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U.S. oil prices finish lower as traders reconsider demand prospects

Oil futures end mixed Wednesday, with Brent prices up slightly and U.S. prices shaking off early gains to finish lower. Traders reconsider the outlook for demand, despite U.S. data showing the biggest weekly drop in domestic crude supplies since January. 3:10 p.m. Today

Gold ends higher after Yellen walks back talk of interest-rate hike

Gold prices rise on Wednesday, a day after the commodity finished lower on the back of comments from U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, which were viewed as bearish for precious metals. 2:03 p.m. Today

Oil up a second day on bets for higher demand as U.S., Europe ease COVID restrictions

Oil prices post a gain for a second session on Tuesday, as investors focus on the lifting of COVID-related restrictions in the U.S. and Europe. 3:03 p.m. May 4, 2021

Gold prices finish lower as Yellen suggests a potential rise in U.S. interest rates

Gold prices finish lower on Tuesday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen suggested that interest rates may need to rise to keep the economy from overheating. 2:09 p.m. May 4, 2021

Palladium touches an all-time record high above $3,000 an ounce

Palladium futures touched their highest levels on record Tuesday, as strength in U.S. vehicles sales bode well for the metal used in catalytic converters, which reduce emissions from gasoline-powered engines. 2:03 p.m. May 4, 2021

Oil ends higher on signs of a brighter global demand outlook

Oil futures finish higher Monday, buoyed by signs of a brighter global demand outlook, even as India, the world's third-largest oil consumer, continues to suffer from record COVID-19 cases. 3:31 p.m. May 3, 2021

Gold marks first gain in 5 sessions amid subdued dollar, bond yields

Gold futures climb sharply on Monday as weakness in the dollar and subdued yields for government bonds help to revive some buying in bullion after a weekly drop skid notched on Friday. 1:56 p.m. May 3, 2021

Oil ends lower on renewed global growth fears, but tallies a monthly gain

Oil futures finish lower on Friday, with weakness tied to some worries over the global economic outlook, but prices tallied weekly, as well as monthly gains. 3:17 p.m. April 30, 2021

Gold falls for the week, but scores first monthly gain of the year

Gold futures inch lower on Friday to post a fall for the week, but prices still scored their first monthly gain of the year. 2:05 p.m. April 30, 2021

Oil extends win streak to third session on demand optimism

Oil futures finish higher for a third straight gain Thursday, boosted by optimism over the summer demand outlook, despite pressing concerns over COVID cases in India. 3:18 p.m. April 29, 2021

Gold down a third session as Treasury yields move up after U.S. GDP reading

Gold futures end lower on Thursday for a third-straight session, as U.S. Treasury yields moved up following data showing strong first-quarter growth in the U.S. economy. 2:11 p.m. April 29, 2021

‘Summer scramble’ for gasoline on tap amid tank-truck driver shortage

Retail stations aren’t likely to suffer from a widespread shortage of gasoline, analysts say, despite all the talk lately about a lack of tanker drivers to deliver the fuel as demand ramps up for the summer driving season. 1:29 p.m. April 29, 2021

Why the rally for corn, soybeans and wheat likely isn’t over

Corn has led the rally among agricultural crops, rising more than 30% in 2021 to touch its highest prices in nearly eight years. That has outpaced the rally for wheat and soybeans, which also reached their highest prices since 2013. The run-up for corn and soybeans may not be over. 12:22 p.m. April 29, 2021

Global Q1 gold demand down 23% year on year

Global gold demand in the first quarter of this year dropped from a year ago on the back of a more than 70% year-on-year decline in gold investments, according to a report from the World Gold Council released Thursday. 12:00 a.m. April 29, 2021

Oil prices end at 6-week high on OPEC+ decision, signs of stronger demand

Oil futures climb on Wednesday to score their highest finish in six weeks, a day after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies stuck with plans to continue gradually easing production curbs, signaling confidence in the demand outlook despite a surge in COVID-19 cases in India. 2:53 p.m. April 28, 2021

Gold settles lower as Treasury yields rise, then modestly react to the Fed statement

