Research type: Commodities

The US, Saudi Arabia, and Russia are the world’s top three crude oil producers. Let’s take a look at the world’s top oil players by production volumes.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported its oil inventory data today. As of 10:36 AM ET, WTI crude oil prices were up 0.9%.

In 2018, 3,503 metric tons of gold were produced globally, 1.8% higher than in 2017. Let's look at the world's top gold-producing countries.

The metals and mining space has sagged amid demand slowdown and US-China trade concerns. So, does Freeport-McMoRan or Alcoa look better placed?

On Monday, WTI crude oil prices fell 1.2% and closed at $57.02 per barrel. On a month-to-date basis, WTI crude oil active futures have risen 5.3%.

Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) and U.S. Steel (X) stocks have underperformed markets this year. However, U.S. Steel has been strong in November.

Last week, US crude oil prices rose 0.8% and settled at $57.72 per barrel, marking the second consecutive weekly gain for WTI crude oil active futures.

In the week that ended on November 15, natural gas prices fell 3.5% and settled at 2.688 per MMBtu (million British thermal units).

The EIA released its inventory report at 10:30 AM ET. WTI crude oil prices rose around 0.4% at 11:31 AM ET from their last closing level.

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