Saudi Energy Minister Defies Trump, Suggests OPEC Cuts May Extend Until Year-End

Saudi Energy Minister Defies Trump, Suggests OPEC Cuts May Extend Until Year-End

Global oil markets resumed their relentless decline Tuesday after Saudi Arabia's influential energy minister suggested that OPEC could extend its agreed production cuts until the end of the year, defying calls from President Donald Trump to pump more crude and lower U.S. gas prices.

Japanese Stocks May Be Poised to Bounce Back

Japanese Stocks May Be Poised to Bounce Back

Leading indicators for Japan show a slowing economy, but central bank intervention could be good for stocks.

Hemp Is No Ordinary Crop and Market

Hemp Is No Ordinary Crop and Market

The market for hemp-derived products is exploding and financial instruments that are going to be created to work within the market will grow, too.

Economist Perspective: Fed Debates

Economist Perspective: Fed Debates

Five crucial factors that could upend the Fed's pause on rate hikes.

This Market Is Too Confident in the Bullish Equity Story

This Market Is Too Confident in the Bullish Equity Story

The derivative markets are telling us we are complacent about equities.

Market Movers: April/May FOMC Meeting

Market Movers: April/May FOMC Meeting

So far it's been a year of patience, policy uncertainty and low inflation.

Striking Options: Crude Surges and Earnings in Full Swing

Striking Options: Crude Surges and Earnings in Full Swing

Global oil prices and geopolitical tensions rise as waivers to buy Iranian oil expire.

What the Russell 2000 Can Tell Us About the U.S. Economy

What the Russell 2000 Can Tell Us About the U.S. Economy

As engines of job growth, small and mid-size companies like those found on the Russell 2000 can provide economic forecasting.

It Was All About the Stimulus, Not Fundamentals

It Was All About the Stimulus, Not Fundamentals

China's massive spending spree evident in the first quarter is in the past now. Here is what it means.

Oil Extends Gains as Iran Waivers Scrapped, Putting U.S. Gas Prices On $3 Track

Oil Extends Gains as Iran Waivers Scrapped, Putting U.S. Gas Prices On $3 Track

Global oil markets extended gains Tuesday, lifting both U.S. crude and domestic gas prices to six month highs, as investors looked to whether Saudi Arabia can fill the supply gap left by sanctions on the sale of Iranian crude that could remove 1.3 million barrels of exports each day.