Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Off + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Off + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Off + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up US Dollar Down Crude Oil deeper in Bear Market Territory Asian Stocks Down In Asia Gold: Gold prices are us Wednesday as the USD retreated from a 16-month high touched earlier in the week, easing amid a surge in EUR and GBP on a draft BREXIT agreement. Spot […]

Nothing to Justify Oil Price Rally

Nothing to Justify Oil Price Rally

Nothing to Justify Oil Price Rally OPEC on Tuesday trimmed its global oil demand forecasts for this year and next, as kingpin Saudi Arabia tries to cut output to bolster prices in a weakening market. In its latest monthly report covering October, OPEC said demand is expected to increase 1.5 million barrels per day (mbd) […]

United States Oil (USO) potential reduction in crude output

United States Oil (USO) potential reduction in crude output

United States Oil (USO) potential reduction in crude output  U.S. oil futures turned lower in Monday dealings, reversing course after discussions among major oil producers over a potential reduction in crude output had pulled prices higher. A lower settlement for the U.S. benchmark would mark its eleventh in a row and longest streak of session […]

Gold Up, USD Up, Stocks Off + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Up, Stocks Off + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Up, Stocks Off + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Firming US Dollar Up Crude Oil in Bear Market Territory Asian Stocks Lower In Asia Gold prices edged higher Tuesday as investors resorted to bargain-hunting after the precious Yellow metal fell to over 1-month lows, weighed by a stronger USD that has capped the market. Spot gold was […]

Gold Down, USD Up, Stocks Off + Commodities

Gold Down, USD Up, Stocks Off + Commodities

Gold Down, USD Up, Stocks Off + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Down US Dollar Up Crude Oil in Bear Market Territory Asian Stocks Lower In Asia Gold prices steadied Monday after touching a 1-month low in Friday’s session, but the precious Yellow metal remains under pressure from a firmer USD and expectations the Fed is on track to tighten […]

United States Oil (USO) signs of deteriorating demand and rising output

United States Oil (USO) signs of deteriorating demand and rising output

United States Oil (USO) signs of deteriorating demand and rising output U.S. oil prices dropped for a ninth consecutive session on Thursday, falling into a bear market, on further signs of growing supply even as data showed record Chinese oil imports. Crude prices have plunged over the last five weeks, buffeted by October’s broader market […]

Gold Down, USD Up, Stocks Off + Commodities

Gold Down, USD Up, Stocks Off + Commodities

Gold Down, USD Up, Stocks Off + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Down US Dollar Up Crude Oil in Bear Market Territory Asian Stocks Higher Focus on FOMC Minutes later Thursday In Asia Gold: Gold prices fell to their lowest mark in a week Friday, and were set for their biggest weekly decliner since August, on a firmer USD as the […]

Gold Down, USD Up, Stocks Up + Commodities

Gold Down, USD Up, Stocks Up + Commodities

Gold Down, USD Up, Stocks Up + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Down US Dollar Up Crude Oil Higher  Asian Stocks Higher Focus on FOMC Minutes later Thursday In Asia Gold prices inched lower Thursday on the back of a stronger USD, as investors digested the US Congressional midterm election results and turned their focus to the Fed’s monetary policy […]

United States Oil (USO) expectations for weaker-than-anticipated global economic growth

United States Oil (USO) expectations for weaker-than-anticipated global economic growth

United States Oil (USO) expectations for weaker-than-anticipated global economic growth Oil prices fell on Tuesday, briefly entering a bear market, after the United States took measures to allow some of Iran’s biggest customers to continue importing its oil without violating U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic. The sanctions waivers have further eased concerns that the […]

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Up + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Up + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Up + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up US Dollar Down Crude Oil Lower  Asian Stocks Higher US Midterm Congressional Elections come is as Expected. In Asia Gold: Gold prices rose Wednesday on a weaker USD, as the outcome of US Congressional midterm election came in as expected, Republican hold Senate, and Dems take control […]

United States Oil (USO) reinstated US sanctions on Iran coming into force

United States Oil (USO) reinstated US sanctions on Iran coming into force

United States Oil (USO) reinstated US sanctions on Iran coming into force Oil prices dropped on Monday despite the reinstated US sanctions on Iran coming into force. Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Iran nuclear deal earlier this year, and market experts had predicted that the renewed sanctions would drive oil prices up […]

Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Up + Commodities

Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Up + Commodities

Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Up + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Steady US Dollar Down Crude Oil Lower  Asian Stocks Higher Traders eye US Midterm Congressional Elections In Asia Gold prices were steady early Tuesday ahead of US Congressional  midterm elections that may fuel interest in the precious Yellow metal as a hedge against risk if the result sparks […]

