SANTIAGO, May 30- Copper output in world No. 1 producer Chile fell in April as some mines in the central part of the country were hit by heavy rains and ore grades continued to decline, the government said on Monday. Chile, which produces one-third of the world's copper, is struggling with dwindling ore grades in many of its aging deposits at a time when mining... » Read More
CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Traders are unsure of the economy and the Fed's intent. The big question is, how soon will the Fed start talking about raising rates.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson provides a first-hand look at the minting process for collectible precious metal coins, from the West Point Mint, where all American Eagle coins are produced.
Despite the precious metal's trek into bear territory, there is record demand for gold coins, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson.
Jason Toussaint, World Gold Council, offers insight into where investors are seeking golden opportunities in emerging markets.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil inventory numbers come in tomorrow and it's the 80th anniversary of the end of the gold standard in the U.S., while the precious metal continues to see downward pressure.
Retail investors remained positive on gold in May, despite a sharp fall in demand, said BullionVault, an online trading platform for gold and silver.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A major oil outage in the North Sea could impact oil prices. And a lot of shorts in the gold market are causing prices to rise.
The Fast Money traders provide their plays on Merck, Microsoft and Best Buy. And Rick Rule, Sprout Asset Management, explains why he thinks gold prices are due for a "technical recovery."
Lou Brien, DRW Trading Group, takes a closer look at the precious metal and what investors can expect in the coming months.
Resource funds have had a tough run so far this year, but diamond miners have managed to emerge relatively unscathed, with many stocks surging this year.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Gold passed $1,400 today in light of weak economic data and could continue higher. The draw on gasoline inventories helped push prices higher, and natural gas hovered around the $4 mark.
Fast Money traders Stephen Weiss and Jon Najarian debate the play on the mining company after it lowers its guidance.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was up on the day, largely due to the increasing tensions in the Middle East. Gold has climbed above $1,400, but can it stay there?
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has sliced its 2013 outlook for silver, in a warning sign for investors that view it as a leading indicator for gold.
Jan Maarten Asscher, managing director at Pink Iguana, explains why investors are turning to diamonds as an alternative to equities and what the industry's biggest trends are at the moment.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The hurricane forecast is for 7 to 11 hurricanes this season, which could be bullish for the energy markets. Nat gas was up on the day because storage levels rose less than expected.
John Lynch, Wells Fargo Private Bank, and Mark Lehmann, JMP Securities, discuss what's likely driving the recent rally, and what they hope to hear from the Fed's Bernanke when he testifies later this morning on Capitol Hill.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Traders remain focused firmly on tomorrow's testimony from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. And expectations for this week's oil inventories.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look factors that contributed to the major reversal in precious metals on Monday and what sent oil prices to a 7-week high. She also discusses events in the the coming days that could impact the price action in energy and metals.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. After the dollar slipped, oil and gasoline futures climbed a bit. Nat gas was down on a bigger-than-expected build. A mixed picture in the metals markets, as well.