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 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 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 12, 2017
The world would appear to be waking up to the fact that there is going to be a shortage of vital metals if nothing is done soon. The prices for base metals have been on a tear over the last few months, and the highs last seen in 2015 have been smashed as industry tries to secure access to supplies...
By Nicholas – Published on December 8, 2017
The results are in, and it looks like The Association for Mineral Exploration (AME) sees a lot of good things happening in British Columbia. The winner's of this years AME awards were announced recently, the hard working mining professioanls will receive public acclaim at the upcoming AME...
By Nicholas – Published on December 6, 2017
The last two days have seen heavy selling across a range of markets, with base metals and Chinese equities taking the brunt of the selling pressure. Copper is trading under $3 USD/lb again, and the 5%+ losses it has seen over the last 48 hours are the most extreme sell off in at least two...
Published on December 5, 2017
"There are going to be winners, and there are going to be losers, so you have to prepare yourself!" Thought leader, well-known investor, and author Gianni Kovacevic explores what's going on in the electric car movement, the future of energy, & more.
By Nicholas – Published on December 3, 2017
2017 saw a dramatic reversal of base metal's fortunes. Since the middle of the year, most of the industrial metals have seen large price gains, as the possibility of shortages, and great economic data presented an overlooked bull case for the entire complex. The past year also saw a number of...
By Nicholas – Published on November 29, 2017
Like most of the base metals, nickel has been on a tear since the middle of the year. But over the last few weeks, its price has come off the boil. After putting in what was likely a near term top above $13,000 USD/tonne, prices have slipped back below $12,000 USD/tonne. There are a number of...
By Nicholas – Published on November 27, 2017
The price for a Bitcoin just blasted above $9000USD in Asian trading, and apparently news that one of Korea's largest banks will be offering a secure Bitcoin storage service is being cited as the impetus for this sudden leap higher. Shinhan Bank is South Korea's second largest when measured...
By Nicholas – Published on November 25, 2017
January copper traded over $8200USD/tonne on Friday morning in Shanghai, and many think that the labor strikes in South America have a lot to do with the renewed strength in copper's price. The Escondida copper mine in Chile is responsible for producing around 5% of the world's copper...
By Nicholas – Published on November 24, 2017
Jake Klein, the CEO of Evolution Mining. came out with a warning to the world at the company's annual meeting, saying that the mining industry is struggling to attract young people to one of the world's most important industries. While this is an problem for the industry, there are a number...
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