Silver futures for delivery in December fell 1.5 percent
Copper prices dropped to a 14-week low
Aluminum declined 1.2 percent to $1,950.50 a ton
Nickel, lead and zinc dropped in London,
Gold futures rose as a decline in U.S. equities reignited demand for an alternative asset. Silver futures for delivery in December fell 1.5 percent to $17.438 an ounce on the Comex, after reaching $17.27, the lowest since June 2010. Copper prices dropped to a 14-week low after a report showed demand for durable goods in August tumbled by a record in the U.S., the world’s second-biggest consumer of the metal.West Texas Intermediate rose to the highest level in a week as crude inventories shrank in the U.S., the world’s biggest consumer.