By Nicholas – Published on October 22, 2017
Unconventional gas recovery has been on a wild ride. The industry came out of nowhere around a decade ago, but for one innovative Canadian company, the tight gas field has been very rewarding. A lot of what makes Blackbird Energy so successful is their decision to buy into some of the best land...
By Nicholas – Published on October 21, 2017
With the price of silver around where it was a decade ago, one could be forgiven that the market for the white metal was flat. The opposite is true, and with the demand for silver rising, it is surprising to see the price banging around below $20usd/oz. The founder of First Majestic Silver, Keith...
By Nicholas – Published on October 20, 2017
For most of recorded history, gold was money. If it wasn't minted into coins for use in the economy, it was what backed up the value of paper currency. It has only been in the last 50 or so years that gold became demonetized, and with the rise of fiat currencies, the yellow metal became a...
By Nicholas – Published on October 20, 2017
The price of uranium saw a bit of life come back into it over the last year. But as it stands today, the uranium market still appears to be oversupplied. The Fukushima disaster has done nothing to reassure nervous consumers about the safety of nuclear power, and with the advent to low cost...
By Nicholas – Published on October 18, 2017
The last few years have ripped the junior end of the mining stock market apart. A combination of a risk averse investment community, and the rise of ETF's has created a situation where there are few companies available for investors that want exposure to a highly leveraged position on both...
By Nicholas – Published on October 18, 2017
The details are sparse, but according to Russian Minister of Communications, Nikolay Nikiforov, Russia will be the first country to have a cyber currency that is convertible to the Ruble. The idea has been outlined with broad strokes, but Mr. Nikiforov was present at a closed door meeting in Moscow...
By Nicholas – Published on October 17, 2017
According to some, love can conquer all. For the financial community, losing sight of gold's primary uses world market comes with great risk. In many western countries, high purity gold jewelry isn't an aspirational purchase. But in other areas of the world, the gold demand has a cyclical...
By Nicholas – Published on October 17, 2017
It has been a tough decade for gold miners. Everything was looking up in 2012, only to have the next few years turn into a nightmare. Many of the major mining companies were taking on huge amounts of debt as the market for gold shattered, and this left a lot of precious metal mining companies in...
By Nicholas – Published on October 16, 2017
Investing legend Doug Casey sees dangers in modern socialism. It isn't hard to see why most countries are using a socialist system, but in many cases there are risks that simply aren't well understood. According to Doug Casey, one of the biggest reasons that socialism has become so popular...
By Nicholas – Published on October 16, 2017
In the early days of the internet, Peter Spina launched what would become one of the most popular websites there is for precious metals investing. GoldSeek.com was founded before gold made its now famous “Brown Bottom” between 1999 and 2002, and Peter Spina has been looking for value in...
By Nicholas – Published on October 14, 2017
The silver market has been stuck in a trading range for more than a year. In an interview this past July, David Morgan may have called the bottom of the market. It would take a decisive break above $19usd/oz to seal the deal, but with the supportive environment for precious metals that is emerging,...
By Nicholas – Published on October 14, 2017
For most of the 20th century, photography represented the largest commercial demand for silver. When the digital age changed the way that people took pictures, many thought that photography would never be replaced as a driver for silver's price. But today a new kind of light sensitive medium is...
By Nicholas – Published on October 13, 2017
On the sidelines of last year's Silver and Gold Summit, Frank Curzio was brave enough to voice a somewhat unpopular opinion. While talking to Kitco News, he stated that gold was likely to fall, and the dollar would rally against a deflationary backdrop. In no uncertain terms, Frank Curzio was...
By Nicholas – Published on October 13, 2017
It would appear that gold is knocking on the psychologically important $1300usd/oz level once again. There aren't many reasons for the retrenchment under $1300usd/oz, though some point to a hawkish bias from the Federal Reserve in the United States. At their last meeting they declined to raise...
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