Oil demand surges in the U.S. according to the EIA and the IEA as low prices spark a buying frenzy. Yet could a budget deal that increases the odds of an early taper temper rising demand expectations?
The stock market could use a healthy correction soon, before prices start rising at an unsustainable pace.
An investor bought $5.12 million in call options that will be profitable if the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index jumps at least 50 percent in the next four months.
CFTC Commissioner Mark P. Wetjen is poised to be voted acting chairman of the top U.S. derivatives regulator within days.