Commodities

All drill, no frack: U.S. shale leaves thousands of wells unfinished

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. shale producers are drilling at the highest rate in 18 months but have left a record number of wells unfinished in the …

Oil

Oil edges up as Saudis cut supplies to U.S., but global glut remains

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices edged up on Friday, supported by a fall in Saudi exports to the United States, but overall markets remained under …

Oil

FX Focus: Pound jumps to month-high against the dollar on the back of bumper retail sales

Yen remains on track for best winning streak in six years as investors turn to safe havens.<p>The pound climbed to a one-month high against the dollar …

Financial Markets

Rising Rates Arrive

<i>By Fei Mei Chan</i><p>Which of the figures below belong together?<p>It's obvious, even if analogies aren't your strong suit, that A is like C and B is like D. …

Financial Markets

Premarket: Vote on Trump health-care plan worries world stocks, U.S. dollar

All eyes in global financial markets were fixed on stuttering Republican efforts to pass a replacement for Obamacare on Friday, with failure likely to undermine faith in Donald Trump’s promise to deliver a “phenomenal” U.S. tax reform.<p>Tuesday’s first 1 per cent daily fall on Wall Street since …

Tax Reform

Reflation Trade Faces Reset as Inflation Peak Contemplated - Bloomberg

As the vaunted Trump reflation trade continued to wobble this week, politics took most of the blame. For a growing number of strategists, the reason …

Financial Markets

One of Canada's Biggest Stock Managers Says Bond Spike No Threat - Bloomberg

The head of one of Canada’s biggest equity funds says the bull market in stocks has room to run because dividend yields will remain attractive even …

Stocks

Busting A Myth: U.S. Dollar Impact On WTI

Currently, the U.S. produces just over 9.1 million barrels per day (b/pd) of crude oil, the majority of it WTI or equivalent.<p>The received wisdom is …

Oil

What are Sovereign Bonds?

Have you ever wondered how government's raise money to finance infrastructure projects, social programs, or other spending measures when tax revenue …

Economics

US dollar hangs on, Asia shares muted

The US dollar has been living on borrowed time after US lawmakers delayed a vote on a healthcare bill seen as crucial to President Donald Trump's …

U.S. Dollar

Gold prices fell by 0.09 per cent in futures trading

<b>New Delhi:</b> Amid a weakening global trend, gold prices fell further by 0.09 per cent to Rs 28,775 per 10 grams in futures trading today as speculators …

gold

History Is No Help When Handicapping the Bond Market

Markets are never perfect in their predictive abilities but they tend to be forward-looking in how they trade to anticipate what will happen next. Take last week's interest-rate increase by the Federal Reserve, its third since December 2015, and the bond market.<p>Bond yields have been rising for some …

Financial Markets

Treasury Bulls Facing Technical Headwinds as Trump Bets Fizzle - Bloomberg

How much staying power does the Trump trade have? The answer may depend on an infinitesimal move in bond yields.<p>Traders are watching a key technical …

Financial Markets

Markets in recovery mode after midweek stumble

Friday 06:00 GMT Overview Asian stock markets continued to recover after a midweek sell-off and as a highly anticipated...

Financial Markets

This Is How Far Oil Prices Have To Fall To Trigger Junk Bond Chaos

Do you own junk bond ETFs? Good for you.<p>Do you know how susceptible they are to falling oil prices? I'd wager probably not.<p>Fortunately, Heisenberg is …

Oil

Asian markets mixed as US health bill delay raises doubts

Asian stock markets are mixed Friday after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts among investors over whether President …

Business

Stock rally sputters after vote on healthcare bill is delayed

U.S. stock indexes gave up an early rally and ended mostly lower Thursday after Republicans delayed a vote on their healthcare bill and left investors concerned about delays for President Trump's business-friendly agenda.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average was up as much as 96 points just before 1 …

S&P 500

Gold prices slip lower as U.S. dollar rebounds

Investing.com - Gold prices slipped lower on Friday, as the U.S. dollar regained some strength ahead of a highly-anticipated vote on U.S. President …

Financial Markets

Buttonwood: The unusual gap between American and European bond yields

ButtonwoodThe unusual gap between American and European bond yields<p>America has the world’s largest economy and a strong currency, yet it costs its …

Business (UK)

Daily Briefing: Weeks before election, France wavers

An eye-catching study by pollster Odoxa released this morning shows that with only a few weeks to go before the first round of France's presidential election, there are unprecedented levels of voter uncertainty, with no fewer than 43 percent of them still hesitant on who to back.<p>That reflects the …

Marine Le Pen

Strategies to Mitigate Interest Rate Risks

Interest rates govern how much of a premium borrowers pay to lenders for access to capital. In general, higher interest rates encourage more …

Stocks

Inflation Expectations Could Be Signaling A Still-Favorable Scenario For Stocks

Inflation is ticking up, but investors apparently do not expect this movement to last much.<p>Most indicators seem to corroborate this skeptic view on …

Stocks

ETF Flyers and Floppers: VIX Futures Head Higher, Gold Miners Sink - Focus on Funds

By Crystal Kim<p>Exchange-traded funds tracking VIX short-term futures sat high, while commodities sank low.<p>The <b>iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures</b> …

Wall Street

Markets at a glance: Top 100 DFW stocks, oil and gas prices | Stock Market

Dallas News: your source for breaking news and analysis for Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas and around the world. Read it here, first.

Stocks

Gold falls in Asia as Trump ready for showdown vote

Investing.com - Gold prices drifted weaker on Friday in Asia on political risk concerns as a dramatic inter-party showdown loomed in the U.S. as the …

Financial Markets

Dollar Set for 2nd Weekly Decline Before Health-Care Bill Vote - Bloomberg

Yen responsiveness to latest U.S. developments is also seen through options, as it is the only inverted volatility term structure among the major …

Jean-Claude Juncker

POLL-U.S. bond market outlook at odds with stock market optimism

(Repeats without changes from Thursday)<p>March 24 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury bond yields are set to rise this year, but not as much as many currently …

Central Banks

European shares gain as investors grow more bullish, retailers shine

| LONDON/MILAN<p>European shares climbed higher on Thursday, led by travel and retail stocks, as investors grew more bullish about risks to Donald Trump's stimulus plans, just before a vote in Congress on the U.S. president's healthcare bill.<p>The pan-European STOXX 600 index gained 0.9 percent …

Marine Le Pen

Health care vote, Euro PMIs surge, oil's bad week, what people are talking about - Bloomberg

<i>Want to receive this post in your inbox every morning?</i> <i>Sign up here.</i><p>U.S. lawmakers are set to vote on health care, euro-area PMIs accelerate, and …

S&P 500

The Fed Could Tolerate Higher Inflation And What It Means For Various Asset Classes

The US Federal Reserve is in the midst of what should be a short tightening cycle, up to an overnight rate of 2.00%-3.50% before it plans cutting.<p>For …

Central Banks