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  • Base Metals to Pull Back     Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 6:40 PM ET

    Mike Harrowell, Senior Resources Analyst, BBY says that the QE boost to commodity prices does not reflect demand concerns and that base metals prices could be trading lower by end-December.

  • Metals Retreat as US Dollar Gains     Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 1:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports silver and copper are among the biggest losers in metals.

  • Striking mine workers demonstrate outside the Anglo American Mine in Rustenburg. South African.

    With tensions once again rising in South Africas mining sector, investment bank Merrill Lynch has cut its weighting to the countrys stock market and mining sector.

  • Commodities Getting a QE Lift     Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 6:40 PM ET

    Dan Morgan, Global Commodities Analyst, UBS says that stimulus measures are driving the commodities market.

  • Trader Draws 'Battle Line' for Gold at $1,800 Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:56 AM ET
    Workers of the Hellenic Gold company walk in a lot among burned-out cars in the forest of Skouries. Dozens of hooded men firebombed the premises, injuring a guard and damaging containers, cars and trucks.

    Rich Ilczyszyn, CEO and founder of iiTrader and a "Futures Now" trader, breaks down the important levels to watch for gold.

  • Gold to Hit $2,000 by January: Analysts Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 9:04 AM ET
    Gold

    The price of gold is at an 11 month high and has rallied 14 percent since the start of the year but analysts have told CNBC that it’s set to go even higher tipping the $2,000 per ounce mark.

  • Top Trader: Get in Gold, Buy Stocks Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:12 AM ET
    Gold Bars

    Rich Ilczyszyn, a "Futures Now" trader and founder and chief market strategist of iiTrader, details what he's trading Monday.

  • Where Is the Qatar Wealth Fund Investing? Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 5:42 PM ET

    Qatar Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr al-Thani said in a CNBC interview he’s worried about what central bank money printing will mean for the value of the two major global currencies.

  • Is the Hot Chilean Peso About to Cool? Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 7:15 AM ET
    Chilean Pesos bank note.

    The Chilean peso has been on a tear, but this strategist thinks the central bank may soon put on the brakes.

  • Australia’s Mining Boom Isn’t Over: Expert Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 6:50 AM ET

    Australia may be gripped by fears its mining boom is ending, but HSBC believes extraction industries will continue to power the Australian economy

  • OECD Casts Doubt on Indonesia’s High Growth Plan Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 4:31 AM ET

    Indonesia may miss its goal of becoming one of the world’s 10 largest economies by 2025, as it is still far from growing at the 7 to 9 percent annual rate needed to meet the target, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

  • Mining

    The $90 billion merger of Glencore and Xstrata is on shaky ground as the two sides struggle to come to terms over the makeup of the combined management team, the New York Times reports.

  • Which Asian Country Is Minting Millionaires the Fastest? Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 2:11 AM ET
    Pedestrians cross a street in Jakarta's modern business district.

    While China may currently have the highest number of high net worth individuals in Asia another much smaller regional economy, Indonesia, is expected to see the fastest growth in its millionaire population, according to a report by Swiss private bank Julius Baer.

  • Caterpillar

    Although Caterpillar, a construction giant and mining equipment maker, cut its 2015 earnings forecast due to lower capital expenditures by commodity producers, one analyst said there is still a good trade on mining stocks.

  • Glencore Rows Back on $1.4 Billion Kazakh Zinc Deal Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 2:49 AM ET
    Zinc ingots, used to coat galvanized nails, sit stacked in a warehouse.

    Commodities trader Glencore will buy a smaller stake in Kazakh zinc producer Kazzinc than it had planned in a $1.4 billion deal.

  • Indonesia's Economy Projected to Grow 6.5% Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 6:02 PM ET
    Pedestrians cross a street in Jakarta's modern business district.

    The country’s economy continues to grow even in the face of a global economic slowdown, the country’s president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Monday.

  • Which To Buy, Gold Or Silver? Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 9:50 AM ET
    Gold Bull and Bear

    Gold and silver are on a tear, but only one can be your best option. This strategist breaks it down. 

  • Gold Prices Could Peak at $5,000: Bank of America Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 12:36 PM ET
    Gold

    As gold prices hit a 2012 record of $1,787.40 per ounce on Friday, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts told CNBC the precious metal could soar to $3,000 or even $5,000 over the longer-term.

  • Lonmin a 'Buy' Despite Mine Violence: Analyst Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 4:20 AM ET

    Lonmin shares are a “buy”, according to John Meyer, head of resources at investment bank Fairfax, despite violence at the company’s South African platinum mines which killed 44 workers.

  • Gold coins and bar

    Gold is the “clear winner” from global stimulus measures, according to a report by UK research firm Capital Economics, which says that gains to other commodities such as oil and copper are likely to be brief.