Materials and Metals


  • Market Tips: Buy Real Assets, Forget Paper Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | 6:24 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Global stocks rose on Wednesday, with sentiment lifted by upbeat economic data out of China. Experts told CNBC investors should forget about currencies and fixed income and rather focus on benefiting from asset-price inflation by getting into real assets.

  • Stones to Make Your Portfolio Sparkle and Shine Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009 | 5:05 AM ET
    Flawless pear-shaped 72.22-carat diamond

    The gem market, like most others, has taken strain since the economic downturn hit. But with the climate improving and with prices below their estimates, could now be the time to add sparkle to your portfolio?

  • Market Tips: Gold Price May Still Go Up Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | 5:29 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Global stocks rose and the dollar fell on Monday after the Group of 20 pledged to keep stimulus in place until recovery was assured. But experts told CNBC gold is still king and the dollar will be on the defensive as more investors look towards currencies such as the Australian dollar.

  • Market Tips: All Is Not Well with This Rally Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 4:59 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Global stocks were mostly higher Friday ahead of the U.S. jobs report for October. But experts told CNBC they are skeptical of the current stock rally and see a bubble forming in all asset classes.

  • Market Tips: It's Time to Short Treasurys Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 5:09 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Global stocks were in the green on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Open Monetary Committee's interest-rate announcement. Economists expect the U.S. central bank to keep interest rates low "for an extended period," even as the economy shows signs of improving.

  • Market Tips: Yen Carry Trade Still Strong Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | 5:41 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Global stocks were down sharply Tuesday as investors continued to fret over the early removal of government stimulus, particularly in the financial sector. Experts told CNBC the yen remains the favorite among the carry trades.

  • Market Tips: Risk Aversion Is Back Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 5:30 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Global stocks were mostly lower on Monday, sticking close to one-month lows as news of CIT Group finally filed for bankruptcy underscored the continuing fragility of parts of the financial sector. Experts told CNBC safe-haven trading is back – for now.

  • Market Tips: Recovery Strength Is Underestimated Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 7:17 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Global stocks were mixed Friday after the Dow's 2 percent gain overnight on better-than-expected U.S. GDP figures that showed the world's biggest economy exited recession in the third quarter.

  • Market Tips: Oil Is Now Vulnerable Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 6:33 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Global stocks were mixed on Thursday, with Asian shares closing lower, while European shares edged up to trade flat on the day, ahead of U.S. third-quarter GDP data. Experts told CNBC that despite an expected rise in activity in the world's largest economy, oil is still susceptible to a drop in price.

  • Market Tips: Stocks Still Have Upside Momentum Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 7:16 AM ET

    Global stocks were lower on Wednesday on worries of the pace of the economic recovery after a dip in U.S. consumer confidence. But experts told CNBC the market still has upward momentum.

  • Market Tips: A Healthy Pullback Will Set Up New Rally Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | 7:47 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed on Tuesday, as Asian shares followed Wall Street's overnight selloff, while European share rose on the back of a positive outlook from BP. Experts told CNBC a pullback would be healthy as it will set up the market for another rally.

  • Market Tips: Go Back to Basics Monday, 26 Oct 2009 | 6:57 AM ET

    Global stocks rose on Monday, starting the week in positive territory, ahead of another host of corporate earnings results. Experts told CNBC investors should begin to return to a fundamentals-focused portfolio.

  • Market Tips: Stocks at Back-End of Rally Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 5:16 AM ET

    Global stocks fell on Thursday, tracking Wall Street's overnight losses as some corporate earnings disappoint. The dollar rose while oil and gold took a breather. Experts told CNBC markets are heading for a down period, so it may be wise to invest in safe-haven gold.

  • Market Tips: Stocks to Lose 5-10% Then Move Higher Wednesday, 21 Oct 2009 | 5:04 AM ET

    Global stocks were in the red on Wednesday as profit taking in technology stocks pushed Asian shares lower. Experts told CNBC there is a small correction ahead, then stocks can move upwards from there.

  • Market Tips: One More Leg Up for the Rally Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 6:48 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed Tuesday, with European shares falling after hitting new one-year closing highs in the previous trading session. Experts told CNBC the rally still has one more leg up but they urge investors to approach it with caution.

  • Global stocks began the week in positive territory Monday as the dollar dipped against major currencies and another wave of corporate results is due out this week.

  • S&P Rally Losing its Mojo: Charts Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | 6:25 AM ET

    The S&P 500 index is likely to continue trading higher, but investors should remain wary of the market, as it lacks distinct momentum, Chris Locke, managing director at Oystertrade.com Management, said.

  • $17 Million 'Gem of Tanzania' Actually Worth $160 Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 9:42 AM ET
    Gem of Tanzania

    An enormous precious stone listed on a now bankrupt company's books for the value of 11 million pounds ($17.4 million) is probably not worth more than 100 pounds, British media reported Friday.

  • China Yuan Float Could Come Soon: Jim Rogers Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 6:23 AM ET

    China has had recurring periods of greatness and recurring periods of disaster and now is the time to be in China, Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC as China celebrates 60 years of communist rule.

  • Where Jim Rogers Would Invest $1 Million Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 5:33 AM ET

    Commodities are the best area to invest in, as they protect against inflation and prices will rise if Asia's economies take off, Jim Rogers, CEO of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC Thursday.

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