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  • Molycorp has said in filings with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, it had received 20 potential bids. On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that potential buyers from China and Australia submitted nonbinding bids of more than $700 million for Molycorp's processing operations. The auction would include the company's closed mine in Mountain Pass,...

  • How a bear makes money Friday, 8 Jan 2016 | 1:57 PM ET
    How a bear makes money

    David Tice of Tice Capital Management explains why he's bearish on most stocks and where he sees potential profits.

  • Fed hike’s impact on gold Friday, 8 Jan 2016 | 4:20 AM ET
    Fed hike’s impact on gold

    Macquarie precious metals analyst, Matthew Turner explains why he believes 2016’s second quarter could be “difficult” for safe havens like gold.

  • Gold is being driven by geopolitics: Citi Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 11:43 PM ET
    Gold is being driven by geopolitics: Citi

    Gold is gaining as a safe haven bid more from the geopolitical tensions in North Korea and Middle East, than from the market turmoil, notes Ivan Szpakowski, commodities strategist at Citi.

  • 'Gold is not a short-term spike' Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 5:39 PM ET
    'Gold is not a short-term spike'

    It's not just the current volatility but also fundamentals that are supporting gold prices above $1,100, notes George Gero, precious metals strategist and global futures VP at RBC Capital Markets.

  • Traders seek safety in gold Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 1:33 PM ET
    Traders seek safety in gold

    As stocks sell off, traders are flocking to the gold, sending the safe haven past the $1,100 mark.

  • U.S. gold jewelry imports reach 7-year high in October Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 12:29 PM ET

    "The United States continued to import large volumes of gold jewelry in October," Erica Rannestad, senior analyst of precious metals demand at GFMS, said in an email late on Wednesday. "Gold prices averaged 25 percent lower that month than a year earlier, buoying demand for jewelry made with gold amid a strong United States dollar." "Gold prices rose in much of October,...

  • Gold could shine again as a safe haven Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 10:00 AM ET
    Gold could shine again as a safe haven

    Spot gold prices rose for a fifth successive day on Thursday amid the volatility in global equity markets.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude hit on glut Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude hit on glut

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • Commodities tomorrow: WTI drops 2% Tuesday, 5 Jan 2016 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: WTI drops 2%

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • The world's largest blue Sapphire is discovered in Sri Lanka

    The blue gem could be worth up to $175M

  • Is it the right time to flee to safe havens? Monday, 4 Jan 2016 | 10:14 PM ET
    Is it the right time to flee to safe havens?

    It might be time for investors to seek safe haven investments, especially since U.S. equity markets appeal fully valued, says Kevin Caron, portfolio manager at Stifel.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil pops, then drops Monday, 4 Jan 2016 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Oil pops, then drops

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • Heavy metals: Will the base nightmare continue? Sunday, 3 Jan 2016 | 5:00 PM ET
    A worker inside the Codelco Ventanas copper refinery in Ventanas, Chile.

    Unfortunately for those in the base metals space, it's grim when the primary bull case involves bankruptcy.

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 31- Gold was little changed on the last trading session of the year, but looked set to post its third straight annual loss, undermined by a robust dollar and prospects of higher U.S. interest rates. Gold could drop to $1,000 or below but could recover slightly in the second half of the year, he said. Gold prices have been influenced a great deal by U.S....

  • 2015's top metal could see more gains next year Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 | 9:33 AM ET
    The Ranger uranium mine in Kakadu National Park, Australia

    Radioactive metal uranium was the top-performing mining commodity in price terms this year and looks set to gain further in 2016.

  • *Gold reverses previous session's decline. LONDON, Dec 29- Gold edged up on Tuesday in response to a flat dollar and slightly firmer oil prices, but the metal is heading for its third consecutive year of losses on prospects of rising U.S. interest rates. Gold is likely to end 2015 down nearly 10 percent, mostly due to expectations that higher U.S. interest rates will...

  • *Gold reverses previous session's decline. LONDON, Dec 29- Gold edged up on Tuesday in response to a softer dollar and more stable oil prices, but the metal is heading for its third consecutive year of losses on prospects of rising U.S. interest rates. Gold is likely to end 2015 down nearly 10 percent, mostly due to expectations that higher U.S. interest rates will hit...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Low oil prices hits Saudi Arabia hard

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • *Gold down 9 pct in 2015, eyes 6th straight quarterly loss. LONDON, Dec 28- Gold edged lower on Monday in line with a retreat in oil prices, giving up some of last week's gains, but moves were muted in thin liquidity in a holiday-shortened week. Gold rose nearly 1 percent during Christmas week, but remains on track to fall for a sixth successive quarter, its longest run of...