Commodities finished lower as gold futures retreated from
earlier highs and crude futures stepped below $82 a barrel.
Crude oil for November delivery closed down 0.7%, or $0.54, to
settle at $81.67 a barrel.
In other energy futures, heating oil was down 0.33% to $2.27 a
gallon while natural gas fell 0.25%, to $3.59 per million British
In energy ETFs, the United States Oil Fund (
) is down 0.11% to $35.64. The United States Natural Gas ETF (
) is down 0.43% to $5.78.
Meanwhile, gold futures fell as the dollar covered and a day
after bullion hit an all-time high..
Gold for December delivery closed up 0.7% to $1,346.70 an ounce.
In other metal futures, silver was up 0.20% to $23.39 a troy ounce
while copper rose 0.38% to $3.80 a pound.
In metal ETFs, SPDR Gold Trust (
) is down 0.39% to $131.78. Market Vectors Gold Miners (
) is down 0.94% to $56.87. iShares Silver Trust (
) is up 0.13% to $22.81.
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