By Nicholas – Published on November 19, 2017
There is a lot of misleading information out there about gold. One commentator recently compared the yellow metal to bodily waste, and this goes to show just how far from reality mainstream financial thinking has drifted. One person who understands the value of gold is Jim Rickards, and he will be...
By Nicholas – Published on November 18, 2017
It has never been easy to make money, and as the last few years have shown, the world of mining can be a tough one. But there are people out there who know how to create value, and in a few days a number of them will be meeting in downtown San Francisco. Marin Katusa will be presenting this...
By Nicholas – Published on November 17, 2017
The Silver and Gold Summit will be starting in a few days, and there is a lot going on in the heart of San Francisco. This year Cambridge House International and Marin Katusa have put together a great group of presenters, with some of the biggest names in resource investing among them. If you...
By Nicholas – Published on November 17, 2017
The ongoing Reza Zarrab affair demonstrates the importance of gold outside of the western world. Mr. Zarrab was born in Iran, originally named Sarraf, and until recently, he was in the custody of the US Federal Government. He has since disappeared from official prisoner records, though according to...
By Nicholas – Published on November 16, 2017
It looks like the dog days in the natural resource and precious metals sector are over. With the exception of silver, just about every other widely used metal is showing positive price movement. The industrial metals like copper, nickel and zinc have rallied hard off their summer lows, and gold has...
By Nicholas – Published on November 15, 2017
By now most precious metals investors know that the junior end of the mining sector is pretty thin. The last bear market in gold has been especially rough on explorers, with few good options out there due to lack of investment. ETF's have also made a big splash, but when it comes to the smaller...
By Nicholas – Published on November 14, 2017
There are some mixed messages coming out of the US markets when it comes to gold's future. A recent report from The World Gold Council has been widely cited by US financial media as evidence of evaporating demand for the yellow metal, but when it comes to the details, the picture is far more...
By Nicholas – Published on November 13, 2017
The demand for physical gold in both bars and coins was strong in the last quarter according to The World Gold Council. The narrative that is being sold that somehow overlooks big buys of physical metal by central banks in Russia, Turkey and Kazakhstan is somehow being dismissed. But the fact that...
By Nicholas – Published on November 6, 2017
There has been talk of the of the US Dollar's (USD's) impending demise for years. It is easy to cite any number of reasons why the USD is on its last legs, but to date, it is still the most used currency around the world. One of the biggest reasons why the USD is so popular is probably...
By Nicholas – Published on November 5, 2017
Bitcoin has achieved a level of acceptance that not many would have predicted a few years ago. Many investors overlooked the entire crypto space, and today, some of the most accomplished people in the investment community are looking at cryptos in a new light. A big reason that people are taking...
By Nicholas – Published on November 3, 2017
Gold mining isn't an easy business. The logistics are hard enough, but today the governments in many nations that are rich in gold are looking to add revenue via taxation, or even nationalization. But there are opportunities out there, and according to Adrian Day, this might be the time to...
By Nicholas – Published on November 2, 2017
It as been said that it is important not to confuse correlation with causality. But in the case of Bitcoin's price, and the dearth of small scale investment in physical gold and silver, it seems likely that the crypto boom is hurting demand for minted coins. According to the Wall Street Journal...
By Nicholas – Published on November 1, 2017
Liquidity is the lifeblood of the financial system. When the subprime market tanked in 2008, it was the suspension of trade in the AAA rated synthetic bonds that acted as the impetus for the crisis of confidence that shook the world. Now renown investor and author James Rickards is putting the...
By Nicholas – Published on October 31, 2017
Finding people that can deliver value in the mining industry isn't always easy. Mining is a hard business, and as capital has grown more concentrated over the last decade, financing projects has only become more trying. But Rob McEwen has built up a solid company, again, and he has set some...
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