Commodities finished higher as crude oil futures end atop $100 a barrel. Gold futures again finish in the green while the dollar pares some losses after the Federal Reserve released its Beige Book report.
Light, sweet crude oil for January delivery finished up 0.6% to $100.36 a barrel. In other energy futures, heating oil was down 0.12% to $3.01 a gallon while natural gas was down 2.17% to $3.55 per million British thermal units.
Meanwhile, gold futures finished the session higher while the dollar also pares some losses after the Federal Reserve released its so-called Beige Book, which indicated that economic activity is improving but that hiring remains muted.
Gold for December delivery finished up 1.3% to $1,745.50 an ounce. In other metal futures, silver was up 3.11% to $32.94 a troy ounce while copper was up 5.41% to $3.57.
The US Dollar Index was down 0.85% to $78.41.
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