Metals and Mining Precious Metals and Mining

  • 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.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Will Gold, Silver Rally Last?

    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: FOMC & 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

    Investors should make the most of recent falls in the price of gold and buy the precious metal by the summer to benefit from another record high by the end of the year, analysts said on Tuesday.

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    "It's not part of our business model. It would be wrong and we don’t do it," said the bank's commodities chief.

  • JPMorgan's Masters One-on-One

    Blythe Masters, head of global commodities at J.P. Morgan, discusses the company's strategies for commodity and derivative investments.

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    You wouldn’t know it from falling stocks, but the Fed’s apparent decision to hold off on future bond buying, or QE3, in response to an improving economy may turn out to be a very bullish omen for the equity market and the economy.

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    Diamonds are an attractive option for investors looking to diversify portfolios because they don't move in relation with other assets such as commodities and stocks, according to David Riedel, President of equity research firm Riedel Research Group.

  • Why Diamonds Are Great for Diversification

    David Riedel, President & Founder, Riedel Research Group says diamonds have almost no correlation with commodities, gold and equities, making them a great way for investors to diversify.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Copper Leads Metal Rally

    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 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.

  • Gold bars

    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.