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 […]

United States Oil (USO) slammed by worries about the slowing global economy

United States Oil (USO) slammed by worries about the slowing global economy

United States Oil (USO) slammed by worries about the slowing global economy Oil prices have been crushed by worries about weaker demand and a slowing global economy, but the market could begin to price in greater geopolitical risks if there are more attacks like the one on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman […]

Energy Stocks Fuel Stock Market Rally, as Oil Tankers are Attacked, US Blames Iran

Energy Stocks Fuel Stock Market Rally, as Oil Tankers are Attacked, US Blames Iran

$DIA, $SPY, $SOX, $QQQ, $RUTX, $USO, $OIL, $VXX FLASH: Crude Oil prices rose after 2 Crude Oil tankers were attacked off the coast of Iran, the US blamed Iran for the attack fueling energy stocks to lead the advance. Crude Oil tankers came under attack Thursday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, with 1 of […]

United States Oil (USO) stocks up a second straight week; trade tensions persist

United States Oil (USO) stocks up a second straight week; trade tensions persist

United States Oil (USO) stocks up a second straight week; trade tensions persist Oil prices on Wednesday logged the lowest finish since January as U.S. crude supplies climbed a second week in a row and concerns about energy demand persisted on the back of growing U.S.-China trade tensions. “The dominant trend remains bearish as U.S. […]

United States Oil (USO) EIA cuts forecasts on prices

United States Oil (USO) EIA cuts forecasts on prices

United States Oil (USO) EIA cuts forecasts on prices The U.S. Energy Information Administration reduced its forecasts for oil prices and U.S. crude-oil production, according to its Short-term Energy Outlook report released Tuesday. The EIA forecasts 2019 U.S. crude production of 12.32 million barrels a day, down 1% from the May forecast. It also cut […]

United States Oil (USO) investors focused on worries about slowing global growth and uncertainty surrounded Russia’s decision

United States Oil (USO) investors focused on worries about slowing global growth and uncertainty surrounded Russia’s decision

United States Oil (USO) investors focused on worries about slowing global growth and uncertainty surrounded Russia’s decision Oil futures finished lower on Monday as investors focused on worries about slowing global growth and uncertainty surrounded Russia’s decision on whether to extend production curbs beyond their expiration this month. Prices fell closer to the session’s lows […]

United States Oil (USO) Saudi Arabia signals OPEC deal extension

United States Oil (USO) Saudi Arabia signals OPEC deal extension

United States Oil (USO) Saudi Arabia signals OPEC deal extension Oil prices rose on Friday, climbing further from five-month lows hit this week, after Saudi Arabia said OPEC was close to agreeing to extend an output production cut beyond June. Brent crude futures rose 2.7% to $63.33 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude […]

United States Oil (USO) imports increased while exports decreased during the week ending May 31

United States Oil (USO) imports increased while exports decreased during the week ending May 31

United States Oil (USO) imports increased while exports decreased during the week ending May 31 U.S. crude oil imports increased while exports decreased during the week ending May 31, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Wednesday. U.S. crude oil imports averaged 7.9 million barrels per day (b/d) last week, up by 1.065 million b/d […]

United States Oil (USO) prices entering a bear market

United States Oil (USO) prices entering a bear market

United States Oil (USO) prices entering a bear market Oil futures dropped Wednesday, with U.S. prices entering a bear market, as domestic data revealed a weekly crude supply climb of almost 7 million barrels—the largest in five weeks—to their highest level in nearly two years. “Crude inventories are now at their highest since July 2017, […]

United States Oil (USO) gains after approaching bear-market territory

United States Oil (USO) gains after approaching bear-market territory

United States Oil (USO) gains after approaching bear-market territory Oil futures recovered from early losses Wednesday to end higher in the wake of a four-session losing streak that had threatened to push U.S. prices into bear-market territory. “Oil got hammered the past couple trading days and traders saw an opportunity for cheap prices, combined with […]

United States Oil (USO) Saudi comments indicating OPEC would extend supply cuts supported prices

United States Oil (USO) Saudi comments indicating OPEC would extend supply cuts supported prices

United States Oil (USO) Saudi comments indicating OPEC would extend supply cuts supported prices Oil futures ended the session lower after back-and-forth trading on Monday, as Saudi comments indicating OPEC would extend supply cuts supported prices, while concerns that U.S. tariffs on China and Mexico would hurt demand weakened crude market sentiment. Saudi Arabia signaled […]

United States Oil (USO) racked up their biggest monthly losses in six months amid stalling demand

United States Oil (USO) racked up their biggest monthly losses in six months amid stalling demand

United States Oil (USO) racked up their biggest monthly losses in six months amid stalling demand Oil prices fell more than 1% on Monday, extending losses of over 3% from Friday, when crude markets racked up their biggest monthly losses in six months amid stalling demand and as trade wars fanned fears of a global […]

