CRB - Commodity Research Bureau - CRB - Fri Aug 10, 6:33AM CDT

Metals this morning are lower with Dec gold -2.0 (-0.16%), Sep silver -0.082 (-0.53%) and Sep copper -0.016 (-0.58%). Thursday's closes: Dec gold -1.1 (-0.09%), Sep silver +0.030 (+0.19%), Sep copper +0.0145 (+0.53%). Metals on Thursday settled mixed with Sep copper at a 1-week high. Metals prices were boosted by demand for gold as an alternative asset after the U.S. imposed sanctions on Russia and Turkey, sending the Russian ruble to a 1-1/2 year low and the Turkish lira to a record low against the dollar. Metals prices were undercut by the stronger dollar.