United States Oil (USO) prices are delicately balanced between competing forces

United States Oil (USO) prices are delicately balanced between competing forces

United States Oil (USO) prices are delicately balanced between competing forces Oil prices have generally tracked risk appetite so far this week, dropping sharply on Monday before recovering over the last three days. Wednesday’s rally was supercharged by escalating geopolitical tensions in the Middle East; when asked whether the U.S. would go to war with […]

United States Oil (USO) risks of a slower global economy due to trade wars is acting as a counterweight on crude

United States Oil (USO)  risks of a slower global economy due to trade wars is acting as a counterweight on crude

United States Oil (USO) risks of a slower global economy due to trade wars is acting as a counterweight on crude If not for the trade war, both oil and gasoline prices could be much higher than they are now on rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Analysts say oil could be more than […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Flat, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: Long term prospects for EUR are not bright, given the region’s soft economic fundamentals. But the news on the auto tariff delay is helping the single currency establish support at $1.1200 Growth in China’s industrial output slowed […]

United States Oil (USO) API reportedly showed a stockpile increases of 567,000 barrels

United States Oil (USO) API reportedly showed a stockpile increases of 567,000 barrels

United States Oil (USO) API reportedly showed a stockpile increases of 567,000 barrels The American Petroleum Institute reported late Tuesday that U.S. crude supplies rose by 8.6 million barrels for the week ended May 10, according to sources. The API also reportedly showed a stockpile increases of 567,000 barrels in gasoline and 2.2 million barrels […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Steady, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Notes: The FX (foreign exchange) market showed little reaction to worse-than-expected growth in Chinese industrial output and retail sales for April that underlined the need for Beijing to roll out more stimulus measures to support the world’s 2nd-largest […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

2$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Notes: President Trump increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, as he hiked US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods, and now targets $325-B more. Middle East focus: Saudi Arabia Monday said that 2 […]

United States Oil (USO) investors and traders fretted over global economic growth prospects

United States Oil (USO) investors and traders fretted over global economic growth prospects

United States Oil (USO) investors and traders fretted over global economic growth prospects Oil futures were mixed on Monday, with U.S. crude edging lower, as investors and traders fretted over global economic growth prospects amid a standoff in Sino-U.S. trade talks. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures were at $61.58 per barrel, down 9 cents, or 0.2% at […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

2$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Down Notes: President Trump increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, as he hiked US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods, and now targets $325-B more. The UAE said Sunday that 4 commercial vessels were […]

United States Oil (USO) escalation in the Sino-American trade spat raising the potential to dent energy demand

United States Oil (USO) escalation in the Sino-American trade spat raising the potential to dent energy demand

United States Oil (USO) escalation in the Sino-American trade spat raising the potential to dent energy demand U.S. crude-oil prices declined Thursday, while global benchmark prices ended a few pennies higher, with escalation in the Sino-American trade spat raising the potential to dent energy demand. Those concerns have more than offset the price-supportive weekly decline […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Firm, USD Down, Crude Oil Steady, Stocks Mixed Notes: President Trump has increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, as he hiked US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods 12:01a Friday, and targets $325-B more.. China Vice Premier Liu He is in […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Down, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: And again, President Trump has increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, saying he will hike US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods tat 12:01a Friday, and targets $325-B more.. China wants the tariffs […]

United States Oil (USO) marks lowest finish since the end of March; Brent drops below $70

United States Oil (USO) marks lowest finish since the end of March; Brent drops below $70

United States Oil (USO) marks lowest finish since the end of March; Brent drops below $70 Crude-oil prices fell Tuesday, but settled off the session’s worst levels as increasing tensions between the U.S. and Iran and the threat of disruptions to supplies in the Middle East helped to offset worries that a protracted trade conflict […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

FLASH: Gold Firmed, USD Off, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Notes: Again, President Trump has increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, saying he will hike US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods tat 12:01a this Friday, and targets $325-B more.. China wants the tariffs to be lifted, while President Trump wants to […]

United States Oil (USO) sanctions on oil exporters Iran and Venezuela kept markets on edge while concerns that an escalating Sino-U.S. trade dispute could slow the global economy

