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Private Equity-Firm Resumes Drilling at High-Grade Nevada Gold Project

A Nevada gold project, once fast-tracked to production, is the focus of additional exploration. - 11/15/2018

Analyst: 'Impressive Summer of Development' as the Yukon's Next Gold Mine Takes Shape

With construction 40% completed, this gold explorer/developer is well on the way to getting the Yukon's next gold mine up and running. - 10/22/2018

Golden Dragon Prospect Roars to Life in British Columbia

The company released off-the-charts assay results from rock samples. - 10/16/2018

Why Five Industry Experts Have This Gold Explorer on Their Radar Screens

With Nevada gold projects taking center stage in the M&A sphere, one new gold explorer that has grabbed the attention of industry observers is moving quickly to prove up its project. - 10/09/2018

Golden Triangle a Bright Spot in Gold Exploration

With gold prices moving sideways, the Golden Triangle of British Columbia—and several companies exploring there—continue to provide a bright spot for gold exploration. - 10/09/2018

Drill Results from Great Basin Project Reveal Gold Mineralization

A gold explorer announces drill results for the Goldstrike Oxide Gold Project in Utah that show gold mineralization above the cut-off grade. - 08/19/2018

Initial Drilling Finds Continuity of Gold Mineralization at Mexico Project

The first drilling that an exploration company has conducted on a project located in a historical mining district has demonstrated gold continuity. - 08/01/2018

Gold Miner Reports Progress at Forrest Kerr Property

This company's 2018 exploration and drill program shows progress in British Columbia. - 07/17/2018

Large Streaming Company Acquires Gold and Palladium Stream

Company president sees this stream as a foundational asset. - 07/17/2018

Gold Explorer's Latest Drill Results Suggest Resource Expansion

This Vancouver-based company hits high-grade oxide gold at Carlin Trend project in Nevada. - 07/17/2018

Gold Explorer Expands Land Position at Peru Project

This company advances work toward making a significant gold discovery. - 07/17/2018

Copper and Gold Miner Signs Property Option Agreement for Esperanza Project

Company sees agreement as movement toward seeking venture partners. - 07/15/2018

Explorer Reports Assays Up to 226 g/t Gold

This Canadian firm's summer exploration program has produced assays ranging to 226 g/t gold. - 07/15/2018

Historic Utah Mining Property Garners Positive PEA

The preliminary economic assessment for this company's flagship project indicates "highly attractive economics." - 07/11/2018

Being in the Right Place at the Right Time: 4 Graphite Miners to Watch as Demand Booms

Demand for graphite, an essential element in lithium-ion batteries, is skyrocketing, but the mineral is produced by just a few publicly traded companies. - 07/10/2018

Diamond Explorer to Launch $2 Million Drill Program on Highly Prospective Land Down Under

A Canadian diamond explorer finds micro-diamonds in Western Australia, leading to its $2 million drill project for 2018. - 07/10/2018

Copper Miner Makes Key Acquisition

The Mocoa deposit in Colombia has been acquired by this copper miner. - 07/10/2018

Gold Miner Reports Q2 Gold Production Results and Provides Guidance

The company met production targets and achieved steady-state production at Brucejack. - 07/10/2018

Mineralization at Brazil Project Likely Larger than Envisaged

Auger drill results better define target trends and support that notion. - 07/07/2018

Goldcorp Makes Strategic Investment in Gold Explorer

Proceeds will fund exploration drilling at U.S. sites. - 07/07/2018

Explorer Discovers Zone of Mineralization at Peru Property

Chip samples revealed gold at grades up to 39.2 grams per ton. - 07/06/2018

British Columbia Explorer Gets Green Light and Begins Drilling

Rigs have started turning at the project in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. - 07/03/2018

Major Streaming Company Closes Cobalt Agreement

A Voisey's Bay cobalt production agreement is finalized. - 07/03/2018

Miner Signs Option to Purchase Mineral Rights in BC

The mineral claims are located near a new porphyry discovery. - 07/02/2018

Gold Exploration in US Great Basin Fueling Resource Growth

This gold explorer looks to past-producing mines to find potential. - 06/28/2018

All Eyes on the Golden Triangle As Summer Drill Season Begins

An explorer that received good drill results last year is one of the first out of the gate to follow up this summer. - 06/28/2018

Gold Miner Completes Staking to Expand Five Peruvian Projects

Further staking was completed in the Puno Orogenic Gold Belt in southeastern Peru. - 06/25/2018

Gold Explorer Announces Two Discoveries at Brazil Project

The discoveries are located in the area of the world's largest gold rush. - 06/25/2018

Gold Miner Notes Extension of Brucejack-Style Mineralization

Drilling was completed on two holes at a site in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. - 06/20/2018

Gold Drill Results at Nevada Carlin Trend Site Uncover New Deposit Potential

Drilling at seven holes in the Dixie site may point to a new geological interpretation. - 06/14/2018

$1.35 Million Exploration Project Commencing at Nevada Gold Project

Exploration is set to begin at a recently acquired Nevada gold project. - 06/13/2018

Two Companies Whose High-Grade Deposits Straddle the US-Mexican Border

Geology does not care about international borders, and one porphyry belt that crosses the U.S.–Mexico border is getting a lot of attention: a large miner has signed an option to pay $100 million to acquire a 70% stake of an explorer with a $39 million market cap. - 06/12/2018

The Next Gold Mine in Tropical Paradise Obtains $40 Million Financing

Two projects on a mining-friendly tropical island are moving forward, one in the final ramp-up to production and one at a very early stage. - 06/12/2018

Gold Miner Makes Strategic Acquisition Next to Ontario Pen Gold Project

Acquisition adds a resource in a prolific Canadian gold district. - 06/11/2018

New Resource Estimate Affirms Historical Resource at Brazilian Mine

Diamond drill results at Cuiú Cuiú project in northern Brazil confirm resource estimates from a 2011 report. - 06/11/2018

Gold Miner Starts Program at KSM to Grow Iron Cap Resource

Drilling at KSM has begun and several more rigs are expected to come online as well. - 06/07/2018

US$40 Million Financing Announced for Fiji Gold Project

Vancouver-based miner collaborates with partners to advance mine development and the gold processing plant. - 06/05/2018

Positive Preliminary Economic Assessment Reported by Silver Miner

An explorer just released a PEA for its project in Peru. - 06/04/2018

Gold Producer's Acquisition Vaults It into Mid-Tier Status

A Vancouver-based miner diversifies by adding a Brazilian portfolio to its Mexican project. - 05/31/2018

A Canadian Precious Metals Play Acquiring Property in Prolific Mining Camp

A Canadian precious metals mining company recently announced its newest acquisition, as well as 2018 drilling plans for its other major projects. - 05/24/2018

Drill Results May Double Size of Gold-Bearing Structure on Canadian Project

Wrapping up its winter drill program, holes on this company's property in the Northwest Territories included discovery of visible gold. - 05/20/2018

Gold Producer in Colombia Completes Acquisition of Explorer

A gold producer acquires the remaining part of a gold exploration company, and drilling at its flagship mine indicates high-grade mineralization below the existing resource. - 05/17/2018

Zinc Miner Signs Contract for Drilling at High-Grade Site in Nevada

Canada-based zinc mining company expands drilling program at U.S. site. - 05/17/2018

Gold Producer Clears Final Acquisition Hurdle

With Mexican government approval in hand, this gold producer expects to close the acquisition within a week. - 05/17/2018

Gold Miner Firms Up Financial Agreements

The news flow for this company includes initiation of a gold hedge program and filing paperwork with the TSX Venture Exchange for a new royalty agreement. - 05/17/2018

Drilling at Nevada Gold Deposit Expands Resource Potential

The release of infill drilling results at a Nevada gold project shows continuing resource potential. - 05/16/2018

Microcap Explorer Releases Q1's Third Best Copper Intersection

A company exploring a copper-gold project in Argentina reported high-grade results. - 05/08/2018

Geologist Behind GT Gold's Discovery in Golden Triangle Joins Board of Junior Explorer

The person who led GT Gold's discovery of the high-grade precious metals zone in British Columbia's Golden Triangle has joined the board of an explorer with three prospective projects in British Columbia. - 05/08/2018

Gold Explorer Is Well-Situated for BC Golden Triangle Drilling

As all eyes are trained on British Columbia's Golden Triangle for this summer's drill season, a gold explorer prepares to begin a large-scale drill program. - 05/07/2018

Blue-Sky Gold Potential Right in America's Backyard

On the heels of its newly released prefeasibility report, a Canadian mining company gets the green light on fast production on its fully permitted and built Arizona gold mine where the company continues to make high-grade discoveries on its large land package. - 05/01/2018

Aggressive Drilling in Nevada Producing Results

An explorer is finding drilling success at the Dark Star and Pinion oxide gold deposits in Nevada and anticipates releasing a PEA later this year. - 05/01/2018

Mining JV Advances the Highest-Grade Undeveloped Silver Asset (of Size) in the World

A Canadian silver mining company releases its 2017 financials and news on what is the highest-grade undeveloped asset in the world. - 04/26/2018

Is a New Gold Rush On in Brazil?

With a project located on the site of a massive gold rush, this explorer is attempting to find the hard-rock source of the region's placer gold, and an updated resource is expected any day. - 04/23/2018

Is This Nevada Gold Explorer at the Right Place at the Right Time?

This gold explorer has 14 projects in the U.S., including 11 in Nevada, and has announced plans to drill 10 of them this year. - 04/17/2018

Canadian Graphite Company Strikes Big Plans for Africa, South America and Asia

A Toronto-based graphite company makes headway in Madagascar, Brazil, India and Korea, potentially impacting the graphite industry in a major way. - 04/11/2018

Mining Company Wins the Land Lottery

An explorer in Sonora, Mexico, receives land adjacent to its current property, and increases its land package six-fold. - 03/26/2018

Annual Financial Results Released by Zinc Mining Company

The company released its 2017 annual audited financial results. - 03/22/2018

As Miner Plans Merger, Deep Drilling Reveals High-Grade Mineralization Below Deposit

A Colombia miner has announced a ramp-up, an amalgamation and high-grade drill results all in March, and the month is far from over. - 03/21/2018

Important Ontario Gold Properties Acquisition Completed

Key gold assets in the Timmins, Ontario, area have been acquired by a new owner. - 03/19/2018

Drilling Extends Vertical Depth at Colombia Gold Mine

Drilling at a producing gold mine in Colombia is extending the depth of the mine. - 03/19/2018

Six Explorers to Watch as Mining Sector 'Primed for a Re-Awakening'

PI Financial recently highlighted junior explorers to watch for "potentially game-changing 1H18 news flow." - 03/15/2018

Silver Explorer Commences Trading on OTCQX

A silver explorer with property in Bolivia began trading on the OTCQX Best Market today. - 03/12/2018

Bolivian Property Offers 'Potential to Be a District Scale Silver Project'

Important development pieces have come together at the Silver Sand project in Bolivia. - 03/11/2018

New Drilling Begins in NWT Deposit While Resource Estimate Grows at One of World's Largest Gold-Copper Deposits

This company had news on two fronts: drilling at its Northwest Territories deposit could change the economics of that project while a massive increase in its resource in its British Columbia project could be the catalyst that brings a major partner to the table, according to industry analysts. - 03/08/2018

Explorer Reports World-Class Silver Mineralization in Mexico

A company exploring in northern Mexico looks to have hit a major high-grade zone under its already defined deposit. - 03/07/2018

Gold Explorer Moves Ahead Quickly to Release Maiden Resource

A company that Resource Maven Gwen Preston profiled just released a maiden resource for its project in Bulgaria a mere seven months after it began drilling. - 03/06/2018

Will This Explorer's New BC Mineral Claims Prove It Has the Luck of the Irish?

A Canadian junior explorer is rapidly adding land in British Columbia, and one recently acquired asset is adjacent to a newly discovered porphyry system. - 03/05/2018

Gold Miner's Maiden Resource 'Provides a Strong Base' to Utah Project

Industry analysts discussed the inaugural resource estimate as well as the final 2017 drill results at one of this company's Utah projects, and provided targets of up to 2.5 times the current share price. - 03/01/2018

Who Needs Drill Rigs When Roadwork Reveals Mineralization?

Road repairs exposed significant new mineralization at surface at a copper-gold project in Argentina that one analyst has called out for having a 'blockbuster discovery hole.' - 03/01/2018

Mine Developer in Fiji Finds Off-the-Charts Mineralization

The company Gold Newsletter editor Brien Lundin named as a top pick in a Streetwise Report interview just released high-grade drill results. - 03/01/2018

Cervantes Drilling Demonstrates There Is Nothing Quixotic About Gold Project

The initial drill results of a new exploration company show porphyry gold potential in an area where two large mines are operating. - 02/01/2018

Geologist Peter Megaw's Golden Touch in His Search for District-Scale Mines

High-grade and district-scale are geologist Peter Megaw's mantra. We look into some of the projects he devotes his attention to right now. - 02/01/2018

Idaho Gold Projects Benefit from US Fiscal Policy

The U.S. dollar index is now at its lowest level since 2014, creating a tailwind for domestic gold producers. - 01/30/2018

'Grossly Undervalued' Miner Enters 2018 with Abundant News about Its Argentinian Projects

A small-cap miner moving forward on its prospects in Argentina has caught the attention of several industry watchers. - 01/16/2018

Gold in Bulgaria? Drilling Says 'Yes'

It's been full speed ahead for this TSX.V-listed gold explorer in Bulgaria, and the drill bit is showing results. - 01/11/2018

Gold Project Could Be One of the 'Top Five Producing Mines in Australia'

As this gold explorer continues to test its Australian property, an updated preliminary feasibility study is expected this quarter. - 01/09/2018

Gold Miner Heading into the New Year with Results Above Expectations

With multiple gold exploration results coming in from its 100%-owned asset, this company is optimistic about its in-progress PEA on its Nevada property. - 12/21/2017

Guyana Shield Is Host to Multiple Gold Deposits

As two Guyana projects begin commercial gold production, a new mineral resource estimate is in the works for a third project. - 12/12/2017

Junior Miner Looking Good for Commercial Production in 2018, Analysts Say

A flagship Nevada project is showing results and the company anticipates commencing commercial production in the first quarter of 2018. - 12/12/2017

Two 100%-Owned Projects Have Analysts Talking About a Possible 'JV Partnership Offer'

With an advanced project being looked at by potential partners and a newer project producing precious metal results, several analysts rate this precious metals explorer a "Buy." - 12/07/2017

A Gold Explorer's Productive November Has Analysts Saying 'Buy'

Multiple projects are showing positive and possible expansions for this gold miner. - 12/07/2017

Pan American Silver Buys 16% of Silver Explorer

A potentially large silver project in Bolivia has caught the attention of Pan American Silver. - 11/27/2017

Pure-Play Vanadium Producer's Q3 Revenues Increase 153% YOY

With the price of vanadium on the rise, one pure-play producer is reaping the benefits. - 11/21/2017

Streamlining of U.S. Environmental Permits Could Benefit Nevada Mine Developer

As this company moves closer to bringing a mine into production, a U.S. Department of the Interior decision could help derisk the project. - 11/21/2017

The Holiday Season Comes Early After an Updated PEA Brings In a Bundle Full of Buy Ratings for Precious Metals Explorer

Five analysts explain why "several significant improvements" led to their Buy recommendations and highlight what investors need to know. - 11/14/2017

Zinc's Rise Shines a Light on Pure-Play Producers and Explorers

With the price of zinc rising, investors are taking a second look at producers and explorers. - 11/13/2017

Yukon Gold Project Now in Full Construction Mode

Construction is ramping up rapidly at this Yukon mine that one analyst calls a "strategic asset." - 11/07/2017

'Shovel-Ready' Project Could Benefit from Rebounding Rare Earth Prices

As China's central government clamps down on archaic, polluting mines, Australia looks to meet surging global demand. - 10/31/2017

Alaska Gold Mega-Project on Track

The final environmental report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to be delivered in 2018. - 10/31/2017

Metrics 'Encouraging' for Q1/18 Commercial Gold Production

A Macquarie Research report finds many leading indicator metrics promising for early 2018 commercial production at a Nevada gold mine. - 10/26/2017

Q3 Production Results Have Analysts Watching and Waiting for What This Gold Miner Does Next

With guidance projections being met, analysts are looking forward to Q4 results from this gold miner. - 10/26/2017

Q3/17 Mexican Silver Production Report Shines

A producer/explorer active in Mexico and Peru released third quarter production results that were in line with one analyst's expectations. - 10/24/2017

Noted Geologist Peter Megaw Believes This Property Hosts the Source of Arizona Mining's Taylor Deposit

A project in Arizona about to undergo systematic exploration offers the potential of polymetallic resources including zinc. - 10/11/2017

'Production Ramp-Up Is Progressing Strongly' and Garners an Outperform Rating

Increased production and increased sales are leading to a cash-positive quarter at this gold miner's flagship project in northern British Columbia. - 09/28/2017

Canadian Gold Explorer Expected to Garner Interest as 'M&A Target'

With a 100%-owned project spitting out results like a winning slot machine, several industry analysts took notice. - 09/21/2017

'Good Things Come in Threes': Three Buy Ratings on Three Mining Companies

Gold may not be on the lips of most investors, but these three mining companies have analysts talking. - 09/14/2017

'Premium Zinc Asset' Comes Along Once in a Blue Moon

With a new name, new management and renewed vigor, a company is advancing its wholly owned zinc project in California. - 09/14/2017

The Search for a Large Copper-Gold Discovery in Mexico

A miner exploring what it believes could be a major gold-copper prophyry just released its initial trenching results. - 09/07/2017

'Slow-n-Steady Success' Wins Two Buy Recommendations for Gold Explorer

Resource Maven and Haywood Securities analysts focus on the recent discoveries made and projections for the next drill results. - 09/07/2017

Multiple Analysts Recommending This Silver-Focused Explorer

A large silver company and its JV partner have plans in place to increase production at their large project in Mexico. - 09/05/2017

Gold Explorer with Past-Producing, Fully Permitted Arizona Mine Surges

A past-producing mine in Arizona comes back to life with a new, well-financed and disciplined management team. - 08/30/2017

Yukon Gold Developer 'In a Good Position to Scale Up Construction'

This Canadian miner broke ground on development of its flagship gold project, paving the way for commencement of production in 2019, and also has stepped up exploration on a neighboring prospect. - 08/29/2017

Northern BC Explorer Offers 'One of the Lowest Market Caps per Ounce'

A site visit to a copper-gold project in northern British Columbia has two analysts speaking highly of this exploration company. - 08/24/2017

Canadian Miner 'Flush With Cash' Producing and Expanding in Nevada

A miner with spending money just increased its fleet and made another giant leap forward in expanding its already producing Nevada project. - 08/24/2017

Gold Stock Soars 74% on Release of Drill Results

With the release of drill results from this Bulgarian explorer, a pair of analysts expected the market would take notice. They were right. - 08/21/2017

Canadian Explorer 'Definitely a Company Worth Watching'

As the drills turn in Quebec this summer, the results released by one explorer are gaining the attention of several experts. - 08/17/2017

Is the Next Gold Mine in Bulgaria?

While Bulgaria may not be the first country investors equate with gold mining, executives at one TSX Venture Exchange-listed company are sitting on pins and needles waiting for the drill results that could prove their high-grade thesis. - 08/17/2017

Legendary Geologist and Gold Finder Dave Mathewson's Latest Venture May Offer District-Scale Potential

Geologist Dave Mathewson has 35 years of exploration experience in Nevada. In his latest venture, he leads the district-scale exploration that represents his best guess as to where the next major Nevada gold deposit could be found. - 08/07/2017

Northern Territories Assays Show New Mineralized Structures

Surface sampling at a Northwest Territories gold and silver property, located in the shadow of several large past-producing mines, has revealed some high-grade results. - 08/01/2017

Search for Gold Focused on Wyoming Hills

Aggressive exploration at a gold project in Wyoming has caught the eye of one analyst who recently visited the site. - 07/27/2017

Exploration Expands Gold Resources in the Yukon

A trio of analysts sees exploration upside at this company's fully permitted and shovel-ready project in the Yukon. - 07/27/2017

A Zinc Discovery Plus Two Buy Recommendations Equal a Solid Week for One Miner

With multiple mines at different stages, and results exceeding expectations, this miner is in the sights of analysts. - 07/27/2017

Nevada and Canada Miner Reports Q2 Production Up 94%

Preliminary Q2 operating results show production up 94% and sales up 107%, a record for this company's Nevada and Canadian mines, news that was noted by a trio of industry analysts. - 07/20/2017

Steady Progress Pushes Canadian Explorer to Dig Deeper and Expand in Mexico

An updated resource estimate and PEA in Q3/17 by a large exploration company will include plans for expansion after steady progress and a recent high-grade discovery at its Mexico project. - 07/13/2017

Updated Resource Estimate for Nevada Gold Project Increases Overall Ounces by 162%

An NI-43-101-compliant resource estimate for the Dark Star gold deposit, part of this company's 100%-owned Railroad-Pinion Project, beat one analyst's expectations and was called a "good start" by another. - 07/11/2017

Permit Approval Allows Expansion to High-Priority Targets for Junior Miner in Utah

With the approval of its Plan of Operations from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, this Vancouver-based miner can expand drilling within a historical mining trend in Utah. - 07/06/2017

Explorer Purchases Nevada Property from Legendary Investor John Paulson and Gains Paulson & Co as Major Shareholder

As this gold explorer expands its base into Nevada by acquiring the Snowstorm property from John Paulson, it also moves forward with exploration and permitting at its KSM project in northwestern British Columbia. - 07/03/2017

Australian Miner's Revenue Stream Still Going Strong at Tomingley

With gold production progressing better than expected, this miner has revised its guidance for FY/17. - 06/29/2017

Canadian Company Regains 100% Ownership of Portugal Project

A junior explorer has taken back the reins of a project in Portugal that is showing results. - 06/27/2017

Good News Pouring In for a British Columbia Miner

Once again analysts are talking about this British Columbia mining company that just announced its first gold pour. - 06/22/2017

Junior Miner Cracks a Strategic Tough Nut in British Columbia

The acquisition of the Toughnut Project in British Columbia would provide strategic access to the Silver King Shear Zone adjacent to the explorer's existing properties. - 06/21/2017

Two Companies Close a Deal that Opens Windows of Opportunity

Two well-known mining companies are combining efforts to bring a mine into production in Argentina, currently a mining hot spot. - 06/13/2017

Going 'All-In': Silver and Gold Project Expanding in Nevada

Shaking off delays in April, this mining and development company has money to expand, and analysts are talking about the Nevada project's May production results. - 06/08/2017

Commissioning Complete at Mexican Mine

With the commissioning phase of the processing plant complete, full production at this Mexican mine has resumed. - 06/06/2017

'Secondary Targets' Looking First Rate for Canadian Gold Explorer

With primary targets still not accessible due to weather, secondary targets are the focus, and analysts Ryan Walker of Echelon Wealth Partners and Adam Melnyk of PI Financial weigh in on the latest results. - 06/06/2017

Large Precious Metals Player Entering 'Catalyst-Rich Period' in Mexico

BMO Analyst Andrew Kaip highlights what to expect from this developer in the near and more-distant future with a rating upgrade. - 06/01/2017

AbraPlata: New Argentinian Player Advancing Substantial Resource with Exploration Upside

AbraPlata has completed a reverse takeover and closed an oversubscribed private placement, and is now moving quickly to explore its properties in Argentina. - 05/30/2017

The Zinc Race Is Heating Up and One Company Just Made a Big Move Forward

Trevali Mining added new weapons to its zinc arsenal by acquiring interest in Glencore's African zinc mines. - 05/25/2017

Rare Earths and Gold Projects Advancing in Australia

A recent report by Edison Investment Research has Alkane Resources back on track at its Tomingley Gold Operations after disruptive rains, and development is continuing at the multi-commodity Dubbo Project. - 05/24/2017

Pan American Silver Tops CIBC's Silver Producer List

Pan American Silver released Q1 earnings of $20 million, and CIBC reaffirmed the company's position as its top silver producer pick. - 05/12/2017

IAMGOLD's Gross Profit Increases 438% in Q1

Among the Q1/17 financial results that IAMGOLD released were a 12% increase in gold production and a 438% gain in gross profits. - 05/12/2017

Analysts View Franco-Nevada's Q1 Earnings as Strong Start to 2017

Franco-Nevada's Q1/17 earnings beat expectations and analysts say the company is off to a good start in 2017. - 05/11/2017

Sandstorm Gold's Mariana Acquisition Is Focus for Analysts

The first quarter results for Sandstorm Gold are in and the focus for analysts is on the agreement to acquire Mariana Resources. - 05/11/2017

Drilling Extends Strike at TerraX's Yellowknife City Project

The assay results that TerraX released give it plenty of targets to follow up with at its Yellowknife City Gold Project. - 05/09/2017

Pretium Is Looking Forward to Bringing In the Gold at Brucejack

Pretium has introduced ore to the commissioning process to prepare for production at its Brucejack mine. - 05/04/2017

Jack Chan’s Weekly Gold Update: USD and the Precious Metals Market

Technical analyst Jack Chan charts the latest moves in the precious metals market, including how changes in the USD could affect gold prices. - 04/29/2017

Avrupa Closes Financing and Options Portuguese Property

Avrupa Minerals, a prospect generator active in Europe, has closed a financing and announced that it has optioned the Alvito project in southern Portugal. - 04/27/2017

Jack Chan's Weekly Gold and Silver Update: Trends Are Up

Technical analyst Jack Chan charts upward trends in the precious metals markets. - 04/22/2017

Red Eagle Declares Commercial Production at San Ramon

Commercial production was declared at Red Eagle Mining's San Ramon mine in Colombia, nearly five months after announcing the first gold pour. - 04/20/2017

Dark Star Shining Brightly for Gold Standard Ventures in Nevada

Exploration company Gold Standard Ventures has reported multiple results from its Dark Star prospect at its 100%-owned Railroad-Pinon project over the past week and a half. - 04/20/2017

Golden Arrow and Silver Standard Join Forces in Argentina

Stars aligned for Golden Arrow when Chinchillas was ready to move to production and the company only had to look 18 miles down the road to Silver Standard's Pirquitas mine and its established production facility. - 04/13/2017

Gold Standard Ventures Is Building Its Portfolio with Battle Mountain Gold Acquisition

The purchase of Battle Mountain Gold gives Gold Standard Ventures another large project in one of Nevada's largest gold producing districts. - 04/13/2017

Rye Patch Restarts Florida Canyon Mine

As iA Securities initiates coverage on Rye Patch, the miner receives state approval to start irrigation at the new pad at its Florida Canyon mine. - 04/11/2017

Trevali Mining Making All the Right Moves

Trevali keeps its eye on being THE "pure play" solution as it moves toward closing the agreement with Glencore International to acquire the Rosh Pinah and Perkoa zinc mines. - 04/11/2017

Permitting at NOVAGOLD's Donlin Project Is Entering Its Final Stage

The release of NOVAGOLD's first quarter results has analyst Raj Ray of National Bank Financial highlighting that permitting for the Donlin Gold project is entering its final stage. - 04/06/2017

Klondex Ups Mineral Resource at True North

An updated mineral resource for Klondex's True North project that increases the Measured and Indicated resource by 32% and the Inferred by 45% caught the attention of several analysts. - 04/06/2017

Pershing Gold Climbs to the Next Level in Nevada

As Pershing Gold closes a deal to consolidate its Blackjack project, it continues to move the Relief Canyon mine closer to production. - 04/06/2017

Checking In on Victoria Gold's 'Golden' Eagle Project

The Gold Report examined Victoria Gold's Eagle Project in February and is now checking in on the company's progress after two back-to-back news releases last week. - 04/04/2017

BFS for Columbus Gold's Montagne d'Or Fuels M&A Speculation

The release of the bankable feasibility study for the JV Montagne d'Or gold project in French Guiana, with Columbus Gold in partnership with Nordgold, has experts speculating on buyout prospects. - 03/30/2017

Southern Silver Reports High-Grade Results at Cerro Las Minitas

Recent drilling at Southern Silver's flagship Cerro Las Minitas project in Mexico shows higher grade silver than previous drilling. - 03/28/2017

Dataram Set to Transform Itself with Acquisition of U.S. Gold Corp.

Dataram's plans to acquire U.S. Gold Corp. to diversify its business would give it access to potentially high-growth mining projects in Nevada and Wyoming. - 03/23/2017

Iskut Could Be as Important to Seabridge as KSM

Seabridge's Iskut project has the potential to be another success story like its flagship, 100%-owned KSM project. - 03/23/2017

Silver Wheaton's Profile Boosted by Progress at Antamina Mine

Silver Wheaton and Franco-Nevada hosted a mine tour of the Antamina Mine in Peru on March 2, and the promise of substantial additions to the streaming company's assets prompted positive comments from two industry analysts. - 03/16/2017

Trevali Proving Zinc Is Golden

Trevali Mining has added a portfolio of zinc assets to its already impressive resource list with the purchase of Glencore's producing Rosh Pinah and Perkoa zinc mines. - 03/16/2017

Integra Gold's Lamaque Looking Better Than Ever After Updated PEA Announcement

Integra Gold's updated 2017 PEA on the Lamaque South Gold Project doubled the life of mine estimate, increased total ounces 156% and reduced total mine costs to CA$86/tonne. - 03/09/2017

Gold Standard Ventures Offers District-Scale and Takeout Potential

Gold Standard Ventures' aggressive 2017 drill program has the potential to substantially increase resources at its Nevada project, and with Goldcorp and OceanaGold owning substantial percentages of the company, Gold Standard has already caught the eye of producers. - 03/09/2017

Investors Are Becoming Bullish on Commodities

Investors are increasingly turning to commodities as prices rally. - 03/07/2017

Broadway Gold Ramps Up Exploration at Madison Mine

Broadway Gold Mining has recently begun both surface and underground mining at its Madison Mine, advancing exploration at the historic gold-copper project in the Butte-Anaconda mining district of Montana and netting the attention of industry watchers. - 03/02/2017

Pretium Resources Adds Capital to Brucejack's Accelerated Operations Schedule

Pretium Resources is ramping up Brucejack ahead of schedule and the $100 million offering the company just closed will fund working capital requirements for its start-up. - 02/27/2017

GFG Resources Secures Financing to Stoke Rattlesnake Hills Gold Project

GFG Resources has closed a CA$5 million bought-deal financing, securing funding for ongoing exploration at its flagship Rattlesnake Hills gold project in Wyoming. - 02/23/2017

The Discoveries Keep on Coming for Balmoral Resources

Balmoral's string of assay results released over the last few weeks includes new discoveries as well as extensions of high-grade zones on its Quebec properties. - 02/23/2017

Seabridge Gold Ups the Ante with Nevada Acquisition Deal and Updated Resource at Deep Kerr

Seabridge Gold's recent announcement of an increased resource estimate at its KSM project caught the attention of one analyst, and follows another announcement that the company intends to purchase a project that potentially intersects three of Nevada's well-known gold trends. - 02/23/2017

TerraX Advancing Yellowknife, a 'World-Class Exploration Project'

TerraX has been moving full speed ahead exploring its large land package at the Yellowknife City Gold project, an area with historic high-grade mines, that experts predict could become a district-scale project. - 02/16/2017

Trevali Is in Position to Benefit from Strong Zinc Fundamentals

Trevali Mining is transitioning to an owner-operator model at its Caribou zinc mine in New Brunswick, Canada, and analysts note that the company is positioned to take advantage of strong zinc fundamentals. - 02/07/2017

Jack Chan: This Past Week in Gold

Technical analyst Jack Chan charts the latest moves in the gold and silver markets. - 02/04/2017

Pershing Gold Is Laser-Focused on Restarting Relief Canyon

Pershing Gold has been going full speed ahead to advance the Relief Canyon mine in Nevada, leading some analysts to speculate that production could begin by the end of the year. - 02/02/2017

Victoria Gold's Eagle Is Getting Ready to Soar

Victoria Gold's Eagle project in the Yukon moved closer to production with the announcement of a debt facility to fund construction. - 02/02/2017

Environmental Permitting Process Advancing at NOVAGOLD's Donlin Gold Project

NOVAGOLD's announcement that it is nearing the end of the Environmental Impact Statement process at its 50%-owned Donlin Gold project in Alaska was welcomed by a pair of observers. - 01/31/2017

Does Gold Trump the Dollar?

