Prices of copper – the industrial metal used in everything from cars to houses – have declined this week, heading towards a one-month low.
As stocks rise, gold continues to weaken. CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports gold has dipped for the third consecutive day hitting a 3-month low.
Mining stocks have fallen out of favor, but just when things could have turned from bad to worse it appears that the sector is the new contrarian play for 2014.
Freeport-McMoRan is selling its Eagle Ford Shale assets in Texas to an Encana subsidiary for $3.1 billion.
Investors who believe copper's recent price decline is limited to China are on the "path to ruin", warned Albert Edwards, Societe Generale's uber-bearish strategist.
Peter Toogood, investment director at City Financial Investment Company, says it is too late to buy bank stocks, but equities in mining companies could be a good investment.
Jake Klein, Chairman of Evolution Mining, discusses the firm's first-half profit results which saw a 13 percent drop, thanks to slumping gold prices last year.
Janet Yellen's remarks hinting the Fed will continue to taper pushed gold to a 3-month high.
David Walker, Head of Equities Research at Stocks-In-Value says it's difficult to find undervalued stocks in the Australian market right now.
The president of South Africa's main trade union for platinum workers told CNBC that miners were treated like slaves, after ordering strikes that will start on Thursday.
After four years of sector underperformance due to oversupply and a lack of demand, miners present a buying opportunity in 2014, analysts say.
Indonesia banned all mineral ore exports, as expected, on Sunday, but will likely allow some U.S. mining giants to continue shipments.
In spite of see-sawing following Friday's non-farms report, gold looks poised for its first annual fall in 14 years, with bullion prices down 26 percent since the start of 2013.
Miguel Perez-Santalla, VP of Bullion Vault, says China's growing economy allows it to have a stronger position on gold.
Two firms have announced plans to send missions to asteroids within the next three years in order to mine the ore and metals on the space rocks.
Daniel Hynes, commodity strategist at Hynes Commodities discusses the demand outlook for the yellow metal.
David Baker, Managing Partner at Baker Steel Capital Managers, says gold's upside looks better than the downside.
Dragos Tanase, general manager at Rosia Montana Gold Corporation, discusses the outlook for Romania's mining industry, as expansion proposals are mired in controversy.
Peter Sullivan, CEO of gold mining firm Resolute Mining discusses the firm's outlook for gold production.
CNBC's Seema Mody reports how rising inflation and a depreciating rupee contributed to India's gold slump.