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Gold prices are down sharply Friday morning, with traders looking ahead to the Swiss vote on the quantum of gold reserves the central bank would have to hold. Switzerland is holding a national referendum this Sunday, with a yes vote necessitating the central bank to hold a minimum of 20 percent of its reserves in gold.

Crude oil prices are near a 4-1/2 year low Friday morning, hurt by the decision of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to maintain the cartel's output target at 30 million barrels a day.

Gold prices are lower Thursday morning, falling to a one-week low, as traders await the Swiss referendum on gold reserves. Switzerland is holding a national referendum this Sunday that would require the central bank to hold a minimum of 20 percent of its assets in gold.

Crude oil prices are plunging sharply, hitting a new 4-year low in the process, as traders look ahead to the outcome of the OPEC meeting in Vienna. Oil prices tumbled as remarks from Saudi Arabia's oil minister that oil market will stabilize itself added to speculation that a consensus on production cut is quite unlikely.

crudeoil-111314_26Nov14.jpg U.S. crude oil ended lower for a third straight session on Wednesday, after a report from the Energy Information Administration showed crude stockpiles in the U.S. increased more than expected last week and with investors focused on the upcoming crucial OPEC meet in Vienna tomorrow. Earlier today,...

gold-112014_26Nov14.jpg Gold futures ended a tad lower on Wednesday, despite a weak dollar trended after some largely soft economic data from the U.S. with initial claims for unemployment benefits rising more than expected even as new homes sales in October increased modestly. In some soft economic news from the U.S., first-time...

Gold prices are little changed Wednesday morning, ahead of a spate of U.S. economic data. Slightly positive global equity markets and a stronger greenback are weighing on the yellow metal. Gold futures for February delivery are up $0.60 or 0.05 percent at $1,198.40 an ounce. On Tuesday, gold futures...

Crude oil prices are slightly lower Wednesday morning, ahead of official crude inventory data and a slew of crucial economic reports. The U.S. Energy Information Administration will release its petroleum status report for the week ended November 21st at 10 am ET. Data released by the American Petroleum...

crudeoil-112514_25Nov14.jpg U.S. crude oil plummeted over two percent for a second straight session to end at a four-year low on Tuesday, after reports said a meeting of four major oil producers failed to agree on production cuts, ahead of the upcoming OPEC meeting in Vienna. However, some unconfirmed reports that the meet is...

gold-112414_25Nov14.jpg Gold futures ended higher on Tuesday, as the dollar trended lower on some mixed data from the U.S. with gross domestic product increasing more than previously estimated in the third quarter, although consumer confidence deteriorated unexpectedly in November. Some upbeat data from Europe also limited...

Gold prices were basically flat Tuesday morning ahead of U.S. housing data and after some fairly upbeat economic news out of Europe. Revised estimates released by the German Federal Statistical Office showed that the German economy expanded 0.1 percent sequentially in the third quarter, confirming...

Crude oil prices ticked higher Tuesday morning, having seen little movement over the past few sessions ahead of the upcoming OPEC meeting in Vienna. The cartel is seemingly divided on whether to cut supplies in order to lift crude oil prices at their November 27 meeting. The Saudis reportedly want...

crudeoil-112414_24Nov14.jpg U.S. crude oil snapped a two-day gain to end lower on Monday, as negotiations between Iran and the West to curtail Tehran's nuclear program were extended by seven months, with investors awaiting the outcome from the OPEC meeting scheduled for November 27. China's move to cut interest rates to boost...

gold-112114_24Nov14.jpg Gold futures ended lower on Monday on some largely strong global equity markets prompting investors to seek riskier assets, with a slew of economic data awaited later this week. Stocks rose on last week's unexpected rate cut announcement from China's central bank and on comments from the European...

Gold prices are lower Monday morning, with fairly strong global equity markets prompting investors to seek riskier assets. Stocks rose on last week's unexpected rate cut announcement from China's central bank and comments from the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi that hinted at prospects...