Abbott Labs, CME Group and Occidental Petroleum score as quality stocks with low price-to-book value ratios.
Investors looking to gain exposure to commodities through exchange-traded funds have a variety of choices.
This fund adjusts its exposure to twists and turns.
Prices fall below $1,600 as investors reshuffle their portfolios for the end of the quarter and as the CME raises margins by 21%.
Funds tracking agricultural, natural gas and other futures are taking steps to protect themselves.
The metal ekes out a gain even after the CME raises margin requirements, as fear over Germany's economic strength spills over into US markets.
After spiking to a record $1,817 overnight, prices fall as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange increases the amount of money needed to buy futures contracts.
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