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  Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 3:52 PM ET

QE to Push Gold, Silver Higher: Silver Wheaton CEO

Posted By: Drew Sandholm

So long as central banks around the world continue efforts to stimulate their economies by quantitative easing, the price of gold and silver will likely push higher, Silver Wheaton CEO Randy Smallwood said Thursday on CNBC.

(Read More: CNBC Explains 'Economy')

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  Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 11:27 AM ET

Are You Buying Gold?

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Gold eased on Thursday, sticking to tight ranges after the European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged and as the focus turns to an imminent press conference that could give further clues on monetary policy.

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  Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

What Metal Are You Buying?

Gold edged higher on Wednesday, recovering early losses, as stocks came under pressure from renewed concerns over the euro zone economy, and on caution ahead of a European Central Bank meeting later this week.

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  Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

Pro: Levels to Watch on Gold

Posted By: Rich Ilczyszyn
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It's probably the most frustrating trade of this young year: gold.

Between the Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan and Bank of England in all-out race to debase their respective currencies, you would think gold would be the trade this year. I certainly did.

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  Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 4:44 PM ET

Think the Bond Bull Is Dead—Think Again

Posted By: Lee Brodie

Headlines couldn't be more bullish for stocks. On a daily basis it seems investors hear another reason why the Dow or S&P is about to explode.

However, if you think the bond bull is failing, MacNeil Curry, top FX and rates strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says you're sorely mistaken.

Curry told CNBC's "Futures Now" that he thinks the march higher in yields is nearly done. "In the 10 year, I think we top out in yield between 2.05 percent and 2.10 percent," he said.

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  Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 12:21 PM ET

Iuorio: What This Metal's Rally Is Saying About the Economy?

Posted By: Jim Iuorio

Plenty of traders watch gold and silver but top trader Jim Iuorio is watching another metal entirely - platinum.

Following is his analysis:

On Monday, April platinum futures at the CME broke out of a clear sideways consolidation pattern, and now appear to be poised for more gains.

Platinum is reacting to a couple of things, but the most important catalyst is the talk of a global supply shortage. Beyond this, though, there are plenty of macro reasons to get into platinum right now.

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  Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 11:55 AM ET

Are Rates Going Higher or Lower?

U.S. Treasuries prices fell on Tuesday after less worrisome data on European business activity in 10 months raised hopes of an economic recovery in the region, stoking selling of safe-haven government debt.

The market sell-off was also spurred by lower yields on Italian and Spanish sovereign debt after they jumped on Monday on worries about possible major political shake-ups in euro zone's third and fourth biggest economies.

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  Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 11:27 AM ET

Moment of Truth for Gold: Ilczyszyn

Posted By: Rich Ilczyszyn

Gold consolidated towards the upper end of its range yesterday, after bouncing off of a trend line that starts with the Jan. 5 low.

With the current price action against $1,680, gold is now bracing against a resistance trend line from the late November highs.

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  Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 11:34 AM ET

Why This Week Will Be a Bad One for Oil: Ilczyszyn

Posted By: Rich Ilczyszyn
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Energy bulls appear to be confident. According to the weekly Commitment of Traders report, big money and producers have raised their long bets on oil for the seventh week, to a nine-month high.

Nonetheless, crude oil continues to run into the major resistance wall at $98.12, with a $98.15 high on Friday.

Meanwhile, the U.S. dollar index pressed to new swing lows, testing the zone under 79. This will create support for crude oil and other commodities.

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  Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 12:51 PM ET

What the Jobs Report Means for Bonds: Iuorio

Posted By: Jim Iuorio

We got the January jobs report, and the headline number was that 157,000 jobs were created.

To me, though, one aspect of the numbers resonates louder than the rest — and it explains why rates are plummeting in the face of decent economic news.

Both the November and December jobs number releases enjoyed significant upward revisions. And the current number was in line with forecasts. Despite those newly discovered jobs, the unemployment rate actually ticked up to 7.9 percent.

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