Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 35 or 2.2 percent, to $15.65. Gold Fields unchanged at $4.26. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 28 or 1.1 percent, to $24.21.» Read More
Palladium raced ahead of all other metals in April. After climbing double digits in the first quarter, platinum and silver futures were down 4 and 5 percent, respectively. Both metals lost ground for the second consecutive month. Copper prices were flat, and gold seems to have lost its luster, posting its third straight monthly decline.
Copper miner Freeport-McMoran isn't for sale, and won't be buying any of its competitors anytime soon, CEO Richard Adkerson told CNBC Thursday.
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The "Mad Money" host chastised the media, hedge funds and brokerage firms for always putting such a negative spin on the news.
"The Dow is looking pretty bearish," says Abigail Doolittle, of Peak Theories Research, adding that FCX recently made a bearish "death cross."
With a bearish outlook on the Chinese economy, this analyst says his strategy is to stay short of the Aussie dollar.
Investors have been spooked in recent weeks by a slowdown in growth in China and the impact that could have on Australia's resources sector. But according to one economist, Australia's commodities sector will continue to do well and could actually benefit from a pick-up in economic growth in Asia in the second half of 2012.
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.
More merger and acquisitions are likely in the second quarter and throughout the rest of 2012, one strategist said Monday.
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.
Weakness in the Chinese economy might signal a few investment opportunities, but beware of getting too bearish, the “Fast Money” pros said Thursday.
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.
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.
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.