By Nicholas – Published on October 7, 2017
Being a contrarian is never easy. But for Jim Dines, his views on precious metals represent hard won victories over mind numbing group think and countless callous public remarks against him. Way back when it was still a felony for US Citizens to own gold, and the price was pegged at $35usd an...
By Nicholas – Published on October 6, 2017
The stock market has come a long way since the Dutch basically invented the idea of a joint stock company some time ago. But while the way stocks are traded has evolved with the times, the underlying settlement system isn't very different from what existed 400+ years ago in Amsterdam....
By Nicholas – Published on October 6, 2017
The shares of gold mining companies saw quite a lot of interest from investors in 2016. But in 2017 the prices of gold shares have fallen from their 2016 highs, and left many people who were late to the party holding shares that were worth a lot more when they bought them. It is never fun to watch...
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 October 5, 2017
Christine Lagarde had some interesting words to deliver at a recent speech in London. She was speaking at the Bank of England Conference, and the speech she delivered serves as notice to both central and commercial bankers all over the world. Ms. Lagarde is currently the head of the IMF, and her...
By Nicholas – Published on October 1, 2017
Mining is generally thought of as a for profit enterprise, and not as a public service. But in reality, mining operations extract vital minerals that allow for social progress to take place. The national governments of both Canada and Australia have both made investments in mines that produce...
By Nicholas – Published on September 29, 2017
The gold price has dropped a bit from the highs it printed a few weeks ago, and has fallen below the $1300usd/oz level. Many market watchers cite a more hawkish stance from the US FED, but there are other factors like a stabilizing dollar, and a relatively quiet outlook on the geopolitical front...
By Nicholas – Published on September 27, 2017
Cryptocurrencies are hitting the mainstream press in a big way. Now everyone knows that people everywhere are making huge gains with cryptos like Bitcoin and Ethereum. There are a lot of new cryptos being offered, and investors are struggling to make sense of this trends, let alone how to invest in...
By Nicholas – Published on September 26, 2017
The Extraordinary Future Conference brought a number of next generation thinkers together. Blockchain, virtual reality and revolutionary health care technology were all represented ion a great day in Vancouver. But one company earned the distinction of being recognized by Stockhouse as the best...
By Nicholas – Published on September 25, 2017
There is a huge problem looming for some of the most advanced companies in the world. Unfortunately, the mining culture that developed over the last hundred years or so didn't take into account the instability that exists in areas where commercial mining rights aren't taken...
By Nicholas – Published on September 24, 2017
Hive Blockchain's shares have only been trading for a few days, but they have been the subject of massive interest from investors. Far from being bid by hopeful punters, some of the biggest names in investing have made buying Hive's shares a priority. US Global Investors is sitting on 10...
By Nicholas – Published on September 23, 2017
Tesla Motors is known for making drop dead sexy electric cars that can spank most of their gas powered competitors. But what may be an equally profitable market for the company is the shift toward using renewable power sources in electrical grids around the world. In February of this year AES...
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...
By Nicholas – Published on September 21, 2017
The recent rally in gold prices seems to have stalled over the last week. While the yellow metal had risen to the highest price in nearly a year, over the last days it fell below the $1300usd/ounce mark. Some in the market cite a moderately hawkish stance by the US Central Bank, while others say...
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