United States Oil (USO) sanctions on oil exporters Iran and Venezuela kept markets on edge while concerns that an escalating Sino-U.S. trade dispute could slow the global economy

United States Oil (USO) sanctions on oil exporters Iran and Venezuela kept markets on edge while concerns that an escalating Sino-U.S. trade dispute could slow the global economy Oil prices were mixed on Tuesday as U.S. sanctions on oil exporters Iran and Venezuela kept markets on edge while concerns that an escalating Sino-U.S. trade dispute […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Notes: President Trump Sunday increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, saying he will hike US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods tat 12:01a this Friday, and targets $325-B more.. China wants the tariffs to be lifted, while President Trump wants to keep […]

President Trump Lowered Trade Boom on China and Zero Crude Oil Export Boom on Iran

President Trump Lowered Trade Boom on China and Zero Crude Oil Export Boom on Iran

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: DJIA tested to its 50-Day MA and bounced, as sellers were few and buyers came in and bought the dip. There was no fear in the market from the US-China issues and/or President Trump’s hammering of Iran. Savvy market participants see President Trump’s China goods tariff threat as a […]

United States Oil (USO) Output cuts from Opec likely to continue till end of 2019

United States Oil (USO) Output cuts from Opec likely to continue till end of 2019

United States Oil (USO) Output cuts from Opec likely to continue till end of 2019 Oil prices are expected to trade positive in the near term on the back of Opec production cuts as well as supply disruptions in Iran and Venezuela, analysts said. However, rise in US oil production will continue to weigh on […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Down Notes: President Trump Sunday increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, saying he will hike US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods this Friday, and targets $325-B more soon. The President’s aggressive strategy drew bi-partisan support from US Senate Democratic leader […]

United States Oil (USO) market is view as overpriced

United States Oil (USO) market is view as overpriced

United States Oil (USO) market is view as overpriced U.S. oil futures dropped Thursday to their lowest finish in a month, as record U.S. crude production and rising domestic supplies outweighed concerns over the potential for tighter global supplies in the wake of the expiration of U.S. waivers on Iranian oil sanctions. “The market clearly […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Flat (May Day Holiday) Notes: Investors await US employment figures due later today, which is forecast to show 185,000 net new jobs were added in April and the unemployment rate steady at 3.8% Reflecting investor sentiment in gold, holdings of SPDR Gold Trust, the world’s largest […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Flat (May Day Holiday) Note: USD consolidated in Asia Thursday after recovering from a brief spill overnight when markets were whipsawed by mixed messages on policy from the Fed. There was little immediate reaction to a report the United States and China were nearing a trade […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Off, USD Down, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Flat (May Day Holiday) Note: China and the United States began their latest talks in Beijing on Wednesday aimed at ending a bitter trade dispute, after US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he had a “nice” working dinner the night before with China Vice Premier […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Down, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Note: The quiet start to the week in global equity markets comes ahead of a 2-day meeting of the policy-setting FOMC. The committee is set to release its latest statement at 2:00p EDT (1800 GMT) Wednesday. We have now turned from sentiment where this […]

President Trump Wants Cheap Oil

President Trump Wants Cheap Oil

$USO, $OIL Saudi Arabia needs Crude Oil prices to be higher than what President Trump wants, as the Kingdom increases spending to bolster economic growth. International Monetary Fund (IMF) data released Monday show the world’s biggest Crude Oil exporter needs prices at about $85 bbl to balance its budget this year, up from a forecast […]

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is facing growing pressure as the United States enforces sanctions on United States Oil (USO) exports

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is facing growing pressure as the United States enforces sanctions on United States Oil (USO) exports

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is facing growing pressure as the United States enforces sanctions on United States Oil (USO) exports US sanctions came into effect Sunday to block Venezuela’s economic lifeline of oil exports, in what Washington hopes will be a major blow in its fledgling campaign to topple leftist President Nicolas Maduro. As of […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Note: We have now turned from sentiment where this stock rally was 1 where professionals did not take part in, to a fast paced entry where hedge funds and investors are chasing markets they have been betting against. While the strong US GDP data […]

