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Metals

Opportunities in the Uranium Sector

Sep 30, 2010 at 11:29 | Dave Forest

The world is in need of good uranium mining projects. Many of the deposits being explored and developed globally are marginal. Up to three orders of magnitude lower in grade…

What's Next for Gold?

Sep 26, 2010 at 19:38 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Now that gold has hit my target for the year of $1,300, it is time to pause and reassess. A nice reversal may take place after the November election, especially…

Increasing Demand for Gold and Platinum as Catastrophe Insurance

Sep 24, 2010 at 11:24 | Dave Forest

A precious metals note today, in honor of gold breaking $1,300/oz (briefly) this morning. Some of the buying that's propelled gold lately is from investors who want to hold metal…

Palladium Explodes to the Upside

Sep 24, 2010 at 08:09 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

If you are thrilled about the recent performance of gold, you have to be absolutely ecstatic about the ballistic rise of palladium, which has soared by 33% in the past…

Peak Gold Is Upon Us

Sep 23, 2010 at 17:00 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

If you had any doubt about what the driver has been for gold's meteoric rise to $1,300, take a look at the chart below showing the spike right at the…

Upgrading Copper

Sep 22, 2010 at 22:48 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so I felt like puffing out my chest yesterday when Goldman Sachs (GS) announced an upgrade of Freeport McMoran (FCX),…

Investing in Monopolies: A Look at the Tin Market

Sep 21, 2010 at 11:40 | Dave Forest

You may or may not have been following the tin market lately. But for anyone who has, it's been an exciting ride. Tin prices passed $23,700 per tonne this week.…

Wheat Melt Up Warning!

Sep 20, 2010 at 08:56 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Last week, I warned of a short squeeze in corn due to worsening conditions across the entire agricultural front. Since then, the ETF (CORN) has risen ten out of 12…

Silver Blasts Through $21!

Sep 20, 2010 at 08:51 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Gold hit a new high too at $1,284, and the yellow metal seems hell bent on taking out $1,300 before it takes a rest. The street was bubbling today with…

More Reasons to Buy Gold

Sep 17, 2010 at 08:46 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

As a four decade observer of the global financial markets, I often see a situation where the higher a price goes, the more reasons for it to rise come out…

Make or Break Time for Silver

Sep 16, 2010 at 09:08 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Those who took my advice to load up on silver a month ago are laughing all the way to the bank. The white metal outperformed gold better than 1.6:1 ratio…

The Gold Bulls Are Vindicated

Sep 15, 2010 at 13:37 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

For the faithful who have crossed the desert and suffered the slings and arrows of critics and the ridicule of non believers, gold's move today to an all time high…

Why You Should Pay Attention to Copper

Sep 14, 2010 at 11:49 | Robert M Cutler

The world price of copper both reflects and drives the hopes and fears of economic recovery and disaster. Roughly 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of copper is used in producing an…

My Sugar Buy Explodes to the Upside

Sep 14, 2010 at 08:20 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I just got a bill from my dentist, accrued since the sudden onset of my sweet tooth on August 2, and it was an absolute whopper! The good news is…

The Real Gold Story

Sep 13, 2010 at 10:53 | Dave Forest

Interesting report on gold this week from ABN Amro and VM Group. The Gold Mine Cost Report studies operating costs for 89 gold companies running 232 mines around the world.…

A Short Squeeze in Corn May Hit the Market

Sep 13, 2010 at 10:24 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The US Dept of Agriculture's Friday crop report has left traders carrying short positions in corn (CORN) with a decidedly sickening feeling in the pits of their stomachs. The federal…

Peak Rare Earths is Upon Us

Sep 13, 2010 at 08:58 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

When I first recommended the rare earths miners four months ago, I thought of them as stocks that you put on the  back book and forget about, hoping that they…

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?

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

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…

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