United States Oil (USO) U.S. sanctions against Iran’s fuel exports softened

United States Oil (USO) U.S. sanctions against Iran’s fuel exports softened

United States Oil (USO) U.S. sanctions against Iran’s fuel exports softened Oil prices fell on Monday as the start to U.S. sanctions against Iran’s fuel exports was softened by waivers that will allow some countries to still import Iranian crude, at least temporarily. Front-month Brent crude futures were at $72.39 per barrel at 0142 GMT […]

Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Down + Commodities

Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Down + Commodities

Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Down + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Steady US Dollar Down Crude Oil Dipped  Asian Stocks Lower Traders eye US Midterm Congressional Elections Traders eye US Earnings Data In Asia Gold prices held steady Monday as investors were cautious ahead of the US Congressional electionsTuesday which will determine whether the Republican or Democratic Party controls […]

United States Oil (USO) concerns over the potential for tighter crude supplies

United States Oil (USO) concerns over the potential for tighter crude supplies

United States Oil (USO) concerns over the potential for tighter crude supplies U.S. oil futures dropped below $64 a barrel on Thursday to mark the lowest settlement since early April. Further signs of growing global production continue to ease concerns over the potential for tighter crude supplies, with the official start of U.S. sanctions on […]

Gold Steady, USD Up, Stocks Higher + Commodities

Gold Steady, USD Up, Stocks Higher + Commodities

Gold Steady, USD Up, Stocks Higher + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Steady US Dollar Up Crude Oils Down Asian Stocks Higher Traders eye US NFPs Data Traders eye US Earnings Data In Asia Gold prices were steady in early Asian trade Friday, after rising about 1.5% in the prior session, while the USD inched up ahead of the US NFP […]

United States Oil (USO) should expect significant outperformance

United States Oil (USO) should expect significant outperformance

United States Oil (USO) should expect significant outperformance On the morning of publication of the EIA-914 and EIA PSM reports today (October 31), providing US monthly oil production data for August 2018, Rystad Energy analysis indicates that the market should expect significant outperformance of US oil production compared to the EIA’s predictions. The EIA’s current […]

Gold Higher, USD Lower, Stocks Higher  + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Lower, Stocks Higher  + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Lower, Stocks Higher  + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Higher US Dollar Eases Crude Oils Down Asian Stocks Higher Traders eye US Economic Data Traders eye US Earnings Data In Asia Gold prices inched higher in early Asian trade Thursday, recovering from a 3-week low marked in the Wednesday’s session as the USD eased. Spot gold was up 0.2% […]

United States Oil (USO) markets brace for the imposition of U.S. sanctions on Iran

United States Oil (USO) markets brace for the imposition of U.S. sanctions on Iran

United States Oil (USO) markets brace for the imposition of U.S. sanctions on Iran Oil prices rose more than 1 percent on Wednesday as markets braced for the imposition of U.S. sanctions on Iran next week and as stock markets clawed back some of their recent losses. Benchmark Brent crude oil LCOc1 was up 80 […]

Gold Lower, USD Higher, Stocks Higher  + Commodities

Gold Lower, USD Higher, Stocks Higher  + Commodities

Gold Lower, USD Higher, Stocks Higher  + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Coming Off of 3 Month Highs US Dollar (.DXY) Index Higher Crude Oils Prices Up Asian Stocks Higher Traders eye US Economic Data Traders eye US Earnings Data In Asia Gold prices fell to a more than 2-week low Wednesday as Asian stocks gained and the USD touched multi-month highs on […]

United States Oil (USO) Fund managers cut bullish crude holdings to 15-month low

United States Oil (USO) Fund managers cut bullish crude holdings to 15-month low

United States Oil (USO) Fund managers cut bullish crude holdings to 15-month low Oil prices fell on Monday as as Russia signaled its output will remain high and concern over the global economy put crude on track for its biggest monthly fall since mid-2016. Losses were limited ahead of U.S. sanctions on Iranian exports that […]

Gold Lower, USD Higher, Stocks Lower  + Commodities

Gold Lower, USD Higher, Stocks Lower  + Commodities

Gold Lower, USD Higher, Stocks Lower  + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Coming Off of 3 Month Highs US Dollar (.DXY) Index Firms Crude Oils Mixed Asian Stocks Pressured Traders eye US Economic Data Traders eye US Earnings Data In Asia Gold prices edged down Tuesday as the USD gained on worries over slowing economic growth and fears the US- China trade […]