Do President Trump's first moves in office signal a weaker dollar and higher gold prices? - 01/30/2017

2017 Could Be Transformative for Integra Gold

Integra Gold's recently released drill results on the Triangle deposit continue to show mineralization continuity, and more than one research firm highlights that 2017 is shaping up to be a potentially transformative year for the company. - 01/26/2017

Klondex Releases Year-End Update and Guidance for 2017

The release of Klondex Mines' full-year and fourth-quarter numbers for 2016, as well as limited guidance for 2017, prompted commentary by analysts following the company's operations in both the United States and Canada. - 01/24/2017

Balmoral's Positive Drill Results Lead to Resource Estimate Target Increase

Drilling at Balmoral Resources' Bug South gold deposit continues to return high-grade gold mineralization, leading one analyst to increase his estimated resource target at Martiniere. - 01/23/2017

Joint Venture Decision on Golden Arrow's Chinchillas Project Nears

Development progresses at Golden Arrow's Chinchillas project as investors await Silver Standard Resources' business combination decision, which is due by March. - 01/17/2017

Slivovo Gold Study Points to Further Exploration at Avrupa Minerals' JV

The Slivovo Gold Project Study that Avrupa Minerals received from its JV partner recommends further exploration to increase the size of the deposit. - 01/17/2017

High-Grade Gold Discovery in New Mexico Doubles the Opportunities for Southern Silver Exploration

The discovery of a widespread oxide gold system at the Oro deposit in New Mexico creates a second prospect for Southern Silver Exploration. - 01/12/2017

Is the Appointment of Paul Zink a Game-Changer for Terraco Gold?

Terraco Gold rang in 2017 with the announcement that it has appointed Paul Zink as consultant and advisor. - 01/12/2017

Great Panther's Savvy Coricancha Acquisition Provides 'Substantial Upside'

The deal Great Panther announced last month to acquire Coricancha in Peru from Nyrstar is getting high marks from one analyst. - 01/05/2017

An Uptick in Brucejack Resource Estimates Bodes Well for Pretium Resources

Upward revision of gold reserves estimates at Pretium Resources' Valley of the Kings deposit, along with announcement of a management change, caught the attention of a handful of analysts, who offered their takes on future development of the Brucejack mine. - 12/22/2016

Former Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge Becomes Strategic Advisor to Patriot One

Patriot One Technologies, which is developing an innovative radar technology to instantly detect concealed weapons, has brought on Ridge Global as a strategic advisor. - 12/22/2016

Columbus Gold Gains Attention with Montagne d'Or Takeover Potential and Nevada Upside

Experts are speculating that Columbus Gold's Montagne d'Or project in French Guiana is a prime takeover target for Nord Gold, while the recently released maiden resource estimate for Eastside in Nevada underlines the potential for this early-stage development project. - 12/15/2016

Drilling Advances Pershing Gold's Relief Canyon

Pershing Gold's advancements in the Relief Canyon project in Nevada over the last month have caught the attention of several analysts. - 12/08/2016

Site Visit Showcases Progress and Potential at Asanko Gold Mine

Analysts following Asanko Gold came away from a recent site visit with positive expectations for the company's Asanko Gold Mine in Ghana. - 12/01/2016

Balmoral Resources Extends Depth of Quebec Deposit

Balmoral Resources' announcement that summer drilling has increased the vertical depth of the company's Bug North deposit by 36% prompted a pair of analysts to comment on the company's discovery prospects. - 11/23/2016

Copper Discovery Improves Economics of High-Grade Canyon Uranium Mine

Uranium companies are struggling with the weakness in the uranium market; priced below $20/lb, U3O8 is at levels not seen in well over a decade. But Energy Fuels recently announced two diversification plays that could help insulate it from low uranium prices, and analysts are applauding the news. - 11/10/2016

Three Precious Metals Candidates for the Next Round of M&A

Few things can move a stock as quickly as merger and acquisition talk. Resource Maven's Gwen Preston outlines three companies that majors may be eyeing. - 11/01/2016

Jack Chan: This Past Week in Gold

Technical analyst Jack Chan charts the last week's movements in the gold and silver markets. - 10/29/2016

Alkane Signs MOU with Siemens to Advance Dubbo Zirconium Project

Alkane Resource's flagship Dubbo Zirconium Project moved closer to production after the company announced a Memorandum of Understanding between its wholly owned subsidiary Australian Zirconia and German engineering and technology giant Siemens. - 10/27/2016

New PEA for Seabridge's KSM Is a Game-Changer

Calling the new preliminary economic assessment for Seabridge Gold's KSM "a big improvement for a unique massive Au-Cu project," Paradigm Capital believes the company will continue to build value for investors. - 10/27/2016

Production at Guanajuato and a Strong Balance Sheet Bolster Great Panther's Q3 Numbers

Production numbers were lower than expected for Q3/16, but analysts following Great Panther Silver remain buoyed both by the company's financial strength and silver output from its Guanajuato Mine Complex. - 10/18/2016

Presidential Election and Bear 'Super-Cycle' Stifle Growth in Markets

Contrary to what a number of gold bugs have observed, other experts believe recent drops in the gold price are not a bull market correction, but rather reflect a market stuck in a commodity bear "super-cycle." Coupled with a gloomy end-of-year outlook for stock markets, precious metals and miners could be in for a rough Q4. - 10/10/2016

NOVAGOLD's Strong Cash Position Provides Protection for Weak Gold Prices

NOVAGOLD's third quarter financial results show a balance sheet that should be sufficient to complete permitting of the Donlin Gold project in Alaska, according to National Bank Financial. - 10/06/2016

New CUSIPS Remove Barriers for Traders in Physical Precious Metals

By assigning CUSIP numbers to physical precious metal assets, including gold and silver bar bullion, Delaware Depository and CUSIP Global Services have made it easier for investors to trade and track the commodities on traditional platforms. - 10/06/2016

Gold Falls on Rate-Hike Fears

Gold fell below $1,300 today for the first time since the Brexit vote in June, as the dollar index rose to a two-month high. - 10/04/2016

Trevali Poised to Take Advantage of Tightening Zinc Market

Trevali Mining's drill program at Santander in Peru continues to add resources to the project, leading to a potential doubling of the mine's zinc output and further benefiting from a rising zinc price. - 09/29/2016

Asanko Gold Scores at Akwasiso and Boosts Production Guidance

News that Asanko Gold has increased production guidance and secured positive drill results from a new exploration site at its Ghana mine project spurred positive comments from four analysts following the company. - 09/22/2016

Victoria Gold's New Study Highlights Promise of Eagle Deposit

The updated definitive feasibility study for Victoria Gold's 100%-owned Eagle heap leach project reflects improved economics for the mine, prompting five analysts to applaud the company's investment and takeover potential. - 09/20/2016

Deutsche Bank Initiates Coverage of Silver Wheaton with a Buy Recommendation

Citing a strong balance sheet and a large portfolio of diverse gold and silver streaming assets worldwide, Deutsche Bank has initiated coverage of Silver Wheaton with a Buy rating. - 09/15/2016

Drill Results Highlight Expansion of Gold Zone at Balmoral's Bug Lake

Balmoral Resources has announced a "rapid increase in the width of the Bug South gold deposit," leading one analyst following the Canadian exploration and development company to increase his target price. - 09/13/2016

Rye Patch Jump-Starts Florida Canyon Mine Production with New Heap Leach Facility

Construction has begun on a new heap leach facility at Rye Patch Gold Corp.'s Florida Canyon Mine in Nevada, a move that Dundee Capital Markets' analyst Ron Stewart believes could add value for investors over both the long and short terms. - 09/01/2016

Hot Chili's Hot Chilean Gold and Copper Prospects

Exploration at Hot Chili Ltd.'s Productora copper project, located in Chile, has uncovered a gold resource at Sierra Zapallo, prompting analyst Trent Barnett of Hartleys to upgrade the company to a Speculative Buy. - 08/30/2016

Azure Minerals Strikes Silver and Gold in Mexico

Azure Minerals Ltd. (AZS:ASX), an Australian company developing two precious metal projects in Mexico, has caught the attention of a pair of analysts and the Mining Journal. - 08/25/2016

Investing in the New Resource Bull Market

After four grinding years of falling metal prices and vanishing market capitalizations, we have seen a stunning shift in market sentiment since mid-January, says Matt Geiger of MJG Capital. Multiple physical commodities are now in technical bull markets, and resource equities in particular have enjoyed a spectacular 2016 thus far. Geiger highlights several companies poised to take advantage of the boom. - 08/22/2016

Tahoe Resources' Record-Setting Quarter Earns Analysts' Praise

The Q2 numbers are in, and Tahoe Resources exceeded both production and cash flow expectations in the first half of 2016, according to analysts following the company. Based on those numbers—and with management changes also in place—the experts believe the company will continue to outperform. - 08/18/2016

Three Companies Defining Great Targets for Fall Exploration

Summer is a busy time for explorers; the right preparation now can help define targets for the fall. Resource Maven's Gwen Preston highlights three companies whose work now could set the stage for a very productive autumn. - 08/16/2016

Royalty Deal with Waterton Should Bolster Terraco Gold

Terraco Gold's recent Spring Valley royalty deal with a private Waterton investment fund has primed the company and its investors for growth. - 08/04/2016

What Experts Predict for the New Silver Bull Market

By the reckoning of market watchers, the silver bull has arrived. The Gold Report takes a look at what some of the experts predict for the silver price going forward and for companies poised to benefit from the upswing. - 07/27/2016

Production at Caribou and Santander Propels Trevali Toward 'Marquee' Status

Announcements of increased production at Trevali Mining Corp.'s Santander mine and the start of commercial production at Caribou mine, coupled with zinc inventories that remain at multiyear lows, have helped solidify the company's growth story. - 07/19/2016

Gold and Base Metals Top Picks from Paradigm Capital

Paradigm Capital's top picks for Q3/16 include gold and zinc mining companies with upcoming catalysts worthy of investors' attention. - 07/14/2016

Gold Heading Toward $1,400 As Bull Run Commences

Gold's post-Brexit vote surge continues unabated, with Bloomberg reporting today that the price of the safe haven commodity has risen for six consecutive days. - 07/06/2016

Visible Gold Unearthed at Newmarket's Fosterville Mine

Assay results from Newmarket Gold's Harrier South gold system have confirmed the potential for expansion at the company's Fosterville Gold Mine in Australia. - 07/05/2016

Canaccord Says Seabridge's SnipGold Acquisition a High-Grade Complement to World-Class KSM

Seabridge closed on its SnipGold acquisition last week in British Columbia's "Golden Triangle," a transaction that Canaccord Genuity says has potential for a large impact. - 07/05/2016

Marc Faber: Holding Gold Is a 'No Brainer'

Brexit is a sideshow to the world economy, and gold remains an important asset in any portfolio, says Marc Faber, editor of the Gloom, Doom and Boom Report. - 06/30/2016

Klondex Finds Growth Opportunity in True North

Klondex Mines Ltd. released an update on the company's exploration and project development activities at its True North Gold mine, which was formerly known as the Rice Lake mine, in Manitoba, Canada. The company acquired the Canadian asset in January 2016. - 06/23/2016

Fed Raising Interest Rates in June? Marc Faber Says No, Is Bullish on Gold and Oil Stocks

Marc Faber, editor of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, is bullish on gold and oil and gas stocks. - 05/24/2016

Stan Druckenmiller: The Bull Market Is Exhausted; Make the Move to Gold

Legendary investor Stan Druckenmiller, founder of Duquesne Capital Management LLC, told the Sohn Investment Conference in New York last week that he is bullish on gold and bearish on the stock market. Gold, he told the conference, "is our largest currency allocation." - 05/10/2016

Marc Faber: Gold Still Most Desirable Currency in Wake of Brussels Attack

After several years of low gold prices, 2016 has brought a rebound, with the metal rising almost 20% since the first of the year, although recent price corrections have slowed gold's advance. After the Brussels terrorist attacks last Tuesday, gold rose briefly, but then was undercut by a strong U.S. dollar rally. Investors are wondering whether gold is in a temporary correction mode or if the three-month bull has run its course. Marc Faber and other experts weigh in. - 03/28/2016

Sumitomo's Quest for Gold Starts with Viscount Mining

Japanese giant Sumitomo Corporation is on a quest for gold. Its only exploration-level joint venture is with Viscount Mining. Resource Maven Gwen Preston explores the Viscount proposition, including the historic potential of its Cherry Creek, Nevada, land package and its potential to produce Carlin-type gold. - 03/21/2016

Did Mark Cuban and the Dow Just Prove Goldbugs Right?

When celebrity investor Mark Cuban announces to the world that he is investing in gold, is that a sign that the ride up is just getting going, or that it has already peaked? The Gold Report reached out to long-time experts in the sector for a better understanding of what is moving the markets—negative interest rates, a topping dollar, Fed testimony, increased gold buying in China—and what that means for junior mining stocks in the coming months. - 02/12/2016

Why CSR Makes Sense for Communities, Companies and Investors

Mining companies and their shareholders have come to the realization that doing the right things in the communities where they operate is important for a lot of reasons, including the bottom line. Mining executives also tell The Gold Report that the most effective corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs are orchestrated cooperatively instead of applied prescriptively. - 12/24/2015

Gold Rises on Fed Interest Rate Hike, as Contrarians Predicted

Predicting is a risky sport and predicting markets an extreme one. But understanding can be much more lucrative. After years of speculation about the negative impact a Federal Reserve rate increase could have on gold, a number of our experts took a contrarian view and based on an understanding that the hike was already priced into the gold price, they explained that it would actually benefit the gold price because it would remove the overhanging doubt. And that is exactly what happened. Within hours of the unanimous announcement on Wednesday that the Fed's benchmark short-term borrowing rate would go up a quarter point, gold was up $14/oz. - 12/16/2015


How Investors at the California Capital Conference Picked the Next Top Small-Cap Companies

If only someone could bottle the experience of finding an overlooked company, investing for pennies a share and cashing in for 10, 20 or 30 times what you paid. Priceless, right? But how to find those companies? Small caps aren't covered by the mainstream press and analysts the way blue chips are, and determining value of an early-stage company before profit and loss statements take on real meaning and big questions about science and markets are answered can be difficult. That is why veteran investors like Tom Swaney, president of California-based Harwood Capital Inc., like to meet management in person at events like the California Capital Conference. - 12/07/2015

Mining Companies Sow Karma Where It Is Needed Most

In the community of Santa Rosa de Osos, Colombia, 70 more people are now mobile, thanks to the generosity of Red Eagle Mining and the Lookout Ridge Wheelchair Foundation. - 12/02/2015

Gold COTs at Their Most Positive in 14 Years

There is no need to mince words or beat around the bush with this update. The latest COTs for gold released yesterday showed another marked improvement so that they are now strongly and unequivocally bullish—in fact they are at their most positive since late 2001. - 12/01/2015

How to Spot Buyout Clues in Today's Resource Market

What if you could tell before a press release comes out that a company is poised to be bought out, possibly at a nice premium? Sounds good, right? By watching historic patterns, that might just be possible. The Gold Report reached out to experts who have been around through enough cycles to know and asked for the clues they watch that an acquisition might be imminent. From location and early investment to derisking levels, you just have to know what to look for to position yourself for a liquidity event. - 11/02/2015

No Fed Rate Hike Good for Gold, Bad Sign for Economy

The much-anticipated decision by the Federal Reserve Board at the Sept. 17 meeting to hold interest rates near zero was met in the resource community with a mixture of relief and disappointment. The 9-to-1 vote citing global economic pressure on inflation left open the possibility of a hike at the December meeting. The Gold Report asked the experts in the resource sector what this means for precious metals and oil prices, and what signs they are looking for that a different outcome will be announced in December. - 09/17/2015

Experts' Guide to Getting the Most Out of Company Presentations

What can you really learn from the fuzzy project diagrams, site photos and columns of numbers often shown in dark rooms at conferences? A lot, if you know what you are looking for, according to the experts. Beyond the warnings about forward-looking statements, corporate presentations often contain the details that could make or break a project's economics. And many companies time the release of important information to coincide with events like the Sprott-Stansberry Natural Resource Symposium, going on now in Vancouver. For those who weren't able to make the trip or are doing their homework in a hotel room somewhere, The Gold Report asks veteran investors what they look for in a corporate presentation when evaluating a possible opportunity. As a bonus, we included links to several company presentations shown in Vancouver so you can practice your analyzing skills. - 07/28/2015

China, Greece and the NYSE: Black Swans or Red Flags?

Scary. That is the word that kept coming up over and over as the news came in this week. Greece technically defaulted. The Shanghai Composite index dropped some 30%. And then a computer glitch caused the NYSE to be down for three hours. Are these headlines just blips on the equities markets? Do they have long-term implications for resource stocks? To answer these questions, we did what we do best at The Gold Report and asked the experts what is causing all the black swans and what they are doing to protect their investments. - 07/09/2015


Base Metal Miners Climb Back

"The climb back of both the metal and the miners validates a theme mining analysts have struck this year: to choose base over bulk mining equities, at least as performing better relatively speaking." - 05/05/2015

Hard hats

These Three Developments Say New Mine Supply Is Peaking

"At its current pace, new gold supply will be unable to keep up with demand." - 05/04/2015


Hold the Nickel Price Elation

"For even the moderately bullish scenario to come to bear, it will be critical to see steel demand show signs of life this year—at least not drop off more than expected—in China and beyond." - 04/28/2015


Gold Mining Stocks Get a Boost from M&A Activity

"Investors in gold mining stocks have a great catalyst for profits right now: increased deal-making among gold mining companies." - 04/21/2015

Robert Simpson

The Common Man: The Case for Copper and Zinc

"The only bright spots, according to recent forecasts, appear to be in base metals such as copper and zinc." - 04/20/2015

Gold and U.S. dollar

Gold Prices Still Cheap vs Falling Dollar

"'For an investor who would like to build a position, it's a lot cheaper than it was a few years ago.'" - 03/23/2015

Gold in safe

Fixing the Gold Fix—With or Without the Chinese Banks?

"The new price setting mechanism will be launched on the March 20—this coming Friday." - 03/15/2015

Copper Porphyries

Everything You Need to Know About Copper Porphyries

This infographic covers everything you should know about copper porphyries, a deposit type responsible for about 60% of copper, 95% of molybdenum, and 20% of gold produced today. - 03/11/2015

Frank Holmes

Who's Who of Gold Investing

"Gold's value, after all, is not dependent on the credit guarantee of any world government and is universally accepted as a form of payment." - 03/10/2015


Red Lake: The High-Grade Gold Capital of the World

Every major gold-producing country has an iconic gold-producing trend that is synonymous with prosperity. South Africa has the Witwatersrand Basin and the United States has the Carlin Trend in Nevada. While Canada has had many prolific gold-producing regions over the years, including many famous gold rushes, lately the gold capital of Canada rests in Red Lake, Ontario. - 03/06/2015


Juniors Do It Better than Seniors

"Research suggests juniors hold their own in discovery." - 03/04/2015


A Fickle Exploration Ranking

"If we're getting a perspective on exploration potential in a more perfect world without major obstacles to prospecting (like war and drug runners), it's one polluted by erratic confidences." - 03/02/2015

PDAC Kicks off with Bold Predictions

The annual conference of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is under way in Toronto and the mood on the floor and in the Investors Exchange is, as one might expect, cautiously hopeful, even if about a dozen booth spaces are unoccupied. - 03/02/2015


What's in a Global Mining ETF?

"The group's fortunes are tightly tied to the balance between metal supply and demand." - 02/26/2015

Mining trucks

What Mining Insiders Had to Say at Indaba this Month

"There's a new supply-demand dynamic as China decelerates, with no other large market in position to fill the void." - 02/24/2015

Chinese dragon

Mind-Blowing: China Consumes More Gold Than the World Produces

"What's not so well-known is that China's supply of the precious metal per capita is actually low compared to neighboring Asian countries such as Taiwan and Singapore." - 02/19/2015


Gold Stocks: This Bear Phase Isn't Over Yet

"The precious metals sector is as volatile as they come and this current phase is particularly treacherous." - 02/10/2015

Greece and Euro

Greeks Turn to Gold on Bank Bail-in and Drachma Risks

"Concerns about bank holidays and also a return to the drachma have returned and Greeks are looking for ways to prevent further destruction of their wealth." - 01/30/2015


There's More to the Gold Rally Than European Market Fears

"Even though gold was down last year, it still ranked as the second-best-performing currency, following the U.S. dollar." - 01/27/2015

Greek Demonstrations

Gold Turbulent on Greek Aftermath

"With the aftermath of the election result still to really impact, one suspects that the likely forthcoming very difficult negotiations between the new Syriza government in Greece and the EU/ECB and the IMF over renegotiation of Greek debt will create some significant waves in the gold market ahead." - 01/26/2015

Copper spools

Potential Rebound Ahead for Global Copper: Credit Suisse

"Credit Suisse anticipates that copper prices will be capped at around $6,600 per tonne and $3 per pound." - 01/26/2015

U turn

Top 10 Gold Miners Leap on Gold's U-Turn

"As gold gained about 8.5% in the past 25 days, gold miners have soared. " - 01/16/2015


Strong Dollar, Weak Oil a Lifeline for Struggling Gold Miners

"The cost of power represents a very large proportion of overall operating costs, particularly for those having to rely on diesel generators, due to their locations." - 01/14/2015

Rare Earths China

Despite Lifting Rare Earths Export Quotas, China Could Still Manipulate Market

"The rare earths industry was in a state of consolidation after a Chinese export clampdown prompted a rapid spike in prices in 2010/11." - 01/09/2015

Canadian Venture Market

The Look and Feel of Canadian Venture Market Bottoms

"While it is difficult to discern if today’s market is truly the absolute bottom, the similarities in media headlines, the tone of discussion, and overall sentiment are reminiscent of bear markets past." - 01/08/2015

Gold dollars

Gold Shrugs Off Dollar-Bullish US Jobs Data, Eurozone Uncertainty

"Euro-priced gold meantime extended yesterday's surge, hitting a new 16-month high above €1,029 per ounce after news that Eurozone inflation fell to minus 0.2% across the 19-nation union in December, pulled down by falling oil prices." - 01/07/2015

Gold and silver

Gold Great Value Protector in 2014, Silver Not

"If one looks at the strength of the US dollar (or perhaps this should be the weakness of other currencies vs the dollar) with the dollar index rising 12.4% over the year, an investment in gold in any other currency will have seen a decent increase over the year." - 01/05/2015

Gold and euros

Gold Beat All Other World Currencies in 2014

"Even though gold has lost 0.8 percent year-to-date as of this writing, it still leads all major world currencies except for the U.S. dollar." - 12/30/2014


Poised to Bounce Back? Gold and Silver Prices in 2015

Will 2014 eventually prove to define the bottom in gold? The odds of that are improving. - 12/29/2014


The Many Phases of Silver

Since the early days of civilization, the ancients connected the brilliance of silver to the moon. Artemis, the Greek goddess of the moon, wore silver sandals and shot from a silver bow and arrow. This lunar comparison might be fitting because like the moon, silver also has many phases. The properties of silver make it the most dynamic of precious metals. - 12/19/2014


Gold 2015: A Quick Heads-Up

Gold in 2015 will find mine output slowing, the dollar rally questioned and China's demand ever more important. . . - 12/19/2014

Gold and silver

Have Gold and Silver Really Bottomed?

"The fundamentals seem to suggest that gold will move significantly upward rather than downward in the short to medium term." - 12/17/2014

Dump truck

7 Companies 'Best Positioned to Deliver in 2015'

"Despite the volatile market, there's definitely still some silver lining out there." - 12/10/2014


Gold Shorting Exhaustion

"Short selling always runs in relatively short spurts, ramping up fast but quickly peaking in selling exhaustion. And I suspect that's exactly what's happening in gold now." - 12/06/2014


Harsh Words on Swiss Gold Referendum

"Egon von Greyerz is a firm believer that gold is underpriced at the moment—primarily because it is now so out of sync with the huge amounts of debt built up by governments around the world and the huge amount of money printing to preserve the perception that economies are stable to positive by keeping interest rates at or near zero." - 12/03/2014

Gold bar and coins

Gold Investing Myths: What Gold's Critics Don't Get

"In the right allocations gold is an important part of a healthy portfolio. It can hedge against market crisis and provide returns when other assets underperform." - 11/26/2014


Ethanol: It's About The Economics, Stupid

"Ethanol and the EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard is a very political issue, but the reality is ethanol is a market based commodity now." - 11/24/2014


Solar Shines on Silver Demand

"Since 1999, photography has increasingly gone digital, and as a result, silver demand in the film industry has contracted about 70 percent. But there to pick up the slack in volume is a technology that also requires silver: photovoltaic (PV) installation, otherwise known as solar energy." - 11/24/2014

Swiss Referendum

The Swiss Gold Referendum Explained

The referendum, if passed, will mean that (1) The Swiss National Bank must hold 20% of all assets as gold, (2) Switzerland will repatriate the 30% of its gold held abroad by England and Canada and (3) Switzerland may no longer sell any gold it accumulates. - 11/20/2014


Precious Metals: Timing and Flexibility Is Key to a Successful Trade

"Those who purchased gold, silver and the producers in the early years of this bull market will be sitting on handsome profits, assuming they had a buy-and-hold strategy." - 11/18/2014


Can Coal Endure Competition, Anti-Carbon Lobby?

"The switch in the U.S. Senate recently following the mid-term elections is beneficial for the industry, as the incoming majority remains opposed to the EPA's tough regulatory regime. But it's hard to know to what extent they can help the industry given the existing rules/statues in place already." - 11/17/2014


Gold's Fundamental Supply Picture

"Why don't we all ignore the endless bombardment of economic white noise spewing from mainstream media outlets and instead concentrate on gold's fundamental supply problems?" - 11/10/2014


Rick Rule: 'I Believe That, Arithmetically, We're Locked in A War that We Can't Help but Win.'

"What marks capitulations are their extraordinary violence, their relatively short duration, and the fact that they're emotionally driven rather than arithmetically driven events. What's useful about capitulations is that, in my experience, they have marked definitively the end of long bear markets." - 11/10/2014


U.S. Miners May Profit from GOP Election Blow-Out

"A Senate switch to the GOP may not switch the balance of power that much, but it will give politicians who oppose environmental laws and question the reality of climate change more power to delay and amend Climate Change-oriented laws, such the new federal rule cutting carbon emissions from power plants." - 11/05/2014

Gold bullion

Gold Bullion Drop Significant, Chinese Demand Seen Lacking

"Gold bullion prices slipped to re-touch Friday's new 4-year lows early in Asian trade Monday, before recovering that $10 drop to trade at $1,172 per ounce as world stock markets edged down." - 11/03/2014


To Buy or to Break Up? Dueling Themes Emerge in Mining Sector Downturn

"Analysts recommend different tonics to ailing miners amid the mining sector downturn." - 10/30/2014


Why One Firm Would Buy Over Half the LME's Copper Stocks

"LME stocks are used as an emergency source of supply, and having a monopoly over them could allow one to charge higher prices." - 10/27/2014

China and India

Chinese and Indian Gold Buyers Back in Market in a Big Way

"By all accounts, demand in the two biggest consuming nations has been soaring, and they are, between them, taking in virtually everything the world's gold mines can produce." - 10/21/2014


A Year of Hard-Wrought Lessons for Platinum

"Mechanization is becoming more viable; we're going to see a more skilled workforce..." - 10/20/2014


Leading Indicators for Gold's Turnaround

"While gold has only recently emerged from a weak triple bottom, it is showing more strength against the other asset classes." - 10/17/2014

Golden eggs

A Win-Win Scenario for Gold Investors

"Investors can use recent setbacks to acquire gold at more attractive prices while waiting for the inevitable price increase to occur." - 10/14/2014


Will Russia and South Africa Become the OPEC of Platinum?

"Bloomberg reported last Wednesday that Russia and South Africa will meet next month to discuss their mutual interest in the white metals, and the possibility of bolstering prices." - 10/12/2014

History of Metals

The History of Metals

"The development of civilization has relied heavily on the discovery of metals." - 10/08/2014

Hot steel ingots

Deutsche Bank Favors Base Metals over Precious Metals

"Base metals are preferred over bulks and precious metals, said Deutsche Bank analysts in a recently published third-quarter preview." - 10/06/2014

Silver coins

Four Ways to Make a Fortune with One Precious Metal

The "metal of the moon," as ancient Egyptians called it, has had a tough two years. Another way to look at it, though, is that there's strong evidence we're in the midst of a phenomenal buying opportunity. - 10/02/2014


Silver's Bears Are Prepping for a Squeeze

"Despite a devastating September, the factors in place suggest these prices are deceptively low and ready for a reversal." - 10/01/2014

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Nickel Pulls Back, But Still Looks Strong

Although LME nickel prices retreated to US$7.80/lb in late September, Scotiabank Economist Patricia Mohr forecasts "The supply and demand balance for nickel in China is still expected to tighten noticeably by early 2015. - 09/30/2014


Rick Rule: Seeing a Bullish Transition in Junior Gold Miners

"The market itself is very healthy. You are seeing a transition. . .a transition that doesn't suggest, but rather screams that [junior resource issues are] under accumulation—which is a very, very bullish sign." - 09/26/2014


Inside the Recent Gold Miner Plunge

"The Fed taper throughout 2014 in the wake of economic improvement in the U.S. strengthened the greenback, which in turn weighed on metal investing." - 09/24/2014

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Commodities Capitulation—A Blip or the Start of Something More?

