Natural gas futures rise 5 percent; Oil edges down
Natural gas futures are sharply higher, while the price of crude oil is back under $100 a barrel.
Gold prices ended slightly higher, but other metals were mixed. Agricultural futures were also mixed.
Natural gas jumped 25 cents, or 5 percent, to $4.82 per 1,000 cubic feet.
U.S. crude for March delivery fell 12 cents to $99.94 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Monday, oil closed above $100 a barrel for the first time since Dec. 27.
The April gold contract rose $15.10, or 1 percent, to $1,289.80 an ounce.
Corn prices fell slightly. Wheat and soybean futures rose.