SEOUL, Jan 29- U.S. crude futures were trading near 6- year lows just below $44.50 a barrel in early Asian trade on Thursday, remaining under pressure after data showing U.S. crude stocks surged to their highest on record. *U.S. crude's front-month contract shed 1 cent at $44.44 a barrel as of 0000 GMT. *Benchmark Brent crude closed down $1.13, or 2.3 percent, at $48.47,...» Read More
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Gold passed $1,400 today in light of weak economic data and could continue higher. The draw on gasoline inventories helped push prices higher, and natural gas hovered around the $4 mark.
What should investors do with equity markets at record highs? Here is a recap of trade tips from today.
Victor Shum, Vice-President of IHS Energy Insight discusses the latest trends in oil prices and tells investors what they can expect from the OPEC meeting later this week.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was up on the day, largely due to the increasing tensions in the Middle East. Gold has climbed above $1,400, but can it stay there?
Shailaja Nair, associate editorial director at Platts, discusses the upcoming OPEC meeting, expected oil production and prices, and how Nigeria and Algeria need oil prices to stay above the $100 level.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The hurricane forecast is for 7 to 11 hurricanes this season, which could be bullish for the energy markets. Nat gas was up on the day because storage levels rose less than expected.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Traders remain focused firmly on tomorrow's testimony from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. And expectations for this week's oil inventories.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look factors that contributed to the major reversal in precious metals on Monday and what sent oil prices to a 7-week high. She also discusses events in the the coming days that could impact the price action in energy and metals.
Brian Stutland explains why options traders are betting big on oil refiners.
Mitsui, Mitsubishi and Nippon Yusen reached a joint venture agreement with the U.S. firm Sempra Energy. The project, estimated to cost $10 billion, plans to produce 12 million tons of liquefied natural gas a year by 2017, or equivalent to 10% of annual Japanese demand. The Nikkei's Sachiko Kishida reports.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. After the dollar slipped, oil and gasoline futures climbed a bit. Nat gas was down on a bigger-than-expected build. A mixed picture in the metals markets, as well.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs says negative economic data from Europe put pressure on commodities overall. Prices at the pump are 12 cents below where they were a year ago.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports the latest numbers on energy supplies from the EIA Inventory Report.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.
Gary Clark, analyst at Roubini Global Economics, expects near-term fundamental weakness in crude oil pricing but sees spreads widening come summer as demand picks up.
Victor Shum, VP of IHS Energy Insight gives his advice on how to play the oil market in the coming year.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was lower on the day, while gold dipped and came back later in the day.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Traders appear more enamored with stocks than commodities, she says. Record crude supplies are pressuring prices downward. And gold is still under pressure.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson has the latest numbers on natural gas supplies, as prices hit a one-month low of $3.88.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.