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Commodities Finish With Gains; Crude Oil, Gold Manage Swing to Positive Territory as Dollar Gains

Commodities did an about-face to finish the regular session with gains, while both crude oil and gold managed to finish in positive territory.

Light, sweet crude for October delivery finished up $0.14 to $85.30 a barrel. In other energy futures, heating oil was up 0.52% to $2.97 a gallon while natural gas was flat at $3.92 per million British thermal units.

In energy ETFs, the United States Oil Fund ( USO ) is up 0.21% to $33.15. The United States Natural Gas ETF ( UNG ) is up 0.46% at $9.82.

Meanwhile, gold futures finished with gains as nerve-wracked investors returned to safe-haven buying.

Gold for December delivery finished up $5.90 to $1,763.20 an ounce. In other metal futures, silver was up 4.1% to $40.81 a troy ounce while copper traded up 2.24% to $4.10.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.35% to $74.29.

In metal ETFs, SPDR Gold Trust ( GLD ) is down 0.24% to $171.23. Market Vectors Gold Miners ( GDX ) is up 0.58% to $60.31. iShares Silver Trust ( SLV ) is up 2.37% to $39.75.

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