Commodities Retreat From Prior-Session Gains; Gold, Crude Oil Futures End Just Lower

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Commodities futures ended mostly lower for the day, as crude oil futures ended down after trading just higher for much of the day and gold also closed in the red.

Crude oil for November delivery closed down 0.10%, or $0.11, to settle at $81.47 a barrel.

In other energy futures, heating oil was flat at 2.29 a gallon while natural gas fell 2.13%, to $3.71 per million British thermal units.

In energy ETFs, the United States Oil Fund ( USO ) is down 0.17% to $35.57. The United States Natural Gas ETF ( UNG ) is down 1.8% to $5.96.

Meanwhile, gold futures retreated as the dollar strengthened.

Gold for December delivery closed down $1 to $1,316.80 an ounce. In other metal futures, silver was down $0.03 to $22.03 a troy ounce while copper fell $0.02 to $3.66 a pound.

In metal ETFs, SPDR Gold Trust ( GLD ) was down 0.26% to $128.57. Market Vectors Gold Miners ( GDX ) was down 2.14% to $55.39. iShares Silver Trust ( SLV ) was down 0.51% to $51.54.



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Referenced Stocks: GDX , GLD , SLV , UNG , USO

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