Metals and Mining Precious Metals and Mining

  • The open pit mine at Molycorp's rare earths mining and processing facility stands in Mountain Pass, California, U.S.

    Molycorp is delaying its quarterly results and annual report as it has yet to determine the size of a goodwill impairment charge it will have to book in the fourth quarter, it said on Thursday.

  • Investment demand for gold in Vietnam could be a quarter less in 2013 than last year as the government tightens its grip on the bullion market to stabilize the country's currency.

  • Santelli:  ETFs and the Creation of 'Gold Paper'

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks wiht Frank Lesh, FuturePath Trading, about the way ETFs have changed the way investors trade the precious metal.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Oil Outlook

    With U.S. oil prices at the lowest levels of the year, traders are looking ahead to the U.S. Energy Department's weekly gauge of oil inventories on Wednesday. CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports that analysts are expecting crude supplies to have risen by 2.6 million barrels in the past week.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Eyes on Iran

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, where a rising dollar hit oil today. Traders continue to watch Iran, what's happening in Europe, and look ahead to Ben Bernanke's testimony tomorrow. And investors leave gold ETFs.

  • Gold has found itself unable to extend its decade-long rally into 2013 – all the more curious given that central bank easing still continues to flow and global risks abound.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Gold Down 6% This Year

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Heavy Selling Across the Board

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Gold Nears 'Death Cross' Sparking Technical Selling

    Traders warn of more selling as the precious metal's short-term trend line falls below its longer-term trend line, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson. (1:26)

  • Stock in 60 Seconds: BHP Billiton

    CNBC's Matthew Taylor takes on the challenge of the daily 'Stock in 60 Seconds' segment and looks at shares of BHP Billiton to observe the impact of CEO Marius Klopper's resignation.

  • Will Gas Price Spike Curb Demand?

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson looks ahead to key energy reports this week. Retail gasoline demand data released by MasterCard SpendingPulse on Wednesday will likely show impact of higher prices on U.S. consumers, she says. Traders and analysts are also anxiously awaiting this week's report on gasoline supplies and demand from US Energy Information Administration, scheduled for release at 11am ET on Thursday.

  • Rich Ilczyszyn, founder and chief market strategist of iiTrader, on what's troubling the yellow metal now.

  • Labor Unrest in South Africa Pushing up Costs

    Nick Trevethan, Senior Commodities Strategist at ANZ Research says the recent labor unrest in South Africa will push prices higher on mining services. He predicts gold could reach the 1,890 level.

  • Workers of the Hellenic Gold company walk in a lot among burned-out cars in the forest of Skouries. Dozens of hooded men firebombed the premises, injuring a guard and damaging containers, cars and trucks.

    About 40 masked attackers raided a disputed gold-mining project in northern Greece early on Sunday, setting fire to machinery and lightly injuring four security guards, police said.

  • Gold bounced back from a drubbing that sent the precious metal to a six-month low late last week, however, analysts say further upside is dependent on whether gold can hold on to a key support level over the next few days.

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    At this point, should you buy any more gold?

  • Despite fundamentals that should be contributing to a strong rally, gold is clearly losing steam. A slow decline that began late last year is quickly snowballing into a sell off.

  • Global miner Anglo American posted a sharp drop in 2012 earnings, hit by tumbling earnings from all core units and writedowns to the value of its troubled platinum assets and the flagship Minas Rio iron ore project in Brazil.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Nat Gas Hit Again

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses crude's climb on geopolitical concerns over Iran's nuclear program. And natural gas got hit after weekly inventories had less of a draw than expected. Silver also had a bad day.

  •  Headwinds That Will Hurt Rio Tinto Earnings

    Mark Taylor, Senior Resources Analyst, Morningstar explains how declining commodity prices and the Australian dollar's safe haven status will lower Rio's earnings.