TOKYO, April 17- U.S. crude futures edged higher to trade just below $104 a barrel in early trade on Thursday, as rising geopolitical tensions over Russia's involvement in the crisis in Ukraine overshadowed a rise in U.S. oil inventories. *U.S. crude for May delivery was up 14 cents at $103.90 per barrel by 0009 GMT, after finishing 1 cent higher on Wednesday.» Read More
On Wednesday, we saw large options trades on VIX futures. Traders were betting that the "fear" index would remain in its current range through November expiration.
Rich Ilczyszyn, CEO and founder of iiTrader and a "Futures Now" trader, breaks down the levels to watch.
CNBC's Becky Quick reports on the European Central Bank's decision to keep its key interest rate unchanged at 0.75 percent.
Better late than never. After a string of delays, and having overcome a constitutional obstacle in Germany, the euro zone’s new rescue fund, the European Stability Mechanism, looks set to be finally inaugurated on Monday, the Financial Times reports.
With the presidential election one month away, does today's selloff in oil take an SPR release off the table? CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses, with Rich Ilczyszyn, iiTrader founder/CEO, and Anthony Grisanti, GRZ Energy founder/president.
Inventory reports released Wednesday will get a lot of attention and traders must define their risk heading into such a report or stay flat, iiTrader founder Rich Ilczyszyn said.
Rich Ilczyszyn, founder and chief market strategist of iiTrader, breaks down the key technical levels.
A look at what traders are watching ahead of the opening bell, with Yra Harris, Praxis Trading.
Euro zone countries would have to sign binding contracts with Brussels, committing them to detailed fiscal reform, according to a draft EU agenda that would increase the bloc’s control over national economic policies. The FT reports.
Dave Barger, CEO of JetBlue, talks about the critical crude oil levels for the airline industry.
The "Futures Now" traders explain why they're currently short crude oil.
As natural gas nears year-to-date highs, a look at how to make money trading it, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders, Rich Ilczyszyn from the CME and Anthony Grisanti at the Nymex.
Dave Barger, the boss at JetBlue, gives his oil forecast. Trading oil's next move, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders, Rich Ilczyszyn from the CME and Anthony Grisanti at the Nymex.
The "Futures Now" traders discuss the key levels that could send the price of gold higher.
The race between gold and stocks. Determining which is the better play, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders, Rich Ilczyszyn from the CME and Anthony Grisanti at the Nymex.
CNBC's Rick Santelli weighs in on the Fed's monetary policy, with Art Nolan, independent trader, and Matthew Scharl, Genesis Research & Asset Management.
Rich Ilczyszyn, founder and chief market strategist of iiTrader and a "Futures Now" trader, explains why he's bullish on the gold trade right now.
Don’t be fooled by WTI's tight range, a top trader said Tuesday, because "something’s going to give."
A look at what traders are watching ahead of the opening bell, with Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management chief market strategist.
The summer holiday that went on the American Express card, the private indulgence charged to a Victoria’s Secret store card, the winter wardrobe that won’t be paid off until spring.
Is gold going to $1,000 or $5,000?
A brawl over gold, has crude topped out, and where the market's likely to close today, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Gold loses 6 days of gains as it experiences its biggest drop since December. What's next for the precious metal, with Peter Schiff, Euro Pacific Capital; Paul Krake, View from the Peak; CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders, Brian Stutland at the CME and Anthony Grisanti at the Nymex.
Edward George, head of soft commodities at Ecobank, says chocolate will become a luxury in Europe as cocoa prices shoot up.
Brent crude rose to nearly $110 a barrel on Thursday, trading just below a six-week high hit in the previous session.
Gold was at the risk of extending losses as the world's biggest gold-backed fund saw its sharpest outflow in four months.