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Gold futures fell Monday morning on diminished appetite for safe havens in the wake of France's vote this weekend. A centrist candidate emerged to face nationalist Marine Le Pen in the upcoming run-off. Emmanuel Macron is expected to defeat anti-EU Le Pen, easing fears that France may leave the union. Gold...

Crude oil futures plunged Friday amid growing evidence that surging U.S. production has prevented OPEC's supply quota plan from eating away at the global supply glut. Later today, markets expect industry data from Baker Hughes to show the U.S. rig count rose for the umpteenth week in a row. Analysts...

Gold futures rose Friday as nationalist Marine Le Pen remained a favorite to emerge from this weekend's round of the presidential elections in France. Le Pen represents a significant portion of the anti-EU, anti-Muslim vote. Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump said he will release the details...

Crude oil futures were slightly lower Friday, having dropped every day this week amid signs that U.S. production continues to skyrocket. Baker Hughes releases its oil rig count data this afternoon. Domestic drillers have added rigs almost every week this year, hoping to take advantage of stable oil...

Gold futures were steady Friday morning as focus shifted to an election in France that may decide the future of the European Union. In a vote seen as a quasi-referendum on open Europe, nationalist Marine Le Pen is expected to emerge as a finalist for the French presidency. Gold was up $2 at $1285...

Crude oil futures fell for a fourth straight session Thursday, but held above the psychologically important $50 mark. June WTI oil settled at $50.71/bbl, down 14 cents, or 0.3% May WTI oil fell 17 cents, or 0.3%, to settle at $50.27/bbl on its expiration day. Soaring U.S. production continued...

Gold futures were flat Thursday as U.S. stocks surged on upbeat corporate earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 200 points in afternoon dealing. With risk appetite picking up, there was less demand for safe haven assets such as gold. June gold settled at $1,283.80/oz, up 40 cents for...

Crude oil futures rebounded Thursday morning, avoiding a drop below $50 a barrel. Traders expressed renewed faith that OPEC's supply cuts will alleviate the global supply glut despite rampant US production. "We are optimistic the policy measures have already placed us on the path of recovery,"...

Gold futures were lower Thursday morning ahead of the weekly U.S. jobless claims report. Gold prices came up against technical and psychological resistance this week, unable to crack the $1300 mark despite lingering geopolitical concerns. Traders have valued gold as a safe haven amid tensions between...

Crude oil futures plunged to the lowest in two weeks Wednesday, after government data showed an unexpectedly small drop in U.S. oil inventories. May WTI oil down $1.97, or 3.8%, to settle at $50.44/bbl, the lowest since April 12. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that crude oil...

Gold futures fell to their lowest in a week Wednesday, as the dollar strengthened versus major rivals. On a day bereft of U.S. economic data, June gold fell $10.70, or 0.8%, to settle at $1,283.40/oz, the lowest since April 12. Eurozone inflation slowed as estimated initially to a three-month low...

Crude oil prices were higher Wednesday morning, after industry data showed U.S. stockpiles dwindled slightly last week. Data from the American Petroleum Institute showed crude inventories fell by 840,000 barrels in the week to April 14 to 531.6 million barrels, near record highs. However, gasoline...

Gold futures fell Wednesday morning as the dollar rallied versus major rivals. Gold was down $10 at $1283 an ounce, slipping from a 5-month peak. Mortgage applications to buy a home tumbled 1.6% in the week ended April 14, even as interest rates fell, according to the latest survey from the Mortgage...

Crude oil futures were lower Tuesday despite expectations that U.S. stockpiles dropped last week. Also, the prospect for demand was boosted by a hopeful note from the IMF. Global economic growth is strengthening, thanks to a long-awaited cyclical recovery in investment, manufacturing, and trade, though...

Gold futures inched higher Tuesday, rebounding from early losses to extend recent gains. The precious metal benefited from its safe haven appeal amid falling stocks today. Lingering geopolitical tensions and weak economic news have also lifted gold prices of late. Prime Minister Theresa May today...

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