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  • 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.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Reasons for Lower Prices

    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.

  • 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.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Eye on Gold

    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 fell to a five-week low Monday, and the spread between Brent and WTI decreased. The trade is being influenced by pipeline movements, she says.

  • As leaders from around the world meet this week to discuss fears of competitive currency devaluations, analysts told CNBC the currency war could lead to a sharp rise in gold prices in the second half of this year, after a falloff in the first half.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Strength in Brent Crude

    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.

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  • Trader Buzz on Oil and Gold

    Sean Hyman, Ultimate Wealth Report editor; and Carl Larry, Oil Outlooks and Opinions president, provide the play on metals, and the outlook on oil.

  • India's central bank could limit gold imports by banks in "extreme circumstances," it said on Wednesday, as it put forward measures to help the world's biggest consumer of gold rein in purchases and battle a record-high current account deficit.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Snow's on the Way

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, and says the market is keeping a close eye on natural gas supplies, which will be announced tomorrow..

  • Futures Now: Playing Platinum

    The Futures Now team discuss the trade on industrial metals versus precious metals.