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    The Futures Now team discusses where gold goes next, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services.

  • CHICAGO, April 29- Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures weakened on Friday, weighed down by some end-of-month profit-taking as well as signs that supplies on the cash market remained ample, traders said. CME Group on Thursday evening reported 527 deliveries against the expiring CBOT May soybean contract. At 10:50 a.m. CDT, CBOT July soybeans were down 1-1/ 2...

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    CNBC's Bob Pisani explores the old investment adage of "sell in May and go away" to find any trends that could help you make money.

  • *OPEC output near record high in April. Brent futures were trading at $48.26 a barrel at 1351 GMT, up 12 cents from their last close. "The issue is that we haven't seen price rallies... correlate with fundamentals," said Hamza Khan, senior commodity strategist at ING.

  • SHANGHAI, April 29- Liu Shiyu, China's new securities regulator, faces his first big test as markets watch how he handles a speculative bubble in commodities futures exchanges. Liu's predecessor lost his job earlier this year over his mishandling of China's months-long stock market rout. Liu was appointed in February to head the China Securities Regulatory...

  • By Libby George and Karolin Schaps. LONDON, April 29- Brent crude was heading for its biggest monthly rise in seven years on Friday, touching fresh 2016 highs as a weak dollar and falling U.S. production tempered concerns about a lingering excess of physical oil. Brent futures were trading at $48.26 a barrel at 1211 GMT, up 12 cents from their last close.

  • April 29- Nasdaq futures were lower on Friday, weighed down by a fall in tech stocks, while S&P and Dow futures were little changed as a jump in oil prices helped limit losses. *Economists polled by Reuters expect two increases this year but futures prices show traders do not expect rates to rise until late 2016, according to CME Group's FedWatch.

  • *Venezuela output to fall, state may face default- analysts. LONDON, April 29- Brent crude reached fresh 2016 highs on Friday and was poised for its biggest monthly gain in seven years as a weak dollar and falling U.S. production tempered concerns about a lingering excess of physical oil. Brent futures were trading at $48.35 a barrel at 0949 GMT, up 21 cents from their...

  • LONDON, April 29- Gold hit a seven-week peak on Friday and silver its highest since January last year as the Bank of Japan's decision the previous day to hold off expanding monetary stimulus weighed on stock markets and the dollar. Spot gold was up 0.7 percent at $1,274.52 an ounce at 0930 GMT, having earlier peaked at $1,280.60 an ounce. U.S. gold futures for June...

  • *Comes despite China's efforts to control speculative trading. MANILA/ SHANGHAI, April 29- Commodity futures linked to China's vast steel sector rebounded sharply on Friday, led by iron ore and rebar, as robust construction demand spurred buying even as the country's regulator ordered exchanges to rein in speculative trading. Big bets on Chinese commodities...

  • With Japan on holiday, speculators drove the yen through 107.00 per dollar for the first time since October 2014. Often seen as a sign of broader risk aversion among investors, the move coupled with a decline on Wall Street overnight to pushed Asian and European stocks into the red. U.S. futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street.

  • *Comes despite China's efforts to control speculative trading. MANILA/ SHANGHAI, April 29- Commodity futures linked to China's vast steel sector rebounded sharply on Friday, led by iron ore and rebar, as robust construction demand spurred buying even as the country's regulator ordered exchanges to rein in speculative trading. In response, the exchanges in...

  • SYDNEY, April 29- U.S. soybeans edged down on Friday after climbing to a more than one-year high in the previous session, although prices remained on track for a third straight weekly gain on concerns about production losses in South America. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.6 percent to $10.21-3/ 4 a bushel by 0243 GMT.

  • SINGAPORE, April 29- London copper edged lower on Friday, with the market on track for a weekly decline on negative sentiment after China moved to clamp down on speculative trading. *The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange added 0.5 percent to 37,430 yuan a tonne. *In response, commodity futures exchanges in Dalian, Shanghai and Zhengzhou...

  • April 28- Energy Futures Holdings Corp's plan to sell its Oncor power distribution business for about $19 billion to fund its exit from bankruptcy will not close as expected, a company lawyer told a U.S. While Oncor is considered a crown jewel asset, the Public Utility Commission of Texas imposed conditions for approving the deal that have discouraged the...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., April 28- Energy Futures Holdings Corp's plan to sell its Oncor power distribution business for about $19 billion to fund its exit from bankruptcy will not close as expected, a company lawyer told a U.S.

  • CHICAGO, April 28- Two futures traders in the United Arab Emirates banned from U.S. commodity markets last month for the disruptive practice known as "spoofing" faced additional penalties from CME Group Inc on Thursday. The Chicago- based futures exchange operator fined traders Nasim Salim $100,000 and Heet Khara $90,000, and permanently barred both from its...

  • CHICAGO, April 28- U.S. corn futures rose 1.9 percent on Thursday, with concerns about crops in South America spurring export demand for U.S. supplies, traders said. "The exports were a big wake-up call," said Mark Schultz, chief analyst at Northstar Commodity Investment Co.. Chicago Board of Trade May corn futures settled up 6-1/ 4 cents at $3.87 a bushel.

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  • Gold keeps heading higher

    Gold keeps rallying. Is the precious metal headed higher? With CNBC's Bertha Coombs and the Futures Now Traders.

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