By Nicholas – Published on January 11, 2018
A lot has happened in the last decade, and some extreme monetary policies have come into play that would have been unthinkable prior to the sub-prime crisis in 2008. In the wake of a near total collapse of the Western financial system, central banks in the US, EU, Japan and UK engaged in...
By Jeff – Published on January 10, 2018
Records for renewable energy consumption were smashed around the world in 2017. View the high-resolution version of today’s graphic by clicking here. Looking at national and state grids, progress has been extremely impressive. In Costa Rica, for example, renewable energy supplied five...
By Nicholas – Published on January 9, 2018
It would be hard to argue that the cryptocurrencies haven't taken the investment world by storm. The last year has seen some pretty amazing returns generated by just about any crypto out there, and when it comes to Bitcoin, the rapid appreciation of the world's most valuable crypto has...
By Nicholas – Published on January 8, 2018
Late in 2016, Goldman Sachs came out with a report that stated that while copper prices were likely going to rise in 2017, they might hit a 'wall of supply'. This idea can be defined simply as: rising prices create headwinds for supply, as governments and labor want more money for the...
By Nicholas – Published on January 7, 2018
Iron ore prices seem to be joining the entire commodity complex in a big open to 2018. Benchmark prices for iron ore in China have hit levels that haven't been seen since last September, and across the Indian steel industry concerns are being voiced over the rising cost of the key feed...
By Nicholas – Published on January 5, 2018
It would appear that gold is off to a blistering start to 2018. After smashing through its 200 day simple moving average on the heels of a Fed rate hike, which is now sitting around $1276 USD/oz, gold has been on a run past $1300 USD/oz that is on par with some of the quickest gold rallies of...
By Nicholas – Published on January 3, 2018
The last two years have seen some major changes take place in the energy sector. Massive offshore wind power projects in Europe are becoming one of the cheapest forms on electrical generation, with major names like Vattenfall and Royal Dutch Shell entering the development space. While the two...
By Nicholas – Published on December 31, 2017
Over the last week copper prices have stormed back over $3USD/lb, and normally light holiday trade has been met with some heavy news flow out of China. China is by far the largest market for copper, and a string of data has supported a very positive narrative for copper prices going forward. The...
By Nicholas – Published on December 30, 2017
The concept of 'Peak Gold' has been getting more attention over the last few months. Much like the idea of peak oil, many industry insiders think that as time goes on, there will be less gold coming out of the ground. Part of this has to do with the lack of any major discoveries over the...
By Nicholas – Published on December 28, 2017
The western holiday season is usually a pretty ho-hum time for the financial markets. But this year it looks like gold bulls got a present, as gold's price has risen past the 200 day moving average, last trading at $1290USD/oz in New York. Even though the volume at the moment isn't as...
By Nicholas – Published on December 26, 2017
The dead of winter in the Northern Hemisphere usually isn't a strong time for base metals prices. But for cobalt, December saw renewed strength in the now highly sought after metal, with a new company raising the most money on the TSX-V in an IPO since 2012. Cobalt, has been an afterthought to...
By Nicholas – Published on December 24, 2017
There are few people in the world who have worked harder than Bill Murphy to demonstrate the seemingly blatant attempts by governments, central banks, and money center banks to suppress precious metals prices. In addition to creating an investment newsletter, called Le Metropole Cafe, he is a...
By Nicholas – Published on December 22, 2017
Most people associate the word 'Dollar' with the United States. But its history is fundamentally linked with the era of humanity in which we learned how to split the very fabric of nature. Some may know that the same mine is responsible for both the world dollar, and the original rock...
By Nicholas – Published on December 19, 2017
There is no two ways about it, cobalt really crushed it in 2017. From December 30, 2016 until yesterday, cobalt's price rose by about 120%. A lot of this has to do with a looming supply crunch, and also where most of the cobalt mined today comes from. There is little doubt that the next...
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