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CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on what energy traders will be watching in Thursday's session. The US Energy Information Administration releases its weekly natural gas storage report at 1030am. EIA weekly petroleum inventory data follows tomorrow at 11am.
Is there a play on gold miners? Jeong Park, Morningstar equity analyst, weighs in.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.
A California scrap metal company is cleaning up in the scrap export business and helping small scrap yards in the process, with CNBC's Jane Wells.
The materials sector has been down about 20% in the past six months, with CNBC's Kayla Tausche.
CNBC's Mary Thompson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.
Africa share valuations are compelling and the region is ripe for investment, Graham Stock, chief strategist at Insparo Asset Management, told CNBC Thursday.
"Now is absolutely the right time to invest in Africa. We are talking about price-earning ratios in the low single digits in some cases. There are some very attractive opportunities across a wide range of countries," Graham Stock, chief strategist at Insparo Asset Management, told CNBC.
This mining company is the perfect example of why 2011 will not be like 2008, the “Mad Money” host says.
Cramer says investors may want to give the mining company a second look because the Freeport McMoRan of today is a completely different company from 2008: it has a healthier balance sheet, bigger cash flows, and a better production profile.
Goldman Sachs analysts cut their outlook for the price of Brent oil and for copper going into 2012, saying that they see "a flatter upward trajectory for commodity prices, with increasing risks to both the up and the downside."
Commodities markets have become increasingly popular with investors in recent years as they have embarked on what many believe to be just the start of a secular bull market – or super-cycle. If they are correct, commodities’ run will last for another decade or more as the global economy rebalances towards emerging markets like China and Brazil.
Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, joined CNBC to take a technical look at the Hang Seng, Rio Tinto, and spot gold.
Copper is regarded as a great lead indicator for the global economy. It has sold off hard over the last quarter. But what is next? Brenda Sullivan, senior market strategist at Sucden Financial, joined CNBC to discuss.
James West, The Midas Letter, weighs in on the drop in gold prices and how long the sell-off will last.