"By most accounts, commodity prices are at five year lows. Almost everything, from gold to silver to iron ore to wheat to corn, is falling—hard. ." - 09/22/2014

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Anticipate Before You Participate in the Market

"Gold is a classic example of a commodity that rotates through seasonal cycles year after year." - 09/16/2014


The $18 Billion Market for Geosynthetics

"Geosynthetics are man-made materials that can be used by mines to improve the properties of soil and rock." - 09/15/2014


How Does World Disorder Affect Investment?

"Capitalism is doing its job: to expand output of goods and services, thereby preventing shortages from derailing recoveries through inflation. That success story means central bankers can keep printing away. So what should investors do?" - 09/12/2014


Gold in the USA

"The United States has always had a love affair with the yellow metal. It all started in Stafford, Virginia in 1782, when Thomas Jefferson documented the first gold discovery himself." - 09/08/2014


Will We Have Enough New Mines?

"Despite a tenfold increase in the amount of money spent on exploration over the last decade, the amount of new discoveries was relatively unchanged—meaning that more money was spent per new discovery." - 09/03/2014


Today's U.S. 'Baby' Will Consume 3 Mlbs Metals and Minerals In Lifetime

"The projected lifetime consumption of metals and minerals by today's U.S. baby extrapolated across the world presents an enormous challenge for the global resource sector." - 09/01/2014


K-Waves: How to Predict the Next 'Gold Rush'

"It's going to be a painful period in the economy, but I believe gold will shine as we have seen before, during the long wave economic winters." - 08/26/2014


Silver Is Everywhere—And Poised for Big Gains

"Silver is so vital in consumer electronics, solar power and even healthcare now that it has become one of those 'Miracle Materials' that are literally changing our lives. " - 08/22/2014


CEOs in Mining

The CEOs of the top 25 gold, silver, copper, coal and base metals mining companies in the world are profiled in this infographic. - 08/20/2014


Minerals Versus Marijuana

"Rule, Casey, Cook, and James say now is the time to invest in natural resource plays, not run for high-tech or a product to get high with." - 08/19/2014


The Great Divide: Inequality in Gold Juniors Means Opportunity

"It's clear we've reached a new level of separation between the wheat and the chaff. While it took longer than expected, this "Great Divide" makes it obvious as to which companies should be avoided by retail investors." - 08/14/2014


Gartman Reckons End-Game for Gold Price Management Could Be Nigh

"Dennis Gartman warns that the dangerous geopolitical situation could defeat the financial forces that are keeping the gold price depressed." - 08/11/2014

Why Silver Prices Are Rising Today

"Precious metals tend to get a boost in times of fear, as it is sought out as a safe-haven investment vehicle. Silver tends to also get a boost as it receives residual precious metal investor interest." - 08/06/2014


Silver Price Forecast: Metal to Gain Ground in August on These Factors

"One reason for a rosy silver price forecast for August is that the white metal has finished up every year in this month for the last five years, averaging a return of 10.4%." - 08/04/2014


Like Gold, Base Metal Stocks Offer Huge Investment Opportunities

"Base metals stocks have been some of the best performers so far this year as they have risen off their nadirs." - 08/01/2014


No Pain, No Gain: A Forecast for the Miners

"Throughout the past year we've been looking for that final low in gold, but it has eluded us multiple times." - 07/25/2014

Visual Capitalist

Gold: 2014 Trends and Beyond

"This infographic covers gold trends that investors should be watching through the rest of the year and beyond." - 07/24/2014


What Do Droughts Mean for Potash Investors?

"Droughts, while not so good for farmers, are good for fertilizer prices." - 07/24/2014

World Map

Prices to Buy Gold Led by Geopolitics and Bond Yields

"The decline in long-term real US Treasury yields also supported gold. . .[but] upward yield pressure as the global cycle improves and disappointing physical demand in China and India remain downward forces." - 07/23/2014


Research Points to Drastic Fall in New Gold Discoveries

"Research points to a dramatic fall in new gold discoveries, which are falling well behind global production levels. This will have a significant impact on gold supply ahead." - 07/18/2014


2014 Commodities Halftime Report

"After a disappointing 2013, the commodities market came roaring back full throttle, outperforming the S&P 500 Index by more than four percentage points and 10-year Treasury bonds by more than six." - 07/14/2014


Hints of a Mining Comeback in the Wind?

"It looks like companies are feeling that the bottom has been passed, while deposit valuations are still low enough to be considered attractive target acquisitions." - 07/07/2014


Palladium Price Soars to 13-Year High

"Palladium's performance sets it apart from platinum. While platinum prices have been strong lately, reflecting the aftermath of the platinum sector strike in South Africa, that movement pales in comparison to palladium." - 07/07/2014


Canada Could Become REE Powerhouse. . .with Some Help

The Canadian government could be doing more to fund REE academic and industry research and development, says a Canada House of Commons report. - 06/30/2014


Silver Prices Stay Strong, Set Pace for Gold

"This month silver has performed well, bringing in 12.3% returns since it bottomed out at the end of May." - 06/27/2014


The Best Reasons to Own Gold

The most simple and compelling argument for owning gold for the average investor is to diversify a portfolio. - 06/25/2014


Bigger than Gold: It's Time to Buy the Precious Metal That's Primed to Double

"For perspective, there were 5.4B cell phones on the planet in 2009. By the end of this year, estimates are that there will be 8B. It's going to take a lot of palladium for the world to keep talking, texting and tweeting." - 06/23/2014


This Metal Problem Could Ignite China's Smoldering Crisis

"Despite some limited potential weakness in the very near term, the global picture for base metals looks to be heating up from both a supply and demand perspective." - 06/16/2014


Will Gold Continue Its Rebound Rise?

"All things considered, it looks more like 2015 could be the year of a strong change to the upside." - 06/16/2014


Will Import Taxes on Solar Panels Hamper Silver's Ability to Rally?

"We are aware that this downtrend has existed for almost four years and has tested the patience of the most ardent bulls, however, that's not a reason to hit the acquisition trail with gusto." - 06/11/2014


Tesla's Gigafactory: The Critical Minerals Impact

"At a time when supply chain security, transparency and responsibility are becoming central concerns for both manufacturers and consumers, IM Data discusses Tesla Motors' plans to build the world's biggest lithium-ion battery plant and the impact it could have on demand for critical minerals: graphite, lithium and cobalt." - 06/06/2014


Your Personal Gold Standard

"If you think that the value of paper money will be in some jeopardy, or confidence in paper money may be lost, one way to protect yourself is by buying gold, and there's nothing stopping you." - 06/03/2014


Gold Prices Bounce from 4-Month Lows

"Trading more than 4% down from this time last week, gold prices rallied off $1,241 per ounce as European stock markets followed Wall Street's Friday finish to reach new record and multiyear highs." - 06/02/2014


The Lower the Uranium Price, the Higher the Rebound

"Uranium prices still are irrationally low. This basing period is the best time to accumulate if you are a long-term investor who believes uranium will rebound." - 05/27/2014


North American REE Exploration & Development

"Globally, the greatest proportion of demand for REEs is for application in magnets; though in the U.S. the majority of demand is in catalysts for petroleum refining, chemical processing and catalytic converters." - 05/19/2014

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China Holds the Keys to the Gold Market

"We are witnessing China transform into an economic powerhouse, and now, the world's largest gold market!." - 04/28/2014


New, More Transparent, Contracts to End Africa's Resource Curse?

"African nations are now much more 'up to speed' with what they should be demanding by way of a fair share of the resources being mined in their countries. New contracts are much tougher and some are being drafted with the idea of transparency and even online publication in mind." - 04/28/2014

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These Alternative Energy Stocks Will Soar on China's Rare Metal War

"In 2012, production and consumption of the rare earth metals used in production of clean tech reached more than 100,000 metric tons, according to IHS Chemical. Today, the vast bulk of materials needed to build these technologies come primarily from China." - 04/25/2014


How Will Gold Respond to Declining Discovery?

"At $1,900 per ounce of gold, even mediocre finds could make money." - 04/23/2014

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Latest GFMS Gold Survey Reports Record 2013 Gold Production

"GFMS puts 2013 new mine production of gold at a record 3,022 tonnes, a 6% gain over 2012." - 04/17/2014

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Sanctions for Russia? Here Are the Real Winners

"Russia is more than a major producer and exporter of energy and materials; Russia is also an important player within Western supply and product chains." - 04/16/2014

Gold Moving on Ukraine Crisis Escalation

"New Ukrainian tensions have seen the gold price rise in trading today as the West remains nervous about further escalation and the possible imposition of more rigorous economic sanctions." - 04/14/2014


Manganese Miners and Indonesia's Export Ban

"Japan has sent a letter to Indonesia's foreign trade minister and will likely complain to the World Trade Organization about the ban and tariff structure, while copper industry heavyweight Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold has already signaled it may fail again to have a smelter ready by the extended deadline." - 04/10/2014

Unearthing Gold

Gold: Unearthing the World's Supply

"Within the earth's crust, there is only 1 gram of gold for every 550,000 pounds of earth." - 04/08/2014

Frank Holmes

What's Abuzz About Gold?

"A key driver in gold prices is the real interest rate environment—the real rate of return taking into account the level of inflation." - 04/07/2014

Bear and Bull

CPM Yearbook Says Interest in Gold Equities Reviving as Bear Market Wanes

"While CPM does not expect the gold price to drop significantly from current levels, nor anticipates sharp increases in prices over 2014 and 2015, it does expect that gold equities would be expected to turn higher before the price of gold." - 03/26/2014


Is Gold at an Interim Top?

"False breakouts usually mark a key turning point." - 03/21/2014


What to Buy for Putin's New War: Nickel Could Surge

"If Putin were to cut nickel exports to Europe and the U.S., nickel prices would jump. Prices have already gone up from $6.50/lb to $7.40/lb over the last 30 days." - 03/20/2014


Feelin’ the Fire, Investors are Hot for Gold

"When real interest rates go above the positive 2% mark, you can expect the gold price to drop." - 03/18/2014


In Need of Financial Safety? Here's Your Safe Haven

"Clearly, the world has plenty of uncertainty. From Russia, Ukraine, Venezuela, emerging currency devaluations, the sluggish U.S economy, as well as the slowdown in China, the world has hot spots. With this backdrop it's easy to understand why demand continues to grow. The world wants gold." - 03/14/2014


Making Green from Gold, Palladium and Pollution Concerns

"It seems that fear surrounding the international political landscape is helping to push the precious metals prices higher and higher." - 03/10/2014


Gold: The Most Sought-After Metal on Earth

How did gold become the most sought-after metal on earth? Visual Capitalist has some answers. - 02/26/2014


Size Does Matter in Rare Earth Mining: Christopher Ecclestone

"It looks like market watchers have started to get a handle on what makes a good rare earth company." - 02/24/2014

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This "Workhorse" Metal Is Ready for a Breakout

"Demand's rising. Supply's down. Zinc prices, and profits, are about to take off." - 02/18/2014


Christian Versus Embry: Gold, Lies and Video Interviews

"Strongly opposing views on the likely speed of any gold price increase, and some of the factors affecting this likelihood, make for some very polarized opinions." - 02/17/2014

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Glencore Xstrata to Shed Copper Project; Juniors Pick Up Copper Assets

"The newly formed Glencore Xstrata is looking to shed its $5.9 billion stake in the Tampakan copper project in the Philippines, proving that the company prefers investing in mines that are in operation or close to production." - 01/30/2014


Which Gold Miners Hold the Most Supply?

Major and midtier gold miners currently hold 54.3% of all gold resources and reserves worldwide. Junior companies and governments hold the rest. - 01/29/2014

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How Long Can Gold Prices Be Held Down?

What is the condition of future supplies? - 01/27/2014

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Why the Recent Lift in Junior Miners Will Likely Continue

"In early January, the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index rose above the 200-day moving average for the first time in three years." - 01/27/2014


The Rare Earth Commodities that Just Won't Go Away

"The Chinese still hold the trump card when to comes to rare earth production—they still produce over 95% of the world's supply." - 01/23/2014

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A Little Patience Required with Gold

"Gold could give a major buy signal in the next two to three weeks." - 01/22/2014

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How Long Can Gold Prices be Held Down?

"If the gold price soars to new record levels and above, in dollar and other currency terms, it will become a reserve asset itself and for those holding it." - 01/14/2014

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Rules of Thumb for Junior Mining Speculators: A Light at the End of the Tunnel

"Fundamental trends have been set in motion over the past few years that follow upon the previous decade-long bull market and that point to an improving investment climate for the junior miners." - 01/13/2014

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Uranium Bull Market to Gather Steam over Next 18 Months: Scotiabank

"Scotiabank analysts make noise on the uranium drum, drawing a what-if supply/price picture if Japan restarts reactors." - 01/13/2014


Gold Stocks: What to Expect in the New Year

"Ditching this sector may not be the best action to take this year because miners are approaching the historical limits of multiyear declines." - 01/07/2014


Bullish or Bearish: Mining Sector Prospects for 2014

"The mining sector is not dead. . .not by a long shot. Sure, many metals are relying on an inflationary rally, which may or may not happen in 2014, but others are simply poised to move higher in value based on a supply crunch that has been building for several years. You can't ignore fundamentals." - 01/05/2014

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Silver Poised for Massive Recovery in 2014

"Silver is poised for a massive recovery upleg in 2014, a mean reversion from last year’s dismal action. The main driver of silver’s initial strength will be American futures speculators covering shorts." - 01/03/2014


Strong Fundamentals Portend a Rebound for Silver

"When gold comes back, so will silver. And silver's gains ought to dramatically outpace gold's, like they usually do." - 12/27/2013


The Fight for this Obscure Copper Mine in Peru Is Your First Major Buy Signal

"Blackstone's interest in Las Bambas likely means the firm smells an opportunity in both mining and copper, simultaneously." - 12/24/2013


The Taper, China and Gold—Where Is this Leading Us?

"The announcement the U.S. Fed would start tapering in January knocked the gold price back sharply, but will China step up gold purchases as a result? If so, what impact will that have on price?" - 12/20/2013

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Two Lessons for Gold from 2013

"With gold set for its worst year since 1981, Adrian Ash looks back at some takeaways from 2013." - 12/18/2013


Analysts Split over Fed's 2014 Impact on Gold

"Last week's high of $1,268 per ounce reached Tuesday came as speculative traders in U.S. gold futures and options raised their bullish bets and trimmed their bearish positions, new data from regulators showed Friday." - 12/16/2013


Metals Shortages, Lack of Substitutes May Harm Innovation: Yale Report

"Society will need to pay more attention to the acquisition and maintenance of metals than has been the case in the past, a new study by Yale University suggests." - 12/09/2013


Seismic Shift Means Radical Change for the Mining Industry: Deloitte

"A 'seismic shift' in the mining industry is calling for radical change, says the latest Deloitte mining trends report." - 12/04/2013


Platinum and Copper Are the Metals of the Future: Robert Friedland

Robert Friedland's presentation at MineAfrica in London avows that the supercycle is not dead, and he sees huge value ahead for his Ivanhoe company's new platinum, copper and zinc projects in South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo. - 12/02/2013


Emerging from the Junior-Gold Rabbit Hole

"The juniors have seen so much carnage lately that investors have completely disregarded their sector. And this disregard has sent them down a proverbial rabbit hole, into a world that is bizarre and illogical to say the least. Though these stocks certainly don't have much support with gold prices so weak lately, popular consensus that the sector is dead is pure fantasy." - 11/29/2013


Buy Now Before the Great Reversal: Consensus from Mining and Metals Conference

"Key when looking at the junior sector is, as Rick Rule commented in his San Francisco presentation, that investors need to seek junior companies that have three factors in common: have a management team that owns a lot of stock in the company; make sure the company has a good property; and last, but not least, does that company have working capital?" - 11/27/2013


Investing in Platinum: Demand to Hit Record High in 2013

"In its Platinum 2013 Interim Review, Johnson Matthey said the platinum market this year is moving toward a supply and demand deficit of 605,000 ounces—the largest deficit since 1999. That's up from a 340,000-ounce shortfall in 2012." - 11/18/2013


Dressed to the Nines with Gold

"What's interesting about gold demand today is that more and more investors around the world are buying higher-end, more expensive gold. Specifically in China, 24-karat gold jewelry and 'four nines' gold gained market share in the third quarter, says the World Gold Council." - 11/18/2013


What Global Copper Reserve Estimates Don't Reveal

"World copper reserves are currently placed at around 630 million tons. When considered as just a single consolidated global num¬ber, copper reserves seem large and adequate for several decades of production at 2012 levels. Unfortunately most people do not take into consideration that these reserves are made up of many separate deposits, each of which has to be considered as a standalone and on its own merits." - 11/11/2013

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Why Gold Prices Are Down Right Now

"The reasons for gold's continued fall, in spite of the apparent decay of the world, just might surprise you. . ." - 11/08/2013

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The Dollar, the Euro and their Influence on Gold Prices

"We may well see both gold and dollar rise in tandem in the future, but for now they are tending to move in opposite directions." - 11/06/2013


Gold Versus Wall Street's Program Traders

"As long as gold and the gold ETFs remain below the 150-day moving average the bears can claim control over the intermediate-term trend. A close above the 150-day moving average, however, would set up a retest of the late August high and would be an inviting target for the bulls to complete a bottoming pattern that was begun four months ago." - 11/04/2013

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Carbon Is the Problem: Is Graphene the Solution?

"The search is on to find a better material than silicon—one that is much more energy-efficient and less likely to produce waste heat." - 10/31/2013


What Not to Do When Investing in Miners

"Precious metals miners are the most volatile stocks on earth. They're so volatile that investors often forget that underneath those whipsawing stock prices lie real businesses. But even many of those who consider themselves old pros in natural resource investing tend to get one thing wrong. Eric Angeli, an investment executive with Sprott Global Resources and protégé of legendary resource broker Rick Rule, explains how not to fall into the 'top-down' trap. . ." - 10/30/2013

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Investors Are Holding Gold as Fed Turns Dovish

"Gold last week enjoyed its strongest rise in almost three months, adding 2.6% as silver rose 2.9%." - 10/28/2013


3 Reasons Gold Could Scream Higher

"After faking a move lower, gold futures have broken above resistance, posting the first higher low since early July. This could be a significant short-term bottom—especially since it was preceded by a false move lower." - 10/23/2013

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Deeply Oversold Gold Stocks Are Set to Soar

"Today the bears' primary rationalization against gold miners is the notion they can't earn any profits, which is a complete fallacy." - 10/18/2013


The Other Precious Metal Can Double Your Money Now

"Even when the government isn't on the brink of financial suicide, palladium is in heavy—and growing—demand." - 10/17/2013

Mining Equipment

Junior Survival Strategies for a Dismal 2014

"A number of junior companies with Nevada gold exploration projects are in a position to survive the financing downturn if they are willing to employ certain managerial strategies." - 10/16/2013

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Gold and America's Fake Default

"Gold just isn't working as advertised, in short, as U.S. default draws near." - 10/11/2013

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How the 'Paper Market' Is Undermining Gold

"'The paper market for gold is ideal for speculative capital inclined to manipulate for purposes of maximizing year-end bonuses' says Hathoway." - 10/09/2013

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Diversified Miners Pin Hopes to Iron Ore and China

"Record export figures from Western Australia's Port Hedland suggest iron ore miners BHP Billiton, Fortescue Metals and Atlas Iron are set to report strong quarterly earnings in the coming two weeks." - 10/07/2013


What Gold Miners Are Thinking Today

"Having one-on-one conversations with numerous executives from gold companies is an invaluable way to evaluate the state of the gold mining industry." - 10/04/2013


McKinsey Report: Commodities Supercycle Dead? Hardly.

"Over the past 13 years, the average annual volatility of resources prices has been three times what it was in the 1990s, resulting in a new era of resource price supercycles." - 09/30/2013


Seeds of Change: Gold Price Hints at Better Economic Times

"On a brighter note and thanks to the Fed, we're seeing some positive signs in the markets. The stock market, for instance, has been on the rise, telling us that better times lie ahead. Interestingly, gold and bonds are telling us the same thing and we'd be foolish not to listen." - 09/30/2013


See No Evil: Silver Price Manipulation Probe Dropped

"This decision highlights the fact that regulators face very stiff obstacles in proving market manipulation despite the expanded powers the CFTC received in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act." - 09/27/2013

50 Shades of Gold

50 Shades of Gold

- 09/25/2013


Precious Metals 'Back to Status Quo' After Fed Surprise

"Both the price of gold and silver recovered early losses Monday morning in London, regaining a 1% and 2% drop respectively as world stock markets slipped with commodities." - 09/23/2013

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The Platinum Series: Part II

"The entire world supply of platinum is far less than gold or silver." - 09/16/2013

Larry Summers

Summers' Fed Exit Fails to Spur Precious Metals

"Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers last night withdrew from being considered for the role of U.S. Federal Reserve chief, citing strong political opposition." - 09/16/2013

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Historic Buying Opportunity Coming in Gold Stocks

"The first reason I expect a retest is the current recovery has veered off historical course." - 09/16/2013

Historic Buying Opportunity Coming in Gold Stocks

"The first reason I expect a retest is the current recovery has veered off historical course." - 09/16/2013


Zinc Faces Structural Deficit as Demand Outstrips Supply: Glencore

"According to Glencore's presentation, a 5% increase in demand equates to around 600,000 mt of new zinc mine capacity needed every year; by 2016 nearly 2 million mt of new annual production will required." - 09/10/2013


Will Gold Follow Its Seasonal Pattern This Year?

"Historically, September has been gold's best month of the year. Looking at more than four decades of monthly returns, the precious metal has seen its biggest increase this month, averaging 2.3%." - 09/09/2013

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Five Ways to Play Gold and Silver

"The past two years have not been kind to our favorite precious metals." - 09/05/2013

The Impending Shakeout in the Rare Earth Sector: Who Will Survive?

"Though there are exceptions, in general the supply chain doesn't care which REE projects will successfully come to fruition, only that enough come to fruition such that their ability to secure REE metals, oxides and other compounds from sources outside of China, at a reasonable price, is realized." - 09/05/2013

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A Bombed Out Gold Market Is Bottoming

"The June lows look like a classic bottom." - 08/30/2013

Gold coins

Why Gold Prices Are Up

"Propelling gold prices Tuesday was a move from 'risk-off' trades into safe haven assets." - 08/27/2013


Standard Bank: Platinum Unlikely to Sustain Rallies Above $1,500

Despite continued labor tensions within the South African platinum sector, platinum is unlikely to rally significantly above $1,500 per ounce for any sustained length of time, says Standard Bank. - 08/26/2013

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Gold Bull Off to the Races Once Again

"After a restful slumber, the gold bull appears to be fully energized and off to the races once again." - 08/25/2013

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Will the S&P 500 Impact Gold Stocks?

"The relationship between the gold stocks and the stock market is difficult to pinpoint as its quite scattered." - 08/21/2013

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Gold's New Rally Begins Now

"It's been a crazy ride—but the breakout is finally here." - 08/16/2013

copper tubes

Will Copper Prices Drop Further? Just Look at Oil Investments

"While the media reports copper's price falls as a loss of faith by investors, the reality is they are being influenced by the same supply and demand judgments used by buyers." - 08/15/2013

Gold pour

Today's 'Gold Convergence' Is Your Best Buy Signal Yet

"Any one of these indicators is bullish on its own. So when all four signals flash at once, please don't wait." - 08/14/2013


China to Begin Trial Run of Rare Earth Products Exchange

"Rare earth trading systems are currently undergoing testing and are expected to become operational in China in October." - 08/12/2013


Believe It or Not: Gold's 8-Year Cycle Still on Track

"Gold's movements are in line with historic trends, never mind what the no-nothing, hand-wringing Cassandra's are saying." - 08/02/2013

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Counterpoint: Supply and Demand in the Rare-Earths Market 2015–2020

"In the rare-earth total supply chain, China is most of the global ball game." - 08/01/2013

gold price coins

Gold Nears 10% Monthly Gain

"The relationship between the gold price and real U.S. interest rates, adjusted for inflation, is less clear." - 07/31/2013

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Now Is the Time to Build New Mines, But It Ain't That Easy

"Financial analysis suggest now is the ideal to start work on mega mining projects before price cycles turn up again, but this is easier said than done." - 07/29/2013


Profit from Palladium's Bullish Trend

"I call palladium the Rodney Dangerfield of metals because it 'gets no respect, I tell ya, no respect at all.'" - 07/29/2013

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Why Gold Mining Stocks Are a Buy Now

"You have to choose carefully when picking gold mining stocks or ETFs to buy." - 07/24/2013


Strong Contrarian Buy Signal on Gold Stocks

"One should consider the gold stocks a venture capital type of investment." - 07/19/2013

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Timing Gold's Bottom

Why the pros don't care if gold gets whacked some more. - 07/16/2013

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Survey: Companies 'Utterly Unprepared' for SEC Conflict Minerals Compliance

"The PwC survey determined that the single biggest challenge for companies is getting accurate information from their suppliers." - 07/15/2013

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Breakdown: British Columbia Explorers

"Using 20+ variables, we've analyzed over 50 exploration companies and their main projects in B.C." - 07/15/2013

Bad News Bears

What the Fundamentals Say About Gold

"The fall in the gold price changed the entire dynamics of the gold market." - 07/09/2013


A Rare Anomaly in the Gold Market

"While the waterfall decline in gold stocks is painful for those of us already invested, the reality is that this is a setup we get a shot at only a few times in our investing life." - 07/08/2013

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China Releases Second Round of 2013 REE Export Quotas

"Last week, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced the second round of allocations of rare-earth export quotas for 2013." - 07/08/2013


Is the Bubble Phase in Gold About to Begin?

"We now have the necessary conditions for the bubble phase in gold to begin." - 07/01/2013

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Rare Earth Price Jump: Just the Beginning?

"Prices for the 17 elements have jumped 10% over the past two weeks." - 07/01/2013

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Stay the Course with Gold as Mixed Signals Move Markets

"Ever since the Federal Reserve hinted in May that signs of a stronger economy could allow for a slowdown of stimulus, markets have protested the news." - 07/01/2013


Epic Opportunity in Gold Stocks

"When the S&P 500 and economy struggle, it's going to be glorious for precious metals." - 06/28/2013


Final Capitulation Coming in Precious Metals

"A close examination of history tells us that this could be the final capitulation that would lead directly to a huge rebound in the ensuing months." - 06/21/2013


Who Is Manipulating the Gold Price?

"Gold suffers from wild price gyrations when the markets become too disruptive, and data suggests that gold prices are regularly manipulated for the benefit of large banks and to the detriment of any retail investor trying to protect their wealth by investing in gold." - 06/20/2013

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What China's Crackdown on 'Midnight Mining' Means for REE Projects

"The rare earth mining industry will be saddled with permanent increased operation costs." - 06/20/2013


FOMC Is the Big Driver for Precious Metals this Week

"On the New York Comex, the so-called speculative net long position in gold futures and options—calculated as the number of 'bullish' long minus 'bearish' short contracts held by traders classed as speculators—fell in the week ended last Tuesday." - 06/17/2013

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The Hidden Costs of Precious-Metals Miners' Optimism

"We believe gold will rebound and head higher, as you know, but that hasn't happened yet, and some mines that went into construction or production based on unrealistic assumptions are facing greater costs and lower revenues, resulting in net incomes far below investors' expectations." - 06/17/2013

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Tug of War in Gold and Silver

"Since falling sharply in April, gold has swung either side of $1400 an ounce, with the gold price falling as low as $1337 and as high as $1478." - 06/12/2013


Time to Stress Test Your Resolve in the Gold Markets

"Investors must be willing to hold through down or sideways markets to realize profits." - 06/12/2013

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China Planning New Rare Earth Crackdowns

"China accounted for more than 85% of global rare earth production last year, also accounting for 70% of global consumption." - 06/07/2013

Sprott's Michael Kosowan Asks: Are You Swayed or Afraid?

Many investors are wondering if the words "gold" and "opportunity" can coexist in the same sentence. Michael Kosowan of Sprott Global Resource Investments answers with a resounding "yes." He believes in the Pareto Principle—80% of the gain is derived from 20% of the stocks—and that contrarians will be rewarded in this "wonderfully miserable market." To find that 20%, Kosowan outlines the criteria he uses when sizing up a junior mining company. - 06/05/2013


How to Play Nevada's Gold Rush

"According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Nevada mined over 5.4 Moz of gold in 2012. That accounts for 75% of domestic production." - 06/05/2013

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Gold Stock Seller's Remorse

"I think sellers abandoned gold equities prematurely on weak grounds, and will be back when that becomes obvious, joined by even bigger numbers of new investors." - 06/04/2013

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Why Stocks and Gold Are About to Reverse Course

"Without fail liquidity eventually finds its way into undervalued assets." - 06/02/2013

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The Copper–S&P 500 Disconnect

"No longer just a boring industrial metal, copper is a flamboyant asset that has made fortunes for investors and speculators." - 05/31/2013


Rick Rule's Reasons to Buy Gold and Select Gold Stocks

"I think that one of the things you have to look at in the gold market is that we are changing the nature of ownership, from institutional momentum holders who are leveraged to physical individual buyers on a global basis." - 05/30/2013

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Miners with the Means to Acquire New Assets Are in the Driver's Seat

"The short list of high-quality acquisition candidates includes Balmoral Resources Ltd. and Newstrike Capital Inc." - 05/27/2013


Grade Is King: Gold Miners Moving Low-Grade Mega Projects to Back Burner

"With low-grade gold mega resources being seen as too expensive to develop in the current financial climate, explorers like Pretium, Seabridge and others are targeting potential higher-grade options." - 05/23/2013


Platinum and Palladium: A Fundamental Shift

"While we wait for our gold positions to rebound, an investment in platinum and palladium could be very profitable." - 05/22/2013

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6 Reasons Why Gold Stocks Will Begin a Huge Rally

It's been a tough road for precious metals but the path ahead has strong potential of being significantly profitable compared to these levels. - 05/21/2013


Volatility in Precious Metals Driven by Investor Switch from Commodities to Equities

"Initially extending Friday's late drop to touch $1,340/oz for only the second time since January 2011, gold rallied from new five-week lows for euro and British pound investors." - 05/20/2013

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Salmon Sperm May Provide Cheap Option for Rare Earths Recovery

"Dried salmon milt or sperm is a low-cost and environment-friendly method to extract rare earth metals." - 05/20/2013


Junior Gold Producers' Q1/13 Earnings Show Profitability

"Junior gold producers are still, by and large, not in a panic about the current price of gold, though for some it puts the pressure on." - 05/16/2013

Nevada Silver State

US Silver Production Up 17% in February 2013: USGS

"Combined U.S. mining silver production for January and February of this year was 183,000 kg (5,883,586 oz), said the USGS." - 05/13/2013


Three Reasons to Buy Gold Equities Today

"I believe the drivers for the yellow metal remain intact, so for investors who can tolerate the ups and downs, gold stocks are a compelling buy." - 05/13/2013


Best Investments 2013: How the Mining Mess Will Send Platinum Soaring

"While platinum's long-term outlook is bright, a short-term price catalyst is about to take place, as early as this week." - 05/10/2013


Mr. Spock Would Definitely Find Current Gold Price Levels Illogical

"Unprecedented demand for physical gold does not even seem to be having any impact at all on the metal price as high frequency traders rule the day. Illogical!" - 05/08/2013

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Are Palladium Stockpiles Running Out?

