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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...

Gold Prices Today Remain Flat as Global Markets Rally


Gold prices today were steady in early morning trading amid muted buying as investors piled back into equities.

Precious metal market action overall was spotty Tuesday as a risk-on appetite took center stage.

Here's why gold will trade range bound for the next couple weeks....

Gold Prices Today Climb on Fed Rate Hike Speculation

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Gold prices today (Tuesday) were up 0.5% to $1,141.10 just before 1:00 p.m. as investors continue to wait on any indication of whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this month.

Gold prices hit an intraday high of $1,148.80 earlier in the session Tuesday.

Here's why gold prices today are climbing and where they're heading...

Gold Prices Today Drop as Stocks Surge


Gold prices today (Wednesday) fell as U.S. equities climbed following a two-day rout. In mid-morning trading today, the gold price dipped $16, or 1.4%, to 1,125.40.

A stronger dollar and a positive U.S. durable goods order report also drew investors away from gold and into stocks today.

Even dovish comments from Fed President William Dudley failed to raise the gold price...

Gold Prices Today Higher After Global Stock Markets Crash


Gold prices today were modestly higher amid some safe-haven demand as global markets plummeted and U.S. equities had one of their most brutal opens in history.

The yellow metal now sits at a seven-week high.

Here's why the gold price likely has more upside near term...

Gold Prices Now Rise to 6-Week High as Global Markets Fall


Gold prices now sit at a six-week high as the safe-haven trade is back in focus.

Thanks to strong gains Thursday and a follow through Friday, the gold price has trimmed its year to date loss to a slight 2.31%.

Here's what precious metal investors need to know....

Why Silver Prices Are Down Today

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Why silver prices are down today: Silver prices plunged today after Chinese stocks saw their steepest sell-off in nearly a month this morning.

The country's Shanghai Composite Index saw its biggest one-day decline since July 27.

Here's everything you need to know about the metal's movement today...

[WARNING] China, Russia Create Own Gold Market to Take Down U.S. Dollar


China and Russia have finally had enough of Western central bankers' clandestine gold market manipulation to prop up the U.S. dollar.

F. William Engdahl, an American-German economic researcher and best-selling geopolitical author, was quoted by business blog Sputnik on Aug. 16. He said that Russia, China, and other emerging economies are involved in & the genial move & to establish an entirely different gold market.

& They stand to add to the new energy surrounding a renaissance in gold as a support of solid, well-based currencies to replace the diluted and devalued dollar system...&

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Price of Gold Today Rises amid Risk-Off Stance


Following a 1.7% gain last week, the price of gold today tacked on another 0.58% in morning trading.

Jittery markets and global economic woes continue to drive investors to the safe-haven asset.

Here's the best way to play today's jump in the price of gold...

SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE Arca: GLD)


Gold prices climbed to a three-week high this week, showing why a gold ETF like the SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE Arca: GLD) is a strong investment now.

The price of gold surged $15.60, or 1.41%, to $1,123.20 an ounce on Wednesday. Concerns of a currency war, a rout in global equities markets, and a slipping U.S. dollar all drove investors to the safe-haven money alterative.

Here's why we see gold prices and the SPDR Gold Trust climbing higher from here...

Gold Prices Today Near 3-Week High on Chinese Yuan Fears

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Gold prices today (Thursday) are down slightly after climbing to a three-week high yesterday amid yuan fears, a softer dollar, and a global equity rout.

The yellow metal finished Wednesday up $15.60, or 1.41%, at $1.123.20 an ounce. That marked the fifth consecutive session in which the gold price ended higher.

Here's what you need to know about gold prices today, and why they're headed higher...

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...

How to Buy Gold While Prices Are Still Low


Current prices offer one of the best chances to buy gold we've seen in a decade. And with governments around the world printing money to support their flailing economies and stock market volatility surging, there's no shortage of reasons to own gold.

But not all gold is created equal - and the same applies to gold investments.

Here are the most crucial aspects of investing in the yellow metal and what to consider when buying gold...

The Best Way to Buy Gold Today

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At $1,084 per ounce, gold is scraping multiyear lows, down 42% in four years.

And it seems the gold bears dominate the headlines - everywhere you look, each news item seems more negative than the last.

There have been calls for gold to hit $800... and even lower.

Gold on Sale: Investors Buying on Today's Low Gold Prices

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The leveraged gold futures derivatives market is knocking down the precious metal, yet in massive contrast, this drop has ignited a shopping frenzy. American Gold Eagle sales reached 161,500 ounces in July, the highest monthly figure since April 2013.

With so much gloom and doom in the media surrounding gold prices right now, you might wonder why coin sales are soaring at multiyear highs.

Here's what's going on...