Friday, May 29, 2009

Data Points: Energy & Metals

The anonymous, electron-stained wretches, "MarketBeat Staff", known only to God (and their Moms), have been putting together concise 'Data Points' posts on equities and energy & metals on a daily basis, with weekly and month-end overviews. Here's the latest at MarketBeat:

Nymex crude for July delivery rose $15.19 per barrel, or 29.71%, this month to $66.31.

  • Up for the fourth consecutive month.
  • Up 59.09% over the last four months.
  • Largest monthly percentage gain since March 1999.
  • This week, crude gained $4.64 per barrel, or 7.52%.
  • Today, it is up $1.23, or 1.89%.

Nymex natural gas for July delivery rose 46.2 cents per million BTUs, or 13.70%, this month to $3.835.

  • Snaps a ten month losing streak.
  • Largest monthly dollar and percentage gain since June 2008.
  • This week natural gas rose 19.9 cents, or 5.47%.
  • Today, it is down 12.2 cents, or 3.08%.

Here's gold and copper.