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Oil logs 9% weekly rise — biggest since late 2016; refinery fire jolts gasoline futures

Oil futures gain on Friday, with U.S. prices tallying a rise of almost 9% for the week and highest settlement this month, while gasoline futures rally in the wake of a fire at a 150-year-old refinery complex in Philadelphia.

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OPEC readies for ‘critical’ meeting, decision on oil output cuts

The meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies in early July is coming at a particularly important and volatile time for oil. Prices have been supported by major producers’ output cuts,...

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Why gold prices have climbed to their highest since 2013

Dovish statements from global central banks aren’t the only reason for gold’s rise past $1,400 an ounce to levels it hasn’t seen in nearly six years.

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Gold settles above $1,400 for the first time since 2013

Gold settles above $1,400 an ounce for the first time since 2013 as investors continue to bet on easier monetary policy from the Federal Reserve.

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U.S. oil prices score biggest gain of the year on worries of a deepening U.S.-Iran conflict

Oil futures rally Thursday, with U.S. prices scoring their highest settlement this month and posting their biggest one-day gain so far this year, after Iran shot down a U.S. military drone, adding fears of a deepening conf...

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Futures Movers | Metals Stocks

Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
CL00 Crude Oil Continuous Contract 57.60 0.17 0.30%
GC00 Gold Continuous Contract 1403.00 2.90 0.21%
SI00 Silver Continuous Contract 15.34 0.05 0.33%
NG00 Natural Gas Continuous Contract 2.18 0.01 0.65%
RB00 RBOB Gasoline Continuous Contract 1.82 0.00 0.17%
HG00 Copper Continuous Contract 2.70 0.00 -0.09%
C00 Corn Continuous Contract 443.50 1.25 0.28%
W00 Wheat Continuous Contract 530.75 -1.00 -0.19%

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Here’s what’s at stake for oil as fears of Iran-U.S. conflict rise

Iran’s downing of a U.S. military drone near the Strait of Hormuz hasn’t caused any losses in oil supplies, but it has ratcheted up tensions between the countries. That’s heightening worries about potential disruptions to ...

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Gold jumps nearly 4% to settle near five-year high in reaction to Fed decision

Gold rallies to its highest settlement since 2013 after the Fed left wiggle room on potential future interest rate cuts by removing its “patient” pledge.

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Oil prices retreat after their recent rally, even as U.S. crude supplies post first decline in 3 weeks

Oil futures settle modestly lower on Wednesday, giving up gains seen in wake of U.S. government data showing larger-than-expected drawdown in crude stockpiles, the first in three weeks.

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Gold prices settle lower, then climb after Fed shifts away from ‘patient’ stance on rates

Gold prices settle lower Wednesday, easing back from the previous day’s settlement at their highest in 14 months, but rise again after the Federal Reserve left key interest rates unchanged and shifted away from its “patien...

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Oil rallies as progress toward a trade deal eases demand worries

Oil futures rally Tuesday, with U.S. prices settling at their highest in over a week, after a tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump suggested progress in trade talks with China, lifting benchmark stock indexes and easing ...

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Gold futures settle at 14-month high

Gold prices climb on Tuesday to settle at their highest in 14 months, buoyed by expectations of interest-rate cuts among global central banks.

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Oil extends last week’s sharp retreat as demand worries sour sentiment

Crude futures prices settle lower on Monday, with the markets digesting worrisome demand updates issued last week and keeping tabs on typically price-supportive risks percolating in the Middle East.

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Debate over OPEC meeting date distracts from decision on oil output cuts

The speculation over the last few weeks, surrounding a postponement of the much-anticipated meeting of major oil producers, has served as a major distraction from the important decision at hand: whether or not to extend a ...

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Gold prices end lower, snap multiday rally

Gold futures finish lower Monday following a four-session streak of gains, pressured by uncertainty ahead of a meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve that’s expected to offer hints on the central bank’s plan on interest rates.

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Middle East tensions lift oil, but weaker demand prospects push prices down for the week

Crude-oil futures settle higher on Friday, a day after an attack on two tankers in the Strait of Hormuz triggered concerns about disruptions to the global flow of oil. Despite a rally on Thursday, however, prices suffer a ...