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Commodities Finish Mixed; Crude Closes Just Shy of $83 a Barrel; Gold Slips

Commodities finished mixed as crude oil futures finished with fractional gains - just two cents shy of $83 a barrel. Gold, meanwhile, closed down more than 1%.

Light, sweet crude oil for November delivery finished up 0.5% to $82.98 a barrel. In other energy futures, heating oil was up 2.9% to $2.85 a gallon while natural gas was up 0.84% to $3.60 per million British thermal units.

In energy ETFs, the United States Oil Fund ( USO ) is up 0.31% to $32.08. The United States Natural Gas ETF ( UNG ) is down 2.95% to $8.56.

Meanwhile, gold futures finished lower after bullion was pressured by a moderately stronger dollar.

Gold for December delivery finished down 1.1% to $1,635.80 an ounce. In other metal futures, silver was down 3.11% to $31.01 a troy ounce while copper traded up 1.06% to $3.28.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.08% to $78.71.

In metal ETFs, SPDR Gold Trust ( GLD ) is down 0.9% to $160.60. Market Vectors ETF Trust ( GDX ) is down 2.1% to $55.09. iShares Silver Trust ( SLV ) is down 2.88% to $29.39.

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