Gold and Brent Oil Rallied on Monday – Recap April 1st

The leading commodities rates moved in an unclear trend again on the first business day of the week: the price of Brent oil rallied while WTI oil decreased on Monday; natural gas Henry Hub future (short term delivery) declined again yesterday; silver fell again while gold traded slightly up on Monday; the Euro slightly appreciated again against the USD on Monday. Moreover, other currencies including the Australian dollar slightly appreciated against the U.S dollar.

Here is a summary of the daily changes of precious metals and energy commodities as of April 1st, 2013:

Forex and Precious Metals Markets:

On Monday, gold slightly rose by 0.35% to $1,600.4; silver declined again by 1.25% to $27.94. During last month, gold rose    by 1.08%; silver slipped by 0.36%.

On Monday, the Euro/USD rallied again and increased by 0.39% to 1.2866; the U.S Dollar depreciated against several currencies such as Aussie   dollar by 0.17%.

Energy Commodities:

WTI oil price slipped by 0.16% to $97.07 per barrel; Brent oil rose by 0.96% to $111.08 per barrel;

Thus, the difference between Brent and WTI widen to $14.01/bbl. During March, WTI rose by 5.63%; Brent oil decreased by 1.22%.

Finally, the Henry Hub future (short term delivery) fell again yesterday by 0.22% and settled at $4.02/mmbtu.

A Summary for April 1st:

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

Gold Silver Crude oil Natural gas 2012 April 1

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