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  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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.