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  • Gold gets all the headlines, but platinum is a better bet to put precious metals in your portfolio, Patrick Armstrong of Armstrong Investment Managers told CNBC.

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    The price of gold, one of the most eagerly watched indicators of market confidence, is currently “too low” relative to real interest rates, according to commodities analysts at Goldman Sachs.

  • Gold

    The head of Newmont Mining tells CNBC he sees the price of gold rising to $2,000 an ounce, and the time to buy it is now before inflation "comes roaring back."

  • Finding Value in Gold Miners

    Richard O'Brien, Newmont Mining president & CEO, offers his view on gold's recent high, and where investors can make money now.

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    Friday's move higher in gold ignores a longer-term shift in investor sentiment.

  • A coal dredger tears coal from the face of the Loy Yang Open Cut coal mine in the Latrobe Valley, 150km east of Melbourne on August 13, 2009.

    Wayne Philips was not completely surprised when Onesteel announced plans to close its oil and gas pipe mill in Kembla Grange, 100km south of Sydney, the FT reports.

  • Buy Oil on Weakness?

    Is oil a buy or sell right now? Darren Wolfberg, BNP Paribas director of energy trading, says he is staying bullish on oil for the long-term.

  • Precious Metal Meltdown?

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on today's top market action, and Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, discusses what's driving the recent decline in precious metals and how to play it.

  • Stress Tests to Trigger Catalyst for Banks?

    JC O'Hara, Phoenix Partners Group, explains why bank stress test results could be the catalyst to set up financials for a breakout. The Fast Money crew also discusses whether it's time to buy on gold's weakness.

  • Show Me the Gold

    The gold bull run is still gaining steam, but as inflation worries persist, where should investors put their money? CNBC's Bob Pisani takes a look at how much the gold bar is worth.

  • Silver bar and coins

    Silvercorp Metals has been churning, and now the bulls are looking for a rally over the next month.

  • Smaller Government, Lower Taxes?

    James Grant, Grant's Interest Rate Observer, explains why he thinks the Federal Reserve's new bond-buying program will do more harm than good, saying the U.S. Treasury should begin to issue longer-dated bonds back by gold, with CNBC's Kelly Evans.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Oil Down Nearly 2 Percent

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and what's driving oil. Today, concerns over Iran seemed to wane, which helped drive prices down.

  • Materials stood out as the one sector ETF that has yet to reverse an intermediate-term downtrend, Peak Theories Research’s Abigail Doolittle said.

  • Brent Crude Futures at Highest Level in 4 Years

    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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    The heavy sell-off in gold during Wednesday’s U.S. session was driven by profit-taking, according to several strategists, who tell CNBC they expect a bounce back in the precious metal as investors use the fall as a buying opportunity. 

  • Good Time to Buy Gold With Price Drop

    Matthew Grossman, Chief Equity Market Strategist, Adam Mesh Trading Group believes the 5% fall in gold prices overnight presents an attractive buying opportunity.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Huge Plunge in Gold & Silver

    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: High Oil Prices Seen Impeding Economic Recovery

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look at how the surge in oil prices, despite Monday's pause, could impede the economic recovery in the U.S. and around the world.

  • Mining

    Investors looking for leaders to continue the market rally should stop looking at miners, despite their recent performance, Nick Nelson, European equity strategist at UBS, told CNBC.