"The market is absorbing a supply-side shock from two fronts." - 05/06/2013


Physical Gold-Silver Shortage Could Benefit Undervalued Miners

"We may see a very powerful rebound as short covering and record investment demand returns to the precious metal sector." - 05/03/2013

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Silver Prices in 2013: The Reasons for a Bold Forecast

"Investing now in beaten down silver could prove very rewarding." - 05/02/2013

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Gold Stocks to Rebound in May

"Sell in May and don't go away. Sell and buy gold stocks." - 05/01/2013


Breaking Down Gold's Comeback

"It's only been two weeks since the big crash. But that hasn't stopped the yellow metal from staging a comeback. For the first time in five weeks, gold ended trading Friday night with a weekly gain under its belt." - 04/29/2013


5 Factors that Will Push Silver to $250 an Ounce

"Because the global silver market is relatively small, silver prices tend to be more volatile; the pounding selloff we witnessed in silver this past month is a testament to that fact. But volatility works both ways, so when silver rises, its price can explode higher." - 04/25/2013

Jim Rogers: Once Gold Bottoms, We're Looking at a 'Multi-Year Bull Market'

"The former hedge-fund manager and best-selling author believes this is a badly needed—even healthy—price correction." - 04/23/2013


The Alchemy of Gold Investment

"Amara Mining Chairman John McGloin discusses the key things investors should be looking for in a mining company." - 04/22/2013

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Why Gold Really Crashed and What You Can Do About It

"Japan caused the biggest single one-day gold sell off in 30 years." - 04/19/2013

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How One Slip Can Create a Copper Supply Emergency

"The landslide in Utah is just one example of how quickly and unexpectedly the supply and demand factors facing the red metal can shift." - 04/18/2013

Gold's Tumble: Panic or Conspiracy? What's Next?

Since 2001, gold has risen more than seven times in value to an all-time nominal high in 2011 of $1,920/oz. As we all know, the price suddenly fell nearly 15% in two days, and is still bouncing around $1,375/oz. What caused the sharpest fall in the gold price since 1983? Depends on who you talk to. Reasons range from Wall Street downgrades by Goldman Sachs to fears over planned gold sales by highly indebted European countries. Other theories involve a hedge fund in trouble (a gold whale?) and conspiracies involving the Fed and others. Read on to learn experts' opinions on the cause of the fall and the opportunities the downturn presents for investors. - 04/17/2013


The Gold Takedown: Another Glimpse into the Central Banking Matrix

"After gold lost $84/oz last Friday and silver lost $1.81, we can conclude the beneficiaries were not gold or silver investors who panicked and sold, but rather those who are fighting to preserve the reputation of the U.S. dollar and the fiat currency model that underpins the global economy." - 04/17/2013

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Four Things Investors Should Know About Gold's 'Bear Market'

"See how much money you've got at risk, and remind yourself why you got into precious metals in the first place." - 04/15/2013


Resource Sector Paradigm Shift

"I still think discoveries are the best path to salvation for individual companies and perhaps the broader sector. Maybe gold gets a big bounce in the next few weeks but with the drubbing everyone has taken I don't see traders heavily on the bid unless higher gold prices are already in the rear view mirror." - 04/15/2013


What Could Ignite the Precious Metals Market?

"The value of a position in the precious metals sector would have increased for those living in the UK or Japan, but for investors living in the United States the strength of the dollar has eroded the value of their holdings in the gold and silver space." - 04/11/2013

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Every Gold Coin Has Two Sides

"Although the gold price has fallen with the strengthening U.S. dollar, the yellow metal is appreciating in Japanese yen." - 04/10/2013

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Gold to Remain in Demand Medium to Long Term: Commerzbank

"Expansionary monetary policies are not easing but accelerating worldwide, thus destroying the value of money leaving gold as the prime store of wealth in the medium to long term." - 04/08/2013


How to Double Your Money by Investing in Copper

"With copper, peak inventory levels are usually hit before a price rebound¬—sometimes with prices doubling in less than six months." - 04/03/2013


Coming Soon: The Next Breakout For Gold

"History shows the Fed excels at creating bubbles, yet is completely inept at controlling conditions when bubbles pop." - 04/02/2013

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The Basics of Investing in Junior Mining Companies

"A junior gold producer is a publicly traded company that mines gold at an annual rate of up to about 150 Koz." - 04/01/2013

The DoD's 'About Face' on REEs

"In a 189-page report, the DoD recommends investing $130M to establish near-term strategic stockpiles of seven rare earth elements." - 04/01/2013

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Ignore Banks' Bearish Statements on Gold

"Goldman Sachs has lowered its gold price projections and says the metal is headed to $1,200/oz. Credit Suisse and UBS are bearish. Citigroup says the gold bull market is over. So I guess it's time to pack it in, right?" - 03/29/2013

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Can Gold Miners Increase Profits Through Spin Offs?

"Depending upon what is included in spin offs and how they're priced, they could be very attractive short-term investments, so keep a close eye on them." - 03/27/2013

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Postcards from the Rare Earth Front

"Scientists in Tokyo last week announced they have identified new deposits of so-called rare-earth metals some six kilometers below the ocean surface. " - 03/27/2013

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Strategic Mineral Advisory Council Calls for US REE Supply Chain

"The Strategic Mineral Advisory Council is encouraging the U.S. Department of Defense to nurture a U.S.-based REE supply chain." - 03/25/2013

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Gold Could Test Lows After Cyprus Deal

"We expect gold to move sideways this week with, however, a tendency for lower prices." - 03/25/2013

Benjamin Fraklin

Gold Stocks Are the Market's Single-Best Value Today

Gold stocks aren't just ridiculously cheap relative to the S&P 500. . .they're also cheap relative to gold. - 03/22/2013


Gold Stocks Are the Market's Single Best Value Today

"Gold stocks aren't just ridiculously cheap relative to the S&P 500. . .They're also cheap relative to gold. And they're cheap relative to any measure of 'normal' price action." - 03/22/2013

The Cyprus Crisis, Banking and Gold

"The gold price in Euros jumped 2.3% at the start of Asian trade Monday morning, and has since jumped again as the chaos in Cyprus's rescue gets worse." - 03/20/2013

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Gold Jumps over $1,600 as Cyprus Bailout Hits Bank Savers

"This uncertainty could provide a brand new support for gold for days or even weeks." - 03/18/2013

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These Gold Stocks Are Poised to Rebound in 2013

"With gold prices rising year after year for much of the past decade, you might think all gold stocks have increased, too." - 03/14/2013

Will We See a Silver Breakout in 2013?

Silver has been trading sideways so far in 2013, but what will the rest of the year bring? Will 2013 be the year silver prices break out or crash and burn? What is a sustainable silver price for mining companies and where will the metal come from to supply the next generation of industrial and investment demand? Most important, how can investors make money off this volatile sector? These were the burning questions The Gold Report took to analysts, money managers and heads of silver mining companies. The answers may surprise you. - 03/13/2013

Gold Prices: Don't Ignore This Bullish Trend

"The central banks of South Korea, Russia and Kazakhstan have all reported additions to their gold reserves this year, continuing the trend of central bank gold buying." - 03/13/2013

Mining Bill Brings Iron Ore Back to Wisconsin

"Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday he will sign Senate Bill One, which sets the wheels in motion to bring back iron ore mining to the Badger State." - 03/11/2013


A Focus on Gold Costs at PDAC

"The most important shift to take place within the gold sector over the last two years," says IAMGOLD CEO Stephen Letwin, "has been the recognition on the part of gold miners that sustaining capital must form part of the equation; that all-in costs are not just operating costs." - 03/10/2013


International Mining Bids a Not-so-fond Farewell to Hugo Chávez

"The death of President Hugo Chávez could eventually usher in a new era of foreign mining investment in Venezuela, only if the opposition wins an uphill battle for the presidency." - 03/08/2013


Gold Prices Are Being Manipulated and Here's What to Do About It

"If you've ever suspected gold prices are being manipulated, you're not alone--and you're right, they are." - 03/06/2013


Why Copper Prices Will Rebound in 2013

"If you're considering investing in copper, you need to know what's happening in China right now." - 03/04/2013


The Looming Gold Production Cliff That Will Drive Prices Higher

"This coming decline in production can mean only one thing: higher gold prices." - 03/01/2013


Why the Casey Research Brain Trust Is Convinced That Precious Metals Will Rise Again

Casey Research investment strategists weigh in on how to play precious metals in the current bear market. - 02/27/2013


Time to Buy Precious Metals Now

"The technicals show the precious metals complex as extremely oversold and nearing strong support." - 02/25/2013


Iron Ore Prices May See Short-Time Gains as 'Rusty' Halts Australian Exports

"Global iron ore trade faces major disruptions as cyclone Rusty bears down on Australia's Pilbara region and its shipping ports." - 02/25/2013


How Strong Is Gold Demand?

"Gold's price action has discouraged some investors, but others are still purchasing the precious metal in record amounts." - 02/22/2013

Frank Holmes

When It Comes to Gold, Stick to the Facts

"During short-term gold corrections, it's important to focus on the facts, including the fact that gold is increasingly viewed as a currency." - 02/19/2013


Gold Fails to Hold Asian Gains

U.S. dollar gold bullion prices failed to hold onto gains made in Monday's Asian session, falling to $1,611/oz by lunchtime in London, just a few dollars above Friday's six-month low, as the U.S. dollar extended recent gains. - 02/18/2013


Currency 'War' or 'Revolution'?—And Gold?

"The competitive devaluations of currencies, which has gone on for such a long time—many years in fact—is going to become destructive to real currency values." - 02/15/2013


Why You Can Bet on Platinum Prices Going Higher

"Platinum prices, which have been below gold prices since mid-2011, are once again higher than the yellow metal, and the spread's widening." - 02/15/2013


The Case for Silver Outpacing Gold

"A lot of talk on the web right now says silver is significantly undervalued versus gold." - 02/13/2013


Big Gains Ahead with Platinum's Neglected Cousin

"Let's cut to the chase. We've got a metal play here." - 02/11/2013


What the Major Breakout in the Platinum to Gold Ratio Signifies

"Platinum is breaking out compared to gold as South Africa, which supplies three quarters of world production, continues to struggle with labor issues and possible nationalization." - 02/08/2013


What's Behind Moving Swiss Bank Clients from 'Unallocated' to 'Allocated' Gold Accounts?

"Swiss banks UBS and Credit Suisse, have moved to offer 'allocated' gold and silver accounts to their clients, including high net worth individuals, hedge funds, other banks and institutions." - 02/04/2013

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Equity Rally Should Boost Discounted Rare Earth and Uranium Miners

"Exports have jumped to a seven-month highs despite the debt issues in Europe and the United States. This rebound in China may be a spark for the undervalued junior miners, which have been in a downtrend for close to two years as economists predicted a Chinese hard landing." - 02/04/2013

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Consolidation Over? Is Gold at the Turning Point?

"I do get the feeling in my bones that the yellow metal’s flat performance of the past 15 months or so may be coming to an end–not in a collapse, but in an upwards surge." - 02/01/2013

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Mining in Canada’s North Could Almost Double by 2020: Report

"The annual gross domestic product of mining in the North, which was CA$4.4B in 2011, is expected to reach CA$8.5B in 2020, according to the report 'The Future of Mining in Canada's North.'" - 01/30/2013


Platinum’s Neglected Cousin

"We could see substantial gains in palladium over the next two years." - 01/25/2013

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Four Sensational Facts About Gold Investing that You Might Not Know

"Given that every gold move is analyzed and dissected by the media, it may surprise you that this precious metal was actually the least volatile of the 14 commodities." - 01/25/2013


No Dutch Disease in Greenland Mining Prospects

"Greenland's Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum has so far awarded 150 licenses for mineral exploration with around 600M kroner spent by companies in 2012. Just ten years ago, there were almost no requests for mining licenses." - 01/25/2013


How Will the Debt Ceiling Debate Affect Gold Prices?

"Investment powerhouse Goldman believes gold prices will log impressive gains over the next three months as the debt ceiling debate takes center stage on Capitol Hill." - 01/23/2013

Gold in 2013: Fund Managers Reveal Reasons for Optimism

The Gold Report's first-ever survey of fund managers who invest heavily in junior gold mining stocks reveals cautious optimism on the sector's performance in 2013. The historical performance of gold in the year following a U.S. presidential election, the devaluing of the U.S. dollar and current low valuations for gold miners all bode well for an upturn this year, but some doubts remain. Learn how professional investors decide which companies are worth investing millions of dollars in this year. - 01/21/2013


Forget Demand: Base Metals Supply Should Be the Focus

"Barclays Capital believes a lot of focus should be on the supply side." - 01/19/2013


Gold. . .Buy the Dips!

"The stall in prices is giving us one last window to buy before prices break permanently into higher levels for this cycle." - 01/17/2013

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Gold to Average $1,847/oz in 2013 in Institutional, Investor Buying

"Thomson Reuters GFMS says it expects mine production to grow by around 35 tonnes during the year." - 01/16/2013

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Futures Traders Could Provide Springboard for Sharp Rise in Gold Price

"Wholesale gold bullion prices hovered just below $1,670/ounce Monday morning in London, having regained some ground after Friday's losses." - 01/14/2013

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Copper Reserves Could Run Out in 25 Years

"There are a number of ways to play the potential supply and demand imbalance for copper." - 01/14/2013

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Crash Course: Mining Equity Financing

"Mining exploration companies use large amounts of capital to find discoveries, define a resource and advance to production." - 01/11/2013


US Gold Eagle Sales Start Year Up by One-Third

"Opening day orders for 2013 Gold Eagle coins have been one third higher than last year while the opening day of sales of Silver Eagle coins are believed to have come in at a new record for one day sales." - 01/08/2013


Nickel: Where Form Meets Function

"While best known for its use in the five-cent coin, nickel has far more strategic uses." - 01/07/2013


Gold and Silver Gain Along with Stocks

"Spot market gold prices started the year by touching a two-week high above $1,680/oz Wednesday morning, as European stock markets also gained following news of a deal in Washington to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff." - 01/02/2013


Is Gold Becoming More Convenient?

"For thousands of years, gold has satisfied the three common requirements of money." - 01/02/2013

Tips for a Prosperous 2013:
The Best Investing Advice Ever

New YearsThe Gold Report shares investing ideas from some of the smartest people in the precious metals mining sector—analysts, money managers and newsletter writers including Rick Rule, James Dines, Doug Casey and Porter Stansberry. That was founder Gordon Holmes' vision in 2003 when he started the publication after receiving these words of wisdom from GoldMoney Chairman James Turk: "Buy gold." As the former publisher of Buyside magazine, Holmes set out to create a publication that would interview a wide array of experts and feature in-depth stories about macro-trends and individual investing ideas, but let the readers make their own decisions. In 2008, Karen Roche joined the team as president and grew the parent company, Streetwise Reports, to four newsletters, including The Critical Metals Report, The Energy Report and The Life Sciences Report.

To celebrate the New Year, Roche asked some of our most popular interviewees to share The Best Investing Advice They Ever Heard. Most of it falls into a few basic areas we already know: "Buy low and sell high before the cycles start all over again." Some is contradictory: "Be cautious, but take risks." Some made us laugh out loud. Consider it our New Year's gift to you as we all get ready for an exciting 2013 in the world of junior mining investing.

- 12/31/2012


Your 2013 Guide to Investing in Gold

"Gold bullion, gold stocks or no gold at all?" - 12/28/2012

Bakken Oil Production: Can the Giant Oil Formation Reach 1 Million Barrels a Day?

"If so, it would join an elite group of oil fields able to produce at that rate." - 12/28/2012


Gold Regains Some Ground

"On the final day before Christmas, gold prices edged higher Monday morning, climbing to $1,665/oz and recovering some of the ground lost last week. - 12/24/2012


Precious Metals Decouple from Stock Market

"Going forward, we have the setup for an amazing contrarian opportunity." - 12/21/2012

Why the Gold Price MUST Go Higher

"There are always plenty of opinions about gold. And right now they're clearly making the market. Just not in the way you would think." - 12/21/2012

Confiscation of Gold – Then What? (Part 2/4)

"Is there really a danger of gold being confiscated? We believe that there is." - 12/20/2012


What on Earth's Going on in the Gold Market?

"Virtually everything that is happening in the global economy suggests that the gold price should be rising, and probably rising fast, yet it has been unable to move out of a trading range of $1680–1750, and every time it nears the top of this range it gets knocked back again." - 12/18/2012

Silver’s Young Upleg

"Although you wouldn’t know it from listening to all the bearish commentary out there, silver is actually enjoying a strong young upleg." - 12/16/2012

Golden Points To Ponder

"Despite increased exploration expenditures, a record US$8B in 2011, and an increasing gold price, gold ounce discovery is not keeping up to the rate needed to replace mined ounces." - 12/15/2012

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Confiscation of Gold - Then What? Part 1

"If gold is re-rated to a level I asset, as is proposed by Basel III (U.S. bankers are in on the discussions) then there is not enough readily-available gold to provide both the central banks of the world and the banking system with sufficient for gold to play this role." - 12/14/2012

Gold: A Look Back and a Look Forward

"The average gold correction of 10% or more has resulted in a delay of 12–19 months before a new record high was established." - 12/14/2012

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Gold Prices: Where to Now After the Sell-Off?

"Investors are expected to come back and buy gold since it's a hedge for inflation and uncertainty." - 12/14/2012

Will the Japanese Election Spark a Rebound in Uranium?

"Look for a reversal in the near term and break above the recent downtrend." - 12/13/2012

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Stability and Patience Are the Keys for Rare Earth Investing

"House Mountain Partners' Chris Berry explained that an investment in the space now requires a 'belief in the management of a company and the location, the geo-political story surrounding the deposit.' And, more importantly a clear view of the company’s financial sustainability." - 12/13/2012

Fear Versus Fundamentals in the Platinum Market

Although the platinum market is now estimated to end the year in deficit, unless there's a new and even greater supply disruption, the existing recycling output will likely adapt and fill in the 2012 supply gap rather quickly, especially if prices move up. - 12/13/2012

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How to Buy Silver: The Best Is Yet To Come in 2013

"Purists view holding actual physical precious metals like gold and silver as the only true means of hedging against inflation and gaining an effective long-term store of value." - 12/12/2012

How Gold Miners Can Leverage the Price of Gold

"Gazing into their crystal balls last week, Wall Street firms interpreted differing futures for gold next year. Morgan Stanley awarded gold the 'best commodity for 2013' while Goldman Sachs called the end of the metal’s hot streak." - 12/12/2012

A Critical Year in Review: What's Next?

Every great mining story begins from the ground up. This is as true of critical metals as it is for gold and silver. Many investors took losses by chasing the pie-in-the-sky potential every publicly listed rare earth stock seemed to promise. Since its debut 18 months ago, The Critical Metals Report has focused on the goods in the ground, striving to present valuable insights on an oft-misrepresented sector, sharing related stories as they emerged. As the year comes to a close and we prepare to extend our coverage further, we are revisiting our most popular expert interviews from 2012. Yes, it's still rough out there for miners, but when you think nothing's looking up, look down. - 12/11/2012

Secondary Bottom Coming in Gold Stocks

"We think the current probabilities favor a secondary bottom in the gold stocks and very soon the risk/reward dynamic will be heavily in favor of longs." - 12/10/2012

Gold Confiscation: Lessons from the 20th Century

"Because gold is no longer central to the world's monetary system, so-called 'confiscation' looks a very 20th century phenomenon today. But that may well change." - 12/10/2012


Graphene: Thinnest Material Ever Made

"Sheets of it are only one atom thick. Expect it in a gadget near you within five years." - 12/10/2012

Junior Gold-Mining Sector Distressing for Investors

"We will take a quick look at the GDXJ to see if we can discern any trends that may help us position our hard-earned cash for future growth." - 12/07/2012

Can Gold Keep Its Luster in 2013?

"Gold is currently showing a net gain for the year-to-date." - 12/06/2012

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Is a Global Gold Supply Crunch Forming?

"Our advice is simple: make sure your personal gold reserves are in place." - 12/05/2012

Why Gold Prices Will Soar After Dec. 12

"Deutsche Bank set a target of $2,000/oz for the first half of 2013, while Bank of America has projected gold prices at $2,400/oz by the end of 2014." - 12/04/2012

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Profiting from the Dismal State of Gold Miners and Explorers

"Grassroots exploration by the juniors will be virtually dead next year (tough to raise money on concepts and soil anomalies) and aggressive drilling will be seriously curtailed (tough to raise money if you miss)." - 12/04/2012

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Gold Remains in Long Run Uptrend

"Gold prices fell back below $1,715/oz Monday morning in London, more-or-less in line with where they were two weeks ago after failing to hold gains made during Asian trading." - 12/03/2012

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China's Subsidies Give HREE Prices a Boost

"Prices for heavy rare earths have not just stopped falling, but started moving up again." - 12/03/2012

2013 Silver Price Forecast: Silver Will Perform Like Gold on Steroids

"For 2013, I think silver, like gold, will set a new all-time nominal price record, likely reaching as high as $54/oz." - 11/29/2012

Gold Stocks Approaching a Crossroads

"Present conditions for gold miners have never been better. Rising costs are a problem but margins for the large unhedged producers are at bull-market highs." - 11/28/2012

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How Do the Chinese View the Gold Market?

"Since 2007, China's demand for gold has risen 27% per year. Its share of global demand doubled in the same time frame, from 10% to 21%. And this occurred while prices were rising." - 11/28/2012


How to Play Your Gold Stocks Now

With the Fed, ECB and BOJ pulling stimulus rabbits out of the printing hat, and the UK, Switzerland and China all adding to their balance sheets, gold is headed a lot higher and will subsequently pull the stocks with it. - 11/27/2012

Gold Prices Experience a 'V' Shaped Bounce

"The white-knuckle ride continues and volatility is the order of the day, which will continue to shake out the weaker hands, which in turn presents investors with another buying opportunity before this bull gains some traction and gold prices head north with some gusto." - 11/27/2012


Three Sharp Pencils in the Graphite Game

"Graphite is next in line for a commodity boom." - 11/26/2012

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Real Rates and Gold

"The inflation associated with negative real rates ignites gold price gains far exceeding that inflation." - 11/26/2012


Trouble Ahead in 2013?

"The Kress cycle outlook describes the coming year as potentially dangerous." - 11/23/2012

This 'X Factor' Controls the Price of Gold Stocks

"Analyst forecasts on gold have been wrong for years. And they’ve been wrong always in the same direction — too low!" - 11/23/2012

Three Events Worth Watching

"Make sure your portfolio is well prepared." - 11/21/2012

Lean Mier

Hard Times Yield Smarter, Leaner Junior Miners

"Ernst & Young's new Mining Eye Index examines how junior mining companies respond to finance challenges." - 11/21/2012

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Billionaires Buying Gold Bullish for the Yellow Metal

Gold buying by some of the world's most successful investors is a strong argument that gold prices, despite their impressive rise over the past several years, still have a long way to go. - 11/21/2012

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Golden Opportunities in Myanmar

"The country has been called 'probably the best investment opportunity in the world right now.'" - 11/19/2012

High Gold Prices Push Many Indians to Silver for Diwali

"The stable price of silver has Indians investing in the white metal, with investors looking for good returns." - 11/19/2012


Does China Really Want a Rare Earth Monopoly?

"China's rare earth White Paper notes that China 'hopes countries and regions with abundant REE reserves will make active efforts in developing their own resources.'" - 11/19/2012

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Gold's Relative Strength and What It Means

"Gold is in a healthy bullish position because it's trending higher against all major markets with the exception of bonds." - 11/16/2012

A Change Is Coming: 2013 & Onward, Part I

"The shift of wealth from the West to the East is a long-term facet of the global economy." - 11/16/2012

Gold Up, Gold Stocks Get Pummeled

"It is possible that gold mining stocks are being classified as general stocks so when the market sells off, the mining stocks are also sold off." - 11/16/2012

Seven Reasons Why Gold Prices Will Sky Rocket

"There are lots of ways to play, profit from or own gold, but we like two in particular, gold miners and physical gold." - 11/14/2012

Global Copper Production Under Stress

"Increasingly we will see falling average grades being mined, mines becoming deeper, more remote and come with increased political and nationalization risk." - 11/14/2012

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Gold vs. Gold Stocks: Which Is the Better Investment?

"From 2001 until Nov. 12, 2012, physical gold has appreciated by 537%, an impressive gain considering that the stock market has only returned 7% in the period. However, gold stocks have gone up nearly twice the rate of gold, for a gain of 936%!" - 11/14/2012

Where Now for China's Gold Market?

"The Communist Party may have long considered it 'glorious to get rich,' but its brand of capitalism remains very alien to the developed West's idea of financial fun." - 11/12/2012

Three Ways to Invest in Silver Before Prices Take Off

"Investors are pushing into safe havens like silver and gold to balance fiscal cliff-related market uncertainty." - 11/12/2012

By the 2016 Election Gold Could Be $3,700/oz

"No matter how you slice it, the next four years will be rocky. Volatility will increase and uncertainty will spread." - 11/09/2012

Hope, Change & Gold

"Obama's second victory has so far only confirmed gold's jump against a backdrop of everything else sinking." - 11/09/2012


Gold and Silver Prices Set to Rocket to Higher Ground

"Our opinion is that gold and silver will rally from this point through to the early part of next year making now a good time to accumulate more of the physical metals." - 11/09/2012

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Ron Paul: There's Still a Case for Gold

"Investment in gold is no longer the domain of long-derided 'goldbugs,' but rather an integral inflation hedge for ordinary investors ravaged by the decline in their purchasing power." - 11/09/2012

Be Prepared for Precious Metals Rally After Election

"The demand for silver could rise rapidly as an alternative to fiat currency not only for American citizens, but in all the regions where currency debasement are taking place." - 11/07/2012

Obama Win Means Loose Monetary Policy Will Stay

"'Gold is making significant gains on the back of a weak U.S. dollar,' said this morning's commodities note from Commerzbank." - 11/07/2012

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Post-Election Trading Made Simple

"Gold looks ready for a run to $1,800/oz but may stabilize here for a few weeks first." - 11/07/2012

Four More Years: What Obama's Reelection Means for Gold

With the uncertainty of the U.S. presidential election behind us, most experts are expecting four more years of the Obama presidency to be positive for gold. The continuation of easy money policies by the Federal Reserve, a deeply divided Congress causing political gridlock in Washington and the uncertainty created by the looming "fiscal cliff" all bode well for gold. The Gold Report has compiled a sampling of what the pundits are saying. - 11/07/2012

Ore Mining…From the Unlikeliest of Places

"Cars are a lot like mines, iron mines, for example, or copper mines and even platinum mines. Plus, as mines go, cars are fairly high-grade ore, too." - 11/05/2012

The Election Cycle: What to Expect in Stock and Bond Prices

"This is naturally a very emotional time for investors but once the election is finished most individuals become more confident simply because there is a leader that has four years to make things better and the campaigning and debating are over." - 11/05/2012

Gold in Context

Putting Gold and Gold Stocks in Proper Context

"Now while the market is wrestling with the 400-day moving average is the time to do your research and find the companies that will lead the next leg higher and outperform the market indices like the HUI, GDX and GDXJ." - 11/05/2012

Some Incredible Gold Charts

"As more and more investors opt for physical silver, it will make it increasingly difficult for traders in 'digital silver' to dictate the price at which physical silver is bought and sold." - 11/02/2012

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A Tipping Point for Gold Companies

"Did you know that gold stocks tend to underperform during election years?" - 11/02/2012

Why Gold Will Benefit from the Global Debt Crisis

"Gold tends to outperform other assets at the two extreme ends of the 60-year economic 'long-wave' cycle, namely during the runaway inflation and runaway deflation parts of the cycle, which occur approximately every 20–30 years." - 11/02/2012

Gold Sells Off Sharply in Wake of Stronger-than-Expected US Jobs Data

"December futures prices dropped below important technical support at the $1,700/oz level, which triggered pre-placed sell-stop orders and drove prices even lower." - 11/02/2012

Silver ETF Impact

"Silver is no doubt tiny on the grand commodities scale. But its attractiveness, spearheaded by a 1,000%+ bull-to-date gain to its latest high, has spawned a wide range of products for investors to partake in." - 11/02/2012

Ultimate Guide to Van Eck Market Vectors TR Gold Miners (GDX)

"Investors have more than a couple of choices within the gold ETF space, including choosing between bullion-oriented funds, futures-oriented funds and funds that hold stocks in gold miners." - 11/01/2012

Is Big Gold in Big Trouble?

