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Will Oil And Gold Prices Rise This Year?

Will Oil And Gold Prices Rise This Year?

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Tech Giants Scramble To Secure Cobalt Supply

Tech Giants Scramble To Secure Cobalt Supply

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Metals

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,…

The Misguided Interpretation of Historical Gold Prices

The Misguided Interpretation of Historical Gold Prices

Aug 16, 2010 at 11:13 | Adam Sharp

Gold bears are on the prowl again, having apparently recovered from their 10 year scorching, and it looks like some are launching a new counter-offensive.Exhibit A: The gold chart…

Mis-Judging the Gold Market

Mis-Judging the Gold Market

Aug 12, 2010 at 11:38 | Dave Forest

Gold is so misunderstood. My colleagues and I often joke about how gold is the "all-weather" investment. When the economy is good, pundits claim gold will rise because of inflation.…

Scorched Earth Finance

Scorched Earth Finance

Aug 10, 2010 at 13:11 | Dave Forest

One of my favorite journals is Project Finance. Having recently raised $25 million for a mining project, and now looking at a bigger raise for another, it's a subject I…

The Bull Market in Food Is Only Just Starting

The Bull Market in Food Is Only Just Starting

Aug 09, 2010 at 17:32 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I believe that the surge in the price of food we have seen in recent weeks is the beginning of a major, secular, long term trend. During the sixties, new…

I’ll Take Two Lumps, Please

I’ll Take Two Lumps, Please

Aug 09, 2010 at 09:23 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

It’s just a matter of time before global buying of the grains spills over into the sugar market. A combination of torrential rains in Brazil, the source of 54% of…

The Skinny on Lithium

The Skinny on Lithium

Aug 09, 2010 at 09:16 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Long time readers of this letter know that I have been a huge bull on lithium plays, my pick in the sector, Chile’s Sociedad Quimica Y Minera (SQM), bringing in…

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