United States Oil (USO) Iran-pegged crude supply worries persist

United States Oil (USO) Iran-pegged crude supply worries persist

United States Oil (USO) Iran-pegged crude supply worries persist U.S. oil prices finished lower on Thursday, and Brent prices gave up earlier gains to settle lower for the first time in five sessions, with both crude benchmarks marking a retreat from the nearly six-month highs they reached earlier this week. Traders continued to consider the […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Up, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Down Notes: China, the world’s biggest buyer of Iranian oil, this week formally complained to the United States over its unilateral Iran sanctions. Crude Oil output in the United States, which turned into the world’s Top producer last year, last week edged back to its […]

United States Oil (USO) dipped as record U.S. output and rising crude stockpiles dampened the impact on markets of tighter U.S. sanctions

United States Oil (USO) dipped as record U.S. output and rising crude stockpiles dampened the impact on markets of tighter U.S. sanctions

United States Oil (USO) dipped as record U.S. output and rising crude stockpiles dampened the impact on markets of tighter U.S. sanctions Oil prices dipped on Thursday as record U.S. output and rising crude stockpiles dampened the impact on markets of tighter U.S. sanctions on Iran and producer club OPEC’s continued curbs on supply. Brent […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Up, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Down Notes: Crude Oil output in the United States, which turned into the world’s Top producer last year, last week edged back to its record high at 12.2-M BPD, while net imports rose 900,000 BPD, EIA data showed. German business morale deteriorated in April, bucking […]

United States Oil (USO) US secretary of state Mike Pompeo tells the world to ‘err on the side of caution’ over buying oil from Iran

United States Oil (USO)  US secretary of state Mike Pompeo tells the world to ‘err on the side of caution’ over buying oil from Iran

United States Oil (USO) US secretary of state Mike Pompeo tells the world to ‘err on the side of caution’ over buying oil from Iran Oil prices surged to their highest level in six months on global commodity markets after the US said it would take a harder line against countries that breach its oil […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Lower, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: The International Energy Agency (IEA), a watchdog for Crude Oil consuming countries, said in a statement Tuesday that markets are “adequately supplied” and that “global spare production capacity remains at comfortable levels.” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced “that as of May 2, […]

United States Oil (USO) US crackdown on Iran exports

United States Oil (USO) US crackdown on Iran exports

United States Oil (USO) US crackdown on Iran exports US oil prices raced above US$65 (AUD$91) a barrel for the first time since October after the White House pledged to deepen its crackdown on Iran. The Trump administration vowed to bring Iran’s oil exports to “zero” by removing the waivers that previously allowed some countries […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Lower, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Higher Notes: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced “that as of May 2, the State Department will no longer grant sanctions waivers to any country that is currently importing Iranian Crude or condensate.” US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told reporters trade negotiations between the […]

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) underpinned by a surge in oil prices

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) underpinned by a surge in oil prices

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) underpinned by a surge in oil prices USD/CAD has edged lower in the Monday session. In the North American session, the pair is trading at 1.3372, down 0.14% on the day. It’s a quiet start to the week, with no Canadian events. In the U.S., there is only one release. Existing […]

United States Oil (USO) ongoing supply cuts led by producer club OPEC

United States Oil (USO) ongoing supply cuts led by producer club OPEC

United States Oil (USO) ongoing supply cuts led by producer club OPEC Oil prices rose early on Monday, with Brent hitting its highest level since November, driven up by a decline in U.S. drilling activity and ongoing supply cuts led by producer club OPEC. Brent crude futures were at a November 2018 high of $72.58 […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Notes: Following the Good Friday holiday, markets in Britain, Germany and France will remain closed for Easter Monday, while those in the United States will reopen. Brent and US Crude futures surged to 6-month highs on reports that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo […]

United States Oil (USO) prices rises on signs of strong demand from refineries in China

United States Oil (USO) prices rises on signs of strong demand from refineries in China

