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Why the Silver Price per Ounce Is Down Today


The silver price per ounce today tumbled into the red as concerns mount over China's economic slowdown.

Today, China reported that manufacturing activity fell to its lowest level since the Great Recession.

While China's economy has been bearish for silver, there's still a way to safely play the volatility...

Silver Prices Today Up Ahead of FOMC Meeting Announcement

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Silver prices today saw modest gains as precious metals investors await an interest rate announcement from the FOMC meeting.

Janet Yellen is slated to announce whether the committee will lift interest rates for the first time in nine years.

Here's what to expect if the Fed implements a rate hike...

Why Are Gold Prices Down for the Third Straight Week?


Gold Prices Down Today: Gold prices were lower in early trading today (Friday) as traders remain guarded ahead of next week's Federal Reserve meeting.

The spot price of gold hit a low of $1,097.90 in early trading.

Here's what is pushing gold prices lower this month...

Commodity Prices Update: Faber, Icahn, Soros Make Big Bets on the Sector

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A few legendary influencers in investing are making huge bets right now on commodities, an area that's faced - and continues to face - some pretty strong headwinds.

Famed hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller recently made a $323 million bet on gold. Carl Icahn took an 8.5% position in copper miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX).

What are we to make of this? And how could this impact commodity prices? Take a look...

Platinum Prices Could Rebound on This News


After nearly five years of a correcting bear market, platinum prices have fallen by nearly half, from $1,800 in 2010 to $1,003 on Sept. 8.

To stem the tide, some of the world's largest producers of the precious metal are cutting production.

But a new push to make the official sector a key consumer of the metal could move platinum prices higher...

What Is the Silver Price per Ounce Today?


The silver price per ounce today fell into the red as the precious metal's future remains uncertain ahead of next week's FOMC meeting.

The two-day assembly will determine whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates for the first time in 10 years.

Here's what you need to know about today's price movement...

Silver Prices Today Slightly Down Alongside Dow Jones Industrial Average

Silver prices today (Thursday) saw a minor retreat as U.S. markets remained mostly flat throughout the day.

The flat movement in silver prices continues to mirror the broader market.

Here's the main reason why major U.S. indices have been so quiet today...

Jim Rogers: "Don't Give Up on Commodities"

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Legendary investor Jim Rogers just spoke with BBC's Radio 4 on Aug. 24, now known as "Black Monday" - the day commodities crashed to their lowest level in the 21st century.

Brent crude oil prices, the international benchmark, have plummeted 18.8% in August so far, dipping below $44 a barrel. Futures have fallen 38.6% from the 2015 high of $69.94 seen just over three months ago. WTI crude oil prices have fallen even more - the U.S. benchmark has tumbled 20% this month, 34.6% this year, to hit below $39 a barrel.

There are ample reasons to be pessimistic about commodities right now.

But according to the famously contrarian Rogers, investors shouldn't rule out a comeback for the depressed sector...

Silver Prices Today Slide as Indices Rebound from Stock Market Crash


Silver prices today continued their three-day losing streak despite a rebound in U.S. stock markets following "Black Monday."

The precious metal has been in a free fall as U.S. and Chinese markets reel from their largest sell-offs in years.

But silver is still a healthy long-term investment. Here's why...

BHP Billiton Profits: Should You Invest After Earnings? (NYSE ADR: BHP)

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Australian oil and mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd. reported earnings yesterday (Monday) for the full year ending this past June.

The firm posted its weakest annual earnings since 2003 in the face of a painful commodity price rout.

Here's whether or not you should invest in BHP stock on the dip...

[CHART] How Today's Crash in Commodity Prices Compares to 1999

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Commodity prices just hit their lowest level of the 21st century.

The Bloomberg Commodity Index, which tracks the movement of 22 raw materials, fell to new lows this morning following a worldwide market sell-off.

This chart shows how the index has trended over the last 16 years...

Silver Prices Today Fall to $15.18 as Global Stock Markets Crash


Silver prices today (Friday) erased all of yesterday gains as stock markets around the world continue to tumble to new lows.

Despite the fall in silver prices, the metal is still a healthy long-term investment.

Here's what you need to know about how you can play today's movement...

Despite Low Gold Prices, the Yellow Metal Is Outperforming These Investments


Commodities took it on the chin last month. Crude oil saw its steepest monthly loss since October 2008. Both copper and aluminum touched their lowest levels in six years. And on July 19, gold experienced a mini flash crash, sending the gold price down to five-year lows.

Yet compared to many other asset classes, gold has held up well, even after factoring in its price decline.

Take a look...

Here's What Will Fuel the Commodity Prices Rebound

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Commodities are one of the most hated sectors of the market right now, with commodity prices crashing to a 13-year low in July.

But it appears we're nearing the point of maximum pessimism. Opportunity could be just around the corner.

Here's how low commodity prices have affected major producers - plus a look at the factors that will drive prices higher...

How Have Commodity Prices Performed in 2015?


The biggest news we hear when we talk about commodity prices is oil prices. That's because they've crashed nearly 50% in the last year.

But oil is nowhere near the biggest loser among the most common commodities.

Here's how the five most traded commodities have performed in 2015...

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