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  • US STOCKS-Futures up; oil falls on lower IMF forecasts Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:06 AM ET

    *Oil lower again, Halliburton set to report results. *FXCM shares plummet 80 percent, details loan agreement. NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. stock index futures rose modestly on Tuesday as lower growth forecasts from the International Monetary Fund spurred hopes that central banks would take more aggressive policy stances to accelerate economic improvement.

  • LONDON, Jan 20- Gold rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday to its highest since early September, as uncertainty about how extensive a stimulus programme the European Central Bank will announce on Thursday drove investors into less risky assets. Spot gold was up 1.2 percent at $1,292.20 at 1019 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for February delivery were up $16 an ounce at...

  • Oil markets open cautiously ahead of China GDP data Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 8:35 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Jan 20- Oil markets opened to cautious trading in Asia on Tuesday ahead of data expected to show China's economy grew at the slowest pace in 24 years in 2014, stoking worries in energy markets already suffering from slowing demand and oversupply. Brent crude futures were trading at $48.90 per barrel at 0115 GMT, close to their last settlement, while U.S....

  • TOKYO, Jan 20- U.S. crude futures were little changed on Tuesday, holding below $48 a barrel, as the market awaited data expected to show a slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy China. *NYMEX crude for February delivery was down $1.11 at $47.58 a barrel by 2348 GMT, little changed from late trading on Monday. *Iran's oil minister said on Monday that...

  • Global forces threaten corporate America Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Investors must now answer a serious question plaguing markets: How long can America continue to shine in a dull world?

  • Brent crude futures, a major driver for Russian assets since oil is Russia's chief export, traded around $50 a barrel, with some support coming from falling U.S. output growth although concerns about global growth weighed. Russia's central bank on Monday offered up to $17 billion in foreign currency repos, with $7 billion offered in one-month repos and $10...

  • *Gold specs lift net long position for 3rd week. LONDON, Jan 19- Gold edged lower on Monday as investors cashed in some of the previous week's hefty gains, but prices remained near four-month highs as volatility in the wider markets boosted the metal's appeal as a haven from risk. Spot gold was down 0.3 percent at $1,276.10 an ounce at 1015 GMT, while U.S. gold futures...

  • *Brent crude futures drop back below $50 a barrel. *Prices to be in $60- 80 a barrel range until 2020- analyst. In Europe, the main event of the week will be Thursday's meeting of the European Central Bank, which is considered almost certain to see the launch of a government bond-buying campaign, pointing to further euro falls against the dollar as well as to downward...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 19- U.S. crude futures dropped towards $48 a barrel on Monday after last week rising for the first time in eight weeks, with weak Chinese housing data keeping prices under pressure. *U.S. crude for February delivery was off 14 cents at $48.55 a barrel by 0101 GMT, after hitting a low of $48.37. *Oil prices ended marginally firmer last week after the...

  • SYDNEY, Jan 19- Asian share markets were looking to edge higher on Monday, though anxious investors were wary of being disappointed yet again by economic news from China and policy stimulus in the euro zone. Oil prices started with a soft tone as Brent crude futures eased 29 cents to $49.88, while U.S. crude lost 31 cents to $48.38 a barrel. MSCI's broadest index of...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 16- U.S. stocks rallied on Friday after five sessions of losses, helped by a sharp rebound in energy shares and data that signaled the U.S. economy was on track for solid growth. U.S. crude oil futures settled up 5.3 percent after the International Energy Agency forecast the market downtrend would end. "You had a pretty strong consumer confidence report...

  • Futures Now: Bottom for yields?  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 12:30 PM ET

    The Futures Now team discusses what's behind the turnaround in the 10-year yield.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 16- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Friday it was reviewing situation of retail forex broker FXCM, whose stock tumbled nearly 90 percent after losses related to the sharp appreciation of the Swiss franc. "We are reviewing the company's situation," a spokeswoman for the regulator said. She declined to give further detail.

  • Rough start for IPOs after offering hiatus Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 10:27 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The volatile start to the year is spilling into the IPO market, which is beginning to price new products after a one-month hiatus.

  • *Intel shares down after guidance disappoints. NEW YORK, Jan 16- U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday, following five straight days of losses for major indexes, as markets continue to absorb the shock of Switzerland's move to ditch its currency cap. *Shares of FXCM Inc, one of the biggest platforms catering to online and retail traders of currencies, tumbled 70...

  • *Intel shares down after guidance disappoints. NEW YORK, Jan 16- U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Friday, following five straight days of losses for major indexes, setting Wall Street up for its fourth negative week out of the past six. *Intel shares fell 2.3 percent in light premarket trading a day after the chipmaker gave a disappointing forecast for revenue...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 16- Brent crude oil futures rose above $49 a barrel on Friday as the IEA said the tide of recent price slumps may turn, although analysts said a strong rebound anytime soon was unlikely as global output continues to outweigh demand. Oil prices have dropped by more than half since last June as production around the world has soared while demand slows,...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 16- Brent crude oil futures edged higher on Friday, holding above $48 a barrel as analysts said prices were well supported around current levels, although few expect a strong rebound anytime soon as global output continues to outweigh demand. Benchmark Brent crude futures were trading at $48.38 per barrel at 0802 GMT, up 11 cents since their last...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 16- Brent futures edged higher on Friday, holding above $48 a barrel on positive technical price momentum, although few analysts expect a strong rebound anytime soon as global output continues to outweigh demand. "Therefore, we expect crude prices to trade range bound between $44.75- $50.69 for WTI Mar'15 and $46.4- 52.89 for Brent Mar' 15.".

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 16- U.S. crude futures hovered above $46 a barrel on Friday after sliding almost 5 percent in the session before amid a shaky demand outlook, putting oil prices on course for an eighth straight week of losses. *U.S. crude for February delivery was little changed at $46.34 a barrel by 0005 GMT. *Brent oil for February, which expired on Thursday, lost $1.02 in...

Futures Now

  • Investors often think stimulative central bank policies will boost gold. But the ECB may actually put a damper on gold.

  • Marc Chandler says that the euro will continue to sink against the dollar. But that doesn't mean we're witnessing some "currency war."

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders weigh in on the bounce back in the S&P as stocks surge after the ECB's QE decision and markets digest earnings. And Iourio has a mini-trade that targets the S&P at 2060.

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