By Nicholas – Published on January 19, 2018
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is hot right now. Unlike many areas of technology that have limited uses in specialized fields, the AI space can be adapted to just about any industry. The recent takeover of Layer 6 Inc. by TD Bank is a good demonstration of how important major financial players see...
By Nicholas – Published on January 18, 2018
Like most of the base metals, zinc had a great second half of 2017. So far 2018 is looking good as well, with the cash contract for zinc holding steady above $3400 USD/tonne on the LME. There have been some observations made in recent weeks about the speculative nature of the buying in the base...
By Nicholas – Published on January 18, 2018
The last few months have seen a number of new Blockchain based companies pop up. Some are crypto miners, while others, like Blockchain Intelligence Group (BIG) offer more specialized services for looking at Bitcoin based transactions. Unlike some of the companies in the 'Blockchain'...
By Nicholas – Published on January 17, 2018
The last few years haven't been great for anyone who is at all skeptical of the extraordinary actions that were taken in the wake of the crisis of 2008. While there were a chorus of voices that expressed concern about the multiple rounds of QE, among other experimental monetary policies, today,...
By Nicholas – Published on January 16, 2018
Tuesday was a rough one for cryptos, with a slew of bearish headlines hitting the wires from across the world. South Korean regulators have reasserted that shutting down crypto exchanges is still an option, even without approval from the legislature. According to local news sources, regulators...
By Nicholas – Published on January 16, 2018
The past few weeks have seen a slight deescalation in the war of words between North Korea and The USA, and thankfully there seems to be another diplomatic push coming to the heated situation on the Korean Peninsula. But another hotspot seems to be flaring up, with two nuclear armed neighbors...
By Nicholas – Published on January 15, 2018
With gold now comfortably trading above the $1300 USD/oz mark, the multiple calls for a washout below $1000 USD/oz are beginning to seem more like fever dreams. While cryptos certainly stole the limelight over the last year, gold has been quietly consolidating a very solid looking uptrend. The...
By Nicholas – Published on January 14, 2018
When it comes to gold, there are a number of respected investors who are very bullish on the yellow metal. The last few years haven't been very exciting for the precious metals, and much like the often repeated calls for the demise of the Chinese growth story, there have been a slew of...
By Nicholas – Published on January 13, 2018
The World Economic Forum (WEF) kicks off in Davos, Switzerland, before too long, and the meteoric rise of cryptocurrencies is almost certainly going to be a hot topic. 2017 saw some incredible price action in the crypto space, and today, the cryptocurrency market as a whole is valued at well...
Published on January 12, 2018
Justin Hayek, Investment Advisor and Associate Portfolio Manager at PI Financial Corp, interviews Ivan Bebek, Executive Chairman and Director at Auryn Resources Inc. and Co-chairman, Co-founder and Director of Torq Resources. Car Ride Confessions follows top CEOs to explore their greatest...
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 Nicholas – Published on January 10, 2018
When HIVE Blockchain hit the TSX-V over the summer, there were some questions surrounding the new business model they were bringing to the market. While Frank Holmes and Genesis Mining were both well respected, the idea of a public crypto mining company was seen by some commentators as being too...
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...
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