Crude oil futures
August US crude oil (XES) (IEZ) (XOP) futures contracts were flat at $46.02 per barrel in electronic trade at 2:15 AM EST on July 18, 2017. Prices have recovered from a ten-month low due to improving crude oil demands.
US Dollar Index
The US Dollar Index fell 1% to 94.9 on July 10–17, 2017. The US dollar fell due to uncertainty about the Fed’s interest rate hike. Traders aren’t sure when will the Fed will raise the interest rate in 2017. Traders think that the Fed might not hike the interest rate in 2017. The US dollar is at the lowest level since September 2016.
The PowerShares DB US Dollar Bullish ETF (UUP) tracks the US dollar’s performance. It was flat at 24.6 on July 17, 2017. UUP has fallen 7% YTD.