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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) 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 […]

US Stocks Decline for a 2nd Day Running, EU Tariffs Loom

US Stocks Decline for a 2nd Day Running, EU Tariffs Loom

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $ESDAY, $VXX Wednesday’s US economic data included the ADP Employment Change report for September and the weekly MBA Mortgage Applications Index. The takeaways are as follows: Private-sector payrolls were estimated to have increased by 135,000 in September (consensus 150-K) while the prior month’s print was revised down to 157-K from 195,000. 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 […]

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) 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 […]

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 […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $GLD, $VXX SPECIAL REPORT: The Future of this Rally, what is Next? Thee DJIA futures are up a bit Sunday night, along with S&P 500 futures and NAS Comp futures. This stock market rally has stood negative headlines, but is not yet making a final push to record highs. Arguably, this […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

United States Oil (USO) holds most huge gains after Saudi attack, Fed moves into view

United States Oil (USO) holds most huge gains after Saudi attack, Fed moves into view

United States Oil (USO) holds most huge gains after Saudi attack, Fed moves into view Oil prices dipped Tuesday but held most of the previous day’s record gains following an attack on Saudi facilities that wiped out half the country’s output, with traders nervously awaiting the US response after it said Iran was likely to […]

What Will the Attack on Saudi Crude Oil Facilities Mean for Consumers?

What Will the Attack on Saudi Crude Oil Facilities Mean for Consumers?

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $OIL, $USO, $VXX Wall Street closed lower, Crude Oil prices spiked after attack in Saudi Arabia The attack knocked about 5.7-M BPD out of production, leading to the biggest 1-day gainer in WTI Crude Oil ($62.88/bbl, +$8.00, +14.6%) since Y 2008. Saudi Arabia expected to restore about 33% of lost production […]

United States Oil (USO) Companies Set to Benefit From Saudi Supply Disruption

United States Oil (USO) Companies Set to Benefit From Saudi Supply Disruption

United States Oil (USO) Companies Set to Benefit From Saudi Supply Disruption Some U.S. oil companies are positioned to gain from the attacks on Saudi Arabia’s facilities over the weekend and an attendant rise in crude prices. The biggest moves could come from U.S. oil companies with a sizable short interest, including Apache Corp., Continental Resources […]

United States Oil (USO) lower as optimism over an end to the US-China trade war faded

United States Oil (USO) lower as optimism over an end to the US-China trade war faded

United States Oil (USO) lower as optimism over an end to the US-China trade war faded Oil futures fell on Friday as optimism over an end to the US-China trade war faded, leaving prices set for a weekly loss after days of wild gyrations. Brent crude was down 17 cents, or 0.3 per cent, at […]

United States Oil (USO) lower squeezed by speculation of sanctions-hit Iranian crude returning to the market

United States Oil (USO) lower  squeezed by speculation of sanctions-hit Iranian crude returning to the market

United States Oil (USO) lower squeezed by speculation of sanctions-hit Iranian crude returning to the market Oil prices traded higher on Wednesday after an industry report said U.S. crude stockpiles fell last week by more than twice the amount that analysts in a Reuters poll had forecast. Brent crude futures rose 51 cents, or 0.6%, to […]

United States Oil (USO) ends at a nearly 6-week high as new Saudi oil minister repeats commitment to production cuts

United States Oil (USO) ends at a nearly 6-week high as new Saudi oil minister repeats commitment to production cuts

United States Oil (USO) ends at a nearly 6-week high as new Saudi oil minister repeats commitment to production cuts Oil futures rose Monday, marking their highest settlement in almost six weeks, after Saudi Arabia’s new energy minister signaled a continued commitment to production curbs. West Texas Intermediate crude for October delivery CLV19, +0.40%  rose $1.33, or 2.4%, […]

Betting Started: President Trump Will Forge China Trade Deal

Betting Started: President Trump Will Forge China Trade Deal

$AUD, $WON, $JPY, $USO, $BAC OK, the US -China not being not having a date-certain schedule for the September trade talks yet, now is a good time for you too to start thinking about betting on a trade deal, as it has begun. “I am still reasonably optimistic,” David Woo, head of global rates and foreign […]

President Trump is Not Willing to Risk US Energy Wealth for “Windmill Dreams”

President Trump is Not Willing to Risk US Energy Wealth for “Windmill Dreams”

$USO $OIL President Trump rejected the theory that a source of electricity, wind power is efficient, saying it does not work “all that well.” “We’re the No. 1 energy producer in the world,” President Trump said at the end of this G-7 Summit in Biarritz, France. “I’m not going to lose that wealth on dreams, […]

