Metals prices were uniformly lower Wednesday in New York, led by a decline of 1.6% in nickel futures.
Gold was down $3.30 at $735.50 an ounce, and silver was losing 14 cents to $13.48 an ounce. Copper fell 2 cents to $3.61 a pound.
Agricultural products were generally stronger, including a 2% advance in wheat prices. Soybeans, corn and cocoa also rose. Sugar and frozen concentrated orange juice dropped.
The CRB Index was slightly lower, falling 1.3 points to 330.35.