By Nicholas – Published on January 23, 2018
December of 2017 saw the Russian Central Bank amass another 300,000 ounces of gold, bringing their total purchases for 2017 to 223 tonnes. The last few years have seen Russia add hundreds of tonnes of gold to their official reserves, and with December's purchases, they may be in a position...
By Nicholas – Published on January 22, 2018
Did you know that nearly 20% of the US and Canadian population will be over 65 years old in the next decade? This might not seem like a field that fits in with cutting edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics, but as the number of senior citizens grows, society will have to find new ways...
By Nicholas – Published on January 21, 2018
One of the most important mining conferences of the year is finally here, and some of the biggest names in natural resources are in Vancouver for this year's Vancouver Resource Investment Conference. The next two days will be packed with presentations from mining companies, keynote speeches...
By Nicholas – Published on January 20, 2018
It is going to be a big day tomorrow, with this year's Vancouver Resources Investment Conference all set to open its doors to the public. In addition to more than 250 mining companies that extract a range of valuable elements and fuel sources, there will be some of the most successful...
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...
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