"Big gold has done a poor job of keeping costs down: total costs per ounce are up almost 70% since 2008." - 10/31/2012

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A Musing on Gold and Fiat Currencies

"Gold is money that maintains its purchasing power, and for this reason it should be viewed as insurance against financial calamity and a hedge in case of economic collapse." - 10/31/2012

Royal Canadian Mint Launches Silver Bullion-Backed ETRs

"Following up on the resounding success of its Gold Reserves' Exchange Traded Receipts program, the Royal Canadian Mint is launching a similar product for its silver reserves." - 10/31/2012

Gold Is Now in Consolidation Phase

"'The clear downtrend from earlier in the month has now been replaced by this consolidation phase. But the possibility of another attempt on the downside certainly cannot be ruled out,' says a note from UBS." - 10/31/2012


$16T of Platinum Could Be Extracted from Seawater

"Space mining start-up Planetary Resources President Chris Lewicki made more than one eyebrow rise Wednesday as he wrote in his blog that about $16T of platinum is waiting to be extracted from our Earth's oceans." - 10/31/2012


New Oil, Gas and Mineral Discoveries Boost Growth of African Economies

"The World Bank says the economic importance for Africa of its natural resources is likely to continue in the medium term in several established oil and mineral producers." - 10/30/2012

Gold Mining Margins Will Expand Further

"Our view is that if gold breaks to and sustains a new high then the current valuations of gold mining companies will increase materially." - 10/29/2012

Serious Supply Concerns in Platinum Could Lead to Price Spike

"Gold and silver have gained investors' attention as a store of wealth, while platinum has been significantly overlooked and undervalued." - 10/29/2012

Big Jump in London Gold Trading

"Gold trading in London, heart of the world's wholesale bullion market, leapt in September." - 10/29/2012

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Russian Ship Carrying Gold Ore Disappears

"The Amurskaya, a Russian freighter carrying 700 tons of gold ore, disappeared in the Sea of Okhotsk, authorities said Monday." - 10/29/2012

Gold Lacks Upside Drivers, but Support Seen at $1,700/oz

"'Gold has been trading lower as it follows the U.S. dollar appreciation,' says Bayram Dincer, analyst at LGT Capital Management in Switzerland." - 10/29/2012

SA Gold Mines Resume Production as Strikes Draw to Close

"The illegal strikes that spread throughout the South African mining sector have eased at three gold producers as workers returned and some mines resumed production." - 10/29/2012

Don't Fear a Normal Gold Correction

"Don't let the short-term correction fool you into selling your gold and gold stocks." - 10/29/2012

The Five-Minute Minute Guide to the Rare Earth Metal ETF

"While there are a few major publicly traded rare earth miners in the U.S., the space remains fraught with individual company risk. As a result, many investors should take a closer look at this fund." - 10/29/2012

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Is Santa Coming Early for Gold and Gold Mining Stocks?

"Gold looks to have stabilized and is building a basing pattern (launch pad) for another major rally." - 10/28/2012

Streaming Gold and Silver Companies Generating Huge Gains for Investors

"One type of precious metals equity has been significantly outperforming both the metals and mining shares: gold and silver streaming companies." - 10/26/2012

Gold Prices in 2013: Where We'll Be in Six Months

"Looking beyond the sell-off, here are three key drivers of gold prices in 2013." - 10/26/2012

Is the End to SA's Mining Strike Debacle in Sight?

"AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields and Harmony Gold, via the Chamber of Mines, have signed a deal today with unions that will see adjustments to workers pay." - 10/26/2012


Gold's Bearish Trend Remains

"'We continue to see modest pressure on gold prices in the near term,' says HSBC Analyst James Steel." - 10/26/2012

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Survey Shows Mixed Outlook for Gold Prices Next Week

"Of the 24 participants, 9 see prices up, while 5 see prices down, and 10 are neutral or see prices moving sideways." - 10/26/2012

Time to Buy Gold?

"Money printing and stimulus measures by global central banks I feel are likely to keep a floor under gold prices as faith in fiat continues to dwindle." - 10/26/2012


Three Tech Breakthroughs for Graphene Investors

"Just in the month of October, three breakthroughs have proved how graphene isn't just opening new possibilities. . .it's closing in on tangible results." - 10/26/2012

Why the Price of Gold Is Headed to $2,000/oz

"CIBC World Markets says both gold and silver are due for a seasonal bounce and investors should plunge into the sector now." - 10/24/2012

Short-Term Speculators Blamed for Sell-Off in Gold

"Tuesday's fall in gold prices came amid 'a market-wide retreat' said one analyst, with 'across-the-board selling by speculators' according to another." - 10/24/2012

Watch Gold Action for Possible Buy Signals: Nomura

"Gold prices are trading under the level where they were prior to the Fed's third QE announcement, pressured by speculators in the futures market selling positions, says Nomura, since holdings in gold ETFs have been relatively stable." - 10/24/2012

Recycle Critical Metals

Ames Laboratory Improving Process to Recycle Rare-Earth Materials

"Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory are working to more effectively remove the neodymium, a rare earth element, from the mix of other materials in a magnet." - 10/24/2012

Has QE3 fatigue set in to the gold market?

"The current nervousness and fatigue among gold investors is understandable, but for both UBS and Standard Bank, there are reasons to still be bullish." - 10/23/2012


Why A New Monetary System May Be Our Only Hope

"There is nothing better than gold. If you own gold already, hold, and watch for signals to add more." - 10/23/2012


Turkish Gold Trade Booms to Iran, Via Dubai

"Official Turkish trade data suggests nearly $2B worth of gold was sent to Dubai on behalf of Iranian buyers in August. The shipments help Tehran manage its finances in the face of Western financial sanctions." - 10/23/2012


What is China Really Doing in the Gold Markets?

"China is believed to be the world's largest gold producer, but do the announced statistics include gold production from small mines outside the general reporting framework and/or the byproduct gold from the country's huge smelting and refining sector?" - 10/22/2012

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Gold Trades Marginally Higher, Holds Below $1,730/oz

"Gold futures edged higher on Monday, recovering a fraction of the heavy losses at the end of last week as traders awaited this week's Federal Reserve meeting." - 10/22/2012

Futures Cleanout Leaves Gold in Better Position to Climb Higher

"Investor uncertainty over the ability of QE3 to support prices and/or the longevity of Fed's open-ended commitment to easing has been acutely manifest in futures market positioning." - 10/22/2012

Bolivia Faces Struggle to Revitalize Image Among Mining Community

"Bolivia needs to attract foreign investment and know-how to continue developing vibrant, modern mining." - 10/22/2012

A Big Trade Is Setting Up in These Small Stocks

"The mining stock correction has arrived. Smart traders will use this correction to put on more mining stock trades." - 10/22/2012

How The World Uses Rare Earth Metals: Infographic

"Rare earth elements are crucial to maintaining our current economy, and crucial to developing a sustainable future." - 10/22/2012

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Why REE Mining Will Never, Ever Be the Same

"Just as new technology enabled explorers to liberate petroleum locked within the oil sands, so too will it unlock critical metals for centuries to come." - 10/20/2012

Examining the Case for (and Against) Gold

"Analysts and investors are divided as to what was the impetus behind the late-summer rally for gold." - 10/20/2012

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Dip in Gold Prices Nothing to Fear; Long-Term Outlook Bullish

"Central banks all over the world appear willing to keep pumping more money into their economies, which will exert plenty of upward pressure on gold prices in the months ahead." - 10/19/2012

Correction in Gold and Silver Stocks Nearing End

"We are 19 days into the gold correction and we see some stealth signs of strength and signs of the correction nearing its end." - 10/19/2012


Inflation, Deflation, Gold and Central Banking

"Now that the Fed has decided to increase the money supply for the foreseeable future, investors are placing their bets on the policy's success or failure." - 10/19/2012

Coming Soon: $2,000/oz Gold, $40/oz Silver?

"The technical outlook suggests that we should see an end to the correction in the next few weeks. So it's important to have a buying strategy in place." - 10/19/2012

Gold's Fall Blamed on Speculative Sellers

"Heading into the weekend, the gold price in dollars looks set for its second successive weekly fall, the first time this has happened since May." - 10/19/2012

Platinum Price May Outperform Gold and Silver as SA Strike Intensifies

"Once major hedge funds and large banks enter the arena. . .watch out for an explosive move. Now is the time to look for platinum projects in mining-friendly jurisdictions." - 10/19/2012

Stock Bull Topping

"Few things, if any, are more important for stock investors to understand than the bull-bear cycles." - 10/19/2012

Gold: Inflation Hedge or Something More?

"If one is worried about slowing growth, currency depreciation, political and financial certainty, unemployment and war, buy gold." - 10/17/2012

The Golden Age

"I continue to see a lot more upside potential for gold over the next four to six months, and the same can be said for silver as reduced demand from industrial users increases the pressure on financial investors to keep an already stressed supply surplus down." - 10/17/2012

Your Gold and Silver Questions Answered

"Yes, there were up and down periods for gold and silver, so timing matters to some extent. But, generally, it's been good if you think long term." - 10/17/2012

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Afghan Gold Being Chased by Ex-Special Forces Entrepreneurs

"U.S. studies, drawing heavily on previous Soviet geological findings, had come up with Afghan mineral resources which could be worth in excess of $1 trillion and include copper, iron ore, gold, huge deposits of lithium, rare earths and others." - 10/17/2012

Euro-Gold Hits Six-Week Low

"Gold recovered from an early dip in London Wednesday morning, rising back to $1,750/oz as European stock markets also rose and the single currency hit its best level in more than a month." - 10/17/2012

HSBC Expects $1,900/oz Gold by Year-End, Ups 2013 Forecast

"HSBC upped its average forecast for 2013 to $1,850/oz from $1,770, listing a potential range of $1,550 to near $2,000. It also upped its 2014 forecast to $1,775 from $1,750." - 10/17/2012

Mining Industry Outlook 'Vastly Improved' in October: CEO Survey

"A survey of 125 mining executives internationally reveals that the outlook for the mining industry 'has vastly improved' in the last four months, says Andrew Pollard, president of Vancouver's Mining Recruitment Group Ltd." - 10/17/2012

What Will the Price of Gold Be in January 2014?

"The largest economies of the world are all grossly devaluing their currencies. Gold and silver will be direct beneficiaries–along with mining companies–starting with rising prices." - 10/16/2012

Copper Shenanigans from Beijing

"According to the Beijing Antaike Information Development Co., copper consumption is expected to expand this year at the slowest rate since 1997." - 10/15/2012

Silver Prices: $50 by 2013?

"Silver is the only major commodity not to have reached a new all-time high in the decade-long commodity bull market." - 10/15/2012

Cheap Gold Stocks

"While sentiment (greed and fear) dominates short-term stock price swings, over the long run stock prices are nearly exclusively determined by fundamentals." - 10/15/2012

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You Can Print Money as Much as You Like, but You Can't Print Gold

"For years, institutions like the Federal Reserve and most central bankers have publicly stated that gold is effectively an irrelevance—yet they continue to hold huge amounts of it." - 10/15/2012

Gold Drops Below $1,750/oz

"In New York, the difference between the aggregate number of long (bullish) and short (bearish) contracts held by noncommercial gold futures and options traders on the Comex, known as the speculative net long, rose for the eighth week running in the week ended last Tuesday, according to Commodity Futures Trading Commission data." - 10/15/2012

Troubles in South Africa's Mining Sector Start to Affect the Economy

"South Africa's strikes have now affected some 28% of its platinum production, or 17% of global production, according to the Deutsche team. It believes that production losses have the potential to drive up the price of platinum so that it trades at a premium to gold." - 10/14/2012

Is Vanguard About to Release a Gold ETF to the Market?

"The launch of a Vanguard gold ETF appears to be an easy extension of Vanguard's approach in the ETF business to go after large buckets of existing ETF assets with newly launched low-cost options." - 10/14/2012


Gold Hunters Unearth Riches, and Conflict, in Latin America

"Steadily high prices for gold are having a dramatic impact on parts of Latin America, bringing a flood of foreign investment and stirring a goldbug among wildcat miners in the jungles." - 10/13/2012

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Gold and Silver Capped Until After the US Election?

"Prices may remain contained until after the U.S. election but we expect that soon after, precious metal prices will again surge." - 10/12/2012

Sudan to Export First Batch of Refined Gold

"A month after opening its first gold refinery, Sudan is all set to export the first batch of refined gold, worth $5.6M, to an unknown destination." - 10/12/2012

Gold Price 'Lacking Impetus'

"For days now, the gold price has been hovering in a narrow trading range." - 10/12/2012


Fluorspar: Critical Mineral, Burgeoning Canadian Industry

"As colourful and translucent as a gemstone, fluorspar has so many practical uses that it's gained EU designation as a critical mineral." - 10/12/2012

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Four Facts Every GLD Investor Must Know

"With a seemingly endless stream of macroeconomic risks coming down the pipeline every day, it's no wonder that investors have turned to the safety of precious metals." - 10/11/2012

Gold Stock Rerating Underway but Hurdles Remain

"According to Investec Securities Mining Analyst Hunter Hillcoat, gold companies have certainly been given a reprieve of late, driven in large part by the strength of the yellow metal since the onset of QE3." - 10/11/2012

Metals and Mining Stock Outlook

"Lingering economic concerns, higher inflation expectations in many countries and the relentless Eurozone debt crisis will continue to drive gold prices this year." - 10/11/2012

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How Helicopter Ben Helps Jobs and, Inadvertently, Gold

"Factoring in only the Fed's program to purchase mortgages and Treasuries, Bank of America Merrill Lynch says that over the next nine months gold could go to $2,000/oz, and by the end of 2014, gold could be at $2,400/oz." - 10/10/2012

Gold, Silver, GDX, GDXJ and the HUI

"The embattled mining sector is breathing a little easier of late as gold and silver mining stock prices show signs of improvement." - 10/10/2012

Gold Slips in Tight Range

"Gold prices slipped for a third day in London on Wednesday, rallying from two-week lows beneath $1,761/oz as world stock markets also fell." - 10/10/2012

If You're Investing in Gold, Singapore Just Became More Important to You

"The Asian city's government repealed a 7% tax on gold and silver effective Oct.1. Now investors can store their gold in Singapore without costly value-added taxes." - 10/10/2012

Is Silver Still a Monetary Metal?

"As with almost any investment, perception is the real key to value growth, and silver is perceived to rank alongside gold as an ultimate store of value." - 10/10/2012

SA's Largest Gold Miners Propose Higher Wages

"AngloGold Ashanti Ltd., Gold Fields Ltd. and Harmony Gold Mining Co., Africa's largest producers of the metal, offered to raise the wages of the lowest-paid workers by scrapping their job banding in a bid to curb wildcat strikes." - 10/10/2012

Bill Gross Says Gold Will Thrive in 'Ring of Fire'

"From a technical analysis point of view, gold, silver and gold miners have been holding value at key resistance levels." - 10/10/2012

Gold and Gold Stocks Readying for Upturn Against Broader Stock Market

"The reality is the cyclical bull market in equities is approaching its end and will give way to the bull market in gold and gold stocks, which is set to move into the recognition phase." - 10/10/2012

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Infographic: Silver Is the New Gold

"Silver's supply/demand fundamentals have propelled the metal to nearly 700% returns since 2000. See what's ahead in the next decade." - 10/10/2012

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Infographic: Gold as an Investment

"As central banks continue to increase the money supply in today's economic climate, investors continue to turn to gold as a safe haven for their investments." - 10/09/2012

The Opposing Forces Behind Gold's Bull Market

"Gold loves inflation, and any increase in monetary liquidity in the global financial system will be reflected in an increasing gold price sooner or later." - 10/08/2012

Fed QE and Gold, Silver

"Throughout history, gold and silver have maintained their real purchasing power as money-supply growth lifted prices all around them. They are like battleships on the seas—no matter how high the ocean of paper currencies under them rises, they still float commandingly on top." - 10/08/2012

10 Countries Sitting on Gigantic Piles of Gold

"According to the World Gold Council, global central banks bought 157.5 tonnes of gold in the second quarter, up 63% quarter-over-quarter and up 137.9% year-over-year." - 10/08/2012

Increasing Demands of the Alternative Energy Sector

"There has been a growing focus within the Canadian mineral exploration industry toward supplying materials for the high-tech and alternative technology sectors." - 10/08/2012

Gold Traders Bullish but 'Caution Advised'

"Speculators in the U.S. gold futures and options market raised their betting, taking their net long position (of bullish minus bearish positions) to its highest level since August 2011 at the equivalent of 941 tons." - 10/08/2012


Ghana's Gold Sparks Conflict with Illegal Chinese Miners

"Small-scale mining is reserved for Ghanaian nationals as the law allows foreigners only to provide goods and services to Ghanaian miners. Chinese-made gold mining equipment has quickly become popular in mining towns including Tarkwa, which is near Ghana's biggest gold mine, run by Gold Fields Ltd." - 10/08/2012

Rare Earths Could Be a Pawn in Island Spat. . .Again

"As China and Japan continue to ratchet up tensions over a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea, many investors may be wondering how the dispute could affect the marketplace." - 10/05/2012

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Gold Backs Off 11-Month High

"Gold fell from an 11-month high hit earlier on Friday after the U.S. jobless number fell to the lowest in nearly four years, but prices steadied at lower levels as the employment data was not seen altering a low interest-rate environment." - 10/05/2012

Gold Traders More Bullish as Holdings Reach Record

"Investors are holding the most metal ever through gold-backed exchange-traded products after buying 85.4 Mt last month, the most since July 2011." - 10/05/2012


Confidence Game

"After months of nothing but ugly, the market for resource stocks finally took a meaningful turn for the better." - 10/05/2012

Japan Solar Silver

The Solar Silver Thrust

"In early July, Japan announced that utility companies would be paid three times more for electricity sourced from solar. It's widely expected that the premium will ignite the use of solar power—and solar uses a lot of silver." - 10/05/2012


The End of High-Grade Antimony Reserves in China—The Real Low Down

"There has been a lot of hype about the state of Chinese antimony mining, but the facts are hard to find." - 10/05/2012

When Owning Gold Made You a Target for Execution

"In times of economic crisis, people turn to gold just as much as they do when they are fleeing the devastation of war." - 10/04/2012

What Does Gold Have Going for It?

"Gold no longer has a legal role in the world's monetary system, but because of a collapse of faith in sovereign obligations and a coming complete lack of trust in governments and financial institutions, gold is going to quickly become a core banking asset." - 10/03/2012


Gartman Says 'Everyone Needs to Own Gold'

"'Private households are continuing to join the bull market,' says BullionVault head of research Adrian Ash. - 10/03/2012

Gold Hits Record High in Euros and It's Setting Up for Another Rally

"The price of gold hit a record high this past week after central banks around the world took measures to stimulate their respective economies." - 10/03/2012

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What's So Important About Gold?

"Here at MoneyWeek, we've liked gold for a long time. Back in 2001 when we launched, that was a downright contrarian stance." - 10/03/2012

Russia Gold Mining Industry 'Shackled' by Regulation, Nesis Says

"While Russia is politically stable and has 'good' gold resources, state rules hamper efforts to expand production." - 10/03/2012

So, Who's Been Bidding Gold Higher?

"Sentiment toward gold is way below the moments of extreme investor stress seen previously in this financial crisis, such as late-summer 2011." - 10/03/2012

Gold Prices Will Soar Past $2,500/oz as Central Banks Buy It Up

"Investors should get used to pricier gold. While some dips could appear due to occasional profit-taking, its long-term bull run continues." - 10/03/2012

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Potential Intermediate-Term Targets for Gold and Gold Stocks

"The precious metals complex is correcting in the near term and we expect that to continue for the next several weeks. Following the correction, we see immediate upside targets of $1,900/oz for gold." - 10/02/2012

Silver Prices to Benefit from the Golden Cross

"We expect silver prices to continue in this multiyear bull market for precious metals and to set new all-time highs in the near to medium term." - 10/02/2012

What Has Changed in the Gold Market?

"If you take the time factor out of charts on the gold price, the pattern of behavior becomes a strong rise followed by a narrow, short consolidation pattern before a further move forward." - 10/02/2012


Australian Rare Earth Players Jockey for Position

"Everyone is a potential winner when the starter's gun sounds but—by about halfway through the exploration-development equivalent of the 385-yard mark of the marathon—the field is very spread out." - 10/02/2012


Australian Rare Earth Players Jockey for Position

"Everyone is a potential winner when the starter's gun sounds but—by about halfway through the exploration-development equivalent of the 385-yard mark of the marathon—the field is very spread out." - 10/02/2012

Gold Prices: Here's Why All the Hype Goes Beyond QE3

"The buying trend is likely to continue for the medium to long term as greater liquidity enters the global financial system." - 10/01/2012

Major 'Risk On' Rotation as Junior Miners Outperform Gold and Silver Bullion

"The majors must invest in the junior miners, which in a bull market could provide great leverage and move exponentially higher in percentage terms than bullion." - 10/01/2012


Bull Trend Intact for Gold

"'On the monthly chart, the bull trend remains intact, with uptrend support at $1,594/oz and resistance at $1,790/oz, the previous high,' says technical analyst Russell Browne at Scotia Mocatta." - 10/01/2012

QE3 Is Here, Where Next for Gold?

"We believe this will push gold above its record highs set in 2011 and are confident of the yellow metal's upside." - 10/01/2012

Ivory Coast Says It May Negotiate Gold Tax Rate

"Ivory Coast is open to discussing with miners the rate of a proposed windfall tax on gold profits but will not back away from the levy meant to capitalize on soaring world prices for the metal, the country's mines minister said on Monday." - 10/01/2012


Indonesia Digs Hole for Itself with New Mining Laws

"The most dramatic effect of the new rules has been on mineral exports, which surged as companies fought to beat a May 6 export tax deadline and plunged thereafter." - 10/01/2012


Nevada: The Next American Gold Rush

"Gold is now what's drawing miners to the Silver State." - 10/01/2012

Investing in Oil: Five Questions to Ask the Management

"Most of these answers can be found in the middle of the Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) in quarterly financial statements." - 10/01/2012

Commodity Stocks: Improving Returns with No Extra Volatility

"When looking at measures such as correlation, performance and risk, two indexes can have very different effects on a portfolio's results." - 10/01/2012

Last Call for Cheap Gold

"While the investment climate remains challenged in South Africa due to concerns for future political stability, gold investors with physical coins and bullion are guaranteed to see some enormous returns in the aftermath of the strikes." - 09/30/2012

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Gold Stocks or Apple: Which Holds a Place in Your Portfolio?

"Would you choose gold because of the macroeconomic factors supporting the rise of the precious metal or do you put your money on Apple because of its overwhelming popularity?" - 09/28/2012

Play Rising Silver Prices with These ETFs

"Silver ETFs outperformed gold ETFs, despite investors usually preferring the yellow metal." - 09/28/2012

The Intermarket Explanation for Coming Gold Bubble

"While some of the newly created money and debt will find its way into gold, the biggest inflows into gold will come from other markets and particularly bonds." - 09/28/2012

Gold in Euros Sets New High as Crisis Escalates

"Gold prices hovered near seven-month highs, above $1,780/oz, for most of Friday morning's London trading, while stocks failed to hold early gains after analysts interpreted Spain's budget as 'laying the groundwork' for a formal bailout." - 09/28/2012

Gold Prices Heading for $2,000/oz This Year

"The stage is now set for gold prices to gain some traction and challenge its all-time high." - 09/28/2012


Three Top Resource Stock Picks from Geologist Brent Cook

"A global rush toward currency debasement suggests precious metal prices are more likely to rise than fall over the foreseeable future. Cook highlights three top picks, including Lydian International." - 09/28/2012

A Good ETF to Play Silver Miners

"There's a product that has come to market recently that does offer investors some semblance of sector-level performance for silver stocks: the Global X Silver Miners ETF (SIL)." - 09/28/2012

South African Mine Strikes to Have Limited Impact on Gold Prices

"Gold prices are likely to receive only limited support from the labor unrest in South Africa, as the yellow metal's price is being underpinned by other factors, metals analysts said Thursday." - 09/27/2012

Silver Prices: Much More to This Rise Than a QE3 Rally

"Here's why the silver bull party is still going strong. . ." - 09/26/2012

How Gold Has Measured Currency Performance Since 1971, When It Became a 'Barbarous Relic'

"Currency market changes leave room for gold and silver to act as that measure of value, as currencies fall against them." - 09/26/2012

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Advice from Bank Analysts: Buy the Dips in Gold and Silver

"Gold dipped beneath $1,760/oz for the third time this week in London on Wednesday morning, gaining against the euro and sterling as those currencies fell faster and rising back towards last week's new all-time high versus the Swiss franc." - 09/26/2012


Orbite to Milk Fly Ash for Rare Earth

"Orbite Aluminae takes aim at fly ash with a process that can extract aluminum and rare earths from atypical sources--economically." - 09/26/2012

China Crackdown to Support Rare Earths Prices

"A crackdown on small, inefficient rare earth producers in China is likely to further restrict supply from the world's biggest producer of the minerals and support weak prices." - 09/26/2012

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Investors Add Nearly $3B to Gold ETFs in September

"SPDR Gold Shares has seen net inflows of $2.1B in September, while iShares Gold Trust has gathered $615M, according to ETF flow data from IndexUniverse." - 09/25/2012

Citi Raises Gold Price Forecasts for 2012–13

"The bank increased its 2012 price forecasts for gold, silver and platinum by about 2%, 5% and 1.5%, respectively, while it cut its earlier forecast for palladium prices by about 1.7%." - 09/25/2012

Two Key Rules for Avoiding Stock Bubbles

"Sky-high stock prices can't persist without sky-high profit margins." - 09/25/2012

How Gold and Silver Act as Safe Havens in Today's Troubled World

"Physical gold and silver investments can take up a core position in an investment portfolio because they offer an easy way to have some wealth stashed out of dollar-denominated assets." - 09/25/2012


Malaysia Court Puts Lynas Rare Earth Plant Licence on Hold

"Activists and opponents of the controversial rare earth plant in Kuantan say the high court has put Lynas' temporary operating license on hold." - 09/25/2012

An In-Depth Analysis of Trading Gold Relative to US Real Interest Rates

"Lower real rates could imply higher inflationary expectations in the future, therefore gold is bought as a hedge against this possible inflation." - 09/24/2012


Firms Pen Deal for Mali's First Gold Refinery

"Mali is Africa's third-biggest gold miner behind South Africa and Ghana, and is on track to raise output despite the chaotic aftermath of a military coup, which allowed militants to seize control of northern regions." - 09/24/2012

Speculators Continue to Buy Precious Metals Futures, Options

"For the week ended Sept. 18, speculators in the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's weekly commitment of traders report saw their net-long positions in precious metals rise in both the legacy and disaggregated reports." - 09/24/2012

A Catalyst, a Correction and the Real 'Next Leg-Up' for Gold

"Over the longer term, the fact that real interest rates are likely to remain negative for an extended period bodes well for gold, especially given the inflation concerns that come with QE3." - 09/24/2012

Investor Gold Buying to Resume, Fed Doubling Its Balance Sheet Again

"A leading precious metals consultancy, Thomson Reuters GFMS, has forecast that investors will buy record amounts of gold in the remainder of 2012." - 09/24/2012

Gold 'Still a Buy' as Alternative to Money

"Gold prices dropped to $1,757/oz Monday morning in London, 1.7% off a seven-month high hit briefly last Friday, as stocks, commodities and the euro also ticked lower and U.S. Treasuries gained amid signs of an ongoing political stalemate in Europe." - 09/24/2012


A TV as Thin as Saran Wrap Is Just the Beginning for These New Materials

"Discovered in 2004, this graphene has turned the world on its ear. Since then, experts around the globe have heralded it as the hot new commodity that could change everything from satellites to semiconductors. But it's only a part of a larger story that includes other 'miracle metals.'" - 09/24/2012

Platinum Output Disruption: It Ain't Over Yet

"The platinum mining sector will now almost certainly remain the hotbed for the inter-union struggle and increased workforce instability." - 09/21/2012

Gold Uptrend Intact as Bullion Sentiment Buoyed by Inflation Fears

"Heading into the weekend, spot gold would make its fifth straight weekly gain if it closes above $1,770/oz later today, while gold in euros remained within 1% of last year's all-time high this morning." - 09/21/2012


All Signs Now Point to Gold

"Rising money supply, declining purchasing power and annual deficits are giving the all-clear to include gold in your portfolio." - 09/21/2012

Survey Participants Look for Higher Gold Prices Next Week

"The big move in gold prices this week after the bond-buying announcement by the ECB and hopes for more stimulus from the Fed next week has most participants in the weekly Kitco News Gold Survey suggesting values for the yellow metal could rise again." - 09/21/2012

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Miners Set to Cut Gold Hedges by 20 Tons in 2012: Report

"Mining companies are likely to cut the outstanding gold hedgebook by some 20 tons this year, precious metals consultancy GFMS said in a report on Friday, after they reduced remaining hedges by 6 tons in Q2/12." - 09/21/2012

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Why the 'Golden Cross' Is a Big Deal

"Investing in gold and silver already offered staggering profit potential, and the opportunities just got even brighter. Gold this week reached a 'golden cross' and silver is perched to traverse one in a matter a days, following successive weeks of bullish trends in both precious metals' markets." - 09/21/2012

Gold-Silver Ratio Declining As US Dollar Collapses

"Silver has been outperforming gold over the past 10 weeks as investors are hoarding poor man's gold to hedge against worldwide quantitative easing." - 09/21/2012

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Gold Miner ETFs Outperforming Gold at Last

"The price of gold versus gold equity has been artificially high over the past few quarters and is now leveling back to a more 'normal' ratio." - 09/20/2012

QE3 Is Strong Medicine for Dr. Copper

"The biggest winners from the Fed's move are likely to be emerging stock markets. And in those markets, the biggest winners may just be commodity stocks." - 09/20/2012

Sudan Opens First Gold Refinery to Boost Exports

"Sudan is increasing its gold production after losing three-quarters of its oil output when South Sudan became independent in July last year." - 09/19/2012


Investing in Gold After QE3

"Investors should get used to pricier gold. While some dips could appear due to occasional profit-taking, its long-term bull run continues." - 09/19/2012

Very Bullish Long-Term Outlook for Silver Stocks

"The long-term technical outlook for silver producers is potentially nothing short of super bullish." - 09/19/2012

Copper Hits 4.5-Month High as Bank of Japan Adds to Stimulus Rally

"Traders said the BOJ's move had boosted price expectations for metals, which tend to rise in value as paper currency depreciates, while the price rise also forced shorts to cover as trading in Europe began." - 09/19/2012

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Platinum Mines Fail to Lure China

"Now, with assets at rock-bottom prices, rumors are swirling about whether the Chinese will finally start pulling their weight in a sector in which they have so far only been a consumer." - 09/19/2012

Project Funding in the Mining Sector

"We are now seeing investment funding and credit becoming available to mining companies from the private sector." - 09/19/2012

The Fed's Balance Sheet Puts Gold and Silver on the Warpath

"The central bank's third attempt to print prosperity has spurred a new round of balance sheet analysis and gold price targets." - 09/19/2012


Research Gives Insight into Graphene-Metal Junctions

"A University of Arkansas researcher and his colleagues have developed a better understanding of how graphene-metal interfaces affect the movement of electrons through two-terminal junctions." - 09/19/2012

When You Should Stop Buying Gold

"Ron Rimbus argues to give up one's gold when governments give up on fiat currencies—but not a moment sooner." - 09/18/2012

Central Bank Policy 'Hugely Bullish' for Commodities

"Despite recent euro strength however, the cost of buying gold in euros remained within 2% of its spot market all-time high during Monday morning's trading." - 09/17/2012


Is Silver Fast on Its Way to $50/oz?

