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Gold and Other Precious Metals 2011

  • A Gold Rush Without The Rush Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:32 PM ET
    A jeweller weighs gold jewellery at a shop in Ahmedabad on October 7, 2010. Gold surged to a record 1,356.50 USD an ounce in Hong Kong trade. Dealers are buying up the precious metal as the USD remains under pressure amid concerns over the global economy and as dealers look to invest in the safe haven in times of uncertainty. AFP PHOTO/ Sam PANTHAKY (Photo credit should read SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

    These should be boom times for the mining business in California and Nevada.  There is no "rush" in the new gold rush.

  • All Gold Roads Lead to the Rand Refinery Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 1:28 PM ET
    Production of gold bars is seen at the Rand Refinery in South Africa.

    A look inside South Africa's Rand Refinery, where the world's gold is refined, then delivered all over the globe to: banks, mints, industrial manufacturers and jewelry makers.

  • Why Gold Vaulting May Trump Futures Trading Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 12:59 PM ET

    Gold Bullion International's CEO explains the advantages.  "When you own a real asset, there's no counterparty risk between you and the real asset," he says

  • Gold's Secret Hiding Place Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 1:03 PM ET

    Almost no one outside the sponsor (the World Gold Council) has ever seen the gold in the world's largest vault — until now.

  • Gold Standard Comeback Enjoys Support Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 12:32 PM ET

    The  age-old idea is attracting new fans, amid growing investor concern that enormous government borrowing is weakening the dollar and spark hyper-inflation.

  • Hunting For Gold In World's Deepest Mine Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 12:00 PM ET
    The deepest mine in the world. The Mponeng mine owned by AngloGold Ashanti, just one hour outside of Johannesburg.

    Gold is increasingly harder to find, forcing thousands of miners to drill deeper, at higher costs and greater danger.

  • Poll: Key Gold-Price Driver Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:41 PM ET

    The precious metal has quintupled in price over the past decade, but there's considerable debate as to why.

  • With fiscal instability plaguing the U.S. and Europe, some want a return to the past and a restraint on money supply.

  • CNBC Poll: Which Metal Play Is Best? Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:42 PM ET

    From the popular precious metals gold and silver, to more niche plays like copper, palladium, and platinum, which metal will be the best investment going forward?

  • 10 Commodities With the Biggest Price Moves Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 11:56 AM ET
    Commodities are something many investors can relate to. What's not to like about corn, crude oil, or gold? Some commodities have been on a tear in recent months while others have significantly fallen off their highs. In fact, the a global commodity benchmark tracking 19 commodities mostly traded in the U.S., is down 32 percent from its all-time high back in July 2008. So far in 2011, the CRB index is down 3.8 percent compared to an 8.2 percent loss for the S&P 500. Despite that trend, several in

    CNBC’s Analytics Team compiled a list of the 10 best and worst performing commodities in the CRB index. Click ahead to learn about the hot and the not-so-hot commodities of 2011.

  • GOP Leadership

    GOP candidates could get ahead by advocating gold-backed money, says blogger Jeffrey Bell.

  • Go for Gold: Cramer Bullish on Bullion Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 7:34 PM ET

    Europe’s rocky outlook contributed to a market selloff — and a golden opportunity.

  • Did Dennis Gartman Move Out of Gold? Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 1:02 PM ET

    Dennis Gartman signaled a shift away from gold and into equities Wednesday, leading “Fast Money” traders to examine what it means.

  • Will Weaker Gold Make US Dollar a Better Bet? Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | 1:44 PM ET

    Maybe gold isn’t all glitter — especially in a crisis, “Fast Money” traders said Thursday after the precious metal saw a midday sell-off.

  • Golden Age Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    What is it about gold that makes people so passionate, crazy, paranoid?  Our special report answers that question and more. We'll take you to mines in South Africa, gold bank vaults in London, trading pits in New York  and the shop floor of a huge gold-jewelry manufacturer in Louisiana.

  • Beyond Gold, What Else? Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:39 PM ET
    Copper Tubing

    Like commodities in general, metals help investors diversify as their performance bears little resemblance to that of stocks.

  • Who's Buying Gold? Err, Everyone Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:33 PM ET

    As demand outpaces the constrained small supply of gold — who has the most?

  • Gold: A Brief History Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:35 PM ET
    An Apulian red-figure calyx crater depicting Jason bringing Pelias the Golden Fleece, circa 340 BC–330 BC.

    Gold has had a hold on mankind since it was first mined in the Copper Age.

  • How the Gold Business Operates Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 12:42 PM ET
    Gold Bars

    Straight from the mines, rough gold goes through a highly complex process, and often travels around the world before it ever makes it to the consumer.

  • How To Tap The Market Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:34 PM ET
    Gold coins and bar

    From physical coins to futures, options, and ETFs -- reporter Bob Pisani breaks down  the how and where to invest in gold. 

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