Commodities continued to drop and the Standard & Poor’s GSCI Index hit a 9 month low. In afternoon trading, the GSCI Index fell to 594.12 which is the lowest level since early December 2009. Metals were hit hard with silver, gold, copper, and nickel all falling. Gold was trading below $1,700 an ounce and was down almost 5%. Crude oil also declined and fell to $77.55 a barrel before rebounding to just under $80. Global recessionary concerns are weighing on investors as well as the European debt crisis.
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