The leading commodities prices mostly increased on the last business day of the week: the prices of Brent oil edged down while WTI oil slightly increased on Friday; natural gas Henry Hub future (short term delivery) rose again yesterday; silver and gold prices inched up on Friday; the Euro appreciated again against the USD on Friday. Moreover, a few other currencies such as the Aussie dollar also appreciated against the US dollar.
Here is a summary of the daily changes of precious metals and energy commodities for March 15th, 2013:
Forex and Bullion Markets:
On Friday, gold inched up by 0.12% to $1,592.6; silver also rose by 0.15% to $28.83. During the month, gold rose by 0.94%; silver, by 1.52%.
On Friday, the Euro/USD rose again by 0.59% to 1.3076; the U.S Dollar slightly depreciated against a few currencies such as Australian dollar by 0.22%.
WTI oil price increased again by 0.45% to $93.45 per barrel; Brent oil edged down by 0.04% to $109.38 per barrel;
Thus, the gap between Brent and WTI contracted to $15.93/bbl. During the month, WTI rose by 1.52%; Brent oil decreased by 1.8%.
Finally, the Henry Hub future (short term delivery) rose again yesterday by 1.57% to reach $3.87/mmbtu.
A Summary for March 15th:
The table below includes: closing rates, daily percent changes, and daily shifts:
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