• Lonmin Shares an Excellent Opportunity: Analyst Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 8:19 AM ET

    London-based company Lonmin, the platinum mining firm affected by strikes at their Marikana facility in South Africa, is a definite opportunity for investors looking to enter the sector according to Alison Turner, mining analyst at Panmure Gordon.

  • Lonmin Is a Buy: Analyst     Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 3:15 AM ET

    Alison Turner, mining analyst at Panmure Gordon & Co, told CNBC, Lonmin provides an excellent opportunity for long-term investors to get in at the current price.

  • Mass Lay Offs in Platinum Sector Due: Expert     Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 4:40 AM ET

    Robert Besseling, senior Africa forecaster at Exclusive Analysis, told CNBC, unions have completely lost control of the situation at the Lonmin mine which could lead to an extended period of industrial action and violence.

  • Metals Soar on Hopes for Stimulus     Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 1:31 PM ET

    Platinum continues to escalate on South African unrest, and stimulus hopes in the U.S. are driving gold prices higher, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • Mining Strikes Could Spread to Anglo American Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 9:28 AM ET

    One of the world’s largest mining groups, Anglo American, could see its platinum production also affected by striking workers, according to trading company Vincom Commodities.

  • Platinum Could Sky Rocket on Miner Unrest     Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 3:45 AM ET

    Anil Kumar, group president at Vincom Commodities, told CNBC, if Anglo American gets sucked up into this problem and 40 percent of the world's production suddenly can't deliver, then the price of platinum could shoot up.

  • Platinum Hits Highest Price Since May     Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 1:31 PM ET

    Gold closes above $1,640 per ounce, and platinum hit its highest level since early May, mostly due to unrest in Africa, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • Lonmin Mine Violence Could Spread: Expert     Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 4:45 AM ET

    Robert Bessling, senior Africa forecaster at Exclusive Analysis, told CNBC, we have warned our clients of contagion risks to other platinum mines, the radical AMCU union has already recruited at these mines and there is a rising probability of violence erupting there too.

  • SA Police Kill More Than 30 Miners     Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 5:22 AM ET

    More than thirty people have been shot and killed after South African police opened fire on a crowd of striking workers at Lonmin Platinum mine. Catherine Boyle has more.

  • Gold Treads Water     Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 1:30 PM ET

    Gold traders seem to be a bit cautious as they look ahead to the Greek elections and the FOMC meeting next week, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • Gold's Identity Crisis     Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 1:33 PM ET

    Gold hovers under $1,600 at the close, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • Schlomo Tidhar, CEO, Singapore Diamond Exchange says investments in diamonds are less volatile than equities or precious metals like gold and platinum.

  • Gold Losing its Luster?     Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 10:40 AM ET

    Suki Cooper, commodities analyst at Barclays Capital, discusses the direction of gold prices on the back of European contagion fears.

  • Palladium's Revving Up Gains Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 3:24 PM ET

    Palladium raced ahead of all other metals in April. After climbing double digits in the first quarter, platinum and silver futures were down 4 and 5 percent, respectively. Both metals lost ground for the second consecutive month. Copper prices were flat, and gold seems to have lost its luster, posting its third straight monthly decline.

  • Gold Prices Show Resilience: Strategist     Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 10:49 PM ET

    Nick Trevethan, Senior Commodities Strategist, ANZ Research says gold prices have proven to be remarkably resilient, holding around $1,630.

  • Base Metals to Weaken in Short Run     Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 6:43 PM ET

    Dominic Schnider, Head Commodity Research, UBS Wealth Management sees risks for base metals to weaken in the short run due to less imports from China.

  • Platinum a Better Bet Than Gold: Trader Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 2:32 PM ET

    Gold gets all the headlines, but platinum is a better bet to put precious metals in your portfolio, Patrick Armstrong of Armstrong Investment Managers told CNBC.

  • Top Performing Commodities ETFs of 2012 Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 5:05 PM ET
    There may be no better way to appreciate the diversity of exchange traded funds than by looking at the commodities sector of the asset class. There are several hundred 100 ETFs and their close cousin, ETNs, or exchange traded notes. The group covers everything from energy to metals to agriculture to livestock. There are broad and narrow funds, ones based on an index or futures trading and still others that hold the actual commodity. There are precious and industrial metals, foodstuffs and livest

    There may be no better way to appreciate the diversity of exchange traded funds than by looking at the commodities sector of the asset class.

  • A Model Bull Portfolio Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 11:28 AM ET

    In targeting the most promising subsectors or individual commodities, consider platinum, palladium, copper and corn.

  • Metal Mania: Time to Buy?     Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 3:15 PM ET

    Gold prices moved higher today along with the euro as investors cheered a tighter fiscal pact from the EU. Should you get in on the metal mania? Jeffrey Christian, CPM Group, and Jim Steel, HSBC, discuss.

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