2020: Wall Street Extends Rally Ahead of a Long Holiday Weekend

2020: Wall Street Extends Rally Ahead of a Long Holiday Weekend

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX As a reminder, the market will be closed on Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Friday: Overall, it was a relatively subdued session that had the potential for even more gainers, as housing starts rose to their highest level in 13 years in December, China’s industrial production rose more […]

United States Oil (USO) – US-China trade deal to shake up global crude oil flows

United States Oil (USO) – US-China trade deal to shake up global crude oil flows

United States Oil (USO) – US-China trade deal to shake up global crude oil flows Sharply higher Chinese purchases of US energy products as part of the China-US trade deal will shake up global crude oil trade flows if American supplies squeeze rival crudes out of the top oil import market, trade sources have said. […]

United States Oil (USO) drops as U.S. to keep tariffs on Chinese goods until Phase 2 deal-Mnuchin

United States Oil (USO) drops as U.S. to keep tariffs on Chinese goods until Phase 2 deal-Mnuchin

United States Oil (USO) drops as U.S. to keep tariffs on Chinese goods until Phase 2 deal-Mnuchin Oil prices slipped on Wednesday on concerns that the pending Phase 1 trade deal between the United States and China, the world’s biggest oil users, may not boost demand as the U.S. intends to keep tariffs on Chinese […]

United States Oil (USO) declines as the United States and China prepared to sign a preliminary trade deal and as Middle East tensions eased

United States Oil (USO) declines as the United States and China prepared to sign a preliminary trade deal and as Middle East tensions eased

United States Oil (USO) declines as the United States and China prepared to sign a preliminary trade deal and as Middle East tensions eased Oil prices climbed on Tuesday after five days of declines as the United States and China prepared to sign a preliminary trade deal and as Middle East tensions eased. Brent crude […]

United States Oil (USO) falls 1% as focus shifts to high U.S. fuel stocks

United States Oil (USO) falls 1% as focus shifts to high U.S. fuel stocks

United States Oil (USO) falls 1% as focus shifts to high U.S. fuel stocks Oil prices fell about 1% on Monday as Middle East tensions eased and investors turned their focus to lackluster seasonal demand following last week’s bearish U.S. report showing a large fuel stockbuilds. Brent crude <LCOc1> settled down 78 cents at $64.20 […]

United States Oil (USO) US threatens sanctions if China keeps buying Iranian oil

United States Oil (USO) US threatens sanctions if China keeps buying Iranian oil

United States Oil (USO) US threatens sanctions if China keeps buying Iranian oil Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he is working with China to cut off the minimal flow of Iranian oil exports to the country on “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo. “We’ve cut off probably over 95% of the oil revenues, so there’s a […]

United States Oil (USO) up, stocks down after Iran missile attack on US troops

United States Oil (USO) up, stocks down after Iran missile attack on US troops

United States Oil (USO) up, stocks down after Iran missile attack on US troops Oil prices rose and global stock markets fell Wednesday after Iran fired missiles at U.S. bases in Iraq in retaliation for the killing of an Iranian general. Brent crude futures, the benchmark for international oils, spiked more than $3 per barrel […]

United States Oil (USO) prices sink after roller-coaster ride amid U.S.-Iran tensions

United States Oil (USO) prices sink after roller-coaster ride amid U.S.-Iran tensions

United States Oil (USO) prices sink after roller-coaster ride amid U.S.-Iran tensions Oil prices plunged over 4 percent on Wednesday after a roller-coaster ride as market participants assessed the possibility of a global crude supply disruption by monitoring the latest development of U.S.-Iran tensions. The United States killed Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s […]

United States Oil (USO) spikes after Iran attacks US forces

United States Oil (USO) spikes after Iran attacks US forces

United States Oil (USO) spikes after Iran attacks US forces The price of oil spiked Wednesday (Jan 8) after Iran launched revenge attacks on US forces in Iraq, making good on its pledge to hit back over the killing of its top general. The main US contract rocketed by more than 4.5 per cent as […]

United States Oil (USO) touches $70 as US-Iran clash sparks concerns over supplies

United States Oil (USO) touches $70 as US-Iran clash sparks concerns over supplies

United States Oil (USO) touches $70 as US-Iran clash sparks concerns over supplies Oil extended its gains, briefly surpassing $70 a barrel in London for the first time since September, as Middle East tensions flared after the U.S. assassinated one of Iran’s most powerful generals. Futures rose as much as 3.1% on Monday as the […]

2020: What to Watch For in Commodities

2020: What to Watch For in Commodities

$DIA $SPY $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $SOY, $CORN, $XAU, $CU, $USO This is our 1st What to Watch in the commodities sector, it is an overview of what to expect. The picture mixed, complex picture that emerges. The list covers oil, gold, copper, iron ore, pork and more. The year’s 1st full week of trading could […]

United States Oil (USO) hits $70 as Iran exits nuclear deal, tensions intensify

United States Oil (USO) hits $70 as Iran exits nuclear deal, tensions intensify

United States Oil (USO) hits $70 as Iran exits nuclear deal, tensions intensify Oil extended its dramatic price surge as the fallout between the US and Iran escalated after the assassination of one of the Islamic Republic’s most powerful generals. Futures jumped above $70 a barrel in London as the US State Department said there’s […]

