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  • *Brent closes down, but off lows at above $60. NEW YORK, Dec 16- Brent crude futures fell for a fifth straight day on Tuesday to end below $60 a barrel while U.S. crude finished a volatile session slightly higher as trading of expiring options helped defend the price above $55. While both markets rebounded from session lows, U.S. crude saw frenzied trading that pushed it...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gasoline drops again  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Another volatile day for crude, which closed up 2 cents on the day.

  • *Moscow stocks plunge, crude trades below $60 a barrel. "If you have a deeply mono-export culture which is linked to oil, then the consequences of much-lower oil prices are quite unfortunate," said Sebastien Galy, senior foreign exchange analyst at Societe Generale in New York. Brent crude trimmed losses to trade just below $60 a barrel after breaking through that...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 16- U.S. crude oil futures bounced off 5-1/ 2- year lows on Tuesday, and hovered around $55 a barrel in volatile trading near that price, with U.S. options set to expire later in the day. Global benchmark Brent crude also pared losses after plumbing a July 2009 low below $59, but remained stuck below $60 a barrel as major oil producers said they were in no rush...

  • *Moscow stock markets plunge, but U.S., Europe turn higher. Brent crude trimmed losses to trade just below $60 a barrel after breaking through that level in a plunge of more than 4 percent to plumb a July 2009 low. "There's a whole lot of things going on, from the options trade in WTI to the position squaring in Brent, that's helping oil prices get some upward traction here,"...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 16- U.S. crude oil futures bounced up off a 5-1/ 2- year low on Tuesday, and hovered around $55 a barrel in volatile trading near that price, with U.S. options set to expire later in the day. Global benchmark Brent crude also pared losses after plumbing a July 2009 low below $59, but Brent remained stuck below $60 a barrel as major oil producers said they were in...

  • Elon Musk is losing out big time on cheap gas prices Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 12:37 PM ET
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    Elon Musk's investments in electric cars and alternative energy is taking a beating due to tumbling gas prices.

  • Oil dislocation clouding emerging markets: Strategist  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    Discussing if the slide in oil prices is a buying opportunity, and its impact to global markets, with Dan Morris TIAA-CREF global investment strategist.

  • Need 'stabilisation' in oil  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    In terms of the drop in oil prices, David Sneddon, managing director and global head of technical analysis at Credit Suisse, says their company is looking for "signs of stabilisation".

  • OPEC's high-stakes poker game  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 10:14 AM ET

    Discussing oil price volatility and where oil will settle, with Francisco Blanch, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 16- U.S. stocks were set to fall at the open on Tuesday as a further slide in crude oil prices and the Russian rouble sent traders fleeing from risky assets on global economic concerns. Brent crude lost more than 3 percent to $58.98 per barrel after hitting a low of $58.50, and U.S. crude was down almost 4 percent at $53.75, near its session low.

  • US STOCKS-Futures tumble as oil, rouble slide further Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 16- U.S. stock index futures fell on Tuesday as a further slide in crude oil prices and the Russian rouble sent traders fleeing from risky assets. Brent crude lost more than 3 percent to $58.96 per barrel after hitting a low of $58.50 and U.S. crude was down almost 3 percent at $54.26 after hitting $53.80. "The market is reflecting a global macro concern...

  • COLUMN-Oil prices are now unsustainably low: Kemp Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 6:46 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 16- Oil prices have now fallen to an unsustainable low level. Futures contracts for Brent and WTI have fallen below $60 and $55 per barrel respectively but many crude producers are receiving much lower prices. Plains Marketing, for example, is now offering just $39.69 per barrel for Williston Basin Sweet crude and less than $50 for a wide range of other...

  • LONDON, Dec 16- Aluminum prices hit their lowest level in two months on Tuesday, while copper also slid after poor industrial data from China, the world's biggest metals consumer, and a further fall in oil prices. Broader market sentiment was soured as Brent oil futures sank towards $59 per barrel for the first time since May 2009, while Russia's central bank raised...

  • Will gold ever regain its shine?  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:10 AM ET

    Guy Wolf, global head of market analytics at Marex Spectron, and Beat Wittmann, senior advisor at Raiffeisen Switzerland, discuss why there is "no place for gold" in today's trading environment.

  • Oil could be back at $100 by end of 2015: Pro  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:25 AM ET

    Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects, says that the oil price could push $100 by the end of 2015, given the potential for a bounce back in demand.

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 16- Oil prices fell on Tuesday, with Brent mired near a 5-1/ 2 year low close to $60 per barrel, as Chinese factory activity slowed for the first time in seven months and stumbling emerging market currencies dented demand expectations. Brent for January delivery was at $60.70 a barrel at 0520 GMT, down 36 cents and close to the 5-1/ 2- year low of $60.20 hit...

  • Oil prices fall as China's factories slow Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 11:23 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Dec 16- Oil prices fell on Tuesday, with Brent mired near a 5-1/ 2 year low close to $60 per barrel, as Chinese factory activity slowed and concerns rose over the health of emerging market economies and their currencies. Brent for January delivery was at $60.81 a barrel at 0420 GMT, down 25 cents and close to the 5-1/ 2- year low of $60.20 hit on Monday.

  • This will spur a recovery in oil prices  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 10:45 PM ET

    Victor Shum, Vice President at IHS Energy Insight, says chances of a U.S. production cut are higher than an OPEC response, which will be the catalyst for a recovery in oil prices.

  • NYMEX-U.S. crude holds near 5-year low below $56/bbl Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    TOKYO, Dec 16- U.S. crude futures were trading on Tuesday below $56 a barrel and near a 5- year low hit in the prior session, dropping for a fifth session after the UAE oil minister said there was no need for an emergency OPEC meeting to support prices. *NYMEX crude for January delivery was down 22 cents at $55.69 a barrel by 2334 GMT, after settling down $1.90, or 3.3...