Commodities ended mostly lower as crude futures continued to slide, finishing just under $97 a barrel. Gold and silver futures also fell.
Light, sweet crude for June delivery finished down 0.5% to $96.91 a barrel. In other energy futures, heating oil was down 1.06% to $2.84 a gallon while natural gas was down 3.15% to at $4.18 per million British thermal units.
Meanwhile, gold futures ended lower as the commodity was pressured by a stronger dollar through much of the morning. Still, dollar futures were off fractionally in afternoon trade.
Gold for June delivery finished down 0.7% to $1,480 an ounce. In other metal futures, silver was down 1.9% to $33.49 a troy ounce while copper traded up 0.81% to $4.02.
The U.S. dollar index (DXY) is down 0.005% to $75.47.
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