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Oil ends sharply lower as worries rise over virus outbreak

Oil futures end sharply lower Friday, dragged down as worries about the spread of the coronavirus added to concerns about potential oversupply in the market. 3:38 p.m. Jan. 24, 2020

Gold logs gains for day and week as China virus stokes global anxieties

Gold prices on Friday finish higher for the day and week as traders a viral outbreak originating out of China continues to grow, sparking fears of a rapid spread of the deadly upper respiratory disease. 2:23 p.m. Jan. 24, 2020

Oil prices fall a third day on worries about oversupply, China virus fallout

Oil futures tumbled for a third session in a row on Thursday, with U.S. prices logging their lowest finish since late November, on fears that economic growth and oil demand may be hit by the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in China. 3:11 p.m. Jan. 23, 2020

Gold ends at a more than 2-week high as spread of China flu fuels haven demand for the metal

Gold futures post their first gain in three sessions to settle their highest in over two weeks Thursday, as the spread of the coronavirus in Asia feeds risk-off sentiment among traders, pressuring global stock markets and boosting haven demand for the precious metal. 2:12 p.m. Jan. 23, 2020

Oil prices at 7-week low on forecast for surplus in crude supplies

Oil futures fall on Wednesday to mark their lowest settlement in about seven weeks, with fears of an oversupply of crude outweighing a disruption to Libyan production. 3:16 p.m. Jan. 22, 2020

What the 2003 SARS epidemic tells us about the potential impact of China’s coronavirus on oil and metals

The outbreak of coronavirus in China has led to concerns over a slowdown in the nation’s economy and put pressure on oil and industrial metals prices on bets for potentially weaker demand for the commodities. However, if the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic serves as a guide, the overall impact of the virus may be modest and short lived on the global economy as well as on the commodities sector. 2:48 p.m. Jan. 22, 2020

Gold finishes lower as worries over China virus ebb

Gold futures end with a modest loss on Wednesday, lacking support as equities markets in Asia and the U.S. strengthen and traders continue to monitor an outbreak of a potentially deadly virus in China. 1:50 p.m. Jan. 22, 2020

Oil settles lower as worry about oversupply overshadows Middle East disruption

Crude-oil prices finish lower on Tuesday as investors appear to shake off worries of supply disruptions due to unrest in Libya and Iraq. 3:02 p.m. Jan. 21, 2020

Gold prices end lower as coronavirus threatens China buying

Gold futures on Tuesday end lower, pressured as one of the commodity’s biggest buyers face a viral outbreak that could hurt buying of physical gold at a peak holiday period. 1:54 p.m. Jan. 21, 2020

Oil prices climb after production halt in Libya and Iraq unrest fears

Oil prices kicked off the week with higher prices amid supply disruptions in two major crude producing countries. 4:04 a.m. Jan. 20, 2020

Why palladium prices keep hitting new highs and rhodium has already rallied by over 40% this year

The year is young but two commodities have already posted impressive gains, with palladium extending its run of record highs and rhodium climbing more than 40% in the first few weeks of 2020. 3:18 p.m. Jan. 17, 2020

Oil futures suffer a second weekly decline

Oil futures tack on a few cents Friday, but register a loss for a second week in a row, as traders continue to weigh the prospects for energy demand in the wake of the China-U.S. trade deal on Wednesday and Senate approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade pact on Thursday. 3:02 p.m. Jan. 17, 2020

Natural-gas futures drop to their lowest levels since 2016

Natural-gas futures drop on Friday, with forecasts for milder weather conditions sending prices to their lowest levels since May 2016. 3:00 p.m. Jan. 17, 2020

Gold futures gain for the session, but end little changed for the week

Gold futures moved higher Friday, but the yellow metal barely budges for the week as stocks rallied to all-time highs, helping to undercut some demand for assets perceived as havens. 2:02 p.m. Jan. 17, 2020

Oil ends higher as U.S. trade deals with Mexico, Canada and China boost demand prospects

Oil futures finish higher on Thursday as news of the Senate approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, along with the signing of the China-U.S. trade deal on Wednesday, boosted prospects for energy demand. 3:08 p.m. Jan. 16, 2020

