• Anti-Energy Speculation Bill Stirs Fear Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 10:17 AM ET

    Financial industry executives are mustering on Capitol Hill to head off a Congressional effort to rewrite the rules for the nation’s energy markets, saying it could unsettle already nervous markets and push more energy trading abroad, beyond the reach of domestic regulators.

  • Oil Price May Have Peaked: Technical Analysis Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 7:24 AM ET

    Crude prices may have made or be close to making their highs, a technical report by PVM oil associates said Wednesday.

  • Alcoa Profit, Sales Top Forecasts; Shares Jump Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 5:39 PM ET

    Alcoa shares hopped about 4 percent in extended trading Tuesday as the company turned in a profit and sales that were lower than last year but still managed to beat expectations.

  • Gold Price Likely to Rise Again: Stocks Analyst Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 8:53 AM ET

    The current dip in gold prices is temporary and demand for the precious metal is likely to rise in the medium term, Ronald-Peter Stoferle, international equities analyst at Erste Bank, wrote in a market note Wednesday.

  • A Bull Market Sees the Worst in Speculators Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 10:41 AM ET

    In Washington, financial speculators are being blamed for high gas prices, soaring grocery bills and volatile commodity markets, and lawmakers are lashing out at market regulators for not cracking down on them more vigorously.

  • Oil Price Crash Not Imminent Despite Bubble: Soros Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 10:18 AM ET

    The phenomenal rise in oil prices show signs of a bubble, but a crash is not imminent, billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros told U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday.

  • CFTC May Probe Other Commodities Besides Oil Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 3:44 PM ET
    Traders buy and sell crude oil futures contracts at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which has launched an investigation into possible price manipulation in U.S. oil markets, may soon probe trading in other commodities, analysts said.

  • Economy to Weaken Next Year: Merrill's Rosenberg Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 10:34 AM ET

    The US economy is likely to weaken even further next year, but inflation is mainly contained to oil and other commodities, Merrill Lynch economist David Rosenberg told CNBC.

  • Some Signs of an Upturn for the Dollar Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 10:42 AM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    After six years of stumbling against the euro, the dollar may be showing signs of getting back on its feet.

  • Metals and Plastics Markets Are Getting Scrappy Monday, 5 May 2008 | 1:09 PM ET
    Worker in an Alcoa plant.

    First came copper, then oil, wheat, fertilizer and coal. Now the surging global economy is clamoring for yet another commodity: rusting cars, refrigerators and washing machines.

  • New Threat to Farmers: The Market Hedge Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 4:04 PM ET
    Wheat Fields

    Changes in agricultural futures contracts are putting additional pressure on farmers already coping with volatile commodity prices.

  • Investors Weigh Google Futures as Earnings Loom Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 4:04 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Investors are worried that the Web search company's once explosive growth could slow dramatically in the weak U.S. economy.

  • Former Nymex Director Slapped with Prison Time Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 2:32 PM ET

    A floor trader who served on the board of the New York Mercantile Exchange agreed to serve five months in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to fraud and evidence tampering related to commodities trading.

  • MF Global Mulls Financing, May Sell Stake: WSJ Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 4:46 PM ET

    MF Global, the futures and options broker whose shares surged today, is considering financing options including a sale of a minority stake, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Thursday.

  • Commodities: Latest Boom, Plentiful Risk Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 10:07 AM ET
    Traders buy and sell crude oil futures contracts at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    The booming commodities market has brought unusual interest from retail investors. But this market has some dangerous weaknesses that are impairing the ability of regulators to police fraud and protect investors.

  • Commodities Hit by Broad Selloff Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | 3:45 PM ET
    Traders buy and sell crude oil futures contracts at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    Most commodities tumbled Monday as investors sold assets ranging from oil to coffee to grains to cover deepening losses in stocks and bonds. But gold ended slightly higher, as safe-haven buying kept it above the key $1,000 level

  • Gold Pares Gains after Hitting Record Above $1,030 Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | 10:51 AM ET
    Gold Bars

    Gold pared most of its gains Monday, as investors took profits from a rally to record highs above $1,030 and a sharp drop in oil prices lowered the metal's appeal as an inflation-hedge.

  • CME Finalizes Deal to Buy NYMEX for $9.4 Billion Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | 8:51 AM ET

    CME Group, the world's largest derivatives exchange, Monday forged a definitive agreement to buy energy and precious metals mart NYMEX for about $9.4 billion.

  • Gold Futures Pass $1,000 Amid Dollar Flight Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | 12:38 PM ET
    Gold Bricks

    Spot gold steadied on Friday and held within sight of the $1,000-an-ounce barrier broken on the futures market after the dollar hit a record low against the euro, boosting the metal's appeal as an alternative investment.

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