United States Oil (USO) market continues to see robust crude oil production from the USA, Canada, and Brazil

United States Oil (USO) market continues to see robust crude oil production from the USA, Canada, and Brazil

United States Oil (USO) market continues to see robust crude oil production from the USA, Canada, and Brazil Oil prices treaded water before settling slightly higher on the first trading day of 2020 amid concerns that U.S. crude production could rebound strongly. West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. crude benchmark, settled up 12 cents, or 0.2%, […]

United States Oil (USO) supported by U.S.-China trade optimism, Middle East tensions

United States Oil (USO) supported by U.S.-China trade optimism, Middle East tensions

United States Oil (USO) supported by U.S.-China trade optimism, Middle East tensions Oil prices kicked off the new year higher on Thursday as warming trade relations between the United States and China eased demand concerns, while rising tensions in the Middle East fueled worries about supply.Global benchmark. Brent crude futures, were up 22 cents, or 0.3%, […]

United States Oil (USO) on Track for Best Year Since 2016 as Supply Concerns Ease

United States Oil (USO) on Track for Best Year Since 2016 as Supply Concerns Ease

United States Oil (USO) on Track for Best Year Since 2016 as Supply Concerns Ease Oil is on track for the biggest yearly gain since 2016 as declining U.S. crude stockpiles eased oversupply concerns, and heightened geopolitical risk gave the commodity a boost. Futures in New York held near a three-month high Monday. American crude […]

The Next United States Oil (USO) Boom Is Happening Here

The Next United States Oil (USO) Boom Is Happening Here

The Next United States Oil (USO) Boom Is Happening Here ust as the U.S. shale industry is slowing down, oil production in other non-OPEC countries is on the rise. Output in U.S. shale grew substantially in 2019, although at a slower rate than in years past. More importantly, as investors lose interest and capital markets […]

United States Oil (USO) extends gains

United States Oil (USO) extends gains

United States Oil (USO) extends gains Oil rose for a third session as an industry report showed American inventories shrank and as optimism over a partial U.S.-China trade deal grew. Futures rose as much as 0.7% in New York, extending gains as trading resumed after the Christmas break. Prices are up more than 11% in […]

United States Oil (USO) holds near recent three-month highs amid optimism that the United States and China are close to signing a trade deal

United States Oil (USO) holds near recent three-month highs amid optimism that the United States and China are close to signing a trade deal

United States Oil (USO) holds near recent three-month highs amid optimism that the United States and China are close to signing a trade deal Oil prices slipped on Monday, but held near recent three-month highs amid optimism that the United States and China are close to signing a trade deal, with President Donald Trump saying […]

United States Oil (USO) hover near highest levels since mid-September

United States Oil (USO) hover near highest levels since mid-September

United States Oil (USO) hover near highest levels since mid-September Oil prices held steady near three-month highs on Friday on the back of easing Sino-U.S. trade tensions that have weighed on demand as well as the global economic growth outlook. Brent futures rose 2 cents, or 0.03%, to 66.56 a barrel by 0145 GMT, while […]

United States Oil (USO) near three-month high after US inventories fall

United States Oil (USO) near three-month high after US inventories fall

United States Oil (USO) near three-month high after US inventories fall Oil prices remained in touching distance of three-month peaks on Thursday, extending a robust streak that began a week ago, after data showed US crude inventories had dropped while output cuts by major producers kept supply snug. Brent crude futures edged down 1 cent […]

United States Oil (USO) remained near a three-month high as investors kept the faith with hopes that a fully fledged U.S.-China trade deal

United States Oil (USO) remained near a three-month high as investors kept the faith with hopes that a fully fledged U.S.-China trade deal

United States Oil (USO) remained near a three-month high as investors kept the faith with hopes that a fully fledged U.S.-China trade deal Oil prices trickled a fraction lower on Tuesday but remained near a three-month high as investors kept the faith with hopes that a fully fledged U.S.-China trade deal is in the pipeline, […]

United States Oil (USO) remain near a three-month high as investors kept the faith

United States Oil (USO) remain near a three-month high as investors kept the faith

United States Oil (USO) remain near a three-month high as investors kept the faith Oil prices trickled a fraction lower on Tuesday but remained near a three-month high as investors kept the faith with hopes that a fully fledged U.S.-China trade deal is in the pipeline, set to stoke oil demand in the world’s biggest […]

United States Oil (USO) Prices Fall as Investors Seek Clarity on U.S.-China Trade Deal

United States Oil (USO) Prices Fall as Investors Seek Clarity on U.S.-China Trade Deal

United States Oil (USO) Prices Fall as Investors Seek Clarity on U.S.-China Trade Deal Oil prices on Monday slid off near three-month highs hit last week as investors searched for clarity beyond the initial impact of a trade deal between the United States and China that’s expected to boost flows between the top two global […]

