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October has been the worst month for gold, silver and Brent and the second-worst month for U.S. crude and copper
October got off to a bumpy start for many commodities markets, and history shows things could get worse.
October has historically been the worst month for gold, silver and Brent—the global benchmark for oil prices—according to an analysis going back to 1990 by Dow Jones Market Data. October also is the second-worst month for U.S. crude and copper, as well as the only month during which gold, silver and copper have all three posted losses on average.