United States Oil (USO) prices rises on signs of strong demand from refineries in China Oil prices rose for a second day on Wednesday on signs of strong demand from refineries in China, the world’s second-largest crude user, amid tightening supply as producers curtail output and as oil inventories in the United States fell unexpectedly. […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: US Crude Oil inventories fell by 3.1-M bbls in the week ended 12 April to 452.7-M, compared with analysts’ expectations for an increase of 1.7-M bbl, according to data from the American Petroleum Institute (API) released Tuesday. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting […]

Weaker USD Would Help US Workers

Weaker USD Would Help US Workers

$USD, $GLD, $SLV Experts are in a debate on just how does the average American benefit from the USD’s reserve currency status, and would the Buck’s fall from grace have a negative, or positive, impact on the livelihood of the average American worker Economist Steve Keen recently declared that average investors are over-inflating the risks […]

United States Oil (USO) prices edged down after a Russian minister said the nation and OPEC may boost crude output

United States Oil (USO) prices edged down after a Russian minister said the nation and OPEC may boost crude output

United States Oil (USO) prices edged down after a Russian minister said the nation and OPEC may boost crude output Oil prices edged down on Tuesday after a Russian minister said the nation and OPEC may boost crude output to fight the United States for market share, checking a recent rally driven by tighter global […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies including Russia, known as OPEC+, will meet in June to decide whether to continue withholding supply. That comes after they previously agreed to crimp output by 1.2-M BPD from 1 January for 6 months. […]

United States Oil (USO) could see a short-term correction

United States Oil (USO) could see a short-term correction

United States Oil (USO) could see a short-term correction U.S West Texas Intermediate and international-benchmark Brent crude oil futures settled higher last week, but the limited trading range suggests the buying may be slowing. Early in the week, prices rose to their highest levels since November, driven by turmoil in Libya along with ongoing production […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Eased, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Note: Again this week the world’s investors are focused on big bank earnings. Among positive catalysts in the market are a better-than- expected credit and export growth figures from China, a positive kick-off to the earnings season in the United States and hopes of […]

United States Oil (USO) prices firm supported by ongoing supply cuts

United States Oil (USO) prices firm supported by ongoing supply cuts

United States Oil (USO) prices firm supported by ongoing supply cuts Oil prices were firm on Friday, supported by ongoing supply cuts led by producer club OPEC and by U.S. sanctions on petroleum exporters Iran and Venezuela. International Brent crude oil futures were at $71.01 per barrel at 0042 GMT, up 18 cents, or 0.3 percent, from […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Flat, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Note: This week the world’s investors are focused on big bank earnings. Comments from Fed Vice Chairman Richard Clarida that the U.S. economy is in a “good place” but reemphasizing the Fed’s patience on rate hikes, also helped to reassure investors Thursday ahead of […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Eased Note: This week the world’s investors are focused on geopolitical events and big bank earnings. President Trump threatened to impose tariffs on $11-B worth of European Union products, heightening tensions over a long-running transatlantic Airbus subsidy dispute. European Union leaders gave Britain six more months to […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Firm,Stocks Eased Note: This week the world’s investors are focused on geopolitical events and big bank earnings, as the S&P 500 ends 8 day rally with a Fibo recap. Investors will also focus on a European Central Bank (ECB) meeting Wednesday. President Donald Trump threatened to impose […]

United States Oil (USO) sanctions against Iran and Venezuela were also seen pushing up crude prices

United States Oil (USO) sanctions against Iran and Venezuela were also seen pushing up crude prices

United States Oil (USO) sanctions against Iran and Venezuela were also seen pushing up crude prices Oil prices rose to a five-month high on Monday, driven by expectations for tighter global supply from fighting in Libya, OPEC-led cuts and U.S. sanctions against Iran and Venezuela. International benchmark Brent futures were up 69 cents, or 1%, at $71.03 […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Note: This week the world’s investors are focused on geopolitical events and big bank earnings as the S&P 500 continues to drive North Eastern forces Monday were advancing on the Libyan capital Tripoli in the latest of a cycle of warfare since Muammar Gaddafi’s fall in […]

United States Oil (USO) Eyes Glued on Dow and Risk

United States Oil (USO) Eyes Glued on Dow and Risk

United States Oil (USO) Eyes Glued on Dow and Risk The U.S. oil and gas industry is praised by supporters for boosting America to the forefront of global production and attacked by critics who blame it for sowing doubt about the scientific consensus that burning fossil fuels is changing the Earth’s climate. The American Petroleum […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Note: The world’s nvestors are now focused on geopolitical events and big bank earnings. In Asia Gold: Gold prices rose to a 1-week high Monday as USD edged lower, while investors awaited minutes of the Fed’s March FOMC meeting Wednesday. Spot gold gained about 0.4% […]

Sell in May or stay and pray?