Stocks Rallied in Broad-based Advance

Stocks Rallied in Broad-based Advance

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX This week’s trade has been headlined by the yield-curve inversion theory, where the yield of shorter-dated debt rises above its longer-term counterpart. On Wednesday, the yield 10-yr T-Note rate briefly fell below the 2-year T-Note a condition that has sometimes been a recession indicator. The degree to which investors have crowded […]

President Trump Drops Some Tariffs on Chinese Goods, Stocks Rally

President Trump Drops Some Tariffs on Chinese Goods, Stocks Rally

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US stocks rallied Tuesday after the White House announced that it will delay the 10% tariff rate for some items imported from China until 15 December. President Trump told reporters he wanted to delay the tariffs so consumers would not be hurt during the Christmas shopping season and said he […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Steady, Stocks Higher Headlines US-China trade dispute remains in focus Crude Oil prices steady Spot gold may test psyche resistance at $1,500 oz Calm returns to stock markets as RMB Yuan steadies Gold: Gold prices +1% Wednesday as investors to seek refuge […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Firm, USD Off, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Lower Headlines Crude Oil climbs on Short-covering, Us-China trade disputes caps gain Global Stock ‘rout’ deepens US labels China a currency manipulator paving the way for more sanctions Yuan off lows, JPY slumps as China struggles over currency policy Gold […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Lower Headlines Asia stocks hit 6-month low as investors flee to safety Futures are now pricing in deeper interest rate cuts than before last week’s Fed meeting. The terminal US rate is seen at 1.22%, 93 bpts below the current […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Mixed, USD Steady, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Lower Headlines President Trump’s new tariffs may set stage for more Fed rate cuts President Trump says it is up to China to deal with Hong Kong’s riots Crude Oil prices regain ground after overnight dive Gold will see a […]

United States Oil (USO) prices edge up, but Brent prices decline

United States Oil (USO) prices edge up, but Brent prices decline

United States Oil (USO) prices edge up, but Brent prices decline Oil futures finished higher on Wednesday, with U.S. prices up a fifth consecutive session as government data showed that domestic crude inventories dropped for a seventh week in a row, the longest stretch of declines in a year and a half. Prices had also […]

United States Oil (USO) rises on expectations of Fed rate cut

United States Oil (USO) rises on expectations of Fed rate cut

United States Oil (USO) rises on expectations of Fed rate cut Oil prices rose on Tuesday, on track to close at a two-week high, on optimism the U.S. Federal Reserve will cut interest rates this week for the first time in more than 10 years, boosting demand expectations in the world’s biggest oil user. Meanwhile, […]

Mark Zuckerberg Takes a Shot at the Fed’s Relevance

Mark Zuckerberg Takes a Shot at the Fed’s Relevance

$FB, $USO, $XAU, $XAG, $USD, $JPY, $EUR President Trump gives his voice to increasingly public impatience with what we analysts call macro-economics. The Fed targets 2% inflation as a compromise between accomplishing strong growth and stable prices. Since the Y 2008 financial crisis, whether unemployment was 10% or less than 4%, no matter how high or low […]

United States Oil (USO) traders will closely await updates on both the trade front and Fed policy

United States Oil (USO) traders will closely await updates on both the trade front and Fed policy

United States Oil (USO) traders will closely await updates on both the trade front and Fed policy Oil futures ended higher Monday, with analysts tying support to the planned resumption of trade talks between the U.S. and China as well as expectations the Federal Reserve will deliver a rate cut when it concludes its policy […]

United States Oil (USO) rebounded from its worst loss in a week

United States Oil (USO) rebounded from its worst loss in a week

United States Oil (USO) rebounded from its worst loss in a week Oil rebounded from its worst loss in a week as traders focused on tightening U.S. crude stockpiles while Europe’s Central Bank signaled it was teeing up stimulus for the flagging economy. Futures climbed as much as 2% in New York Thursday, after sliding […]

United States Oil (USO) slowing global growth added to demand concerns

United States Oil (USO) slowing global growth added to demand concerns

United States Oil (USO) slowing global growth added to demand concerns Oil ticked higher early on Thursday after falling in the previous session as more signs of slowing global growth added to demand concerns, with Middle East tensions underpinning prices. Brent crude futures were up 6 cents at $63.24 a barrel by 0053 GMT, after […]

United States Oil (USO) signs of rising tensions in the Middle East

United States Oil (USO) signs of rising tensions in the Middle East

United States Oil (USO) signs of rising tensions in the Middle East Oil rose to almost $64 on Tuesday, jumping late in the session after the head of U.S. Central Command said the United States may have taken down a second Iranian drone over the Strait of Hormuz last week. Signs of rising tensions in […]

