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  Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 11:36 AM ET

Are You Buying or Selling Crude Right Now?

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Brent crude oil slipped to a six-week low below $110 per barrel on Friday, weighed down by growth worries as political gridlock brought the prospect of massive U.S. government spending cuts and on disappointing European industrial data.

(Read More: Technical Indicators Turn Traders Bearish on Crude Oil)

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  Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 11:04 AM ET

Pro: Crude Could Fall Further

Posted By: Rich Ilczyszyn
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It seems crude could fall further.

The price of crude oil dropped sharply Friday morning after seeing new swing lows and a close below the 200-day moving average. This market is poised for another leg lower, as the U.S. dollar is making new swing highs, and putting extreme pressure on commodity prices.

(Poll: Are You Buying or Selling Crude Right Now?)

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  Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 3:57 PM ET

Technical Indicators Turn Traders Bearish on Crude Oil

Posted By: Drew Sandholm

Brent crude slipped again on Thursday, posting its steepest monthly drop since October, having declined by around $7 a barrel in the last three weeks. To some traders on the floor of the exchanges in Chicago and New York, it seems as though crude will only continue to fall.

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  Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 11:27 AM ET

Will Bonds or Stocks Break First?

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Stocks moved between small gains and losses Thursday, with the Dow within 100 points of hitting an all-time closing high, as investors digested a batch of mixed economic reports and following two days of sharp gains.

(Read More: Even in 'Weak Link' February, Rally Continues)

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  Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 11:04 AM ET

Pro: The Level of Truth for Gold

Posted By: Rich Ilczyszyn

If the stock market continues to move higher, gold could continue to struggle.

In the last couple of days, we have identified a important correlation between the two. When the S&P 500 index plunged from 1,524 to 1,484 on February 25, we noticed a rush for safe havens, including bonds, the U.S. dollar, the yen and finally, gold.

(Read More: Gold On Track for Record Monthly Losses)

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  Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 5:28 PM ET

Traders Get Bullish On Gold as Fed Defends QE

Posted By: Drew Sandholm

Gold traded above $1,600 an ounce on Tuesday, its biggest one-day gain in three months, as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke defended the U.S.'s bond-buying stimulus.

(Read More: CNBC Explains Central Banking)

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  Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 11:13 AM ET

Pro: Why It's Time to Get Into Nat Gas

Posted By: Jim Iuorio

Natural gas has been trading in a serious downtrend starting in November, but Monday's upside action constituted a clear breakout from that trend.

So what's behind the strength?

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  Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 12:35 PM ET

Will Ben Bernanke Help or Hurt Gold Tomorrow?

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It's all about the Fed.

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is expected to deliver his semiannual testimony on monetary policy to the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, followed by an appearance before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday.

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  Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 10:59 AM ET

Why Gasoline Won't Hit $5 This Year: Pro

Posted By: Anthony Grisanti
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Over the last couple of weeks, there has been a lot of talk about whether gas prices will hit the $5 per gallon mark around the country this summer. I think the probability of that is very low. There will certainly be isolated parts of the country in which five is the first number you see when you go to fill up, but even that should be short-lived.

Don't get me wrong — it won't be the days of $3 per gallon, either. I think the price you will see will be in the $4.20 to $4.40 range, but only for a few weeks, before it settles down to $3.90 to $4.10.

(Poll: Will We See $5 Gasoline This Year?)

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  Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 12:22 PM ET

What’s the Next Stop for Crude?

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In a mixed inventory report, U.S. crude inventories beat expectations to rise 4.14 million barrels while U.S. gasoline inventories fell 2.88 million barrels, the U.S. Energy Information Agency reported on Thursday.

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