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  • Futures Now: Yields dip on Yellen  Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:36 PM ET

    The Futures Now team discuss how Janet Yellen's dovish tone impacted the bond trade.

  • Waiting for Yellen Q&A, but QE helping elsewhere Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 10:21 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve building in Washington.

    As investors await word on U.S. interest rate increases, quantitative easing certainly seems to be helping stock markets in Europe and Japan.

  • AND BRENT CRUDE OIL FUTURES JUMP HIGHER, U.S.

  • US STOCKS-Futures flat with Yellen on tap Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 7:51 AM ET

    *Yellen's two-day testimony before Congress to start at 10 a.m.. NEW YORK, Feb 24- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 holding near record levels ahead of testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and a flurry of economic data. *Yellen will give the central bank's semi-annual Monetary Policy Report to the Senate...

  • A Reuters survey forecast figures from the American Petroleum Institute on Tuesday, and the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration, due to be published on Wednesday, would show U.S. crude stocks increased by 4 million barrels to a record high last week. Brent futures for April were down 50 cents at $58.40 a barrel by 0910 GMT, while U.S. crude...

  • Feb 23- The U.S. Department of Justice and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission are investigating at least 10 major banks for a possible rigging of precious-metals markets, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people close to the inquiries. The banks under scrutiny are HSBC, Bank of Nova Scotia, Barclays PLC, Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank AG,...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 24- U.S. crude held steady in early Asian trade on Tuesday after dropping below $50 a barrel the session before, while heating oil futures had jumped 5 percent in the United States due to operational problems at major refineries there. *U.S. crude for April delivery was trading 3 cents higher at $49.48 a barrel at 0018 GMT. *Royal Dutch Shell Plc is...

  • *Nigeria plans OPEC emergency meeting if selloff doesn't stop- FT. NEW YORK, Feb 23- Crude oil futures fell more than 2 percent on Monday as investors worried about oversupply and a strong dollar, but heating oil futures jumped 5 percent due to operational problems at major U.S. refineries. Crude was down for almost the whole trading session, rising briefly after the...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 23- Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs finished higher on Monday on strong cash prices and the resumption of cargo loading following Friday's West Coast port labor agreement, traders said. Monday morning's average market-ready or cash hog price in Iowa/ Minnesota surged $3.29 per hundredweight from Friday to $63.01, the U.S. Department of...

  • You should support Obama's new broker rules Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 3:01 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    New rules would require brokers to follow "fiduciary" standard.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- Crude oil futures were lower on Monday as investors worried about oversupply and a strong dollar, but heating oil jumped about 6 percent for a second straight day due operational problems at major U.S. refineries. "It's a worry of high supplies with crude and tight supplies with heating oil," said Gene McGillian, senior analyst at Tradition Energy in...

  • While waiting for Yellen, markets hit new highs Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 10:06 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference December 17, 2014 at the headquarters of Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, DC.

    Investors will be looking for clues later this week as to when the Fed will hike interest rates. They're sounding a bullish note in the meantime.

  • LONDON, Feb 23- Oil prices fell on Monday as worries about oversupply and a further rise in dollar exchange rates pushed Brent futures down by over a dollar to around $59 a barrel. This frames the stage for lower prices in 1 Q15, "said Bank of America Merrill Lynch d in a note. Brent crude was trading $1.07 lower at $59.14 at 1430 GMT.

  • LONDON, Feb 23- Oil prices fell more than a dollar on Monday as worries about oversupply and a strong dollar pushed Brent futures to around $58.50 a barrel and U.S. contracts below $49 a barrel. "The term structure of oil continues to weaken and inventories keep piling up," Bank of America Merrill Lynch said in a note. Brent crude was trading $1.66 lower at $58.56 at 1326...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Monday, after the Dow and S&P closed at records on the heels of an agreement by euro zone finance ministers to extend Greece's bailout by four months provided it draws up a list of reforms. *Greece will present its economic reform plans on Monday to seal the euro zone financial lifeline, but the government drew...

  • LONDON, Feb 23- Oil prices fell on Monday as worries about oversupply in North America and a strong dollar pushed Brent futures towards $59 a barrel and U.S. contracts below $49 a barrel. "The term structure of oil continues to weaken and inventories keep piling up," Bank of America Merrill Lynch said in a note. Brent crude was trading $1 lower at $59.34 at 1123 GMT.

  • *Morgan Stanley, Barclays, ANZ expect lower prices. SINGAPORE, Feb 23- Oil prices dipped on Monday on worries about oversupply in North America, with Brent futures testing support around $60 a barrel and U.S. contracts hovering around $50.70. WTI crude futures were trading down 9 cents at $50.72 a barrel by 0745 GMT.

  • *Record U.S. stocks to put pressure on prices- Morgan Stanley. SINGAPORE, Feb 23- Oil prices dipped on Monday on worries about oversupply in North America, with Brent futures testing support around $60 a barrel and U.S. contracts hovering around $50.50. Similar to last year, growing U.S. and Canadian production combined with refinery maintenance and an only...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 23- Oil prices rose on Monday along with global markets, lifted by optimism that another euro zone crisis over Greek debt had been averted for now, although analysts said that crude markets remained oversupplied. Benchmark Brent crude futures were trading at $60.34 a barrel by 0532 GMT, up 12 cents from their last settlement, while U.S.

  • *Brent/WTI spread at $9.50 a barrel. SINGAPORE, Feb 23- Oil prices edged up after early falls on Monday as parts of Asia returned from the Lunar New Year holiday, with Brent futures moving further away from $60 a barrel and U.S. contracts moving towards $51. Benchmark Brent crude futures were trading at $60.39. at 0201 GMT, up 17 cents from their last settlement, while...

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