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Crude Oil Futures Post Gains Based on Demand Outlook

By | September 13, 2017

Crude Oil futures climbed on Wednesday on news that the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts an .2 increase to 1.6 million barrels per day for 2017. The spike in demand exceeded the IEA’s expectations pushing its forecast to a high not seen in roughly two years. Read More

Dollar Strengthens in Advance of Jackson Hole

By | August 22, 2017

The U.S. Dollar posted gains on Tuesday ahead of this week’s key economic event, the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, where both Fed Chair Janet Yellen and ECB Chief Mario Draghi are expected to speak. Quantitative Tightening is likely the big topic of discussion as investors look for clues on the direction of interest and currency rates. Read More

CBOE Volatility Index Surges to 3 Month High

By | August 10, 2017

The VIX, widely considered the fear gage within the markets, popped over 35% in intraday trading on Thursday, signaling a possible return of volatility as major indexes retreat amid geo-political concerns and gradual monetary policy tightening.Read More

Safe-Haven Demand Regains Footing

By | August 9, 2017

As tensions escalate between North Korea and the United States following President Trump’s threat to unleash “fire and fury” in response to Pyongyang’s remarks on “carefully examining” a strike on Guam, global stock markets reacted in a predictable safe-haven fashion.Read More

Gold Futures Ease on Strong Equities Market

By | August 2, 2017

Yesterday gold topped an 8-week high closing at 1279.4. While still considered in bullish territory as its trading nearly 30 points above its 200 period moving average, Gold is taking a backseat today as traders favor riskier investments. Read More

EURUSD Forex Pair Reaches 11 Month Intraday High

By | July 25, 2017

During intraday trading, The EURUSD Forex Pair touched a 11-month high of 1.1711. As a solid earnings season kicks off, the major U.S. indexes likely helped push the currency pairing to new heights. Today’s economic calendar features the U.S. Home Price Index Report for May as well as the Consumer Confidence Index Report for July. Read More

July Unemployment Claims Take a Nose-Dive

By | July 20, 2017

According the to the Labor Department, U.S. jobless claims dropped by 15K to 233K, vs an estimated 245K, its lowest level since February & tying a nearly 44-year low.Read More

Natural Gas Futures Recover from 2017 Lows

By | July 17, 2017

Natural Gas futures kicked off the week strong as weather forecasts point to a warm remainder of July. With roughly 50% of homes in the U.S. relying on gas to beat the summer heat, weather forecasts can trigger both bullish and bearish runs for the volatile commodity.Read More

U.S. Treasury Bond Futures React to Fed Testimony

By | July 12, 2017

Intraday trading on Wednesday saw a Bond market rally based on Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s comments indicating we’re close to the “neutral rate”. During a neutral rate economy, fluctuations in the Fed’s benchmark rate neither bolster nor restrict the economy. Read More

Oil Price Steady as API Reports US Inventory Reduction

By | June 21, 2017

After trading at its lowest levels since September 2016, Crude Oil Futures appears to have steadied around $43 ahead of the Energy Information Administration’s weekly crude oil inventories report. Read More