Regarded as a safe investment, gold often shines during turbulent times when increased demand typically drives up prices. For the first time since last March, gold settled above $1,000 an ounce on Friday. Since its low back in November, when gold was just over $700 an ounce, the bullion has risen 42%. During the same period the S&P 500 has plunged 15%.
The price of Yamana Gold has followed in the general trend of the metal itself, but the stock is up more than 100 percent over the last 2.5 months. One trader is using the options to try to ride that move up...
Stocks closed higher as a rebound in oil prices boosted energy shares and offset worries about the fate of the auto industry bailout.
Stocks rode the enthusiasm over an auto makers bailout and a swift round of profit-taking to stage a rally Wednesday that offset some of the previous day's losses.
Another day, another final-hour swing. At 2:55pm, the Dow was once again drifting into negative territory. But unlike much of this week, when the markets sold off and ended at the lows of the day, a NBC News report revealing President-Elect Barack Obama’s nominee for Treasury Secretary propelled a strong late-day rally.
In this Web Extra Pete Najarian reveals where he’s spotted some interesting options action.
With oil prices sliding but the dollar rally unsteady, where will gold go? Dawn Bennett of Bennett Group Financial Services and Mike O'Rourke of BTIG Bass Trading gave CNBC their insights into precious metal.
Where are gold prices going? Gold can either consolidate through until Sept. 12 and then make a breakout from the $957 level -- or it can trade up to $1023.72 by Aug. 21, says Richard Morrish from MIG Investments.
Forget congressional bluster about "speculators" -- commodities prices have barely begun to climb. So says John Roque of Natixis Bleichroeder -- and he has ideas for investors.