continue a "significant" recovery. (1:37)
Builder Ara Hovnanian offers his opinion on whether the housing recovery will continue. Discussing whether another bubble is brewing, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
The Dow hit an intraday record for the third session in a row Thursday. Will the market stumble after the jobs number, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Oil supplies have risen much faster than expected, and that's putting pressure on crude.
Wien says investors won't want to miss the second half of 2014.
Anthony Grisanti is betting on a pullback, but Rich Ilczyszyn says it's foolish to stand in front of the bullish trend. With CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Brent futures held above $108 a barrel on Thursday.
Gold dipped from a new six-month high on Thursday.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil dropped to $97 on China concerns and a huge oil inventory build this week. Nat gas took a breath on warmer temperatures. And gold was up while copper was down again.