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Cattle & Hogs Go Up as Dollar Drops; Gold may Fall on Record Prices

December 28, 2009 at 21:00 by Vladimir Vyun

Cattle futures went up and hogs advanced after the dollar slid, spurring the demand for commodities as an alternative investment. The U.S. currency declined versus a basket of six major currencies. February futures for cattle delivery added $0.00475 (0.6 percent) to $0.85225 per pound as of 10:06 on CME. February futures for hog’s settlement gained $0.004 (0.6 percent) to $0.0642 per pound.

Gold futures may decline as some investors sell after the precious metal reached a record high this year. Analysts think that gold rally is curbed until demand outpaces supply. February delivery for gold futures dropped $0.30 to $1,104.50 per ounce by 10:52 on the New York Mercantile Exchange’s Comex unit.

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