Energy futures were mostly stronger Tuesday in New York, while precious metals prices were on the decline.
Crude for June delivery was gaining 66 cents to $62.13 a barrel. Heating oil was up 3 cents at $1.83 a gallon, and reformulated gasoline was fractionally higher at $2.19 a gallon.
Natural gas didn't take part in the rally, slipping 11 cents to $7.67 per million British thermal units.
Gold was losing $2.50 to $687.90 an ounce, and silver was declining 4 cents to $13.61 an ounce. Copper tacked on 1 cent to $3.73 a pound.
Cocoa, coffee and frozen concentrated orange juice were advancing. Sugar and cotton fell. In Chicago, corn, wheat and oats were weaker, but ethanol edged ahead.
The CRB Index was up two-tenths of a point to 309.12.