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As Deng Tsiao-Ping observed before his death, rare earth metals - which are crucial to producing all manner of "clean" high-technology - are China's oil. Despite the name, rare earth…

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It is not only an impending gap in demand and supply of oil that imposes upon the conservation of human civilization, the pressing and imminent depletion of world metals threatens…

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The world is in need of good uranium mining projects. Many of the deposits being explored and developed globally are marginal. Up to three orders of magnitude lower in grade…

Palladium Explodes to the Upside

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Sep 24, 2010 at 08:09 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

If you are thrilled about the recent performance of gold, you have to be absolutely ecstatic about the ballistic rise of palladium, which has soared by 33% in the past…

Upgrading Copper

Upgrading Copper

Sep 22, 2010 at 22:48 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so I felt like puffing out my chest yesterday when Goldman Sachs (GS) announced an upgrade of Freeport McMoran (FCX),…

Investing in Monopolies: A Look at the Tin Market

Investing in Monopolies: A Look at the Tin Market

Sep 21, 2010 at 11:40 | Dave Forest

You may or may not have been following the tin market lately. But for anyone who has, it's been an exciting ride. Tin prices passed $23,700 per tonne this week.…

Wheat Melt Up Warning!

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Sep 20, 2010 at 08:56 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Last week, I warned of a short squeeze in corn due to worsening conditions across the entire agricultural front. Since then, the ETF (CORN) has risen ten out of 12…

Why You Should Pay Attention to Copper

Why You Should Pay Attention to Copper

Sep 14, 2010 at 11:49 | Robert M Cutler

The world price of copper both reflects and drives the hopes and fears of economic recovery and disaster. Roughly 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of copper is used in producing an…

My Sugar Buy Explodes to the Upside

My Sugar Buy Explodes to the Upside

Sep 14, 2010 at 08:20 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I just got a bill from my dentist, accrued since the sudden onset of my sweet tooth on August 2, and it was an absolute whopper! The good news is…

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