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  • NEW YORK, Jan 17- Bitcoin was seen as coming to the big leagues with the launch of U.S. futures trading in December. On Wednesday, the official auction price for bitcoin on the Gemini Exchange was $10,900, compared with an auction price of $17,285.89, on Dec. 11, the first full day of Cboe bitcoin futures trading. Speculators' net short position on bitcoin Cboe futures...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 17- Oil prices ended higher on Wednesday ahead of the release of U.S. government data that was expected to show a ninth straight weekly drawdown in crude inventories. Brent futures settled 23 cents higher at $69.38 a barrel while U.S. Both contracts climbed to their highest levels since December 2014 this week with Brent reaching $70.37 on Monday and...

  • WEDNESDAY 4 P.M. E.T. AUCTION PRICE FOR BITCOIN DOWN 36.9 PCT FROM AUCTION PRICE ON DEC 11, THE FIRST FULL DAY OF CBOE BITCION FUTURES TRADING.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 17- The slide in bitcoin's price in recent weeks has favored bearish bets on the cryptocurrency, and with January futures expiring on Wednesday, speculators who had loaded up on bearish positions in front-month contracts will reap big gains. Bitcoin futures started trading on Cboe Global Markets' Cboe Futures Exchange on Dec. 10, and since then the...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 17- U.S. corn futures climbed more than 1 percent on Wednesday on short-covering and technical buying after recent contract lows and on expectations that a weaker U.S. dollar may revive slumping export demand. "This is textbook short covering from the funds at a time of year when they aren't really used to being very short corn," said Ted Seifried,...

  • Bitcoin futures tumble

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the volatility in bitcoin futures with the "Futures Now" traders.

  • Brent futures rose 12 cents to $69.27 a barrel as of 12:31 p.m. EST, while U.S. Both contracts climbed to their highest levels since December 2014 this week with Brent reaching $70.37 on Monday and WTI up to $64.89 on Tuesday. Movements in oil prices have been muted in todays session as market participants look ahead to the upcoming oil inventory report from the...

  • Brent futures were up 1 cent at $69.16 a barrel by 10:59 a.m. EST, while U.S. Both contracts climbed to their highest levels since December 2014 this week with Brent reaching $70.37 on Monday and WTI up to $64.89 on Tuesday. Movements in oil prices have been muted in todays session as market participants look ahead to the upcoming oil inventory report from the...

  • Photo illustration of Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange website taken September 27, 2017.

    Wells Fargo's Chris Harvey believes investors are underestimating the collateral damage from a cryptocurrency implosion.

  • Tighter fundamentals have lifted both crude futures benchmarks about 13 percent above levels in early December, helped by production curbs by OPEC and Russia, as well as by healthy demand growth. Brent crude futures were at $68.90 a barrel at 1314 GMT, down 25 cents from the last close, after hitting $69.37. "Currently there is no reason to believe that there has...

  • Jan 17- U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street on Wednesday as investors assessed earnings of Bank of America and U.S. Goldman Sachs, which has flagged a $5 billion charge in the quarter related to the new tax law, rose 0.8 percent ahead of its results. Wall Street slipped after a strong start on Tuesday as weakness in GE and lower oil and commodity...

  • Despite all the hype, volumes and open interest have been fairly small in Cboe and CME bitcoin contracts.

  • Tighter fundamentals have lifted both crude futures benchmarks about 13 percent above levels in early December, helped by production curbs by OPEC and Russia, as well as by healthy demand growth. Brent crude futures were at $69.94 a barrel at 0946 GMT, down 21 cents from the last close, after hitting $69.37. "Currently there is no reason to believe that there has...

  • Tighter fundamentals have lifted both crude futures benchmarks about 13 percent above levels in early December, helped by production curbs by OPEC and Russia, as well as by healthy demand growth. Brent crude futures were at $69.23 a barrel at 0808 GMT, up 8 cents from their last close, but down from a high of $69.37 earlier in the day. West Texas Intermediate crude...

  • *Resource shares lead losses in Asia as oil dips on profit-taking. European shares were expected to dip, with futures pointing to a fall of 0.3 percent in Germany's Dax, 0.4 percent in France's Cac and 0.2 percent in Britain's FTSE. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan retreated 0.3 percent from its record high as resource shares declined...

  • *Resource shares lead losses in Asia as oil dips on profit-taking. European shares were expected to dip, with futures pointing to a fall of 0.3 percent in Germany's Dax, 0.4 percent in France's Cac and 0.2 percent in Britain's FTSE. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan retreated 0.3 percent from its record high as resource shares declined...

  • The tighter fundamentals lifted both crude futures benchmarks about 13 percent above levels in early December, helped by production curbs by OPEC and Russia, as well as by healthy demand growth. Brent crude futures were at $69.07 a barrel at 0441 GMT, down from a high of $69.37 earlier in the day and 18 cents below their last close. Brent on Monday rose to $70.37 a...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 17- Chicago wheat futures were little changed on Wednesday, with the market trading near last session's one-month low as ample global supplies and higher than previously expected U.S. winter crop planting kept a lid on prices. Soybeans ticked lower, giving up some of the gains recorded in the previous session which had lifted prices to a one-week...

  • BEIJING, Jan 17- Shanghai aluminum prices extended declines into a second day on Wednesday as improving weather conditions smoothed the flow of ingots from China's remote northwestern Xinjiang region to the east of the country. *SHANGHAI ALUMINIUM: The most-traded March contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange was down 1.6 pct at 14,655 yuan a tonne at 0224...

  • BEIJING, Jan 17- Shanghai aluminium prices extended declines into a second day on Wednesday as improving weather conditions smoothed the flow of ingots from China's remote northwestern Xinjiang region to the east of the country. *SHANGHAI ALUMINIUM: The most-traded March contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange was down 1.6 pct at 14,655 yuan a tonne at 0224...

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