United States Oil (USO) market still unbalanced despite OPEC+ cuts

United States Oil (USO) market still unbalanced despite OPEC+ cuts

United States Oil (USO) market still unbalanced despite OPEC+ cuts Additional cuts by the powerful OPEC group of oil producers and its allies may not be enough to eliminate a glut of crude on the global market, the IEA warned on Thursday. Meanwhile, energy consumption by China is bounding higher – a signal that the […]

United States Oil (USO) surprise build in U.S. crude inventories

United States Oil (USO) surprise build in U.S. crude inventories

United States Oil (USO) surprise build in U.S. crude inventories Oil prices dropped almost 1% on Wednesday following a surprise build in U.S. crude inventories, and as investors waited to see if a fresh round of tariffs by Washington on Chinese goods would come into force on Sunday. Brent futures settled at $63.72 per barrel, […]

Unexpected increase in US stocks puts United States Oil (USO) under pressure

Unexpected increase in US stocks puts United States Oil (USO) under pressure

Unexpected increase in US stocks puts United States Oil (USO) under pressure Oil prices fell on Wednesday after industry data showed a surprise build in crude oil inventory in the US and as investors waited for news on whether a fresh round of US tariffs on Chinese goods would take effect on Sunday. Brent futures […]

United States Oil (USO) prices recoil as spectre of trade war, weaker demand haunts market

United States Oil (USO) prices recoil as spectre of trade war, weaker demand haunts market

United States Oil (USO) prices recoil as spectre of trade war, weaker demand haunts market Oil prices slipped on Tuesday for a second straight session as the cons of a slowing global demand outlook outweighed the pros of OPEC’s agreement with associated producers at the end of last week to deepen crude output cuts in […]

United States Oil (USO) near 12-week high after Saudi Arabia surprise with output curbs

United States Oil (USO) near 12-week high after Saudi Arabia surprise with output curbs

United States Oil (USO) near 12-week high after Saudi Arabia surprise with output curbs Oil traded near the highest level in almost 12 weeks after Saudi Arabia surprised the market Friday with a significant supply cut beyond what was agreed to with fellow OPEC+ members. Futures in New York edged lower after climbing 1.3% Friday […]

United States Oil (USO) drops as market awaits ratification of OPEC+ supply cut

United States Oil (USO) drops as market awaits ratification of OPEC+ supply cut

United States Oil (USO) drops as market awaits ratification of OPEC+ supply cut Oil slipped in early Asian trade on Friday, with U.S. crude moving further away from a two-month high after OPEC agreed to increase output curbs in early 2020 but failed to promise further steps after March. Brent futures were down 21 cents, […]

United States Oil (USO) prices could plunge 30% if OPEC fails to act

United States Oil (USO) prices could plunge 30% if OPEC fails to act

United States Oil (USO) prices could plunge 30% if OPEC fails to act OPEC and its allies are once again being forced to consider dramatic action to avert a crash in oil prices. The Saudi Arabia-led cartel and Russia (collectively called “OPEC+”) are widely expected to announce in Vienna on Friday an agreement to extend […]

United States Oil (USO) could fall below $40 unless OPEC deepens cuts

United States Oil (USO) could fall below $40 unless OPEC deepens cuts

United States Oil (USO) could fall below $40 unless OPEC deepens cuts Crude oil prices are expected to plunge to $40 a barrel in 2020 unless OPEC and Russia agree to deepen – and not just extend – their production cuts, according to a new report from the Norwegian research firm Rystad Energy. The Organization of […]

United States Oil (USO) output still rising amid lower prices

United States Oil (USO) output still rising amid lower prices

United States Oil (USO) output still rising amid lower prices Production by over 950,000 bpd since September 2018, though year-on-year growth rate has been decelerating gently US crude production rose again in September, confounding sceptics who have long been predicting that output is poised to begin declining because of lower oil prices. Crude output increased […]

United States Oil (USO) signs of rising manufacturing activity in China pointed to increasing fuel demand

United States Oil (USO) signs of rising manufacturing activity in China pointed to increasing fuel demand

United States Oil (USO) signs of rising manufacturing activity in China pointed to increasing fuel demand Oil prices rose more than 1% on Monday as signs of rising manufacturing activity in China pointed to increasing fuel demand, and hints that OPEC may deepen output cuts at its meeting this week indicated supply may tighten next […]

US Under President Trump is a Net Crude Oil Exporter Ahead of 2020 Expectations

US Under President Trump is a Net Crude Oil Exporter Ahead of 2020 Expectations

$USO United States has cemented its status as a net exporter in world oil markets, and the dominance could affect its ties to foreign allies. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Friday the United States exported 89,000 more barrels of crude oil and refined petroleum products a day than it imported in September, the 1st full […]

United States Oil (USO) investors are taking a wait-and-see approach

United States Oil (USO) investors are taking a wait-and-see approach

United States Oil (USO) investors are taking a wait-and-see approach Oil prices ended mixed on Thursday, with U.S. prices rebounding modestly from concerns that arose from U.S. President Donald Trump signing into law a bill backing protesters in Hong Kong, fuelling tensions with China. Brent crude lost 14 cents, or 0.2%, at $63.92 a barrel, […]

