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Silver prices jump over 8% and gold extends gains as Treasury yields pull back

Silver prices climb sharply on Monday to post their strongest daily percentage gain since February 2021, and gold futures rise to their highest finish since mid-September as a disappointing reading on U.S. manufacturing contributes to a decline in U.S. Treasury yields. 3:17 p.m. Oct. 3, 2022

Oil prices settle sharply higher on reports OPEC+ will cut production

Oil prices were sharply higher on Monday, with U.S. benchmark prices settling up more than 5%, following reports that the OPEC+ cartel is considering a production cut of more than 1 million barrels a day. 3:11 p.m. Oct. 3, 2022

Why California is paying nearly 70% more for gasoline at the pump than the rest of the country

California has pretty much always paid much more than the nation for gasoline at the pump, in part due to higher taxes and a more expensive blend of fuel, but an average price that's nearly 70% more than just about everyone else in the U.S. is a bit extreme. 2:08 p.m. Oct. 3, 2022

OPEC+ could cut oil production because it’s trying to halt a sharp crude selloff

Oil prices notch their fourth monthly loss in a row, leading to speculation that major oil producers next week will make a fresh move to set a floor under prices --- cutting production for a second consecutive month. 6:22 p.m. Oct. 2, 2022

Oil prices settle lower for the month and quarter on demand risks

Oil futures decline Friday, pressured by worries surrounding the demand outlook, but prices hold onto a weekly gain, buoyed by the prospect of an OPEC+ production cut next week. 3:14 p.m. Sept. 30, 2022

Gold ends higher for the week, but falls for the month and quarter on strength in the U.S. dollar

Gold futures climb on Friday to post a gain for the week. Overall strength in the U.S. dollar, however, on the back of aggressive monetary policy tightening by the Federal Reserve, as the central bank continues its efforts to tame inflation, pushes prices for the metal lower for the month, as well as the quarter. 2:10 p.m. Sept. 30, 2022

Oil ends lower, with traders caught between demand prospects, OPEC+ expectations

Oil futures finish lower on Thursday, with pressure from worries about the outlook for energy demand partially offset by prospects for a production cut by OPEC+. 2:59 p.m. Sept. 29, 2022

Gold prices end lower after brief BoE-inspired reprieve

Gold futures settle slightly lower on Thursday, a day after rising to their highest price in nearly a week, as Treasury yields resume their march higher following a precipitous pullback. 2:01 p.m. Sept. 29, 2022

Supply ‘lag’ helps lithium triple its prices in a year

Lithium prices have tripled in a year, and the chemical element, which is used in batteries for electric vehicles, faces a long-term supply shortage. 12:34 p.m. Sept. 29, 2022

U.S. oil prices settle back above $80 as Hurricane Ian forces production cuts

Oil futures settle higher Wednesday, with U.S. prices climbing back above $80 a barrel, as Hurricane Ian forces temporary production cuts in the Gulf of Mexico. 3:14 p.m. Sept. 28, 2022

Nord Stream pipeline leaks remind Europe it can’t rely on natural gas from Russia

Europe can’t rely on Russia for natural gas --- that’s an issue that has already been driving a rally in European benchmark prices for the energy source, but damage to the underwater Nord Stream pipelines from apparent, unexplained explosions is certainly a reminder. 3:07 p.m. Sept. 28, 2022

Gold prices post their highest finish in nearly a week

Gold futures climb Wednesday to post their highest finish in nearly a week, supported by weakness in the dollar and a drop in U.S. Treasury yields, as "nervous" traders boost haven buying of the metal ahead of the month's end. 2:03 p.m. Sept. 28, 2022

Lumber prices have dropped by more than 60% this year, and have room to fall even further

Lumber prices have dropped by more than 60% so far this year, but don’t count on a recovery soon. Higher interest rates and inflation will continue to slow demand for single-family homes. 4:15 p.m. Sept. 27, 2022

Oil prices bounce off a nearly 9-month low, settle higher as Hurricane Ian curbs U.S. Gulf production

Oil futures settle higher on Tuesday, with prices finding support a day after settling at their lowest since January, as Hurricane Ian leads to a slowdown in oil production in the Gulf of Mexico. 2:54 p.m. Sept. 27, 2022

Gold ends higher, a day after tumbling to more than 2 year low

Gold futures finish higher on Tuesday after back-to-back losses that left the yellow metal at its lowest level in two-and-a-half years. 2:00 p.m. Sept. 27, 2022

