Crude oil swings back and forth

Metals - Precious metals were mixed on Monday, with gold rising for the second straight session on a weaker US dollar and worries about global growth. June gold rose $ 6.40, or 0.5%, to settle at $ 1,308.30 an ounce. But May silver closed at $ 15,211 an ounce, down $ 0.005, after rising 0.9% the previous day.

Oil - Crude oil swung back and forth before ending lower as traders became cautious ahead of the latest US crude inventories. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) fell $ 0.42, or 0.7%, to settle at $ 63.98 per barrel. At the same time, Brent crude oil fell $ 0.49, or 0.7%, to settle at $ 70.61 per barrel.

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