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Gold settles at a nearly 3-month high after a weaker-than-expected U.S. April jobs report

Gold futures climbed Friday to log their highest finish in almost three months after a closely watched reading of labor conditions in the U.S. for the month was much weaker than forecast.

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Oil scores weekly gains as reopening optimism outweighs COVID worries

Oil futures rise on Friday and scored weekly gains on growing optimism over the economic reopening in the U.S. and Europe, though concerns remain about the surge in COVID-19 cases in India.

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Gold trades near a 3-month high after a weaker-than-expected U.S. April jobs report

Gold futures climbed to their highest level in almost three months Friday after a closely watched reading of labor conditions in the U.S. for the month was much weaker than forecast.

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Oil on track for weekly gains as reopening optimism outweighs COVID worries

Oil futures move up on Friday, on track for weekly gains on growing optimism over the economic reopening in the U.S. and Europe, though concerns remain about the surge in COVID-19 cases in India.

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Copper looks to set fresh record Friday as economic recovery, electric-cars drive rise in metal’s price

Copper futures trade at records Friday morning, putting the industrial metal on track to deepen its ascent to new heights as economic reopening from COVID lockdowns helped to spur a surge in the red metal.

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Futures Movers | Metals Stocks

Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
CL00 Crude Oil Continuous Contract 64.82 -0.08 -0.12%
GC00 Gold Continuous Contract 1832.00 0.70 0.04%
SI00 Silver Continuous Contract 27.57 0.088 0.32%
NG00 Natural Gas Continuous Contract 2.97 0.012 0.41%
RB00 RBOB Gasoline Continuous Contract 2.13 0.0048 0.23%
HG00 Copper Continuous Contract 4.75 0.0005 0.01%
C00 Corn Continuous Contract 731.00 12.25 1.70%
W00 Wheat Continuous Contract 763.00 9.75 1.29%

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Oil ends lower as traders focus on the oil and gasoline demand outlook

Oil futures end lower Thursday, with U.S. prices down a second session, as investors weigh disappointing data on U.S. gasoline usage and an eye the impact of surging COVID-19 infections in India on oil demand.

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Gold prices top $1,800, settle at highest since February

Gold prices rally on Thursday, prompting the commodity to settle above the psychologically significant value of $1,800 an ounce for the first time since February, as slipping bond yields and a slightly weaker U.S. dollar o...

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Electric vehicle market growth is a blessing for some metals — and not a big worry for oil

Growth in the electric-vehicle market has been a blessing for metals like copper and lithium. It has also raised concerns about the long-term outlook for oil demand that some analysts say aren’t justified.

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Iron-ore prices hit record high with appetite for steel ‘far beyond expectations’

Iron ore logs its highest price on record Thursday, buoyed by an insatiable demand for steel in China.

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U.S. oil prices finish lower as traders reconsider demand prospects

Oil futures end mixed Wednesday, with Brent prices up slightly and U.S. prices shaking off early gains to finish lower. Traders reconsider the outlook for demand, despite U.S. data showing the biggest weekly drop in domest...

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Gold ends higher after Yellen walks back talk of interest-rate hike

Gold prices rise on Wednesday, a day after the commodity finished lower on the back of comments from U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, which were viewed as bearish for precious metals.

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Oil up a second day on bets for higher demand as U.S., Europe ease COVID restrictions

Oil prices post a gain for a second session on Tuesday, as investors focus on the lifting of COVID-related restrictions in the U.S. and Europe.

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Gold prices finish lower as Yellen suggests a potential rise in U.S. interest rates

Gold prices finish lower on Tuesday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen suggested that interest rates may need to rise to keep the economy from overheating.

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Palladium touches an all-time record high above $3,000 an ounce

Palladium futures touched their highest levels on record Tuesday, as strength in U.S. vehicles sales bode well for the metal used in catalytic converters, which reduce emissions from gasoline-powered engines.

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Oil ends higher on signs of a brighter global demand outlook

Oil futures finish higher Monday, buoyed by signs of a brighter global demand outlook, even as India, the world's third-largest oil consumer, continues to suffer from record COVID-19 cases.