United States Oil (USO) markets remain tense ahead of impending U.S. sanctions against Iran’s crude exports

United States Oil (USO) markets remain tense ahead of impending U.S. sanctions against Iran’s crude exports

United States Oil (USO) markets remain tense ahead of impending U.S. sanctions against Iran’s crude exports Oil prices dipped on Monday amid cautious sentiment as a plunge in financial markets last week and dollar strength early this week underscored concerns that growth may be slowing, especially in Asia’s emerging economies. Front-month Brent crude oil futures […]

United States Oil (USO) investors warming to the idea of longer-term investment

United States Oil (USO) investors warming to the idea of longer-term investment

United States Oil (USO) investors warming to the idea of longer-term investment Higher and more stable oil prices, corporate restructurings, and investors warming to the idea of longer-term investment sent the U.S. oil and gas deals value to a near-record US$122.8 billion in the third quarter of 2018, the highest deal value since a record […]

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Lower  + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Lower  + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Strengthens US Dollar (.DXY) Index Strengthens Crude Oil Softens US and Global Stocks Strengthen Traders eye US Q-3 GDP data Friday In Asia Gold Gold prices held steady Friday but remained on track to rise for the 4th week running, the longest string of weekly gainers since January on […]

United States Oil (USO) markets remain cautious ahead of U.S. sanctions on Iran’s crude exports

United States Oil (USO) markets remain cautious ahead of U.S. sanctions on Iran’s crude exports

United States Oil (USO) markets remain cautious ahead of U.S. sanctions on Iran’s crude exports Oil prices fell by around one percent on Thursday, coming under pressure from sharp selloffs in global stock markets, with U.S. stocks posting the biggest daily decline since 2011 to wipe out the year’s gains. Front-month Brent crude oil futures […]

Gold Higher, USD Lower, Stocks Lower  + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Lower, Stocks Lower  + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold strengthens on risk-off trade US Dollar (.DXY) Index Eases Crude Oil futures down US and Global market’s stocks lower In Asia Gold: Gold prices firmed early, hanging near a more than 3-month high reached earlier this week, as the USD eased and Asian stocks slumped after Wall Street surrendered all its […]

United States Oil (USO) Iran sanctions return to focus

United States Oil (USO) Iran sanctions return to focus

United States Oil (USO) Iran sanctions return to focus Oil prices on Wednesday clawed back some of their hefty losses from the day before as the looming U.S. sanctions against Iran came back into focus. Front-month Brent crude oil futures were at $76.76 a barrel at 0452 GMT, 32 cents, or 0.4 percent, above their […]

Gold Higher, USD Lower, Stocks Mixed to Lower  + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Lower, Stocks Mixed to Lower  + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold strengthens on risk-off trade US Dollar (.DXY) Index Falls Crude Oil futures down on Saudi pledge US stocks lower In Asia Gold prices Wednesday in global markets is up after hitting their highest in over 3 months in Tuesday’s US session, with international political and economic uncertainty underpinning safe-haven […]

Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd (OTCQX:MTAFF) Closing on Gold Royalty Acquisition

Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd (OTCQX:MTAFF) Closing on Gold Royalty Acquisition $MTAFF, $GLGDF, $RGLD, $FNV,$WPM HeffX-LTN views Metalla, a new entry, in this coming commodities cycle as a good risk-off bet. Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd’s (OTCQX:MTAFF) CEO Brett Heath announced Monday, that the company is proceeding to close its acquisition of the 2% net smelter […]

United States Oil (USO) Russia warned not to even consider helping Iran

United States Oil (USO) Russia warned not to even consider helping Iran

United States Oil (USO) Russia warned not to even consider helping Iran The United States warned Russia to not even consider helping Iran to evade the U.S. sanctions on Tehran’s oil, a senior U.S. Administration official told the Financial Times. “Iran might be pushing the idea of Russia selling their oil on the world market to […]

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Mixed to Lower  + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Mixed to Lower  + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Gold strengthens on risk-off trade US Dollar (.DXY) Index up Crude Oil futures down on Saudi pledge US stocks mixed, Asia stocks off In Asia Gold prices are up early Tuesday as Asian stocks faltered, weighed down by political uncertainties around BREXIT and […]

United States Oil (USO) Sets New Record For Oil Production

United States Oil (USO) Sets New Record For Oil Production

United States Oil (USO) Sets New Record For Oil Production The American Petroleum Institute’s latest monthly statistical report shows the U.S. produced a record 11.0 million barrels of crude oil per day (mb/d) in September. U.S. liquid fuels production grew 2.2 mb/d year-over-year (y/y), and the U.S. met virtually all global oil demand growth. As […]

