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  • Commodities On the Rise Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 11:01 AM ET
    Commodities On the Rise

    Gold and oil are surging today on a raised forecast for next year. Weighing in on commodities action from the trading pits, with Anthony Neglia, Tower Trading of New York City president.

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    The Arab Spring helped boost diamond prices as the region's wealthy individuals moved their cash from stocks and bonds to safe haven investments and tangible assets , a London-based fund manager told CNBC Tuesday.

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    The price of corn is the latest of a series of signals that remind investors about 2008, the year the financial crisis spread across the globe and Lehman Brothers collapsed, Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at Bank of New York Mellon, wrote in a note Monday.

  • 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, 27 Jun 2011 | 9:35 AM ET
    Making Money in Metals

    A risk adjusted trade on the volatile metals market, with John Lekas, Leader Capital CEO, and Chris Kichurchak, Strategic Wealth Partners.

  • Street Fight: China Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 12:45 PM ET
    Street Fight: China

    Discussing whether your money is safe in the China trade, with David Riedel, Riedel Research, and the Fast Money traders weigh in on precious metal trades.

  • Is Gold in Fort Knox Real? Ron Paul Wants to Know Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 9:11 AM ET
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    Are the gold bars in Fort Knox really made of the precious metal? Or has the U.S. government secretly sold off the nation's stockpile and replaced it with metal bars that are only painted gold? Ron Paul wants to find out.

  • Halftime: Does S&P Bounce Signal Bottom of a Range? Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 1:43 PM ET

    On Tuesday, chatter on the trading floor had everything to do with the market’s bounce and whether the S&P had found support, at least in the near-term.

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    Many traders are choosing gold and silver as a refuge over stocks right now. Are these precious metals really that much more valuable?

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    Markets are heading back to the "bad old days of 2010", with investors trading off headlines, rather than fundamentals and correlations between asset classes strengthening, according to research by ConvergEx.

  • Commodities Tomorrow Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Tomorrow

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

  • Global Economy Not Slowing? Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 2:40 PM ET

    Think you're seeing a slew of signs pointing to a global slowdown? Maybe not!

  • Are Diamonds the New Gold for China? Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 8:22 PM ET
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    The World Gold Council’s first quarter report shows demand from China for gold jewelry jumped 21 percent year on year to 142.9 tons, but some fund managers are betting on diamond and gem set jewelry to give higher returns.

  • Glittering Array as US Marshals Auction Ill-Gotten Gains Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 11:12 AM ET
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    How much is an elephant's weight in gold worth?  The U.S. Marshals Service could soon find out when it auctions off nearly five tons of confiscated gold and silver jewelry.

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

  • Is US Dollar's Recovery Tied to Death of Bin Laden? Monday, 9 May 2011 | 4:47 PM ET
    Saudi-born alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden is seen in this video footage recorded at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan aired by the Qatar-based satelite TV station al-Jazeera in 2001.

    There were many reasons throughout history that a currency has become the reserve money of the world, but the most common has been the country’s military might—specifically that of its navy.

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    Commodity prices may have recovered slightly from last week's sharp selloff but the downtrend is likely to stay in place for the next few months, warned analysts.

  • CFTC to Probe Speculator Role in Commodity Prices Friday, 6 May 2011 | 11:21 AM ET
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    The Commodities Futures Trading Commission will be looking at the role of speculators in recent volatile commodities pricing, Commissioner Bart Chilton told CNBC Friday.

  • Will Glencore's IPO Spark a Merger War? Friday, 6 May 2011 | 4:37 AM ET
    The Glencore logo seen in front of the Swiss commodities giant's headquarters in Baar.

    Glencore's $11 billion from its initial public offerings in London and Hong Kong will give the commodity trader considerable firepower for acquisitions and could preface a wave of consolidation in the mining sector, analysts say.

  • More Rough Seas Ahead for Silver, Options Say Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 4:17 PM ET

    When whales like George Soros and Carlos Slim are making bearish bets on silver, even usually contrarian options traders are wise enough to recognize that the tide may be turning against the commodity.