Author: S&P Futures

By Mike Kentz NEW YORK, April 13 (IFR) – Equity derivatives traders have begun to warm once again to trading over-the-counter – rather than through the regulated exchanges that many flocked to following the chaos of the financial crisis. Volumes across listed S&P Futures, options and securities lending transactions declined by 6% in March over Read More

* Futures down: Dow 22 pts, S&P 3.25 pts, Nasdaq 1 pt By Tanya Agrawal April 13 (Reuters) – S&P Futures pulled back after three straight days of gains, as the corporate earnings season was poised to kick into high gear with a slew of reports this week. * Big banks, including JPMorgan Chase and Read More

Oil prices rose slightly on Monday, continuing from a strong end to last week as financial traders increased bets on higher prices amid a slowdown in US drilling, but analysts warned fundamentals remained weak. Front-month Brent crude futures were trading up 13 cents a $ 58 a barrel by 12:19 pm, while US crude Read More

![CDATA[ By Tina Morrison April 13 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar may fall this week in the face of a resurgent greenback and as dairy futures suggest prices will decline at this week’s GlobalDairyTrade auction, raising concern about the outlook for the country’s largest export commodity. The kiwi may trade between 73.85 US cents Read More

The Australian bond market is slightly weaker as traders bet that an interest rate rise by the US Federal Reserve will happen sooner rather than later. Optimism about the US economy has increased the chances that a rate hike could come as early as June and has seen bond futures prices slide and the US Read More

Cotton futures fell on Thursday after a monthly US government supply and demand report showed increases in projections for United States and world inventories, outweighing the impact of a generally positive weekly export sales report. The front-month May cotton contract on ICE Futures US fell 0.51 cent, or 0.8 percent, Read More

CHICAGO: US soybean futures fell on Thursday to their lowest levels in nearly six months after the government lifted its outlook for global inventories slightly to a new record high. Concerns about slowing global demand added pressure to soybean prices, traders said. Corn and wheat prices Read More

— Posted Friday, 10 April 2015 | | Disqus Golds bottoming consolidation grind continues, with investment demand still garroted by sky-high world stock markets and the parabolic US dollar.  With investors missing in action, gold prices remain totally at the mercy of American futures speculators.  These perpetually-bearish traders are once again heavily short gold, which Read More

CHICAGO: US corn and soybean futures eased on Tuesday on pressure from abundant global supplies and weakening demand for US offerings on the export market, traders said. “The world supplies are still large. The crop in South America continues to grow as harvest continues to progress Read More