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Flat  + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Flat  + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Gold strengthens on risk-off trade US Dollar (.DXY) Index up Crude Oil futures up on supply/demand issues Stocks Flat to Unchanged In Asia Gold prices settled higher Monday morning in Asia, along with an advance in the USD. The increase in gold prices, a safe-haven […]

United States Oil (USO) Cartel issues internal warning as oil prices slide

United States Oil (USO) Cartel issues internal warning as oil prices slide

United States Oil (USO) Cartel issues internal warning as oil prices slide Rising crude oil inventories and increased output in the U.S. could push oil prices down in the coming weeks, an internal OPEC report said Thursday. A coming “seasonal scale back in refinery demand…could result in oil stock builds,” said an internal market report, […]

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Lower + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Lower + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Gold strengthens on risk-off trade China’s growth slows US Dollar (.DXY) Index up on the week Crude Oil futures fall again on supply/demand issues In Asia Gold prices are higher Friday as Asian shares fell on renewed political and economic concerns including China’s weak […]

United States Oil (USO) U.S. benchmark ending below $70 a barrel

United States Oil (USO) U.S. benchmark ending below $70 a barrel

United States Oil (USO) U.S. benchmark ending below $70 a barrel Oil futures dropped Wednesday, with the U.S. benchmark ending below $70 a barrel for the first time in more than three weeks, as U.S. government data revealed a sizable climb in domestic crude supplies for a fourth week in a row. November West Texas […]

Gold Ranged, USD Firms + Commodities

Gold Ranged, USD Firms + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Gold steady in narrow range Fed mins signal more rate hikes ahead US Dollar (.DXY) Index rises to 1-wk high Crude Oil futures fall for 1st session in 4 In Asia Gold prices held steady in a narrow range Thursday as Asian shares eased, […]

United States Oil (USO) tensions between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia

United States Oil (USO) tensions between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia

United States Oil (USO) tensions between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia The U.S. oil benchmark edged higher on Tuesday, finding support as traders watched developments tied to tensions between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia over a missing Saudi journalist, which could lead the Saudis to curtail crude output. Prices also got a boost after S&P […]

Gold Edged Down, USD Edged Up + Commodities

Gold Edged Down, USD Edged Up + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Gold stays near 2.5 month high as risk aversion lends support In Asia Gold prices edged lower early Wednesday as stocks gained and USD firmed on fading risk-averse sentiment, with the market awaiting mins from the Fed’s FOMC latest policy meeting […]

United States Oil (USO) recoups Friday’s losses and then some

United States Oil (USO) recoups Friday’s losses and then some

United States Oil (USO) recoups Friday’s losses and then some Oil futures pared earlier gains on Monday to settle modestly higher as tensions between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia linked to a missing dissident journalist appeared to ease. Worries about outlook for crude demand also kept price gains in check, analysts said. November West Texas […]

Gold Holding at 12 Wk Highs+ Commodities

Gold Holding at 12 Wk Highs+ Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Gold stays near 2.5 month high as risk aversion lends support In Asia Gold prices held steady Tuesday near last session’s 2.5 -month high as risk-averse investors sought refuge in the precious Yellow metal amid rising political tensions and economic uncertainty. […]

United States Oil (USO) Iran’s President Seeks to Downplay US Oil Sanctions

United States Oil (USO) Iran’s President Seeks to Downplay US Oil Sanctions

United States Oil (USO) Iran’s President Seeks to Downplay US Oil Sanctions Iran says it has no concerns over the potential impacts of returning US sanctions on its oil exports given that it is already selling its crude oil higher than the price tag it has set in its annual budget plan. Iran’s First Vice […]

Gold Up, Asian Shares Dip + Commodities

Gold Up, Asian Shares Dip + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold prices rose early Monday as Asian stocks eased due to concerns about a potential decline in China’s economic growth amid an ongoing trade dispute and signs of tighter monetary policy by the Fed. Spot gold was up 0.3% […]

United States Oil (USO) Chinese buyers shy away from U.S. crude

United States Oil (USO) Chinese buyers shy away from U.S. crude

United States Oil (USO) Chinese buyers shy away from U.S. crude Although the Chinese government has not yet gone so far in the ever-escalating trade war as to sanction United States oil, imports are drying up anyway as Chinese buyers shy away from U.S. crude. According to U.S. Census Bureau data released last week, for […]

