<a><strong>Natural Gas Soars in Otherwise Light Holiday Trading</strong></a>

With several Asia-Pacific markets closed today for Lunar New Year holidays, the new trading week is off to a quiet start. The biggest overnight moves were a 1.3% gain for the Nikkei, and a 0.5% rise for the FTSE. The

<strong>Commodities Rally As China Reopens</strong>

With more investors returning from holidays, the new trading week is off to a positive start so far. Commodities have been particularly strong with WTI Crude Oil up 3.4%, Natural Gas up 3.2% and Copper up 1.9%. News over the

Stocks Soar, US Dollar Drops as US Inflation Pressures Ease

US index futures have exploded to the upside this morning in the minutes following the release of a better than expected US inflation numbers for both the Consumer Price Index (7.1% vs street 7.3% and previous 7.7%), and Core CPI

Stocks Drop as Wage Inflation Jumps

Please note that the Morning Minutes will not be issued on Monday, they should return on Tuesday December 6. Stocks and commodities have turned sharply downward in the last few minutes following the release of the monthly Nonfarm Payrolls report

Football and Black Friday In Focus

With many US investors still away for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and US exchanges only open for a half-day, closing at 1:00 pm EST, market action has been listless for the most part. US index futures are mixed with Dow

Investors Digest Interest Rate Hikes and Await Employment Reports

With the US Federal Reserve Board (yesterday afternoon) and the Bank of England (this morning) both raising their benchmark interest rates by 0.75% as expected, continuing the general trend toward monetary tightening, stock markets and commodities around the world have

US Dollar Backslides Ahead of Tomorrow’s Inflation Report

The US Dollar has dropped back to start the new trading week, taking some of the pressure off of other currencies and commodities. The Euro is up 1.0% and trading a full penny above par, while the Pound is up

US Market Declines Extend Into May as FOMC Decision Day Approaches

US index futures have started May just as they ended April, stuck in reverse gear. US index futures are in the red, falling 0.1% to 0.5% with NASDAQ futures leading the way lower just as the NASDAQ did on Friday

March Winds Down With Commodities In Retreat

March appears to be going out like a lion in commodity markets, particularly energy contracts where WTI crude oi lis down 6.2%, Brent crude is down 5.6%, gasoline is down 4.2% and natural gas is down 1.8%. There haven’t been

Stocks Rally As Ukraine Talks Resume

It’s another quiet day for economic and corporate news, keeping the Ukraine War in the spotlight. Truce talks between Ukraine and Russia are scheduled to resume today and ahead of this meeting, stocks have been on the rise this morning

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