LIMA, Peru— The world's top finance officials lavished praise on Peru's "economic miracle" this week, lauding it for cutting poverty by half during a decade-long bonanza of record-high prices for gold, copper and other metals it mines. In a gleaming $160 million convention center built for the meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund,...» Read More
Gold is increasingly harder to find, forcing thousands of miners to drill deeper, at higher costs and greater danger.
What is it about gold that makes people so passionate, crazy, paranoid? Our special report answers that question and more. We'll take you to mines in South Africa, gold bank vaults in London, trading pits in New York and the shop floor of a huge gold-jewelry manufacturer in Louisiana.
From the popular precious metals gold and silver, to more niche plays like copper, palladium, and platinum, which metal will be the best investment going forward?
Gold has had a hold on mankind since it was first mined in the Copper Age.
The SPDR Gold Trust, with over $60 billion in assets, is far and away the largest gold fund.
From physical coins to futures, options, and ETFs -- reporter Bob Pisani breaks down the how and where to invest in gold.
As demand outpaces the constrained small supply of gold — who has the most?
These should be boom times for the mining business in California and Nevada. There is no "rush" in the new gold rush.
If the price of gold falls below $1,600 an ounce, it could go down by nearly 30 percent from peak and the dollar could strengthen by a similar percentage, Ron William, a technical strategist at MIG Bank, told CNBC on Monday.
Michael Block, Phoenix Partners Group provides insight on Bernanke's Friday speech, and Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, weighs in on the drop in gold prices and how to play it.
Bullion traders are preparing for one of the largest transfers of physical gold in recent history after Hugo Chávez, Venezuela’s president, ordered the country’s gold reserves to be returned to Caracas. The FT reports.
A growing number of people are giving up lucrative jobs in Australia for a chance at the quick riches and adventure of old-fashioned prospecting. The New York Times reports.
A look at where gold is headed, with Richard O'Brien, Newmont Mining chief executive officer/president.
With the price of gold soaring to record levels, the precious metal has become that much more dear. Where and how should gold buyers store their bullion and coins?
Most investors these days play gold through mutual funds and exchange-traded funds but the investment strategy of these vehicles varies widely, as have their performance relative to the metal's decade-long rally.
The West is close the point where its paper currency system is insolvent, and as a result gold is heading to $5,000 an ounce, according to the manager of a gold fund.
And how the "Mad Money" host recommends playing it.
CNBC’s Analytics Team compiled a list of the 10 best and worst performing commodities in the CRB index. Click ahead to learn about the hot and the not-so-hot commodities of 2011.
Markets could rebound after Thursday's global sell-off, but investors should see any bounce as a selling opportunity, as the world economy rolls towards total collapse, Mark Faber, editor and publisher of the Boom, Doom and Gloom Report told CNBC Friday.
Australia cannot bank on China to fuel its resources boom for more than the next 15 years, says an expert.