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  • Mammoth U.S. Corn Crop; Wheat Stocks Shrink: USDA Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 8:59 AM ET

    U.S. farmers will harvest a record 13.3 billion bushels of corn -- a quarter-billion bushels more than forecast a month ago -- thanks to beneficial late-season rain, the government said on Wednesday.

  • Gold Hovers Above $700, Nears 26-Year High Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 8:36 AM ET

    Gold traded above $700 on Monday and held within sight of a 16-month high, with a weaker dollar and bullion's safe-haven appeal attracting fresh buying.

  • Gold Hits 16-Month High Above $700 After Jobs Data Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 9:39 AM ET

    Gold hit a 16-month high above $700 per ounce on Friday, boosted by a falling dollar after U.S. data showing a surprise contraction in U.S. non-farm payrolls for the first time in four yea

  • Renaissance Raising New Fund to Trade Futures Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 1:02 PM ET

    Renaissance Technologies is raising its third quantitative hedge fund, this one specializing in trading futures and designed to handle up to $50 billion, a source familiar with the matter said.

  • CBOE Futures Exchange Posts Record August Volume Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 10:01 AM ET

    Trading volume on the CBOE Futures Exchange jumped 251% last month to a record 183,173 contracts from 51,871 contracts in August 2006, the CFE said Tuesday.

  • Futures: Why They're  Lower Right Now Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 8:53 AM ET

    Futures lower this morning for several reasons: 1) LIBOR (London Interbank Offering Rate) higher in London; this is important becuase a large amount of corporate financing is tied to it. 2) Challenger, Gray & Christmas August job cuts up 85% from July, 21.7% from same period last year.

  • Wheat Extends Lightning Rally, Oil Nears Peaks Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 7:56 AM ET

    Wheat extended its run to record highs on Wednesday as bad news on Australia's crop ignited fresh buying interest, while oil eyed historic peaks and industrial metals rose as inventories fell.

  • Inflation Figures Help Rate Cutters Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 8:53 AM ET

    Inflation numbers are good for those who want a rate cut. The PCE deflator shows moderating inflation. U.S. futures--as well as European bourses--are also rallying because of President Bush's proposal to help homeowners who cannot pay their mortgages.

  • U.S. Wheat Prices Back Off Highs Tuesday, 28 Aug 2007 | 1:46 PM ET

    U.S. wheat futures were mixed at midday Tuesday, coming off their early highs on ideas that U.S. wheat was overpriced, traders said.

  • U.S. corn fell Monday amid prospects for a bountiful harvest in the United States while soybeans recovered from early losses on exporter buying.

  • August may mark the depths of summer vacation season, but it's been getting a bad wrap in recent years on Wall Street. Over the span of just about two-decades, the eighth month of the year has become among the weakest for the S&P 500, according to the Stock Trader's Almanac.

  • Options Outlook: Amazon, Apple and the Dollar Friday, 20 Jul 2007 | 2:47 PM ET

    The flurry of quarterly results is set to continue in the coming week and options trading volume has been pointing to a number of earnings plays that are on the radar of traders.

  • CBOT Expects to Merge Trading Platforms by Early 2008 Tuesday, 10 Jul 2007 | 10:48 AM ET

    CBOT Holdings, the parent of the Chicago Board of Trade, will merge its trading platforms with those of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in the first quarter of next year in an attempt to cut costs, CBOT Chairman Charles Carey told CNBC Tuesday.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Friday, 29 Jun 2007 | 9:12 AM ET

    Stocks may open higher after early weakness on this final day of the second quarter. European markets are mostly lower, and Asia was mixed with Tokyo up 1%. The discovery of an explosive device in a car in London impacted market tone in Europe.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 8:53 AM ET

    Stocks are flat ahead of the opening, though stock markets worldwide are springing higher on the back of Wall Street's gains Wednesday. The focus today is on the Fed.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Wednesday, 27 Jun 2007 | 9:10 AM ET

    Stock futures point lower this morning after a weak showing in equities markets worldwide. European stocks are trading lower, and Asian markets were mostly down overnight. Volatility will no doubt be the tone of the day, as the Fed starts its two-day meeting. Durable goods fell 2.8%, below expectations. The dollar slid after the report and Treasurys rallied.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Tuesday, 26 Jun 2007 | 9:17 AM ET

    Stock futures are perking up this morning after three sessions of selling. Housing starts for May are reported today and there are a few earnings reports to make headlines.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 21 Jun 2007 | 8:59 AM ET

    An uptick in bond yields and rising oil prices are adding pressure to stock futures after yesterday's rocky trading day. Asian stocks were higher overnight, but European markets are wilting this morning.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Wednesday, 20 Jun 2007 | 8:55 AM ET

    Stock futures are laying a firm foundation for a higher opening today, as some big earnings dominate the morning headlines. Morgan Stanley stock is climbing after the firm reported a 41% increase in profit.

  • Drought in Midwest Could Drive Grain Prices Higher Monday, 18 Jun 2007 | 4:25 PM ET

    John Person, president of National Futures.com, told CNBC’s “Power Lunch” that drought could drive grain prices to record highs this summer.

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  • U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen attends a conference of central bankers hosted by the Bank of France in Paris, Nov. 7, 2014.

    A fed funds rate hike will show that the economy "can stand on its own two feet," the Deutsche Bank economist says.

  • The S&P 500 has closed above its 5-day moving average 24 times straight. So what does that mean for the market going forward? Jim Iuorio and Scott Nations discuss with Jackie DeAngelis.

  • As gold support lags is this a signal to sell the precious metal? Not so fast, says Futures Now's Jim Iuorio with a gold play that pays off, but Scott Nations questions the trade.

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