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CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was up slightly today, because of geopolitical issues around the world. Nat gas dipped on the day, and is now closer to $5 than $6. Gold closed at $1,338, and traders will watch Yellen to see where it's likely headed.
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CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports the latest details on crude oil and natural gas prices and gold's slow grind forward.
NEW YORK, Feb 21- U.S. natural gas futures for March climbed more than 5 percent early Monday to their highest level since December 2008 on forecasts for continued cold before paring gains later in the morning.
Gasoline, natural gas and soybeans were other commodities that attracted huge buying during the week that ended Feb. 18, according to the data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports on a wild week in commodities with nat gas up 22 percent for the week and gold on the rise.
NEW YORK, Feb 21- U.S. natural gas futures edged higher on Friday and rose nearly 18 percent for the week as a severely depleted storage level and projections for yet another bout of freezing weather kept cash prices above $6 per million British thermal units.
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CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Nat gas was slightly lower today. Colder temps on the way kept the price over $6. Crude stayed high, as well, because colder temperatures make it difficult to get oil out of the ground. Gold was slightly lower today, but could still pop based on economic uncertainty.
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CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports natural gas has slightly declined, but still sits over the $6 mark.
NEW YORK, Feb 19- U.S. natural gas futures sprinted past $6 on Wednesday to their highest price in more than five years, ending up nearly 11 percent on forecasts that more late winter cold weather across the United States will increase heating demand and deplete increasingly thin supplies.
Futures soared on forecasts of another polar vortex descending on North America and unusually cold temperatures in March.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The entire energy complex closed up as crude ended the day above $103/barrel. Growing demand in China is one reason. Meanwhile, natural gas climbed above $6, as a colder-than-expected forecast drove prices higher.
Natural gas futures for March delivery settled up 59.8 cents at $6.149 per million British thermal units, after jumping as much as 72.4 cents, or 13 percent, to $6.275 per mmBtu, the highest since December 2008. "This test of $6.00 stinks of speculative involvement," Aaron Calder, senior market analyst with Gelber& Associates in Houston, said in a client note.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports natural gas has hit a 4-year high crossing the $6 dollar mark and experts would not be surprised if it crossed $7.
NEW YORK, Feb 19- U.S. natural gas futures jumped nearly 13 percent on Wednesday to the highest in more than five years, boosted by forecasts for frigid cold weather across the United States that will further increase gas-fired heating demand and deplete supplies.
NATURAL GAS FUTURES RISE 11 PERCENT, BIGGEST ONE-DAY PERCENTAGE GAIN SINCE JUNE 2012.
CNBC's Patti Domm talks about why traders are watching natural gas supplies as prices surge to more than four-year highs.
Natural gas futures for March delivery gained as much as 53.3 cents by late morning, or 9.6 percent, to reach a high of $6.085 per mmBtu, the highest since Jan. 7, 2010, when prices were at $6.108. The 11-15 day forecast points to "ongoing colder than normal conditions" over much of North America, said meteorologists at MDA Weather Services in Gaithersburg, Maryland.