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Dow futures edge higher ahead of Federal Reserve rate decision

“U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Wednesday morning, as traders eagerly awaited the Federal Reserve’s latest monetary policy decision” writes Sam Meredith for cnbc.com. ET, Dow futures were 126 points higher, indicating a positive open of more than 42 points.Market focus is largely attuned to the actions of the U.S. central bank, amid mounting speculation the Fed could be tempted to pause monetary tightening on Wednesday.Complicating matters further for the central bank, President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that it must tread carefully in order not to “make yet…

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Futures Daily Review December 19, 2018

Futures Daily Review for December 19, 2018 U.S. oil futures drop over 7% for lowest finish since August 2017 Oil futures dropped Tuesday, with U.S. prices suffering from their lowest settlement in almost 16 months. A reported rise in monthly Russian oil produ   U.S. oil futures drop by more than 4%, on track for lowest finish since Sept. 2017 Losses for oil intensified late Tuesday morning, with prices for the U.S. benchmark crude dropping by more than 4%. “Oil is under pressure again as it   Have a nice…

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Oil prices rebound on hints of stabilization in markets

“Oil market investors were also turning their attention to the outcome of a two-day meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve that is due to end on Wednesday” reports cnbc.com. Global benchmark Brent crude futures rose 0.4 percent, or 23 cents, at $56.49 per barrel.Oil prices rebounded on Wednesday after falling for the past three sessions with worries about oversupply and a slowing global economy keeping markets under pressure though sentiment may be shifting as falling equity markets seemed to stabilize.China’s Shanghai crude futures fell 5.8 percent to trade at 389.4…

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JPMorgan Chase Analysts Say Prolonged Crypto Bear Market Is Scaring Off Institutions

“Analysts from global investment bank JPMorgan Chase believe that the protracted crypto bear market is driving away institutional investors, Bloomberg reports on Tuesday, Dec. 18” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. They purportedly claim that in the past month the index reached its “lowest levels” since the launch of Bitcoin futures trading on Dec. 10, 2017.Moreover, JPMorgan reportedly stated that the average transaction size in the crypto market has dropped to lower than $160, opposed to about $5,000 one year ago.The experts reportedly noted the decreasing index of open interest (OI)…

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Asia braces for Fed as plunge in oil boosts bonds

“So far, the futures market is sticking with a two-in-three chance of a rate increase on Wednesday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “Despite recent market volatility we think that it is still more likely than not that the Fed will raise rates,” said ANZ senior economist Tom Kenny.Investors rushed into bonds, with the largest ever one-month rotation into fixed-income assets, while cutting equities. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Futures Daily Review December 18, 2018

Futures Daily Review for December 18, 2018 Oil futures end lower, with U.S. prices at their lowest in over a year Oil drops, with U.S. prices below $50 to mark their lowest settlement in over a year Oil futures decline Monday, with U.S. prices below $50 and marki   Gold futures settle at a more than 1-week high Gold futures climbed on Monday, buoyed by weakness in the dollar and losses in the stock market, to mark their highest settlement in just over a week.   U.S. stock futures move…

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U.S. stock futures move modestly higher after Monday’s rout

“U.S. stock futures moved cautiously higher on Tuesday, on the heels of another volatile session for Wall Street” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. S&P 500 futures ESH9, +0.13% inched up 2 points to 2,557.75, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YMH9, +0.16% climbed 37 points, or 0.2%, to 23,720, while Nasdaq 100 futures NQH9, +0.19% added 11.5 points, or 0.2%, to 6,501. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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U.S. oil prices drop 1 percent on oversupply fears

“Crude oil prices were lower amid fears of weaker demand pushing inventories higher in the United States,” ANZ Bank said on Tuesday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. U.S. crude prices have tumbled more than 35 percent since early October and are currently at levels not seen since October 2017.International Brent crude oil futures had yet to trade.Concerns around future oil demand amid weakening global economic growth and doubts on the impact of planned OPEC-led production cuts were also hurting prices, traders said.Fuelling those doubts, Russian oil output has been…

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