Oil futures end lower in volatile trade, hold ground at 8-month lows

Oil futures end lower in volatile trading Monday as fears of a recession lead to a dip in prices to their lowest since January, though concerns over tight global supplies provided earlier support. 3:35 p.m. Sept. 26, 2022

Gold posts back-to-back prices declines, ends at a 2 1/2-year low

Gold fall for a second straight session Monday to settle at its lowest price in nearly two-hand-a-half years, as the 10-year Treasury yield climbs to its highest level since 2010, and the dollar advanced to fresh 20-year highs. 2:10 p.m. Sept. 26, 2022

U.S. stock futures dip, dollar rises as Italian election results add to uncertainty

U.S. stock-index futures fell late Sunday, suggesting losses Monday, as the projected victory of a far-right party in Italy added to uncertainties about rising interest rates and recession fears. 12:01 a.m. Sept. 26, 2022

U.S. oil prices drop below $80 a barrel to their lowest finish since January on recession fears

Oil drops sharply Friday, with U.S. prices below $80 a barrel to mark their lowest finish since January, as recession fears grip financial markets, sinking global stock markets and contributing to a further rise by the U.S. dollar. 3:19 p.m. Sept. 23, 2022

Gold futures settle at lowest in more than 2 years as dollar, yields soar

A rising dollar and surging Treasury yields rob gold of haven buying interest as global recession fears rise. 2:19 p.m. Sept. 23, 2022

Oil prices end higher as Russia’s moves to step up its war efforts raises supply concerns

Oil futures finish higher on Thursday, recouping much of the losses from a day earlier on concerns that Russia's escalation of its invasion of Ukraine could further crimp energy flows. 2:55 p.m. Sept. 22, 2022

Gold futures up a second session as tensions rise in the Russia-Ukraine war

Gold futures climb on Thursday, with the precious metal settling higher for a second straight session as Russia ratchets up its war effort in Ukraine. Strength in the U.S. dollar in the wake of the Federal Reserve's third 75 basis-point interest-rate hike, however, has capped gold's rise. 1:56 p.m. Sept. 22, 2022

Why Europe’s efforts to cap Russian oil prices and ban imports are doomed to fail

Russia’s seaborne crude exports have actually climbed since Moscow's invasion of Ukraine earlier this year--- with India topping China as a major destination for that oil so far this month, according to data from Kpler. That poses challenges to Europe’s plan to impose a price cap on Russian oil, as well as its agreement to ban Russian oil imports by the end of the year. 1:13 p.m. Sept. 22, 2022

How investors may benefit from a dive in natural-gas prices as winter looms

Natural-gas prices have seen a steep decline from their peak last month, likely providing an opportunity for investors ahead of the winter heating season. 12:46 p.m. Sept. 22, 2022

Oil prices fall on a third weekly rise in U.S. crude supplies, as Fed agrees to another rate hike

Oil prices settle lower on Wednesday, pressured by a third consecutive weekly climb in U.S. crude supplies and the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates, a move that may slow demand for energy. Prices give up early gains from the possibility of an even more protracted war in Ukraine, after Russia's president announced a partial draft. 3:14 p.m. Sept. 21, 2022

Gold prices end higher as Russia steps up Ukraine war, falls on Fed rate increase decision

Gold futures settle higher, finding support during Wednesday's session as Russia escalates its invasion of Ukraine. Prices then decline on the back of the Federal Reserve decision to raise interest rates. 2:56 p.m. Sept. 21, 2022

Oil prices settle at a nearly 2-week low as an expected Fed rate hike may hurt energy demand

Oil futures fell on Tuesday, sending U.S. and global benchmark prices to their lowest settlement in almost two weeks, as the Federal Reserve kicked off a two-day policy meeting that's expected to result in another supersize rate increase. 3:12 p.m. Sept. 20, 2022

Gold prices fall back to lowest finish since April 2020 as investors await Fed decision

Gold prices decline on Tuesday, falling back to their lowest finish in more than two years, as investors wait for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates and deliver updated economic projections on Wednesday. 2:08 p.m. Sept. 20, 2022

Oil futures end higher after global crude benchmark dips below $90 a barrel

Oil prices finish higher Monday, giving up early losses that had led the global oil benchmark to dip below $90 a barrel, as investors await a Fed decision that's expected to deliver another jumbo rate hike. 3:09 p.m. Sept. 19, 2022

Gold retreats, holds near a more than 2-year low as investors await Fed decision

Gold futures decline on Monday, giving back most of what they gained in the previous session, to hold ground near their lowest price since 2020. 2:30 p.m. Sept. 19, 2022

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