CHICAGO _ Coeur Mining Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $16.7 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 22 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $166.7 million.» Read More
Miners have started to protect themselves against a fall in the price of copper as the metal’s rally, which only a few months ago looked unstoppable, has hit a wall, the Financial Times reports.
These plays might be "glaringly obvious," but Cramer said they're making investors a lot of money.
Despite mankind's ability to adapt and invent new materials and make use of new resources, humans seem "hopelessly incapable of learning past wisdom and apparently doomed to repeat past follies," according to Dylan Grice, a research analyst at Societe Generale.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Nat gas was down on the day, but remained above $5. Oil was up slightly on the day. And gold was up, as well.