In response to the spike in volatility, CME Group (CME) says it's raising collateral...

|About: CME Group Inc. (CME)|By:, SA News Editor

In response to the spike in volatility, CME Group (CME) says it's raising collateral requirements for trading in benchmark gold, silver and other precious metals futures contracts, effective at the close of business Tuesday. Margins to trade Comex 100-troy ounce gold futures will be increased by 19%, silver will increase 18%, palladium 14% and platinum by 19%. Natural-gas futures will also increase 5.6% as well.