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Oil-051612_17Apr14.jpg U.S. crude oil moved up for a second straight session to end at a more than six-week high on Thursday, after some encouraging economic data from the U.S. with Fed Chief Janet Yellen's statement on the state of the economy lifting sentiments, notwithstanding a huge surge in U.S. crude stockpiles last...

gold01_05Apr12_17Apr14.jpg Gold futures ended at a two-week low on Thursday, with investors shifting focus away from the yellow metal following an uptick in global equities markets on the back of some encouraging economic reports from the U.S. and China recently. The safe haven appeal of the precious metal waned after investors...

Gold prices are little changed on Thursday morning with investors shifting their focus slightly away from the yellow metal following a fairly good show by global equities markets on the back of recent encouraging economic reports from the U.S. and China. Also, the U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet...

Crude oil prices are a bit lower on Thursday morning with traders reacting to yesterday's official crude inventory data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration that showed oil stockpiles rose more than expected last week. However, lingering concerns about the conflict in Ukraine and possibilities...

Oil-042512_16Apr14.jpg U.S. crude oil snapped a two-day loss to end a tad higher on Wednesday, after Janet Yellen said the Fed will continue to keep its benchmark interest rates at very low levels for a considerable period of time. The marginal rise comes after an official Energy Information Administration report showed crude...

Goldbars2-022513_16Apr14.jpg Gold futures edged higher on Wednesday, after plummeting over two percent yesterday on inflation concerns in the U.S., fueling speculations of a possible Federal Reserve rate hike in the near term. The developments in Ukraine with tensions mounting as government forces moved in also contributed to the...

Gold prices are higher on Wednesday morning, bouncing back after Tuesday's sharp fall. Mounting tensions in Ukraine appear to be contributing a bit to the yellow metal's rise. However, weak inflation data from the U.S. and a likely drop in demand from China due to an economic slowdown are capping...

Crude oil prices are notably higher on Wednesday morning, lifted by escalating tensions in Ukraine and a report showing Chinese economy grew slightly more than expected in the first quarter. China's gross domestic product growth slipped to 7.4 percent, its slowest level in 18 months. Investors...

Oil-041812_15Apr14.jpg U.S. crude oil eased from a six-week high to end lower Tuesday, on news that Libya would soon start shipments of crude and on demand growth concerns after some recent soft global macroeconomic data. Nonetheless, losses were capped as the Ukraine crisis continued to escalate further. Investors also...

Goldbar-041213_15Apr14.jpg Gold futures slipped over two percent to end sharply lower on Tuesday, mostly on profit taking and with the dollar strengthening against a basket of major currencies. The precious metal had scaled a three-week high yesterday. The dollar strengthened after the U.S. and the European Union indicated...

Gold prices are drifting lower Tuesday morning, with a stronger greenback contributing significantly to the yellow metal's decline. Gold futures for June are down $22.50 or 1.69 percent at $1,305.00 an ounce, a one-week low. Silver for May is down $0.275 or 1.37 percent at $19.733 an ounce. Meanwhile,...

Crude oil prices are lower Tuesday morning as traders booked some profits following strong recent gains. Traders expecting that the meeting in Geneva this Thursday will find a solution to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine are trimming positions. Also, there are expectations that the official U.S. crude...

Oil3-041912_14Apr14.jpg U.S. crude oil ended at a six-week high on Monday, on some positive macroeconomic data from the U.S. with retail sales rising more than anticipated, even as the Ukraine crisis escalated. The possibilities of supply disruptions from Russia remained large amid continued unrest in Ukraine, with likelihood...

Gold-051612_14Apr14.jpg Gold futures rebounded to end at a three-week high on Monday, as investors sought the safe haven appeal of the precious metal as the geopolitical tensions in Ukraine continued to escalate, with speculations on U.S. response to the crisis. Meanwhile, the dollar strengthened on some upbeat macroeconomic...

Gold prices are modestly higher Monday morning with investors turning to safe havens amid weakness in global equities markets and escalating tensions in Ukraine. Gold futures for June are up $4.10 or 0.31 percent at $1,323.10 an ounce, after rising to $1,330 an ounce. Gold for June delivery ended...