US STOCKS-U.S. stocks sell off amid fall in commodity prices

martes 22 de septiembre de 2015 13:01 GYT

* Copper prices hit 3-week low, oil down about 2 pct

* All 30 Dow components and 10 S&P sectors down

* Volatility index jumps 14 pct

* Goldman falls after CEO discloses he has cancer

* Indexes down: Dow 1.37 pct, S&P 1.47 pct, Nasdaq 1.82 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

By Tanya Agrawal

Sept 22 (Reuters) - Wall Street was more than 1 percent lower on Tuesday afternoon amid a decline in commodity prices and continuing uncertainty about when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates.

The selloff was broad-based. All 30 Dow components declined. All 10 major S&P sectors were lower, led by a 2.2 percent drop in the materials index and a 1.9 percent fall in technology stocks.

Copper prices hit a three-week low, while oil was down about 2 percent on persistent worries about demand, especially in China.   Continuación...