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Commodities Finish Trading Higher; Crude Closes Atop $100; Gold, Dollar Rise

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Commodities finished trading in positive territory as crude closed above $100 a barrel while gold rose along with the U.S. dollar.

Light, sweet crude oil for January delivery finished up 0.8% to $100.96 a barrel. In other energy futures, heating oil was up 0.7% to $2.99 a gallon while natural gas was down 1.67% to $3.58 per million British thermal units.

In energy ETFs, the United States Oil Fund ( USO ) is up 0.9% to $38.94. The United States Natural Gas ETF ( UNG ) is down 1.5% to $7.90.

Meanwhile, gold futures backed off session highs but ended up fractionally.

Gold for February delivery finished up 0.7% to $1,751.30 an ounce. In other metal futures, silver was down 0.27% to $32.67 a troy ounce while copper was up 1.71% to $3.59.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.41% to $78.63.

In metal ETFs, SPDR Gold Trust ( GLD ) is up 0.15% to $169.90. Market Vectors ETF Trust ( GDX ) is down 2.92% to $58.54. iShares Silver Trust ( SLV ) is down 0.28% to $31.77.

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