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Euro Rises to 2-Month High on ECB Inflation Outlook; Yen Falls
The euro rallied to a two-month high against the dollar after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said inflation is expected to rise gradually, damping bets policy makers will introduce further monetary stimulus.
Gold Futures Advance on Outlook for U.S. Rates, Europe Inflation
Gold futures rose for the second straight day amid forecasts that U.S. borrowing costs will hold at a record low and European inflation will pick up gradually.
Frigid U.S. Weather Means Highest Power Prices Since ’08: Energy
Freezing temperatures gripping the eastern U.S. will result in the highest electricity prices in six years for consumers in Boston, Dallas and San Francisco.
Indian Sugar Exports Jumping as Brazil Drought Fuels Rally
Sugar shipments from India, the world's second-largest producer, are poised to climb as the biggest monthly gain in prices since 2011 and a state subsidy help mills compete with supplies from Brazil and Thailand.
Wheat Climbs With Corn as Ukraine Crisis Imperils Exports
Wheat climbed the most in 17 months and corn rose to the highest since September as tensions escalated in Ukraine, a leading exporter of both grains.
Speculators Boost Bullish Oil Bets to Record on Cushing: Energy
Hedge funds increased their bullish bets on West Texas Intermediate oil to a record as rising flows of domestic crude to Gulf Coast refineries cut demand for more costly foreign grades.
Drought Threatens S.E. Asia Food Price Gains Amid Haze
The drought parching Singapore and swaths of Malaysia and Indonesia threatens to raise food prices, slow economic growth and disrupt water supply in the region, home to the world's oldest tropical rain forests.
Dow Jones Ind. Avg.Company ID [INDEXDJX:.DJI]Last trade:16,452.72 Trade time:4:33PM EST Value change:▲30.83 (0.19%)
S&P 500 IndexCompany ID [INDEXSP:.INX]Last trade:1,878.04 Trade time:4:33PM EST Value change:▲1.01 (0.05%)
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adrian muller has conducted seminars for the chicago board of trade, including a key series in 1999 which cautioned about a top in the equity markets (see his article “top experts and statistics on the dow”). adrian muller has appeared on cable tv financial programs with analysis on the futures markets and equity market directional forecasts. he has been quoted in barron's, the wall street journal, and futures magazine.