"If silver continues to follow the pattern that gold formed, then we can expect a massive spike toward $50/oz and beyond, very soon." - 09/17/2012

Gold Futures Struggle for Direction Post-Fed Glow

"Gold futures weaved in and out of the red Monday, looking for a firmer direction after they rallied strongly last week on the Federal Reserve's latest bond-buying plan." - 09/17/2012

Mali's Gold Industry Resists Turmoil

"The chaos that erupted in the months since the military staged a coup d'etat has left the country's twin economic engines, the cotton and gold industries, essentially untouched, in contrast to the vast economic damage caused by coups and conflicts in West African neighbors like Guinea and Ivory Coast." - 09/17/2012

The Next Recession Will Be Triggered by Oil

"Any move of 100% or more in energy prices within a year has historically been the straw that breaks the camel's back. - 09/17/2012

UAF Tapped to Research Rare Earth Minerals

"The UAF Minerals Industry Research Laboratory received a $297,000 contract to identify the best techniques for processing rare earth minerals, along with the best ways to handle waste rock." - 09/15/2012

How Long Before Money Collapses?

"Gold remains in the bulk of the world's leading reserves for that rainy day when something else is needed other than the currency issued by the nation's central bank." - 09/14/2012

The Printing Presses Are Now Running 24 Hours a Day!

"September is proving to be the month where market events have kicked in to drive gold up on a seasonal basis and I don't see much on the charts to stop this action." - 09/14/2012

The Bottom Line on Gold, the Dollar and the Euro

"The euro and the dollar take turns winning and losing against each other, but both are being debased, both are losing ground in the real world and both have lost a lot of ground against gold." - 09/14/2012

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Analysts See Gold Hitting $1,900/oz

"Gold held above $1,770/oz for most of Friday morning's London trading, hitting near six-month highs after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced a third round of quantitative easing yesterday, leading to warnings that the risk of inflation has risen." - 09/14/2012

Gold Reaches Six-Month High After Fed Move, Rally Slows

"Some analysts expected the market now to take a breather before tackling further milestones." - 09/14/2012

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Fed's Plan Boosts Gold Producers

"Shares of gold mining companies rose a second day on higher gold prices after the Federal Reserve launched an open-ended, aggressive program designed to improve economic growth." - 09/14/2012


Miners Catching Up to Metals; Huge Run Coming?

"The big miners, represented by the gold miner ETF GDX, have outperformed gold itself since July." - 09/14/2012

Investing in Silver: Price Rally Gets Legs

"Silver's recent volatility, which is always higher than its fellow precious metal, gold, is a reason for its outperformance. The price ratio between the two precious metals since mid-August has moved about 10% in silver's favor." - 09/14/2012

QE3 Removes Price Ceiling for Gold and Silver

"With more dollar devaluation on the way and gridlock in Washington, gold and silver prices look set to rise even more." - 09/14/2012


Vanadium Oxide Bronze: A New Material for the Computing Industry?

"The reason that these nanowires are so special is that they perform a rare trick: When exposed to an applied voltage near room temperature, the wires transform from insulators that are resistant to carrying electricity to metals that more readily conduct electricity." - 09/14/2012

Casey Panel: The Energy Crisis Is Here—Here's How to Play It

Oil and gas reserves around the world are growing scarcer by the minute, and people are looking to their governments for answers. However, leaders' responses are often motivated more by the desire to boost approval ratings than by the need to find real, long-term supply solutions. The individual investor may not have the power to shift the tone of the emotional debates surrounding the oil and gas industry, but he or she can devise a strategy to profit. Sprott's Rick Rule, and Casey's Marin Katusa and Louis James sat down with The Energy Report to discuss what it means to participate in a politicized market and how politics affect their buy and sell decisions. - 09/13/2012


How to Play the QE3 Rally

"While the market probably has factored in some of QE3, the move will nonetheless add more liquidity to the market, devaluing the U.S. dollar, meaning an increase in gold and silver prices." - 09/13/2012

Loose Money Is Here Again (and Gold Stocks Love It!)

"As was the case with the previous two quantitative easing programs, gold and the gold stocks love the idea of loose money." - 09/13/2012

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Desperate Central Banks Should Benefit Gold

"Gold touched a new six-month high at $1,746/oz Wednesday morning, while stocks and the euro also rallied following a ruling by Germany's Constitutional Court that cleared the way for the creation of a permanent Eurozone bailout fund." - 09/12/2012

'Best Climate' Don Coxe Has Ever Seen for Gold Price Increases

"During an address at the Denver Gold Forum conference, Coxe urged fund managers, mining analysts and mining executives to prepare for significantly higher gold prices and higher gold mining stock valuations." - 09/12/2012

Platinum Hits Five-Month High on South Africa Mine Unrest

"Platinum rose around 2.5% on Wednesday for its biggest one-day rally in a month, boosted by supply fears after sprawling labor unrest halted production at some mines in top platinum producer South Africa." - 09/12/2012

Spot the Dog: Gold Stocks Underperform All Other Sectors

"Gold stocks do not accurately or reliably track the price of gold in direction or magnitude, sometimes going in the opposite direction." - 09/11/2012

Gold Bugs Love It, but a New Gold Standard Is Just a Dream

"It's pretty unlikely that the U.S. will ever re-adopt the gold standard, both because of the cost and because of the vested interests opposed to it." - 09/11/2012

Why Are the Silver Miners Outperforming?

"We have seen significant developments in the silver mining sector that shows that the majors are hungry for the juniors." - 09/11/2012


India Boosts Rare Earth Production

"As China tightens the noose on rare earth exports, India is set to commence operations at its 10 Kt monazite processing plant in the eastern state of Odisha." - 09/10/2012

Profit from Rising Silver Prices with These Three Picks

"Investment demand for silver should increase, thanks to the effect of global monetary easing." - 09/10/2012

Gold and Silver Slip but Set to Benefit If Fed Begins QE3 This Week

"Friday's trading saw the gold price hit its highest level since February after a disappointing U.S. nonfarm payrolls report led to renewed speculation the Federal Reserve could announce a third round of quantitative easing when it makes its latest policy decision this Wednesday." - 09/10/2012

Silver at Multi-Month High

"Historically, gold has been worth about 12 to 15 times what silver is worth, but recently it has been worth roughly 50 times silver's value." - 09/10/2012

South Africa Mine Unrest Spreads

"The violent rise of the AMCU is the biggest challenge to the unwritten pact at the heart of the post-apartheid settlement: that unions aligned to the ANC deliver modestly higher wages for workers, while ensuring labor stability for big business." - 09/10/2012

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The Great Silver Chart

"Based on the fractals on the chart, we could still have about two years before we could get a top like we had in 1980." - 09/10/2012

California Gold Rush Mine Won't Be Reopened Yet

"What investors had hoped would the reopening of California's second commercial-scale gold mine in the Mother Lode has been halted by deteriorating equity markets." - 09/10/2012

Korea's KORES Inks Greenland Rare Earth Exploration Deal

"The deal, signed during a visit to Greenland by South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Sunday, reflects growing Asian interest in the minerals of the North Atlantic island." - 09/10/2012


Australia's Gold Production Declines in 2011/12

"For the June quarter, gold output totaled 65t, some 2.5t or 4% greater than in the previous quarter." - 09/10/2012

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Detour Gold Set to Open Canada's Biggest Gold Mine

"The Detour Lake mine marks the strongest sign yet of a trend toward massive, open-pit gold mining in Canada on a scale more commonly seen in desert geographies in Nevada, Chile or Africa." - 09/09/2012

Three Easy Steps to a Well-Timed Sell

"I'm willing to bet that you spend close to 90% of your time buying or waiting to buy. Yet you completely neglect the work that goes into selling your positions. Reverse your thinking—and put selling first—and you'll fix most of your problems." - 09/09/2012

Gold 'A Bit Overcooked' Ahead of US Nonfarms Data

"Gold hit its highest level in six months at $1,713/oz Thursday, although it fell following the publication of a stronger-than-expected ADP Employment Report." - 09/07/2012


Gold Futures Rally Nearly 2% After Payrolls Report

"Gold futures rallied Friday as a negative jobs report was thought to be a catalyst for additional U.S. economic stimulus coming sooner rather than later." - 09/07/2012

Canadian Group Aims for Mandatory Mining Transparency Standards

"Amendment 1504, the U.S. law that mandates rules for transparent disclosure of mining company payments to government, could eventually make way for a mandatory Canadian regulatory disclosure." - 09/07/2012

Survey Participants Strongly Bullish On Gold Prices For Next Week

"The big move in gold prices this week, after the bond-buying announcement by the European Central Bank and hopes for more stimulus from the Federal Reserve next week, has most participants in the weekly Kitco News Gold Survey suggesting values for the yellow metal could rise again." - 09/07/2012

Supra Mario, Bond Vigilante

"German Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann asks if Supra Mario will punch and kick the weaker Eurozone states should they fail to fix their debts and deficits. But judging by the gold price in euros, now a tick or two below all-time record highs, plenty of private capital says no, he won't." - 09/07/2012

Gold Stock Breakout

"After weathering a long consolidation followed by a major correction, gold stocks remain deeply out of favor . But this bearish sentiment is slowly yielding as gold powers higher in its usual autumn rally." - 09/07/2012

Gold: The Ultimate Crisis Barometer

"It's no secret that one of gold's best attributes is as a barometer of economic crisis. It would appear that the yellow metal is once again serving this function." - 09/06/2012

Gold Turns Higher, Keeps $1,700 in Sight

"Gold prices turned modestly higher Wednesday, with investors remaining tentative ahead of Thursday's European Central Bank policy meeting and the U.S. jobs report on Friday." - 09/05/2012

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S. Africa's Mining Unrest Upsets Risk/Reward Outlook

"SBG Securities forecast downsizing at almost all South Africa's mature gold operations over the next three years in the face of 'declining reserves and unrelenting inflationary pressures.'" - 09/05/2012

Gold Speculation Vehicles: Gold Stocks Versus Options

"Gold stocks used to be the best way for the ordinary investor to increase exposure in the search for higher returns. Nowadays, leverage is extremely easy to come by, even for retail investors." - 09/05/2012

Gold 'Has Seen the Lows for the Year'

"A stronger Euro and weaker Dollar could see gold move above $1,700/oz." - 09/05/2012

Gold Standard To Be Reinstated Through The Back Door

"For the first time in over 30 years, talk of a return to the gold standard has become part of mainstream U.S. politics." - 09/05/2012

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Investing in Silver: Double Down on the White Metal's Gains

"Thanks to wildly bullish technical and fundamental indicators, silver could soon retest its 2011 high, or even blow through it." - 09/05/2012

Has QE3 Already Begun?

"With the recent breakout of the frustrating consolidation zone that always follows a B-Wave bottom I think gold is now ready to begin the initial phase of the next C-Wave advance." - 09/04/2012

Gold, Silver, Mining Stocks: Breakout Time, Not Bubble Time

"Precious metals and miners appear to be making constructive and powerful breakouts." - 09/04/2012

Near-Term Targets for Gold, Silver and Mining Shares

"It's amazing. Two months ago you couldn't give away mining shares or silver. Suddenly, everyone is bullish again." - 09/04/2012

Invest in Silver Before Prices Climb Higher

"For silver investors, news of stimulus measures would be just the bounce they need." - 09/04/2012

What to Do When, Not If, Inflation Gets Out of Hand

"Are you prepared to handle high inflation for a sustained period of time?" - 09/04/2012

Why the GOP Is Really Talking About the Gold Standard

"The move to 'audit the Fed' and a return to the gold standard are two ideas Ron Paul supporters care most about." - 09/04/2012

Who Is Buying Your Stocks?

"Who buys your stock can be more important than how much of it they bought." - 09/03/2012

Don Coxe Recommends Investors Read Lenin to Understand the Markets

China and India have always been crazy for gold and the yellow metal remains the choice store of value in those two countries, says Don Coxe, a strategic advisor to the BMO Financial Group. In an exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Coxe explains how demographic shifts are affecting the price of gold and delves into the logic of investing in gold as a long-term strategy. Coxe also draws an important lesson in economics from his reading of Lenin. - 08/31/2012

Gold Headed for Third Straight Monthly Gain

"Gold prices looked set for a third straight monthly gain by Friday lunchtime in London, trading around 2.3% higher than the final July fix price." - 08/31/2012

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Under-Explored South Sudan Open for Business: Minister

"While little prospecting has been carried out so far, South Sudan is thought to have significant mineral potential." - 08/31/2012

Gold Market Buoyed By Bernanke's Jackson Hole Remarks

"Gold prices ran up to fresh five-month highs Friday as traders seemingly concluded that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s highly anticipated Jackson Hole speech meant there is a good chance for further easing from the central bank." - 08/31/2012

Global Copper Inventories to Decline Substantially This Year: Pat Mohr

"Substantial production losses and outages at existing copper mines will cause global copper inventories this year to fall to 47 days of consumption from 52 last year, Scotiabank Economist Patricia Mohr has forecast." - 08/31/2012

China's Rare Earth May Become a Bit Less Rare

"The kinder export quota will make little impact over the next two to eight years as offshore competitors—potentially solid investments—have already started to develop better processing technology." - 08/31/2012


Your Window to Buy Gold Below $1,700/oz Is Closing

"Short-term as well as longer-term trends suggest that the gold price is going to move out of its recent correction soon." - 08/31/2012

Start Your Own Gold Standard

"While politics has the power to cloud even the most basic beauties in the financial system, it does not currently prevent individuals from applying the gold standard to their own portfolios." - 08/30/2012

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Prepare for Fireworks in the Gold and Silver Sector

"We can only conclude that although all eyes are focused on the Fed, there are other factors in play that will drive gold prices higher and we are quietly confident that a new all-time high of around $2,000/oz will be achieved by New Year's Eve." - 08/30/2012

Gold: First Mover Advantage

"Gold still hasn't made it back to its all-time high, but Stifel Nicolaus' gold-to-crude oil ratio suggests gold climbing to $1,900." - 08/29/2012

Two Ways to Buy More Gold for 2013

"The high level of bearish sentiment early in the summer and the seasonal tendency for gold to bottom in July created a good risk-reward entry point, but another opportunity to buy should be just around the corner." - 08/29/2012

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Peru May Give Environment Ministry More Power over New Mines

"President Ollanta Humala has sent a bill to Congress that would give the environment ministry more power to approve or reject new mines in Peru. Peru, a top global metals exporter, has a pipeline of new mining projects worth $50B." - 08/29/2012

Bernanke Disappointment Could See Gold Correct

"'Gold prices could correct, possibly abruptly and steeply, should Bernanke's speech again hint of distancing the Fed from further monetary policy easing,' says James Steel, chief commodities analyst at HSBC." - 08/29/2012


Molycorp Announces Start up at First US Heavy Rare Earth Concentrates Facility

"Although China now produces 99% of the world's heavy rare earth supplies, Molycorp's Mountain Pass facility is about to become the first U.S. heavy rare earths concentrate processor." - 08/29/2012

Bet on a Gold Comeback with the Gold Explorers ETF

"If investors are forecasting a solid return for gold, the explorers ETF could be a very interesting fund to target at this time." - 08/29/2012

The Latest ETF Eye-Opener

"Institutional Investor recently highlighted another downside to these investments: ETFs' use of hypothetical, back-tested performance." - 08/29/2012

Are the Precious Metals Sending a Signal?

"The precious metals are moving back into the spotlight. After being left for dead by Wall Street several months ago, gold and silver are at four-month highs." - 08/28/2012

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Big, Undeveloped Gold Deposits Boosting Junior Share Prices

"The share prices of junior miners with big gold deposits moved upwards with remarkable consistency in August as investors began to reconsider at the sector." - 08/28/2012


This Rare Earth Junior Is Beginning to Outperform

"Ucore's use of Solid Phase Extraction technology could mark the first time dysprosium is produced on American soil." - 08/27/2012

The Gold Bull Market Is Still Happening

"Seasonal factors and other strong indicators tell me this long period of gold price consolidation is at last nearing its conclusion. Gold has formed a new higher base, from which it can launch higher." - 08/27/2012

Why Billionaires Love Gold

"Despite the fact that we've been in a powerful gold bull market for more than a decade already, I believe the best is yet to come for gold prices." - 08/27/2012

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Republicans Tease with Gold Standard, But Idea Seen Full of Bugs

"U.S. Republicans have all but guaranteed the backing of the 'gold vote' this November by raising an idea that even the most bullish mainstream bullion boosters believe is unrealistic: a return to the gold standard." - 08/27/2012

Gold Steadies After Stimulus Hopes Spark 4-1/2 Month High

"Gold prices hit their highest since mid-April on Monday, buoyed by speculation that the U.S. Federal Reserve may be set to unveil another round of monetary stimulus, but then steadied on caution ahead of a key central bankers' meeting later this week." - 08/27/2012


A New Cyclical Bull Underway in Gold Stocks

"Markets have bottomed, a new cyclical bull has begun and there is substantial room to move over the coming months and year." - 08/26/2012

Doug Casey Predicts Day of Economic Reckoning Is Near

It is a deal with the devil: Governments churn out more and more cash for the promise of continued prosperity. But the day of reckoning is near, according to Doug Casey, chairman of Casey Research and an expert on crisis investing. As the epic battle between inflation and deflation continues, Casey discusses his predictions for the new world market in this exclusive interview with The Gold Report. - 08/24/2012

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Gold Stocks Got You Down? This History Lesson Will Pick You Up

"While veteran gold investors see markdowns as a buying opportunity, gold's price decline has raised the ire of more than a few newer investors." - 08/24/2012

Gold Is in a Very Strong Bull Market

"Heading into weekend, gold prices looked set for a gain of more than 3% on the week, after gold rallied following Wednesday's publication of Fed policy meeting minutes." - 08/24/2012

Gold and the $600 Billion Question

"Let's enjoy this gold rally while it lasts, but let's also remain disciplined in taking profits along the way, raising our stops to protect remaining profits." - 08/24/2012

Render Unto Caesar, Part I

"What does the history of ancient gold coins say about Europe's kingless, faceless money today?" - 08/24/2012

Why Graphite Is a Critical Material for the US

"According to a Canaccord research report, 'annual flake graphite production will have to increase by a factor of six by 2020 to meet incremental lithium carbonate requirements for batteries.'" - 08/24/2012

Does China Have a Hidden Agenda on Gold?

"We have seen Chinese companies begin to make inroads into securing future supplies through investing in and taking over resource companies around the globe. We are now seeing similar moves into the Western gold mining sector, of which the most recent example is China National Gold Corp.'s interest in taking over control of African Barrick Gold." - 08/24/2012

Final Chinese Rare-Earth Export Quotas for 2012

"Could export quotas be eliminated altogether for Chinese rare earth materials?" - 08/24/2012

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Time to Buy Gold, Silver and Mining Stocks?

"It looks like a new rally is about to begin for gold, silver and mining stocks. But more technical work must be done before a sustainable rally takes place. " - 08/23/2012

Ready, Steady, GOLD!

"We could attribute the recent rise in the price of both gold and silver to the U.S. dollar topping out and losing some of its strength recently." - 08/23/2012

Contrary Gold Futures

"Futures traders have been incredibly bearish on gold for months now. They are actually a powerful contrary indicator for gold." - 08/23/2012

Shifting Indian Gold Demand Trends

"One of the fundamental reasons for gold's sluggish performance in 2012 has been the lack of demand from India, traditionally the largest buyer of gold on the planet." - 08/22/2012

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Invest in Gold Mining Stocks While They're Still a Bargain

"Gold mining stocks offer something in return, dividends, in addition to benefiting from a continued rise in gold prices." - 08/22/2012

Gold Climbs to Three-Month High

"Gold prices hit their highest level since early May on Wednesday, rising to $1,645/oz during this morning's London trading." - 08/22/2012

The Only Way to Win with Gold Stocks

"Small-cap resource stocks can give you great leverage to the underlying commodities, such as the precious metals." - 08/22/2012

Silver Ready to Break Out

"Silver is a real store of value and that is its most significant function. The current crisis will cause a massive rush to that which can store value that will not be destroyed by the debt-collapse." - 08/22/2012

With Silver over $30, Here's the Down and Dirty…

"With a silver jump on our radar, I’d suggest a three-prong approach to profit. It involves both the metal and miners." - 08/22/2012

China Likely to Boost Rare Earths Imports

"China, the world's largest producer and consumer of rare earths, should boost imports of the materials due to growing demand and to protect domestic resources, the China Daily reported on Wednesday, citing senior industry officials." - 08/22/2012

What Happened to the Rare Earth Metal ETF?

"Rare earths will not disappear anytime soon, and current valuations warrant a closer look at a sector that still has the potential for an extremely robust future." - 08/21/2012


Guyana Is Proving Its Worth for Explorers of All Sizes

"Though it has long been a source of wealth for the country, gold exploration in Guyana has been on a tear over the last four years." - 08/21/2012

Watch Out for a Silver Breakout

"All signs are pointing to possible global inflation, which could propel silver prices higher." - 08/20/2012

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Big Changes Ahead: Gold Just Became Money Again

"The Fed and FDIC circulated a letter to banks that proposes to harmonize U.S. regulatory capital rules with Basel III. If the proposals are approved by regulators, then this is a momentous change for the gold market." - 08/20/2012

Gold Market to Be Driven by Politics This Week

"Jean-Claude Juncker, head of the Eurogroup of single-currency finance ministers, is expected to visit Athens Wednesday to discuss Greece's request for a two-year extension to its austerity program." - 08/20/2012

Copper Prices Signaling a Top in the S&P 500

"Recently, copper futures prices have been trading in a relatively tight range, but the longer-term weekly chart demonstrates that a major selloff could transpire." - 08/20/2012

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Platinum Hits Two-Month High on Supply Fear

"Platinum prices jumped nearly 2% on Monday, hitting a two-month high after deadly violence at a mine in South Africa triggered heavy speculative buying on supply worries." - 08/20/2012

Love Trade Cools as Central Banks' Gold Demand Heats Up

"As we enter the 'Love Season' for gold, we'll look for any indications from government policies that might spur the continuation of the long-standing tradition of gold buying for weddings, births and festivals." - 08/20/2012

Long-Term Technical Outlook for Gold and Silver Is Rosy

"The fact that gold and silver are unlikely to break to new highs anytime soon hardly deters me in my bullish enthusiasm for select gold and silver stocks." - 08/19/2012

More Rare Earth Players Expected

"China's preeminent position in rare earths exports is likely to change after a couple of mining operations in the United States and Australia begin to produce the materials next year." - 08/18/2012

Central Bank Stimulus Hopes Give Boost to Gold

"Gold traded just below $1,620/oz during Friday morning's London session, very slightly below where it ended last week amid renewed speculation over central bank stimulus measures." - 08/17/2012

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Barrick Gold in Talks with China over African Stake

"Barrick Gold Corp. is in talks that could result in the sale of its majority holding in spinoff African Barrick Gold Plc to China's largest gold producer." - 08/17/2012

Role of Gold in a Bear Market

"Though the old standby of holding cash during bears remains fine, gold's returns have been far superior." - 08/17/2012


Rare Earth Production Lull Hits South China

"Rare earth production is in the doldrums in many Chinese provinces, including the southern province of Guangdong, which is a major rare earth producer." - 08/17/2012

Why Are Gold, Silver Mining Share Prices Not Moving Higher? Part II

"Several silver and gold mines link dividend payments to profit and to the gold and silver prices and have seen their share prices outperform their competitors who do not follow this practice." - 08/17/2012

Are Central Banks Still Hoarding Gold?

"A new report shows global gold demand fell in the second quarter from prior year levels. While some investors were discouraged by the price action, central banks were more attracted to gold than ever before." - 08/17/2012

On the Ground in the Yukon: Part 1

"On site in the Yukon, Mineweb reporter Kip Keen takes a tour of the Yukon's operating mines and some of its leading exploration projects." - 08/16/2012

Platinum ETFs Take Off

"ETF investors saw outsized trading in the physically backed commodity of platinum with the ETF Securities Physical Platinum Shares Fund." - 08/16/2012

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Evaluating the Wisdom of Buying Gold

"Even before the height of the global crisis, there was a 'wise crowd' of institutional and individual investors who had been buying gold as a safe haven from currency risks and the trillions of dollars invested in derivatives, and as a way to recycle petrodollars." - 08/16/2012

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Why Are Gold, Silver Mining Share Prices Not Moving Higher?

"The prime reason that institutional investors and wealthy retail investors are buying gold and silver mining shares now is that these will produce a greater total return than the gold and silver prices themselves." - 08/15/2012

Paulson, Soros Add to Gold ETF Positions

"Soros Fund Management, which sold most of its SPDR Gold Trust position last year, doubled its stake to take it to 884,400 shares." - 08/15/2012


S&P Downgrades Molycorp on Liquidity Concerns

"Standard & Poor's lowered its ratings on Colorado-based rare earths producer Molycorp from 'B' to 'CCC+' and placed the rating on CreditWatch 'with developing implications.'" - 08/14/2012


A Company's First Profit Can Mean Big Gains for Investors

"Those are the stocks that will likely see the best new demand from new investors: people who are now, all of a sudden, willing to take notice of the stock." - 08/14/2012


Bear Market Conditions Hit Junior Mining Sector

"Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia President Gavin Dirom said tough economic conditions have hit the sector again, prompted by worries about Europe's sovereign debt crisis and China's slowing demand for copper." - 08/14/2012

Gold's Fearless Summer Turnaround

"Can fear refuel investment demand for gold? It's a question many investors are now asking." - 08/13/2012

Better Sentiment Seen Toward Gold as Gold-Platinum Premium Sets New High

"The cost of an ounce of gold bullion minus that of an ounce of platinum breached $230/oz Monday, a new record high for the gold-platinum premium." - 08/13/2012

'Ryan Factor' Could Prove Bullish for Gold

"Political policies that could slow growth are likely to be bullish for gold, as the Federal Reserve would need to keep its accommodative monetary policies in place, amid efforts to achieve its official mandates." - 08/13/2012

Post-Euro Possibilities

"The widely promoted gold standard would be absolute disaster for the sole reason of inadequate supply." - 08/13/2012

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China-Malaysia Cooperation at 'Qinzhou Speed'

"'In the future, if I want a project to be finished as fast as possible, I would say to finish it with Qinzhou speed,' said Malaysia's prime minister. Things seem to be happening again in making the joint Chinese-Malaysian Qinzhou Industrial Park a reality." - 08/13/2012

Which Way Will the Pendulum Swing for Gold?

"Gold isn't always on an upward path. When looking at the average monthly returns over the past decade, you can see that short-term setbacks are normal throughout the year." - 08/13/2012

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Looming Palladium Shortage May Spark a Price Rally

"HSBC Securities forecasts that the palladium, a critical metal for car production, will move back into a substantial deficit this year based on lower expected exports from Russia." - 08/13/2012

Profit from Industrial Demand for Silver

"In 2011, industrial silver demand climbed to 54% and it's predicted to rise to 74% by 2020." - 08/13/2012


Bulls Are Still in Control, But Time Is Running Out

"We will probably see the dollar continue to drift lower for the remainder of this month, possibly even into the Jackson Hole meeting as traders continue to hope for the next round of QE." - 08/11/2012

Gold Marking Time Until Federal Reserve Symposium

"Heading into the weekend, gold prices looked set to end the week little changed by Friday lunchtime in London, with silver prices similarly flat." - 08/10/2012


The Dumb Money Hates Silver, It's Time to Go Long

"Right now, a number of technical, seasonal and sentiment indicators are pointing upward for this volatile metal. This could well be the critical turning point silver investors have been waiting for." - 08/10/2012

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Gold Bulls Strengthen on Outlook for Additional Stimulus

"Gold traders are the most bullish in five weeks as investors expanded their bullion holdings near a record on mounting speculation that central banks will have to do more to bolster economic growth." - 08/10/2012

Will QE3 Be Gold's Last Hurrah?

"Investors banking on a third round of U.S. money-printing to push gold back to record highs this year are taking a risk, not least because the metal's other pillars of support look shaky." - 08/10/2012

Mining Is One of the Most Undervalued Sectors

"Erste Group Analyst Ronald-Peter Stöferle speaks about the strength and durability of the current bull market in gold." - 08/10/2012

Gold Rush in China Could See It Sweep Past India

"China may have overtaken India as the world's top consumer of gold in the first quarter of 2012, but the country is not resting on its laurels. By buying gold mines and accumulating the produced gold before it hits the international market, China is able to purchase gold below the spot gold price." - 08/09/2012

Gold Market Lacking Momentum as Traders More Interested in Olympics

"Gold hovered just below $1,610/oz for most of Wednesday morning's trading in London, in line with last Friday's close." - 08/08/2012


Silver Is About to Rocket Higher

"The current spot price of silver is an accurate record of the real spot price of physical silver as long as people are willing to exchange currency for silver at that price, which is why backwardation is so important." - 08/08/2012

What Happens to the Gold World When Greece Exits the Eurozone?

"The very fact that the B.I.S. undertook over 500 mt of currency/gold swaps two years ago testifies to its ability to facilitate and support the global monetary system as we know it now." - 08/08/2012

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Peru Seeks to Build a New Relationship with Mining Companies

"Central and regional governments, the mining companies and local residents say they are ready to build a new relationship based on trust and respect." - 08/08/2012

Could Gold Be Tripped Up by a Coming Deflation?

