Category: Commodity

Equities & oil prices sink as Omicron makes waves

Equities & oil prices sink as Omicron makes waves

By Administrator_IndiaCapital Sands Asian share markets fell and oil prices slid on Monday as surging Omicron COVID-19 cases triggered tighter curbs in Europe and threatened to swamp the global economy into the New Year. Beijing lightened the mood a little by cutting one-year loan rates for the frost time in 20 months, though some had hoped for an easing in […]

Saudis cut oil prices to woo buyers as OPEC+ boosts supply

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Saudi Arabia cut oil prices for sales to Asia next month by more than twice the expected amount in a sign the world’s largest crude exporter wants to entice buyers to take more of its barrels. State producer Saudi Aramco is rolling back pricing on all of its grades to its biggest market in Asia. Three successive months of […]

Gold heads for weekly gain

Gold prices slip to over 4-month low on early US Fed tapering fears

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Gold slipped to a more than four-month low on Monday as solid U.S. jobs data stoked concerns of a sooner-than-expected interest rate hike, which could increase the opportunity cost of holding non-interest-bearing bullion. Spot gold fell 1.1% to $1,744.25 per ounce by 0616 GMT. In early Asia trade, prices slumped as much as 4.4% to $1,684.37, their lowest […]

Gold Up, Looks to End Week With Third Consecutive Weekly Gain

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Gold was up on Friday morning in Asia and is set to end the week with its third consecutive weekly gain. A drop in U.S. Treasury yields also gave the safe-haven yellow metal a boost while the dollar, which usually moves inversely to gold, inched up on Friday but fell from three-month highs. Gold futures edged up 0.14% […]

Oil Up, OPEC+ Delays Meeting on Production Policy

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Oil was up Wednesday morning in Asia after the OPEC+ delayed its meeting this week on production policy. Brent Oil Futures rose 0.61% to $74.73 by 10:39 PM ET (2:39 AM GMT) and Crude Oil WTI Futures jumped 0.69% to $73.48. U.S. crude oil supply data from the American Petroleum Institute showed a draw of 8.153 million for the week […]

Oil Holds Above $73 as Shrinking U.S. Stockpiles Tighten Market

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Oil held above $73 a barrel as shrinking U.S. crude and fuel stockpiles added to bullish sentiment around the global demand recovery. Futures in New York were steady after rising 0.3% on Wednesday. Gasoline inventories unexpectedly slipped last week, while crude stockpiles fell for a fifth week, the longest run since January. The declines add to a […]

Oil Up, Fueled by Continuous Increase in U.S. Fuel Demand

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Oil was up Friday morning in Asia, ending the week by extending gains from the highest close in more than two years. Optimism as U.S. fuel demand continues to increase gave the black liquid a boost, even as concerns over a potential Iranian supply increase remained. Brent oil futures were up 0.40% to $69.48 by […]

Oil settles higher on stronger demand outlook as U.S inventories fall

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Oil prices settled higher on Wednesday as a drop in U.S. crude stockpiles reinforced expectations of improving demand ahead of the peak summer driving season, offsetting worries that a possible return of Iranian supply would cause a glut. Brent settled up 22 cents, or 0.3%, to $68.87 a barrel, and U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude settled up […]

Gold Steady Near Four-Month High Amid Fed Inflation Comments

Gold Steady Near Four-Month High Amid Fed Inflation Comments

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Gold steadied near the highest level in more than four months as investors weighed comments by Federal Reserve officials who sought to soothe concerns about inflation. Governor Lael Brainard, Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic, and St. Louis’s James Bullard said they would not be surprised to see bottlenecks and supply shortages push prices up in […]

Oil Up as Iran Nuclear Deal Talks Continue

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Oil was up Monday morning in Asia, with investor sentiment boosted by signs of the U.S.’ continuing economic recovery from COVID-19 and the improved outlook for fuel demand. Investors are also monitoring the progress of talks to revive a 2015 Iranian nuclear deal that is likely to increase global crude supply. Brent oil futures gained 0.63% to $66.77 […]