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  • Commodities Tomorrow

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look at the factors behind oil's recent rally and how the surge will impact prices at the pump.

  • Open cast mining for iron ore.

    Global mining groups, such as BHP Billiton, Vale and Anglo American, are pruning their expansive portfolios, as calls from shareholders for greater focus and spending discipline prompt them to shed non-core assets.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Keeping an Eye on Iran

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson on oil price action in the day ahead, with an outlook on EU sanctions against Iran and tomorrow's meeting with Western countries about its nuclear program.

  • Gold Eases After ISM Data

    Ira Epstein, The Linn Group, discusses the precious metal heading back into positive territory after a weak reading on manufacturing data this morning.

  • Staff of Perth Mint celebrating after their one-ton 2012 gold coin featuring a bounding red Kangaroo won the title of the world's largest by the Guinness World Records.

    Gold coins sales at The Perth Mint may have fallen in the past three months as investors remain wary amid continued market volatility but staff at Australia's oldest producer of precious metal coins have reason to be upbeat: their one-ton 2012 gold coin featuring a bounding red Kangaroo just won the title of the world's largest by the Guinness World Records.

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    Global demand for gold fell five percent in the first quarter to 1,097.6 tones, according to the World Gold Council (WGC), driven by a decline in jewelry and central bank buying.

  • A 'Golden'  Opportunity Ahead of Greek Elections

    A look at how to hedge investments with the precious metal and discussing whether gold is on the verge of a major comeback, with Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors CEO & CIO.

  • Reel of uninsulated copper wire

    China’s copper imports surged in May, rising 65 percent over the previous year and fueling hopes of a pickup in growth for the world’s second-largest economy. But experts say that country’s appetite for the industrial metal is “opportunistic” and doesn’t reflect economic fundamentals.

  • Gold

    Oil and gold will make the best trades ahead of a potential fresh round of quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve, Joe Clark, Founder and CIO of Financial Enhancement Group, told CNBC.

  • Sell Into Current Commodity Rally

    Philip Silverman, Managing Partner, Kingsview Management recommends selling into the current rally in commodities as global growth is set to slow.

  • Gold

    The Market Vectors Gold Miners Index exchange-traded fund drew some bullish option activity yesterday as traders focus increasingly on precious metals.

  • Reel of uninsulated copper wire

    The price of copper will stay above $8,000 this year despite a slowdown in China, the world’s biggest consumer of the metal, according to Kemal Bagci, director at RBS Markets.

  • Gold

    Global demand for gold fell five percent in the first quarter to 1,097.6 tones, according to the World Gold Council (WGC), driven by a decline in jewelry and central bank buying.

  • Reel of uninsulated copper wire

    With gold prices surging in recent years, the semiconductor industry has been increasingly replacing the precious metal with the more affordable copper in the wire bonding process, leading to huge savings in the cost of manufacturing a chip.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Gold's Big 1-Day Gain

    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.

  • Are things looking up for this gold miner? Check out the interview.

  • Trader Buzz From the Floor

    A check on the latest market moves, with Scott Bauer, Trading Advantage senior market strategist; and CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on the direction of metals and energy in the commodities markets.

  • Gold

    A wireless conference may be the last place you'd expect to see a precious metals refinery company, but precious metals are prevalent in cellular devices and once stripped down, those metals can be cashed in.

  • Buffett on the Golden Trade

    Billionaire investor, Warren Buffett explains why he doesn't see any value in the gold trade.

  • Palladium

    Palladium raced ahead of all other metals in April. After climbing double digits in the first quarter, platinum and silver futures were down 4 and 5 percent, respectively. Both metals lost ground for the second consecutive month. Copper prices were flat, and gold seems to have lost its luster, posting its third straight monthly decline.