Sell in May or stay and pray?

According to the popular but pithy market aphorism, share market investors should “sell in May and go away” to avoid a seasonal downturn. Ah, if only it were that easy! The Gregorian calendar may tick over reliably, but many market watchers now believe the adage is a less than reliable indicator of market performance. The […]

United States Oil (USO) prices have been underpinned by tightening global supplies and signs of demand picking up

United States Oil (USO) prices have been underpinned by tightening global supplies and signs of demand picking up

United States Oil (USO) prices have been underpinned by tightening global supplies and signs of demand picking up Brent oil prices rose on Thursday, topping $70 per barrel for the first time in nearly five months, as expectations of tight global supply outweighed pressure from rising U.S. production and less robust global demand indicators. Brent […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Down, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Steady Note: Investors are now awaiting the US jobs numbers for more signals on the strength of the economy. Reuters reported Saudi Arabia is threatening to sell its Crude Oil in currencies other than USDs if Washington passes a bill exposing OPEC members to US […]

United States Oil (USO) production hits fresh peak

United States Oil (USO) production hits fresh peak

United States Oil (USO) production hits fresh peak U.S. crude oil stockpiles soared unexpectedly last week as imports climbed and production edged higher to a new record, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. Refined fuel inventories fell more than expected, with gasoline drawing down for a seventh straight week, as refining rates remained low, […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Down, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Up Note: The Chinese RMB Yuan will hold its recent gains Vs USD, and likely make a move forward from current marks over the coming year, as optimism about a US-China trade deal offsets anxiety over weak domestic economic growth, a Reuters poll showed. In Asia […]

United States Oil (USO) prices rise for fourth day

United States Oil (USO) prices rise for fourth day

United States Oil (USO) prices rise for fourth day Oil prices rose for a fourth day on Wednesday, with support from OPEC-led supply cuts and U.S. sanctions overshadowing an industry report showing an unexpected rise in U.S. inventories last week. Brent futures rose 35 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $69.72 a barrel by 0207 GMT, after […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Note:  3 of 8 countries granted waivers by Washington to import Crude Oil from Iran have cut the imports to Zero, the improved global market conditions would help reduce Iranian exports further. UK  Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday she would seek another BREXIT […]

United States Oil (USO) rose supported by firm Chinese economic data that eased demand concerns

United States Oil (USO) rose supported by firm Chinese economic data that eased demand concerns

United States Oil (USO) rose supported by firm Chinese economic data that eased demand concerns Oil prices rose to fresh 2019 highs on Tuesday, supported by firm Chinese economic data that eased demand concerns, the possibility of more sanctions on Iran and further Venezuelan supply disruptions. Brent crude rose 32 cents, or 0.5 percent, to […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Note: China’s PMI number was the most significant monthly increase since Y 2012, which should ease concerns around a potential threat to Crude Oil demand. In Asia Gold: Gold prices declined to a more than 3-week lows Tuesday as waning global economic slowdown concerns lifted […]

United States Oil (USO) concerns about supplies outweigh fears of a slowing global economy

United States Oil (USO) concerns about supplies outweigh fears of a slowing global economy

United States Oil (USO) concerns about supplies outweigh fears of a slowing global economy Oil prices rose on Monday, adding to gains in the first quarter when the major benchmarks posted their biggest increases in nearly a decade, as concerns about supplies outweigh fears of a slowing global economy. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Note: USD off 0.1% Vs Key rivals, after hitting its highest since 11 March Friday, while Asian stocks rallied as positive Chinese factory data and signs of progress in US-China trade talks supported sentiment. In Asia Gold: Gold prices up Monday as USD backed off […]

