Saturday, April 25, 2015

Gold futures settle more than 2% lower on week

Gold futures finished lower on Friday to tally a loss of more than 2% for the week as investors looked ahead to the Federal Reserve's policy meeting next week. June gold shed $19.30, or 1.6%, to settle at $1,175 an ounce. Prices, based on the most-active contracts, fell... Full Story

Friday, April 24, 2015

HSBC considers moving HQ out of London; shares climb

LONDON (MarketWatch) -- HSBC Holdings PLC said on Friday it's launching an immediate review into moving its headquarters away from the U.K. In a prepared speech to be delivered at the bank's annual general meeting in London, Group Chairman Douglas Flint said the company... Full Story

Monday, April 20, 2015

Gold settles lower; silver drops more than 2%

Gold futures settled lower on Monday as a rally in the U.S. stock market lured investors away from the precious metal. Meanwhile, silver futures lost more than 2% as a slowdown in China's economic growth dulled demand for the industrial metal. June gold shed $9.40, or 0... Full Story

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Gold climbs in electronic trade, oil pares loss after Fed statement

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Gold futures settled higher on Wednesday then climbed more in electronic trading after the Federal Reserve dropped the word 'patient' from its interest-rate guidance. Nymex oil futures pared losses following the statement. April gold traded... Full Story

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Time to focus on the threat of higher rates

Bond rates have moved up strongly based on continued strength in the labor market. Full Story

Friday, March 6, 2015

Apple Watch may not get the time of day from customers

Apple’s smartwatch may need time to take off before it can even approach the popularity of its best-selling products like the iPhone.Full Story

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Australia stocks slip, but BHP shares rise on earnings

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- Australian stocks started higher but then eased to a mild loss early Tuesday, with the S&P/ASX 200 quoted down 0.2%, even as BHP Billiton Ltd. improved by 0.5% after a mixed earnings report. BHP reported just ahead of the open that its... Full Story