"There are many high-quality mining stocks today that you can buy at 7, 8, 10 times earnings, something we have never seen in this bull market, and you can receive a dividend yield that is higher than a 30-year Treasury bond." - 08/08/2012

Silver Price Manipulation Probe Is Not Over

"CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton said silver price manipulation did occur, and he's intent on finding it." - 08/08/2012

All Roads Lead to Berlin

"Despite numerous summits, we still look to the European Commissioners to present and implement a solution that would boost economic activity and drive down unemployment. As we see it, there are only two choices: They can either default or print." - 08/07/2012

Guatemala Steps Back from Mining Reform Plans

"The Guatemalan government is stepping back from plans to take a stake of as much as 40% in new mining projects, a top government official said." - 08/07/2012

Gold Will Hit New Highs in 2013 and Beyond: Blanchard

"While gold finished 2011 in consolidation mode after reaching a record nominal high above $1,900/oz in September, Blanchard's analysts see the stage being set for another robust advance through the remainder of the year and beyond." - 08/07/2012

Gold Close to Confirming a New Breakout to All-Time Highs

"I expect gold to rally for about 8–13 months into at least June 2013, and our longstanding target has been in the $2,300/oz arena." - 08/07/2012

Speculators Pile Into Gold Futures, Options

"For the week ended July 31, speculators in the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's weekly commitment of traders report saw their net-long positions in gold rise significantly in both the legacy and disaggregated reports." - 08/06/2012

Gold and Silver Regaining Footing as Treasuries Make Bearish Reversal

"The long-range upward trajectory of precious metals, particularly gold, is continuing higher and has considerably higher to go." - 08/06/2012


Five Ways to Invest in Gold

"A recent survey shows that nearly half of U.S. investors don't believe they're knowledgeable enough about the precious metal to make a decision about adding gold to their portfolios. The World Gold Council highlights these five options to get investors started." - 08/06/2012

Likelihood 'Remains High' for Central Bank Stimulus

"Precious metals prices held on to most of their gains from Friday's rally, which coincided with a stock market rally following better-than expected U.S. non-farm jobs data, as well as news that Spain may seek a bailout." - 08/06/2012

South Africa Tops Gold Grade List

"After more than a century of gold mining in the country, South Africa is featured in the number one spot in terms of gold grades, with Canada close on its heels, in a report drawn up by Natural Resource Holdings' Roy Sebag." - 08/06/2012


China Cracks Down on Illegal Rare Earth Mining, 50 Arrested

"While China's Guangdong Province is allowed to mine only 2,000 mt of rare earth oxides annually, illegal mining production surpassed 40,000 mt last year." - 08/06/2012

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EU and China Race to Greenland's Rare Earths Gold Rush

"The E.U. commissioner approached Greenland for exploitation rights to rare earth metal ores in return for technological and environmental mining know-how—to find Chinese miners already working the ground." - 08/06/2012

Summer Slump in Silver Prices Closer to an End

"Silver prices have suffered this year as the white metal has lost its luster as a safe-haven investment, but the pullback has slowed and may be bottoming out." - 08/06/2012


Fed Hits 'Kill' Switch on Liquidity

"Gold, as the ultimate safe haven at both ends of the long-wave, will eventually prove its merit as a store of value in deflation. Before we arrive at that critical juncture, however, there will undoubtedly be phases of volatility along the way that temporarily obstruct gold's forward progress." - 08/05/2012

Precious Metals Short-Term Outlook Is Bullish

"We believe that gold and gold stocks are primed to head higher in the coming weeks." - 08/05/2012

Gold to Rally Above $1,900/oz by Year-End: HSBC

"Gold could be one of the few assets to profit from the political and economic turbulence in the United States as the 'fiscal cliff' approaches." - 08/03/2012

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Try as He Might, Mario Draghi Cannot Save the Euro

"Eventually, the Eurozone will break up and drag the global economy right down with it. In the long run, that will mark the beginning of the recovery, but in the short run it will precipitate a banking and economic crisis that will make 2008 look like child's play." - 08/03/2012

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Survey Majority Sees Higher Gold Prices Next Week

"Of the 21 survey participants, 12 see prices up, while 4 see prices down and 5 are neutral or see prices moving sideways. Market participants include bullion dealers, investment banks, futures traders, money managers and technical-chart analysts." - 08/03/2012

Is Gold Mining Healthy?

"In 2011, gold-mine production came in at an all-time record high. And in 2012 experts anticipate production to be even higher. But is the gold-mining industry truly healthy?" - 08/03/2012


To Achieve a Successful Gold Standard, You Don't Need Gold Coins

"When most people think of 'gold-based currencies,' they think of gold coins. But, actually, gold coins themselves are probably the least important part." - 08/02/2012

In Junior-IPO-Land, Money Favors Old Hands

"What the shape of June and July IPOs illustrate more than anything else is that pedigree counts now more than ever." - 08/02/2012

What Happens to Greece's Gold when Greece Exits the Eurozone?

"When Greece required a generous bailout from EU creditors, we were led to believe that part of the collateral, to be forfeited on default, was the 111 tonnes of gold owned by Greece. It is this gold that is in danger of being lost to the nation now." - 08/02/2012

Gold Tied to Central Bank Moves

"'Investors [are] continuing to favor the U.S. dollar over bullion as the key safe-haven trade,' says a note from ANZ Bank." - 08/01/2012

Have You Overlooked This Piece of the US Economic Puzzle?

"In some ways, gaining an understanding of the U.S. economy and its current trajectory is as simple as recognizing a few fundamental facts." - 07/31/2012


World's Gold Deposits Are Drying Up

"Of the 439 mines or deposits over 1 Moz, only 189 are in production and have an owner with over $1.8B market capitalization. The remainder are owned by juniors, private companies or government-sponsored enterprises." - 07/31/2012

Gold and Silver Await the Starting Gun

"This week is another political week in that we have meetings across the board involving the ECB and the Federal Reserve followed by the job numbers on Friday. All of these have an effect on the investment community in that investment funds tend to stay on the sidelines until the direction of the markets becomes clear." - 07/31/2012

Most-Accurate Gold Forecasters Split over Gold's Next Step

"The only three analysts to correctly predict gold's biggest quarterly slump in four years are now split, reflecting investors' diverging views on the probability of central banks doing more to shore up growth." - 07/31/2012

Some Smaller Gold and Silver Miners Pay Decent Dividends, Too

"There aren't many precious metal producers issuing dividends, but there is a good handful, and they are serious about sharing profits." - 07/30/2012

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Gold Investors Waiting for Signal

"Prices for gold bullion fell below $1,620/oz during Monday morning's London session, slightly below last week's close, while stocks gained and U.S. Treasuries fell, with markets focused on key monetary policy decisions due later in the week." - 07/30/2012

Gold ETFs Turn Higher on ECB Pledge as Central Banks Meet

"Silver ETP holdings have been on a modest upward trend since early July, indicating some investors view the recent silver price range as a good entry point." - 07/30/2012

Silver Prices Ready for QE3

"Just look at what silver prices did after Bernanke announced QE2. From August 2010 to August 2011, silver prices gained 141% to hit more than $43/oz." - 07/30/2012

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Challenging the Paradigms of Investing

"For all the hype over recent tech IPOs, did you know that investors have lost more money in Groupon and Facebook than the entire assets in all of the gold funds?" - 07/30/2012

The Federal Reserve, Gold, Oil, & the Dollar's Demise

"Over the longer term, a weak dollar is positive for precious metals and other hard assets." - 07/29/2012

Gold Set for Gain on Week

"Spot market gold bullion hit a five-week high at $1,625/oz during Friday morning's London trading, on course for a weekly gain that would see the pattern of alternating up and down weeks stretched to week number 11." - 07/27/2012

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Hong Kong's Largest Gold Bullion Vault Signals Rising Asian Wealth

"Hong Kong's largest gold-storage facility, which can hold about 22% of the bullion now in Fort Knox, will open in September to meet rising demand from banks and the wealthy." - 07/27/2012

Will the Market’s Direction Determine the Presidency?

"Despite the S&P’s wild ride, the market is significantly higher than when Obama took the oath. Does this ensure a victory for the 2012 election?" - 07/27/2012

Investing in Silver: States Support Move to Metals as Dollar Weakens

"While still a long way off from becoming mainstream, trading dollars for coins has won over more and more Americans who have never seen the national debt climb so high." - 07/27/2012

Gold Pares Gain After GDP Data but Remains Higher After Technical Momentum

"Traders have been keying off major U.S. economic reports for some time now as they try to gauge whether data will mean any more monetary easing from the Federal Open Market Committee." - 07/27/2012

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On the Hunt for a Tenbagger Gold Miner

"There are some tenbagger gold miners out there, says one of Australia's best fund managers, if you know where to dig." - 07/27/2012

Platinum: 'Little Silver' v. Big Gold

"Gold's use is ultimately social, having been a thing of beauty, symbol of power, store of value and a means of exchange since the earliest civilizations, while platinum is primarily an industrial metal, which isn't helping platinum versus the gold price one bit right now." - 07/27/2012

Investing in Silver: States Support Move to Metals as Dollar Weakens

"Worries that the U.S. dollar is on the cusp of a collapse have lawmakers from more than a dozen states (up from just three in the past few years) seeking approval from their state governments to either issue their own alternative currency or use gold and silver as a currency for settlement of state-related transactions." - 07/27/2012

Is Gold Ready to Run to All-Time Highs?

"I fully expect gold to continue past the $1,900/oz area and run to $2,300/oz or higher in a Wave 5 rally into the summer of 2013." - 07/26/2012

Two Keys to Gold's Next Breakout

"If history repeats, gold will, by this fall, be poised to benefit from both a relative strength increase as well as a historic long-term 'oversold' signal." - 07/26/2012

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London's Olympic Gold Medal Worth the Most in the History of the Games

"The 'podium value' of the London gold medal is worth approximately $708, according to the World Gold Council. It is the highest value of any gold medal in the history of the modern games, primarily because of the record high prices for gold and silver." - 07/26/2012

Vertical Integration: The Big Decision for REE Players

"For REE miners, life is not so simple as it for those who mine gold, copper, coal or iron ore. You have to go a lot further downstream—but just how far?" - 07/26/2012

Gold Rallies with Euro

"Gold prices have tended to rally this year in advance of events such as Fed announcements and Congressional testimony by Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, but have subsequently retreated in the absence of explicit signals that more QE would take place." - 07/25/2012

Gold Will Regain Its Safe-Haven Appeal

"More and more of the people will stop being fooled by governments and their fiat currencies and move to protect whatever wealth they may have left. And the likely route for this will be by investing in gold." - 07/25/2012

Palladium: Nowhere But Up?

"Of all the precious metals of interest to investors, palladium may be the one to watch going into the second half of 2012." - 07/25/2012

Potential for Stimulus Supports Gold

"Seasonally speaking, gold has entered the second half of the year where prices, at least on a seasonal basis, tend to have upside bias due to factors having little to do with world economies." - 07/25/2012

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New Graphite Mines Coming On-Line Soon

"Prices for graphite were some of the last to respond to the commodity supercycle." - 07/25/2012


With Gold Prices Flat, It's Time for Junior Miners to Shine

"The junior miners are undervalued enough that they still have some headroom, even given today's tepid metals market. And if things start to improve, they become buyout targets for the big miners." - 07/24/2012

Do Gold, Silver Prices Fall in a Shrinking, Debt-Distressed World?

"In the U.S. there have been three recorded deflationary periods and gold increased its purchasing power in each of them, by between 44% (1929–1933) and 100% (1814–1830)." - 07/24/2012

South, North Korea Secretly Met Twice over Rare Earth Minerals

"Officials from South and North Korea secretly met twice last year to discuss the joint development of rare earth resources in South Hwanghae Province, on the western coast of North Korea, the South's state-run Korea Resources Corporation (Kores) said." - 07/24/2012

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South, North Korea Secretly Met Twice over Rare Earth Minerals

"Officials from South and North Korea secretly met twice last year to discuss the joint development of rare earth resources in South Hwanghae Province, on the western coast of North Korea, the South's state-run Korea Resources Corporation (Kores) said." - 07/24/2012

Gold Prices on Hold as the US Dollar Strengthens

"This period of stagnation can be used to do all the due diligence necessary for you to feel comfortable with the purchases that you intend to make. Formulate your plan now, execute it when you are ready and ignore the white noise generated by the naysayers." - 07/23/2012

'Dollar Danger' Threatens Gold

"'The great danger for the gold price is the stronger dollar, because of its long-term negative correlation to gold,' says Eugen Weinberg, head of commodity research at Commerzbank." - 07/23/2012


Nuggets of Value Seen in Canada's Midtier Gold Miners

"Midtier miners with low cash costs and affordable, near-term development projects offer good value in the current market." - 07/23/2012

Leading Gold ETF Sees Biggest Weekly Outflow of 2012

"The SPDR's holdings have fallen nearly 25 mt so far in July, putting ETF on track for its biggest monthly outflow since December." - 07/23/2012

China's Baotou Plans to Start Rare Earths Trading Exchange

"China's Baotou Steel will join six other firms to invest over $10M to start a rare earths trading platform in early August." - 07/23/2012

Money Is Technology!

"Silver has a long, steadfast history as money, going back to ancient times. Yet it's also a substance with a promising future, thanks to its critical role as an industrial-technological metal." - 07/23/2012

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Platinum Plumbs Deepest Discount to Gold in 7-1/2 Months

"Gold's premium over platinum reached its highest in 7-1/2 months on Wednesday at over $210 oz and could rise still further as the white metal suffers from its heavy exposure to the beleaguered European car market." - 07/23/2012

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Silver: A Metal of Sunken Treasure and Champions

"Odyssey Marine Exploration's underwater silver recovery is the heaviest and deepest haul of precious metals to date." - 07/21/2012

'Flat Momentum' Sees Gold in Contracting Range

"The U.S. dollar gold price hovered above $1,580/oz during Friday morning trading in London—in line with where it has spent the last two weeks—while stocks and commodities ticked lower and U.S. Treasuries gained." - 07/20/2012

New Gold-Mining Technology Scaling Technical Hurdles

"South Africa still has one of the biggest gold resources in the world, but that gold is at depth. The proposed new way of mining dispenses with all blasting, keeps people away from the danger areas, facilitates mining round-the-clock every day of the year and refocuses on revenue." - 07/20/2012


Copper Fares Better Than Gold and Silver

"Copper prices have been trading higher to unchanged on the year and 'this is a good signal that economic conditions around the globe may not be as dire as has been reported,' said John Person, president of" - 07/20/2012

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Another Gold Mining Company CEO Walks the Plank

"We are beginning to see carnage at the CEO level in 'underperforming' gold mining companies (which in current markets means most of them)." - 07/20/2012

Silver Is Undervalued

"While there are rare and short-lived exceptions, the vast majority of the time silver only rallies significantly when gold is strong and only sells off materially when gold is weak. Gold is the key to silver’s price action." - 07/20/2012

Profiting from Europe's New Gold Rush

"The atmosphere for gold mining in Europe appears to be improving. Its importance is recognized in Brussels; even though only a few clumsy steps have been taken, the general attitude is making a positive shift." - 07/20/2012

Silver Prices: Metals Rise on Hopes of QE3

"While another round of monetary easing would be a negative for the U.S. dollar, it would be a distinct positive for gold and silver. In addition, loose monetary policies and waning confidence in global paper money continues to draw investors toward metals." - 07/20/2012

Put On Your Seatbelts, It's About to Get Bumpy!

"Copper has significantly underperformed equity markets and is likely leading the next move down." - 07/20/2012

How Gold Will Be Made Acceptable by the Powers That Be

"If the fiat money system suffers any more body blows from debt crises and the like, gold will be deemed a very necessary strategic asset for banks." - 07/19/2012

Mongolia Gov't Coalition Fans Fears of Resource Nationalism

"The coalition will include minority parties such as the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party and Mongolian National Democratic Party, which both want to limit foreign investment in the booming mining sector." - 07/19/2012

You Don't Want to Miss This Opportunity

"Looking at the results of metals and natural resources during the first half of 2012, only four commodities on our periodic table pulled off a positive return. Wheat grew the most, rising 13%, followed by single-digit rises from corn, gold and copper." - 07/19/2012

Navigating the Vanadium Market: Sex Appeal Versus Lasting Attraction

"Vanadium is finding a new niche in storing and distributing electrical energy through the use of vanadium flow batteries, having previously been used almost entirely in steelmaking." - 07/19/2012

Buy Gold Now: Five ETFs to Consider

"Seasonal influences for gold and gold stocks are starting slightly earlier than usual this year." - 07/18/2012

Gold 'Saddled with Uncertainty' Over QE

"Gold prices ticked lower Wednesday morning in London as markets continued to digest yesterday's testimony to Congress by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke." - 07/18/2012

Seasonal Recycling in Gold

"The gold price tends to display a seasonal pattern—rising in spring, slipping or flat-lining in summer, only to rise once more in the fall and then winter." - 07/18/2012

Can Gold's Luster Be Restored This Summer?

"Gold’s best opportunity for a turnaround might not occur until later this year after the vaunted four-year 'presidential cycle' peaks." - 07/18/2012

The Potential for Gold Stocks in 2013-2014

"If gold is able to break above $1,625/oz and confirm its bottom, then it would be on an eventual track for a rebound back to $1,900/oz." - 07/17/2012

Gold and Silver Investors Are Turning to Undervalued Junior Explorers

"We have long maintained that capital will move from fiat currency, to conservative bullion, to productive miners and finally to explorers that will significantly outperform the staid metal." - 07/17/2012

Is This the Swan Song of a South Africa's Mining Industry?

"South Africa's gold mining sector is undergoing a dramatic change, the question is, what will it end up looking like?" - 07/17/2012

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Bernanke Keeps the Stock Market Waiting for QE3

"Some are beginning to wonder if QE3 will ever happen and how much worse things have to get before we see it." - 07/17/2012

Gold Market 'Nervous and Thin' Ahead of Bernanke Testimony

"'Keep an eye on the dollar and the stock market for clues as to the next direction [for gold],' says David Govett, precious metals manager at brokers Marex Spectron." - 07/16/2012

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Australian Mining Boom Generates Huge Wealth

"Western Australia, which contains 13 of the nation's richest towns, is the center of the mining boom." - 07/16/2012

Zimbabwe Jan–June Gold Output Up 29%

"The southern African nation's gold mining sector is recovering from an economic crisis that peaked in 2008 when hyperinflation reached 500 billion percent and forced most mines to shut." - 07/16/2012

What Graphene Means for Ontario's Economy

"Across Northwestern Ontario, there are a number of very promising graphite finds." - 07/16/2012


Manganese: Twin Brother or Ugly Stepchild of the Rare Earth Metal Family?

"One can see many similarities between the manganese metal market and the rare earth metal market. Both share significant supply constraints." - 07/16/2012

Diversify Your Precious Metals

"Gold is an essential part of any investment portfolio, but silver and platinum may serve the same purpose, even though they are also used in industrial manufacturing." - 07/15/2012

The Rare Earth Element Black Market

"Western consumers of rare earths are more reliant on illegal material than they may realize." - 07/15/2012

The Next Major Move in Precious Metals Is Close

"I am still a firm believer that gold in most respects is a currency and the only one that can maintain its value. There are very serious issues looming in Europe and across the world that are far from resolution. With few tools left in the toolbox to stimulate world economies, further easing can never be ruled out." - 07/13/2012

When Will Gold Stocks Start to Sparkle?

"We need a turnaround in sentiment to cause gold prices to rally strongly thus setting the stage for a massive rebound in the mining sector." - 07/13/2012

Gold as a Hedge Against Deflation

"Stresses in the banking sector add weight to the argument that deflationary fears should underpin gold prices." - 07/13/2012

Gold Now Flat on a Year Ago

"Barring a sharp jump in the next two weeks, gold in dollars will soon be so far underwater, it'll be drowning compared to the record highs of August and September 2011." - 07/13/2012

Does Central Bank Gold Buying Signal the Top Is Near?

"The World Gold Council is so confident that central banks will continue to buy gold that it's changed its reporting structure: It's added 'official sector purchases' as a new element of gold demand, while eliminating 'official sector sales' as a negative supply factor." - 07/13/2012

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Precious Metals in Summer Doldrums

"While worldwide gold demand sees big spikes in autumn, winter and spring for various income cycle and cultural reasons, there are simply none during the summer." - 07/13/2012

Chart of the Day: Rare Earth Reversal

"There is way too much government interference on both sides of the Pacific. Uncertainties about export quotas and tariffs on finished goods could easily shatter the current trend." - 07/13/2012

What the GLD ETF Chart Tells Us About Gold

"What gold needs to do, in terms of the GLD ETF, is clear the 158 hurdle on a closing basis to set the stage for a new advance." - 07/12/2012

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Employment in the Mining Industry Is a Pocket of Strength

"U.S. employment in the mining sector has increased 16%. This change is far better than any other sector, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics." - 07/12/2012

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Sprott Sees Record Gold Price in 2012

"Eric Sprott, the founder and chairman of Canadian fund manager Sprott Inc., expects bullion will rise as investors seek the safest assets while governments spend to stimulate their economies, increasing chances that inflation will accelerate." - 07/12/2012

Too Close to Call

"For the bulls, the S&P needs to move above $1,375, the CRB commodities index must generate another leg up and gold must make a higher high by reclaiming the $1,622/oz level. These are the bullish lines in the sand." - 07/12/2012

China Blocks WTO Rare Earths Dispute Settlement Panel

"China says it is not in a position to accept establishment of a WTO dispute settlement panel regarding its restrictions related to rare earths, tungsten and molybdenum exports." - 07/11/2012

US Gold Production Declines During April

"U.S. mines produced 17,400kg of gold in April, a 7% decrease compared with revised March production of 18,800kg, the U.S. Geological Survey reported." - 07/11/2012

Gold Subject to High Emotions in Quiet Market

"Having seen sharp falls during Tuesday's U.S. trading, gold prices regained some lost ground Wednesday morning, climbing as high as $1,583/oz, while stocks and commodities were broadly flat and U.S. Treasuries dipped." - 07/11/2012

Gold Protocol to Sideline Informal Miners

"The world's major gold producers seek to draw an iron curtain between their mines and Africa's enormous, varied, informal gold industry." - 07/11/2012

Un-Scary Reasons to Add Gold

"The World Gold Council's analysis points to gold's value in a diversified portfolio." - 07/11/2012

Is Gold Stuck in Bizarro Land?

"Gold and silver are simply waiting for stronger easing actions to warrant higher prices. As growth rates, unemployment levels and equity prices continue to struggle, it appears that it is only a matter of time before the Fed or ECB take more definitive actions to secure the lead in the race to debase fiat currencies." - 07/11/2012

Rhodium Glut Diminishing on Record Global Car Sales

"Rhodium, the past year's worst- performing metal, is poised to rebound as record car sales curb a supply glut at a time when producers are idling unprofitable mines and postponing spending on new projects." - 07/11/2012

This Gold Price Cycle Shows We're Headed for a Rise

"Gold prices may be choppy until the Eurozone's picture comes more into focus, but gold's past is a good indicator that investors will revisit an asset that can hold its value and can be counted on for liquidity." - 07/10/2012


Junior Feeding Frenzy on the Horizon

"According to Benjamin Cox, a lot of junior miners will be taken out this fall as majors look to replenish ounces at some of the cheapest levels seen in a very long time." - 07/10/2012

Gold Miners are Cheap, Cheap, Cheap!

"I am bullish on gold miners. . .but with one very large qualification: They must produce positive cash flow." - 07/10/2012

Gold Climbs Back After Weak Jobs Report

"Gold prices were trading slightly higher Monday as investors continued to let the dust settle from Friday's labor report. 'Prices have firmed a little bit and sentiment seems to be improving,' said Jeffrey Nichols, managing director of American Precious Metals Advisors and senior economic adviser to Rosland Capital." - 07/09/2012

Can Gold, Silver Prices Rise in a Growing Global Economy?

"Central bank demand is a very significant contributor to gold demand and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. In this case then, economic growth has a direct link to the gold price." - 07/09/2012

Weak Jobs May Mean More Printing and Higher Precious Metals Prices

"Gold and silver have been recently moving higher based on the Eurozone and stocks breathing a sigh of relief as the summit came up with a purported solution to reduce funding costs, particularly for Italy and Spain, worth $149B." - 07/09/2012

Gold Alternating Between Up and Down Weeks

"Gold prices held above $1,580/oz Monday morning in London, broadly in line with last week's close." - 07/09/2012

Miners Say Resource Nationalism Still the Number One Risk

"In its report 'Business risks facing mining and metals 2012–2013,' E&Y's Global Mining and Metals Group outlines the top 10 business risks for mining and metals. Resource nationalism, skills shortage and infrastructure access top the list." - 07/09/2012

Graphite: The Newest 'Next Big Thing'

"Many factors have contributed to the decline in junior exploration and mining stocks and I see little evidence for a quick recovery. However, markets will always find something to be long on. That current something for me is graphite." - 07/09/2012


Burma Forms First Public Gold Company

"Burma, now known as Myanmar, launched its first public gold company with the stated aim of protecting small- and medium-size enterprises against foreign competition." - 07/09/2012

Rare Earth, Common Problems

"Rare earth metals, known as 'industrial gold,' are still being illegally mined across the mountainous areas of Guangdong Province, despite a recent crackdown." - 07/09/2012

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Chinese Government Speeds Up HREE Stockpiling

"China's government is awarding interest-free loans to stockpile HREEs as reserves are running low." - 07/09/2012

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World Gold Council Sees China's Gold Demand Rising 13%

"Gold demand in China, the second largest user after India last year, may expand 13% in 2012, the World Gold Council said." - 07/09/2012

Gold Stocks Compared to Past Bull Markets

"Things are on par with the past and gold stocks are right on track." - 07/09/2012

The Market's Next Major Move

"This report clearly shows how the U.S. dollar plays a dominant role in the price of other investments." - 07/08/2012

Gold May Be Preparing for Further Falls

"We are either building a base, or preparing for another leg lower through $1,500/oz." - 07/06/2012

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Q2/12 Gold Market Trends and Outlook

"While experts have lowered their gold price forecasts for 2012, new estimates are still above current gold prices." - 07/06/2012

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How Is Dr. Copper Feeling?

"Copper stocks are more volatile than the metal itself, and in a weak economy that means rebounds are unlikely. But are they still profitable? Yes, they are." - 07/06/2012

Silver Is About to Cross $30/oz for the Last Time

"The odds are skewed toward an increase in silver prices rather than a fall, and once they do catch fire it will be dramatic." - 07/06/2012

Gold and Silver Hovering Above Key Technical Support

"But bulls shouldn't let their guard down; the metals are still contained within a wedge formation." - 07/05/2012

Did the EU Summit Affect Gold?

"As central banks attempt more desperate measures, precious metals stand ready to rise again." - 07/05/2012

How Undervalued Is Gold?

"We have to consider the profitability factor. Cash costs are confusing across the industry because they are not standardized." - 07/05/2012

The Market Is Giving Major Correction Signs

"I continue to see divergences with the Elliott wave counts and other indicators that are giving me some short-term concerns." - 07/04/2012

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Think Gold and Stay the Course

"Dream on, politicians. The debasement of all fiat currencies continues unabated and they will all hit the wall sooner or later." - 07/04/2012

Investment Bid Needed to Move Gold Price Higher

"Gold remains in the same range since early May, and would have to move above trendline resistance at $1,624/oz to reverse the bearish posture." - 07/02/2012

Why Deflation is the Biggest Catalyst for Precious Metals

"The time to buy gold stocks and physical gold and silver coincides with deflation fears." - 07/02/2012

Clear as Mud: The Answer to Japan's Rare Earth Concerns

"For the first time, Japanese explorers have discovered large deposits of rare-earth minerals on the ocean floor within the country's exclusive economic zone." - 07/02/2012

Small-Cap Focus: Who Will Benefit from Tighter REE Supply?

"There are about 400 companies exploring for rare earths outside of China, though only a handful are listed on the world's stock markets." - 07/02/2012

An Investor's Guide to the American Gold Eagle Coin

"Physically holding the gold in your hand means the only issue you have to worry about is how to safely store the asset. Enter the American Gold Eagle Coin." - 07/02/2012

The Path to $10,000-an-Ounce Gold

"There's a plausible path to $10,000/oz gold. And it doesn't require a breakdown in civil society." - 07/02/2012

New Technique Controls Graphite-to-Graphene Transition

"Physicists have found a way to systematically study and control the transition of graphite, an important step in developing modern-day tech applications." - 07/02/2012

Silver Market Update

"There are two big differences between gold and silver, which both suggest that silver has truly explosive upside potential." - 07/01/2012

Japan, EU and US Slam China in Rare Metals Affair

"The U.S., Japan and the E.U. have already complained to the WTO in March, but they say China’s response has not been adequate." - 07/01/2012

Is the Table Set for a Mania in Precious Metals?

"It's striking, when you really stop to think about just how big the impact could be if some significant fraction of the larger financial world started chasing the small niche market that is gold. Such cash inflows will send our industry to the moon." - 06/30/2012

Euro News Is 'Shot in the Arm' for Gold Prices

"Gold Prices rallied ahead of Friday's U.S. trading, while commodities and the Euro also gained following news of an 'important' agreement at the E.U. summit in Brussels." - 06/29/2012

Gold, Silver Rally as Dollar Sinks

"Gold futures rallied on Friday, as the U.S. dollar sank against other major currencies after European leaders put forward a plan to stabilize the region's banking sector." - 06/29/2012

Guatemala Floats Plan to Take 40% Stake in New Mines

"Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina is floating a proposal to change the constitution to allow the government to take up to a 40% stake in new mining projects in the country." - 06/29/2012

John Embry on Gold, Silver, Currencies and Commodities

"I view gold and silver as monetary metals. The mainstream news media conflates gold and silver with industrial commodities, but they're really a competitor to the currency system. Gold is the antithesis of paper money." - 06/29/2012

Higher Gold Prices Triggered by Europe

"Of late, gold has been trading more like a 'risk on' asset instead of its historic safe-haven holding, as Friday's movement mimicked." - 06/29/2012

Cashing In on Underwater Mining

"Underwater mining companies hope to extract copper, nickel, ore, silver, zinc and even rare earth metals." - 06/29/2012

Gold: Safe Haven or Risky Investment?

"Gold is an important financial asset that lacks counterparty and downgrade risk, making it the ideal safe haven. Some of the world's largest and most powerful organizations have already realized this." - 06/28/2012

Central Banks Still Adding to Reserves

"Daniel Brebner, head of metals research at Deutsche Bank, expects 'very steady buying by central banks' to continue, which 'should help gold prices from weakening too much.'" - 06/27/2012

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While Banks Crumble, the Next Leg Up for Gold Prices Draws Near

"In a surprise twist that only a few years ago would have been considered preposterous, the Basel Committee for Bank Supervision is entertaining whether gold should qualify as a full-fledged Tier 1 capital asset." - 06/27/2012

Strategist Nenner: Charts Indicate Gold Will Soar to $2,500/oz

"The bull market for gold will ultimately resume and push the precious metal to $2,500/oz, says independent strategist Charles Nenner." - 06/27/2012

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The Gold Series: Mining and Supply

"There are three distinct streams that make up supply: official sales, recycled gold and mine production." - 06/27/2012


Gold, Silver and the 'Black Hole of Deflation,' Part 2

"Gold and silver performed their age-old role of broadly 'measuring' and holding 'value' during these tempestuous times, and will do so in the future." - 06/27/2012

Why We Are Certain that Gold Producers Will Soar

"Gold stocks do respond when gold goes higher and gold is going higher because of completely unsustainable fiscal and monetary actions of governments all around the world." - 06/27/2012

Do the Charts Say Gold Is Ready to Take Off?

"Seasonally speaking, gold leaves the current 'weak' seasonal time frame it's now in and begins to gather strength into year-end." - 06/27/2012

Here Comes the Hyper-Inflationary Bailout Endgame

"The fact that the only option is to fabricate money in one way shape or form is fundamentally positive for gold, but unfortunately, due to the high degree of government-sponsored manipulation in precious metals markets, a rising gold price cannot be expected until the apparatus that supports such market interference is somehow defeated." - 06/27/2012

Gold Miners' Low Correlation to Gold: Are They Cheap Enough Yet?