United States Oil (USO) investors worried about possible supply disruptions in the energy-rich Middle East

United States Oil (USO) investors worried about possible supply disruptions in the energy-rich Middle East

United States Oil (USO) investors worried about possible supply disruptions in the energy-rich Middle East Oil prices rose more than 1% on Monday, as investors worried about possible supply disruptions in the energy-rich Middle East after Iran’s seizure of a British tanker last week. Brent crude futures climbed 66 cents a barrel, or 1.02% to $63.11 […]

Tensions in the Gulf have already pushed United States Oil (USO) prices slightly higher

Tensions in the Gulf have already pushed United States Oil (USO) prices slightly higher

Tensions in the Gulf have already pushed United States Oil (USO) prices slightly higher Seizures of oil tankers and other hostile Iranian measures in the Strait of Hormuz are already raising insurance rates for shipping companies and could eventually reduce tanker traffic in the vital waterway, with a spike in global oil prices a serious risk even […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Note: Geopolitical fears were dominated by confrontation in the Crude Oil trade’s most important waterway escalating, with footage showing the Iranian military defying a British warship when it seized a tanker in the Strait of Hormuz Friday. Priced-in forecasts […]

United States Oil (USO) prices reversed earlier gains

United States Oil (USO) prices reversed earlier gains

United States Oil (USO) prices reversed earlier gains Earlier gains for oil futures on the back of increased tensions in the Middle East gave way to sizable declines Thursday, pushing U.S. and global benchmark prices to their lowest settlements in a month. Prices reversed earlier gains, “reacting to the weakness in U.S. equities and over expectations of […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Spiked, USD Steady, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Note: Friday is options expiry in the US, volatile: maybe, maybe not. The Buck steadied Friday, but was still on the defensive after Federal Reserve officials bolstered expectations of an aggressive rate cut this month to address weakening price […]

United States Oil (USO) at two-week lows

United States Oil (USO) at two-week lows

United States Oil (USO) at two-week lows Oil futures marked their lowest finish in roughly two weeks on Wednesday, as U.S. government data revealed that domestic crude supplies fell for a fifth straight week, but the stocks were down by less than the market expected and product inventories climbed. August West Texas Intermediate crude CLQ19, +0.12% shed 84 […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Firm, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Notes: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Wednesday said the dollar was overvalued by 6% to 12%, based on near-term economic fundamentals. With the 1st US interest rate reduction in 10 yrs expected later this month, 2 Fed policymakers sketched […]

United States Oil (USO) State Secretary Pompeo says Iran is ready to negotiate about its missile program

United States Oil (USO) State Secretary Pompeo says Iran is ready to negotiate about its missile program

United States Oil (USO) State Secretary Pompeo says Iran is ready to negotiate about its missile program Oil prices turned lower on Tuesday, falling by about $2 a barrel as U.S. President Donald Trump said progress has been made with Iran, signaling tensions could ease in the Mideast. Brent crude futures were down $2.56 or 3.7% […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Firm, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: With the 1st US interest rate reduction in 10 yrs expected later this month, 2 Fed policymakers sketched out arguments Tuesday on how deep the cut should be, even as a 3rd said she needs more data before […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Unch, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Mixed Notes: Most Asian stock markets rose Monday, but gains were limited as investors awaited US retail sales data and corporate earnings to gauge the health of the world’s biggest economy ahead of a likely US rate cut later […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Mixed, USD Firm, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Notes: China’s economic growth slowed to 6.2% in Q-2, its weakest pace in 27 years, as demand at home and abroad faltered in the face of mounting US trade pressure. EU foreign ministers will seek to figure out how […]

United States Oil (USO) makes it to Ukraine in another blow to Moscow

United States Oil (USO) makes it to Ukraine in another blow to Moscow

United States Oil (USO) makes it to Ukraine in another blow to Moscow U.S. crude exports are gaining traction in Europe as even Ukraine turns into a significant consumer of American barrels at the expense of Russian supplies amid heightened U.S. political pressure on Moscow and problems over contaminated Russian oil. Ukraine this month received […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: Friday, China will release trade data for June, with analysts expecting exports to have fallen as weakening global demand and a sharp hike in US tariffs took a heavier toll on the world’s largest trading nation. OPEC Thursday […]

United States Oil (USO) US crude inventories shrank and as major producers cut nearly a third of offshore Gulf of Mexico production ahead of an expected storm

United States Oil (USO) US crude inventories shrank and as major producers cut nearly a third of offshore Gulf of Mexico production ahead of an expected storm

