Commodities finished the session much as they started--mixed. Crude oil futures backed off of prior-session gains to end in the red while gold futures tallied gains into the close.
Light, sweet crude for September delivery finished down 1.4% to $86.65 a barrel. In other energy futures, heating oil was down 0.06% to $2.94 a gallon while natural gas was down 1.96% to $3.94 per million British thermal units.
Meanwhile, gold futures logged a second consecutive session of gains while the dollar also gained strength.
Gold for August delivery finished up 1.5% to $1,785 an ounce. In other metal futures, silver was up 1.19% to $39.80 a troy ounce while copper traded down 1.01% to $4.01.
The US Dollar Index was up 0.12% to $73.98.
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