Commodities finished trading lower as the new gold contract finished down over 1% along with a weaker U.S. dollar. Crude futures pared some early losses to close down but above $100 a barrel.
Light, sweet crude oil for January delivery finished down 0.2% to $100.20 a barrel. In other energy futures, heating oil was down 1.79% to $2.97 a gallon while natural gas was up 2.65% to $3.64 per million British thermal units.
Gold for February delivery finished up 1.3% to $1,745.50 an ounce. In other metal futures, silver was up 0.12% to $32.84 a troy ounce while copper was down 0.94% to $3.54.
The US Dollar Index was down 0.16% to $78.26.
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