Gold Up, USD, US Interest Rates Down+ Commodities

Gold Up, USD, US Interest Rates Down+ Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT US President Trump says Fed “crazy” for raising interest rates Spot gold may extend gains to $1,237 oz Crude Oil falling on overblown supply issues In Asia Gold Gold prices edged lower Friday, but held near a more than 10-wk highs hit […]

Gold Down, US Interest Rates Up + Commodities

Gold Down, US Interest Rates Up + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Asian shares fall sharply after Wall St tumbles Holdings in SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) rise for 1st time since July US President Trump says Fed “crazy” for raising interest rates In Asia Gold Gold prices inched down Thursday as strong […]

United States Oil (USO) Demand is still very strong

United States Oil (USO) Demand is still very strong

United States Oil (USO) Demand is still very strong Crude rose as storm Michael strengthened and shut some U.S. oil output, while the International Energy Agency called on producers to pump more as the market is “entering the red zone.” Futures in New York rose 0.6 percent. Michael, currently a category 1 storm, is strengthening […]

Gold Steady, USD Pauses + Commodities

Gold Steady, USD Pauses + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold Gold prices held steady Wednesday as expectations of more US interest rate increases pressured demand, although the precious Yellow metal drew some support from USD coming off 7-week highs. Spot gold was little changed at $1,189.05 oz at 0513 […]

United States Oil (USO) U.S. waivers on Iran sanctions

United States Oil (USO) U.S. waivers on Iran sanctions

United States Oil (USO) U.S. waivers on Iran sanctions Oil futures ended lower Monday on reports that the Trump administration was softening its hard line on Iran crude exports and might allow waivers for some buyers when sanctions against the Islamic Republic’s crude exports go back into effect in November. Oil prices had seen steeper […]

Gold Dips Below 1200, Investors Buy USDs + Commodities

Gold Dips Below 1200, Investors Buy USDs + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold on track for its biggest daily pct loss since mid-Aug China eases policy on concerns trade dispute with US could hurt growth Speculators cut net short position in COMEX gold in 1st week of October […]

United States Oil (USO) development on the impending U.S. sanctions on Iran

United States Oil (USO) development on the impending U.S. sanctions on Iran

United States Oil (USO) development on the impending U.S. sanctions on Iran To be honest, I’m still not 100% sold on Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) despite the huge rally in Apple stock of late. The AAPL stock price has risen 49% over the past year, adding over $360 billion in market value. The catalysts for the rally […]

Gold Dips, USD Firms, China China Eases + Commodities

Gold Dips, USD Firms, China China Eases + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold prices inched lower Monday as USD firmed after China’s central bank eased its domestic policy to support the economy.  Spot gold was down 0.2% at $1,200.31 oz at 0103 GMT, the precious Yellow metal […]

Saudi Crown Prince to US President Trump, “We have replaced all Iran’s lost Oil”

Saudi Crown Prince to US President Trump, “We have replaced all Iran’s lost Oil”

Saudi Crown Prince to US President Trump, “We have replaced all Iran’s lost Oil” $OIL, $USO, $UGA Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince said that the Kingdom is fulfilling promises to make up for Iranian Crude Oil supplies lost to American sanctions. “The request that America made to Saudi Arabia and other OPEC countries is to be […]

Aramco IPO by 2021

Aramco IPO by 2021

Aramco IPO by 2021 Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said that oil giant Aramco’s initial public offering will go ahead by early 2021 after reports emerged the plan had been scrapped, Bloomberg reported. “I believe late 2020, early 2021,” Prince Mohammed told Bloomberg in an interview published late Friday when asked when he believed […]

Gold Flat, US NFPs the Focus + Commodities

Gold Flat, US NFPs the Focus + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold prices were steady Friday as investors remained cautious after US Treasury yields hit multi-year peaks on expectations that stronger monthly employment data could boost the Fed’s case for a tighter monetary policy. Investors are expected […]

Trade War Hits Oil as China Dumps USA

Trade War Hits Oil as China Dumps USA

Trade War Hits Oil as China Dumps USA America’s second-largest oil client, China, has completely stopped buying crude from the United States as trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies continue to grow. While oil has not been included on the list of bilateral tariffs, Chinese refiners have been staying away from buying crude […]

United States Oil (USO) climbs back to a nearly 4-year high

United States Oil (USO) climbs back to a nearly 4-year high

United States Oil (USO) climbs back to a nearly 4-year high Oil futures rallied on Wednesday as reported declines in Iranian exports due to pending U.S. oil sanctions, and uncertainty surrounding the ability of other major oil producers to make up for the loss, lifted U.S. and global prices back to nearly four-year highs. The […]

