Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

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How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for April delivery rose 13 cents to $61.55 a barrel Monday. Brent crude oil for May delivery rose 9 cents to $64.62 a barrel.

Wholesale gasoline for April delivery rose 2 cents to $1.96 a gallon. April heating oil rose 1 cent to $1.83 a gallon. April natural gas rose 4 cents to $2.58 per 1,000 cubic feet.

Gold for April delivery fell $3.60 to $1,738.10 an ounce. Silver for May delivery fell 55 cents to $25.77 an ounce and May copper rose 3 cents to $4.14 a pound.

The dollar fell to 108.80 Japanese yen from 108.89 yen. The euro rose to $1.1942 from $1.1909.

7 Stocks to Sell Before the New Year

We’re officially in the holiday season, which means it’s time to get our portfolios set for the new year. And for many investors, 2021 can’t get here fast enough. Don’t get me wrong. Overall, being invested in stocks has been a wise move. But it hasn’t been without its ups and downs. For investors to profit in this market, they have had to have conviction.

But having conviction also means knowing when it’s time to sell. One of the hardest things to do in life, as well as in investing, is to let go of an idea that simply isn’t working. There are a lot of story stocks out there. And while those stories may turn out to be more than fairy tales, in the long run, it doesn’t mean you have to pay tomorrow’s prices today.

Or, it could simply be a good time to take some profits. A new administration in Washington D.C. will bring a different, and most likely less favorable, tax policy regarding capital gains. It may be advantageous to take some of your gains now.

Whatever your motivation may be, we’ve put together a list of seven stocks that you should consider selling before the new year.

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