United States Oil (USO) prices to their lowest in over two months on a smaller-than-expected decline in U.S. crude inventories

United States Oil (USO) prices to their lowest in over two months on a smaller-than-expected decline in U.S. crude inventories

United States Oil (USO) prices to their lowest in over two months on a smaller-than-expected decline in U.S. crude inventories Oil prices fell almost 4% to their lowest in over two months on a smaller-than-expected decline in U.S. crude inventories and fears of a global economic slowdown due to the U.S.-China trade war. The Energy […]

United States Oil (USO) an industry report showed a decline in U.S. crude inventories that exceeded analyst expectations

United States Oil (USO) an industry report showed a decline in U.S. crude inventories that exceeded analyst expectations

United States Oil (USO) an industry report showed a decline in U.S. crude inventories that exceeded analyst expectations Oil prices rose on Thursday after an industry report showed a decline in U.S.crude inventories that exceeded analyst expectations. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up 26 cents, or 0.4%, at $59.07 a barrel by 0258 GMT. […]

United States Oil (USO) prices logged the worst weekly performance of the year

United States Oil (USO) prices logged the worst weekly performance of the year

United States Oil (USO) prices logged the worst weekly performance of the year U.S. oil futures ended higher Tuesday, but global crude prices finished flat, after prices for both benchmarks logged their worst weekly performance of the year, as traders continued to weigh risks to supplies, as well as demand. “Crude oil prices have been […]

United States Oil (USO) oil prices consolidated above $70 per barrel

United States Oil (USO) oil prices consolidated above $70 per barrel

United States Oil (USO) oil prices consolidated above $70 per barrel Brent crude oil prices consolidated above $70 per barrel on Tuesday as supply cuts led by producer club OPEC and U.S. sanctions on Iran’s and Venezuela’s fuel exports outweighed concerns about an economic slowdown. Front-month Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at $70.14 at 0218 GMT, […]

United States Oil (USO) ongoing supply cuts led by producer club OPEC kept markets relatively tight

United States Oil (USO) ongoing supply cuts led by producer club OPEC kept markets relatively tight

United States Oil (USO) ongoing supply cuts led by producer club OPEC kept markets relatively tight Oil prices rose on Monday as ongoing supply cuts led by producer club OPEC kept markets relatively tight, but Brent remained below $70 per barrel on concerns over an ongoing trade war between the United States and China. Front-month […]

United States Oil (USO) prices plunge as the market prepares for a prolonged U.S.-China trade war

United States Oil (USO)  prices plunge as the market prepares for a prolonged U.S.-China trade war

United States Oil (USO) prices plunge as the market prepares for a prolonged U.S.-China trade war Oil prices tumbled nearly 6% on Thursday, extending steep losses in the previous sessions, as the market braced for a prolonged U.S.-China trade war and digested disappointing manufacturing data. Some analysts also pointed to signs that Middle East tensions […]

United States Oil (USO) falls amid surging U.S. crude inventories and weak demand from refineries

United States Oil (USO) falls amid surging U.S. crude inventories and weak demand from refineries

United States Oil (USO) falls amid surging U.S. crude inventories and weak demand from refineries Oil prices dropped by around 1% on Thursday, extending falls from the previous session amid surging U.S. crude inventories and weak demand from refineries. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at $70.36 per barrel at 0652 […]

United States Oil (USO) U.S.-China trade woes weighed on energy-demand prospects

United States Oil (USO) U.S.-China trade woes weighed on energy-demand prospects

United States Oil (USO) U.S.-China trade woes weighed on energy-demand prospects U.S. prices settled lower Tuesday as U.S.-China trade woes weighed on energy-demand prospects. However, Middle East tensions provided some support for the global benchmark. West Texas Intermediate crude for June delivery CLM19, -0.13% lost 11 cents, or 0.2%, to settle at $62.99 a barrel […]

United States Oil (USO) rises on escalating US-Iran tensions

United States Oil (USO) rises on escalating US-Iran tensions

United States Oil (USO) rises on escalating US-Iran tensions Oil prices edged up on Tuesday on escalating tensions between the United States and Iran and on signs that producer club OPEC will continue withholding supply this year. However, gains were checked by concerns that a prolonged Sino-U.S. trade war could lead to a global economic […]

United States Oil (USO) prices up as Trump threatens Iran, OPEC mulls output cuts

United States Oil (USO) prices up as Trump threatens Iran, OPEC mulls output cuts

United States Oil (USO) prices up as Trump threatens Iran, OPEC mulls output cuts Crude oil prices jumped higher at the start of the trading week after US President Trump threatened Iran via Twitter, warning officials in Tehran that if they want a fight, that will “be the end” of the Islamic Republic. Tensions between the two countries […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

United States Oil (USO) market is view as overpriced

United States Oil (USO) market is view as overpriced

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

President Trump Wants Cheap Oil

President Trump Wants Cheap Oil

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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