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Commodities Futures

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- U.S. crude oil stockpiles rose last week for a seventh straight week but less than forecast, while gasoline inventories fell far more than expected as refineries cut output, the Energy Information Administration said on Thursday. By 11:30 a.m. EST or half an hour after the report, however, U.S. crude futures pared gains to 1.5 percent at $54.40 a...

  • U.S. CRUDE, BRENT FUTURES EXTEND GAINS AFTER EIA INVENTORY DATA.

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 23- Yields on Brazilian interest rate futures narrowed on Thursday after the country's central bank signaled it could accelerate the pace of cuts to lift the economy from a deep recession. After the market close on Wednesday, central bank policymakers voted to cut the benchmark Selic rate by 75 basis points for the second straight time to 12.25...

  • Feb 23- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday as investors digested the minutes of the Federal Reserve's most recent meeting, which pointed to an interest rate hike "fairly soon." *Fed members also expressed concerns about the uncertainty surrounding President Donald Trump's policies, such as tax cuts and regulatory rollbacks, and the effect...

  • LONDON, Feb 23- Germany is not worried by the strong demand for its short-dated government bonds but would be willing to issue extra debt if it saw signs of a squeeze that made futures contracts difficult to fulfill, a spokeswoman for its debt office said. The European Central Bank's bond-buying program and upcoming regulatory changes have helped drive...

  • *LME gold, silver contracts to launch on June 5. LONDON, Feb 23- The London Metal Exchange has reached a 50:50 revenue-sharing deal with a company founded by a group of banks to promote trade in its new gold futures contracts, sources said, aiming to overcome market skepticism surrounding their launch in June. But in this case, the LME has opted for a radical departure...

  • *USDA expected to raise forecast for soybean plantings. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.3 percent to $10.25-1/ 2 a bushel, having earlier hit a low of $10.22 a bushel- the lowest since Feb. 1. "There are bumper supplies in South America, while the U.S. Department of Agriculture is expected to report an increase in plantings.

  • SYDNEY, Feb 23- U.S. soybeans edged higher on Thursday, rebounding from a three-week low touched earlier in the session, with market sentiment likely to be driven by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. crop planting forecasts due later in the day. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.3 percent to $10.25-3/ 4 a bushel, having...

  • Feb 23- Gold prices held steady on Thursday as the U.S. dollar firmed following overnight losses after the release of minutes from the last U.S. *Spot gold had crept down 0.1 percent to $1,236.30. per ounce at 0109 GMT, while U.S. gold futures rose 0.4.

  • DISTILLATE FUTURES PARE LOSSES AFTER BIGGER THAN EXPECTED DRAW.

  • U.S. CRUDE FUTURES PARES LOSSES AFTER SURPRISE DRAW.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 22- Gold turned higher as the dollar shifted lower on Wednesday, after minutes from the last U.S. 2:56 p.m. EST, while U.S. gold futures settled down 0.5 percent at $1,233.30, prior to the release of the minutes. "Gold rallied after the January Fed minutes suggested that voting members were relaxed about having' ample' time to respond to inflation...

  • BRENT CRUDE FUTURES EXTENDS LOSSES, FALLS $1 A BARREL.

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 22- Yields on Brazilian interest rate futures were nearly unchanged on Wednesday as traders bet the central bank would maintain its pace of rate cuts later in the day. Still, traders said the odds of a steeper cut at the central bank's April meeting have been growing as Brazil's economic recovery struggles to take hold. Brazil's benchmark Bovespa...

  • People walk past the New York Stock Exchange in New York City.

    The so-called godfather of the charts believes the Trump rally's "honeymoon period" isn't over yet.

  • *The Fed will release the minutes of its Jan. 31- Feb. 1 meeting at 2:00 p.m. ET, which could offer clues on whether the central bank will raise rates in March. *Policymakers, including Fed Chair Janet Yellen, have been stoking the possibility of a rate hike sooner than later. *Also on investors' minds is how the Fed views uncertainty regarding economic policy under...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Feb 22- Something is not quite adding up in China's iron and steel markets, with the reasons for the current rally in prices for both commodities jarring uncomfortably with actual data. Iron ore futures on the Dalian Commodity Exchange on Tuesday hit the highest since the contract was launched in 2013, reaching an intraday peak of 741.5...

  • *Spot gold looks neutral in $1,233- $1,240 range- technicals. Spot gold had dropped 0.2 percent to $1,233.41 per ounce by 0645 GMT, while U.S. gold futures fell 0.4. "Although U.S inflation has risen, the expectation of a rate hike in March is not very high," said Jiang Shu, chief analyst at Shandong Gold Group.

  • Fed Chair Janet Yellen (l), and Donald Trump (r).

    One Trump critic believes the Fed could be partly to blame for his election.

  • Acampora: The Trump rally is history repeating itself

    Godfather of the charts Ralph Acampora tells CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis that the Trump rally mirrors another market rise from a previous administration.

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