NEW HEIGHTS: Gold reached new heights as a weaker dollar prompted more investors to shift money into assets perceived as being safer. Gold settled at $1,370.50 an ounce, the latest in a recent series of record highs.
SILVER POLISH: Silver hit its highest level in decades, adding 78.5 cents to settle at $23.932 an ounce.
DOLLAR MOVE: Most commodities benefited as the dollar grew weaker against other currencies. Since commodities are priced in dollars, they are more of a bargain for traders who buy them with foreign currencies.