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  • Silver and Gold Ignore the Fed on Inflation Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 6:03 PM ET

    Silver and gold are flashing inflation warnings, even as the Fed chairman tried to allay concerns about rising prices.

  • Buyers Beware: Silver Crashed 11% in 24 Hours Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 6:43 PM ET
    Silver bar and coins

    Shortly after the start of overnight trading at 12:10 a.m. on Monday, silver futures surged to a multi-year high of $49.82 per ounce. Nine hours later, by the start of stock market trading in the U.S., the May Silver contract was down eight percent.

  • Morning Note: Silver, The New Safe-Haven Currency? Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 12:06 PM ET

    Is silver the new safe-haven currency?  That was a question for Fast Money traders Monday morning as silver surged to an all-time high.

  • Oil May Hit $150, Gold $2,000: Risk Assessor Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 5:38 AM ET

    Oil prices are likely to hit $150 while gold may go above $2,000 longer term, Nick Bullman, a managing partner at research-based risk assessment service firm CheckRisk, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Minting Money Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 2:43 PM ET

    I'm reporting from the largest coin show on the west coast Friday. Hundreds of dealers are expected at the Santa Clara Convention Center for a show put on by Collectors Universe.

  • And here's how market pros recommend cashing in on the rising inflation trade.

  • Mongolia: Boldly Go Where No Investor… Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 8:01 AM ET

    Backed by its resource-rich landscape of world class deposits, Mongolia has been coined the “Saudi Arabia of Coal” with strong parallels to previous natural resource booms around the world.

  • Pink Diamond Ring Could Fetch $12-$15 Million Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 1:02 PM ET

    A 10.09-carat cushion-cut purple-pink diamond ring is hitting the auction block Tuesday, being sold at Christie’s in New York for an estimated $12 million to $15 million as part of the auction house's Magnificent Jewel Sale.

  • Gold Prices to Rise as Demand Persists: Survey Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 7:48 AM ET
    Gold bars

    Expect higher gold prices and increased investment demand. That’s the message from the GFMS Gold Survey 2011, an annual report looking at global supply and demand for the yellow metal.

  • Halftime: Similar Stock Moves As Last Quake? Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 1:38 PM ET

    The market went into ‘sell first and ask questions later’ mode on March 11th when the first Japan quake hit. Does that suggest you should go bottom fishing, now?

  • Analysts Backing Gold All the Way to $1,500 Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 1:41 AM ET
    Gold Bars

    Now as the slow process of recovery continues, the price tag of the precious metal shows little sign of retreating.

  • Gold Could Gain 30% by Year-End: Fund Manager Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 3:25 AM ET

    Gold prices took a tumble in late January, but have since been going from strength to strength. Spot gold has risen 6.5 percent since January 28th. One fund manager thinks the precious metal has more upside as it remains undervalued.

  • Miners Bet on Falling Copper Prices Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 2:02 AM ET
    Chiquicamata Coppermine, Atacama Desert, Chile

    Miners have started to protect themselves against a fall in the price of copper as the metal’s rally, which only a few months ago looked unstoppable, has hit a wall, the Financial Times reports.

  • Cramer: 6 'Obvious' Trades Working Right Now Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 7:08 PM ET

    These plays might be "glaringly obvious," but Cramer said they're making investors a lot of money.

  • Buying Gold = Shorting Mankind's Wisdom: Analyst Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 1:43 AM ET
    Gold Bars

    Despite mankind's ability to adapt and invent new materials and make use of new resources, humans seem "hopelessly incapable of learning past wisdom and apparently doomed to repeat past follies," according to Dylan Grice, a research analyst at Societe Generale.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Nat gas was down on the day, but remained above $5. Oil was up slightly on the day. And gold was up, as well.