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The market for iron ore "remains incredibly positive," Patrick Loftus-Hills, managing director of Metals & Mining, Moelis, told CNBC. "I think the supply-demand fundamentals would suggest that investing in iron ore right now is exactly where you want to be investing."
Discussing his company's plan to position themselves as the emerging new supplier of heavy rare earths in demand, with Donald Bubar, Avalon Rare Metals president/CEO.
Weakness in the Chinese economy might signal a few investment opportunities, but beware of getting too bearish, the “Fast Money” pros said Thursday.
Lynette Tan, Investment Analyst, Phillip Futures, is bullish on gold and explains why she thinks gold will hit $2,000 this year. However, she adds there will be more downside for gold in the short term before the price spike.
Michael Sutherlin, Joy Global president & CEO, discusses his stock's hard landing on yesterday's earnings miss, and its future growth prospects in emerging markets, with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.
A California company can pull lithium, and other critical metals, out of the effluent water of geothermal power plants, removing the need to drill or blast for new resources the way miners typically do.
Ken Marschner, UBS head of U.S. quantitative trading, explains where the opportunities are as investors pull out of gold.
Fed chief Ben Bernanke's comments today triggered a selloff in gold, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson has the update on today's metal activity.
Investors looking for leaders to continue the market rally should stop looking at miners, despite their recent performance, Nick Nelson, European equity strategist at UBS, told CNBC.
Rio Tinto is investing $518 million in driverless trains for its 1,500 kilometer (930 mile) Western Australian iron-ore rail network, increasing network capacity as the world no. 2 iron ore miner aims to boost output 60 percent by 2015.
"When you're looking at gold mining stocks, if you start seeing some stability across the equity space" there is pretty good value there," Martin Arnold, senior analyst at ETF Securities, told CNBC. "So you are seeing some pretty solid fundamentals in the gold mining stocks," he added.
Is uranium the best hedge for investors fearful of inflation? Raymond Goldie, Salman Partners, and Anthony Young, Dahlman Rose, weigh in with the metal play.
John Bridges, JP Morgan senior analyst, provides analysis of the nearly 50% drop in metal miners.
Fortescue Metals, Australia's third largest iron ore miner, more than doubled its half-year net profit as it ramped up sales to China, but cut its production guidance for the current quarter due disruptions caused by bad weather.
BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto have raised their bets on global copper demand, approving plans for a $4.5 billion expansion of the massive Escondida mine in Chile, while BHP plans to reopen a U.S. copper mine idled three years ago.
Growth prospects for the merger between Glencore and Xstrata look healthy enough for shareholders to hold on to their stake, according to Jane Coffey, head of equities at Royal London Asset Management.
Global miner Rio Tinto announced on Wednesday a $3.4 billion expansion of iron ore mining in Australia, where it has mapped out a plan to lift capacity by more than 50 percent in anticipation of growing demand from Chinese steel mills.
Discussing Glencore's $41B acquisition of Xstrata and its impact on other commodity mergers, with Anthony Young, Dahlman Rose analyst.
Mad Money's Cramer compares and contrasts Caterpillar to Joy Global, and concludes CAT's vast sales force, financing arm, and service division, make it a better play, but only on a pullback.