These should be boom times for the mining business in California and Nevada. There is no "rush" in the new gold rush.
A look inside South Africa's Rand Refinery, where the world's gold is refined, then delivered all over the globe to: banks, mints, industrial manufacturers and jewelry makers.
Gold Bullion International's CEO explains the advantages. "When you own a real asset, there's no counterparty risk between you and the real asset," he says
Almost no one outside the sponsor (the World Gold Council) has ever seen the gold in the world's largest vault — until now.
The age-old idea is attracting new fans, amid growing investor concern that enormous government borrowing is weakening the dollar and spark hyper-inflation.
Gold is increasingly harder to find, forcing thousands of miners to drill deeper, at higher costs and greater danger.
The precious metal has quintupled in price over the past decade, but there's considerable debate as to why.
With fiscal instability plaguing the U.S. and Europe, some want a return to the past and a restraint on money supply.
From the popular precious metals gold and silver, to more niche plays like copper, palladium, and platinum, which metal will be the best investment going forward?
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.
GOP candidates could get ahead by advocating gold-backed money, says blogger Jeffrey Bell.
Europe’s rocky outlook contributed to a market selloff — and a golden opportunity.
Dennis Gartman signaled a shift away from gold and into equities Wednesday, leading “Fast Money” traders to examine what it means.
Maybe gold isn’t all glitter — especially in a crisis, “Fast Money” traders said Thursday after the precious metal saw a midday sell-off.
What is it about gold that makes people so passionate, crazy, paranoid? Our special report answers that question and more. We'll take you to mines in South Africa, gold bank vaults in London, trading pits in New York and the shop floor of a huge gold-jewelry manufacturer in Louisiana.
Like commodities in general, metals help investors diversify as their performance bears little resemblance to that of stocks.
As demand outpaces the constrained small supply of gold — who has the most?
Gold has had a hold on mankind since it was first mined in the Copper Age.
Straight from the mines, rough gold goes through a highly complex process, and often travels around the world before it ever makes it to the consumer.
From physical coins to futures, options, and ETFs -- reporter Bob Pisani breaks down the how and where to invest in gold.