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Oil bounces, snapping 3-day losing streak

Oil futures end higher, snapping a three-day losing streak tied in part to worries over the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. 3:28 p.m. Today

Gold futures end lower as Treasury yields pop higher

Gold futures close slightly lower Thursday, quashing bullion's attempt to deliver its first back-to-back gain since mid July, as Treasury yields climb higher but still hang near lows not seen since mid to early February. 2:08 p.m. Today

Oil extends losing streak to 3rd day as U.S. crude inventories rise

Oil futures extend a losing streak to three days, remaining under pressure after official data shows an unexpected rise in U.S. crude inventories. 3:27 p.m. Aug. 4, 2021

Gold ekes out gain after weak U.S. private-sector payrolls data but fast expansion in service sector

Gold futures inch up to settle slightly higher Wednesday, after U.S. data showed a weaker-than-expected increase in the number of private-sector payrolls in July but a record pace of service sector expansion with input costs rising sharply last month. 2:20 p.m. Aug. 4, 2021

Oil ends lower, extends drop as COVID spread stokes demand worries

Oil futures give up early gains to finish lower, extending a selloff from the previous session blamed on worries about the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. 3:16 p.m. Aug. 3, 2021

Gold futures end lower Tuesday as yields, dollar perk up

Gold futures finish lower Tuesday as equity markets tilt higher and U.S. Treasury yields and the dollar edge up. 2:20 p.m. Aug. 3, 2021

Oil ends more than 3% lower after weaker China, U.S. economic readings

Oil futures start August on a down note Monday, under heavy pressure after disappointing data on activity in China and the U.S., worries about the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and rising output by OPEC+ producers. 3:17 p.m. Aug. 2, 2021

Gold futures end higher to start August as dollar and yields retreat

Gold futures settle higher Monday, starting August on an upbeat note for the precious metal as a retrenchment in the U.S. dollar and a further pullback in 10-year Treasury yields help to pave the way for bullion buying. 2:22 p.m. Aug. 2, 2021

Where gold stands a year after hitting a record-high price

Nearly a year since gold marked its highest price on record, the precious metal has little to show for it. Here's what's led to the metal's price retreat in 2021 and what it'll take to bring prices up to fresh all-time highs. 12:31 p.m. July 31, 2021

Oil prices finish higher to score a 4th-straight monthly gain

Oil futures settle higher Friday, with U.S. and global benchmark prices up a fourth month in a row. 3:22 p.m. July 30, 2021

Gold prices decline, but tally a rise for the month

Gold futures finish lower on Friday, capping a strong week and month for bullion that recently saw prices touch a six-week high. 2:10 p.m. July 30, 2021

Copper’s run to record highs may not be over yet

Copper has had an impressive run so far this year and after a recent pullback from its record highs, tight supplies and rising demand for the industrial metal suggest prices may climb even higher. 12:49 p.m. July 30, 2021

Oil prices extend rise to highest finish in over 2 weeks

Oil futures rise Thursday to mark another settlement at the highest in over two weeks, a day after the U.S. government revealed a weekly drawdown in domestic crude, gasoline and distillate inventories. 3:08 p.m. July 29, 2021

Gold rallies to a more than 6-week high after Fed policy update and weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data

Gold futures rally on Thursday, buoyed by weaker-than-expected economic data, even though the Federal Reserve indicated Wednesday that the central bank may taper its bond-buying programs in coming months and demand for gold fell in a report from the World Gold Council. 2:11 p.m. July 29, 2021

Global gold investment down 60% in first half of 2021, report finds

Global gold demand declined in the first half of the year from the same period in 2020, as investment in the precious metal dropped by 60%, according to a report from the World Gold Council released Thursday. 12:01 a.m. July 29, 2021

Oil prices settle at 2-week high as U.S. crude supplies fall and gasoline demand stays strong

Oil futures post their highest finish in two weeks on Wednesday, buoyed by a weekly decline U.S. crude inventories and ongoing strength in implied demand for gasoline. However, concerns that renewed restrictions tied to the spread of the coronavirus delta variant will lead to less fuel demand limit oil's price rise. 3:05 p.m. July 28, 2021

