August 28, 2017: Markets opened higher for the third straight day Monday, but gains were offset in short order on both the S&P 500 and the DJIA. There was no major economic news Monday and no earnings of note. Two large biotech mergers kept the Nasdaq Composite rocking higher. Healthcare and tech posted the largest sector gains will financials and tech stocks lagged. WTI crude oil for October....More>>>
Preet Bharara is known for his fierce pursuit of insider trading and corruption cases. Now, he’s out.
On Friday, Bharara was one of 46 U.S. attorneys asked to resign by President Trump. That was a standard move for a new president. But Trump, during his transition, had asked Bharara to stay on. After Bharara refused to resign, he was fired by Trump on Saturday.
U.S. equities mostly finished lower on Thursday as the bulls cooled their heels after a multi-day push to new record highs. Hopes for a bipartisan deal on taxes dimmed slightly after President Donald Trump and Congressional Democrats differed on whether border wall funding would be part of the agreement.
In the end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.2%, the S&P 500 lost 0.1%,....More>>>
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the U.S. on Sunday. He meets with President Donald Trump on Monday, June 26, 2017. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images)
Narendra Modi has landed. His homebased Indian tech companies’ abuse of the U.S. immigration system won’t be a topic of discussion. That’s because POTUS has already won that....More>>>
August 29, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.08% at 2,446.29. The DJIA closed up 0.26% at 21,865.89 and the Nasdaq closed up 0.30% at 6,301.89.
Following a lower opening on concerns related to the North Korean missile launch and the continuing impact of tropical storm Harvey on the nation’s core energy center around Houston, equities recovered somewhat on an improved reading on consumer....More>>>
August Soybeans are trading at 1087 3/4, down 13 3/4 cents/bushel. September Soybeans are trading at
1070 3/4, down 14 cents/bushel. November Soybeans are trading at 1061, down 12 1/4 cents/bushel. August Soymeal is trading at 378.5 down 4.9 $/ton. August Soybean Oil is trading at 30.34, down 0.02 cents/lb.
Soybean futures are trading lower during early trading Thursday morning after....More>>>
Crude oil futures were up Tuesday, with prices headed closer to session highs reached in the prior U.S. session, as expectations that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will extend production cuts until early next year continued to boost trading sentiment.
The news, announced during a joint press conference by Saudi Arabia and Russia on Monday, lifted prices by as much....More>>>
Brazilian oil giant Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) remained focused on reducing its cost base when oil prices were going south. But, the good part is that the price of the commodity is now picking up pace, with Brent crude now consistently trading above $55 per barrel after the production curtailment decision by the OPEC and non-OPEC countries.
This is great news for Petrobras investors since the company’s....More>>>
Cobalt International Energy (NYSE:CIE) has been on a seemingly never-ending slide. After plunging 77.3% in 2016, the offshore oil developer picked up right where it left off in 2017, falling another 22.8% last month. While the company released some good news last month, investors continue to focus on its precarious financial position.
Won’t $0.99 per gallon of gasoline be great? That is what some “experts” predict for the summer of 2016. Maybe it will happen; maybe it won’t. What is for sure is that the price of oil has collapsed over the past year, and many U.S. oil companies have gone out of business.
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So why did the price of oil....More>>>