The yellow metal is on the rebound, but investing in miners -- whose shares have been punished -- could be the most lucrative way to play this trend.
Lockheed Martin is downgraded to 'sector perform,' and Transocean is upgraded to 'outperform.'
US Treasury yields rise along with prices of gold and crude oil.
US markets are poised to rise at the open on growing signs the Western military action is no longer imminent.
As the prospect of a strike by the US and its allies against elements in the Middle Eastern nation increase, global shares have taken a beating.
These companies have been around for a while, pay dividends and, at these prices, have considerable upside potential.
Investors also remain concerned over when the Fed will begin to taper its stimulus programs.
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The company is scrambling to protect its equities arm, which could face declining volume and revenue as competitors close the gap.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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