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Gold prices are drifting lower Tuesday morning amid speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve will start hiking rates soon. A stronger dollar and continued worries about an economic slowdown in China are also weighing on bullion prices. The greenback rose to a fresh 2-year high against the euro after...

Crude oil prices are little changed Tuesday morning, ahead of the release of weekly oil reports. The American Petroleum Institute will release its oil report for the week ended September 26th, later in the day, while the U.S. Energy Information Administration will come out with its weekly oil status...

Oil-041812_29Sep14.jpg U.S. crude oil ended sharply higher for a second straight session on Monday, after data from the U.S. showed consumer spending to have risen more than expected in August. Prices also found support over the upcoming temporary refinery closures to prepare for the winter. Prices were also under pressure...

Goldbars2-022513_29Sep14.jpg Gold futures ended higher Monday, on safe haven demand after the dollar trended lower on some mixed economic data from the U.S. with pending home sales pulling back more than expected in August. Investors digested a mixed batch of U.S. economic data including a report showing consumer spending to...

Gold futures inched higher Monday morning ahead of this week's deluge of U.S. economic data. Gold has fallen sharply of late amid an unusually rapid strengthening of the dollar, which extended its 6-year highs against the major rivals this morning. Despite the stronger dollar, gold for December...

Crude oil prices were lower Monday morning as traders geared up for a busy week of U.S. economic data. Markets will be on edge until Friday when the Labor Department releases its monthly jobs report. Employment rose by only 142,000 jobs in August, an alarming figure that raised questions about...

Oildrill-062112_26Sep14.jpg U.S. crude oil surged to end higher on Friday, after data from the U.S. showed its economy to have expanded more than previously estimated in the second quarter. The rise comes amid concerns over supply disruptions from the Middle East with the U.S. and allies continuing airstrikes against IS militants...

Goldbars022513_26Sep14.jpg Gold futures ended lower on Friday, as the dollar trended higher on some upbeat economic news from the U.S. with its second quarter gross domestic product data growing more than previously estimated. Gold has lost some of its appeal as an inflation hedge of late, with recent U.S. data showing few...

Gold prices were flat Friday morning, holding near multi-month lows as the dollar continued to strengthen against major rivals. Gold has lost its some of its appeal as an inflation hedge of late, with recent U.S. data showing few signs that consumer prices are set to jump. With talk of the Federal...

Crude oil prices rose Friday amid concerns about supply disruptions from the Middle East. U.S. crude was up 55 cents at $93.08 a barrel, bolstered by recent data indicated a rise in U.S. consumption. Earlier this week, the Energy Information Administration Crude said inventories fell 4.3 million...

Oil3-041912_25Sep14.jpg U.S. crude oil shed early gains to end lower on Thursday, after some soft economic data from the U.S. reignited concerns over demand growth with fears of a supply glut as investors digested news of increased supplies from Libya. Investors also kept a close watch on the U.S. and Allies airstrikes...

Gold-051612_25Sep14.jpg Gold futures ended higher on Thursday, tracking some largely declining global equity markets on a couple of soft economic data out of the U.S., even as the dollar trended higher. In economic news, initial claims for unemployment benefits in the U.S. showed a modest rebound last week, after having...

Gold prices are drifting lower Thursday morning, ahead of crucial U.S. economic data. Recent strong economic data from the U.S. including reports showing a bigger than expected jump in new home sales and a notable improvement in manufacturing activity have raised speculation that the Federal Reserve...

Crude oil prices are edging higher Thursday morning, ahead of release of some crucial economic data including a report on U.S. jobless claims. Traders are weighing signs of increased supplies from Libya against official U.S. inventory data that showed a significant drop in crude stockpiles. Traders...

Oil-051612_24Sep14.jpg U.S. crude oil soared to end higher for a second straight session Wednesday, after an official weekly crude oil inventory data showed stockpiles in the U.S. to have declined more than expected last week. Investors also indulged in some bargain hunting notwithstanding a strengthening dollar. Earlier...