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  • This $16 Billion Fund For Gold Mining Could Shift Market Dynamics

    One of the world's largest sources of funding for gold miners was announced this weekend. But you have to be in the right part of the globe to grab a piece of the investment cash. China announced that it is leading a massive fund-raising for gold projects. With the country's Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) expected to help create a pool of capital totaling 100 billion yuan -- or about $16.1 billion dollars.The news came at a major trade and investment forum in China's northwest Xi'an City. With officials from China's Industrial Fund Management Company here saying that the billion-dollar fund…

  • “Bigger Than The Bakken: Energy Companies Setting Their Sights On Argentina”

    Argentina is quickly becoming the venue for the next shale boom, and now the race is on to get in on the oil and gas potential, with Russian Gazprom staking out the place, while investors wonder how they can play this momentous game.If there were any doubts over the past year that Argentina is on the cusp of a US-style oil and gas revolution from shale, Gazprom’s overtures should put them to rest.Russian state-run news agency Interfax is making sure the world knows that Gazprom plans to be a key player in this game, announcing late in April that the…

  • The Best Way To Find Major Gold Deposits

    There have been a lot of techniques used to look for major gold discoveries over the last 50 years.But only one has consistently worked.That's the message from a new scientific study published in the journal Applied Earth Science. Where Julian Vearncombe and Mario Zelic from Australia's SJS Resource Management survey over a half-decade of exploration efforts in the gold sector, in order to find out what's really been effective.The authors identify 10 different strategies that have been tried through the years. In the 1950s, it was "syngenetic" models of gold formation -- basically suggesting that gold forms at the same…

  • Some Bullish News On Gold From This Key Market

    More new information on the world's most important gold market right now: India. Showing that demand continues to stay strong, providing solid support to global prices.Local press reported this week that India's April gold imports rose substantially. With "trade sources" estimating total imports at 90 tonnes for the month -- up 55% from the 58 tonnes that Indian buyers brought in during April 2014.Related: Saudi Arabia Continues To Turn Screws On U.S. ShaleThat follows on a strong import performance in March. Which saw 121.8 tonnes of gold imported here.All of which suggests that recent measures to relax gold import rules in…

  • Is This The Next Big Wildcat Opportunity?

    Bannock Creek Project.Clouds over the oil investment space are obscuring a few rare wealth-creation opportunities. The history of exploration indicates that massive discoveries are often made in environments of gloom.Golden Giant Mine (1982), Eskay Creek (1987), Voisey Bay (1993), Ekati Diamond Mine (1996), Crescent Point Energy (2003) are examples of companies that struck it rich by exploring aggressively when the market thought they were crazy.Saturn Minerals (TSX.V: SMI) (FRANKFURT: SMK) is a junior Canadian Energy Company focused on the northern section of Williston Basin which has oil bearing formations similar to the production center in the southern parts of the…

  • Copper And Oil Mega-Plays... In Exactly The Same Place

    Back from another tour of duty the last few weeks -- this one including stops in Colombia, Thailand, Myanmar and Hong Kong.And everywhere there were interesting opportunities to be had.One theme jumped out from all the meetings worldwide: that resource markets are facing some of the toughest times in decades right now. At least in the West.Many of the Western investors I met with have turned negative on gold, base metals, and now even energy. Some formerly major players in this space have turned away from financing resource projects altogether -- now preferring more popular stomping grounds like the technology…

  • The Latest Price War In The Commodities Sector

    Some very unusual data coming out of Brazil this week. Showing that the nation is bucking global trends when it comes to one commodities market.Iron ore.The odd thing is, exports of iron ore out of Brazil are continuing to rise -- according to government figures reported by Platts.Brazil shipped 28.73 million tons of iron ore in April. Representing a notable 16.3% increase from the 24.7 million tons the major producer exported in April 2014.Related: Does Russia Really Own 20% Of The US’ Uranium Reserves?The April figures were actually down slightly from March -- when Brazil shipped 30.78 million tons of iron…

  • Audacious Plan Here Will Have Massive Impact On Gold Markets

    India's plans to reduce gold imports keep getting more ambitious. With news last week suggesting that the government is about to unveil a major plan aimed at curbing foreign bullion demand.Local press report that a so-called "gold monetization" scheme is about to be announced by the national government. Which will allow the country's finance ministry to access some of the massive stores of gold held by private citizens across the country.Related: Coal Markets May Just Have Been Thrown A LifelineHere's how the plan will reportedly work. Holders of gold jewelry, coins, and bars will be able to deliver the metal to…

  • Could This Be One Of The Best Ways To Play The Oil Rebound?

    Small-cap WellStar Energy (TSX.V: WSE) is not only surviving the oil downturn by playing it smart, it’s thriving on strategic new acquisitions in Saskatchewan and Alberta and a 2015 low-risk drilling and workover program that promises realistic growth and return on investment. So many junior oil companies overleveraged themselves on $100 oil and are now facing bankruptcy or sell-offs of their debt. Not so WellStar Energy, whose management played it smart from the start and is now looking at increased growth with new operated assets in a low-risk drilling venue in the prolific Williston Basin and Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin…

  • A Change In The Weather Could See This Small Cap Strike It Big

    Saturn Minerals Inc. (TSX.V: SMI) announced on April 24 that it had received a key permit from provincial regulators that will allow it to drill a well in Saskatchewan. The well will be drilled at its “Bannock Creek” property.Saturn Minerals is a small Canadian oil and gas company that has a focus on the North Williston Basin. The basin stretches from North Dakota and Montana in the United States, up into Saskatchewan. The company controls over 376,000 acres of oil and gas rights. But it isn’t just oil and gas. In fact, Saturn discovered three massive coal deposits in Williston…