Oil and Gold Slightly Rose on Tuesday – Recap February 12th

Many commodities prices traded mostly up on the second business day of the week: the prices of Brent oil and WTI oil rose on Tuesday; natural gas Henry Hub future (short term delivery) fell yesterday; the prices of silver and gold slightly rose on Tuesday; the Euro slightly appreciated again against the USD on Tuesday. Moreover, some other currency pairs such as the Aussie dollar also appreciated against the USD.

Here is a summary of the daily changes of precious metals and energy commodities for February 12th, 2013:

Forex and Bullion Markets:

On Tuesday, gold inched up by 0.03% and reached $1,648.9; silver also increased by 0.35% to $31.02. During the month, gold decreased    by 0.7%; silver, by 1.01%.

On Tuesday, the Euro/USD rose again by 0.37% to 1.3454; the U.S Dollar depreciated against some currencies such as Aussie  dollar by 0.49%.

Energy Commodities:

WTI oil price increased again by 0.49% to $97.51 per barrel; Brent oil also increased by 0.45% to $118.66 per barrel;

Thus, the difference between Brent and WTI widened to $21.15/bbl. During the month, WTI increased by 0.02%; Brent oil, by 2.69%.

Finally, the Henry Hub future (short term delivery) fell yesterday by 1.52% to $3.23/mmbtu.

A Summary for February 12th:

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

Gold Silver Crude oil Natural gas 2012 Feb 12

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