As volatility and uncertainty continue to eat at commodity futures traders and brokers' confidence, one asset class seems to draw interest week after week. Gold has been glittering since the beginning of the year, climbing nearly 20 percent while stock indexes flatline. As equities faltered in Monday's trading, December gold futures rose 90 cents to… Read more.
A dour mood among investors carried over into Tuesday’s stock futures, which were down to varying degrees in many parts of the world. Stock futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were down 102 points on Tuesday morning, while the NASDAQ 100 was down 30.50. Some of the decline in investor sentiment may due to… Read more.
Stock index futures in the U.S. and abroad seemed to ignore some disappointing data about the American housing market and focused on other signs of potential recovery in the global economy. The Japanese government indicated that it might engage in some stimulus to help buoy the stagnant economy, and U.S. manufacturing rose by 1 percent… Read more.
Of all the precious metals, Gold is the most popular as an investment and to trade. The value of gold is one of the most widely debated topics in the commodity and futures markets. Before you trade or invest in gold, there are a few things you should consider and recognize concerning the value of gold.
CME Group and Dow Jones Indexes announced Tuesday the launch of a new index called the Dow Jones CME FX$INDEX, which they say will give futures brokers and traders a more efficient way to trade global currencies against the U.S. dollar. The index represents the value of the dollar as compared to a basket of… Read more.