Oil futures edged up slightly today, as better-than-expected retail sales data strengthened the dollar and supported the commodity. May-dated crude added 10 cents, or 0.1%, to land at $102.93 a barrel.
Gold futures extended Friday's pullback, and finished with their worst close in a week. As the greenback continued to trek higher, the precious metal's safe-haven appeal took a backseat, and gold for June delivery trimmed $10.50, or 0.6%, to settle at $1,649.70 an ounce.
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