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U.S. oil prices log first gain in 5 sessions, but post a third straight weekly loss

Oil futures on Friday post their first gain in five sessions, but log a more than 7% loss for the week.

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Gold settles lower as U.S. jobs report casts fresh doubt on pause in Fed rate hikes

Gold prices settled lower on Friday, a day after marking their highest settlement level since August 2020, as a strong April U.S. jobs report fueled fresh doubt that the Federal Reserve will pause interest-rate hikes.

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Why this falling fuel price is stoking recession fears even as prime gas-demand season nears

Retail gasoline and diesel prices have declined in recent weeks, and while that’s good news for consumers, diesel’s more rapid descent offers a warning sign when it comes to the economic outlook.

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U.S. oil futures post a fourth fourth straight session loss as demand uncertainty prevails

Oil futures finish on a mixed note Thursday, with U.S. prices down a fourth straight session and global benchmark crude posting a modest gain as recession worries continue to cloud the outlook for energy demand.

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Gold inches closer to a record high, buoyed by recession fears and weaker U.S. dollar

Gold futures mark their highest settlement since August 2020 on Thursday while flirting with a new record, and silver prices finish the session at their highest in more than a year.

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Futures Movers | Metals Stocks

Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
CL00 Crude Oil Continuous Contract $72.53 1.19 1.67%
GC00 Gold Continuous Contract $2,029.90 5.10 0.25%
SI00 Silver Continuous Contract $25.870 -0.060 -0.23%
NG00 Natural Gas Continuous Contract $2.372 0.051 2.20%
RB00 RBOB Gasoline Continuous Contract $2.4098 0.0308 1.29%
HG00 Copper Continuous Contract $3.9365 0.0535 1.38%
C00 Corn Continuous Contract 598.75¢ 2.25 0.38%
W00 Wheat Continuous Contract 666.25¢ 6.00 0.91%

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Silver hit a 1-year high. Here’s why it can keep climbing.

Silver prices last month climbed to their highest in a year, with room to move higher as the global market for the metal this year looks to post its second largest supply deficit in 20 years.

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Global benchmark Brent oil futures settles at lowest since late 2021

Oil futures fall sharply Wednesday, pulling global benchmark crude to its lowest settlement in more than 16 months and U.S. crude prices below $70 a barrel to their lowest finish since March.

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Gold settles higher, then moves lower after Fed rate-hike decision

Gold prices finish with a gain on Wednesday for a second straight session, and were moving slightly lower in electronic trading shortly after the Federal Reserve's decision to lift interest rates.

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Oil prices drop to lowest since late March as traders fret over the economic outlook

Oil futures settle at their lowest since late March as investors focused on economic worries a day before the Federal Reserve policy decision.

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Gold climbs past $2,000, settling at highest since mid-April a day ahead of Fed decision

Gold prices climbed above $2,000 an ounce on Tuesday to settle at their highest since mid-April as banking-sector worries lift haven demand for the metal ahead of Wednesday's Federal Reserve policy decision.

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Why gold prices hitting a record-high may be ‘inevitable’ as investors seek havens for shelter

Gold futures in April struggled to get past the key $2,000-an-ounce mark, but the precious metal is getting renewed attention from investors as banking stress, recession and other risks are in focus.

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Oil prices settle lower as economic uncertainty feeds worries about energy demand

Oil futures settle with a loss, pressured by continued worries about the outlook for global growth after data on China manufacturing activity underwhelmed.

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Gold prices end at lowest in over a week as dollar strengthens ahead of Fed decision Wednesday

Gold futures give up early gains on Monday to end lower, pressured by strength in the U.S. dollar ahead of the Fed's policy decision this week.

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Oil prices rally, lifting U.S. prices to a gain for the month

Oil futures finish sharply higher on Friday, prompting U.S. prices to turn higher for the month of April, buoyed by expectations for tighter supplies and speculation over a potential rescue for troubled First Republic Bank.

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Gold futures end just below $2,000, with modest gains for the week and month

Gold futures end just below the $2,000 an ounce mark on Friday, gaining a few cents for the session to end higher for the week and the month of April.