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Commodities Shift Lower at the Close in a Volatile Session for Equities

Commodities finished trading lower as both gold and crude oil futures finished in the red while equities swung to positive territory in the latter half of the session.

Light, sweet crude oil for October delivery finished down 1.4% to $88.91 a barrel. In other energy futures, heating oil was up 0.35% to $2.93 a gallon while natural gas was up 1.56% to $4.04 per million British thermal units.

In energy ETFs, the United States Oil Fund ( USO ) is down 1.23% to $34.42. The United States Natural Gas ETF ( UNG ) is up 1.45% to $10.18.

Meanwhile, gold futures finished lower while the dollar also weakened.

Gold for December delivery finished down 0.2% to $1,826.50 an ounce. In other metal futures, silver was down 4.37% to $39.80 a troy ounce while copper traded down 01.7481% to $3.90.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.4% to $76.80.

In metal ETFs, SPDR Gold Trust ( GLD ) is down 0.72% to $177.25. Market Vectors Gold Miners ( GDX ) is down 0.73% to $63.92. iShares Silver Trust ( SLV ) is down 1.082.32% to $40.05.

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