Commodities Fall on Greece, Gold Erases Year’s Gains
Commodities continue to be beaten by the crisis in Europe. Oil extended its decline and gold erased this year’s gains as the dollar strengthened on the European problems, pushing commodity prices down. Greece is still unable to form a coalition government and talks about the country leaving the eurozone are becoming more serious as European politicians consider such outcome as a reality perhaps for the first time.
Crude oil has its own bearish story as Ali
June futures for delivery of crude oil dropped as much as $1.35 to $94.78 per barrel on NYMEX today, the lowest price since December 19. Brent grade of crude was down from $111.94 to $111.04 per barrel as of 21:19 GMT on ICE today, following the decline to $110.04 — the lowest settlement since January 25. Gold price slid from $1,563.10 to $1,561.90 on COMEX today — the lowest level since December 30.
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