US STOCKS-Wall St falls as commodities weigh

jueves 12 de noviembre de 2015 12:39 GYT

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* Indexes down: Dow 0.74 pct, S&P 0.61 pct, Nasdaq 0.33 pct (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Nov 12 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were lower on Thursday as a fall in commodity prices weighed on energy and materials stocks and investors studied comments by several Federal Reserve policymakers for clues on a widely-expected interest rate hike next month.

The selloff was broad based, with all 10 major S&P sectors in the red, and pushed the Dow and S&P 500 below their 200-day moving averages.

Crude oil prices hit 2-1/2 month lows, while copper and other metal prices tumbled to more than six-year lows, weighed down by a strong dollar, weak Chinese data and concerns about oversupply.   Continuación...