Gold futures register a back-to-back loss on Wednesday, pressured by a rise in U.S. Treasury yields, then make only modest moves after the Federal Reserve left benchmark interest rates unchanged and said it would continue with its asset purchases. 2:27 p.m. April 28, 2021

Oil ends at 1-week highs as OPEC+ meets a day early and decides keep its output plans in place

Oil futures finish at their highest prices in a week on Tuesday after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies surprised the market by meeting a day earlier than scheduled, and decided to keep their current plan to gradually raise production in place. 2:57 p.m. April 27, 2021

Gold prices settle lower ahead of Fed policy decision

Gold futures settle lower on Tuesday, but stick to a tight trading range, as investors await the outcome of the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting on monetary policy. 1:54 p.m. April 27, 2021

Oil ends slightly lower on bets that India’s COVID dilemma may lead OPEC+ to postpone output hike

Oil futures fall on Monday, but settle off the session's worst levels. India’s rise in COVID-19 cases may potentially lead to significant declines in energy demand, but that may also prompt major oil producers to postpone planned production increases when they meet later this week. 3:10 p.m. April 26, 2021

Gold settles higher as traders await Fed meeting

Gold futures begin the week with a modest move higher Monday, recouping just over half of what they lost in Friday's trading session, as traders look ahead to a meeting of Federal Reserve policy makers. 2:05 p.m. April 26, 2021

Oil climbs, but posts a weekly loss on global COVID worries

Oil futures climb on Friday, but post a weekly decline as worries about a surge in COVID-19 cases in India and other countries contribute to worries over the demand outlook. 3:02 p.m. April 23, 2021

Gold falls, turns lower for the week as surge in new home sales boosts Treasury yields

Gold futures fall on Friday to turn slightly lower for the week, as a surge in new U.S. home sales prompted a climb in Treasury yields, dulling the precious metal's investment appeal. 2:03 p.m. April 23, 2021

Copper prices post highest finish in more than 9 years

Copper futures scored a third-straight weekly gain on Friday to notch their highest finish in more than nine years, with plans to improve the U.S. infrastructure and growth in renewable energy feeding expectations of higher demand for the industrial metal. 1:44 p.m. April 23, 2021

Oil prices finish with a modest gain after slipping to a more than 1-week low

Oil futures finish with a slight gain Thursday, after falling to their lowest intraday levels in more than a week before reversing course, as traders tried to assess the impact on energy demand of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Asia in particular. 3:15 p.m. April 22, 2021

Gold marks first loss in 3 sessions

Gold futures finish lower Thursday for the first time in three sessions, after pushing to a nearly two-month high a day earlier, as investors weigh surging COVID-19 cases outside particularly in Asia. 1:55 p.m. April 22, 2021

Here are the biggest risks to oil’s rally

Oil prices have climbed more than 25% this year, but risks to the rally include snags in the Covid-19 vaccine rollout globally and threats to the global recovery worldwide, a potential return of oil supplies from Iran, and increases in the pace of crude output from major producers. 1:05 p.m. April 22, 2021

Global silver demand poised to rise this year; prices could jump more than 30%: report

Global silver demand suffered a decline last year on the back of pandemic-related restrictions to economic activity, but is expected to climb this year, contributing to a rise in prices for the metal that may top 30%, according to a report from The Silver Institute released Thursday. 11:37 a.m. April 22, 2021

Oil prices end at 1-week low on global COVID worries, rise in U.S. crude supplies

Oil futures post their lowest finish in just over a week on Wednesday, as traders bet that rising COVID-19 infections in Asia will hurt energy demand and as official data revealed an unexpected weekly rise in crude inventories. 3:05 p.m. April 21, 2021

Gold settles at a 2-month high as COVID’s rise rattles market

Gold futures end higher for a second session Wednesday, as a rise in cases of COVID-19 from more transmissible variants threatens the world's economic rebound from the pandemic, sending prices to their highest settlement in about two months. 1:46 p.m. April 21, 2021

Oil futures end lower on India’s weaker demand prospects, news on anti-OPEC bill

Oil futures end lower on Tuesday as record cases of COVID-19 in India dim the outlook for the nation's economy and energy demand, and traders weigh progress on the long-watched NOPEC bill in the U.S. 3:18 p.m. April 20, 2021

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