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  • Golden Age Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    What is it about gold that makes people so passionate, crazy, paranoid?  Our special report answers that question and more. We'll take you to mines in South Africa, gold bank vaults in London, trading pits in New York  and the shop floor of a huge gold-jewelry manufacturer in Louisiana.

  • With fiscal instability plaguing the U.S. and Europe, some want a return to the past and a restraint on money supply.

  • Beyond Gold, What Else? Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:39 PM ET
    Copper Tubing

    Like commodities in general, metals help investors diversify as their performance bears little resemblance to that of stocks.

  • Gold: A Brief History Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:35 PM ET
    An Apulian red-figure calyx crater depicting Jason bringing Pelias the Golden Fleece, circa 340 BC–330 BC.

    Gold has had a hold on mankind since it was first mined in the Copper Age.

  • How To Tap The Market Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:34 PM ET
    Gold coins and bar

    From physical coins to futures, options, and ETFs -- reporter Bob Pisani breaks down  the how and where to invest in gold. 

  • What's Fueling Today's Rally?  Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:04 PM ET

    Stocks are on the rise as gold heads lower, with CNBC's Seema Mody and Sharon Epperson.

  • If Gold Goes Under $1,600, Dollar Up 30%: Charts Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 6:29 AM ET
    Cash and gold

    If the price of gold falls below $1,600 an ounce, it could go down by nearly 30 percent from peak and the dollar could strengthen by a similar percentage, Ron William, a technical strategist at MIG Bank, told CNBC on Monday.

  • If Gold Falls, Dollar Up Sharply: Charts  Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 2:50 AM ET

    If the price of gold falls below $1,600 and investors pull back from risky assets, the US dollar could appreciate by as much as 30 percent, Ron William, a technical strategist at MIG Bank, told CNBC

  • Want Free Gold? Maybe You Should Visit Switzerland Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 2:21 AM ET
    Gold Bars

    The gold rush is back! As the price of gold reaches new record highs, recreational prospecting for gold has turned into an ever more popular pastime. Not just in the US or Australia, but also across parts of the Alps in Switzerland.

  • Making a Case for Gold & Banks  Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 3:37 PM ET

    A look at investment opportunities in gold, ETFs, and the banking sector, with Dan McMahon, Raymond James, and Bruno del Ama, Global X Funds.

  • Bernanke Could Have Big Surprise for Markets: Cashin Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 12:16 PM ET

    Art Cashin told CNBC Wednesday that he has a feeling there could be a big surprise from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke by him saying nothing Friday, and that could catch the markets off base.

  • Size of Gold 'Bubble' Now an 'Absurdity': Analyst Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 3:52 AM ET

    The price of gold hit a fresh all time high of $1,900 an ounce on Tuesday as investors continued to fret over the sovereign debt crisis in the euro zone and its impact on the global banking industry.

  • Silver Offers Greater Upside Than Gold: Experts Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 1:16 AM ET

    In what could be a precursor to much higher margins at the CME, MF Global today has raised its margins on one contract of silver from $14,513 to $25,397, or an increase of 75%.

  • Gold Bubble Forming?  Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 10:21 AM ET

    A look at where the commodity is headed, with Mihir Dange, Arbitrage gold options trader.

  • Cramer's Mad Dash: Gold Going Higher  Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 9:21 AM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer weighs in on the impact of higher margins on the precious metal but says it will go dramatically higher because it is a currency, and Art Cashin, UBS with an outlook on European banks.

  • Halftime: Is Gold In a Bubble That's About to Burst? Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 2:03 PM ET

    With gold on the rise again, Wells Fargo says this precious metal is in a bubble that’s about to burst.

  • When the markets spook investors, one of the first flights to safety is gold. It's the woobie blanket of investing.

  • Gold

    Central bankers are in the business of "currency manipulation," James Grant, editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, told CNBC Thursday.  He wants a "modernized, 21st century gold standard that checks the capacity of central banks to print money."

  • As gold topped a record $1800, traders that are long bullion began to get nervous that they were behind a trade that may not have any potential new buyers left.

  • Safe-Haven Swiss Franc Pegged to the Euro? Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 1:38 PM ET

    The Swiss franc, a stalwart against market turbulence, fell like a rock Thursday, in part on speculation that it could be temporarily anchored to the euro.