United States Oil (USO) US crude inventories shrank and as major producers cut nearly a third of offshore Gulf of Mexico production ahead of an expected storm Oil prices rose 4.5 per cent a barrel on Wednesday to their highest level in more than a month after US crude inventories shrank and as major producers […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: Tensions have been high in the Middle East after attacks on tankers and the downing of a US drone by Iran last month, following President Trump’s withdrawal from a multi-party agreement with Tehran to end its nuclear program. […]

United States Oil (USO) persistent Iran tensions, this week’s testimony from Fed’s Powell color oil-trading sentiment

United States Oil (USO) persistent Iran tensions, this week’s testimony from Fed’s Powell color oil-trading sentiment

United States Oil (USO) persistent Iran tensions, this week’s testimony from Fed’s Powell color oil-trading sentiment Oil futures gained on Tuesday, with U.S. prices logging a fourth straight session gain, buoyed by tensions with Iran that threaten the global flow of oil and by expectations for a weekly decline in U.S. crude supplies. Concerns over […]

United States Oil (USO) concerns surrounding energy demand lingers

United States Oil (USO) concerns surrounding energy demand lingers

United States Oil (USO) concerns surrounding energy demand lingers Oil futures diverged Monday, with U.S. prices up a third straight session while global benchmark Brent finished lower, as tensions with Iran, and the possibility of disruptions to oil flow in the Middle East, increased. Concerns surrounding energy demand, however, lingered. Geopolitical tensions with Iran have […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Down, USD Flat Crude Oil Off, Stocks Lower Notes: BoE Governor Mark Carney has said a global trade war and a no-deal BREXIT were growing risks to Britain’s economy, which might need more help to cope with a downturn. That prompted investors to increase their bets on […]

United States Oil (USO) very cautious open this morning supported by a better than expected non-farm payrolls

United States Oil (USO) very cautious open this morning supported by a better than expected non-farm payrolls

United States Oil (USO) very cautious open this morning supported by a better than expected non-farm payrolls Crude prices were little changed on Monday as traders weighed geopolitical risks against the impact of the Sino-U.S. trade war on the global economy, although last week’s better-than-expected U.S. jobs data offered some support. Brent crude futures were […]

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

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

FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Flat, Stocks Lower Notes: White House Economic advisor Larry Kudlow has confirmed top representatives from the United States and China will meet in the coming week to continue trade talks. Iran said Sunday it will shortly boost its uranium enrichment above a cap set by a landmark Y 2015 nuclear […]

United States Oil (USO) weighed down by data showing a smaller-than-expected draw on U.S. crude stockpiles along with worries about the global economy

United States Oil (USO) weighed down by data showing a smaller-than-expected draw on U.S. crude stockpiles along with worries about the global economy

United States Oil (USO) weighed down by data showing a smaller-than-expected draw on U.S. crude stockpiles along with worries about the global economy Oil prices fell on Thursday, weighed down by data showing a smaller-than-expected draw on U.S. crude stockpiles along with worries about the global economy. Front-month Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil […]

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

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

FLASH: Gold Up, USD Firm, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: The market’s focus is Friday’s US NFPs for June, which economists expect to have risen by 160,000 in June, compared with 75,000 in May. USD firm on Friday but traders held off on making big bets ahead of the closely-watched US NFPs report that could influence […]

United States Oil (USO) oil prices drop by nearly 5% to their lowest in 2 weeks

United States Oil (USO) oil prices drop by nearly 5% to their lowest in 2 weeks

United States Oil (USO) oil prices drop by nearly 5% to their lowest in 2 weeks Oil futures dropped by almost 5% on Tuesday, settling at their lowest in roughly two weeks. “The crude oil market has quickly digested the decision by OPEC and its allies to maintain the production cuts through next March,” said […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD,$USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY Wednesday, the US financial markets are shortened, and all US financial markets are closed Thursday for Independence Day FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Notes: Bank of England Governor Mark Carney on Tuesday flagged uncertainties stemming from trade disputes and Britain’s departure from the EU […]

United States Oil (USO) steadies but oversupply fears persist

United States Oil (USO) steadies but oversupply fears persist

United States Oil (USO) steadies but oversupply fears persist Oil prices pared gains on Monday (July 1) after worries about oversupply persisted, pulling back from an early rally as Opec extended supply cuts until March 2020 during a meeting in Vienna. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed on Monday to extend oil supply […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD,$USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Mixed Notes: President Trump said Monday that any trade deal with China would need to be “somewhat tilted” in favor of the United States. The US government also threatened tariffs on $4-B of additional EU goods in a long-running dispute […]

