coffee futures news

coffee futures news

February 25, 2015

Coffee Futures — If you think swings in the crude market have been bad, take a look at coffee.

After surging as much as 11 percent to 2015’s high in mid-January, rains in Brazil improved crop prospects and prices are now at the lowest in a year. Bull-to-bear market gyrations spurred by changing weather in the country, the world’s biggest producer and exporter, drove coffee to be the most-volatile commodity in the past year.

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treasury futures brokers

treasury futures brokers

February 22nd, 2015

Treasury futures rose amid speculation over the outlook for Greece’s bailout negotiations a day before Janet Yellen may address the future of potential interest-rate increases in congressional testimony.

U.S. debt gained a second day after Greece said it would deliver to euro-area finance ministers on Tuesday morning its list of commitments required to extend the bailout for four months. Treasuries were at the cheapest levels against their Group of Seven peers in eight years, something Federal Reserve Chair Yellen’s comments may indicate is justified or not.

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cocoa futures brokers

cocoa futures brokers

February 16th, 2015

Arabica coffee futures will rebound, spurred by a market squeeze last seen when prices hit 300 cents a pound, with cocoa futures poised to gain on a fall in stocks to “fairly precarious levels”, Olam International boss Sunny Verghese said.

Mr Verghese, the Olam chief executive and founder, and one of the best-known figures in soft commodities, said that the Singapore-based trading house had cut by 2m bags to 49m bags its forecast for Brazil’s coffee production this year.

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crude oil futures news

crude oil futures news

February 13th, 2015

Crude oil extended its rally above $60 a barrel in London amid speculation that a decline in U.S. drilling will slow crude output and curb a global supply glut.

Brent futures rose as much as 4.2 percent and are headed for a third weekly gain. Apache Corp. said Thursday it was cutting its oil-drilling rigs by 70 percent as Total SA joined companies including BP Plc and Royal Dutch Shell Plc in reducing spending. Weather delays may reduce shipments from Iraqi ports by 1 million barrels a day this month, according to consultant Petromatrix.

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s&p 500 futures quotes

s&p 500 futures quotes

February 6th, 2015

U.S. stocks fluctuated, with equities poised for their biggest weekly gain this year, as investors weighed the prospects for higher interest rates after employers added more jobs than forecast in January.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose less than 0.1 percent to 2,063.08 at 9:48 a.m. in New York. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 1.16 points, or less than 0.1 percent to 17,883.72.

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gasoline futures

gasoline futures

February 5, 2015

Retail gasoline in the U.S. has risen 8.4 cents in the past two days, according to Heathrow, Florida-based AAA, the largest two-day increase since March 2011. The national average hasn’t fallen since Jan. 25, when it broke a 123-day losing streak.

The spike at the pump follows a 14 percent gain in oil prices and maintenance shutdowns at refineries. Demand for gasoline is at the highest seasonal level since 2008.

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Crude Oil Prices Higher After Heavy Losses

On February 5, 2015, in Crude Oil Futures News Report, by Infinity Trading

 

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crude oil futures options

February 5th, 2015

Crude oil futures prices climbed higher on Thursday supported by a weaker dollar following heavy losses in the previous session as U.S. supplies continued to add to the global oil glut.

Data on Wednesday showed that U.S. crude supplies had climbed to their highest level in 80 years sending oil prices down by almost 9% for the day.

On Thursday, Brent crude rose 2.2% to $55.35 a barrel on London’s ICE Futures exchange. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures traded at $49.25 a barrel, up $0.80 from Wednesday’s settlement.

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natural gas futures brokers

natural gas futures brokers

February 4, 2015

Natural gas futures declined in New York for the fifth time in six days as forecasts showed a mix of mild and colder-than-normal weather that would limit demand for the heating fuel.

Temperatures may be mostly average in the central and eastern U.S. through Feb. 18, with frigid weather confined to the Northeast, according to Commodity Weather Group LLC in Bethesda, Maryland. A gas stockpile deficit to the five-year average has narrowed to 3 percent from a record 55 percent at the end of March.

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gasoline futures brokers

gasoline futures brokers

February 3rd, 2015

Gasoline Futures – That decline in fuel prices that’s given millions of consumers across America reason to cheer? It looks like it’s running out of gas.

The average per-gallon pump price for gasoline in the U.S. on Monday rose for the seventh straight day to $2.06, according to AAA. That follows 123 straight days of declines, a record, according to the motor club. Retail gasoline prices hit a nearly six-year low of $2.03 on Jan. 26.

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lean hog futures

lean hog futures

February 2, 2015

In the U.S., the country that made the hamburger a global icon of American fast-food cuisine, beef is about to fall another spot on the meat scale.

For the past two decades, chicken has outranked beef as the most produced meat, and now pork is about to surpass it as well. Hog herds have rebounded from a deadly virus last year, while record-high meat prices and cheaper feed led to breeding of more sows and bigger pigs. As pork output in 2015 jumps 4.6 percent to a record, cattle ranchers have yet to recover from a 2012 drought, and beef production is headed for a 22-year low, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates.

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