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

    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

    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

    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

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

  • When Stock Picking, Cash Is King: Analysts Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 12:27 PM ET

    Two analysts told CNBC Monday that in Wall Street's current tough environment, investors have to look to large companies for a safe haven, particularly if those companies have a lot of cash on their balance sheets.

  • Newmont Mining CEO Sees Gold at $1,750 in 2012 Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 12:59 PM ET

    Newmont Mining Chief Executive Richard O'Brien said gold will go up to $1,750 an ounce in 2012, due to inflationary pressures and continued uncertainty in U.S. and European economies.

  • Anglo Warns of Tight Commodities Supply Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 4:01 AM ET

    Commodities supplies may not be able to keep pace with demand in the future mining giant Anglo American wanred on Friday as it reported first half profits which smashed expectations.

  • Gold Could Go Much Higher: Investor Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 8:21 AM ET

    The price of gold could beat the record high of $1,609.51 an ounce it hit earlier this week, a fund manager told CNBC Thursday.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    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.

  • Worried about the health of the global economy? Dennis Gartman thinks doctor copper is making a critical prognosis.

  • Gold Plummets as Obama Praises 'Gang of Six' Debt Plan Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 4:20 PM ET
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    Gold prices have plunged $25 this session as conciliatory sounds on the debt ceiling debate have prompted cautious traders and investors to take profits.

  • Some Analysts Turn Bearish as Gold Hits New Records Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 11:51 PM ET
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    As gold prices continue to break new record highs, analysts are reviewing their targets with many predicting further gains. But not everyone’s bullish on the precious metal.

  • Gold bars

    Gold jumped to a record $1,600 an ounce Monday, a psychologically important level that may also provide motivation for those looking to sell gold jewelry and coins.

  • Apple, IBM, Netflix: Will They Defy the Market? Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 1:38 PM ET

    Although most of the Fast traders expect stocks to drift lower in the near term – they do think pockets of the market could provide some catalysts. Here’s what they’re watching.

  • Cramer's One Big Thing: Gold     Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 9:25 AM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer says it's not too late for investors to get in on the precious metal.