By Nicholas – Published on April 24, 2018
Canada's Yukon Territory is home to mining projects that every investor should know about. Gold has been a staple in the Yukon's mining mix for a long time. But there are other minerals that are available in the territory as well. The last few years have seen renewed interest in the...
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 February 27, 2018
January saw a jaw dropping 200%+ increase in zinc imports by China from December, with nickel and copper also sporting higher levels as well. Zinc is a critical material in the steel making industry, where it is used for galvanization, which makes steel far more resistant to...
By Nicholas – Published on February 16, 2018
Whatever troubles hit the bond and equity markets over the last two weeks spurred selling in most markets with any amount of liquidity, but it looks like the industrial metals are bouncing back with a vengeance. Copper, zinc, nickel and iron ore are all showing strong price action, with zinc...
By Nicholas – Published on January 31, 2018
The last week has seen commentary emerge from the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, as well as the much anticipated 'State of the Union' address from US President Donald Trump. For President Trump, these are two firsts. His first time at the WEF, and his first 'State...
By Nicholas – Published on January 30, 2018
The US Dollar has been under pressure when measured against other major currencies, but over the last few days, its fall seems to have stabilized around 89 on the US Dollar Index. There hasn't been much news to drive this action in the world's largest reserve currency, but some...
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 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 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 December 12, 2017
The world would appear to be waking up to the fact that there is going to be a shortage of vital metals if nothing is done soon. The prices for base metals have been on a tear over the last few months, and the highs last seen in 2015 have been smashed as industry tries to secure access to supplies...
By Nicholas – Published on December 3, 2017
2017 saw a dramatic reversal of base metal's fortunes. Since the middle of the year, most of the industrial metals have seen large price gains, as the possibility of shortages, and great economic data presented an overlooked bull case for the entire complex. The past year also saw a number of...
By Nicholas – Published on November 29, 2017
Like most of the base metals, nickel has been on a tear since the middle of the year. But over the last few weeks, its price has come off the boil. After putting in what was likely a near term top above $13,000 USD/tonne, prices have slipped back below $12,000 USD/tonne. There are a number of...
By Nicholas – Published on November 25, 2017
January copper traded over $8200USD/tonne on Friday morning in Shanghai, and many think that the labor strikes in South America have a lot to do with the renewed strength in copper's price. The Escondida copper mine in Chile is responsible for producing around 5% of the world's copper...
By Nicholas – Published on November 24, 2017
Jake Klein, the CEO of Evolution Mining. came out with a warning to the world at the company's annual meeting, saying that the mining industry is struggling to attract young people to one of the world's most important industries. While this is an problem for the industry, there are a number...
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