United States Oil (USO) rose against expectations as production hit a record

United States Oil (USO) rose against expectations as production hit a record

United States Oil (USO) rose against expectations as production hit a record. Oil prices fell on Thursday, extending losses from the previous session after official data showed U.S. crude and gasoline stocks rose against expectations as production hit a record. Brent crude futures were down 18 cents, or 0.3%, at $63.88 a barrel by 0517 […]

United States Oil (USO) hopes surrounding the signing of the first phase of a U.S.-China trade deal prevented a bigger drop in prices

United States Oil (USO)   hopes surrounding the signing of the first phase of a U.S.-China trade deal prevented a bigger drop in prices

United States Oil (USO) hopes surrounding the signing of the first phase of a U.S.-China trade deal prevented a bigger drop in prices Oil eased on Wednesday following an industry report showing a surprise build in U.S. crude stockpiles, but hopes surrounding the signing of the first phase of a U.S.-China trade deal prevented a […]

United States Oil (USO) prices steady as U.S.-China trade deal talks seek breakthrough

United States Oil (USO) prices steady as U.S.-China trade deal talks seek breakthrough

United States Oil (USO) prices steady as U.S.-China trade deal talks seek breakthrough Oil prices were steady on Tuesday, hanging onto gains from the previous session, after comments from the United States and China kept alive hopes that the world’s two largest economies are soon to agree on ending their trade war. Brent crude futures […]

United States Oil (USO) prices extend losses on supply, trade war fears

United States Oil (USO) prices extend losses on supply, trade war fears

United States Oil (USO) prices extend losses on supply, trade war fears Oil prices slipped for a third day on Wednesday as a surge in US stocks reinforced concerns about lacklustre global economic growth, while hopes ebbed for any movement on the US-China trade war. West Texas Intermediate crude futures erased early gains to trade […]

United States Oil (USO) Prices Tumble Amid US-China Trade Uncertainty

United States Oil (USO) Prices Tumble Amid US-China Trade Uncertainty

United States Oil (USO) Prices Tumble Amid US-China Trade Uncertainty Oil prices tumbled Tuesday as lingering questions over the US-China trade talks weighed on sentiment on a mixed day for global equity markets. Both US benchmark West Texas Intermediate and London’s Brent oil fell sharply on signs Beijing and Washington may be drifting further apart […]

United States Oil (USO) Prices Amid U.S.-China Trade Jitters

United States Oil (USO) Prices Amid U.S.-China Trade Jitters

United States Oil (USO) Prices Amid U.S.-China Trade Jitters Officials in China are troubled by U.S. President Donald Trump’s comment that there was no agreement on phasing out tariffs, according to the report. U.S. Crude Oil WTI Futures dropped 0.2% to $57.03 by 12:13 AM ET (04:13 GMT), while International Brent Oil Futures slipped 0.1% […]

United States Oil (USO) steadies as trade deal hopes dim

United States Oil (USO) steadies as trade deal hopes dim

United States Oil (USO) steadies as trade deal hopes dim Oil prices were little changed overnight after paring gains of about 1.0 per cent following a speech from US President Donald Trump that offered few new details about his country’s trade talks with China. Concerns about slower economic growth and oil demand due to the […]

United States Oil (USO) lower amid lingering uncertainty on whether the United States and China will agree a long-awaited deal to end their bitter trade dispute

United States Oil (USO) lower amid lingering uncertainty on whether the United States and China will agree a long-awaited deal to end their bitter trade dispute

United States Oil (USO) lower amid lingering uncertainty on whether the United States and China will agree a long-awaited deal to end their bitter trade dispute Crude oil futures fell on Friday amid lingering uncertainty on whether, and when, the United States and China will agree a long-awaited deal to end their bitter trade dispute, the gloom […]

United States Oil (USO) lower after U.S. government data revealed that domestic crude supplies rose for a second week in a row

United States Oil (USO) lower after U.S. government data revealed that domestic crude supplies rose for a second week in a row

United States Oil (USO) lower after U.S. government data revealed that domestic crude supplies rose for a second week in a row Oil futures finished lower on Wednesday after U.S. government data revealed that domestic crude supplies rose for a second week in a row, by nearly 8 million barrels. The build of 7.9 million […]

United States Oil (USO) investors focus on data from the Energy Information Administration due out today

United States Oil (USO) investors focus on data from the Energy Information Administration due out today

United States Oil (USO) investors focus on data from the Energy Information Administration due out today Brent crude futures were at $62.60 a barrel by 0330 GMT, down 36 cents, or 0.6%. Brent settled up 1.3% on Tuesday. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 29 cents, or 0.5%, to $56.94 per barrel, having […]

United States Oil (USO) on U.S.-China hopes, improved demand outlook

United States Oil (USO) on U.S.-China hopes, improved demand outlook

United States Oil (USO) on U.S.-China hopes, improved demand outlook Oil prices rose on Monday, buoyed by an improved outlook for crude demand as better-than-expected U.S. jobs growth added to market hopes a preliminary U.S.-China trade deal would be reached this month. Brent crude futures gained 47 cents to settle at $62.17 a barrel. US West Texas […]

United States Oil (USO) production continues to soar despite the falling oil rig count