Gold Down, USD Up + Commodities

Gold Down, USD Up + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT The USD reached an 11-month high against the Japanese Yen and stood strong Vs other peers, boosted by upbeat US economic data and hawkish comments from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell In Asia Gold Gold prices inched down Thursday, after upbeat US economic […]

United States Oil (USO) markets preparing for tighter supply

United States Oil (USO) markets preparing for tighter supply

United States Oil (USO) markets preparing for tighter supply US oil prices hit their highest level since November 2014 on Tuesday and Brent crude was also near a four-year peak reached the previous day, with markets preparing for tighter supply once US sanctions against Iran kick in next month. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude […]

Gold Up, USD Up + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Up + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold Gold prices rebounded Tuesday as risk appetite faded after getting a boost from an agreement between the United States, Canada  and Mexico’s (USMCA) free trade deal. Asian stocks fell, with MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares […]

United States Oil (USO) surges above $75

United States Oil (USO) surges above $75

United States Oil (USO) surges above $75 U.S. crude prices surged on Monday, hitting a nearly four-year high on signs that sanctions are shrinking Iranian crude exports and as North American trade tensions ease. Rising oil prices threaten to cut oil demand in emerging economies. This could trigger inflation. This could trigger substitution of other […]

Gold Up a Bit, but USMCA Deal Weighs + Commodities

Gold Up a Bit, but USMCA Deal Weighs + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold is higher early Tuesday, having dipped Monday, as demand for riskier assets picked up after the United States and Canada reached an agreement to salvage a North American free trade deal aka USCMA. US […]

Oil Prices Head to $100

Oil Prices Head to $100

Oil prices held around four-year highs Tuesday after another blistering rally, supporting energy firms, but most markets were in retreat as traders brushed off a positive lead from Wall Street and the US-Mexico-Canada trade deal. Crude has motored in recent weeks on concerns about supplies after sanctions are imposed on Iran next month, while OPEC’s […]

United States Oil (USO) higher during mid-morning trade in Asia

United States Oil (USO) higher during mid-morning trade in Asia

United States Oil (USO) higher during mid-morning trade in Asia China’s export orders shrank in September as a tariff battle with Washington over technology escalated, adding to downward pressure on the world’s No. 2 economy, two surveys showed Sunday. The reports add to signs Chinese trade, which had held up despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s […]

Gold Slips, USD Firms on Fed Rate Hike + Commodities

Gold Slips, USD Firms on Fed Rate Hike + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold Gold prices dipped Monday as the USD firmed in the wake of indications from the Fed last week that it will pursue a tighter monetary policy. The Fed raised US interest rates last week and said it […]

United States Oil (USO) global benchmark’s price notching another four-year high at the settlement

United States Oil (USO) global benchmark’s price notching another four-year high at the settlement

United States Oil (USO) global benchmark’s price notching another four-year high at the settlement Oil climbed on Thursday, with the global benchmark’s price notching another four-year high at the settlement, as U.S. officials said the sale of domestic reserves wouldn’t be used to undercut a rally in crude. Anticipation of supply disruptions caused by the […]

Gold Down and USD Up on Fed Rate Hike + Commodities

Gold Down and USD Up on Fed Rate Hike + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold Gold is down more than 13% from an April high, largely because of the stronger USD Concerns about Iran sanctions led to a widening difference between NYMEX WTI Crude and ICE Brent Crude prices Global mining […]

United States Oil (USO) futures climb as much as 1.4%

United States Oil (USO) futures climb as much as 1.4%

United States Oil (USO) futures climb as much as 1.4% Oil surged on prospects of a supply crunch after the U.S. ruled out the release of emergency crude reserves, adding to concerns over potential losses in Iranian supplies. Futures in New York climbed as much as 1.4 percent. Prices on Wednesday pared declines after U.S. Energy Secretary […]

Gold Up and USD Up on FOMC Rate Hike + Commodities

Gold Up and USD Up on FOMC Rate Hike + Commodities

Gold Up and USD Up on FOMC Rate Hike + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Thursday, Gold prices rose, as investors looked for bargains after the metal fell a 2-week lows in the prior session following a US interest rate hike and as limited gains in USD after the decision supported demand […]

United States Oil (USO) headed lower

United States Oil (USO) headed lower

United States Oil (USO) headed lower U.S. oil prices headed lower in the electronic trading session Tuesday after the American Petroleum Institute reported that U.S. crude supplies rose by 2.9 million barrels for the week ended Sept. 21, according to sources. The API data also showed supplies of gasoline up 949,000 million barrels, but distillates […]

