Commodities finished mixed while gold futures managed to close up nearly 1%, help, in part, by a weaker dollar. Crude futures slipped nearly 1%.
Light, sweet crude oil for January delivery finished down 0.8% to $100.49 a barrel. In other energy futures, heating oil was down 0.88% to $2.99 a gallon while natural gas was down 1.92% to $3.42 per million British thermal units.
Meanwhile, gold futures finished higher as worries emerged over whether Europe can effectively address its debt crisis.
Gold for February delivery finished up 0.8% to $1,744.80 an ounce. In other metal futures, silver was down 0.5% to $32.58 a troy ounce while copper was down 0.67% to $3.55.
The US Dollar Index was down 0.1% to $78.44.
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