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Monthly Archives: October 2014

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The worst performing sector as of midday Tuesday is the Energy sector, showing a 1.8% loss. Within that group, Newfield Exploration (NYSE: NFX) and Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) are two of the day’s laggards, showing a loss of 4.0% and 3.4%, respectively. Among energy ETFs, one ETF following the sector is the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (AMEX: XLE), which is down 1.6% on the day, and up 3.53% year-to-date. Newfield Exploration, meanwhile, is up 50.91% year-to-date, and Chesapeake Energy, is down 10.11% year-to-date. Combined, NFX and CHK make up approximately 1.2% of the underlying holdings of XLE.

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(Kitco News) – Gold prices ended the U.S. day session lower and fell to a nine-month low Tuesday. The key “outside markets” were in a bearish posture for the precious metals, as the U.S. dollar index was higher and crude oil prices were sharply lower. Both gold and silver prices closed at technically very bearish monthly and quarterly low closes, on this last trading day of the month and of the third quarter. December Comex gold was last down $7.20 at $1,211.60 an ounce. Spot gold was last quoted down $4.10 at $1,211.50. December Comex silver last traded down $0.502 at $17.065 an ounce.

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