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Alcoa (AA) closed at $34.48 on February 24, gaining 0.47% from the previous day's close. It's been a decent year for Alcoa so far, and the stock has gained 22.8% YTD (year-to-date).
From an in-house Invesco Q&A, Rashique Rahman, head of emerging markets, and Michael Hyman, CIO of global investment grade and emerging markets debt, list three reasons for being bullish: global growth, firming commodity prices and moderate inflation ...
Gold futures are a snip higher and sitting just below resistance as global markets anticipate US president Donald Trump's soapbox address to Congress on ...
The US consumer sentiment index was at 96.3 in February's final reading, according to the University of Michigan survey released on February 24, 2017.
Commitment of Traders Report for Commodity Futures as of Tuesday Feb 21st 2017 (Raw Data Source: CFTC). It never fails to amaze me how often the retail speculating crowd holds positions opposite of the managed money traders.
Norfolk Southern (NSC) and CSX (CSX) run a virtual duopoly in the eastern United States. In the week ended February 18, 2017, NSC's overall railcar volumes rose 7%.
Howdy market watchers! It was an abbreviated trading week with Monday's observance of President's Day, but with plenty of volatility nonetheless.
mining companies are finally turning profitable again after surviving a five-year commodity price rout that brought the Bloomberg Commodity Index (BCOM) down to lows early last year not seen since the late nineties. While shares of mining firms have ...
The market sentiment was dented by the news of a new property tax in China. Considering the fact that China is the largest consumer of copper in the world, economic demand concerns in China will affect copper prices.
San Antonio - Economists from Purdue University's Center for Commercial agriculture and CME Group will present an agricultural outlook session ahead of the 2017 growing season at the Commodity Classic in San Antonio. The session, titled "The Ag ...
Among major emerging markets, commodities as a percentage of exports are greatest in Russia, at roughly 70%, followed by Brazil (51%), India (35%), and Indonesia (35%), according to World Trade Organization data provided by Pavilion global markets. But ...
We're talking about agricultural products such as, corn, wheat, soybeans, pork bellies (bacon) and frozen concentrated orange juice, among others (That last reference is an homage to a great movie and a good lesson on how the commodities markets work ...
The market is looking forward to crude oil inventory data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The data will ... Gold (GLD) and silver (SLW) are stable in the early hours due to economic uncertainty in US markets after the Fed's statement ...
Last week saw MEPs vote for EU-wide regulatory standards on commodities and commodity derivatives markets that look to prevent market abuses and spikes in food prices. The EU Commission proposal , drafted within the framework of the EU markets in ...
These structural changes in index composition lead Dover to assert that "it is really not accurate to say emerging markets are pure commodity plays anymore, even though many people still consider them to be driven by the whims of commodity prices." ...
Feb 24 (Reuters) - Following are domestic prices of Vietnam's key commodities. Unit: million dong per tonne. Item Feb 20-24 Feb 13-17 Location Robusta beans 44.2-46.4 43.2-46.0 Central Highlands Black pepper 110-117 118-120 Southern region Refine ...
Asian stock markets are lower on Friday following the mixed cues from Wall Street for a second straight session and as weaker commodity prices weighed on resources stocks. investors also digested mixed corporate earnings results. The Australian market ...
For an industrial commodity with a liquid futures market, the "term structure" of the futures market is the most useful - perhaps even the only useful - indicator of whether physical supply is tight, abundant or somewhere in between. The term structure ...
As Tesla (TSLA) ramps up U.S, production of lithium batteries for electric cars and expands into emerging markets, the ridership revolution will have a profound impact on commodities. An AB team of market experts headed by metals analyst Paul Gait ...
Commodities also weighed on markets with basic resources tumbling over 1 percent and energy also ending in the red, on the back of a solid decline in commodity prices. Brent and WTI slipped 1.5 percent or more during trade, with Reuters reporting that ...
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has announced to initiate consultation with various stakeholders to facilitate integration between commodity spot markets and derivatives markets. Besides, Sebi would allow institutional investors in ...
The proposal is a win win for both the exchanges as Ahmedabad based National Multi Commodity Exchange (NMCE) and Mumbai based Indian Commodity Exchange (ICEX) have good synergy if they merge. According to knowledgable sources, leading ...
With an aim to deepen the nascent commodity market, SEBI is likely to give its approval for mutual funds to trade in commodity markets, while the regulator is also in talks with RBI to allow institutional investors like banks and FPIs to trade in the ...
