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  • Iran Concerns Spark Short-Covering Gold Rally Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 1:57 PM ET
    Gold bars

    Friday's move higher in gold ignores a longer-term shift in investor sentiment.

  • Strong ‘Aussie’ Puts Damper on Mining Boom Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 11:52 PM ET
    A coal dredger tears coal from the face of the Loy Yang Open Cut coal mine in the Latrobe Valley, 150km east of Melbourne on August 13, 2009.

    Wayne Philips was not completely surprised when Onesteel announced plans to close its oil and gas pipe mill in Kembla Grange, 100km south of Sydney, the FT reports.

  • Buy Oil on Weakness?     Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 3:43 PM ET

    Is oil a buy or sell right now? Darren Wolfberg, BNP Paribas director of energy trading, says he is staying bullish on oil for the long-term.

  • Precious Metal Meltdown?     Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on today's top market action, and Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, discusses what's driving the recent decline in precious metals and how to play it.

  • Stress Tests to Trigger Catalyst for Banks?     Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 12:41 PM ET

    JC O'Hara, Phoenix Partners Group, explains why bank stress test results could be the catalyst to set up financials for a breakout. The Fast Money crew also discusses whether it's time to buy on gold's weakness.

  • Show Me the Gold     Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 10:56 AM ET

    The gold bull run is still gaining steam, but as inflation worries persist, where should investors put their money? CNBC's Bob Pisani takes a look at how much the gold bar is worth.

  • Option Bulls Bet on a Rally in Silvercorp Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 6:27 AM ET
    Silver bar and coins

    Silvercorp Metals has been churning, and now the bulls are looking for a rally over the next month.

  • Smaller Government, Lower Taxes?     Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 4:13 PM ET

    James Grant, Grant's Interest Rate Observer, explains why he thinks the Federal Reserve's new bond-buying program will do more harm than good, saying the U.S. Treasury should begin to issue longer-dated bonds back by gold, with CNBC's Kelly Evans.

  • CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and what's driving oil. Today, concerns over Iran seemed to wane, which helped drive prices down.

  • Abigail Doolittle: Bearish Trend In Materials Chart Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 1:54 PM ET

    Materials stood out as the one sector ETF that has yet to reverse an intermediate-term downtrend, Peak Theories Research’s Abigail Doolittle said.

  • 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.

  • Is the Profit-Taking in Gold a Buying Opportunity? Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 1:16 AM ET

    The heavy sell-off in gold during Wednesday’s U.S. session was driven by profit-taking, according to several strategists, who tell CNBC they expect a bounce back in the precious metal as investors use the fall as a buying opportunity. 

  • Good Time to Buy Gold With Price Drop     Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 5:40 PM ET

    Matthew Grossman, Chief Equity Market Strategist, Adam Mesh Trading Group believes the 5% fall in gold prices overnight presents an attractive buying opportunity.

  • 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.

  • CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look at how the surge in oil prices, despite Monday's pause, could impede the economic recovery in the U.S. and around the world.

  • Don't Look to Miners to Lead Stocks Up: Strategist Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 12:36 AM ET
    Mining

    Investors looking for leaders to continue the market rally should stop looking at miners, despite their recent performance, Nick Nelson, European equity strategist at UBS, told CNBC.

  • Investors Turn Bullish on Commodities in 2012: Survey Sunday, 26 Feb 2012 | 11:13 PM ET

    Investors are set to increase their exposure to commodities in 2012, according to an annual survey by Barclay’s Capital, with 56 percent of those surveyed saying they will initiate or ramp up commodity investments over the next three years, compared to 45 percent last year.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: What's Driving Oil?     Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The impact of Iran on oil's recent climb.

  • Will Investors Strike Profits with Goldcorp?     Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Charles Jeannes, Goldcorp CEO, discusses the lackluster performance in gold miners; his company's earnings beat; and the bright outlook for growth, as four new major mines come in line, with Mad Money's Cramer.

  • Billionaire Sports Team Owners Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 5:26 PM ET

    Check out some of the billionaires from all over the world who have added a major sports team or two to their portfolios.