By Nicholas – Published on March 18, 2018
Last Friday saw the lowest gold price of the year in US Dollar terms, with the yellow metal trading below $1310 USD/oz before recovering by a few dollars at the close of trade for the week. There hasn't been any sold catalyst for a big move in gold, though the upcoming FED meeting seems to...
By Nicholas – Published on March 16, 2018
The poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England, appears to be the catalyst for a new round of diplomatic actions against Russia. Mr. Skripal is a Russian national who was imprisoned in Russia because of his connections to MI6, which is the UK's equivalent of the...
By Nicholas – Published on March 16, 2018
The commercial uses for Artificial Intelligence (AI) are nearly limitless. Today our lives are so digital that when a big leap forward in AI deployment happens, sometimes people don't realize that AI is responsible for the changes. This happened recently with Google's language...
By Nicholas – Published on March 15, 2018
One of President Putin's advisers has called a newly signed partnership between Russia and China a “breakthrough”. Earlier this week a string of reports from news agencies across Eurasia announced that the governments of Russia and China had signed an agreement that will allow...
By Nicholas – Published on March 15, 2018
It looks like the rumors are true, and from June, Google will ban all ads that relate to cryptocurrencies and ICO's across its entire platform. The announcement falls in line with a recent policy shift by Facebook, with both major online players moving to try and protect users from ICO scams...
By Nicholas – Published on March 14, 2018
The future for robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) all look bright. By now most people know that Canada is a world leader in all of these areas, with companies like Google's DeepMind and Facebook investing heavily in Canadian based research and development...
By Nicholas – Published on March 13, 2018
President Trump has signed tariffs on steel and aluminum into effect, and perhaps started a global trade war. The action received fierce criticism from his own party, with many Republican lawmakers speaking out against what they see as a tax on US businesses. The base metals markets haven't...
By Nicholas – Published on March 12, 2018
It would appear that Bitcoin's volatility is here to stay. The world's most valuable crypto is trading flat on the day at the time of writing at around $9,500 USD, after blasting past 11,000 USD over the last two weeks. This was followed by a huge dump that took Bitcoin down past $9,000...
By Nicholas – Published on March 11, 2018
Over the last week a looming trade war has been making headlines, and moving markets. Both the Canadian dollar and Mexican Peso blasted higher when it was announced that both Canada and Mexico would receive an open ended pass from new US tariffs on steel and aluminum, which are clearly meant to...
By Nicholas – Published on March 9, 2018
Things in the cobalt market just keep getting more interesting. The exotic metal is currently trading around $36USD/lb, which is more than three times higher than it was at the beginning of 2017. There are many people in the market that think that it could easily trade over $40USD/lb in the next...
By Nicholas – Published on March 8, 2018
When the word 'innovation' is mentioned, the mining industry usually isn't the first sector to come to mind. As veteran mining investor Doug Casey has pointed out, in many ways, the mining industry hasn't moved out of the 19th century. This isn't really the fault of the...
By Nicholas – Published on March 6, 2018
There is no getting around the fact that many assets classes have exploded in price over the last decade. Legendary investor Doug Casey sees the rise in stock and bond values as a direct result of the debt that was created in response to the sub prime crisis in 2008, which pushed huge amounts of...
Published on March 6, 2018
Why healthcare? Why biotech? Roberto Bellini, Bellus Health, sheds insight at the Cantech Investment Conference, January 31 in Toronto.
By Nicholas – Published on March 6, 2018
There are many different viewpoints when it comes to the subject of gold market manipulation. Some contend that the exchanges (e.g. Chicago Mercantile Exchange) are able to deliver the gold that is promised via the futures contracts, though there isn't much evidence to support these...
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