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  • Good As Gold Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 9:58 AM ET

    Most investors these days play gold through mutual funds and exchange-traded funds but the investment strategy of these vehicles varies widely, as have their performance  relative to the metal's decade-long rally.

  • $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.

  • Cramer: The 1 Thing Investors Need to Own Now Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 6:57 PM ET

    And how the "Mad Money" host recommends playing it.

  • 10 Commodities With the Biggest Price Moves Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 11:56 AM ET
    Commodities are something many investors can relate to. What's not to like about corn, crude oil, or gold? Some commodities have been on a tear in recent months while others have significantly fallen off their highs. In fact, the a global commodity benchmark tracking 19 commodities mostly traded in the U.S., is down 32 percent from its all-time high back in July 2008. So far in 2011, the CRB index is down 3.8 percent compared to an 8.2 percent loss for the S&P 500. Despite that trend, several in

    CNBC’s Analytics Team compiled a list of the 10 best and worst performing commodities in the CRB index. Click ahead to learn about the hot and the not-so-hot commodities of 2011.

  • Faber: Brace for a Global 'Reboot' and a War Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 7:51 AM ET
    Dr. Marc Faber

    Markets could rebound after Thursday's global sell-off, but investors should see any bounce as a selling opportunity, as the world economy rolls towards total collapse, Mark Faber, editor and publisher of the Boom, Doom and Gloom Report told CNBC Friday.

  • How Long Can China Fuel Australia's Mining Boom? Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 7:28 PM ET
    Open cast mining for iron ore.

    Australia cannot  bank on China to fuel its resources boom for more than the next 15 years, says an expert.

  • Mining CEOs criticized the imposition of the mining and carbon tax even as they face a surging dollar and labor shortgages.

  • Australia's Sandfire Resources a Buy: Analysts Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 2:59 AM ET
    Sandfire Resources mine in Western Australia will begin full production in early 2012.

    Analysts say a shortfall in copper supply this year could boost one of Australia's smaller copper miners, Sandfire Resources.

  • Will Gold Move Higher?     Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 5:15 PM ET

    Dennis Gartman, the Gartman Letter, explains why gold will move higher even if lawmakers sign a debt deal tomorrow.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook     Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including debt bets and commodities plays.

  • Gold Hits Record High     Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 11:50 AM ET

    Gold soars to record highs after the latest read on the economy came in weaker than expected. Insight on how one gold producer is posting profits, with Richard O'Brien, Newmont Mining president/CEO.

  • 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.

  • Mobius: US Dollar, Treasurys No Longer Safe Havens Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 12:02 AM ET
    Mark Mobius, chairman of Templeton Asset Management Ltd., speaks during a news conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. Malaysia's stocks are not as cheap as other emerging markets and dividend yields are lower, Mobius said. Photographer: Goh Seng Chong/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    The U.S. dollar and Treasurys, which proved to be safe havens during the global financial crisis, can no longer be viewed as such, instead emerging markets were now a safer bet, renowned investor Mark Mobius told CNBC on Friday.

  • Australia's resources sector, which has experienced a multi-year boom, is a bubble waiting to burst, according to one fund manager.

  • How to Trade Gold After the EU Debt Deal Friday, 22 Jul 2011 | 12:32 AM ET
    Gold

    Gold prices fell below $1,600 an ounce on Thursday after EU leaders agreed to a new bailout for Greece. But with crucial debt talks in the U.S. still unresolved, it may not be over yet for the gold bulls.

  • Gold Not the Best Bet for the Long Haul: Analyst Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 5:46 PM ET

    Investors continue to pile into gold exchange traded funds, amid persistent worries about the European debt crisis and uncertainty over whether U.S. lawmakers will come to an agreement in time to raise the federal debt ceiling and prevent default. But some analysts say gold-related assets may not be the best bet for the long haul.

  • Cramer: It's Not Too Late To Buy Gold Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 6:51 PM ET

    Here's how the "Mad Money" host recommends getting exposure to the precious metal.

  • Culture of Bailouts to Boost Gold Stocks: Analyst Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 1:22 AM ET
    Jay Taylor of Taylor Hard Money Advisors is bullish on smaller gold mining firms as he expects gold prices to rise on Euro-zone debt worries.

    As Greece stands on the cusp of another bailout, one analyst says the fix is likely to be only temporary and he expects other Euro-zone countries to also require new rounds of funding. He believes the region's economic uncertainty will further weaken the Euro  and boost gold prices.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • A Speculative Stock Worth Looking At? Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 6:55 PM ET

    To find out more, Cramer talks with this company's CEO.