Economist Perspective: Political Brinkmanship

Economist Perspective: Political Brinkmanship

Could power politics put the global economy at risk in the fourth quarter?

Tech Stocks and Oil: Can This Unlikely Pair Stay Hot?

Tech Stocks and Oil: Can This Unlikely Pair Stay Hot?

Interestingly, these two asset classes have been positively correlated in recent months.

U.S. Oil on the Auction Block

U.S. Oil on the Auction Block

U.S. oil traded in an electronic auction for the first time in March, enabling U.S. exporters to reach an international audience.

Global Oil Prices Hit Fresh 2019 Highs as Libya Fighting Adds to Supply Concerns

Global Oil Prices Hit Fresh 2019 Highs as Libya Fighting Adds to Supply Concerns

Global oil prices touched fresh 2019 highs Monday, lifting U.S. crude past $63 for the first time since early November, as investors bet that OPEC supply cuts, sanctions on Iran and Venezuela and escalating military tensions in Libya will continue to support markets.

Why the '+' in OPEC+ Matters to Oil Markets

Why the '+' in OPEC+ Matters to Oil Markets

After the April OPEC meeting is postponed, some contradictory statements from Russia and Saudi Arabia may show cracks in the cartel.

No Need to Fear, New Less-Scary Futures Contracts Are Almost Here

No Need to Fear, New Less-Scary Futures Contracts Are Almost Here

The CME is launching futures contracts to trade stock indices that make futures trading more accessible to retail traders.

Economist Perspective: FX Leadership

Economist Perspective: FX Leadership

Can the U.S. dollar maintain its leadership among global currencies?

Market Movers: March U.S. Jobs Report

Market Movers: March U.S. Jobs Report

Can another U.S. jobs disappointment reignite recession fears?

Bitcoin Comeback? Cryptocurrency Briefly Tops $5,000 in Mystery Overnight Surge

Bitcoin Comeback? Cryptocurrency Briefly Tops $5,000 in Mystery Overnight Surge

Bitcoin prices spiked higher Tuesday, briefly topping the $5,000 mark for the first time in nearly five months, in a move that has left market watchers bewildered by the mysterious surge.

3 Factors That May Impact the S&P 500 in Q2

3 Factors That May Impact the S&P 500 in Q2

The world's most popular equity market benchmark may continue to reflect the dovish stance from the Fed and U.S.-China trade tensions.