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 25, 2017
i. Introduction Economics has struggled to make sense out of the price movements that occur in financial markets, or on a larger scale, economies as a whole. For a long time the ideas of equilibrium were very important to the study of economics, but when these ideas are looked at critically,...
By Nicholas – Published on October 25, 2017
The world has changed a lot over the last ten years, both politically and economically. In many ways the existing financial system ended in the late months of 2008, and today, we live in a world that is experimenting with radical new ideas outside of the laboratory. James Rickards has been...
By Nicholas – Published on October 24, 2017
The platinum market has been sliding for a while. Like many metals, it posted some pretty lofty prices nearly a decade ago, but after the crash in 2008, its glory days never returned. Today the metal, which is far more rare than gold, is selling for less than a thousand US Dollars per ounce, and...
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 uranium market has been a rough one since the subprime bubble burst in 2008. The vast majority of junior miners have gone under, and are at best scraping by. But for Skyharbor Resources, the nasty climate for uranium investment has been a blessing, and today they are sitting on a land package...
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 22, 2017
Unconventional gas recovery has been on a wild ride. The industry came out of nowhere around a decade ago, but for one innovative Canadian company, the tight gas field has been very rewarding. A lot of what makes Blackbird Energy so successful is their decision to buy into some of the best land...
By Nicholas – Published on October 21, 2017
With the price of silver around where it was a decade ago, one could be forgiven that the market for the white metal was flat. The opposite is true, and with the demand for silver rising, it is surprising to see the price banging around below $20usd/oz. The founder of First Majestic Silver, Keith...
By Nicholas – Published on October 20, 2017
For most of recorded history, gold was money. If it wasn't minted into coins for use in the economy, it was what backed up the value of paper currency. It has only been in the last 50 or so years that gold became demonetized, and with the rise of fiat currencies, the yellow metal became a...
By Nicholas – Published on October 20, 2017
The price of uranium saw a bit of life come back into it over the last year. But as it stands today, the uranium market still appears to be oversupplied. The Fukushima disaster has done nothing to reassure nervous consumers about the safety of nuclear power, and with the advent to low cost...
By Nicholas – Published on October 18, 2017
The last few years have ripped the junior end of the mining stock market apart. A combination of a risk averse investment community, and the rise of ETF's has created a situation where there are few companies available for investors that want exposure to a highly leveraged position on both...
By Nicholas – Published on October 18, 2017
The details are sparse, but according to Russian Minister of Communications, Nikolay Nikiforov, Russia will be the first country to have a cyber currency that is convertible to the Ruble. The idea has been outlined with broad strokes, but Mr. Nikiforov was present at a closed door meeting in Moscow...
By Nicholas – Published on October 17, 2017
According to some, love can conquer all. For the financial community, losing sight of gold's primary uses world market comes with great risk. In many western countries, high purity gold jewelry isn't an aspirational purchase. But in other areas of the world, the gold demand has a cyclical...
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