United States Oil (USO) production continues to soar despite the falling oil rig count

United States Oil (USO) production continues to soar despite the falling oil rig count Crude oil futures were lower in mid-morning trade in Asia Monday, retracing gains from last Friday after US crude production was reported to have hit a fresh record high of 12.4 million b/d. “US crude oil production continued to soar despite […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Risk is on, sidelined money coming back in. The earnings news is providing its share of trading catalysts, but the macro news is mattering more as a market driver because the macro connection with the employment report is that it suggests future earnings news may be better than expected. The […]

United States Oil (USO) still heading for losses of about 4%, hit by a combination of rising global supply and uncertain future demand

United States Oil (USO) still heading for losses of about 4%, hit by a combination of rising global supply and uncertain future demand

United States Oil (USO) still heading for losses of about 4%, hit by a combination of rising global supply and uncertain future demand Oil prices edged up on Friday after a difficult week, but were still headed for losses of about 4%, hit by a combination of rising global supply and uncertain future demand. U.S. […]

United States Oil (USO) extending losses after a surge in U.S. inventories surprised investors

United States Oil (USO)  extending losses after a surge in U.S. inventories surprised investors

United States Oil (USO) extending losses after a surge in U.S. inventories surprised investors Oil prices fell for a fourth day on Wednesday, extending losses after a surge in U.S. inventories surprised investors, overshadowing an interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve. Brent crude futures were down 6 cents at $60.55 a barrel by 0033 […]

United States Oil (USO) traders revive fears about sluggish demand amid the thought of more abundant supplies

United States Oil (USO) traders revive fears about sluggish demand amid the thought of more abundant supplies

United States Oil (USO) traders revive fears about sluggish demand amid the thought of more abundant supplies Oil prices slipped on Wednesday, with U.S. crude falling for a third day after an industry report that stocks at the Cushing delivery hub for the benchmark rose last week, shrugging off a drop in overall inventories. Brent […]

United States Oil (USO) prices slightly lower as investors awaited U.S. crude inventory data for a pointer on oil demand trends

United States Oil (USO) prices slightly lower as investors awaited U.S. crude inventory data for a pointer on oil demand trends

United States Oil (USO) prices slightly lower as investors awaited U.S. crude inventory data for a pointer on oil demand trends Oil prices slipped on Tuesday as investors awaited U.S. crude inventory data for a pointer on oil demand trends, while concerns about slower economic growth overshadowed signs of a thawing in the trade war […]

United States Oil (USO) Don’t Bet on a Rally Just Yet

United States Oil (USO) Don’t Bet on a Rally Just Yet

United States Oil (USO) Don’t Bet on a Rally Just Yet Oil bulls are rebuilding their positions, but it will probably take some major news to shake the market out of its current mood and trigger a sustained rally. Money managers boosted their net-long position on West Texas Intermediate crude for the first time since […]

Gold Behaves More as a Currency Than a Commodity

Gold Behaves More as a Currency Than a Commodity

$XAU $GLD Gold is often included into commodities, as gold is a metal. And just like other raw materials, it is used in the production of manufactured goods. But gold is much more than that. According to the recent report published by World Gold Council (WGC) there are 6 features which differentiate gold from other […]

United States Oil (USO) further market-supporting action by Opec and its allies offset some concern over the outlook for demand

United States Oil (USO) further market-supporting action by Opec and its allies offset some concern over the outlook for demand

United States Oil (USO) further market-supporting action by Opec and its allies offset some concern over the outlook for demand Oil prices extended their gains on Thursday, with Brent rising above US$61 a barrel as a surprise drop in US crude inventories and the prospect of further market-supporting action by Opec and its allies offset […]

United States Oil (USO) prices mark highest finish in a month as U.S. supplies post surprise weekly drop

United States Oil (USO) prices mark highest finish in a month as U.S. supplies post surprise weekly drop

United States Oil (USO) prices mark highest finish in a month as U.S. supplies post surprise weekly drop Oil futures marked their highest finish in about a month on Wednesday, after a U.S. government report showed an unexpected weekly decline in U.S. crude supplies — the first in six weeks. With refiners set to ramp […]

United States Oil (USO) prices rose overnight after the Chinese government signalled that progress had been made in trade talks

United States Oil (USO) prices rose overnight after the Chinese government signalled that progress had been made in trade talks

United States Oil (USO) prices rose overnight after the Chinese government signalled that progress had been made in trade talks Oil prices rose overnight after the Chinese government signalled that progress had been made in trade talks with the United States but crude’s gains were capped by forecasts of a build up in US stockpiles. […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$XAU, $GLD, $USD, $USO, $OIL FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Flat, Stocks Off Headlines Asia shares slip on BREXIT snag Crude Oil prices fell after data showed US stocks rose more than expected last week. Gold holds steady, as technical buying gives support Gold: Gold prices were largely unchanged Wednesday, as investors awaited more clarity on […]

United States Oil (USO) fell after comments from a U.S. official stymied hopes that a U.S.-China trade deal would be reached soon

United States Oil (USO) fell after comments from a U.S. official stymied hopes that a U.S.-China trade deal would be reached soon

