Metals
Metals prices this morning are mixed with Aug gold -3.9 (-0.31%) at a 1-month low, Jul silver -0.026 (-0.16%) and Jul copper +0.022 (+0.84%). Friday's closes: Aug gold +1.9 (+0.15%), Jul silver -0.055 (-0.33%), Jul copper -0.0015 (-0.06%). Metals on Friday settled mixed. Copper prices were undercut by increased copper supplies after weekly Shanghai copper inventories rose +8,752 MT, and by the unexpected declines in U.S. May housing starts and building permits, which signals weaker copper demand. Gold closed higher on a weak dollar.