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What’s the Better Buy: Stocks or Commodities?

Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 12:05 PM ET
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Stocks rallied near session highs Tuesday, after major averages saw their biggest drop this year, boosted by a batch of upbeat earnings results and some better-than-expected economic reports.

Investors were also heartened as gold, oil, and other commodities pared back some of this week's steep declines.

(Read More: Look for More Downside on Stocks)

Brent crude futures were down $1.10 at $99.53 per barrel. It earlier hit $98.00, the lowest since July 2012.

U.S. light, sweet crude was down 69 cents to $88.02 a barrel after hitting a low of $86.06, its weakest since December 2012. Both were set for their longest losing streak since December.

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Spot gold, lost 8.5 percent on Monday and dropped further to $1,321.35 an ounce, its lowest since January 2011, earlier on Tuesday.

(Read More: Gold's Plunge: Catastrophic or Time to Buy? Pros Debate)

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