COMMODITIES DAYBOOK: Gold Declines as Asian Demand May Weaken

Gold fell in London as a stronger dollar and holidays in Asia may curb demand for the metal.

WHAT TO WATCH:
(ALL TIMES NEW YORK)
 8:30 a.m. USDA Red Meat Production
 8:30 a.m. Net Export Sales of Corn, Soy, Wheat, Cotton
10:00 a.m. American Petroleum Institute Monthly Report
 1:00 p.m. Baker Hughes Rig Count
 2:00 p.m. USDA Cattle, Hog Slaughter
 3:00 p.m. Cattle on Feed-Feedlots

TOP STORIES
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ECONOMIC DATA:
(ALL TIMES NEW YORK)
 7:00 a.m. Canada Consumer Price Index
10:00 a.m. U.S. Existing Home Sales

MARKETS
(5:45 a.m. NY Time):

                                   Last     Chg     %Chg
WTI Crude Oil                    $99.78   -0.61     -0.6
Gasoline                          $2.81  -0.001      0.0
Natural Gas                       $2.34  +0.013     +0.6
Copper                        $8,287.00  -78.00     -0.9
Gold                          $1,648.33  -10.02     -0.6
Wheat                             $6.06  +0.135     +2.3
Dollar Index                      80.28   +0.22     +0.3
MSCI All-Country Index           314.38   +0.62     +0.2

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