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

    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
    Cramer's Mad Dash: Gold Going Higher

    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.

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

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    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."

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    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.

  • So Where Do You Keep Your Bullion? Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 10:35 AM ET
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    With the price of gold soaring to record levels, the precious metal has become that much more dear. Where and how should gold buyers store their bullion and coins?

  • Where Gold Rules Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 7:16 PM ET
    Indian customers look at gold jewellery items on display at the Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri (TBZ) store in Ahmedabad.

    Long the home of gold lovers, demand is higher than ever,  with buyers fearful prices will rise further, ahead of the traditional October-November wedding season.

  • Gold Tops $1,800   Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 3:23 PM ET
    Gold Tops $1,800

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the precious metal's nominal all-time high.

  • Pro Traders: Ride the Rally or Sell into Strength? Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 1:38 PM ET

    Does the 635 point drop in the Dow on Monday signal capitulation? Or is the market bouncing before the next leg down?

  • Good As Gold Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 9:58 AM ET
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    Most investors these days play gold through mutual funds and exchange-traded funds but the investment strategy of these vehicles varies widely, as have their performance  relative to the metal's decade-long rally.

  • $5,000 Gold? Fund Manager's Idea Has Its Critics Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 9:31 AM ET

    The West is close the point where its paper currency system is insolvent, and as a result gold is heading to $5,000 an ounce, according to the manager of a gold fund.

  • Cramer’s 2 Plays Amid Market Turmoil Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 1:36 AM ET

    The “Mad Money” host recommends investors closely monitor these two areas in particular.

  • 10 Commodities With the Biggest Price Moves Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 11:56 AM ET
    Commodities are something many investors can relate to. What's not to like about corn, crude oil, or gold? Some commodities have been on a tear in recent months while others have significantly fallen off their highs. In fact, the a global commodity benchmark tracking 19 commodities mostly traded in the U.S., is down 32 percent from its all-time high back in July 2008. So far in 2011, the CRB index is down 3.8 percent compared to an 8.2 percent loss for the S&P 500. Despite that trend, several in

    CNBC’s Analytics Team compiled a list of the 10 best and worst performing commodities in the CRB index. Click ahead to learn about the hot and the not-so-hot commodities of 2011.

  • Commodities Tomorrow   Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Tomorrow

    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 Is Laughing at Us Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 11:57 AM ET
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    Foster Kamer of The New York Observer has a good piece on gold. We spoke for quite some time recently about the eye-popping run gold has had and how this has many people worried that it is a bubble.

  • Gold on Fire!   Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 1:20 PM ET
    Gold on Fire!

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson with details on gold's new high and what's driving up the precious metal.