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Oil lifted by upbeat readings on manufacturing activity, but jitters remain over coronavirus, OPEC+ output boost

Oil futures move higher Monday following a round of upbeat reading on manufacturing activity, but traders see upside limited as OPEC and its allies relax curbs on output and the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

by William Watts
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Gold prices remain higher, but pull back from move above $2,000 an ounce as U.S. dollar firms

Gold prices see muted action early Monday as a bounce in the U.S. dollar mutes some of the rally that has taken bullion near a psychologically significant level near $2,000.

by Mark DeCambre
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Silver: poor man’s gold no more?

Investors have focused on a rise in record prices for gold, but silver’s up nearly 25% in July—the metal’s second-biggest monthly gain on record—and it’s still undervalued compared with the yellow metal.

by Myra P. Saefong
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Oil ends higher to log July gain, but traders brace for added supply

Oil futures end higher Friday, booking a July gain, as traders weigh an uncertain outlook for demand, with bulls encouraged by a slump in the dollar.

by William Watts
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Gold reclaims perch at record, notches best monthly gain in 8 years

Gold prices settle sharply higher Friday, shaking off its first losing day in 10 sessions on Thursday as investors, wary of growing economic troubles around the globe, seek exposure to the perceived safe-haven asset.

by Barbara Kollmeyer

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Futures Movers | Metals Stocks

Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
CL00 Crude Oil Continuous Contract 41.16 0.89 2.21%
GC00 Gold Continuous Contract 1987.40 1.50 0.08%
SI00 Silver Continuous Contract 24.41 0.194 0.80%
NG00 Natural Gas Continuous Contract 2.12 0.320 17.79%
RB00 RBOB Gasoline Continuous Contract 1.23 0.0558 4.76%
HG00 Copper Continuous Contract 2.91 0.0425 1.48%
C00 Corn Continuous Contract 316.75 0.75 0.24%
W00 Wheat Continuous Contract 521.75 -9.50 -1.79%

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U.S. oil prices drop below $40 on fears rising coronavirus cases will crimp demand

Oil futures are sharply lower Thursday, with U.S. prices settling below $40 a barrel for the first time in three weeks, pressured by worries that a rise in COVID-19 cases around the world could hurt demand as major oil pro...

by William Watts
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Gold prices suffer first loss in 10 sessions

Gold prices end lower Thursday, with bullion retreating from a record rally that has seen the precious metal notch nine consecutive gains.

by Mark DeCambre
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Global gold demand posts decline in first half of 2020, even as ETF inflows hit a record

Global gold demand decline in the second quarter and first half of this year, but investment demand for the precious metal climb to a record, as exchange-traded fund holdings reached an all-time high by the end of June, ac...

by Myra P. Saefong
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Oil prices get a lift as EIA reports the biggest weekly U.S. crude supply decline of the year

Oil futures end higher Wednesday after U.S. government data show a more than 10 million-barrel weekly decline in domestic crude inventories—the largest so far this year.

by William Watts
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Gold logs record close, up a ninth straight session, then climbs after Fed policy statement

Gold futures tally a ninth gain in a row on Wednesday to settle at another record, then move even higher after the Federal Open Market Committee reiterated plans to keep interest rates near zero until the economy improves.

by William Watts
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Oil ends at more than one-week low as traders fret over demand, ahead of weekly supply data

Oil futures log their lowest finish in more than a week on Tuesday, as traders fret over the outlook for energy demand and place bets ahead of weekly supply data.

by William Watts
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Gold futures tally a fresh record settlement as U.S. consumer confidence declines

Gold futures climb Tuesday to notch another record-high settlement as a fall in U.S. consumer confidence boosts the metal’s haven appeal.

by Steve Goldstein
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Oil gets a boost from a weaker dollar, but coronavirus worries limit the price rise

Oil futures give up early losses Monday, buoyed by a drop in the U.S. dollar index to its lowest in two years, but the continued spread of COVID-19 and its impact on the economy limit the rise in prices.

by William Watts
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Gold price marks highest settlement and intraday price on record

Fresh gains for gold on Monday take it ever closer to a $2,000 level that some analysts see as a distinct possibility.

by Barbara Kollmeyer
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Gold rides to a record, with prospects for $2,000 an ounce stronger than ever

Gold futures posted a record settlement on Friday, along with their strongest weekly performance since early April, with calls for the never-before-seen level of $2,000 an ounce for the precious metal coming in louder tha...

by Myra P. Saefong