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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

    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

    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.