Metals and Mining


  • 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.

  • Positive on Qantas     Sunday, 25 Mar 2012 | 11:46 PM ET

    Ben Lyons, Investment Analyst, ATI Asset Management, says he likes Qantas' stock despite the challenges the company faces in its international business. Malcolm Wood, Head of Investment Strategy, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Australia joins in the discussion.

  • Australia Tax Sparks Mining Selloff     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 3:46 PM ET

    Jon Kykawy, Byron Capital Markets, discusses how to play the mining sector after Australia passed a controversial, 30% mining tax into law. "The obvious next target of the tax could be nickel and copper," he says.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • The Battle Over Rare Earths     Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 10:50 AM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • Gold to Hit $2,000 in 2012: Analyst     Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 10:49 PM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • Investors Flee Gold: What's Next?     Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 3:44 PM ET

    Ken Marschner, UBS head of U.S. quantitative trading, explains where the opportunities are as investors pull out of gold.

  • Precious Metals Plunge Into the Close     Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 1:33 PM ET

    Fed chief Ben Bernanke's comments today triggered a selloff in gold, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • Mining the Metals     Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 1:33 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson has the update on today's metal activity.

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

    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.

  • What's the Play on Metal Miners?     Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 2:32 PM ET

    John Bridges, JP Morgan senior analyst, provides analysis of the nearly 50% drop in metal miners.

  • 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.