Prices hover near historic lows, but things could change quickly.
Closed-end funds offer oil and gas exposure at a discount to already bargain prices.
The precious metal could be close to a rally, but petroleum isn't.
Barrick, Glencore and Noble report as energy and metals prices sag.
Automakers and ETFs provide some positives on the demand side.
The commodity's decline may be getting stretched.
It isn't just oil that is sagging, and the slump is weighing down entire economies.
A majority of selling has already happened and seasonal strength could soon kick in.
Gold and oil -- among other things -- hang in the balance.
At least it hasn't self-destructed like some of its neighbors.

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