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  • Gold Rush: The Mother Lode  Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani recently got an exclusive inside look at the HSBC gold vaults in London, where the gold for the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) is stored. One section of the vault contains gold allocated specifically to the GLD, but there are other clients that store their gold in other parts of the vault as well.

  • Gold's Secret Hiding Place Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 1:03 PM ET

    Almost no one outside the sponsor (the World Gold Council) has ever seen the gold in the world's largest vault — until now.

  • Why Gold Vaulting May Trump Futures Trading Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 12:59 PM ET

    Gold Bullion International's CEO explains the advantages.  "When you own a real asset, there's no counterparty risk between you and the real asset," he says

  • China Intensifies Purchases of Copper Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 9:05 PM ET
    Copper Tubing

    Chinese companies and investors are stepping up their purchases of industrial commodities such as copper, in a show of confidence in the global economy that stands in contrast to the turmoil in western markets. The FT reports.

  • Gold Rush: Gold Buying Binge  Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 2:42 PM ET

    Have record gold prices had any effect on America's jewelers? CNBC's Bob Pisani with an inside look at the wholesale jewelry industry.

  • Gold Rush: The Bullion Trail  Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 1:33 PM ET

    What happens to gold once it's been refined and how is the precious metal priced? A look at the middlemen of the gold world, with CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • All Gold Roads Lead to the Rand Refinery Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 1:28 PM ET
    Production of gold bars is seen at the Rand Refinery in South Africa.

    A look inside South Africa's Rand Refinery, where the world's gold is refined, then delivered all over the globe to: banks, mints, industrial manufacturers and jewelry makers.

  • Hunting For Gold In World's Deepest Mine Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 12:00 PM ET
    The deepest mine in the world. The Mponeng mine owned by AngloGold Ashanti, just one hour outside of Johannesburg.

    Gold is increasingly harder to find, forcing thousands of miners to drill deeper, at higher costs and greater danger.

  • 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.