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This Critical Uranium Shutdown is Going Ahead

Aug 28, 2014 at 08:37 | Dave Forest

A brief news item yesterday may be one of the most important happenings in commodities for years.The coming shutdown of one of the largest uranium mines on the…

These Miners Are Seeking Over $1.3 Billion in Acquisitions

Aug 25, 2014 at 09:21 | Dave Forest

There's been a lot of press lately about a possible slowdown in the economy of China. And speculation over the effects that such a happening might have on the commodities…

How to Play the Uranium Price Rebound

Aug 02, 2013 at 14:01 | The Energy Report

When it comes to uranium market sentiment, "it's all about Japan," says David Talbot, senior mining analyst at Dundee Capital Markets. With restart applications trickling in and reactor construction underway…

Doomsday: Will Peak Phosphate Get us Before Global Warming?

Jul 22, 2013 at 15:30 | Ed Dolan

Although climate change catches the headlines, it is not the only doomsday scenario out there. A smaller but no less fervent band of worriers think that peak phosphate—a catastrophic decline…

China Continues to Reduce Rare Earth Production as Prices Fall

Jun 04, 2013 at 16:59 | Stuart Burns

Chicken or egg, which came first?The same question could be asked of the rare earth metals market.Rare earth metal prices have been falling steadily for the…

Foreign Mining Companies Flee China

Mar 12, 2013 at 18:11 | MINING.com

In the 1990s, China opened up the country’s vast mineral resources to international investment.Over the past decade, it has reformulated its mining legislation to attract foreign companies into…

Japan Signs Rare Earth Deal with India

Nov 22, 2012 at 17:11 | Metal Miner

Japan has sealed its new “friendship” in the world of rare earths by formally signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India for imports of rare earth (REE) minerals annually.

Chinese Rare Earth Mining Monopoly Threatens US Defense Technology

Nov 13, 2012 at 17:34 | Charles Kennedy

Technology that drives the Pentagon’s weapons program, the US auto industry and renewable energy ambitions is threatened by a lack of heavy rare earths for which China enjoys the global…

Recycling Magnets to Extract the Rare Earth Metals

Oct 29, 2012 at 17:21 | Brian Westenhaus

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory is working to more effectively remove the neodymium, a rare earth element, from the mix of other materials in a magnet.  The…

Are Rare Earth Metal Prices About To Rise?

Oct 24, 2012 at 17:19 | Materials Risk

Rare earth metal prices have fallen sharply since mid-2011, some declining by as much as 80% as expectations of rising supplies coincided with declining demand. More recently, prices have shown…

The Highs and Lows of Gold Prices Following QE3

Oct 22, 2012 at 17:39 | Geopolitical Monitor

Following the announcement of the US Federal Bank's intention to begin a third round of quantitative easing in mid-September, the global price of gold skyrocketed. With prices already beginning to…

Ready to Take Some Pain?

Oct 03, 2012 at 17:22 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Look at the chart below and it is clear that Ben Bernanke's announcement of QE3 triggered a classic "Buy the rumor, sell the news" type reaction in the market. The…

Gold is Breaking out to the Upside

Oct 01, 2012 at 09:38 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Look at the $25 move in gold today, and it's clear that an upside breakout is imminent. It made this move on a whisper of a rumour about a speculation…

Don't Miss the Big Show in Silver

Sep 24, 2012 at 17:09 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Those transfixed by gold blasting through the $1,750 level have been missing the real action in silver. The white metal has soared 34% to $34 since the beginning of the…

Revisiting the First Silver Bubble

Sep 24, 2012 at 17:03 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

With silver back in the headlines, I thought I'd touch base with a wizened and grizzled old veteran who still remembers the last time the biggest bubble in history popped…

Buy the Big Dip in Gold

Sep 11, 2012 at 17:10 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Look at the charts for the barbarous relic below and you can only come to one possible conclusion. If the Federal Reserve disappoints on Thursday, just a little bit, even…

Time to Pick Up Some Gold

Aug 16, 2012 at 16:48 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Gold has clearly evolved into a call option on global quantitative easing. Don't think of it just as the stuff your dentist puts in your teeth or the thing your…

Is Gold is Making a Comeback?

Jun 19, 2012 at 17:10 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

One of my best calls of the year was to plead with readers to avoid gold like the plague, periodically dipping in on the short side only. The barbarous relic…

Mining the Infinite Resources of Space

Jun 14, 2012 at 17:40 | Energy Digital

Mining for precious metals and resources is about to go where no man has gone before—space. No man except for Bruce Willis, that is. In the 1998 blockbuster film Armageddon,…

Gold Bugs - Keep An Eye On The Canadian Dollar To Keep Confidence

Apr 08, 2012 at 09:42 | Simit Patel

It hasn't been the best of days for the gold bug community (of which I am proud to be a member). While we did open 2012 at $1564 -- and…

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