Why the U.S.-China trade deal failed to support soybeans, wheat and corn prices

The U.S. grain market didn’t see much of a reaction after Washington and Beijing made phase one of their trade agreement official this week, and it’ll take time before commodities such as soybeans, wheat and corn benefit from China’s pledge to buy more agricultural products. 2:21 p.m. Jan. 16, 2020

Gold prices finish lower as some upbeat economic data dull haven demand

Gold futures give up earlier gains to finish lower on Thursday, as some upbeat U.S. economic data dull haven demand for the precious metal. 2:00 p.m. Jan. 16, 2020

Oil prices fall back to multiweek lows as U.S. gasoline, distillate supplies jump

Oil futures decline Wednesday, with U.S. prices at their lowest in six weeks after government data reveal hefty weekly increases in domestic supplies of gasoline and distillates, though crude stockpiles post an unexpected decline. 3:05 p.m. Jan. 15, 2020

Gold prices rise after 2-day skid as U.S. and China make Phase 1 trade deal official

Gold futures end higher on Wednesday, with prices posting their first gain in three sessions as U.S. benchmark stock indexes ease back from the day’s high following the official signing of the U.S.-China Phase 1 trade pact and the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote to send articles of impeachment to the Senate. 2:15 p.m. Jan. 15, 2020

Gold suffers 4th loss in 5 sessions

Gold prices on Tuesday finish lower, suffering their fourth loss in five sessions, as upbeat reports from some of the U.S.’s largest banks, muted signs of inflation and continued progress toward a Sino-American trade pact dull demand for haven-related assets. 4:07 p.m. Jan. 14, 2020

Oil prices settle higher for the first time in 6 sessions

Oil futures settle higher Tuesday, snapping a five-day losing streak that dragged the U.S. benchmark to its lowest level since early December. 3:09 p.m. Jan. 14, 2020

Oil prices fall for a fifth straight session

Oil futures fall for a fifth session in a row on Monday, with the U.S. benchmark at logging its lowest finish in almost six weeks as the immediate risk of a bigger U.S.-Iran conflict continued to fade, easing worries about potential global supply disruptions. 3:10 p.m. Jan. 13, 2020

Gold logs lowest finish since the start of the year as risk-on sentiment prevails

Gold prices on Monday mark their lowest finish since the first full trading day of the year, finding little haven-related interest as appetite for riskier assets lifts global equities, the U.S. dollar strengthens against the Japanese yen, and bond yields climb. 2:20 p.m. Jan. 13, 2020

Oil posts biggest weekly percentage drop in at least 5 months as Mideast fears fade

Oil futures end lower Friday, with prices posting their biggest weekly percentage drop in at least five months, as fears of a wider U.S.-Iran confrontation fade. 3:14 p.m. Jan. 10, 2020

Gold futures tally a third weekly rise

Gold futures end higher Friday, finding support from weaker-than-expected monthly U.S. jobs data, even as easing tensions in Middle East work to dull haven demand for the precious metal. 2:07 p.m. Jan. 10, 2020

Gasoline prices may climb this year to their highest level since 2014

Gasoline prices at the pump have seen their strongest start to a new year since 2014 and have the potential to top $3 a gallon on average for the first time in six years. 11:48 a.m. Jan. 10, 2020

Oil prices down a third day as Mideast calm prevails

Oil futures end lower for a third session on Thursday, as traders digest data that revealed a big jump in crude stockpiles in the U.S., and as Mideast tensions see some apparent easing. 3:10 p.m. Jan. 9, 2020

Gold prices tally a second day of losses as Mideast tensions recede

Gold futures finish lower Thursday as appetite for assets considered risky overtook those viewed as havens, amid signs of easing Mideast tensions and progress toward a China-U.S. first-round trade pact. 2:16 p.m. Jan. 9, 2020

Oil logs lowest finish since mid-December as Trump speech cools Iran war worries

Oil futures fall sharply on Wednesday, logging the lowest settlement since mid-December, as comments from President Donald Trump calmed nerves surrounding the U.S.-Iran conflict. 3:09 p.m. Jan. 8, 2020

Gold posts its first loss in 11 sessions as Trump’s speech ebbs Iran war worries

Gold futures fall from Wednesday’s intraday highs after a speech from President Donald Trump indicated that Iran may be “standing down,” temporarily easing fears of escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran, prompting prices for the metal to settle lower on the heels of a 10-session climb. 2:00 p.m. Jan. 8, 2020

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