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  • Time to Pick Up Rio, BHP as Carbon Tax Bites: Analyst

    As Australian miners take a hit on the markets from the unveiling of the country’s carbon tax plan, one analyst says now is the time to buy shares of mining heavyweights Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.

  • Common Politics Muddy Waters in Rare Earth Discovery Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 10:39 AM ET

    The discovery of huge deposits of so-called 'rare earth' minerals, used in high technology products, on the Pacific sea floor should ease long-term supply constraints and end a Chinese monopoly, which had been causing strategic concerns in the West, analysts said.

  • Lynas' Rare Earths Project Faces Protests, Opposition Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 10:55 PM ET

    A $230 million refinery being built here in an effort to break China’s global chokehold on rare earth metals is plagued by environmentally hazardous construction and design problems, according to internal memos and current and former engineers on the project.

  • Culture of Bailouts to Boost Gold Stocks: Analyst Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 1:22 AM ET
    Jay Taylor of Taylor Hard Money Advisors is bullish on smaller gold mining firms as he expects gold prices to rise on Euro-zone debt worries.

    As Greece stands on the cusp of another bailout, one analyst says the fix is likely to be only temporary and he expects other Euro-zone countries to also require new rounds of funding. He believes the region's economic uncertainty will further weaken the Euro  and boost gold prices.

  • Making Money in Metals Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 9:36 AM ET
    Making Money in Metals

    The trade on metals, with Marshall Berol, Encompass Fund and Jamie Cox, Harris Financial Group.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Commodities Bubble Will Not Burst: CEO Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 6:54 AM ET

    The commodities bubble is not set to burst, and any easing off of copper prices will be temporary, Stephen Twyerould, CEO of Excelsior Mining told CNBC.

  • Asia's Fastest Growing Companies Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 8:21 PM ET
    Economists are growing increasingly alarmed about a slowdown in Asia. India’s economy posted its slowest growth in 5 quarters between January and March and Goldman Sachs has cut its growth forecast for 2011 for Asia ex-Japan to 7.8% from 8.2% previously.But despite the lower growth, Asia is the world’s fastest growing region. Consumption in China is expected to drive that economy to grow 9 percent this year, compared to a 2.6 percent growth for the U.S. economy.That growth is helping companies a

    We’ve put together a list of Asia-Pacific’s 15 fastest growing companies based on average annual revenue growth. Check out what we found!

  • A Speculative Stock Worth Looking At? Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 6:55 PM ET

    To find out more, Cramer talks with this company's CEO.

  • Weak Dollar, Strong Demand Revive Commodity Bull Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 8:13 AM ET

    Commodity prices are once again reaching record highs, supported by a weak dollar and improving global demand, whether it be speculative or not.

  • Copper Tubing

    The bears on global growth have pointed to the commodity rout in May as a sign that a global economic apocalypse is lurking around the corner. Here's why they're wrong!

  • Trader Brian Kelly agrees with the headline making call from Goldman Sachs to go long oil. And here's how he's playing it.

  • Call to the Floor: Cliffs Natural Resources Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
    Call to the Floor: Cliffs Natural Resources

    Citi says this company is its "best idea" in the mining sector. Should the nation's largest iron ore miner be part of your portfolio? Laurie Brlas, Cliffs Natural Resources CFO, and the Fast Money traders weigh in.

  • Cramer: Hewlett-Packard's Problems Are 'Severe' Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 3:13 PM ET

    But is the stock a buy? The "Mad Money" host weighs in.

  • China and Copper—A Dangerous Carry Trade Monday, 16 May 2011 | 9:55 AM ET
    Copper Tubing

    What would you do if you were a property developer or businessperson in China and needed to borrow money but because loan demand was so strong and the government so concerned with easy credit, that normal financing was unavailable?

  • In Gold, Play the Shares Not the Metal: Fund Manager Monday, 16 May 2011 | 2:55 AM ET
    Gold coins and bar

    Some hedge funds have lost hundreds of millions of dollars in the recent commodity market blow-off and it has certainly reintroduced an element of two-way action back into the trade.

  • SouthGobi CEO: Ready for Slowing Chinese Coal Demand Friday, 13 May 2011 | 12:39 AM ET

    China’s slowing growth in industrial output does not reflect softening demand for coal, says Alexander Molyneux, CEO China-focused coal miner SouthGobi Resources, who expects demand to be supported by a lack of supply.

  • Commodities Supercycle is Alive and Kicking: Pro Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 2:06 AM ET

    Despite the sharp sell-off in commodities in Wednesday's U.S. session, one mining executive is convinced the supercycle is very much alive.

  • Bound to Rebound, Buy Gold: HSBC Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 1:45 AM ET

    Following a dramatic couple of weeks for those holding gold, HSBC has told clients the precious metal is ‘bound to rebound’ and that they could use the losses as a buying opportunity.

  • The Twitter Factor Monday, 9 May 2011 | 6:48 PM ET

    Why the “Mad Money” host thinks Twitter can be a contra-indicator.