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  • Has Oil Found a Bottom Floor?  Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 5:34 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders with a look at the sell-off in gold and oil, with David Greenberg, Greenberg Capital, saying oil hit bottom on Tuesday and gas prices should follow. Also a look at whether rare earth metals are headed for a tumble, and the outlook for Molycorp, with Chris Ecclestrone, Hallgarten & Company.

  • Bargain Basement Down Under Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 2:54 PM ET
    A shopper walks past a sale sign at 5 7 9 clothing store at Randhurst Shopping Center  in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

    Risk-averse investors have been bailing out of the Australian and New Zealand dollars. Time for bargain hunting, this strategist says.

  • London Metal Exchange Suitors Have 'Doubled': CEO Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 7:06 AM ET

    London Metal Exchange Chief Executive Martin Abbott confirmed to CNBC on Thursday that the exchange is being at least tentatively pursued by other, unnamed firms, but said that there was "no pressing need" for a sale.

  • Calling the Bottom in Copper  Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 5:51 PM ET

    We're nearing the bottom in copper, says Jeff Hirsch, Trader's Almanac, but we're not there yet.

  • Shipwreck to Yield Biggest Silver Haul Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 12:40 AM ET

    The wreck of a British merchant vessel, sunk during the second world war, looks set to yield the largest haul of precious metal at sea, the FT reports.

  • Gold May Fall to $1,100: Author  Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 3:00 AM ET

    Marc Faber, author of the Gloom, Boom and Doom Report, tells CNBC that he thinks gold could fall to $1,100 an ounce by the end of the ongoing sell-off

  • LME Is Target of £1 Billion Consolidation Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 3:21 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the London Metal Exchange in London, U.K.

    The London Metal Exchange on Friday became the latest exchange to be swept up in consolidation when it said it had “received several expressions of interest with regard to potential strategic transactions”. The FT reports.

  • JOYG Gets Crushed by Coal Forecast  Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 6:15 PM ET

    Cramer talks with Mike Sutherlin, Joy Global CEO about the fallout from two important coal companies cutting their shipment forecast and its impact on mining equipment makers.

  • Molycorp CEO Mark Smith Downplays Speculation Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 7:21 PM ET

    While there was some speculative buying of rare earths in China earlier this year, Molycorp CEO Mark Smith said the supply and demand fundamentals remains unchanged.

  • Can Greece Avoid Default?  Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 12:38 PM ET

    Discussing whether Greece can avoid default and how to trade it, with Dennis Gartman,The Gartman Letter, and what the play in copper indicates about the economy.

  • Today's Market Action  Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 3:05 PM ET

    A look at the markets, post Ben Bernanke's speech, with Anthony Neglia, Tower Trading president and CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • Gold May Top $6,000, Silver $600: Asset Manager Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 7:24 AM ET

    Gold prices may reach $6,200 per ounce in a bull run which will “end all major bull markets,” Urs Gmuer, asset manager at Dolefin, a Swiss investment advice firm, told CNBC.

  • Metal & Mining Shares Too Cheap: BlackRock CIO  Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 3:10 AM ET

    "The strong underlying fundamentals these metal and mining companies are enjoying today, the strong metal prices, the high margins, the great margin growth we have see year on year, and the growth we are going to continue to see in commodities over the next few years, is totally unreflected in the share prices," Evy Hambro, CIO of the natural resources team at BlackRock, told CNBC.

  • How the Gold Business Operates Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 12:42 PM ET
    Gold Bars

    Straight from the mines, rough gold goes through a highly complex process, and often travels around the world before it ever makes it to the consumer.

  • Buy Gold Before Fed Announces Further Easing: Expert Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 2:03 AM ET
    Warren Gillman of CEF Holdings says now is the time to buy gold and gold equities ahead of the September U.S Federal Reserve meeting.

    Gold prices have stalled in recent days as investors have turned away from safe-havens and towards risk assets.

  • Gold's Secret Hiding Place Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 1:03 PM ET

    Almost no one outside the sponsor (the World Gold Council) has ever seen the gold in the world's largest vault — until now.

  • Why Gold Vaulting May Trump Futures Trading Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 12:59 PM ET

    Gold Bullion International's CEO explains the advantages.  "When you own a real asset, there's no counterparty risk between you and the real asset," he says

  • 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.