*Soybeans rally as export demand tightens supplies. *Wheat to 3- month high on short covering, Ukraine jitters. Wheat futures hit a three-month top on follow-through technical buying after strong gains this week and jitters about political instability in Ukraine, a major corn and wheat exporter.» Read More
Analysis of how the futures are faring after the open, with Mark Sebastian, Option Pit Mentoring and Consulting COO.
Scott Budman, KNTV San Jose reports milk futures have made the most gains in actively traded commodities this year; more bad news for cancer drug, Avastin; and mourners filled North Korean streets for Kim Jong Il's funeral.
China has again outshone the U.S. as the top venue for initial public offerings despite steep share price falls on the mainland and Hong Kong stock markets, highlighting the shift in global financial activity from west to east.
Gold mining stocks have been one of the biggest disappointments on Wall Street this year, so what can investors expect in 2012? Greg Zuckerman, Wall Street Journal, weighs in.
Dow investors can thank the strong performance in IBM, McDonald's and Chevron this year for almost all the gains in the Dow. In fact, of the 576 point gain this year, 564 points came from those three stocks.
China and Japan announced a wide-ranging currency pact over the weekend that may give the Yuan a prominent role in international trade. A look at currency trades for the new year, with Peter Cecchini, Cantor Fitzgerald director of equity derivatives.
CNBC's Mary Thompson reports if Iran's threat to stop oil from being shipped through the Strait of Hormuz becames a reality, it would impact roughly 18% of the world's supply.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead to where oil and precious metals are likely headed next year.
A top European Central Bank policymaker has called for “quantitative easing” to be used to boost the euro zone economy if deflation risks emerge across the 17-country region. The FT reports.
How are futures trading today? Sharing perspective on why the euro is lower, with Kevin Cook, Zacks Investment Research weighs in.
One of the most prominent hedge funds holding Greek bonds has threatened legal action against officials negotiating the country’s debt restructuring if losses are too deep, raising a hurdle to euro zone leaders’ hopes of quickly reducing the country’s debt levels. The FT reports.
Experts are betting gasoline futures will outperform Brent and WTI crude prices in 2012 and are buying RBOB futures, as they look ahead to April through June contracts. CNBC's Sharon Epperson has the details.
The ECB is expected to report strong demand for an offer of unlimited three-year loans after banks were urged to take the funds as part of concerted efforts to ease severe strains across the euro zone’s financial system. The FT reports.
Expect a short-term euro rally to $1.33 versus the U.S. dollar, says Willie Williams, Societe Generale, with the trade on the euro.
The Fast Money traders with the trade on Red Hat. Also, the play on gold, with Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, who says he remains neutral on the precious metal. And the trade on Sprint and whether it was worth it for AT&T to take the hit.
Mario Draghi has warned of the costs of a euro zone break-up, breaching a taboo for a president of the ECB, even as he sought to play down market expectations about the bank’s role in combating the sovereign debt crisis. The FT reports.
The governor of France’s central bank has said Britain is more deserving of losing its top-notch credit rating than France as Paris braces itself for a potential downgrade of the country’s triple A status.
A draft prospectus prepared for the latest euro zone bail-out instruments includes explicit warnings to investors that the euro could break apart or even cease to be a “lawful currency” entirely. The FT reports.
Witching hour may sound like a bar promotion on Halloween night, but it's really three important time periods for investors and the markets. So what are they and how do they impact investors? CNBC explains.
Whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad. That was my reaction to the outcome of last week’s meeting of the European Union’s Council. Many focused their attention, understandably, on the decision by David Cameron, UK prime minister, to veto a new treaty. The FT reports.
Russ Koesterich of BlackRock says that come next month, bulls might need to rethink stocks.
Is it time to get short? Jeff Kilburg says yes, but Brian Stutland says that would be like stepping in front of a train. With CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Coffee is up 80 percent so far this year. Why java is so hot, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was up after a stronger-than-expected jobs report; gold prices were weaker for the same reason; and natural gas was off slightly on the day.
CNBC's Seema Mody looks at three stocks to watch Monday, including Alpha Natural Resources, which was downgraded today; NutraSystem, which was upgraded today; and Urban Outfitters, which reports earnings Monday.
CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. Traders are still looking at the weather and Ukraine. Business inventories may grow, and the Labor Department will issue a report on just how many jobs were open.