MTECHTIPS:-Crude oil prices extend bounce off 10-month lows


MTECHTIPS:-Crude oil prices extend bounce off 10-month lows

MTECHTIPS-Oil prices were higher in European trade on Tuesday, extending their recovery from last week’s ten-month lows, but futures stayed volatile in the face of fresh supply worries amid indications that U.S. shale production will continue to rise. The U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude August contract was at $43.72 a barrel by 3:25 AM ET (0725 GMT), up 35 cents, or around 0.8%. It touched its lowest since August 11 at $42.05 on Wednesday last week. Elsewhere, Brent oil for September delivery on the ICE Futures Exchange in London tacked on 39 cents to $46.43 a barrel, after hitting $44.35 last Wednesday, a level not seen since November 14. Oil settled higher Monday, tallying their third straight session of gains, despite ongoing pressure from expectations of further growth in U.S. output. U.S. drillers last week added rigs for the 23rd week in a row, according to data from energy services company Baker Hughes, implying that further gains in domestic production are ahead. The increase in U.S. drilling activity and shale production has mostly offset efforts by OPEC and other producers to cut output in a move to prop up the market. In May, OPEC and some non-OPEC producers extended a deal to cut 1.8 million barrels per day in supply until March 2018. Investors looked ahead to weekly data from the U.S. on stockpiles of crude and refined products.

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MTECHTIPS:-Crude oil prices extend bounce off 10-month lows


MTECHTIPS:-Crude oil prices extend bounce off 10-month lows

MTECHTIPS-Oil prices were higher in European trade on Tuesday, extending their recovery from last week’s ten-month lows, but futures stayed volatile in the face of fresh supply worries amid indications that U.S. shale production will continue to rise. The U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude August contract was at $43.72 a barrel by 3:25 AM ET (0725 GMT), up 35 cents, or around 0.8%. It touched its lowest since August 11 at $42.05 on Wednesday last week. Elsewhere, Brent oil for September delivery on the ICE Futures Exchange in London tacked on 39 cents to $46.43 a barrel, after hitting $44.35 last Wednesday, a level not seen since November 14. Oil settled higher Monday, tallying their third straight session of gains, despite ongoing pressure from expectations of further growth in U.S. output. U.S. drillers last week added rigs for the 23rd week in a row, according to data from energy services company Baker Hughes, implying that further gains in domestic production are ahead. The increase in U.S. drilling activity and shale production has mostly offset efforts by OPEC and other producers to cut output in a move to prop up the market. In May, OPEC and some non-OPEC producers extended a deal to cut 1.8 million barrels per day in supply until March 2018. Investors looked ahead to weekly data from the U.S. on stockpiles of crude and refined products.

MTECHTIPS:-Gold plunges 1% as markets look to this week’s Fed speakers, U.S. data


MTECHTIPS:-Gold plunges 1% as markets look to this week’s Fed speakers, U.S. data

MTECHTIPS-Gold prices were sharply lower in North American trade on Monday, as investors looked ahead to comments from key Fed officials and a raft of U.S. economic data in the week ahead for further signs of the central bank’s likely rate hike trajectory through the end of the year. Comex gold futures were at $1,241.63 a troy ounce by 5:10 AM ET (0910 GMT), down around 1.2%. Meanwhile, spot gold was at $1,240.86. It plunged by as much as 1.7% in thin overnight trade to as low as $1,236.53, a level not seen since May 16. Also on the Comex, silver futures slumped 19.7 cents, or roughly 1.2%, to $16.45 a troy ounce, after hitting its lowest since May 11 at $16.26. Market players are expected to pay close attention to comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Tuesday, as they look for more hints on the timing of the next U.S. rate hike and clues on how the central bank plans to pare back its balance sheet. Traders will also keep an eye out on a final reading of U.S. first-quarter economic growth due on Thursday for further evidence on the health of the world’s biggest economy. Besides the GDP report, this week’s calendar also features U.S. data on durable goods orders, consumer confidence, pending home sales, weekly jobless claims as well as personal income and spending, which includes the personal consumption expenditures inflation data, the Fed’s preferred metric for inflation

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MTECHTIPS:-Gold plunges 1% as markets look to this week’s Fed speakers, U.S. data


MTECHTIPS:-Gold plunges 1% as markets look to this week’s Fed speakers, U.S. data

MTECHTIPS-Gold prices were sharply lower in North American trade on Monday, as investors looked ahead to comments from key Fed officials and a raft of U.S. economic data in the week ahead for further signs of the central bank’s likely rate hike trajectory through the end of the year. Comex gold futures were at $1,241.63 a troy ounce by 5:10 AM ET (0910 GMT), down around 1.2%. Meanwhile, spot gold was at $1,240.86. It plunged by as much as 1.7% in thin overnight trade to as low as $1,236.53, a level not seen since May 16. Also on the Comex, silver futures slumped 19.7 cents, or roughly 1.2%, to $16.45 a troy ounce, after hitting its lowest since May 11 at $16.26. Market players are expected to pay close attention to comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Tuesday, as they look for more hints on the timing of the next U.S. rate hike and clues on how the central bank plans to pare back its balance sheet. Traders will also keep an eye out on a final reading of U.S. first-quarter economic growth due on Thursday for further evidence on the health of the world’s biggest economy. Besides the GDP report, this week’s calendar also features U.S. data on durable goods orders, consumer confidence, pending home sales, weekly jobless claims as well as personal income and spending, which includes the personal consumption expenditures inflation data, the Fed’s preferred metric for inflation

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