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 December 2, 2017
The gold price took a shot last week, and closed the week below $1280 USD/oz. This marks a weekly close below the 200 Day MA, which currently sits $1286 USD/oz, and according to chartists, this could mark the beginnings of further declines for the yellow metal. The move downward began after the...
By Nicholas – Published on November 22, 2017
By now pretty everyone knows two things about Electric Vehicles (EV's), and the elements that make them possible. Firstly, there isn't supply of them at the moment, and secondly, many of them come from places that aren't stable. Cobalt and The Democratic Republic of the Congo illustrate...
By Nicholas – Published on November 21, 2017
If you are interested in buying precious metals, there are good reasons to follow up on your hunch. Gold is the metal that usually comes to mind when investing in precious metals is brought up, but silver has some unique advantages that no other metal shares, especially at its current...
By Nicholas – Published on November 10, 2017
Zinc and Lead are extremely useful metals. The world may be learning just how dear they are today, as zinc prices push though highs seen more than a decade ago. A recent move by commodities powerhouse Glencore to curb zinc production is partly responsible for zinc's big run, but a non stop need...
By Nicholas – Published on October 30, 2017
The world is moving towards a very new energy mix. Over the last few years the cost of producing electricity from wind power has dropped substantially. Over the weekend Germany's wind farms produced so much electricity that rates actually went negative. That means that when someone turned on...
By Nicholas – Published on October 25, 2017
According to reports from the Nikkei Asian Review, the Shanghai International Energy Exchange (SIEE) is in the last stages of preparation before launching a crude oil futures contract that will be both open to international entities, and priced in Chinese Yuan. China recently overtook the United...
By Nicholas – Published on October 24, 2017
In the Western world, gold just isn't very interesting. Central banks were sellers of the yellow metal for a long time, but now, the gold reserves for countries like the United States, England, France and Germany are basically stable. There have been some squabbles recently about where...
By Nicholas – Published on October 23, 2017
The 19th Party Congress is well underway in Beijing, and with his opening speech Xi Jinping touched briefly on what could become one of the largest economic and geopolitical drivers of the 21st century. The Belt and Road initiative (BRI) is massive in its scope, and may be the thing that shifts the...
By Nicholas – Published on October 14, 2017
For most of the 20th century, photography represented the largest commercial demand for silver. When the digital age changed the way that people took pictures, many thought that photography would never be replaced as a driver for silver's price. But today a new kind of light sensitive medium is...
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 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 September 22, 2017
It is fair to suggest that the low and high for copper's recent rally are probably in place. Copper opened the month well above $3usd/pound, and as the week draws to a close, it has fallen below $2.90usd/pound. The red metal started its rise from below $2.50usd/pound, which is a pretty hefty...
Published on June 18, 2014
Rick Rule chats with Cambridge House Live anchor Vanessa Collette at the Canadian Investor Conference Vancouver 2014.  They cover several topics, including Rick's recent trip to China and how he views the country moving forward. A must-watch!
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