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Growing Hunger for Iron Ore Upends Indian Politics

Growing Hunger for Iron Ore Upends Indian Politics

Sep 11, 2010 at 08:30 | David Caploe PhD

In the global rush to industrialize, and above all, make steel, the imperative element in manufacturing, iron ore has suddenly become a key element of global economics. As noted below,…

Is Copper the New Red Gold?

Is Copper the New Red Gold?

Sep 01, 2010 at 20:07 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Federal detention centers in the San Francisco Bay are a are slowly filling up with a new type of criminals. Illegal immigrants and petty drug dealers are being joined by…

Time to Add some Corn to Your Diet

Time to Add some Corn to Your Diet

Sep 01, 2010 at 10:44 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I have been waiting for a substantial dip in the grains to add to a position in corn, and it is clear from the chart below that we are just…

The Brewing Crisis in Rare Earth Elements

The Brewing Crisis in Rare Earth Elements

Aug 31, 2010 at 09:18 | Dave Cohen

As economists focus on the Sacred GDP number, which must remain positive to maintain the statistical recovery myth, there is another crisis brewing in the world of crucial resources. In…

Silver is Hot, Hot, Hot

Silver is Hot, Hot, Hot

Aug 31, 2010 at 09:15 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Those who followed my advice to watch silver should by now have the precious coins raining down upon them. Since then, the precious white metal has jumped 8% to $19.30,…

China's Insatiable Appetite for Gold

China's Insatiable Appetite for Gold

Aug 30, 2010 at 09:01 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Gold bugs and naysayers alike take note. When the world's second largest and fastest growing economy liberalizes gold ownership by individuals, who happened to be the planet's most fastidious savers…

Why Gold Seems Unbreakable

Why Gold Seems Unbreakable

Aug 26, 2010 at 08:51 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

While the rest of the world has been going to hell in a hand basket, gold (GLD), (GDX) refuses to take a serious dip, and is threatening the old $1,260…

It's Off to the Races at Molycorp

It's Off to the Races at Molycorp

Aug 24, 2010 at 22:33 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I just wanted to follow up on the rare earths piece which I recently published. Despite lackluster market conditions at best, Molycorp (MCP) managed to raise $394 million through its…

Is Palladium the New Gold?

Is Palladium the New Gold?

Aug 20, 2010 at 11:49 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

When the current outbreak of angst biting at the heels of the markets runs its course, and traders morph back into risk accumulation mode, you can count on palladium outperforming…

BHP Billiton Develops an Appetite for Potash

BHP Billiton Develops an Appetite for Potash

Aug 20, 2010 at 10:25 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

BHP Billiton’s (BHP) low key, South African CEO, Marius Kloppers, has announced that he is making a hostile takeover bid for Potash (POT) for $39 billion, or $130 a share,…

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