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Crude oil futures inched higher Wednesday, staying near yearly highs despite another big jump in U.S. oil inventories. Traders paid close attention to developments in Canada, where boomtown Ft. McMurray was evacuated due to an approaching wildfire. WTI oil closed 13 cents, or 0.3%, higher at $43.78/bbl,...

Gold futures edged down from recent 15-year highs Wednesday, as traders booked profits from April's rally. A pair of Federal Reserve officials indicated yesterday that the central bank is debating a June rate hike despite some lackluster economic news, denting gold prices. June gold dropped $17.40,...

Gold futures steadied Wednesday morning after a disappointing prelude to Friday's crucial jobs report. Payroll processor ADP reports 156,000 private sector jobs were added in April, versus market estimates for 200,000 new jobs. A similarly downbeat jobs report from the Labor Department Friday would...

Crude oil futures were higher Wednesday morning, trimming losses from earlier in the week despite a report indicating another build in U.S> crude oil stockpiles. The American Petroleum Institute (API) weekly survey showed a build of 1.3mln barrels. The Energy Information Administration comes out...

Crude oil futures fell sharply Tuesday, dropping further from recent yearly highs amid speculation the rally was way overdone. The global supply glut shows no sign of abating, while U.S. crude oil inventories remain near record highs. OPEC nations and Russia are expected to keep pumping vast amounts...

Gold futures edged lower for the first time in a week Tuesday, as the dollar steadied versus major rivals. Trading was subdued ahead of a crucial U.S. jobs report due on Friday. June gold finished $4, or 0.3%, lower at $1,291.80 an ounce, easing from a 15-month high above $1300. Silver dropped...

Crude oil prices were lower Tuesday morning, extending losses from the previous session amid lingering concerns about a global supply glut. Industry watchers say OPEC will continue pumping oil at a furious pace, offsetting a drop in production from the U.S. and Canada. Crude oil for June was down...

Gold futures held just below $1300 an ounce Tuesday morning as attention shifts to a crucial U.S. jobs report due at the end of the week. A strong April jobs report could renew speculation the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates a few times in 2016, but for now most traders are betting on status...

Crude oil futures tumbled Monday as traders booked profits from April's significant advance. WTI oil settled at $44.78/bbl on Nymex, down $1.14, or 2.5%. Oil last week touched a yearly peak near $46. The rally in crude oil prices ran out of steam amid speculation that U.S. inventories will continue...

Gold futures rose Monday, jumping above $1300 an ounce before trimming early gains. June gold gained $5.30, or 0.4%, to finish at $1,295.80/oz, the highest settlement price since January 2015. Gold and silver have rallied due to a weak dollar and expecations the Federal Reserve will hold interest...

Crude oil futures inched lower Monday morning after furious gains to end last month. There was profit taking after a report showed OPEC countries are still producing oil at a record pace despite relatively low prices. Crude production by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries rose...

Gold prices pushed past $1,300 an ounce Monday morning, adding to yearly highs amid speculation the Federal Reserve will keep ultra-low interest rates intact this year. June gold was up $13, or 1 pecent, to $1303 an ounce, having surged sharply higher in the final days of last month. A weaker dollar...

Crude oil futures were slightly lower Friday, trimming this month's huge gains. June WTI crude fell 11 cents, or 0.2%, to settle at $45.92 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange Friday. Crude oil was up nearly 20% in April as the dollar tumbled. Expectations that U.S. shale oil output...

Gold futures surged to their highest in more than a year Friday, bolstered by a weak dollar and China's currency manipulation. June gold settled at $1,290.50/oz, up $24.10, or 1.9%. Gold was up 4.4% for the month of April. July silver soared 23.1 cents, or 1.3%, to settle at $17.819/oz, for a gain...

Crude oil prices continued to surge Thursday, and are now $20 from 13-year lows set back in March. With the dollar weakening and the global supply glut expected to be alleviated by year's end, crude oil prices have surged to their highest in 2016. WTI oil for June was up 70 cents, or 1.5%, to end...

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