Gold prices and most other commodities have tumbled, reflecting steep losses on Wall Street and a
strengthening dollar, the Associated Press reported.
Gold for December delivery dropped US$10.20 to US$732.20 an ounce on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Other precious metals prices also fell. December silver tumbled 40 cents to US$10.055 an ounce, while December copper futures shed 9.35 cents to US$1.7255 a pound.
Grain prices mostly fell on the Chicago Board of Trade.
December wheat futures fell 14.75 cents to US$5.225 a bushel, while corn for December delivery fell 12.25 cents to US$3.78 a bushel.
January soybeans rose 2 cents to settle at US$9.06 a bushel, after falling as low as US$8.83 earlier in