Gold futures end lower, but prices hold above $1,800 to start week

Gold futures end lower on Monday, easing back after posting a gain last week, but prices hold ground above the important $1,800 level.

Aug. 30, 2021 at 2:36 p.m. ET by Myra P. Saefong


To pause or not to pause oil output increases is the question OPEC+ faces as it meets Wednesday

A lot has changed since the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and their allies decided last month to start raising output, in a move to unwind the production curbs they put in place last year. But the best ...

Aug. 28, 2021 at 11:43 a.m. ET by Myra P. Saefong

U.S. oil prices up over 10% for the week as Hurricane Ida threatens Gulf of Mexico

Oil and natural-gas futures settled sharply higher on Friday to tally a strong gain for the week, as a storm, now known as Hurricane Ida, takes aim at the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Aug. 27, 2021 at 3:44 p.m. ET by Myra P. Saefong


Gold ends at nearly 4-week high as Powell remarks fail to offer any surprises on Fed plans

Gold futures mark their highest settlement in almost four weeks on Friday, after remarks from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, at the Jackson Hole center-bankers symposium, revealed that he supports tapering the pac...

Aug. 27, 2021 at 2:38 p.m. ET by Myra P. Saefong


Natural-gas prices post highest finish since 2018 on tight U.S. supplies, storm risk

Natural-gas futures rally on Thursday to post their highest finish since late 2018, as a smaller-than-expected weekly rise in U.S. supplies of the fuel fed concerns over tight supplies and a storm system looks to threaten ...

Aug. 26, 2021 at 3:25 p.m. ET by Myra P. Saefong


Gold prices finish higher as investors eye Jackson Hole economic policy symposium

Gold futures shake off early losses, finding support around the $1,780 mark to finish higher, as investors look to the Jackson Hole economic policy symposium for hints on the timing of Federal Reserve plans to unwind of CO...

Aug. 26, 2021 at 2:07 p.m. ET by Myra P. Saefong


Water market heats up as a parched California scrambles for supplies

A drought in California has led to a spike in the state’s water prices, nearly doubling the value of futures contracts for the essential commodity this year and creating opportunities in water-related investments.

Aug. 26, 2021 at 12:57 p.m. ET by Myra P. Saefong


Oil prices end higher with U.S. crude supplies down a third straight week

Oil futures end higher on Wednesday, with prices scoring their longest stretch of daily gains so far this month on the heels of a third straight drop in U.S. crude inventories.

Aug. 25, 2021 at 3:11 p.m. ET by Myra P. Saefong


Gold settles lower, loses grip on $1,800 mark

Gold futures settle lower on Wednesday, with the sharpest daily drop in more than two weeks pulling prices back below the $1,800-an-ounce mark for the first time in three sessions.

Aug. 25, 2021 at 1:44 p.m. ET by Myra P. Saefong


Oil scores back-to-back gains as demand worries fade, fire causes Mexico production outage

Oil futures on Tuesday extend a bounce from last weeks rout, on signs the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 may be abating in China. Also, a fire on an oil platform in Mexico knocks aroun...

Aug. 24, 2021 at 3:06 p.m. ET by Myra P. Saefong

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