In 2017-18 Sebi will take action on commodity markets including providing more funds for research, improving risk management and integrating the commodity spot and derivatives markets, apart from considering allowing equity and commodity exchanges to ...
Kolkata: Vedanta posted a consolidated net of Rs 1,866 crore in the third quarter ending December 2016 (Q3FY17), up 4.5 times compared with the net profit it had posted in previous corresponding quarter, riding on higher volumes of copper, iron ore, ...
In total, the company provides access to 9 000 financial instruments: 6 000+ stocks and ETFs on the US stock market, 700+ stocks of Russian companies, RTS, MICEX, stocks and currency futures, as well as direct access to GLOBEX, EUREX, SGX and other ...
BNSF Railway (BRK-B) operates in the Western United States and competes primarily with Union Pacific (UNP). Its total railcars for the week ended February 4, 2017, rose 15.7% YoY (year-over-year) to over 102,000 units, as compared to more than 88,000 ...
... included in the portfolio holdings of the WisdomTree Earnings 500 ETF (EPS). investors interested in comparing this week's freight volume data with the previous week should explore market Realist's Your Freight Rail Traffic for the Week Ended ...
On February 11, 2016 market participants were staring at multiyear lows in many commodities. Traders and raw material producers were reeling, with the producers buried under mountains of debt accumulated during the heyday when markets extended to ...
Broadly defined commodities topped the winners' list last week, rising to the highest level since last summer, based on a set of exchange-traded products repres.
As we approach the annual day of love this week, traders were obviously getting in the mood for pizza. Stocks got a bounce in value over last week with regard to the four brands monitored by this site.
Last week, US crude oil March futures rose 0.1% and natural gas March futures fell 0.9%. The S&P 500 Index rose 0.8% during the same week.
Renowned commodity experts from across the world gathered yesterday (February 12) for the Fourth Global Commodity Outlook Conference (GCOC), hosted by Richcomm Global Services and Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) in association with Dubai Gold ...
New Delhi: The commerce Ministry is planning merger of the commodity boards and set up an umbrella organisation in order to improve production and exports of plantation crops like tea, coffee and spices.
Mumbai: The board of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has initiated the process of opening up the country's commodity derivatives market to new participants. The regulator will initially allow ... According to the second person cited ...
The commodities market seems to be a focus area for the regulator, which said that it would try to facilitate the integration of commodity spot markets and derivatives markets, in addition to designing a system of 'Risk-Based Supervision' for commodity ...
The need to further develop commodity markets in both spot and derivative segments came up for special discussion at the finance Minister Arun Jaitley's post-budget meeting with SEBI board in the capital on Saturday.
finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who addressed Sebi's board, said that there is a need for further development of commodity markets in both the spot and derivatives segments. The regulator apprised him about integrating the two segments. The Union Budget ...
Commodities are mixed in the early hours on February 10. After rising for two consecutive trading days, crude oil prices are moving higher in the early hours on Friday.
emerging market countries that are focused on commodity production remain a good bet, with negative real interest rates in developed markets, and uncertainty about the future path of U.S. interest rates. Indonesian equities (the dotted light blue line ...
For the most part domestic and global equity and commodity market participants remain focused on positives associated with U.S.
There are three crucial reasons why the silver price will outperform the gold price when the highly inflated paper markets disintegrate under the weight of massive debt and derivatives.
The U.S. dollar is weaker to start 2017 and that is prompting some investors to allocate capital to commodities, including commodities exchange traded products, such as the PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (NYSEArca: DBC). ... "Global ...
Well, for our long-time Commodity Junctures editor Jeffrey Kennedy, the answer is simple: Don't wait for an Elliott wave pattern to develop on a market's price chart. But rather, choose price charts that already present discernible Elliott wave patterns.
"After the ag market shocks of the past year and an approximate correction of 50 percent in all commodity markets, prices are beginning to stabilize," Blach said in an NCBA news release.
The below chart shows average speculative futures positioning (standardized against open interest*) across 15 different commodities - giving effectively an asset class view for commodities. The main takeaway is that speculators are the most net-long ...
We expect a favorable equity market environment in both the U.S. and international markets for most of 2017. Three factors drive a positive environment: Earnings growth of better than 10% to 12% for most of 2017; the Trump effect unleashes a positive ...


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