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Crude oil prices were flat Monday morning as traders looked ahead of this week's interest rate decision from the Federal Reserve. It remains unlikely that the Fed will hike interest rates before July, but markets are looking for some clarity on the timing of tightening when the Fed releases its accompany...

Oilrig3-022513_24Apr15.jpg U.S. crude oil ended lower on Friday, but was still at a four-month high, even as fighting in Yemen threatens to embroil the entire region with the ongoing civil war seen as a proxy fight between oil powers Iran and Saudi Arabia. For the week, crude oil futures gained about 2.5 percent. Saudi Arabia...

Gold-011315_24Apr15.jpg Gold futures ended lower on Friday, with investors looking forward to the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary policy meet outcome next week, for cues into its interest rate hike plans. The precious metal was also impacted after some upbeat manufactured durable good data from the U.S., even as the dollar...

Gold prices were down a bit Friday morning as the U.S. dollar firmed against the struggling euro. The safe haven appeal of the precious metal has been diminished of late due to rising stocks. Speculation that the Federal Reserve will soon raise interest rates has also weighed. U.S. gold for June...

Crude oil prices turned slightly lower Friday morning, denting recent gains on the back of tensions in the Middle East. Fighting in Yemen threatens to embroil the entire region, as the civil war there is seen as a proxy fight between oil powers Iran and Saudi Arabia. Prices were essential flat...

crudeoil-112514_23Apr15.jpg U.S. crude oil surged to end sharply higher on Thursday, after the dollar weakened against a basket of few select currencies on some soft economic data from the U.S. Crude prices were also impacted after renewed violence reported in Yemen, where a proxy fight between Iran and Saudi Arabia threatens to...

Gold-121114_23Apr15.jpg Gold futures rebounded to end higher on Thursday, after dropping to its lowest level in April, as the dollar trended lower against a basket of some select major currencies on weak new home sales and unemployment benefit claims data from the U.S. In some soft economic news, first-time claims for U.S....

Gold prices steadied Thursday morning, edging up from monthly lows as buyers found value in precious metals. Signs of strength in the U.S. economy bolstered stocks and diminished the appeal of safe have investments such as gold in recent weeks. U.S. gold for June was up $4 at $1190 an ounce, having...

Crude oil prices were flat Thursday morning, clinging to recent gains amid renewed violence in Yemen, where a proxy fight between Iran and Saudi Arabia threatens to destabilize the region. Meanwhile, evidence of record U.S. crude supplies did little to change oil prices. U.S. crude-oil stockpiles...

Crudeoil-111814_22Apr15.jpg U.S. crude oil ended lower on Wednesday, after the weekly oil inventory report from the Energy Information Administration showed stockpiles to have increased much more than expected last week, amid continued tensions in the Middle East and the Greek financial crisis still unresolved. Nevertheless,...

Goldbars2-111814_22Apr15.jpg Gold futures dropped sharply to end at its lowest for the month Wednesday, with investors opting for the riskier equity assets after some upbeat economic data from the U.S. showed existing home sales in March to have surged much more than expected to an 18-month high. Investors also continued to weigh...

Oil-041812_21Apr15.jpg U.S. crude oil ended lower Monday, ahead of the weekly oil report from the Energy Information Administration and the American Petroleum Institute, amid mounting tensions in the Middle East and Greek financial woes continuing to engulf Europe. Yemen is the backdrop for a proxy conflict between the...

Gold-112514_21Apr15.jpg Gold futures ended higher on Tuesday, on its safe haven appeal as investors remained concerned over Greece's financial health with no indication of any agreement with Athens on the economic reforms sought by the European Union to unlock the bailout aid. Also on focus is the April 28-29 Federal Reserve...

Crude oil prices were slightly lower Tuesday morning, but held on to most of their recent gains amid mounting tensions in the Middle East. Yemen is the backdrop for a proxy conflict between the region's two big powers, Saudi Arabia and Iran. An escalation of Yemen's civil war could threaten supplies...

Oil-051612_20Apr15.jpg U.S. crude oil ended higher Monday, after China moved to prop up its economy and with stockpiles at Cushing delivery point dwindling. Nonetheless, gains were trimmed as Saudi Arabia again refrained from curbing production despite massive global stockpiles. News reports said inventories at Cushing...

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