Precious Metals and Mining


  • Commodities Tomorrow: Good News on Gas  Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The better news is that gasoline futures were down on the day, which means prices should come down soon.

  • Where Do You See Gold Going By Year-End? Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:23 AM ET

    Vote now in the "Futures Now" poll!

  • Gold

    Rich Ilczyszyn, founder and chief market strategist of iiTrader and a "Futures Now" trader, explains why he's bullish on the gold trade right now.

  • 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.

  • Gold or Silver - Which Are You Buying? Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:00 AM ET

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  • Mining

    The $90 billion merger of Glencore and Xstrata is on shaky ground as the two sides struggle to come to terms over the makeup of the combined management team, the New York Times reports.

  • Crude Due For a Bounce?  Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 9:35 AM ET

    Discussing the outlook on energy and metals, with Phillip Streible, RJO Futures.

  • Gold Prices Easing After QE3  Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    Rich Ilczyszyn, iiTrader.com chief market strategist, discusses whether a gold selloff will spark liquidation.

  • Which To Buy, Gold Or Silver? Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 9:50 AM ET
    Gold Bull and Bear

    Gold and silver are on a tear, but only one can be your best option. This strategist breaks it down. 

  • Gold Prices Could Peak at $5,000: Bank of America Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 12:36 PM ET

    As gold prices hit a 2012 record of $1,787.40 per ounce on Friday, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts told CNBC the precious metal could soar to $3,000 or even $5,000 over the longer-term.

  • Gold to Hit $2,000 by Year End: Strategist  Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 12:18 PM ET

    Gold, silver and miners are heading toward highs at the end of 2012, says Michael Purves of Weeden.

  • Gold Stocks Will Play Catch-Up: Newmont CEO Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 5:57 PM ET
    Gold coins and bar

    With central banks around the world pumping more money into the global economy, gold futures are fast closing in on $2,000 per ounce. Gold stocks have not kept pace, but Newmont Mining CEO Richard O’Brien told CNBC’s "Closing Bell" he expects the sector to catch up and start outperforming.

  • What's Next? $90 Oil?  Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look what fueled Wednesday's dramatic slide in oil futures -- the biggest drop in two months -- and where prices could be headed from here.

  • Lonmin a 'Buy' Despite Mine Violence: Analyst Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 4:20 AM ET

    Lonmin shares are a “buy”, according to John Meyer, head of resources at investment bank Fairfax, despite violence at the company’s South African platinum mines which killed 44 workers.

  • Buy Platinum & Gold, but Not at These Levels  Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 11:10 PM ET

    Ric Spooner, Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets expects a price pullback in precious metals like platinum & gold. He explains why it's appropriate to aggressively short gold now & only buy in at 1625/1675 levels.

  • BofA Analyst: Gold Will Hit $2,400 in 2 Years  Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 12:18 PM ET

    Francisco Blanch, head of global commodities at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, makes a bullish call in the precious metal and lays out the risks.

  • Mining Stocks: Which Ones Should You Avoid? Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 10:37 AM ET

    Mining shares looked like those most precious of commodities last week, with the FTSE mining index jumping 18 percent in the week to Friday.

  • Hottest Hedge Fund Commodity Now  Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 12:52 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports platinum is in high demand among hedge funds.

  • Gold coins and bar

    Gold is the “clear winner” from global stimulus measures, according to a report by UK research firm Capital Economics, which says that gains to other commodities such as oil and copper are likely to be brief.

  • Investors Offload South African Miners Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 3:31 AM ET
    Striking mine workers demonstrate as they protest over wage demands outside the Nkageng informal settlement on August 16, 2012 in North West, South Africa.

    Leading international fund managers have reduced their holdings in South Africa’s natural resources sector since fighting at Lonmin’s Marikana mine resulted in the deaths of 44 people last month, with some investors making a strategic decision to unwind their exposure in the country indefinitely, the Financial Times reports.