Colombia Trade Balance: $-486.9M (December) vs previous $-1.3M

Peru stocks lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.27%

Investing.com – Peru stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Food&Beverages, Mining and Banking&Financials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General fell 0.27%. The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Grana Y ...

Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.16%

Investing.com – Canada stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Materials, Energy and Consumer Staples sectors led shares lower. At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.16%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Crescent Point ...

S&P, Dow and Nasdaq post record closes as shares of Kraft Heinz surge

Investing.com – U.S. equities eked out gains to close at record highs on Friday, despite a slump in financials and energy stocks. US equities started the day on the back foot, as all three major indexes opened lower after posting record closes in five of the previous 7 sessions. Thin tradin ...

CFTC: Speculative Crude Oil Net Longs at All-Time High

Investing.com - The Commodity Futures Trading Commission released its weekly Commitments of Traders report for the week ending February 14 on Friday.Speculative positioning in the CME and ICE currency, commodity, energy and index futures: LongShor ...

Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.10%

Investing.com – Brazil stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Industrials, Consumption and Public Utilities sectors led shares lower. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa fell 0.10%. The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Estacio Participacoes SA (SA:ESTC3), ...

Gold vs. WTI vs. ‘the almighty’ US dollar

Currently, the Gold spot is trading at 1237.34, marginally down -0.08% or (104)-pips on the day, having posted a daily high at 1243.76 and low at 1236.54. As noted on a previous report at FXS, "Market sources indicate that long-gold positions may be adjusted as the metal reaches $1260-8 ...

Crude settles higher but suffers first weekly decline in five weeks

Investing.com – Crude oil prices continued to trade within a narrow range Friday but ultimately settled higher as traders weighed up OPEC’s effort to reduce supply against the rise in crude inventories to record high levels. Crude futures struggled for direction, despite a spike in early ...

Gold loses its lustre as dollar spikes

Investing.com - Gold struggled to hold onto gains Friday, despite renewed political uncertainty in Europe and a dip in optimism surrounding a U.S. March rate hike. Gold futures reached a session high of $1244.95 in European mid-day trade, buoyed by political uncertainty in France, after a repor ...

United States Baker Hughes US Oil Rig Count climbed from previous 591 to 597

Dollar gets its groove back; pound and euro take a tumble

The U.S. dollar reversed early morning losses against major currencies on Friday, and gained against both sterling and the euro amid renewed political tension in Europe and weaker-than-expected UK retail sales. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted ...

Spain stocks lower at close of trade; IBEX 35 down 0.57%

Investing.com – Spain stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Financial Services&Real Estate, Chemical, Petroleum&Plastic and Building&Construction sectors led shares lower. At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 fell 0.57%. The best performers of the session on the ...

Netherlands stocks higher at close of trade; AEX up 1.03%

Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer Goods, Healthcare and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher. At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 1.03% to hit a new 52-week high. The best performers of the session on the AEX were Unilever ...

Finland stocks lower at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 down 0.45%

Investing.com – Finland stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Healthcare, Basic Materials and Utilities sectors led shares lower. At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 fell 0.45%. The best performers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Neste Oil Oyj ...