The dollar index(DXY76.15,-0.49,-0.64%), which tracks the performance of the greenback against a basket of other major currencies, fell more than 0.4% to 76.27, down from 76.668 late Monday.See Currencies.
Weighing on the greenback, a report in Britain's Independent newspaper said Gulf-area oil producers, in concert with China, Russia, Japan and France, are planning to end the practice of pricing oil in dollars.See full story.
Gold futures shot to a new record. The December contract recently traded $22.80 higher, up 2.2%, at $1,041 an ounce.See Metals Stocks.
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