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Commodities Higher, Including Gold, Oil & Wheat

January 26, 2012 at 6:53 by Vladimir Vyun

Crude oil and gold, as well as other commodities, jumped after the Federal Reserve maintained interest rates near zero and pledged to keep borrowing costs record low at least till late 2014. Such move was considered a “light” version of quantitative easing. It weakened the dollar and boosted commodities priced in the US currency. March for delivery of crude oil advanced $0.66 to $100.06 per barrel on NYMEX. Brent went higher from $110.45 to $110.74 per barrel on ICE today as of 6:41 GMT. Gold was up from $1,666.50 to $1,711.00 yesterday and traded at $1,710.80 today on COMEX.

Wheat was also higher on dwindling Russian stocks. Inventories of some Russian regions declined by more than 50 percent, while other regions shipped almost all of their supplies as exports picked up. Wheat climbed from $6.4075 to $6.4650 per bushel on CBoT today.

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