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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

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

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…

Solid Gold Brains

Mar 18, 2010 at 18:56 | Dave Forest

One of the most valuable things a mining company can have is expertise. Exploring for, delineating, and mining ore bodies is an extremely tough business. The success rates for going…

Groundbreaking Developments in Gold and Mineral Exploration

Mar 10, 2010 at 18:35 | Dave Forest

I'm spending a few days in Toronto at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada annual conference. This is one of the mining industry's largest events. Thousands of companies descend…

A Wave of Steel

Feb 22, 2010 at 18:37 | Dave Forest

China is the key to the metals markets today. And there are some important signals about this market registering in the last few weeks. Last month, I wrote about…

Rogue Aluminium Shipments Suggest Chinese Metal Stockpiles are Being Re-Exported

Feb 05, 2010 at 17:33 | Dave Forest

This might be the year's most important news. Which got almost no press globally. Something strange happened in Japan in December. Shipments of aluminum from Mozambique and Brazil…

The Coming Copper Crisis and Price Forecasting - Is There a Better Way?

Feb 04, 2010 at 00:01 | Dave Forest

David Threlkeld of metals trading advisor Resolved Inc. got some press this week. That happens when you predict a catastrophe. Threlkeld was quoted by Bloomberg repeating an ominous prediction…

Thoughts from Asia's Gold Exchange

Jan 13, 2010 at 18:28 | Dave Forest

The Tokyo Commodities Exchange is a pretty unassuming place. The Exchange is housed in a non-descript eight-story office building. In the relatively non-descript Tokyo borough of Kodenmacho, far from the…

The Two Kinds of Junior Natural Resource Companies

Dec 22, 2009 at 22:13 | Dave Forest

There are two kinds of junior natural resource companies. When you analyze, it's critical to realize which one you're dealing with. The first type are explorers. These are companies hoping…

Why Are We So Obsessed With Gold?

Dec 08, 2009 at 00:52 | Editorial Dept

Have you ever stopped to consider just what it is about gold that makes it so special and valuable? How is it that while gold is undoubtedly the most famous,…

Silver - Gold's Poorer Cousin Uncovered

Nov 04, 2009 at 19:10 | Editorial Dept

For centuries silver has always played "second fiddle" to its "prettier, more popular cousin," gold. While gold has continued to be the precious metal that everybody wants, loves and adores,…

Platinum - Gold’s big brother Uncovered!

Oct 02, 2009 at 16:02 | Editorial Dept

Whilst Gold is busy grabbing the headlines, it’s bigger, rarer, more versatile and useful brother is quietly doing its job of providing Industry and manufacturing with the base elements they…

Why Copper Is Such An Important Economic Indicator!

Sep 17, 2009 at 15:54 | Editorial Dept

For decades, copper has served as an effective barometer of the economic health of a region. This amazing consistency of ability to gauge a realistic prognosis of an area’s economic…

Commodity Trading – A Basic Guide

Jul 24, 2009 at 07:48 | Editorial Dept

Commodity trading has a rich and colorful history going all the way back to the mid 1800s. Our “Industrial Revolution” brought new technologies and abilities to produce more efficient tools…

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