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  • Watch out! Gold to go below $1,000 in 2014 Sunday, 22 Dec 2013 | 5:50 PM ET
    Gold to go below $1,000 in 2014

    Scott Nations, CIO and President of Nations Shares, explains why he thinks gold is one of the most vulnerable asset classes and will get crushed next year.

  • What effect will taper have on commodities? Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 5:45 PM ET
    Taper effect on the commodities market

    Greg Smith, Group CEO at Global Commodities, says he expects commodity markets to override the current economic and fiscal developments in the U.S.

  • Believe it or not, gold may react positively to taper Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 5:49 PM ET
    Believe it or not, gold may react positively to taper

    David McAlvany, CEO of the McAlvany Financial Group, says gold may recover soon with $1,200 being the lows put in this year.

  • Long-term investors shouldn't jump into QBE: Pro Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 10:45 PM ET
    Long-term investors shouldn't jump into QBE: Pro

    Paul Trainor, Senior Portfolio Manager at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says investors should be careful before jumping into the stock, despite a 30% fall over the past two days.

  • Gold headed for gains this week: CNBC poll Sunday, 8 Dec 2013 | 5:40 PM ET
    Gold headed for gains this week: CNBC poll

    CNBC's latest market sentiment survey showed 53 percent of respondents expect bullion prices to gain this week.

  • Gold: the not-so precious metal of 2013 Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 10:07 AM ET

    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.

  • Inside Fortescue's Pilbara mines Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 10:03 PM ET
    Inside Fortescue's Pilbara mines

    As Fortescue Metals puts the finishing touches on the last of its mines in the Pilbara, CNBC's Matt Taylor was given a look inside its Solomon mine.

  • A look at Port Hedland, Pilbara's iron ore hub Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 7:46 PM ET
    A peek inside Port Hedland, Pilbara's iron ore hub

    CNBC's Matthew Taylor takes a look inside the world's biggest seaborne freight terminal, Port Hedland.

  • Global diamond trade is alive and kicking Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 6:31 PM ET
    Global diamond trade is alive and kicking

    Ari Epstein, CEO of the Antwerp World Diamond Center, describes the global increase in demand he sees and why Belgium is the global hub for diamonds.

  • Mexican drug cartels now make money exporting this Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 12:06 PM ET
    A worker and crane at a port in Mexico.

    Federal officials say Mexican drug cartels have diversified their businesses and are entering the mining industry exporting iron ore to Chinese mills.

  • Bathurst Resources: NZ coking coal exports due 2014 Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 5:42 PM ET
    Bathurst Resources sees NZ coking coal exports by Q2 '14

    Hamish Bohannan, MD & CEO at Bathurst Resources, isn't worried about China's decision to limit thermal coal imports and says he expects the firm's first New Zealand coking coal exports by next year.

  • How will China's urbanization affect steel industry? Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 6:20 AM ET
    How will China's urbanization affect steel industry?

    Sandy Chim, CEO of Century Iron Mines, discusses the effect of China's urbanization on the steel industry.

  • How Fortescue survived falling iron ore prices Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 7:14 PM ET
    How Fortescue survived falling iron ore prices

    Andrew Forrest, Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group, explains how a combination of high capital expenditure and cost-cutting helped the firm to push through last year's drop in iron ore prices.

  • Mongolia hopes to end Rio Tinto dispute by 2014 Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 7:53 PM ET
    Mongolia hopes to end Rio Tinto dispute by 2014

    Saikhanbileg Chimed, Chief of the Cabinet Secretariat of Mongolia is positive the conflict between Rio Tinto's Oyu Tolgoi mine and the Mongolian government will soon subside.

  • Why its time to dip back into gold Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 9:22 PM ET
    Why its time to dip back into gold

    Greg Smith, Group CEO of Global Commodities, says it's not a bad time to build a position into yellow metal at its current levels.

  • Precious metal hunters look to outer space Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 10:26 AM ET
    Asteroid

    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.

  • Struggling to find value in the Aussie market Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 10:42 PM ET
    Struggling to find value in the Aussie market

    David Walker, Head of Equities Insights & Publishing at StocksInValue says the high valuation of the Australian market makes it hard to find good value stock picks.

  • Getting around Mongolia's resource regulations Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 8:35 PM ET
    Getting around Mongolia's resource regulations

    Batsuuri Yaichil, CEO of state-owned Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi describes the outlook for foreign investment in the nation's mining sector.

  • Goldman revives talk of selling metals warehouses Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 2:13 PM ET
    Goldman Sachs

    Amid new exchange rules, Goldman resumes sales talks of its metals warehousing business with potential buyers largely outside the United States.

  • Time to back small caps in the US? Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 2:30 AM ET
    Time to back small caps in the US?

    Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Services, says small caps are more exposed to domestic economic improvement in the U.S.