By Nicholas – Published on March 5, 2018
The debt that is currently sloshing around global markets may become more of a liability than an asset. There are many experienced investors that are calling the top in the US Bond market. This has been a long time in the making, and with the bull market in US debt starting in the early...
By Nicholas – Published on March 1, 2018
The amount of debt that has been created over the last decade doesn't fit with the historical norm. During the collapse in subprime bonds that had spread throughout the global banking system, many questions were raised about how business on Wall Street had been handled. Most people had never...
By Nicholas – Published on March 1, 2018
Fiat currency as a monetary phenomena isn't well understood. In essence, money has value because people believe in it. Jim Rickards uses the idea of 'confidence' to describe why money has value, and this is a concise way to demonstrate why the modern fiat currency system has been...
By Nicholas – Published on February 24, 2018
Many people in the western world simply don't realize how important gold is to many cultures in Asia. Today is the 10th day of the new year in China, as well as other countries that use the Chinese calendar. In a practical sense, this means that gold shops across East Asia will be mobbed...
By Nicholas – Published on February 20, 2018
It is becoming more difficult to refer to what is happening in the Eastern Mediterranean in the context of a 'civil war' in Syria. Turkey's internal politics have been uneasy for years now, with an attempted coup and a power grab by current President Tayyip Erdogan complicating the...
By Nicholas – Published on February 19, 2018
According to Doug Casey, the crisis that started in 2008 never ended. No doubt, there has been a period of calm in the wake of the extraordinary actions taken by central banks, but he likens this to the eye of a hurricane. The massive destruction of value that was caused by the implosion of...
Published on February 15, 2018
"The engine that drives the entire resource sector: making discoveries". Mark O'Dea, Chairman & Founder of Oxygen Capital Corp. shares insight at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference 2018, January 21-22.
By Nicholas – Published on February 15, 2018
A series of recent data points in the US might be an early warning of a stagflationary economic environment. Inflation figures released yesterday came in a touch higher than expected, at 2.1% on a y-o-y basis for January, and up .5% from December. This data was enough to send the US Dollar much...
By Nicholas – Published on February 13, 2018
If the last ten trading days are any guide, there could be some big changes coming for major asset classes. A popular explanation for the snap selling in equity markets that started on Friday, February 2nd is a push higher in US 10 year bond yields. This, as the story goes, set off a chain...
By Nicholas – Published on February 8, 2018
The Pascua-Lama gold project that straddles the border of Chile and Argentina should be fairly easy to get up an running. But for Barrick gold, an action taken last month by the Superintendencia del Medio Ambiente (SMA) may mean that Barrick will stop any planning for a massive open pit mine...
By Nicholas – Published on February 6, 2018
World markets seem to be in the midst of a selling panic. The 666 point drop that the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) looks like it was a portent of nasty things to come. The selling on most of the world's equity exchanges on Monday continued around at the open in Asia on Tuesday, with...
By Nicholas – Published on February 5, 2018
The last week as seen a number of concerned comments from the highest levels of the mining world, and some serious selling pressure on the Canadian listed shares of Robert Friedland's Ivanhoe Mines. The Parliament of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recently passed a broad series...
By Nicholas – Published on February 4, 2018
The world's two largest primary silver miners have seen a significant drop in the ore grades their mines are producing over the last decade. For Fresnillo this has meant nearly doubling their annual ore tonnage, just to keep the amount of silver they produce relatively constant. Digging up...
By Nicholas – Published on February 3, 2018
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) ended the week with a 666 point move lower, capping off the worst week for the average since 2016. The total loss for the DJIA for the week was 4.1%, with the S&P 500 losing nearly 4%. These losses come at a time when the Chinese banking system is...
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