United States Oil (USO) OPEC and its allies look set to extend oil supply cuts

United States Oil (USO) OPEC and its allies look set to extend oil supply cuts

United States Oil (USO) OPEC and its allies look set to extend oil supply cuts OPEC and its allies look set to extend oil supply cuts next week at least until the end of 2019 as Iraq joined top producers Saudi Arabia and Russia on Sunday in endorsing a policy aimed at propping up the […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD,$USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: The US and China agreed on Saturday to resume trade negotiations after President Trump offered concessions to his Chinese counterpart Xi when the 2 leaders met on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Japan. OPEC and […]

United States Oil (USO) OPEC-Russia production deal to continue

United States Oil (USO) OPEC-Russia production deal to continue

United States Oil (USO) OPEC-Russia production deal to continue OPEC ministers meet Monday, but this weekend’s G-20 leaders summit could have much more impact on oil prices, depending on whether the outcome is good or bad for the global economy — and therefore oil demand. The world’s markets are focused on Saturday’s meeting between President Donald Trump […]

United States Oil (USO) some of the advance is tied to higher crude prices ahead of the G20 meeting

United States Oil (USO) some of the advance is tied to higher crude prices ahead of the G20 meeting

United States Oil (USO) some of the advance is tied to higher crude prices ahead of the G20 meeting U.S. oil prices climbed by nearly 3% on Wednesday, as the U.S. government reported a weekly drop of nearly 13 million barrels in domestic crude stocks. Gasoline futures also rallied on news of the planned closure […]

United States Oil (USO) Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions

United States Oil (USO) Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions

United States Oil (USO) Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions U.S. oil prices fell on Tuesday, posting a modest retreat after three consecutive session gains on the back of heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. “Slowing global growth and tensions with Iran are having an impact on the oil markets as investors […]

United States Oil (USO) Trump administration announces additional Iran sanctions

United States Oil (USO) Trump administration announces additional Iran sanctions

United States Oil (USO) Trump administration announces additional Iran sanctions Oil futures split two ways on Monday, with U.S. prices ending higher but global benchmark Brent crude posting a loss as the U.S. announced new sanctions on Iran. President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order imposing financial sanctions on Iranian leaders, according to […]

United States Oil (USO) prices on the rises as tensions remain high between Iran and the United States

United States Oil (USO) prices on the rises as tensions remain high between Iran and the United States

United States Oil (USO) prices on the rises as tensions remain high between Iran and the United States Oil prices climbed on Monday as tensions remain high between Iran and the United States, with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo saying “significant” sanctions on Tehran would be announced. Brent futures were up 37 cents, or […]

United States Oil (USO) higher on fears of a military confrontation between Tehran and Washington

United States Oil (USO) higher on fears of a military confrontation between Tehran and Washington

United States Oil (USO) higher on fears of a military confrontation between Tehran and Washington Oil soared more than 5% higher yesterday after Iran shot down a US military drone, raising fears of a military confrontation between Tehran and Washington. Expectations that the US Federal Reserve could cut interest rates at its next meeting, stimulating […]

United States Oil (USO) OPEC sets new ministerial meeting dates to July 1-2

United States Oil (USO) OPEC sets new ministerial meeting dates to July 1-2

United States Oil (USO) OPEC sets new ministerial meeting dates to July 1-2 Oil futures settled modestly lower on Wednesday, giving up the gains they saw in the immediate wake of U.S. government figures that revealed a larger-than-expected drawdown in crude stockpiles, the first in three weeks. The supply draw “helped ease some of the […]

United States Oil (USO) rose more than US$1 a barrel after news that China and the United States were resuming trade talks

United States Oil (USO) rose more than US$1 a barrel after news that China and the United States were resuming trade talks

United States Oil (USO) rose more than US$1 a barrel after news that China and the United States were resuming trade talks Oil prices rose more than US$1 a barrel on Tuesday after news that China and the United States were resuming trade talks ahead of a meeting at the G-20 summit later this month, […]

United States Oil (USO) on the defensive

United States Oil (USO) on the defensive

United States Oil (USO) on the defensive Investor caution ahead of the Federal Reserve’s interest rate meeting capped Asian stocks on Tuesday, while crude oil prices retreated as global growth worries overshadowed supply concerns stemming from recent Middle East tensions. U.S. crude oil futures shed 0.08% to $51.89 per barrel after retreating 1.1% the previous […]

“Iran did it, it cannot cover its tracks”

“Iran did it, it cannot cover its tracks”

$OIL, $USO The United Arab Emirates’ Top diplomat says evidence his country possesses indicates that recent attacks against Crude Oil tankers inside UAE waters were “state-sponsored.” Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan did not name the state, but said his country wants to work with other nations to prevent a further escalation of […]

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