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Commodities Finish Mixed; Gold Slips on Abating European Concerns; Crude Gains

Commodities ended the day mixed as crude oil futures topped 1% on what started out as a strong day for equities until fading this afternoon, while gold futures ended in the red.

Light, sweet crude oil for November delivery finished up 1.2% to $82.14 a barrel. In other energy futures, heating oil was up 0.01% to $2.81 a gallon while natural gas was down 1.42% to $3.74 per million British thermal units.

In energy ETFs, the United States Oil Fund ( USO ) is up 1.54% to $31.72. The United States Natural Gas ETF ( UNG ) is down 0.97% to $9.19.

Meanwhile, gold futures ended lower as concerns about the euro-zone eased somewhat.

Gold for December delivery finished down $0.80 to $1,617.30 an ounce. In other metal futures, silver was up $0.39 to $30.52 a troy ounce while copper traded down 0.69% to $3.22.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.10% to $78.02.

In metal ETFs, SPDR Gold Trust ( GLD ) is down 2.71% to $156.21. Market Vectors Etf Trust ( GDX ) is down 3.03% to $55.34. iShares Silver Trust ( SLV ) is down 7.09% to $28.96.

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