By Nicholas – Published on February 15, 2018
A series of recent data points in the US might be an early warning of a stagflationary economic environment. Inflation figures released yesterday came in a touch higher than expected, at 2.1% on a y-o-y basis for January, and up .5% from December. This data was enough to send the US Dollar much...
By Nicholas – Published on February 14, 2018
President Trump isn't afraid to spend money. The past few weeks have seen a new federal budget agreed to in the USA, with the figure for 'defense' spending coming in at the highest level ever: $700 billion US Dollars. This is a very large amount of money, though when the defense...
By Nicholas – Published on February 13, 2018
If the last ten trading days are any guide, there could be some big changes coming for major asset classes. A popular explanation for the snap selling in equity markets that started on Friday, February 2nd is a push higher in US 10 year bond yields. This, as the story goes, set off a chain...
By Nicholas – Published on February 13, 2018
It would be difficult to conceive of a more meaningful topic for investors than the recent 'correction' in many global equity markets. This sharp movement lower has been accompanied by action in the US bond market that isn't what one would expect to see in the middle of a selling...
By Nicholas – Published on February 11, 2018
***Author's Note: Any statements in this piece that could be construed as opinion, are the opinion of the author, and not Cambridge House International. This work is not intended as investment advice, nor should it be used as such.*** A decade ago when the US markets were on the edge of...
By Nicholas – Published on February 10, 2018
The last week saw a frenzy of selling across asset classes amid skyrocketing volatility in global markets. While many investors were watching what could be the beginning of a very rough time in the world of finance, crypto champion and former Fortress Trader Mike Novogratz's latest venture...
By Nicholas – Published on February 9, 2018
World markets continue to be sold, with most assets now joining the equity exchanges in a torrent of red pixels. All of the major US indices were down for the day, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average posting a psychologically significant 1000 point loss. Today that number isn't as dire as...
Published on February 8, 2018
Nick Hodge, Financial Writer & Publisher, discusses developments in the uranium market with Amir Adnani, Uranium Energy Corp. & GoldMining Inc.
By Nicholas – Published on February 8, 2018
The Pascua-Lama gold project that straddles the border of Chile and Argentina should be fairly easy to get up an running. But for Barrick gold, an action taken last month by the Superintendencia del Medio Ambiente (SMA) may mean that Barrick will stop any planning for a massive open pit mine...
By Nicholas – Published on February 7, 2018
Bitcoin's fall from its December highs has been quick, with many buyers who entered the space recently sitting on major losses. Over the last few months of 2017 people had been taking out mortgages to buy crypto currencies, as well as using their credit cards to fund crypto purchases. This...
Published on February 7, 2018
Sharad Khare in dialogue with Paul Harris, Latin-American Editor of Mining Journal.
By Nicholas – Published on February 7, 2018
The reasons for the steep drop in US bonds late last week are still something of a mystery, but their results in the world markets seem to be obvious at this point. Reuters reports that many algo-run funds funds had been involved in a 'long equities, short volatility' trade, and that...
By Nicholas – Published on February 6, 2018
World markets seem to be in the midst of a selling panic. The 666 point drop that the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) looks like it was a portent of nasty things to come. The selling on most of the world's equity exchanges on Monday continued around at the open in Asia on Tuesday, with...
By Nicholas – Published on February 5, 2018
The last week as seen a number of concerned comments from the highest levels of the mining world, and some serious selling pressure on the Canadian listed shares of Robert Friedland's Ivanhoe Mines. The Parliament of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recently passed a broad series...
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