Commodities finished the trading day higher as crude futures
surged past $80 a barrel and gold set yet another record high.
Crude oil for November delivery closed up 2%, or $1.61, to
settle at $81.58 a barrel.
In other energy futures, heating oil was up $0.02 to $2.28 a
gallon while natural gas fell 1.76%, to $3.80 per million British
In energy ETFs, the United States Oil Fund (
) is up 2.12% to $35.58. The United States Natural Gas ETF (
) is down 1.59% to $6.07.
Meanwhile, gold futures restarted their advance after take a
Gold for December delivery closed up $8.20 to $1,317.80 an
ounce. In other metal futures, silver was up $0.24 to $22.06 a troy
ounce while copper rose $0.03 to $3.68 a pound.
In metal ETFs, SPDR Gold Trust (
) was up 0.72% to $128.63. Market Vectors Gold Miners (
) was up 1.05% to $56.52. iShares Silver Trust (
) was up 1.27% to $21.58.
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