By Nicholas – Published on October 10, 2017
Making money in the stock market has never been easy. But in the junior resource sector, generating a return isn't very likely at all. Many speculators are seduced by the eye watering returns from a successful junior, but as Marin Katusa has explained, a junior resource investor has about a one...
By Nicholas – Published on October 10, 2017
After showing off some impressive performance in 2016, the stocks of major gold mining companies haven't been much to look at this year. Despite some of the negativity surrounding the sector, there is no reason to think that the stocks of the gold mining heavyweights will be at their current...
By Nicholas – Published on October 9, 2017
Silver prices haven't done much to shout about lately. While they have moved off of their lows, they have yet to confidently move over the $20usd/oz mark. Depending on who you believe, the silver market may be in surplus for the first time in nearly ten years, but like many things in the world...
By Nicholas – Published on October 9, 2017
The last decade has been an interesting one for the financial markets. In 2007 the mainstream media was off to the races, and it seemed like the sky was the limit. Then in 2008, the whole world watched in terror as the dream faded, and the international financial system was ripped apart. The...
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...
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