Precious metals accelerate their slide alongside the drop in equity markets and the euro. Gold...

|By:, SA News Editor

Precious metals accelerate their slide alongside the drop in equity markets and the euro. Gold is down 4.5% to $1,589/oz., the lowest price since September. Silver, off 8%, drops below $29/oz. On the industrial side, copper -4.8% to $3.27/lb., still well above the $3 level hit in October.