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Silver Prices Today Slide as Indices Rebound from Stock Market Crash

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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

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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

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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?

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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...

Buy This Commodity ETF Before Prices Rise

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Commodities have been in a downtrend since 2011. All commodities are priced in U.S. dollars, and a strong dollar has acted as a headwind.

But signs right now point to a possible bottom and reversal in commodities.

Here's a look at where commodities prices are headed, plus a commodities ETF to buy to profit from the sector's rebound...

Commodities Prices Forecast for Q2 2015

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What happens in the resource sector is a great barometer for the world economy.

Looking at where commodities prices are headed can even help us forecast what state the world economy will be in over the coming months.

Here's a look at how major commodities (oil, natural gas, gold, silver, and copper) performed in Q1 and where they are headed in Q2 2015...

Here's Why Silver Prices Today Are Near Five-Month Highs

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Silver prices today are soaring.

Investors are wondering: why are silver prices up today? And why now?

There are a couple of factors buoying the price of silver this week that explain why silver is up 7.3% this week. Here's why...

Stock Market Correction Last Week Brings This Opportunity

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Last week's stock market correction meant a 464-point plunge in the Dow Jones. We saw a continued sell-off in energy stocks and a slump in commodity prices, specifically oil.

One of the main drivers of commodity demand is PMI, or purchasing managers' index.

Here’s what the PMI shows about commodity prices moving forward, and what it means for investors…

Commodities Prices 2014: The Halftime Report

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After a disappointing 2013, commodities prices came roaring back, with returns for the first half of 2014 outperforming the S&P 500 by more than 4% and 10-year Treasury bonds by more than 6%.

With money flowing back into commodities, the market is finally trying to reverse the downtrend that we've been up against since 2011.

Now let’s take a look at how individual commodities – including gold, oil, and more – have fared during the first half of 2014...

What's Moving the Gold Price per Ounce to a Fourth Straight Weekly Gain Today

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Gold price per ounce was on track for a fourth straight weekly gain today (Friday) - our up-to-date gold price chart reflects that the yellow metal is floating around its highest price since mid-April, achieved earlier this week...

Today, gold for August delivery was up $0.50 at $1,317.50 per ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. Spot gold price per ounce was nearly flat, down $0.10 at $1,317.25. The London a.m. gold fix is up at $1,315.25 compared to the previous p.m. fixing of $1,311.75.

Here’s the top market news affecting gold prices right now…

Finally, a Safe Way to Own a Piece of Africa's $1 Trillion Resource Rush

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Right now the World Bank, along with a small, publicly traded company that we'll show you in a moment, is on a $1 billion quest to map sub-Saharan Africa's mineral wealth.

That's a big, expensive job, of course, but the inevitable payoff will reach into the trillions.

And we have the perfect opportunity to play along, before anyone else even realizes this is happening...

This Metal Problem Could Ignite China's Smoldering Crisis

China is about to step on the gas and boost bank lending once again.

That's despite both the IMF and World Bank thinking it's unnecessary.

But concerns of China's growth moderating and housing prices dropping 5% this year aside, this might be the real reason for renewed easing:

Recent reports indicate that copper and aluminum used as loan collateral may have been rehypothecated or, worse, may never have existed at all...

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