Crude Oil Marks Biggest Quarterly Rise Since 2009

Crude Oil Marks Biggest Quarterly Rise Since 2009

$USO, $OIL FLASH: Crude Oil prices rose about 1% Friday, posting their biggest Quarterly rise in 10 years, as US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela as well as OPEC-led supply cuts overshadowed concerns over a slowing global economy. The May ICE Brent Crude Oil futures contract, which expired Friday, gained 57c, or 0.8%, to settle […]

United States Oil (USO) demand concerns on the back of economic jitters linked to the U.S.-Chinese trade war have capped prices

United States Oil (USO) demand concerns on the back of economic jitters linked to the U.S.-Chinese trade war have capped prices

United States Oil (USO) demand concerns on the back of economic jitters linked to the U.S.-Chinese trade war have capped prices Oil prices settled roughly flat on Thursday, recovering from the day’s worst losses that came shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump called for OPEC to boost crude production to lower prices. “Very important that […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Flat, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Note: Japanese refineries have put a halt on imports of Iranian Crude Oil after buying 15.3-M bbl between January and March ahead of the expiry of a temporary waiver on US sanctions, according to industry sources and data on Refinitiv Eikon. China stock jumped Friday […]

United States Oil (USO) fell after widely watched data showed a surprising increase in U.S. stocks

United States Oil (USO) fell after widely watched data showed a surprising increase in U.S. stocks

United States Oil (USO) fell after widely watched data showed a surprising increase in U.S. stocks Oil prices fell on Thursday, extending losses into a second straight session, after widely watched data showed a surprising increase in U.S. stocks. International Brent crude oil futures were at $67.63 a barrel at 0045 GMT, down 20 cents, […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Flat, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Flat Note: China has made unprecedented proposals in talks with the United States on a range of issues including forced technology transfer as the 2 sides work to overcome remaining obstacles to a deal to end their trade dispute, US officials said Wednesday. In Asia Gold: […]

United States Oil (USO) extending the previous session’s rise

United States Oil (USO)  extending the previous session’s rise

United States Oil (USO) extending the previous session’s rise Oil prices crept up on Wednesday, extending the previous session’s rise, but gains were kept in check amid growing fears over the impact of a global economic slowdown on demand. Brent was up by 17 cents, or 0.3 percent, at $68.14 by 0311 GMT, reversing earlier losses […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: UK Prime Minister Theresa May will address Conservative Party lawmakers, possibly to set out a timetable for her departure, to win support for her 2X-rejected BREXIT deal as the Parliament prepares to vote on a variety of possible options. A senior International Monetary Fund […]

President Trump’s Team Split Over Iran Oil Waivers Ahead Of Next Deadline

President Trump’s Team Split Over Iran Oil Waivers Ahead Of Next Deadline

$USO, $OIL FLASH: This dust-up could get very ‘ugly’ US President Trump’s national security team is deeply divided over whether to let a small group of countries keep buying Iranian Crude Oil after a US deadline on sanctions waivers expires in May. . The division is primarily between John Bolton’s National Security Council and Michael […]

United States Oil (USO) lifted by supply cuts led by producer club OPEC and U.S. sanctions against Iran and Venezuela

United States Oil (USO) lifted by supply cuts led by producer club OPEC and U.S. sanctions against Iran and Venezuela

United States Oil (USO) lifted by supply cuts led by producer club OPEC and U.S. sanctions against Iran and Venezuela Oil prices edged up on Tuesday, lifted by supply cuts led by producer club OPEC and U.S. sanctions against Iran and Venezuela, but signs of a sharp economic slowdown and potentially even a recession kept […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: Market participants are keeping a close watch on the latest round of US-China trade negotiations, scheduled to start Thursday in Beijing, and the next BREXIT vote. British lawmakers will now vote on a range of BREXIT options Wednesday, giving parliament a chance to […]

President Trump Warns Big Oil Not to Vote for Democrats

President Trump Warns Big Oil Not to Vote for Democrats

$USO, $OIL, $BP White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said President Trump recently warned Big Oil officials that they had better hope he wins re-election as the Democrats wage a war against fossil fuels. Mr. Kudlow said that the exchange came as President Trump recently held a closed-door meeting with top business executives at the […]

