Producers of metals and other raw materials rose as strength in Chinese markets was seen as boding well for industrial-metals demand.
Gold futures rose slightly as investors remained nervous about the Covid-19 pandemic, stoking demand for safe havens.
Strategists at money manager BlackRock's Investment Institute cut their rating on U.S. equities, saying the domestic economy and markets could be affected by the fallout of the continued spike in Covid-19 cases.
The suspension of exports from two Brazilian meatpacking facilities boosted the prices of livestock futures.
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