precious metals

When the Hunt brothers bought up silver in 1979, a craze - and then a financial debacle - resulted. Speculators rushed in, families sold their silverware or in some cases, had it stolen.

The oil man who caused a silver craze - and bust

Oct 22, 2014
Nelson Bunker Hunt bought silver as a hedge against the time's raging inflation
Posted In: silver, Hunt brothers, silver market, precious metals
Gold

Fixing the fix: Price-setting precious metals in London

Aug 8, 2014
After a series of benchmark rigging scandals, London's gold fix looks tarnished.
Posted In: gold, silver, price fixing, precious metals, London

Demand for metals may be root of South African workers' unrest

Aug 17, 2012
More than 30 people were killed after police in South Africa fired on striking miners. How might the incident impact the nation's mining economy?
Posted In: South Africa, mining, precious metals, platinum

A sure-fire money-maker -- Not!

Mar 6, 2012
Someone in my family plans to invest $300,000 in silver and gold (mostly silver) because he read it's the best place to make money in the next 5 years. Is that correct or is he going to ruin himself??? Please respond!!!! Jessi, Pembroke Pines, FL
Posted In: Investing, gold, precious metals