May 5, 2018
There are a few misconceptions about gold and silver floating around in the investment community.
One of the biggest ones is that higher interest rates are bad for precious metal prices. While it is true that the day of a rate hike in the US gold and silver tend to suffer a little, over the...
May 4, 2018
Junior mining shares can create incredible returns. Before your money goes to work in a small resource company, getting your hands on quality research is a good idea.
David Erfle has devoted more than a decade to becoming one of the go-to sources for information about junior miners. Instead of...
May 3, 2018
The fact that cobalt prices have been on a tear isn't news. But under the surface of the cobalt market, there could be a dislocation brewing.
A decade ago, no one cared about the cobalt market. The vast majority of the world's cobalt was produced as a byproduct from other forms of...
April 29, 2018
The investment community is beginning to wonder where all the new supplies of basic materials are going to come from.
Depending on the element in question, the need for new development is needed to keep prices under control, or even necessary to prevent shortages. Numerous factors are driving...
April 27, 2018
There are some big changes coming. We are living at a time when the defacto global energy sources, which mostly fossil fuels, are on the cusp of being replaced.
For all of their drawbacks, fossil fuels do offer some advantages.
When a person wants to use gasoline or diesel to fuel their car,...
April 24, 2018
Canada's Yukon Territory is home to mining projects that every investor should know about.
Gold has been a staple in the Yukon's mining mix for a long time. But there are other minerals that are available in the territory as well. The last few years have seen renewed interest in the...
April 21, 2018
The market for ICO's is growing dramatically.
In 2017 new companies raised more than $6 Billion US dollars via Initial Coin Offerings (ICO's), which is 45 times more cash than ICO's brought in the previous year. It is estimated that this year's ICO's have already eclipsed...
April 19, 2018
Gold has been steady this year, and the market for new mining projects seems to be improving.
There haven't been many major gold discoveries recently, when compared to decades past. This puts the big gold mining companies in a tricky spot. They need to replenish their constantly depleted...
April 16, 2018
There have been a lot of changes in the markets since Peter Schiff took the stage at the VRIC this past January.
At the time the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was in the process of putting in what could become all time highs. It peaked for the year a few weeks after Peter Schiff gave this...
April 14, 2018
The team at Integra Gold, which was bought by Eldorado Gold, were very successful at finding under appreciated assets and creating value.
After the buyout, that same team decided to get back into mine building.
Their new venture is called Integra Resources, and they recently closed a series...
April 9, 2018
There is a lot of fear surrounding nuclear power.
Ever since the nuclear age began with twin detonations in Japan at the end of the Second World War, the world has been nervous about nuclear.
There have been a few accidents over the years, which get a lot of attention. While radioactive fly...
April 7, 2018
The mining industry isn't looked to as a hotbed of innovation.
Doug Casey has pointed out that the industry is mired in the 19th century. Part of this is the nature of the business. Digging up rocks and moving them around isn't the easiest sector to digitize.
The way that minerals...
April 4, 2018
Legendary investor Jim Rodgers muses that it has never been easy to make money.
For those of you that don't know him, he founded the first hedge fund, ever, with a partner named George Soros.
This all happened back in the 1970's, right after President Nixon decided to stop redeeming...
April 1, 2018
Lithium and cobalt have rallied hard as a new generation of technologies become mainstream.
There have been a number of demand drivers, ranging from the near ubiquity of smartphones across the planet, to the rapid development of Electric Vehicles (EV's).
It all comes down to new ways of...