United States Oil (USO) fell after comments from a U.S. official stymied hopes that a U.S.-China trade deal would be reached soon Oil prices fell nearly 1% on Monday after comments from a U.S. official stymied hopes that a U.S.-China trade deal would be reached soon, feeding worries that a slowing global economy would reduce […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$XAU, $GLD, $USD, $USO, $OIL FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Flat, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil prices were little changed Tuesday Gold prices steady as US-China trade optimism sparks market cheer Investors await FOMC meeting at the end of the month Gold: Gold was muted Tuesday, weighed down by buoyant Asian shares that cheered […]

United States Oil (USO) prices dragged lower by sluggish demand, supply outlooks

United States Oil (USO) prices dragged lower by sluggish demand, supply outlooks

United States Oil (USO) prices dragged lower by sluggish demand, supply outlooks Oil prices eased on Monday amid persistent concerns about the global economic outlook and the impact on oil demand, while Russia again missed its target to cut oil output last month. Global benchmark Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 fell by 14 cents, or […]

United States Oil (USO) rises, supported by US fuel stock draws but weighed by crude build

United States Oil (USO) rises, supported by US fuel stock draws but weighed by crude build

United States Oil (USO) rises, supported by US fuel stock draws but weighed by crude build Oil prices rose about 1 per cent on Thursday after draws in US fuel inventories, but gains were capped by a larger-than-expected rise in crude stockpiles and a series of weak economic figures. Global benchmark Brent crude rose 49 […]

United States Oil (USO) eased after industry data showed a larger-than-expected build-up in stocks in the United States

United States Oil (USO) eased after industry data showed a larger-than-expected build-up in stocks in the United States

United States Oil (USO) eased after industry data showed a larger-than-expected build-up in stocks in the United States Oil prices eased on Thursday after industry data showed a larger-than-expected build-up in stocks in the United States, although losses were limited by comments by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on a U.S.-China trade deal. Global benchmark […]

United States Oil (USO) fell following two days of weak Chinese data and as investors continued to fret over prospects for a U.S.-China trade deal

United States Oil (USO) fell following two days of weak Chinese data and as investors continued to fret over prospects for a U.S.-China trade deal

United States Oil (USO) fell following two days of weak Chinese data and as investors continued to fret over prospects for a U.S.-China trade deal Oil prices fell further on Tuesday, after heavy losses in the previous session following two days of weak Chinese data and as investors continued to fret over prospects for a […]

United States Oil (USO) fell as a lack of details about the first phase of a trade deal between the United States and China undercut optimism

United States Oil (USO) fell as a lack of details about the first phase of a trade deal between the United States and China undercut optimism

United States Oil (USO) fell as a lack of details about the first phase of a trade deal between the United States and China undercut optimism Oil prices fell sharply on Monday as a lack of details about the first phase of a trade deal between the United States and China undercut optimism over a […]

Oil, Iran top agenda as Putin visits Saudi Arabia

Oil, Iran top agenda as Putin visits Saudi Arabia

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Saudi Arabia on Monday, where he is set to seal oil agreements as well as use his influence to defuse rising tensions in the Gulf. The meeting with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman comes following attacks on Saudi oil installations that Riyadh and the US have […]

United States Oil (USO) prices ease on scant details of U.S.-China trade deal

United States Oil (USO) prices ease on scant details of U.S.-China trade deal

United States Oil (USO) prices ease on scant details of U.S.-China trade deal Oil prices eased on Monday as scant details on the first phase of a trade deal between the United States and China undercut last week’s optimism over the thaw that helped to lift crude markets by 2%. Brent crude futures LCOc1 edged […]

OPEC oil production drops after attacks on Saudi installations

OPEC oil production drops after attacks on Saudi installations

The OPEC oil cartel saw its crude production fall in September, mostly due to production falling in Saudi Arabia following attacks on its oil infrastructure, according to its monthly oil report released on Thursday. The Organization for the Petroleum Exporting Countries said its production fell to an average of 28.49 million barrels per day (mbd) […]

United States Oil (USO) currently driven by sentiment rather than the real fundamentals

United States Oil (USO) currently driven by sentiment rather than the real fundamentals

United States Oil (USO) currently driven by sentiment rather than the real fundamentals Oil prices are not going anywhere, at least until this time next year. Brent Crude will still trade range-bound in the $50s a year from now, the heads of the world’s largest independent oil and commodity trading groups said on Wednesday. The […]

United States Oil (USO) settles with a loss as Fed minutes raise economic worries

United States Oil (USO) settles with a loss as Fed minutes raise economic worries

United States Oil (USO) settles with a loss as Fed minutes raise economic worries U.S. oil futures settled slightly lower Wednesday, giving up earlier gains, as minutes from the Federal Reserve’s September meeting raised worries about the economy and government data revealed a fourth straight rise in domestic crude supplies. Prices had moved higher earlier […]

United States Oil (USO) slipped as tensions escalated between the United States and China

United States Oil (USO) slipped as tensions escalated between the United States and China

