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  • Commodities Tomorrow:

    Mixed data out of China drove oil prices down today. The metals were down across the board during the trading day, but settled slightly higher.

  • There was a mysterious move in gold just before the jobs report release. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Oil On the Rise

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil continued its climb. Nat gas prices plummeted on a 111bcf build. And gold rose on the weak dollar.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Big Drawdown from Cushing

    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.

  • Business of Minting Gold Coins

    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.

  • Business of Minting Coins Thrives

    Despite the precious metal's trek into bear territory, there is record demand for gold coins, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • Global Appetite for Gold Gets Physical

    Jason Toussaint, World Gold Council, offers insight into where investors are seeking golden opportunities in emerging markets.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Gold Standard Ended 80 Years Ago

    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.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Outage in the North Sea

    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.

  • Gold Bull's Bold Call

    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."

  • Gold Futures Forecast

    Lou Brien, DRW Trading Group, takes a closer look at the precious metal and what investors can expect in the coming months.

  • An employee holds the 100-Carat perfect diamond at Sotheby's auction house.

    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.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Gold Passes $1,400

    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.

  • Bear vs Bull: Joy Global

    Fast Money traders Stephen Weiss and Jon Najarian debate the play on the mining company after it lowers its guidance.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Can Gold Keep its Momentum?

    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.

  • Are Diamonds an Investor's Best Friend?

    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.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Hurricane Forecast & Energy

    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.

  • Trading Buzz Before the Bell

    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.