United States Oil (USO) prices dropped by almost 1 percent

United States Oil (USO) prices dropped by almost 1 percent

United States Oil (USO) prices dropped by almost 1 percent Oil prices dropped by almost 1 percent on Monday, with concerns recession could be looming outweighing supply disruptions from OPEC’s production cutbacks and from U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela. Brent crude oil futures were at $66.56 per barrel at 0410 GMT, down 47 cents, […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: A US trade delegation headed by Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will visit China on 28-29 March which will be followed by a trip by Chinese Vice Premier Liu He to Washington in early April. Concerns about a potential US […]

United States Oil (USO) as economic growth concerns weighed on sentiment

United States Oil (USO) as economic growth concerns weighed on sentiment

United States Oil (USO) as economic growth concerns weighed on sentiment Oil prices eased from 2019 peaks on Friday as economic growth concerns weighed on sentiment, pausing a three-month rally driven by OPEC-led supply cuts and U.S. sanctions against Iran and Venezuela. Brent crude oil futures were at $67.72 per barrel at 0419 GMT, down […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Down, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: EU leaders have given Prime Minister Theresa May two weeks’ reprieve, until 12 April, before Britain could lurch out of the EU if she fails to persuade lawmakers to back the withdrawal treaty she concluded with Brussels. A US trade delegation headed by […]

United States Oil (USO) spiked 40% since Christmas Eve thanks to OPEC’s aggressive production cuts

United States Oil (USO) spiked 40% since Christmas Eve thanks to OPEC’s aggressive production cuts

United States Oil (USO) spiked 40% since Christmas Eve thanks to OPEC’s aggressive production cuts US oil prices have spiked 40% since Christmas Eve thanks to OPEC’s aggressive production cuts. Crude’s recovery from last year’s bear market hit another milestone on Wednesday. Oil topped $60 a barrel for the first time since November 9. The […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Dowu, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: The Fed held interest rates steady, shave the number of hikes projected for the rest of the year at none and release details of a plan to end the monthly reduction of its massive balance sheet in September. US Crude Oil stockpiles last […]

United States Oil (USO) prices touch 2019 highs, supported by OPEC

United States Oil (USO) prices touch 2019 highs, supported by OPEC

United States Oil (USO) prices touch 2019 highs, supported by OPEC Oil prices were little changed after hitting 2019 highs on Tuesday, maintaining recent strength on the back of expectations for OPEC to continue production cuts. U.S. oil prices have climbed 9 percent in the last six weeks, as the supply cuts are now expected to continue […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: The Fed Wednesday is expected to hold interest rates steady, shave the number of hikes projected for the rest of the year to 1-2 or none, and release long-awaited details of a plan to end the monthly reduction of its massive balance sheet. […]

United States Oil (USO) prices hover near 2019 highs

United States Oil (USO) prices hover near 2019 highs

United States Oil (USO) prices hover near 2019 highs Oil prices hovered just below 2019 highs early on Tuesday, supported by ongoing supply cuts led by producer club OPEC. U.S. sanctions against oil producers Iran and Venezuela are also boosting crude prices, although traders say the market looks capped by rising American output. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures were down four cents […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Steady Notes: UK PM May’s BREXIT plans were thrown into further turmoil on Monday when the speaker of Parliament ruled that she could not put her divorce deal to a new vote unless it was re-submitted in fundamentally different form. She has just 2 days […]

United States Oil (USO) price gains have been limited by concerns that an economic slowdown

United States Oil (USO) price gains have been limited by concerns that an economic slowdown

United States Oil (USO) price gains have been limited by concerns that an economic slowdown US crude futures briefly hit a 2019 high on Friday but retreated along with benchmark Brent oil as worries about the global economy and robust US production put a brake on prices. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Off, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Notes: Data Friday showed US manufacturing output fell for a 2nd month running in February and factory activity in New York state hit near a 2 low this month, further evidence of a sharp slowdown in economic growth early in Q-1. In Asia Gold: Spot […]