United States Oil (USO) slipped as tensions escalated between the United States and China Oil prices slipped for a third consecutive session on Wednesday as tensions escalated between the United States and China prior to this week’s trade talks, raising uncertainties for global economic growth and oil demand. U.S. industry data showing a bigger-than-expected rise […]

United States Oil (USO) erases earlier gains, to finish lower as demand worries prevail

United States Oil (USO) erases earlier gains, to finish lower as demand worries prevail

United States Oil (USO) erases earlier gains, to finish lower as demand worries prevail Oil futures give up earlier gains on Monday to finish with a modest losses, pressured by prevailing worries over energy demand ahead of U.S.-China trade talks later this week, despite a monthly drop in OPEC output. Traders are gearing up for […]

United States Oil (USO) traders fearing the global economic slowdown will weigh on future demand

United States Oil (USO) traders fearing the global economic slowdown will weigh on future demand

United States Oil (USO) traders fearing the global economic slowdown will weigh on future demand Oil prices fell on Monday, extending last week’s heavy losses, with traders fearing the global economic slowdown will weigh on future oil demand growth while pegging hopes for a rebound on progress in talks this week on ending the U.S.-China […]

United States Oil (USO) edges higher but on track for big weekly loss

United States Oil (USO) edges higher but on track for big weekly loss

United States Oil (USO) edges higher but on track for big weekly loss Oil futures edged higher on Friday but were on track for a large weekly loss on fears that slower global economic growth will hurt fuel demand, while Saudi Arabia said it has fully restored oil output after recent attacks. Brent crude oil futures […]

United States Oil (USO) drops to 2-month low on economic woes

United States Oil (USO) drops to 2-month low on economic woes

United States Oil (USO) drops to 2-month low on economic woes Oil futures declined, with U.S. and global benchmark prices logging their lowest finish in about two months, as downbeat economic data weighed on prospects for energy demand, and domestic crude stockpiles registered a third straight weekly climb. The U.S. added a modest 135,000 private-sector […]

United States Oil (USO) slipped pressured as weak US economic data dimmed crude’s demand outlook

United States Oil (USO) slipped pressured as weak US economic data dimmed crude’s demand outlook

United States Oil (USO) slipped pressured as weak US economic data dimmed crude’s demand outlook Oil prices slipped on Tuesday, pressured as weak US economic data dimmed crude’s demand outlook, while reports of an output decline from the world’s largest oil producers in the third quarter kept prices from falling further. Brent crude futures lost […]

United States Oil (USO) prices rebound on lower output from US, Russia, OPEC

United States Oil (USO) prices rebound on lower output from US, Russia, OPEC

United States Oil (USO) prices rebound on lower output from US, Russia, OPEC Oil prices rebounded in early Asian trade on Tuesday after production at the world’s largest oil producers fell in the third quarter, although demand concerns continued to keep a keep a lid on prices. December Brent crude futures rose 44 cents, or 0.7% to […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$XAU, $GLD, $USD, $USO, $OIL FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Firm Headlines Crude Oil prices recover after output from US, Russia, OPEC fall Asian shares firm as investors stay hopeful on US-China disputes Gold fell to a 2 month low on the back of a strong Buck, last trading at $1,468.50 oz. Gold: […]

US Stocks Advanced for 3rd Quarter Running

US Stocks Advanced for 3rd Quarter Running

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $USD, $USO, $GLD, $XAU, $VXX US stocks advanced for the 3rd Quarter running, as investors weighed the latest turns in the trade dispute between the world’s 2 largest economies. The USD rose and Treasuries moved higher. Tech drove the rise after The Trump Administration partially refuted a report it would target […]

United States Oil (USO) Prices Fall On Onslaught Of Bearish News

United States Oil (USO) Prices Fall On Onslaught Of Bearish News

United States Oil (USO) Prices Fall On Onslaught Of Bearish News Oil prices fell sharply on Friday on easing tensions in the Middle East after a rather surprising turn of events. Saudi Arabia is implementing a partial cease-fire in Yemen, rumors surfaced that the U.S. is considering easing sanctions on Iran, and Saudi Arabia is […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Dips, USD Little Changed, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Flat Headlines Asian shares mostly flat to unchanged Major currencies were little changed in early trade Crude Oil shares fall on potential limit on China investments Gold prices dip as fears of widening trade war ease Gold: Gold prices dip as fears of widening trade war ease […]

United States Oil (USO) trims losses

United States Oil (USO) trims losses

United States Oil (USO) trims losses U.S. oil prices trimmed their losses on Thursday and global benchmark prices finished higher, as the Pentagon announced that it would deploy equipment and personnel in support of Saudi Arabia following attacks on its oil facilities earlier this month. Oil futures had suffered from steeper declines for much of […]

United States Oil (USO) finishes lower as U.S. supplies rise a second straight week

United States Oil (USO) finishes lower as U.S. supplies rise a second straight week

United States Oil (USO) finishes lower as U.S. supplies rise a second straight week Oil futures finished with a loss on Wednesday as U.S. government data revealed a second weekly climb in domestic crude inventories. Also weighing on prices were news reports saying Saudi Arabia had restored most of crude production capacity, recovering from attacks […]

United States Oil (USO) fell as U.S. President Donald Trump fanned market fears that Sino-American trade tensions are far from settled

