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Metals / Gold

Did Africa's #2 Gold Nation Just Suspend All Mining Projects?

Apr 19, 2017 at 10:08 | Dave Forest

Potentially major development in the gold space this week. With one of the world’s go-to producing nations apparently going through a regulatory upheaval — which could affect new projects and…

Gold Prices Rise As Demand In This No.1 Gold Market Soars

Apr 17, 2017 at 10:38 | Dave Forest

Sentiment has turned up in the gold market the last few weeks. And new data from the world’s top consuming center — India — shows there may indeed be cause…

Is This The Biggest Gold Deposit Ever Found In China?

Mar 31, 2017 at 10:55 | Dave Forest

Mining analysts MinEx Consulting released an interesting study on global exploration last week. Showing that China is by far the world’s largest spender on mineral exploration — but that discoveries…

What Gold Can Tell You About Oil Prices

Mar 30, 2017 at 14:27 | Brian Noble

It’s human nature to pay close attention to market indicators when they seem to be working and show neglect or indifference when they’re not. That is not, however, necessarily the…

Gold Demand In This Key Market Just Surged 82%

Mar 02, 2017 at 10:21 | Dave Forest

The biggest story in gold the past year has been India. With the world’s former largest gold importer seeing a 21 percent fall in shipments during 2016, to just 676…

One Shocking Chart On The Death Of A Gold Nation

Feb 27, 2017 at 10:06 | Dave Forest

Further to the second-last item above, the death of South African gold mining has been one of the biggest stories you never read about. Investors in the gold space today…

Gold Prices Under Pressure As Indians Stop Buying

Jan 31, 2017 at 09:37 | Dave Forest

India’s government wants more local gold. This week directing state-run Minerals Exploration Corp. to assess remaining reserves at the historic Kolar Gold Fields district — ahead of a possible…

Miners Shun Top Class Gold Assets In Egypt

Jan 24, 2017 at 09:49 | Dave Forest

I wrote in November about Egypt’s first gold licensing round in seven years. Noting that the geological potential is very strong in this under-explored part of the Arabian-Nubian shield.…

Here Are The Final Numbers On A Terrible Year For Gold In India

Jan 09, 2017 at 10:07 | Dave Forest

The final 2016 stats are in from the world’s top gold-consuming nation, India. Showing that the past year was one of the bleakest on record for this critical bullion market.…

Are Indians About To Lose Their Gold?

Nov 30, 2016 at 10:49 | Dave Forest

More unsettling rumours circulating for the gold market this past week. With local press issuing a brief but dire warning on demand in the world’s most important consuming center. India.…

The Gold Of The Pharaohs? Egypt To Issue First Licenses In 7 Years

Nov 17, 2016 at 09:45 | Dave Forest

Gold majors aren’t doing a lot of exploration these days. With leading producer Newmont saying last month it is focusing on just three places globally for greenfields projects. Two of…

Gold Prices Just Did Something They Haven’t Done All Year

Oct 13, 2016 at 09:49 | Dave Forest

Finally the global gold market is getting some good news from its top consuming nation — India. Reports earlier this week suggest that something very unusual has just happened with…

Gold Buying Drops Almost 80 Percent In This Key Market

Aug 03, 2016 at 09:20 | Dave Forest

The gold price continues to look perky this week. With a move to near $1,350 per ounce having some analysts suggesting another breakout may be at hand. And…

What Growing U.S. Consumer Spending Means For Energy

Jul 22, 2016 at 17:50 | Oil & Gas 360

Macquarie Securities’ Toronto-based research team put out a research note today that pointed out the strength coming out of the world’s spending giant: the U.S. consumer. “Macro data continues to…

Uncovering The Mystery Of South Africa’s Missing Gold Exports

Jul 20, 2016 at 14:06 | Frik Els

According to a new study by the UN's Conference on Trade and Development, some commodity dependent developing countries "are losing as much as 67 percent of their exports worth billions…

Weak Indian Demand May Soon Impact Gold Prices

Jun 10, 2016 at 10:01 | Dave Forest

Incredible numbers this week on gold demand. Coming out of a nation that’s supposed to be the world’s top consumer — but is showing hardly any buying right…

Billionaire Investors Back A Gold Price Rally In 2016

Jun 08, 2016 at 17:40 | Simon Harlow

It wasn’t so long ago that some of the more famous investor gurus were shrugging off gold as nothing more than shiny trinkets with no investment value. They…

Will Gold Be The Beneficiary Of Oil, Equities Plunge?

Jan 22, 2016 at 17:07 | Andrew Topf

Global stock markets were in turmoil again this week, with the Dow plunging 566 points on Wednesday before recovering to a 250-point loss, and the S&P 500 index bleeding over…

India’s Gold Mining Sector Could Experience A Massive Renewal Soon

Sep 17, 2015 at 10:37 | Dave Forest

I mentioned yesterday how global gold production hasn't fallen much in the face of lower prices. And this week we got some indications that supply could…

Can Gold Come Back From The Brink?

Oct 14, 2014 at 14:53 | Nick Cunningham

After tripling in value between 2000 and 2011, commodity prices continue to crumble. Commodity indices have lost about a quarter of their value, a decline that quickened over the summer,…

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