Gold Steady on Flat USD, and FOMC Rate Policy Announcement + Commodities

Gold Steady on Flat USD, and FOMC Rate Policy Announcement + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold prices drifting in a narrow range Wednesday as investors awaited cues of the FOMC’s 2-day meeting, where policymakers are expected to raise interest rates for the 3rd time this year. Spot gold was up […]

OPEC of ‘Ripping Off’ World, President Trump Calls for Lower Crude Oil Prices

OPEC of ‘Ripping Off’ World, President Trump Calls for Lower Crude Oil Prices

OPEC of ‘Ripping Off’ World, President Trump Calls for Lower Crude Oil Prices $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $USO, $OIL Tuesday, US President Donald Trump accused members of the OPEC cartel of “ripping off” the world, as he called for a lowering of energy prices. “The United States stands ready to export our abundant affordable […]

United States Oil (USO) demand for oil in OECD countries would fall from the early 2020s

United States Oil (USO) demand for oil in OECD countries would fall from the early 2020s

United States Oil (USO) demand for oil in OECD countries would fall from the early 2020s The OPEC oil cartel raised its global production forecast this weekend based on higher-than-predicted US output in a report outlining a long-term rise in net demand, particularly in developing countries. In its annual World Oil Outlook, the Organisation of […]

Gold Flat on Firm USD, China Trade Tensions Continue + Commodities

Gold Flat on Firm USD, China Trade Tensions Continue + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold was steady Tuesday on US-China trade tensions after $200-B of tariffs came into effect, investors stay on the sidelines ahead of the FOMC policy meeting. Spot gold was barely changed at 1,198.28 oz by 0056 GMT. […]

Oil Prices and Trade Wars

Oil Prices and Trade Wars

Brent oil soared Monday close to $81, reaching the highest level since November 2014 after OPEC and other global producers snubbed pressure from US President Donald Trump to dampen prices. At 0840 GMT, Brent North Sea crude for delivery in November soared to a peak of $80.94 per barrel. That was the highest level since […]

Gold Down on From USD, as China Halts Trade Talks + Commodities

Gold Down on From USD, as China Halts Trade Talks + Commodities

Gold Down on From USD, as China Halts Trade Talks + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold edged lower Monday, as USD held firm on news that China has cancelled trade talks with the United States, with the market also eyeing this week’s FOMC policy meeting for guidance on […]

President Trump Can Keep ‘America First’ in Energy

President Trump Can Keep ‘America First’ in Energy

President Trump Can Keep ‘America First’ in Energy $USO, $UGA, $USD, $HON The EPA’s proposed new auto emissions rule, the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule, is now half-way through its comment period, which ends in October. Deep in the 500-pg notice of proposed rule-making is an issue few are talking about, but it’s one […]

United States Oil (USO) looking for alternative oil supplies

United States Oil (USO) looking for alternative oil supplies

United States Oil (USO) looking for alternative oil supplies The United States—which is pushing to have all Iranian oil customers stop importing crude from Tehran—is looking for alternative oil supplies for its allies whose imports will be disrupted by the U.S. sanctions on Iran. While during the previous U.S. and EU sanctions on Iran between […]

Gold Prices Up, Easing Trade Concerns Soften USD + Commodities

Gold Prices Up, Easing Trade Concerns Soften USD + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Asian stocks extended gains Friday thanks to Wall Street marking all-time highs, as investors believe that the latest exchange of tariffs between the United States and China may be less damaging than initially feared. […]

United States Oil (USO) signs OPEC may not raise output

United States Oil (USO) signs OPEC may not raise output

United States Oil (USO) signs OPEC may not raise output Oil rose for a third day on Thursday amid another drawdown in U.S. inventories and strong U.S. gasoline demand, while signs OPEC may not raise output to address shrinking supplies from Iran also supported prices. U.S. sanctions affecting Iran’s oil exports come into force on […]

Gold Prices Steady, Trade Concerns Pressure USD + Commodities

Gold Prices Steady, Trade Concerns Pressure USD + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN,$WEAT In Asia Asian stocks followed global indexes higher Thursday, as investors took a less bearish view on the impact of the US-China trade war on markets, a sharp contrast to dim expectations economists had on US growth amid the […]

United States Oil (USO) prices pulled back from gains racked up in the previous session

United States Oil (USO) prices pulled back from gains racked up in the previous session

United States Oil (USO) prices pulled back from gains racked up in the previous session Oil prices on Wednesday pulled back from gains racked up the previous day, pushed down amid a surprise climb in U.S. crude stockpiles. Brent crude futures had dropped 22 cents, or 0.28 percent, to $78.81 per barrel by 0042 GMT, chipping […]

