Commodities finished mostly higher, with gold notching another day of gains. Oil finished mixed, with the expiring March contract lower and the more active April contract higher.
Light, sweet crude for March delivery finished down $0.16, or 0.2%, at $86.20 a barrel. The more active April contract rose $0.87, or 1%, to $89.71.
In other energy futures, heating oil was down 0.93% to $2.70 a gallon while natural gas was up 0.44% to $3.88 per million British thermal units.
Meanwhile, Middle East worries helped to drive safe-haven buying in metals.
Gold for April delivery finished up $3.50 to $1,388.60 an ounce. In other metal futures, silver was up 2.57% to $32.38 a troy ounce while copper traded down 0.24% to $4.48.
The U.S. dollar index (DXY) is down 0.12% to $78.52.
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