Commodities futures ended higher for the second session in a row
with both gold and crude oil futures posting gains by the session's
Crude oil for November delivery closed up 0.53%, or $0.41, to
settle at $83.23 a barrel.
In other energy futures, heating oil was up 0.23% to $2.30 a
gallon while natural gas rose 3.31%, to $3.86 per million British
In energy ETFs, the United States Oil Fund (
) was up 0.64% to $36.32. The United States Natural Gas ETF (
) was up 2.63% to $6.17.
Meanwhile, gold futures advanced to another record high.
Gold for December delivery closed up $7.40 to $1,347.70 an
ounce. In other metal futures, silver was up 1.35% to $23.04 a troy
ounce while copper rose 0.81% to $3.75 a pound.
In metal ETFs, SPDR Gold Trust (
) was up 0.44% to $131.57. Market Vectors Gold Miners (
) was up 1.45% to $58.09. iShares Silver Trust (
) was up 1.39% to $22.65.
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