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  • BHP Billiton reports record iron ore output Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 8:34 PM ET

    BHP said expansion of its iron ore operations in Australia was ahead of schedule, as the miner posted a robust 9 percent rise in ore output to a record annual 187 million tonnes.

  • Big investors bail on gold, send longs to 2002 low Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 12:46 PM ET

    Gold has fallen out of favor with large speculators, according to data from Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.

  • What should investors do with equity markets at record highs? Here is a recap of trade tips from today.

  • Rio's results are solid: pro     Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Daniel Morgan, global commodities analyst at UBS, comments on Rio Tinto's quarterly results and how the slowdown in China will affect iron ore pricing.

  • What to expect from mining     Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 2:10 AM ET

    Colin Hamilton, global head of commodities research at Macquarie Group, discusses the mining sector and expects the large companies at the bottom of the cost curve to see some strong profits.

  • Why Rio Tinto should shed aluminium assets     Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 8:38 PM ET

    Gaurav Sodhi, Resources Analyst at Intelligent Investor, explains why he has a hold recommendation on global miner Rio Tinto.

  • White Hot Gold Trade     Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 2:21 PM ET

    It is a great day to be in gold, up 2.5 percent so far. Frank Holmes, U.S Global Investors, shares his moves for the precious metal. "Physical demand has been very robust" says Holmes.

  • Bernanke Bounce: Materials Rally     Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 12:18 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders debate the Fed's positive impact on the metals market.

  • Weak China Data Flags More Bad News for Copper Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 6:56 AM ET

    Copper has taken a beating in recent months, along with gold and other commodities. Now, analysts warn there is more pain ahead for the red metal.

  • Keep Positioning for U.S. Recovery: Pro     Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 11:44 PM ET

    Kristy Campbell, Senior Equity Analyst at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says investors should continue to invest in Australian companies that are exposed to the U.S. recovery. She says Brambles is one of the best-placed businesses for this.

  • Most Hated Bull Market Ever?     Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 4:00 PM ET

    Alan Gayle, Ridgeworth Capital Management; Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance; CNBC.com's Jeff Cox; and CNBC's Rick Santelli break down the markets after the closing bell.

  • Challenges for the Platinum Industry     Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 8:19 PM ET

    Greg Johnson, President & CEO of Prophecy Platinum, talks about the rise in platinum prices and the impact of mining labor unrest in South Africa.

  • Alcoa Kicks Off Earnings Season With a Beat Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 5:35 PM ET
    Alcoa Inc. employee works at the company's Mt. Holly production plant in Goose Creek, South Carolina.

    Analysts are expecting a dismal second-quarter earnings season but Alcoa, first out of the gate, beat on both earnings and revenue.

  • 'Bond King' Now Sees Bargains in Credit Markets Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 1:00 PM ET
    Jeffrey Gundlach, founder and chief executive officer of Doubleline Capital LP.

    'Bond king' Jeff Gundlach, co-manager of the $39.4 billion DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, says the selling wave that roiled credit markets has come to an end.

  • Gold Has Much Further to Drop: Roubini's Clark     Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 2:10 AM ET

    Gary Clark, commodities analyst at Roubini Global Economics, tells CNBC that weak global growth is continuing to weigh on metals.

  • Commodities Traders Call End of ‘Supercycle’ Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 2:07 AM ET
    Joy Global mining machinery.

    If anyone was still in doubt about whether the era of ever-rising prices driven by rapid Chinese growth was over, events of the past week have surely dispelled it. The FT reports.

  • $1,000 an Ounce? Gold's Decline Is Feeding on Itself Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 3:23 PM ET

    Gold prices, now at a three-year low, could keep falling as investors reshape their views. Forecasts for $1,000 an ounce gold are sounding a lot less far-fetched.

  • Rusal CEO: Investors Should 'Calm Down'     Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Oleg Deripaska, CEO of Rusal, discusses the basic resources sector and says that investors should calm down and "accept reality".

  • Supply Squeeze Ahead for Platinum Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 5:21 AM ET
    Platinum bars

    A record deficit in platinum supplies is set to push prices higher, as unrest sweeps the South African mining industry and demand is boosted by the auto sector and a new exchange traded fund.

  • A mine worker watches as a haul truck is loaded by a digger with material from the pit at Rio Tinto Group's West Angelas iron ore mine in Pilbara, Australia.

    Investors have dumped mining shares this year with a drumbeat of bad news weighing on sector, from weak Chinese data to a supply glut in some metals.