United States Oil (USO) lower as trade tensions heightened between the US and China

United States Oil (USO) lower as trade tensions heightened between the US and China

United States Oil (USO) lower as trade tensions heightened between the US and China Crude oil futures were lower in mid-morning trade in Asia Tuesday as trade tensions heightened between the US and China, shrugging off analyst expectations of a further draw in US crude stocks. The heightened tension over US-China tariffs saw the market […]

Crude Oil Prices Soften on Renewed Trade Concerns

Crude Oil Prices Soften on Renewed Trade Concerns

Crude Oil Prices Soften on Renewed Trade Concerns $USO, $OIL NYMEX WTI Crude Oil prices settled modestly lower Monday, as gains on expectations for steep losses of Iranian Crude Oil were offset by fears that rising US-China tensions could soften global demand. On the New York Merc, Crude Oil futures for November delivery fell 19c to […]

United States Oil (USO) Uncertainty prevails over how many countries will stop importing oil from Iran

United States Oil (USO) Uncertainty prevails over how many countries will stop importing oil from Iran

United States Oil (USO) Uncertainty prevails over how many countries will stop importing oil from Iran Brent, the international benchmark for crude oil, could to rise above $85 per barrel in the coming months due to a combination of US sanctions on Iran and a potential Opec supply crunch, analysts say. West Texas Intermediate (WTI), […]

America First, Financial Markets Briefing 

America First, Financial Markets Briefing 

America First, Financial Markets Briefing $SPY, $USD, $OIL, $USO, $USD, $CU Hong Kong, China equities slide Monday on trade concerns  WS-J reporting Monday that China could skip trade talks with US Stocks in Asia opened the week under pressure after the latest US move to place a 3rd tranche of tariffs on Chinese goods, as […]

Gold-Silver Ratio at Highest Mark in 27 Years

Gold-Silver Ratio at Highest Mark in 27 Years

Gold-Silver Ratio at Highest Mark in 27 Years $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $SPY, $QQQ The Gold-Silver Ratio has been one of the most reliable technical ‘buy’ indicators for Silver, whenever the ratio climbs above 80. The Big Q: Is the current spike in the gold/silver ratio forecasting another stock market crash? The gold-to-silver ratio has moves […]

United States Oil (USO) United States this year became the largest crude oil producer

United States Oil (USO) United States this year became the largest crude oil producer

United States Oil (USO) United States this year became the largest crude oil producer The United States this year became the largest crude oil producer, surpassing Russia and Saudi Arabia, according to preliminary estimates from the Energy Information Administration. Although following the June 22 agreement between OPEC and Russia to up production to rein in prices Russia […]

Hurricane Florence’s Effect on Commodities

Hurricane Florence’s Effect on Commodities

Hurricane Florence’s Effect on Commodities $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USO,$UNG Thursday’s US economic data included: CPI, Export Sales, Jobless Claims and followed by EIA Gas Storage. But the the Main headline is Hurricane Florence bearing down on the east coast, and a major tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico, it is 1 that has a 50% chance of forming into […]

US Gasoline Prices Up, Inflation Rising

US Gasoline Prices Up, Inflation Rising

US Gasoline Prices Up, Inflation Rising $UGA, $USO US consumer prices rose less than expected in August as increases in gasoline and rents were offset by declines in healthcare and apparel costs, and underlying inflation pressures also appeared to be slowing. The US Labor Department said on Thursday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2% last month after […]

United States Oil (USO) Market eyes Hurricane Florence as it approaches the U.S. East Coast

United States Oil (USO) Market eyes Hurricane Florence as it approaches the U.S. East Coast

United States Oil (USO) Market eyes Hurricane Florence as it approaches the U.S. East Coast Crude-oil futures rallied Tuesday, finding support as a major hurricane approaching the U.S. East Coast boosted demand for fuel and threatened the flow of gasoline through a key pipeline. The U.S. government also cut its forecasts for domestic production and […]

Hurricane Florence Driving Crude Oil and Gasoline Higher

Hurricane Florence Driving Crude Oil and Gasoline Higher

Hurricane Florence Driving Crude Oil and Gasoline Higher $USO, $OIL, $UGA Crude Oil and Gasoline posted the biggest gainers since late June as Hurricane Florence threatened US East Coast fuel markets and sanctions began crimping Iranian Crude Oil exports. Crude Oil futures in New York climbed 2.5%, while gasoline futures popped higher by 2.8% Tuesday. […]

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