CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was up slightly on the day in spite of a 10 million barrel build. Nat gas remained over $4.50, and gold was up a bit at the close.» Read More
Stocks wavered Thursday after mixed economic reports.
*New Zealand dollar hovers near 2 1/ 2- yr high. NEW YORK, March 27- The dollar edged higher against the euro and the yen on Thursday after upbeat U.S. economic data, while the New Zealand dollar hovered near a 2-1/ 2- year high after economic data and hints that the country's central bank could raise interest rates.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and why the dollar/yen trade will give investors a clue on the direction of interest rates.
Stock futures fell after data.
Aaron Smith, Managing Director at Pecora Capital, explains the factors behind his bullish call.
The dollar edged higher against the euro and the yen after upbeat U.S. economic data.
Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist at FXCM, says the EUR/USD and the USD/CAD currency pairs could receive a boost as concerns about the U.S. economy subside.
Possible changes in policies by the Fed and the Bank of Japan could lead dollar-yen to hit 108 over the next 12 months, says Eric Viloria, Currency Strategist at Wells Fargo Securities.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was up on the day, while nat gas sold off today after the "Nor'easter" never materialized. Gold lost more ground today, and copper saw some selling pressure today.
The final quarter of 2013 had S&P 500 companies spending $214.4 billion on buybacks and cash dividends, according to new figures.
U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as Ukraine back in focus.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the Treasury market. Look for arbitrage activity between the U.S. 10-year and the 10-year bund, says Santelli.
Stock futures climbed on Wednesday, after orders for U.S. durable-goods rose more than expected.
Jeremy Stretch, Head of FX Strategy at CIBC, discusses why a better-than-expected U.S. consumer sentiment report failed to spur a rally in the greenback.
The euro fell on Wednesday, with investors wary after European Central Bank officials ramped up efforts to talk down the currency, with arguably its most hawkish member hinting at a radical softening of monetary policy.
Robust equity inflows into the euro zone will continue to support a strong euro, says Jens Nordvig, Global Head of Currency Strategy at Nomura.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was down slightly on the day, while nat gas spiked as another "Nor'easter" bears down on the northeast. Meanwhile, gold hit a five-week low and copper was up slightly on the day.
Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, says it is time to buy U.S. dollars, as the ECB attempts to talk the euro down, and an interest rate hike from the U.S. Federal Reserve nears.
Stocks climbed on Tuesday after consumer confidence hit a six-year high in March.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.