Tag: commodity markets

Coinbase rival Binance’s coin and Dogecoin are surging ahead of pivotal IPO… Here’s why

Crypto prices were surging on Wednesday as investors watched for the U.S. hotly anticipated debut of Coinbase Global COIN, later in the session. Popular crypto...

Tech shares rise but Dow under pressure as U.S. pauses Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine rollout

U.S. stocks were trading mixed Tuesday morning after U.S. public-health agencies requested a temporary halt in the use of Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID vaccine...

U.S. government bonds see muted action as investors parse Powell comments, await big auctions

U.S. Treasury yields were seeing subdued moves Monday morning, as investors parsed comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell during a “60 Minutes” interview and...

This old building material is new again

It’s been 150 years since Mrs. O’Leary’s cow earned them both a bad rap for incinerating a wood-built Chicago. Ever since, in that city and...

I want to build my dream home in New Jersey, but why is there a shortage of lumber, steel, microwaves and even refrigerators?

‘The Big Move’ is a MarketWatch column looking at the ins and outs of real estate, from navigating the search for a new home to...

Why gold’s biggest quarterly drop in 4 years doesn’t mark the end of its bull cycle

After suffering its biggest quarterly loss since 2016, gold stands as one of the few commodities trading lower this year, but prices still have room to run higher even if...

Oil prices fall as U.S. data show hefty rise in gasoline supplies

Oil prices headed lower on Wednesday, with gasoline futures leading the losses in the sector as traders parsed U.S. government data showing a more-than-3-million-barrel decline...

Dow set to rise over 200 points in stock market’s first trading day after Good Friday jobs report

Futures for stock benchmarks Monday morning headed higher, suggesting a solid open for equities in the first full week of April as U.S. investors get...

‘Obviously, we had no idea it was going to get here,’ say the guys who made the first NFT

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are taking the digital world by storm — and raising fresh concerns about asset bubbles — more than three years after...

7 reasons to buy stock-market dips even as yields rise, says Fundstrat’s Tom Lee

Volatility is the name of the game in March, and knowing how best to play those dips may be the name of the game in...

Dow clings to gain, but tech stocks slide while Beige Book shows only modest economic uptick

U.S. stock benchmarks mostly were lower Wednesday afternoon, as technology shares weighed down the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite, after bond yields spiked and weaker-than-expected...

As rising Treasury yields spook stock investors, March looms like a lion

After a frenetic February, investors are probably hoping that March holds true to its proverb: In like a lion out like a lamb. Indeed, February...

‘Head-smacking craziness’ has reached new heights in today’s markets, says hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer

“ ‘We believe that hindsight will show the champion of head-smacking craziness in the American stock market to be the period playing out right now.’...

Bitcoin may replace bonds, Cathie Wood says

Bitcoin should be considered a new asset class, one that may even serve as a reserve currency in the future, ARK Invest’s Cathie Wood said...

Bitcoin’s 2021 rally is minting thousands of crypto ‘diamond hands’ millionaires

The recent rise of bitcoin toward all-time highs is creating millionaires, on paper, at a fairly rapid clip, according to data from BitInfoCharts. At last...

Mining stocks have surged in a struggling U.K. market — and have 2 more tailwinds

It’s been a pretty impressive 12 months for the world’s leading miners. The FTSE 350 mining index 156995, -0.22% — which includes diversified mining giants Rio Tinto RIO,...

Is bitcoin headed to $100,000 in 2021 or is its price ‘unsustainable’?

Bitcoin prices were carving out fresh records Wednesday but where the cryptocurrency heads from here is an open question. A single bitcoin BTCUSD, +2.31% hit...

We were ‘dangerously close’ to collapse of ‘entire system,’ says Interactive Brokers founder ahead of GameStop hearing

“ ‘What I would like to point out here is that we have come dangerously close to the collapse of the entire system, and the...

Dow logs record as cold snap lifts energy stocks, and rise in yields buoys banks

The Dow industrials eked out a record gain, but the other main equity benchmarks limped lower, as progress toward President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus...

Is the stock market due for a correction in 2021? Here’s what some experts think

A pullback for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index on Tuesday halted the longest win streak for stocks in months, but...

Oil prices move up as traders eye signs of improving energy demand

Oil futures moved up on Tuesday, shaking off earlier weakness, as signs of improving energy demand put global benchmark prices on track to tally an...

Energy stocks and bonds shine after brutal slump, even as Biden moves to curb fossil fuels

About nine months ago, oil futures did a crazy thing and briefly crashed into negative territory, marking a low point of a historic bear market...

Silver prices tumble nearly 7% and gold skids below trend lines

Gold and silver futures headed sharply lower Tuesday, with the tumble in prices for gold’s sister metal coming as the CME Group raised margin deposit...

Dow futures rise 250 points as the stock market tries to shake GameStop angst

U.S. stock-index futures on Monday morning were trading solidly higher as the market attempted to recover from its worst weekly loss since October as worries...

Oil futures gain nearly 8% for the month

Oil futures on Friday finished sharply higher for the month, finding support as traders remained hopeful that efforts to rein in global supplies will offset...