United States Oil (USO) fell as U.S. President Donald Trump fanned market fears that Sino-American trade tensions are far from settled

United States Oil (USO) fell as U.S. President Donald Trump fanned market fears that Sino-American trade tensions are far from settled Oil prices fell 2% on Tuesday as U.S. President Donald Trump fanned market fears that Sino-American trade tensions are far from settled amid ongoing negotiations, a grim sign for oil demand growth. Trump sharply […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Off Headlines Asian stocks rattled, seeing Trump impeachment bid raises new risks Gold steady as President Trump’s impeachment inquiry stokes risk-off mood Crude Oil futures declined on concerns of political uncertainty and US-China trade Gold:  Gold prices were trading steady Wednesday, just below a nearly 3-wk high hit […]

United States Oil (USO) Middle East Tensions Lift Prices

United States Oil (USO) Middle East Tensions Lift Prices

United States Oil (USO) Middle East Tensions Lift Prices Oil prices are currently trending higher owing to rising Middle East tensions and an attack on Saudi oil facility that led to a disruption in the global supply of crude. The coordinated drone strikes on key Saudi oil facilities have removed nearly 5% of global supplies, […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil falls as focus shifts from Saudi supply to global demand concerns Global stocks up on trade hopes, growth fears temper gains Gold steady below 2-week peak but trade talk hopes weigh Gold: Gold prices are steady Tuesday, having risen to a more than […]

United States Oil (USO) rallies on MidEast tensions, stocks weighed by trade remarks

United States Oil (USO) rallies on MidEast tensions, stocks weighed by trade remarks

United States Oil (USO) rallies on MidEast tensions, stocks weighed by trade remarks Oil prices rallied Monday after Iran warned the presence of US forces in the Gulf was causing instability in the region, while equities were mostly down as Donald Trump said he did not want a partial trade deal with China. While a […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Lower, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Headlines Crude Oil gains more than 1% on Saudi supply doubt China, Hong Kong stocks fall on US-China trade deal uncertainty Gold prices edge lower, as Palladium marks record high Gold: Gold prices lowed Monday, as equities gained after the US Trade Representative described last week’s US-China […]

United States Oil (USO) prices rise supported by supply risks brought about by the drone attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure

United States Oil (USO) prices rise supported by supply risks brought about by the drone attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure

United States Oil (USO) prices rise supported by supply risks brought about by the drone attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure Oil prices rose slightly on Thursday, supported by supply risks brought about by last weekend’s drone attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure and a cut in U.S. interest rates. Brent crude futures gained 72 cents to $64.33 […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Up, USD Soft, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines US-Chinese trade deputies face-off in Washington Asia’s economic hopes support shares Crude Oil edges up on Mideast tensions Gold up as softer USD and Gulf tensions support Gold: Gold prices up Friday and were headed for their 1st weekly gainer in 4-5, supported by a softer […]

United States Oil (USO) futures extend losses to a second session

United States Oil (USO) futures extend losses to a second session

United States Oil (USO) futures extend losses to a second session Oil futures fell on Wednesday, after suffering a loss of nearly 6% a day earlier, pressured as Saudi Arabia’s output levels looked to recover much sooner than expected and the U.S. government reported a weekly rise in domestic crude inventories, following four consecutive weeks of […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Flat, USD Firm, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Headlines Gold flat to little changed after Fed outlook disappoints Asian shares lower on guarded Fed Crude Oil prices settle after turbulent week, Saudi reassures on output Gold: Gold prices were little changed Thursday after declining up to 1% in Wednesday, as lack of clarity on the […]

United States Oil (USO) consumers can expect prices at the pump to rise up to 20 cents

United States Oil (USO) consumers can expect prices at the pump to rise up to 20 cents

United States Oil (USO) consumers can expect prices at the pump to rise up to 20 cents Gas prices already are rising after an attack badly damaged two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia over the weekend, disrupting world oil supplies and sending crude oil prices up 15% on Monday. The average national gasoline price in the U.S. […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Firm, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Steady to Up Headlines USD holds firm, -0.03% to 98.288. Crude Oil jitters ease Gold prices steady in cautious mood China stocks rise ahead of expected Fed rate cut Gold:  Gold prices were little changed Wednesday as investors maintained a cautious stance ahead of the conclusion of FOMC […]

Wall Street Nears Record Highs Ahead of FOMC Policy Announcement

Wall Street Nears Record Highs Ahead of FOMC Policy Announcement

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $$USO, $XAU, $GLD, $VXX S&P 500 closed higher in front of FOMC interest rate decision Wednesday 9 of the 11 S&P 500 sectors finished higher, led by the real estate (+1.4%), utilities (+0.9%), and materials (+0.7%) sectors. The energy (-1.5%) and industrials (-0.04%) sectors were the sectors to finish in the […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Cautious Headlines Crude Oil pares gains Middle East risks keep stocks in caution mode Gold prices little changed as markets eye Fed outlook Gold: Gold traded steady Tuesday as traders stayed on the sidelines ahead of a widely expected rate cut by the Fed on Wednesday. Spot gold was […]

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