Contracts on the S&P 500 fell 0.2% as shares of oil companies including Occidental Petroleum (OXY), Apache Corporation (APA) and Diamondback Energy (FANG) dropped in early trading. Dow futures dropped more than 100 points as shares of Chevron (CVX) lagged.
U.S. West Texas intermediate crude oil futures (CL=F) dropped more than 4% Monday morning to hover around $65 per barrel, extending a more than 7.5% weekly decline last week. Brent crude (BZ=F), the international standard, also declined by 4%. Other commodities also dipped Monday morning, including with copper, silver and gold futures each moving lower by at least 1%.
The moves came amid mounting concerns over coronavirus infection rates and new restrictions in China, a major demand center for global commodities.
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SOURCE: YAHOO! FINANCE
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