Futures

Oil futures suffer worst weekly performance of the year

Oil futures settle higher Friday, recouping a small portion of recent losses, but a day after posting their biggest one-day loss since December, prices see their worst weekly performance of the year. 3:19 p.m. May 24, 2019

Gold falls, but tallies a weekly gain after reasserting haven role

Gold ends lower Friday, but tally a weekly gain after finding renewed haven support on rising trade-war worries. 2:52 p.m. May 24, 2019

Gasoline prices have room to climb as the summer driving season begins

Gasoline prices have eased at the pump after experiencing their biggest seasonal spike in eight years, but demand for the fuel is headed toward a record this summer, and prices might rebound, hitting a new peak for the year. 1:30 p.m. May 24, 2019

Oil posts biggest one-day loss of the year to settle at 2-month low

Oil futures suffer their largest single-session loss of the year on Thursday, dropping to the lowest settlement in roughly two months as the potential for a lengthy U.S.-China trade standoff leads to a broad aversion to assets perceived as risky, knocking down global equities. 3:14 p.m. May 23, 2019

Gold settles at highest in a week as trade standoff contributes to drop in global stock markets

Gold futures log their highest finish in a week Thursday, buoyed by declines in global stock markets brought on by expectations for a prolonged U.S.-China trade standoff. 3:06 p.m. May 23, 2019

Oil prices drop as U.S. crude supplies post a second straight weekly climb

Oil prices drop Wednesday after U.S. government data reveal a hefty weekly increase in domestic crude stockpiles, defying expectations for a decline. 3:12 p.m. May 22, 2019

Gold settles higher as U.S. stocks decline; metal holds gains after Fed minutes

Gold futures settle higher on Wednesday, a day after posting a nearly three-week low, with the metal finding modest support from weakness in U.S. stocks. Prices hold onto those gains in electronic trading after the release of the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s most recent meeting. 3:10 p.m. May 22, 2019

U.S. oil slips on demand worries; but global crude buoyed by Mideast tensions

U.S. prices settle lower Tuesday as U.S.-China trade woes weigh on energy-demand prospects; however, Mideast tensions provided some support for the global benchmark. 3:15 p.m. May 21, 2019

Gold ends at nearly 3-week low as dollar, stocks perk up

Gold futures end lower Tuesday as global stocks staged a rebound and the dollar strengthened a bit, dulling bullion’s appeal and sending prices to the lowest finish in almost three weeks. 2:04 p.m. May 21, 2019

Corn, wheat futures climb to multimonth highs as U.S. planting has slowed

Corn futures finish Monday at their highest level in nearly a year, while wheat futures mark a three-month high as wet weather raises concerns over U.S. planting progress for the crops. 4:04 p.m. May 20, 2019

U.S. oil prices settle higher, but global crude ends lower amid supply-demand uncertainty

Oil settles on a mixed note Monday, with U.S. crude up for the session but global benchmark prices shifting lower by the close as traders weigh signs that OPEC will decide to extend its production-cut agreement against ongoing worries about energy demand. 3:24 p.m. May 20, 2019

Gold posts a modest rise after ending last week at a 2-week low

Gold prices finish Monday with a modest gain after settling at a two-week low in the previous session, with both the dollar and stocks retreating. 2:06 p.m. May 20, 2019

Here’s what’s feeding volatility in the oil market

Here’s a rundown of what’s causing volatility in the oil market, from attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure and Iran, to the U.S.-China trading dispute, and what’s at stake. 3:20 p.m. May 17, 2019

Oil falls for the session, but gains for the week ahead of OPEC committee meeting

Oil futures finish lower Friday, with U.S. prices down for the first time in three sessions but up for the week, as any potential demand worries tied to stock-market volatility were offset by supply concerns linked to Middle East tensions. 3:13 p.m. May 17, 2019

Gold falls on upbeat U.S. economic data and posts a weekly loss

Gold futures fall Friday to settle at their lowest in more than two weeks, also down from the week-ago finish, on the back of a jump in U.S. consumer sentiment and a slightly firmer dollar. 2:00 p.m. May 17, 2019

