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  • China Intensifies Purchases of Copper Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 9:05 PM ET
    Copper Tubing

    Chinese companies and investors are stepping up their purchases of industrial commodities such as copper, in a show of confidence in the global economy that stands in contrast to the turmoil in western markets. The FT reports.

  • Hunting For Gold In World's Deepest Mine Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 12:00 PM ET
    The deepest mine in the world. The Mponeng mine owned by AngloGold Ashanti, just one hour outside of Johannesburg.

    Gold is increasingly harder to find, forcing thousands of miners to drill deeper, at higher costs and greater danger.

  • Golden Age Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    What is it about gold that makes people so passionate, crazy, paranoid?  Our special report answers that question and more. We'll take you to mines in South Africa, gold bank vaults in London, trading pits in New York  and the shop floor of a huge gold-jewelry manufacturer in Louisiana.

  • With fiscal instability plaguing the U.S. and Europe, some want a return to the past and a restraint on money supply.

  • Beyond Gold, What Else? Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:39 PM ET
    Copper Tubing

    Like commodities in general, metals help investors diversify as their performance bears little resemblance to that of stocks.

  • Gold: A Brief History Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:35 PM ET
    An Apulian red-figure calyx crater depicting Jason bringing Pelias the Golden Fleece, circa 340 BC–330 BC.

    Gold has had a hold on mankind since it was first mined in the Copper Age.

  • A Gold Rush Without The Rush Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:32 PM ET
    A jeweller weighs gold jewellery at a shop in Ahmedabad on October 7, 2010. Gold surged to a record 1,356.50 USD an ounce in Hong Kong trade. Dealers are buying up the precious metal as the USD remains under pressure amid concerns over the global economy and as dealers look to invest in the safe haven in times of uncertainty. AFP PHOTO/ Sam PANTHAKY (Photo credit should read SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

    These should be boom times for the mining business in California and Nevada.  There is no "rush" in the new gold rush.

  • Soccer

    An unheralded Russian club owned by billionaire oligarch Suleiman Kerimov is expected to make Samuel Eto’o the world’s highest paid footballer, the FT reports.

  • 'Very Muted Growth' Coming for Next 10 Years: Faber Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 10:36 AM ET
    Dr. Marc Faber

    Both the U.S. and Europe are facing a decade of slow growth brought on primarily by the blunders of central banks, noted doomsayer Marc Faber said.

  • Silver Offers Greater Upside Than Gold: Experts Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 1:16 AM ET

    In what could be a precursor to much higher margins at the CME, MF Global today has raised its margins on one contract of silver from $14,513 to $25,397, or an increase of 75%.

  • "Worldwide stock markets over the last year have been moving opposite of gold. This suggests that to keep balance in your portfolio, you need to not to put everything in the same basket. Let's look at a possible allocation out of cash, stocks and bonds, and into precious metals," Michael Haynes, chief executive at American Precious Metals Exchange, told CNBC.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Molycorp Q2 Earnings     Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 4:15 PM ET

    The only producer of rare earth oxides in the Western Hemisphere has turned a profit. Breaking down the numbers and a look at growth prospects, with Mark Smith, Molycorp, CEO.

  • So Where Do You Keep Your Bullion? Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 10:35 AM ET

    With the price of gold soaring to record levels, the precious metal has become that much more dear. Where and how should gold buyers store their bullion and coins?

  • $5,000 Gold? Fund Manager's Idea Has Its Critics Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 9:31 AM ET

    The West is close the point where its paper currency system is insolvent, and as a result gold is heading to $5,000 an ounce, according to the manager of a gold fund.

  • Trading Matters: Mining Stocks     Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 11:40 PM ET

    Simon Rutherfurd, Portfolio Manager at Northwest Capital, is currently overweight on Rio and believes that it is a very good buy at these levels.

  • Steel Stocks Get Killed     Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 12:55 PM ET

    A check on how steel stocks have taken a dive.

  • Trading Matters: Betting On Mining     Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 11:40 PM ET

    Sean Fenton, Director at Tribeca Investment Partners, believes that mining services with exposure to Australia's capex boom and agriculture with leverage to emerging market consumption growth are offering the strongest growth potential at the moment.

  • Digging For Gold in Australia & Turkey     Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 11:10 PM ET

    Edward Dowling, CEO of Alacer Gold, is forecasting about a 20% increase in gold production by 2015.

  • Generating Good Revenue From Gold     Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 10:30 PM ET

    Gary Halverson, Australia-Pacific Regional President at Barrick Gold, believes that hedging their production and operation costs against the Australian dollar will continue to help the company remain profitable.

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