Gold rallied on Tuesday, pushing gold mining stocks as much as 11 percent higher, as investors switched into risk aversion mode.» Read More
After the steep drop in homebuilder sentiment in February, Wednesday's housing starts report could have more impact than usual.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Monday:
Marc Faber is not exactly known for making rosy prognostications. But there's one sector he'd actually recommend buying right now.
Stocks closed near session lows Tuesday, with major averages logging their biggest declines since June, after two Federal Reserve Presidents said the central bank could begin tapering its easy-money program as early as September.
Stocks squeezed out small gains in lackluster trading Monday, with the S&P 500 closing at a new high, but a batch of mixed earnings reports and weaker-than-expected existing home sales kept a damper on gains.
Stocks held their gains Wednesday, extending their rally from the previous session, after the weaker-than-expected final read on first-quarter gross domestic product diminished worries that the Fed would rein in its stimulus measures in the immediate future.
Stocks finished modestly higher Friday with major indexes posting their third week in positive territory and the Dow and S&P 500 closing at new record highs.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday:
The collapse in bullion prices may rekindle gold mining takeovers as Chinese companies and other investors step in to rescue small and mid-sized miners.
In an investor briefing to be distributed late Tuesday or Wednesday, John Paulson will reveal that his gold fund fell more than 10 percent for the first two months of this year, said people familiar with the numbers.
Australia's flagship carrier Qantas Airways said it has received compensation from Boeing for delays in deliveries of the grounded 787 Dreamliner jet.
Conflict in the West African state of Mali -- the continent's third-largest gold producer -- poses "manageable" risks for miners active in the country's south as Al Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels remain confined to strongholds in the north while former colonial power France continues its offensive against militant bases.
Hedge fund giant John Paulson's tough track record in 2012 is spilling over into the gold market because his rivals are going after him, an industry watcher told CNBC.
Bargain-hunting traders in the mining space have turned to Barrick Gold.
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