Crude Oil and Gold Declined on Wednesday – Recap January 23rd

Major commodities traded with a mixed trend on the third business day of the week: the price of Brent oil declined while WTI oil rallied; the prices of gold inched down while silver increased on Wednesday; natural gas Henry Hub future (short term delivery) edged down again yesterday; the Euro slightly depreciated against the USD on Wednesday. Moreover, several other currency pairs such as the Aussie dollar also depreciated against the USD.

Here is a summary of the daily changes of precious metals and energy commodities for January 15th, 2013:

Forex and Bullion Markets:

On Wednesday, gold declined by 0.38% and reached $1,686.7; silver increased again by 0.76% to $32.41. During the month, gold rose   by 0.71%; silver, by 7.41%.

On Wednesday,the Euro/USD changed direction and inched down by 0.03% to 1.3318; the U.S Dollar depreciated against some currencies such as Aussie  dollar by 0.10%.

Energy Commodities:

WTI oil price decreased by 1.05% to $95.23 per barrel; Brent oil on the other hand rose by 0.34% to $112.8 per barrel;

Thus, the difference between Brent and WTI narrowed to $17.57/bbl. During the month, WTI increased by 3.7%; Brent oil rose by 1.5%.

Finally, the Henry Hub future (short term delivery) decreased yesterday by 0.11% to $3.55/mmbtu.

A Summary for January 23rd:

The table below includes: closing prices, daily percent changes, and daily changes:

Gold Silver Crude oil Natural gas 2012 January 23

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