Gold and silver prices bounced back from one of their worst performing days in over a year and ended yesterday’s trading rising. Major other commodities such as crude oil also rallied and finished the day in the green. On the other hand natural gas prices changed direction and plummeted on Thursday. The Euro slipped again against the U.S. dollar, while many other currencies edged up against the USD.
Here is a summary of the changes in precious metals and energy commodities for April 5th, 2012:
Gold price bounced back yesterday by 0.99% to $1,630.1; Silver price also rallied by 2.21% and reached $31.73. During April, gold fell by 2.5% and silver declined by 2.5%.
The Euro/USD declined yesterday by 0.59% to 1.3065; alternatively, the U.S Dollar depreciated against other exchange rates such as the Aussie dollar.
Oil and Gas:
WTI price also rallied by 1.81% to $103.31 per barrel; Brent oil also increased by 0.56% to $123.14 per barrel;
Following these changes, the difference between Brent and WTI oil prices settled at $19.83/bbl. During the month, WTI edged up by 0.28% and Brent oil slipped by 0.5%.
The Henry Hub future (May delivery) decreased by 2.34% to $2.09/mmbtu; the Henry Hub spot price sharply fell to $1.99/mmbtu; the difference between the spot and future reached $0.1/mmbtu, i.e. Contango.
A Summary of Changes for April 5th:
The table below includes: closing prices, daily percent changes, and daily changes:
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