Commodities were mainly higher early Monday, but gasoline and silver futures were standing out as laggards.
Futures on crude oil were up 24 cents to $61.38 a barrel at the New York Mercantile Exchange, and natural gas was better by 6 cents at $7.81 per million British thermal units. Heating oil was a penny ahead at $1.76 a gallon.
Gasoline edged down fractionally, also to $1.76 a gallon.
As for metals, gold was up $1.60 to $688.30 an ounce, and copper was gaining about half a cent to $2.86 a pound. Silver slipped slightly and was lately just under $14.70 an ounce.
Cocoa and sugar were stronger, but coffee was weaker at the New York Board of Trade.