No Shortage of Oil

No Shortage of Oil

Production cutbacks by OPEC nations are building a supply cushion that could be called upon to mitigate a possible supply shock from an abrupt drop in crisis-hit Venezuela’s output, the IEA said Friday. With a nationwide blackout that paralysed the country for one week, demonstrating the unreliability of the country’s electricity network, new questions are […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Firm, Stocks Up Notes: The Bank of Japan’s kept interest rates unchanged Chinese Vice Premier Liu He spoke by telephone with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, with the 2 sides making further substantive progress on trade talks, China’s official Xinhua news […]

United States Oil (USO) sanctions on Venezuelan petroleum products have cemented support for oil prices

United States Oil (USO) sanctions on Venezuelan petroleum products have cemented support for oil prices

United States Oil (USO) sanctions on Venezuelan petroleum products have cemented support for oil prices Brent crude oil prices on Thursday hit their highest so far this year, pushed up by ongoing supply cuts led by OPEC and by U.S. sanctions against Venezuela and Iran. Brent was still at $67.75 per barrel at 0244 GMT, […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady , USD Off, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Flat Notes: The United States aims to cut Iran’s Crude exports by about 20% to below 1-M BPD from May by requiring importing countries to reduce purchases to avoid US sanctions, 2 sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Both sources said they were […]

United States Oil (USO) output forecast is reduced

United States Oil (USO) output forecast is reduced

United States Oil (USO) output forecast is reduced Oil prices edged higher on Wednesday, supported by planned cuts to Saudi exports and a reduced forecast for U.S crude output. International Brent crude oil futures were at $66.93 a barrel at 0039 GMT, up 26 cents, or 0.4 percent, from their last close. Brent touched $67.39 a barrel on […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up , USD Off, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Down Notes: Gold scaled a near 2-week high Wednesday, after reclaiming the Key $1,300 mark in the prior session, as investors opted for the safe-haven precious Yellow metal after British lawmakers rejected an amended exit deal, while a weaker uSD lent further support. Washington could […]

United States Oil (USO) production could become less responsive to crude prices as major oil companies expand operations in the nation’s shale fields

United States Oil (USO) production could become less responsive to crude prices as major oil companies expand operations in the nation’s shale fields

United States Oil (USO) production could become less responsive to crude prices as major oil companies expand operations in the nation’s shale fields U.S. oil production could become less responsive to crude prices as major oil companies expand operations in the nation’s shale fields, now dominated by smaller producers, International Energy Agency officials said at […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up , USD Steady, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Up Notes: European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to additional assurances in an updated BREXIT deal with British Prime Minister Theresa May Monday, but warned UK lawmakers would not get a 3rd chance to endorse it. Washington could lift most or all of its tariffs on […]

United States Oil (USO) Going to be a market with tremendous volatility

United States Oil (USO) Going to be a market with tremendous volatility

United States Oil (USO) Going to be a market with tremendous volatility “It’s going to be a market with tremendous volatility,” said Carlos Pascual, IHS Markit senior vice president. “In 2018, the price of [Brent] oil went between $50 and $86 a barrel, but the average was $70. For the person looking at it and […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up , USD Steady, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Up Notes: Fed Chairman Powell said Friday that the central bank will be careful not to shock financial markets as it stabilizes its bond portfolio, saying that it does not see problems in the US economy that warrant an immediate change in its policy. Washington […]

United States Oil (USO) OPEC output to its lowest in nearly four years

United States Oil (USO) OPEC output to its lowest in nearly four years

United States Oil (USO) OPEC output to its lowest in nearly four years Oil futures posted a gain on Thursday, buoyed by data showing a fall in February OPEC output to its lowest in nearly four years. On Wednesday, prices for U.S. benchmark crude oil had finished lower after U.S. government data revealed a hefty […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up , USD Steady, Crude Oil Falling, Stocks Up Notes: Washington could lift most or all of its tariffs on Beijing while Presidents Trump and Xi ready to sign a final trade deal later this month and Summit at Mar a Lago. President Trump says, “All of nothing at all!” US jobs report […]

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