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  • Gold

    Global demand for gold fell five percent in the first quarter to 1,097.6 tones, according to the World Gold Council (WGC), driven by a decline in jewelry and central bank buying.

  • Using Copper Over Gold 'Game Changer' for Chipmakers Friday, 18 May 2012 | 6:01 AM ET
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    With gold prices surging in recent years, the semiconductor industry has been increasingly replacing the precious metal with the more affordable copper in the wire bonding process, leading to huge savings in the cost of manufacturing a chip.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Gold's Big 1-Day Gain   Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Tomorrow: Gold's Big 1-Day Gain

    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.

  • Cramer Chats With RandGold Resources CEO Monday, 14 May 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    Are things looking up for this gold miner? Check out the interview.

  • Trader Buzz From the Floor   Monday, 14 May 2012 | 10:30 AM ET
    Trader Buzz From the Floor

    A check on the latest market moves, with Scott Bauer, Trading Advantage senior market strategist; and CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on the direction of metals and energy in the commodities markets.

  • Mining for Gold in Old Cell Phones Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 10:44 AM ET
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    A wireless conference may be the last place you'd expect to see a precious metals refinery company, but precious metals are prevalent in cellular devices and once stripped down, those metals can be cashed in.

  • Buffett on the Golden Trade   Monday, 7 May 2012 | 7:19 PM ET
    Buffett on the Golden Trade

    Billionaire investor, Warren Buffett explains why he doesn't see any value in the gold trade.

  • Palladium's Revving Up Gains Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 3:24 PM ET
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    Palladium raced ahead of all other metals in April. After climbing double digits in the first quarter, platinum and silver futures were down 4 and 5 percent, respectively. Both metals lost ground for the second consecutive month. Copper prices were flat, and gold seems to have lost its luster, posting its third straight monthly decline.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Will Gold, Silver Rally Last?   Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Tomorrow: Will Gold, Silver Rally Last?

    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 Tomorrow: FOMC & Gold   Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Tomorrow: FOMC & Gold

    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 Bull Market Has Not Ended Yet: Analysts Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 8:45 AM ET
    Gold

    Investors should make the most of recent falls in the price of gold and buy the precious metal by the summer to benefit from another record high by the end of the year, analysts said on Tuesday.

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    "It's not part of our business model. It would be wrong and we don’t do it," said the bank's commodities chief.

  • JPMorgan's Masters One-on-One   Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 1:42 PM ET
    JPMorgan's Masters One-on-One

    Blythe Masters, head of global commodities at J.P. Morgan, discusses the company's strategies for commodity and derivative investments.

  • A King Dollar Tax Cut Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 4:13 PM ET
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    You wouldn’t know it from falling stocks, but the Fed’s apparent decision to hold off on future bond buying, or QE3, in response to an improving economy may turn out to be a very bullish omen for the equity market and the economy.

  • Diamonds Are a Great Way to Diversify: Expert Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 2:11 AM ET
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    Diamonds are an attractive option for investors looking to diversify portfolios because they don't move in relation with other assets such as commodities and stocks, according to David Riedel, President of equity research firm Riedel Research Group.

  • Why Diamonds Are Great for Diversification   Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 8:35 PM ET
    Why Diamonds Are Great for Diversification

    David Riedel, President & Founder, Riedel Research Group says diamonds have almost no correlation with commodities, gold and equities, making them a great way for investors to diversify.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Copper Leads Metal Rally   Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Tomorrow: Copper Leads Metal Rally

    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.

  • Platinum a Better Bet Than Gold: Trader Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 2:32 PM ET

    Gold gets all the headlines, but platinum is a better bet to put precious metals in your portfolio, Patrick Armstrong of Armstrong Investment Managers told CNBC.

  • Gold Price ‘Too Low’: Goldman Sachs Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 7:06 AM ET
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    The price of gold, one of the most eagerly watched indicators of market confidence, is currently “too low” relative to real interest rates, according to commodities analysts at Goldman Sachs.

  • Buy Gold Now Before it Gets to $2,000: Newmont CEO Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 4:24 PM ET
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    The head of Newmont Mining tells CNBC he sees the price of gold rising to $2,000 an ounce, and the time to buy it is now before inflation "comes roaring back."