Iron-ore prices climb past $100 to the highest in 5 years

Prices for iron ore breached the $100 mark on Friday, their highest since early 2014, buoyed by expectations for higher steel production in China and the threat of another dam collapse at a Vale mine in Brazil. 1:15 p.m. May 17, 2019

Oil tallies third straight gain as Middle East tensions persist

Oil futures climb Thursday, posting their third gain in a row, as investors focus on still percolating Middle East tensions. 3:18 p.m. May 16, 2019

Gold turns lower for week after upbeat U.S. economic data

Gold futures fall Thursday, registering their lowest finish in a week after a batch of domestic data. 2:15 p.m. May 16, 2019

Global oil benchmark ends at 2-week high as Middle East tensions overshadow U.S. supply buildup

Oil futures finish higher on Wednesday, with global crude prices at their highest in two weeks, as rising tensions in the Middle East offset pressure from an unexpected weekly climb in U.S. crude supplies. 3:18 p.m. May 15, 2019

Gold settles with a modest gain, remains pinned below $1,300

Gold prices finish modestly higher Wednesday, although remained below the psychologically significant price of $1,300, as benchmark U.S. stock indexes shake off earlier losses to move up by the time gold futures settled. 1:59 p.m. May 15, 2019

Soybeans suffer 1-2 punch from trade fight and a disease that’s ravaging China’s swine herd

It’s no surprise that the U.S.-China trade fight sent soybean prices to more-than-decade lows. But if that wasn’t enough, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently warned that African Swine Fever will soon be a “game-changer” for the commodity. 12:17 p.m. May 15, 2019

Oil posts a gain as reports of attacks on Saudi production feed supply risks

Oil futures post a gain on Tuesday amid reports of alleged attacks on major Saudi facilities, which helped to raise supply concerns and push up prices. 3:37 p.m. May 14, 2019

Gold settles below $1,300 as stocks bounce back from trade anxieties

Gold futures settle back below $1,300 an ounce on Tuesday, as equity benchmarks bounce back from a period of trade-related uncertainty. 2:12 p.m. May 14, 2019

Oil prices end lower on U.S. stock market ‘meltdown’

Oil futures decline on Monday, giving up earlier gains that followed apparent attacks on Saudi crude tankers, as steep declines in the U.S. stock market fed an aversion to so-called risky assets, which include oil. 3:18 p.m. May 13, 2019

Gold tops $1,300 for highest finish in a month, as U.S. stock market drops on trade tensions

Gold futures climb above $1,300 an ounce on Monday to finish at their highest in roughly a month, as U.S. benchmark stock indexes suffer steep declines with U.S.-China trade talks at an apparent stalemate. 2:45 p.m. May 13, 2019

U.S. oil benchmark ends slightly lower as trade-war worries limit upside

Oil put in a mixed performance Friday, with the U.S. benchmark unable to overcome worries about an escalating trade fight between Washington and Beijing. 3:09 p.m. May 10, 2019

Gold notches a slim weekly gain as trade battle escalates

Gold futures settled higher for a second straight session on Friday, prompting prices to post a modest weekly rise, as the U.S. increased tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports, keeping up selling pressure on riskier global markets and benefiting haven precious metals. 3:02 p.m. May 10, 2019

Copper may soon be a ‘no-brainer’ buy as supplies tighten

Copper’s recent decline looks to be a temporary setback, as the industrial metal readies for a potentially significant supply shortage in the coming years. 11:16 a.m. May 10, 2019

U.S. oil prices settle lower as hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal fade

U.S. crude-oil prices decline Thursday, while global benchmark prices end a few pennies higher, with escalation in the Sino-American trade spat raising the potential to dent energy demand. 3:11 p.m. May 9, 2019

Retail gas prices post biggest year-to-date rise since 2011, but relief is on the way

Gasoline prices at the pump have climbed nearly 70 cents on average since New Year’s Day. 2:41 p.m. May 9, 2019

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