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The Mining Sector In This Troubled Nation Just Collapsed

The Mining Sector In This Troubled Nation Just Collapsed

Tanzania’s crackdown on the mining…

Expect Mine Closures In This Key Gold Mining Nation

Expect Mine Closures In This Key Gold Mining Nation

Major gold mining nation South…

The Precious Metal Heading For A Supply Squeeze

The Precious Metal Heading For A Supply Squeeze

Africa’s mining industry has had…

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Gold Crucifies Doubters

Jun 09, 2010 at 12:40 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Gold (GLD) blasted through to an all time high last night, doubters and naysayers carping all the way up that it was overpriced. The white metals of silver (SLV), platinum…

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The New California Gold Rush

Jun 04, 2010 at 10:16 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The gold rush is back on in California. On my way back from Lake Tahoe recently, I saw that every bend of the American river was dotted with hopeful amateur…

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Will Iridium be the Best-Performing Commodity of 2010

Jun 02, 2010 at 15:12 | Dave Forest

Unless you're a chemist or paleontologist, you've quite possibly never heard of iridium. The metal is one of the "little brothers" amongst the platinum group elements. The United States used…

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Commodity Investors Now Turning their Attention to Rhodium

Jun 02, 2010 at 05:45 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

When I was at the Hard Asset Investment Conference in New York a few weeks ago, every hour someone would stop by my table, mention the word "rhodium", and walk…

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Here Come the Water Wars

Jun 02, 2010 at 05:29 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Long time readers of this letter know well that I have been a big fan of the water play. The world is rapidly running out of fresh water, possibly within…

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The race to Find a Platinum Replacement is on

May 30, 2010 at 12:11 | Brian Westenhaus

Platinum – the joy of a jewelry designer – the bane of a catalyst user, and in the current economy its the most expensive element on earth. Platinum is the…

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How far will gold Run?

May 18, 2010 at 13:03 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The good news is that you no longer have to be crazy to buy gold. Until recently, certifiable believers chasing the barbaric relic were driven by a host of urban…

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When Higher Metals Prices Aren't Good for Miners

May 14, 2010 at 11:53 | Dave Forest

A couple of interesting data points on costs in the mining industry. Cost containment is once again becoming a major issue for miners. TD Newcrest analyst Greg Barnes told a…

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Follow the Platinum-Brick Road

May 07, 2010 at 12:07 | Dave Forest

Exciting couple of days on the market. With the Dow having its worst intra-day drop ever yesterday, most of the commodities got trashed. Over May 4 and 5, outstanding silver…

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Australia’s Super Profits Tax on Resource Companies Leads to Immediate Fall-Out

May 03, 2010 at 12:01 | Dave Forest

Australia sent the major miners into a tailspin overnight. The Rudd government announced Sunday night that it will impose a new "resource super profits" tax on mining, oil and gas,…

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