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  • Making Money in Emerging Markets     Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 12:15 PM ET

    The MSCI Emerging Markets index is up 12 percent. Checking on recent emerging market gains, with Ian Hague, Firebird Management co-founder and Tim Seymour, Emergingmoney.com founder.

  • Expect 2012 Increase In Merger Activity, Pro Says Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 6:24 PM ET
    Fast Money Portfolio

    More merger and acquisitions are likely in the second quarter and throughout the rest of 2012, one strategist said Monday.

  • Currency Trade: The Euro     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 12:54 PM ET

    The Euro will fall to $1.25 by June, says Willie Williams, Societe Generale director of institutional derivative sales. Williams is expecting a stronger dollar in coming sessions.

  • Buying Opportunities In China Weakness? Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 5:50 PM ET

    Weakness in the Chinese economy might signal a few investment opportunities, but beware of getting too bearish, the “Fast Money” pros said Thursday.

  • Joy Global CEO on Earnings Miss     Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    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.

  • Clean Mining Yields Metals Bonanza Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 12:43 PM ET

    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.

  • Don't Look to Miners to Lead Stocks Up: Strategist Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 12:36 AM ET
    Mining

    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.

  • Coal trains await unloading at Port Waratah Coal Services on April 12, 2007 in Newcastle, Australia.

    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.

  • Good Value in Gold Mining Stocks: Analyst     Friday, 17 Feb 2012 | 4:30 AM ET

    "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.

  • Uranium: A Portfolio Element?     Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 4:32 PM ET

    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.

  • Australia's Fortescue First-Half Profit Nearly Triples Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 8:55 PM ET
    Open cast mining for iron ore.

    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, Rio OK $4.5 Billion Escondida Copper Expansion Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 9:35 PM ET
    Chiquicamata Coppermine, Atacama Desert, Chile

    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.

  • Hold On to ‘Glenstrata’ Stock: Equity Pro Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 2:11 AM ET

    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.

  • Cramer: CAT vs. JOY     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    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.

  • 10 Industries That Are Bouncing Back Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 5:03 PM ET
    In January, 243,000 new private-sector jobs were created, bringing the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent. While these numbers aren’t exactly cause to pop the champagne corks just yet, they do offer evidence that the worst of the recession may be behind us, and better times may lie ahead.People returning to the workforce are unlikely to see the same job market that they knew before the recession. Some industries were hit harder than others, and while some jobs will make a return engagement in the

    It’s impossible to say what a fully recovered U.S. economy will look like, or how long it will take to get there. However, some sectors have begun to hire again.

  • Despite Copper’s Rise, Traders Still Bearish Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 2:59 PM ET
    Reel of uninsulated copper wire

    Copper futures rose Monday trading above $3.80, after China reported positive import data and on hopes for progress on the European Debt Crisis. Yet, traders and analysts still see more price pressure on the industrial metal.

  • Central Banks Increase Gold Lending Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 8:03 PM ET
    Gold coins and bar

    Central banks increased the amount of gold they lent for the first time in a decade in 2011, as they used their bullion reserves to help commercial banks raise US dollars. The Financial Times reports.

  • Germany Controls EU Debt Crisis: Cramer Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 7:53 PM ET

    In turn, the "Mad Money" host thinks global prospects look brighter.