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...
By Nicholas – Published on October 29, 2017
The Bitcoin narrative just keeps getting better. A few years ago the idea that a cryptocurrency would have a market cap north of $100 Billion US Dollars was pretty far fetched. But today that is a reality, and some of the biggest names in investing are getting involved in the space. The question...
By Nicholas – Published on October 28, 2017
Don't ever let anyone tell you that hard work doesn't pay off. When Marin Katusa first sat down with Rick Rule in 2004, it hadn't been long since left a job teaching calculus. Not to say that teachers aren't important, but the position he currently occupies is a far cry from that...
By Nicholas – Published on October 27, 2017
When an investor like Doug Casey says that the bottom of a bear market is probably in, it would be smart to pay attention. Depending on how you want to measure the beginning of the current bear market in precious metals, it has been going for at least six years, if not longer. For mining shares the...
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...
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