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Metals

Platinum Prices Might Explode If Unions And Miners Can’t Agree

Jul 21, 2016 at 10:13 | Dave Forest

It’s crunch time for global platinum. With events kicking off this week that could radically change the outlook for supply — and prices — over the coming weeks…

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…

Bad News For Miners: Cash Strapped Governments Up Royalties

Jul 20, 2016 at 09:43 | Dave Forest

Governments in resource-rich nations worldwide are still scrambling to adjust to lower commodities prices. With officials in a number of countries making significant moves this week to fix…

These Key Investors Just Withdrew $1B Out Of The Mining Sector

Jul 18, 2016 at 10:03 | Dave Forest

This past weekend, I discussed the problems facing big natural resource investment funds. Noting how deep-pocketed buyers have been unable to find quality assets to pick up, even at…

This Could Be A Major Red Flag For The World’s No.1 Copper Nation

Jul 15, 2016 at 10:48 | Dave Forest

Expansive study on global copper released this past week — from a top authority in the world’s largest producing nation, Chile. That came from the government-run Chilean Copper…

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…

South Africa’s Platinum Production Halted By Unions

Jun 08, 2016 at 09:48 | Dave Forest

The story on major labour issues in South Africa’s platinum sector took a deadly turn this week, leading to the first mine shutdown of the year. That came at…

Is Kazakhstan About To Nationalize More Uranium Assets?

May 30, 2016 at 10:48 | Dave Forest

I wrote in March about world’s top uranium nation, Kazakhstan, making thinly-veiled threats against uranium miners. And this past week, we may have seen the first moves…

Upcoming Labor Negotiations Might Boost Copper, Platinum Prices

May 24, 2016 at 10:14 | Dave Forest

The world’s #1 producing nations for platinum and copper are facing a common problem this week. And latest developments suggest this issue could be a potentially explosive one. The challenge…

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…

Russia Could Gain A Stranglehold On This Market

Oct 19, 2015 at 10:57 | Dave Forest

I discussed last year how Russia is making big moves in African mining. And late last week we got confirmation the pariah nation is moving fast to control a…

With a Collapse in Commodity Prices, What Happens Next?

Oct 06, 2015 at 16:20 | Michael McDonald

This has to be a scary time for virtually all commodities investors, whether one is talking about investing in commodities directly or in commodities companies. From…

Is This The Decade's Most Important Mining News?

Sep 25, 2015 at 11:22 | Dave Forest

It might not be immediately apparent -- but the global mining sector just changed forever.That's not because of a technical advance or a major discovery (yet). But rather…

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…

Investing In Uranium? This News Will Shock You.

Aug 19, 2015 at 09:26 | Dave Forest

There's a sense among some investors that uranium is a contrarian buy today. With prices languishing near decade lows, and multiple projects globally having shut their doors over the last…

Looking For New Exploration Frontiers? Here Are 30.

Jul 23, 2015 at 11:10 | Dave Forest

Some of the biggest potential for profit is created when new geographies open for exploration. Especially when those spots come with proven potential. The world got…

Lessons From The Failed Rare Earth Investment Hype

Jul 03, 2015 at 15:59 | Michael McDonald

The story of the Rare Earth Elements (REE) boom is one of the most disappointing but valuable parables for investors today. Rare Earth Elements were supposed…

Major Shift In Asian Commodity Demand Already Underway

Jun 25, 2015 at 16:42 | Michael McDonald

The story of commodities in the new millennium so far has largely been driven by China. For over fifteen years, rapid Chinese growth and industrialization brought…

Key Points For Investing In Global Mining Sector

Jun 19, 2015 at 17:07 | Michael McDonald

It is probably not news to most investors that the global mining industry is in trouble at this point. The Chinese, long one of the

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