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  • Bound to Rebound, Buy Gold: HSBC Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 1:45 AM ET
    Gold

    Following a dramatic couple of weeks for those holding gold, HSBC has told clients the precious metal is ‘bound to rebound’ and that they could use the losses as a buying opportunity.

  • The Twitter Factor Monday, 9 May 2011 | 6:48 PM ET

    Why the “Mad Money” host thinks Twitter can be a contra-indicator.

  • Commodity prices may have recovered slightly from last week's sharp selloff but the downtrend is likely to stay in place for the next few months, warned analysts.

  • Why the Sell-Off in Commodities is a Good Thing Friday, 6 May 2011 | 1:53 AM ET

    The commodities rout this week has raised questions whether that the bull-run in the sector is over, and more worrying, if it represents a bad omen for the global economy.

  • More Rough Seas Ahead for Silver, Options Say Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 4:17 PM ET

    When whales like George Soros and Carlos Slim are making bearish bets on silver, even usually contrarian options traders are wise enough to recognize that the tide may be turning against the commodity.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Commodities Bubble Bursting? Not By a Long Shot: Pros Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 2:19 PM ET
    Cash and gold

    The recent commodities pullback suggests to some the bursting of a bubble, but many investment pros think it's just a temporary pullback.

  • Is Soros Right to Get Out of Gold? Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 6:22 AM ET
    Gold bars

    Major players, including George Soros, are reportedly pulling back from gold and silver has recorded yet another collapse.

  • Silver a Warning Sign for Everyone? Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 5:00 AM ET
    Silver bar and coins

    The price action in silver since late January has been dramatic to say the least. The derivatives marketplace CME Group raising margin requirements has been seen by many as the reason for the 20 percent correction in prices since the precious metal hit a record over $49 an ounce on April 28th.

  • Carlos Slim

    Billionaire Carlos Slim has been selling silver futures for "weeks" in an effort to actively hedge production of his silver mine, a spokesperson confirmed to CNBC Wednesday.

  • Molycorp Ready to Buy Other Rare Earth Miners: CEO Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 4:45 PM ET

    Molycorp is ready to buy other rare earth mining companies should the opportunity arise, said Chief Executive Mark Smith told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Brazil's Billionaire Boom     Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 4:38 PM ET

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo and Brazilian billionaire, Eike Batista, EBX Group chairman & CEO, discuss his company's growth plans as well as Brazil's economic future.

  • The Silver 'Bullet' Takes a Breather Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 11:42 AM ET
    Silver bar and coins

    It has been the silver bullet for many investors, the best performing commodity so far this year. Now it's taking a breather.  The reason behind the stunningly rapid rise in silver prices in the last few months — the frenzy of speculative interest — may be the main reason for the metal's recent decline.

  • Rare Earth Prices Surge Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 11:00 AM ET

    Rare earth prices are reaching rarefied heights. World prices have doubled in the last four months for rare earths — metallic elements needed for many of the most sophisticated civilian and military technologies, whether smartphones or smart bombs.

  • Platinum, Palladium—The New Hot Metal Trades? Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 2:09 AM ET

    With silver prices tumbling for a third straight session, traders are questioning if its record-breaking rally in recent months is finally over.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's "Squawk on the Street."

  • Open cast mining for iron ore.

    The global uranium industry, crippled by the March 11 earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, is now beginning to come out of the shock. Investors, who were earlier sitting on the sidelines, have re-entered the market to look for bargains.

  • Halftime: Top 7 Plays on the Weak Dollar Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 1:23 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders highlight U.S. companies benefiting from pricing power that comes with a weak U.S. dollar.

  • Will Silver Go Above $50 … and Stay There? Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 12:44 AM ET
    Silver bar and coins

    Silver jumped 6 percent Thursday on the back of dollar weakness after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's dovish remarks Wednesday, but some analysts doubt the price can hit and stay above the $50 mark.

  • Mineral Growth in Brazil     Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discusses the future of magnesite mining, with Flavio Barbosa Magnesita, CFO.