Gold prices end slightly lower, extends decline after Fed policy statement

Gold futures end slightly lower on Wednesday, then extend that decline into the post settlement session after the Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy has made progress toward its standards for tapering its bond-buying program. 2:31 p.m. July 28, 2021

Oil prices end lower on demand risks tied to spread of coronavirus delta variant

Oil futures settle lower Tuesday as traders weigh worries over the delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and its impact on the economy, and energy demand. 3:18 p.m. July 27, 2021

Gold prices notch a slight gain, but end below $1,800 for a second session

Gold futures log a slight gain on Tuesday, but end below $1,800 an ounce for a second-straight session. 1:51 p.m. July 27, 2021

U.S. oil futures suffer first loss in 5 sessions as demand worries prevail

U.S. benchmark oil futures suffer their first loss in five sessions on Monday, but global benchmark crude prices end with a gain, as traders weigh prospects for demand amid the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and reports of a crackdown by China on crude importers. 3:12 p.m. July 26, 2021

Gold ends below $1,800, lowest in almost 3 weeks

Gold futures on Monday fall below the key $1,800 mark to finish at the lowest price in nearly three weeks, as investors prepare for this week's meeting of Federal Reserve policy makers. 2:12 p.m. July 26, 2021

Oil prices move up to end the volatile week with a modest gain

Oil futures move up on Friday, with gains for a fourth-straight session allowing prices to rebound from the lowest settlements since May after a sharp drop on Monday. 3:04 p.m. July 23, 2021

Gold prices end lower to log first weekly loss in 5 weeks

Gold futures end lower on Friday to post their first weekly loss in five weeks as Treasury yields bounced and the U.S. dollar edged higher. 2:02 p.m. July 23, 2021

Oil prices post highest settlement in more than a week

Oil futures rise for a third straight session on Thursday, erasing a Monday rout to turn higher for the week, as traders shake off concerns about the impact on demand of the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus and a rise in U.S. crude inventories in the latest week. 3:11 p.m. July 22, 2021

Why coffee futures scored their biggest 1-day gain in over 7 years

Coffee futures moved up by 10% on Thursday, with prices posting their largest single-session gain since early 2014 and their highest settlement in more than six years as drought and frost threaten coffee crops in Brazil, the world’s largest coffee producer. 2:21 p.m. July 22, 2021

Gold prices settle higher after ECB decision, rise in U.S. jobless claims

Gold futures mark a modest gain on Thursday, holding to a relatively tight trading range following data showing an unexpected rise in first-time U.S. jobless claims, as investors weigh the European Central Bank's latest announcement on monetary policy. 1:58 p.m. July 22, 2021

OPEC+ provides an oil ‘supply cushion’ as coronavirus delta variant threatens demand

Major oil producers are betting that the world will need more crude supplies through next year, even as the spread of the coronavirus delta variant clouds the outlook for the economic recovery and demand for gasoline. 12:14 p.m. July 22, 2021

U.S. oil prices up over 4% as inventories at Cushing decline to 18 month low

Oil futures climbed by more than 4% on Wednesday, as a decline in crude stocks at the Cushing, Okla. storage hub provided support, outweighing any pressure from the first weekly U.S. crude inventory rise since mid-May. 2:58 p.m. July 21, 2021

Gold prices settle at lowest in nearly 2 weeks as Treasury yields bounce

Gold futures lose ground Wednesday, holding above $1,800 an ounce but settling at their lowest in nearly two weeks, as Treasury yields continue to bounce. 1:59 p.m. July 21, 2021

Oil prices end higher, rising 1% after biggest drop in months

Oil futures settle with a more than 1% climb on Tuesday, a day after the U.S. benchmark suffered its biggest single-session decline since September. Signs of a tight physical market help soothe worries over the economic outlook tied to the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. 3:04 p.m. July 20, 2021

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