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Australia’s Super Profits Tax on Resource Companies Leads to Immediate Fall-Out

Australia’s Super Profits Tax on Resource Companies Leads to Immediate Fall-Out

May 03, 2010 at 12:01 | Dave Forest

Australia sent the major miners into a tailspin overnight. The Rudd government announced Sunday night that it will impose a new "resource super profits" tax on mining, oil and gas,…

The Coming Boom in Rare Earth Metals

The Coming Boom in Rare Earth Metals

May 02, 2010 at 09:33 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Interest in Rare Earths is starting to heat up in a dramatic fashion, and it something you should keep on your radar. So named because they were hard to get…

What to Look For When Investing in an Exploration Company

What to Look For When Investing in an Exploration Company

Apr 27, 2010 at 13:31 | Dave Forest

Calling all mineral explorers. Australia needs your help. The Australian Institute of Geosciences (AIG) this week released a report noting that the Aussie exploration sector is suffering. AIG blames the…

Chile Introduces Sliding Royalty Scale on Copper Production

Chile Introduces Sliding Royalty Scale on Copper Production

Apr 19, 2010 at 19:00 | Dave Forest

I wrote yesterday about the importance of tailoring royalties to fit the situation for different oil and gas plays. Today, there's news on an interesting riff on this idea. Tailoring…

Gold: Fear, Uncertainty & Goldman Sachs. Where do Prices Go from Here?

Gold: Fear, Uncertainty & Goldman Sachs. Where do Prices Go from Here?

Apr 17, 2010 at 19:00 | Dian L. Chu

Gold fell the most in two months as the SEC’s action against Goldman Sachs (GS) spurred investors rushing out of riskier commodities and into perceived safer assets such as the…

ETF-izing the Market: Are Producers Getting the Wrong Signal?

ETF-izing the Market: Are Producers Getting the Wrong Signal?

Apr 14, 2010 at 19:00 | Dave Forest

Reports this morning that Russian aluminum giant Rusal is looking at launching an exchange-traded fund (ETF) back by physical aluminum. Rusal said the fund could initially be backed with up…

Chinese Base Metal Stockpiles are Reaching Epic Levels - How will this Affect Prices

Chinese Base Metal Stockpiles are Reaching Epic Levels - How will this Affect Prices

Apr 08, 2010 at 19:00 | Dave Forest

A couple of interesting data points the last few weeks, on commodities oversupply. Last week CBI China reported that Chinese base metal stockpiles are reaching epic levels. CBI surveyed commercial…

Rio Tinto Case Indicates Chinese Leadership are Confident that Growth Will Continue

Rio Tinto Case Indicates Chinese Leadership are Confident that Growth Will Continue

Apr 04, 2010 at 19:00 | David Caploe PhD

When four executives from Rio Tinto, the giant Anglo-Australian mining company, were arrested last July on charges of stealing commercial secrets, as well as taking and receiving bribes from Chinese…

Gold Futures Take Flight Over the proposed E.U. Bailout of Greece

Gold Futures Take Flight Over the proposed E.U. Bailout of Greece

Mar 29, 2010 at 17:35 | Dave Forest

The action in gold on Friday was notable. Spot gold jumped over $5. And the rally has continued this morning, with gold now back above $1,110 for the first time…

Money Flows Into Platinum as Demand for Gold and Silver Drops

Money Flows Into Platinum as Demand for Gold and Silver Drops

Mar 24, 2010 at 18:47 | Dave Forest

Gold investors have long-believed the mainstream is close at hand. One of the major arguments from gold bulls over the last ten years has been that bullion prices will rise…

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