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  • 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.

  • 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%.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • 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.

  • Anglo Warns of Tight Commodities Supply Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 4:01 AM ET

    Commodities supplies may not be able to keep pace with demand in the future mining giant Anglo American wanred on Friday as it reported first half profits which smashed expectations.

  • Lightning Round: Walter Energy, News Corp, Alcoa and More Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 7:51 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Copper Supply Squeeze Coming, Prices to Jump: Analyst Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 7:49 PM ET
    As global copper production continues to decline, the commodity price will rise in the second half of the year, according to Gavin Wendt of MineLife.

    Copper prices fell on Friday after data from China showed factory activity slowed more than expected in the world’s largest copper consumer. Copper prices have suffered a lack-luster performance in the second quarter, finishing flat. But one analyst says prices are set to jump later this year as world demand for copper continues to grow but mining output declines.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Buy Mining Plays with Assets In Mongolia: Pro Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 5:36 AM ET

    The Mongolian mining industry, which is to benefit from China's huge appetite for resources, is a sector to bet on. One fund manager suggests investing in mining plays that are listed internationally, but have assets in Mongolia.