By Nicholas – Published on October 12, 2017
The equity markets have seen a huge rise around the world in the wake of 2008, with the Dow now trading north of 22,800 at the time of writing. The increase in the value of everything from stocks to bonds may have been fueled by the enormous amount of debt that has been created by the central...
By Nicholas – Published on October 11, 2017
About a week ago a 5.4 magnitude earthquake shook the Antofagasta region of Chile, which is home to some of the world's most productive copper mines. The news was probably responsible for the pop in copper's price that we saw last week, but the rise we are seeing in the copper market now...
By Nicholas – Published on October 11, 2017
Jeffery Christian has a long history in the financial markets. A veteran of investment bank Goldman Sachs, he left the banking giant in the mid eighties to found CPM group, where he worked to innovate how commodities market research is done. Over the summer, he went on the record to call for a...
By Nicholas – Published on October 10, 2017
Making money in the stock market has never been easy. But in the junior resource sector, generating a return isn't very likely at all. Many speculators are seduced by the eye watering returns from a successful junior, but as Marin Katusa has explained, a junior resource investor has about a one...
By Nicholas – Published on October 10, 2017
After showing off some impressive performance in 2016, the stocks of major gold mining companies haven't been much to look at this year. Despite some of the negativity surrounding the sector, there is no reason to think that the stocks of the gold mining heavyweights will be at their current...
By Nicholas – Published on October 9, 2017
Silver prices haven't done much to shout about lately. While they have moved off of their lows, they have yet to confidently move over the $20usd/oz mark. Depending on who you believe, the silver market may be in surplus for the first time in nearly ten years, but like many things in the world...
By Nicholas – Published on October 9, 2017
The last decade has been an interesting one for the financial markets. In 2007 the mainstream media was off to the races, and it seemed like the sky was the limit. Then in 2008, the whole world watched in terror as the dream faded, and the international financial system was ripped apart. The...
By Nicholas – Published on October 7, 2017
Being a contrarian is never easy. But for Jim Dines, his views on precious metals represent hard won victories over mind numbing group think and countless callous public remarks against him. Way back when it was still a felony for US Citizens to own gold, and the price was pegged at $35usd an...
By Nicholas – Published on October 6, 2017
The stock market has come a long way since the Dutch basically invented the idea of a joint stock company some time ago. But while the way stocks are traded has evolved with the times, the underlying settlement system isn't very different from what existed 400+ years ago in Amsterdam....
By Nicholas – Published on October 6, 2017
The shares of gold mining companies saw quite a lot of interest from investors in 2016. But in 2017 the prices of gold shares have fallen from their 2016 highs, and left many people who were late to the party holding shares that were worth a lot more when they bought them. It is never fun to watch...
By Nicholas – Published on October 5, 2017
The US Dollar has been on a wild ride over the last year. It appeared to rally on the presidential victory of Donald Trump, only to have the worst year since at least the 1980's afterward. But it is important to realize that when we talk about the strength of the dollar, we are talking about...
By Nicholas – Published on October 5, 2017
Christine Lagarde had some interesting words to deliver at a recent speech in London. She was speaking at the Bank of England Conference, and the speech she delivered serves as notice to both central and commercial bankers all over the world. Ms. Lagarde is currently the head of the IMF, and her...
By Nicholas – Published on October 1, 2017
Mining is generally thought of as a for profit enterprise, and not as a public service. But in reality, mining operations extract vital minerals that allow for social progress to take place. The national governments of both Canada and Australia have both made investments in mines that produce...
By Nicholas – Published on September 29, 2017
The gold price has dropped a bit from the highs it printed a few weeks ago, and has fallen below the $1300usd/oz level. Many market watchers cite a more hawkish stance from the US FED, but there are other factors like a stabilizing dollar, and a relatively quiet outlook on the geopolitical front...
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