Crude Oil, Gold Prices Positioned for Weakness Into Holiday Lull

Talking Points: Crude oil, gold prices mark time as liquidity ebbs into holiday lull Technical positioning hints at weakness when participation returns Weekend news-flow, US data anticipation may translate into gaps Commodity prices marked time as investors settled in for market closures in observance of the Good Friday holiday. Australia, Hong Kong and most of […]

Crude Oil Price Rise May Stall on EIA Drilling Data

Talking Points: Crude oil and gold prices rose after data showed slowing US wage growth Easing worries about steep Fed rate hikes lifted sentiment, hurt US Dollar Stock index futures hint at “risk-on” mood ahead, EIA drilling report due Crude oil prices shot higher as February’s US labor-market statistics showed wage inflation dropped back to […]

Crude Oil Prices Look to API Inventory Data for Direction

Talking Points: Crude oil prices drop, seemingly correcting after Friday’s surge Gold prices rise amid pre-positioning for Friday’s Yellen speech API inventory flow report, Trump rally in Arizona now in focus Crude oil prices dropped even as Libya halted delivers from the Shahara field, its largest. Compliance with the OPEC-led production cut accord reportedly weakened […]