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Crude oil futures rose Friday, as industry data showed the pace of increases in the U.S. rig count slowed. U.S. energy firms added oil rigs for a record 19 weeks in a row. Drillers added two oil rigs for a total of 772 last week, Baker Hughes said this afternoon. Traders may be sensing an end...

Gold futures rose Friday, extending weekly gains on worries the North Korea conflict will intensify. President Donald Trump's visit with European dignitaries also turned a few heads due to some behavior that was seen as contentious. With gold's safe haven demand picking up, June gold settled at...

Crude oil futures continued to fall Friday morning after significant losses in the previous session. Markets were disappointed by OPEC's 9-month supply quota extension, as key producers Libya and Nigeria will be exempted. Analysts say the global supply glut may linger into next year due to robust...

Gold futures rose to a monthly high Friday morning, boosted by safe haven demand ahead of the long Memorial Day weekend. Traders continued to assess the minutes of the May Federal Reserve meeting. Policy makers said they expect to raise rates soon, perhaps in June, but hinted the pace of further rate...

Crude oil futures plunged Thursday, despite news that OPEC has agreed to extend its supply quota plan. Reports said OPEC agreed to keep its own cuts of around 1.2 million barrels per day in place for nine months. However, Nigeria and Libya will remain exempt from making cuts, Bloomberg said, and Iran...

Gold futures were little changed Thursday, having seen little movement this week despite significant geopolitical tensions and Federal Reserve talk. Markets have been calm in the wake of Manchester's terrorist bombing, and President Trump's overseas trip has thus far been uneventful. There was...

Crude oil futures fell Thursday despite news that OPEC has agreed to extend production cuts for nine months. Members of the organization will extend their deal with Russia through March, Bloomberg reports, citing two officials. A formal announcement is expected this morning. However, analysts have...

Gold futures rose Thursday, even after the Federal Reserve hinted it will raise interest rates in June. The minutes of the Fed's May meeting said most policy makers want to raise interest rates "soon," and wind down the central bank's bloated balance sheet. Still, gold kept its safe haven appeal...

Crude oil futures nudged lower Wednesday, trimming recent gains despite word that OPEC will agree to extend its supply quota plan. July West Texas Intermediate crude lost 11 cents, or 0.2%, to settle at $51.36 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the first loss in six sessions. Data from...

Gold futures were little changed Wednesday as traders waited on clues about when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates. June gold fell $2.40, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,253.10/oz ahead of the release of the minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve meeting. That report is due at 2:00 pm...

Crude oil futures were little changed Wednesday morning, clinging to recent gains ahead of the most crucial OPEC meeting of the year. The cartel is expected to announce it has extended its supply quota plan with Russia for nine months. OPEC meets in Vienna Thursday. Iran and Iraq are said to go along...

Gold futures were slightly lower Wednesday, as stocks were poised for fifth day in a row of gains, limiting gold's safe haven appeal. Traders are looking ahead to this afternoon's release of Federal Reserve minutes from the May meeting. Markets desire clarity on whether the Fed intends to raise interest...

Crude oil futures inched higher Tuesday, ahead of U.S. inventories data that may show stockpiles continued to dwindle from record levels. The American Petroleum Institute releases its weekly report this afternoon, whole the Energy Information Administration reports tomorrow morning. Meanwhile,...

Gold futures were lower Tuesday, seeing little movement throughout the session as traders assessed headlines from the U.K., where a domestic terrorist killed 22 people at a pop concert. The attack overshadowed mixed economic news from the U.S. ahead of tomorrow's release of the minutes of the Federal...

Crude oil futures were lower Tuesday, amid reports that Saudi Arabia and Iraq are meeting to salvage a deal that would extend OPEC's supply quota plan by nine months. OPEC meets Thursday in Vienna. A number of cartel members have argued behind the scenes that extending the supply quota plan is a...

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