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  • With gold on the rise again, Wells Fargo says this precious metal is in a bubble that’s about to burst.

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    When the markets spook investors, one of the first flights to safety is gold. It's the woobie blanket of investing.

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    Central bankers are in the business of "currency manipulation," James Grant, editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, told CNBC Thursday.  He wants a "modernized, 21st century gold standard that checks the capacity of central banks to print money."

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    As gold topped a record $1800, traders that are long bullion began to get nervous that they were behind a trade that may not have any potential new buyers left.

  • The Swiss franc, a stalwart against market turbulence, fell like a rock Thursday, in part on speculation that it could be temporarily anchored to the euro.

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    With the price of gold soaring to record levels, the precious metal has become that much more dear. Where and how should gold buyers store their bullion and coins?

  • Indian customers look at gold jewellery items on display at the Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri (TBZ) store in Ahmedabad.

    Long the home of gold lovers, demand is higher than ever,  with buyers fearful prices will rise further, ahead of the traditional October-November wedding season.

  • Gold Tops $1,800

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the precious metal's nominal all-time high.

  • Does the 635 point drop in the Dow on Monday signal capitulation? Or is the market bouncing before the next leg down?

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    Most investors these days play gold through mutual funds and exchange-traded funds but the investment strategy of these vehicles varies widely, as have their performance  relative to the metal's decade-long rally.

  • The West is close the point where its paper currency system is insolvent, and as a result gold is heading to $5,000 an ounce, according to the manager of a gold fund.

  • The “Mad Money” host recommends investors closely monitor these two areas in particular.

  • Commodities are something many investors can relate to. What's not to like about corn, crude oil, or gold? Some commodities have been on a tear in recent months while others have significantly fallen off their highs. In fact, the a global commodity benchmark tracking 19 commodities mostly traded in the U.S., is down 32 percent from its all-time high back in July 2008. So far in 2011, the CRB index is down 3.8 percent compared to an 8.2 percent loss for the S&P 500. Despite that trend, several in

    CNBC’s Analytics Team compiled a list of the 10 best and worst performing commodities in the CRB index. Click ahead to learn about the hot and the not-so-hot commodities of 2011.

  • Commodities 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.

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    Foster Kamer of The New York Observer has a good piece on gold. We spoke for quite some time recently about the eye-popping run gold has had and how this has many people worried that it is a bubble.

  • Gold on Fire!

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson with details on gold's new high and what's driving up the precious metal.

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    Two analysts told CNBC Monday that in Wall Street's current tough environment, investors have to look to large companies for a safe haven, particularly if those companies have a lot of cash on their balance sheets.

  • Newmont Mining Chief Executive Richard O'Brien said gold will go up to $1,750 an ounce in 2012, due to inflationary pressures and continued uncertainty in U.S. and European economies.

  • Commodities supplies may not be able to keep pace with demand in the future mining giant Anglo American wanred on Friday as it reported first half profits which smashed expectations.

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    The price of gold could beat the record high of $1,609.51 an ounce it hit earlier this week, a fund manager told CNBC Thursday.