"It's not exactly a well-kept secret that shares of gold mining stocks haven't kept pace with the price of gold. But it's just kind of odd that so many of the miners share some similar pricing characteristics." - 06/27/2012

Gold Prices: Begging for QE3

"In the last round of easy-money moves back in January, gold rallied as high as 15%. Since then, gold has dropped numerous times from a lack of additional news of more easing." - 06/26/2012

The Black Hole of Deflation

"The failure of the political system to achieve these goals over such a long period of time is causing a fundamental loss of confidence in the financial and monetary systems of the developed world." - 06/26/2012

Platinum Demand to Substantially Outstrip Supply in 2012

"Contrary to investor perceptions, fabrication demand for platinum, palladium and rhodium is expected to grow at a stronger pace in 2012, says commodities consultant CPM Group." - 06/26/2012

Precious Metals: Keep It Simple

"People often feel the need to complicate things by overtrading and overthinking the situation. My advice for the next three months is patience. My advice for the next three years is precious metals." - 06/26/2012

An Ending Made for Gold

"In the ongoing Euro-crisis, we won't know the details of how Europe will clean up its debt mess for a while, but we're pretty confident the story ends well for gold." - 06/26/2012


Gold Coin Sales from National Mints Fall in Q1/12

"Demand for gold coins fell in key markets in the early part of this year as the strong demand for small investment products that helped send bullion prices to record highs in 2011 tailed off." - 06/26/2012

Shouldn't Gold Be Spiking Right Now?

"If the precious metal is such a safe haven, why hasn't it shot up as the European debt crisis unravels?" - 06/26/2012

Gold in Sideways Range Ahead of European Summit

"Gold bullion prices dropped below $1570/oz, though they remain broadly in line with where they ended last week, with markets focused on this week's European leaders' summit." - 06/25/2012

Gold-Stock Valuations

"It is not fundamentals that have been plaguing gold stocks, but psychology. But fear paves the way for massive uplegs as sentiment slowly swings to the opposite extreme." - 06/25/2012

Gold Companies Where Management Has 'Skin in the Game' Outperform Others

"Gold companies that have a high level of insider ownership have significantly outperformed peers with less insider ownership, says U.S. Global Investors." - 06/25/2012

Surprise Strength in Gold

"Gold's unique mix of inflation and default insurance is currently cheaper than its peak price of 12 months ago." - 06/25/2012

What Will Drive the Next Leg of the Gold ETF Bull Market?

"In the current environment, the main driver of the gold price appears to be perceptions of the likelihood of another round of QE, as gold is viewed as one of the few hedges against U.S. dollar debasement." - 06/25/2012

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New Mines Set to Bolster Gold Production

"A Combination of new mine developments and the recycling of old operations is tipped to end the recent trend of falling gold production in Australia." - 06/25/2012

Gold Moves Higher, Seen as Safe-Haven Play

"Gold prices were higher Monday as gold offered a haven for investors amid sluggish U.S. economic indicators." - 06/25/2012

Metals and Mining Stock Outlook

"The recent focus on the weakening outlook for global economic growth has emerged as a major headwind for the global metal industry. These near-term challenges aside, the group's long-term dynamics appear attractive." - 06/25/2012

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China's White Paper on Rare Earth Industry Stirs Rare Earth Juniors

"The real issue is where will domestic prices stabilize, and what impact will the projected 60,000 tons of mainly LREEs from Molycorp and Lynas have on rare earth prices? Why did these stocks bounce today, and is this the start of a sustainable recovery?" - 06/23/2012

How Does Gold Fare During Hyperinflationary Periods?

"When creditability in fiat money dissipates, gold may be the only viable option left standing." - 06/22/2012

Euro Weakness Contributing to Gold's Fall

"Near-term momentum may take prices lower, but we believe it may create an attractive point of entry for gold." - 06/22/2012

What Does China's Rising IMF Power Mean for Gold?

"Once China has established an economic power base rivaling that of the U.S., it may well challenge the U.S. at the IMF or set up a developing world equivalent, as it is doing with the potential rival to the World Bank." - 06/22/2012

Survey Participants Torn Over Gold Market Direction Next Week

"Survey participants who see higher prices said they thought the sell-off in prices this week was overdone and that the market will hold support levels. Those who see weaker prices cited strength in the U.S. dollar, which is pressuring commodities across the board." - 06/22/2012


Gold Prices Reflect Disappointment of Fed Meeting

"The markets had been anticipating further monetary easing, which would enhance demand for gold as an alternative asset class to store value by placing downside pressure on the dollar." - 06/22/2012


Six Percent Can Draw Gold from the Moon

"As long as real interest rates are low, gold is in a bull market; there are no plans to raise interest rates for at least two years. Indeed, the Fed is actively working to lower longer-term rates." - 06/22/2012

Investing in Graphene Stock: How to Get in on this 'Miracle Material'

"There's a mad dash to exploit the unique properties of the material, which are impressive." - 06/22/2012

China Has Only 23% of World's REE Reserves

"China has seen its rare earth reserves decline in major mining areas, with the reserve-extraction ratio slumping." - 06/22/2012

Chinese Gov't White Paper Pledges International REE Cooperation

"In the first white paper of its kind published on rare earths, China's Central Government pledges to follow WTO rules, strengthen the industry's management, and supply rare earths globally." - 06/21/2012

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Summer Lows at Hand?

"Even though gold peaked in September and it's been declining for nine months, the gold trend is still up, regardless of the currency it's traded in." - 06/21/2012

Gold and Silver Are on the Verge of Something Huge

"My chart analysis and forward-looking forecasts show $3,000-ish for gold and $90ish for silver in the next 18–24 months." - 06/21/2012

Gold Down Ahead of FOMC Decision

"Spot market gold prices dropped back toward $1,600/oz ahead of Wednesday's U.S. trading, while stocks and commodities were broadly flat and U.S. Treasuries fell ahead of the Federal Reserve policy decision." - 06/20/2012

Margin Call: A Lesson For Us All

"In order to protect ourselves, our preference is to build our own personal stash of physical gold and silver, a stash that we can get our hands on quickly." - 06/20/2012

Gold Still at Risk of a Large Downward Move Before The Rally

"The likely cyclical lows for this gold correction will be in the October window and investors should make sure they are positioned long by that time." - 06/20/2012

Shorts on Gold ETFs Are Nearing a Big Squeeze

"There has been an increasing number of investors taking short positions on gold exchange-traded funds, but they better watch out for what's ahead this summer." - 06/19/2012

What Do You Expect from the Fed: QE3, Twist or Nothing?

"While the Chairman Bernanke has been non-committal about any action, some other FOMC members seem to be much more willing to act now." - 06/19/2012

Platinum Can Learn from Potash

"Stability can be brought to South Africa's beleaguered platinum-mining industry by creating a platinum exchange similar to Canada's successful producer-led potash marketing arm, says Pan-African Capital Chief Executive Dr. Iraj Abedian." - 06/19/2012

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Gold Overtakes Drugs as Source of Colombia Rebel Funds

"Mechanical diggers operate along the riverbeds and banks in Putumayo, protected by heavily armed rebels who allow no access to the sites and impose huge 'taxes' on production." - 06/19/2012

Japan, Vietnam Launch Rare Earths Technology Facility

"Both Asian countries agreed to extract and separate rare earths from mined ore in Vietnam before sending it to Japan. Vietnam holds one of the world's biggest reserves of rare earths." - 06/19/2012

How Undervalued?

"The coming gold stock mania is gathering essential potential ahead of the most exciting capital growth opportunity we may witness in our lifetimes." - 06/19/2012

Dramatic Copper Demand Growth Expected from China, India, Brazil

"For the first five months of 2012, China's YOY copper imports increased by 52% as demand for the red metal continued to soar, suggesting firm demand from the world's major commodity buyer." - 06/18/2012

Euro Weakness Weighs on Gold and Silver

"Euro weakness weighs on precious metals as markets come to the realization that despite the Greek election resulting in a 'positive' outcome, the underlying problems facing the Eurozone are still very much present." - 06/18/2012

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Fed Expected to Twist Again

"The Federal Reserve is likely to extend its Operation Twist program at the end of its two-day meeting on Wednesday, a growing number of Fed watchers said over the weekend." - 06/18/2012

Gold Recovers as Post-Greek Election Optimism Fizzles

"Gold prices recovered much of their early losses on Monday as appetite for higher-risk assets, which followed a victory for pro-bailout parties in Greek elections, dwindled and the euro and Spanish and Italian stocks and bonds fell." - 06/18/2012

Gov't, Business and Labor Combine to Aid Beleaguered Platinum Sector

"Government, business and organized labor have joined forces to aid South Africa's beleaguered platinum industry, which is beset by low prices, high costs and serious potential job losses." - 06/18/2012

Time to Dig In to Rare Earth Stocks

"With many driven close to their 52-week lows, here's what to watch for during the second half of 2012." - 06/18/2012

Rare Earth Mining in South Africa

"With Africa receiving increased investor attention due to the recent surge in global commodities prices, South Africa, the continent's mining powerhouse, is leading the rare earth charge." - 06/18/2012

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Greenland's Minerals Loom in China–Denmark Ties

"Chinese President Hu Jintao's three-day visit to Denmark may ostensibly have been about signing billions worth of business deals, but a stake in Greenland's huge mineral wealth may have been the elephant in the room." - 06/18/2012

Thinner than a Pencil Trace

"It's not just the IT sector that is watering at the mouth at the thought of graphene. Even in the energy, medical and material technology sectors, there are high hopes of using the material's spectacular properties." - 06/18/2012

Precious Metals: Comparing the 2012 Bottom to Past Bottoms

"Mark Twain said that history doesn't repeat itself, but it rhymes. This is also true in the markets. No bull or bear market or particular event is ever the same. When trying to foresee bottoms and tops, we always compare current conditions (price action, sentiment, fundamentals) to past conditions." - 06/18/2012


Speed Up or Slow Down—Don't Exit the Commodities Highway

"Goldman Sachs is anticipating a 29% return for the S&P GSCI Enhanced Commodity Index over the next 12 months and suggests investors might want to increase their position in commodities." - 06/18/2012

Malaysia Sets New Rules for Rare Earth Plant

"Malaysia's government has imposed two new conditions on a rare earth refinery set up by Australian miner Lynas to assuage public fears of radioactive pollution." - 06/15/2012

Greece Election 'Should Be Supportive for Gold'

"Spot market prices for gold bullion traded above $1,620/oz during Friday morning's London session, a gain of nearly 4% for the month so far." - 06/15/2012

China's Growing Middle Class Continues to Dip Itself in Gold

"For a country whose gold production in the first four months of 2012 reached 109.6 tonnes, up 6.13% from the same period last year, passion for the yellow metal has scaled new heights." - 06/15/2012


The Shape and Future of Indian Gold Demand

"With gold imports to India reaching over 800 tonnes in a good year and 500 tonnes in a bad year, this demand accounts for between 20% of total gold supply (30% of newly mined gold), in a good year." - 06/15/2012


Gold Up, Set to Extend Gains to Sixth Session

"Gold futures climbed Friday, poised to extend their gains to a sixth session, as the prospect of fresh economic stimulus from the world's central banks underpinned demand." - 06/15/2012


Prepare for a White-Knuckle Ride

"In the short term, it may pay to wait a little while before increasing your exposure to the producers. In the longer term, gold and silver will continue to rise as fiat currencies are recognized for what they are: worthless." - 06/15/2012

Cheap Gold Stocks

"While it is very challenging psychologically to buy in deeply out-of-favor sectors, the panic-like gold stock bargains out there today are simply amazing." - 06/15/2012

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The Right Formula for Markets

"Formula 1's fine-tuning of regulations to respect the risks and rewards of racing is the formula government policies should strive for when regulating businesses. Instead, excessive regulations are acting as speed bumps." - 06/15/2012

The Shape and Future of Indian Gold Demand - Part II

"Indian demand for gold will be driven, as it was the last decade, by savings and real income levels and not by price." - 06/15/2012

Platinum Outperforming Other Metals, Lifted By South African Supply Concerns

"Some analysts have suggested platinum group metals could be among the metals that outperform if sentiment for industrial commodities were not getting dinged by the European debt crisis." - 06/14/2012

Are Gold and Silver Your Hedges Against Centrally Planned Economies?

"With the global solvency crisis far from being over, gold and silver still have huge potential as more central bank intervening is sure to come." - 06/14/2012

Gold Stocks Are Beating Gold, and You Can Thank Lower Oil

"A drop in the price of oil, a major cost for miners, may be the reason it finally happened." - 06/14/2012

Everything You Need to Know About Junior Mining Stocks

"The truth is you need to approach the junior mining sector with a game plan, an investment 'tool kit' if you will, to help you to cast aside the dogs and focus on the 'diamonds in the rough.'" - 06/13/2012

Do Asian Central Banks Have Enough Gold?

"The Bank for International Settlements noted in its June 2012 Quarterly Review that 'central bank balance sheets in emerging Asia expanded rapidly over the past decade because of the unprecedented rise in foreign reserve assets.'" - 06/13/2012

Gold Jumps Again but Rangebound Below $1,640/oz

"Buying commodities such as gold 'at current lows' has 'always been profitable' over the last 18 months, said Kevin Norrish, managing director of commodities research at Barclays." - 06/13/2012

Blaming the Machines for Gold

"If London's market-making bullion banks feel they can't hang a story on what's driving the price tick-by-tick, few journalists or private investors will spot the 'true' cause either. So save your energy." - 06/13/2012

Are You Brave Enough to Buy Low?

"People brave enough to buy when others are not interested know the secret of how to 'buy low and sell high.' They are the true contrarians." - 06/12/2012

Molycorp-Neo Material Merger Now Complete

"Molycorp says the now completed acquisition of Neo Material Technologies is a game changer that will open up new and exciting rare earths product opportunities." - 06/12/2012

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Buy Gold to Bet on Bernanke and QE, Not to Hedge Euro-Crisis Risk

"If the Federal Reserve engages in a third round of quantitative easing, or any other form of balance sheet expansion, one could imagine a scenario where gold and risk assets will benefit at the expense of the U.S. dollar." - 06/12/2012

Probing for Gold Porphyrys in Colombia

"A raft of gold discoveries has put the spotlight on the Middle Cauca Belt in west central Colombia, attracting the attention of major mining sector players." - 06/12/2012

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Why Gold Prices Are Ready to Rally

"Gold prices could be ready to make major moves in very short periods—too big and fast for speculators. Without the speculators, long-term gold investors who can withstand short-term volatility will get back in the market to protect against weakening fiat currencies." - 06/12/2012

Silver Offers a Golden Opportunity

"The fundamentals for silver and gold are very strong, and with all the massive bailouts, which are increasing debt levels, they are just getting stronger. Until a significant portion of these debts is repaid or defaulted on, it would be foolish to talk about a top in precious metals." - 06/11/2012

Producers for Growth, Juniors for Speculation

"While juniors, midtiers and large producers will usually bottom around the same time, they each outperform at different times." - 06/11/2012

Reserves in the Ground Make Gold Stocks Incredibly Cheap: Coxe

"As the entire banking system in the Eurozone remains at risk from Eurozone crisis, BMO Global Strategist Don Coxe doesn't 'see a way of getting out of this without bringing gold back in somehow.'" - 06/11/2012

Gold Falls Back as It Tracks Dollar

"If an event in Europe causes the U.S. dollar to weaken, gold is likely to rise. If it causes the U.S. dollar to strengthen, gold will likely fall." - 06/11/2012

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Gold-Investment Demand in China to Advance 10%, ICBC Says

"Gold-investment demand in China may gain more than 10% this year as buyers seek a haven from Europe's debt crisis and the prospect of weakening currencies, according to the country's largest bullion bank." - 06/11/2012

Speculative Buyers Mostly Return to Precious Metals

"After cutting bullish exposure to New York precious metals futures and options markets in May, speculators have mostly returned to buy back precious metals, according to U.S. government data released Friday." - 06/11/2012

Rare Earth Minerals: An End to China's Monopoly Is in Sight

"North America is finally waking up to the consequences of a continued Chinese monopoly and has quietly invested significant money and resources into mining rare earth elements domestically." - 06/11/2012

Why Graphite Is One of the Few Spaces Where Savvy Investors Can Make Money

"The number of graphite stocks tripled in the space of a year. Some huge gains are being made by jumping on the stories at the very start." - 06/11/2012

How to Invest Your Mother's Money

"Risk is smaller with companies that expect to see large increases in production over the next few years. Why? Because even if gold flounders for a while, they will still grow into bigger companies." - 06/11/2012

Monday Precious Metals and Equity Prices Are Marked Up!

"In recent months, I have been talking about how stocks, commodities and the dollar could rise together. While is sounds crazy, we just may start seeing that happen sooner rather than later." - 06/10/2012

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Op Ed: Let Industry Take the Lead on REE Supply Risk

"Here's why policy-making for strategic metals and materials, rare earths or whatever terminology you want to use belongs outside of Washington, D.C." - 06/10/2012

Gold Miners Starting to Shine

"Since early May 2012, the ratio between the GLD and the GDX has contracted significantly, reflecting a reversal in relative performance that shows that the GLD is underperforming the miners." - 06/08/2012

Gold Falls Following 'Bernanke Curve Ball'

"'Gold bulls were very disappointed by Bernanke's testimony yesterday,' says Lynette Tan, investment analyst at Phillip Futures in Singapore." - 06/08/2012

India a Major Force in Gold Outlook

"The value of the Indian rupee has fallen so much against the dollar that gold is now making new highs in India." - 06/08/2012

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Gold Bullion to Go: A New Way to Buy Physical Gold

"GBI is essentially an exchange for gold, silver, platinum and palladium. It says it wants to hack away at the hefty premium investors often pay above spot prices. This can amount to between 5% and 10% for gold." - 06/08/2012

Continued Volatility Expected in Gold Price

"Monetary and political policies are the key drivers of volatility in the near-term gold price." - 06/08/2012

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Strong-Dollar Fallacy

"No commodity is more responsive to the U.S. dollar's fortunes than gold. The sharp dollar surge in May drove a full-blown capitulation in gold stocks and to a lesser extent in the metal itself. Capital is already returning after that rare selling-exhaustion event, laying the groundwork for a major new upleg." - 06/08/2012

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IMF Eying Spain's Gold: Trader Rog

"Bernanke's plan will probably work for the shorter view, but his Achilles Heel, and he knows it, is a massive loss of confidence in the world's bond markets." - 06/08/2012

Gold and Silver Update: Looking Ahead

"Fundamentals are supporting the current bull market in the metals, as central banks are adding to the money supply at double-digit rates. The technical indicators, along with seasonal indicators, are pointing to a resumption of the bull market." - 06/07/2012

Is the Table Set for a Mania in Precious Metals?

"A mania in gold and gold stocks is the likely result of the absolute balloon in government debt, deficit spending and money printing." - 06/07/2012

Gold's Second-Half Performance Dependent on QE

"We expect politicians and central bankers to turn to quantitative easing as their 'get out of jail' card and this will propel gold to the $2,000/oz level before the end of the year." - 06/07/2012

Bear Channel Broken for Gold

"U.S. dollar gold prices climbed to a one-month high at $1,640/oz ahead of Wednesday's U.S. session, a gain of more than 7% from May's low, while stocks, commodities and the euro also ticked higher and major government bond prices fell." - 06/06/2012

Adrian Day: Gold Liquidation Phase Winding Down

"Money Manager Adrian Day figures the liquidation phase in gold has about run its course and the metal may be about to get a boost from looser monetary policies around the world." - 06/06/2012

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Gold Bugs Defy Bear-Market Threat with Soros Buying

"Billionaire George Soros bought more in the first quarter and hedge-fund manager John Paulson held on to the biggest stake in the SPDR Gold Trust, the largest exchange-traded product backed by bullion, Securities and Exchange Commission filings show." - 06/06/2012

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On Jelly Donuts and Gold

"Gold is not merely a great thing to own amidst extreme circumstances. It can also be a great thing to own amidst merely marginal circumstances, for example, if you happen to be living during the tail end of one of the most powerful, world-dominating economic expansions in human history. . .rather than at the beginning of it." - 06/06/2012

Gold Standard, Gold Futures and Perception Management

"Gold is the buy for the long term. Gut-wrenching plunges in the price should be expected and ignored, except perhaps to buy more on such dips." - 06/06/2012

Gold: A Modest Proposal

"For the time being, London remains the world center for professional bullion trading, thanks to its time-zone advantage and its unique infrastructure and expertise. Gold bullion turnover in the London market averages more than $240B per day." - 06/06/2012

The One Mineral That Will Advance Our World

"The potential for graphene applications is endless. Cell phones and durable screens aren't the end of it. Battery technology could be immensely enhanced." - 06/05/2012


Why I am Currently More Bullish Than Ever on Gold

"It can be incredibly difficult to go against the herd. The most successful investors muster the courage to buy when everyone else is selling and sell when everyone else is buying." - 06/05/2012

Have Gold, Silver and Mining Stocks Bottomed?

"We are seeing the U.S. Dollar Index futures start to roll over, while gold and silver futures are trying to form bottoms and build consolidation bases. If this is a major top in the dollar, then gold, silver, and gold miners are on sale as we speak." - 06/05/2012

Fresh Blood: Juniors that Stand Out Among Recent IPOs

"Share price hardly serves as a litmus test to intriguing junior stories. And a few juniors stand out among the latest mineral exploration IPOs in terms of exploration and exploration teams behind them." - 06/05/2012

US Mint Coin Sales Rebound in May

"The Mint sold 53,000 troy ounces of gold American Eagles coins in May, more than double the 20,000 troy ounces sold in April." - 06/05/2012

Intermarket Analysis Applied to Gold, Gold Stocks and Bonds

"The precious metals complex has put in a bottom and an ensuing peak in bonds would not only confirm the bottom but would add fuel to the rebound." - 06/05/2012

Royalty Firms Could Spur Junior Miner Deal Bonanza

"With the recent pullback in precious metal prices and slumping stock markets, royalty firms could be the saviors for small and mid-tier miners who are eager to grow but strapped for capital." - 06/04/2012

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Hong Kong-China Gold Imports Hit Record

"China's gold imports from Hong Kong, a proxy for overseas buying, set a record in November for the fifth consecutive month as demand from the world's largest gold consumer continued to defy expectations." - 06/04/2012

China to Impose Rare Earth Tax

"China is looking to tightly control the sale and production of rare earth minerals by instituting a new tax, even as it pursues a national rare earth reserve to stabilize prices." - 06/04/2012

It's Time to Take Advantage of the REE Dip

"I believe it's time to take advantage of this sharp pullback and make a value-driven move on rare earth stocks." - 06/04/2012


EU Policy Makers Urged to Tap into REE Supplies

"Rare earth metals in European and Nordic countries have the potential to save the region's automobile and electronics industries from uncertain imports and predesignated quotas." - 06/04/2012

Major Improvement in Gold's Interim Outlook

"The 10-month price oscillator for gold, which measures how overbought or oversold gold is, registered its first 'oversold' reading since the bottom of the credit crisis in late 2008." - 06/03/2012

All Hail! Grade Is King Again for Junior Gold Stocks

"A number of gold juniors are looking to make their projects more palatable—and generate far quicker payback for investors—by decreasing their scope and/or focusing on higher grades." - 06/01/2012

Precious Metals and Miners Beginning to Outperform General Markets

"Recently, the gold and silver miners have been outperforming the S&P 500, indicating that we may be seeing the rotation from overvalued equities into the undervalued miners." - 06/01/2012

The Myths and Realities of a Gold Standard

"The gold standard is now within the living memory of just a few million Americans, nearly all of whom would be dangerous behind the wheel. But thanks to money printing and federal deficits, the idea of a gold standard has resurfaced in the public's consciousness." - 06/01/2012

Is the Market at a Historic Turning Point? Top Watchers Say. . .

Legendary Dow Theory Letters Writer Richard Russell issued a big bear warning May 27. In a special early alert for his subscribers, he announced that his analysis of the April to May activity on the Dow Jones Industrials showed the continuation of a primary bear market that started on October 9, 2007. "We are now dealing with the latter part of the primary bear market. . .subscribers should now follow a course of utmost caution," he said. "As for gold, I think it will be under pressure for a while, but before this bear market is over, gold will embark on a major bull move. The current correction in gold will test every goldbug's nerves," he added.

The Gold Report asked other market watchers for their interpretations of the numbers and the impact these trends could have on the price of gold and gold equities. Their responses reflected their unique perspectives. - 06/01/2012

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The Golden Wealth of Turkey

"When I talk about the Love Trade, India and China are frequently discussed since the two countries have been dominating world jewelry demand. Turkey's love for gold, though, cannot be overlooked, as an estimated 5,000 tons have been accumulating in people's homes for years." - 06/01/2012

Global Gold Mining Trends

"Where in the world is the gold coming from? As investors, it behooves us to understand the forces that are driving industry trends, the same forces that may govern the decision-making process of a miner looking for gold." - 06/01/2012

Rare Earth Elements in Medicine

"Their unique properties, such as radiation emission or magnetism, allow REEs to be used in many different therapeutic and diagnostic applications in modern medicine." - 06/01/2012

Gold Mining Stocks: Now Is the Time to Buy

"At these levels, it's time to take a closer look at shares of big gold miners—while they are still a bargain." - 05/31/2012

Which Gold Miner ETF Has the Highest Correlation to Gold?

"Investors should do their research before buying into a position and keep in mind that gold mining ETFs are not always perfectly correlated with spot prices, although the relationship between the two is fairly positive." - 05/31/2012

What's Next for Silver Prices

"A solid statement from the FOMC meeting announcing new easing, instead of its more recent waffling statements, will get a silver bull market going." - 05/31/2012


Gold Reserves Getting Bigger Role in New Economic Order

"Under a $3.5B stabilization plan being promoted in Germany as the European Redemption Pact, the heavily indebted Eurozone states would use hard assets such as their gold and currency reserves to back a new type of euro bond." - 05/30/2012

Bulls Misjudged the Dollar

"Trading volume in U.S. gold futures yesterday hit a new 2012 record according to Reuters data, leaping to 484,000 contracts and breaching both the previous high of late January and the current level of open interest outstanding." - 05/30/2012

Patience Pays with Gold and Silver

"While some may expect bullion demand to be significantly lower from falling gold prices, demand for gold as an insurance policy on fiat currencies remains high." - 05/30/2012

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Infographic: What Makes Gold Great?

"Wars have been fought, love expressed and political landscapes changed through gold. But what makes gold great? - 05/30/2012

Gold Prices: Making Sense of the 'Death Cross'

"This isn't hard to understand when you consider that the dollar and gold have an inverse relationship. If one rises, the other traditionally falls. I don't expect that to last much longer." - 05/30/2012

One of the Finest Opportunities to Buy Gold in the Whole Bull Market: Sprotts' Embry

"For Sprott's John Embry, the current level represents a strong buying opportunity because nothing in recent months has really been 'gold unfriendly.' - 05/30/2012

The Flock of Black Swans Facing Gold

"While the commodity spectrum as a whole peaked out around 14 months ago, the sheer number of potential black swan events on the horizon could see gold breach $2,500/oz before year-end." - 05/29/2012

Gold’s 'Contrarian Moment'

"Be very cautious about industrial commodities as a whole, at least until we see signs of inflation showing up in earnest, but don't miss this opportunity to use the recent correction to fill out that corner of your portfolio dedicated to gold and gold stocks." - 05/29/2012

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Platinum Glut Diminishing as Bear Market Approaches

"The first drop in platinum mine supply in four years and record car sales, the biggest source of demand, are reducing a surplus of the metal and shoring up prices on the brink of a bear market." - 05/29/2012

Strong Evidence of an Important Low in Gold Stocks

"There is compelling evidence that the gold shares have completed an important bottom. A rebound is underway and should continue well into June. However, until we see a successful retest of this low, we have no way to confirm if this is the start of the next cyclical bull market." - 05/28/2012

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Musings on the Long-Term Fundamentals of the Copper Market

"Shy of a complete global economic meltdown or a catastrophic natural disaster, long-term supply and demand fundamentals remain strong and that certainly bodes well for a robust and healthy Dr. Copper." - 05/28/2012

Will Gold and Silver Fall All the Way with the Euro?

"What we've seen lately is gold and silver prices moving with (and often faster, both ways) than the euro, but the link remains solid." - 05/28/2012

Special Report: Richard Russell Calls a Bear Signal

In an early alert to subscribers on May 27, Dow Theory Letters Newsletter Writer Richard Russell announced that his analysis of the April to May activity on the Dow Jones Industrials showed the continuation of a primary bear market that started on October 9, 2007. "We are now dealing with the latter part of the primary bear market... subscribers should now follow a course of utmost caution," he said. "As for gold, I think it will be under pressure for a while, but before this bear market is over, gold will embark on a major bull move. The current correction in gold will test every gold bug's nerves," he said. Look for further bull vs. bear market analysis throughout the week. - 05/27/2012

Central Banks Boost Gold Holdings Yet Again

"Gold may have fallen out of central bank favor for a few decades, but central banks are realizing that it should be a significant part of a country's foreign reserve base as fiat currencies lose their intrinsic value." - 05/25/2012

Silver Prices: An Option Trading Strategy That Tells You When to Buy

"In today's volatile market, picking the right time to buy silver is something of a guessing game. But if you are familiar with options, you can let them be your guide in learning precisely when to buy." - 05/24/2012

Australian Graphite Explorers Kicking Goals

"Activity is heating up amongst Australia's graphite explorers, fueling speculation that graphite might just be a boom mineral in the making." - 05/24/2012

Gold Tests $1,550/oz as Stocks Sink

"Gold is acting more as a risky asset and everything is tumbling ahead of the Eurozone finance ministers meeting, where nothing good is really expected." - 05/23/2012

Hedge Funds Reevaluate Gold's Potential

"Although the gold price made a series of higher peaks in the month of February, the relative strength indicator for gold told a completely different story." - 05/23/2012

Toxic Euro Corroding Gold

"The euro is becoming so toxic, even incorruptible gold looks at risk of being corroded by the Esperanto Experiment." - 05/23/2012

What Does the Oil Price Mean for Gold?

"Provided the currencies they do accept in payment for their oil are globally used, oil producers will be content to take currencies other than the U.S. dollar." - 05/23/2012

Dumb Money Buying Facebook, Smart Money Accumulating Undervalued Gold Miners

"There is a growing body of evidence that gold has formed a potential double bottom around $1,525/oz. This area in the low $1,500s represents a strong area of support." - 05/23/2012

Mining Stocks: Will the Downturn Last?

"For gold and silver miners, the outlook is bright. Their output prices should increase, while their inputs of energy and mining engineer talent will become cheaper as supply increases and energy prices remain at around current levels." - 05/22/2012

What Is Wrong with Gold Mining Stocks?

"There are some potential values beginning to surface in what could be an oversold industry segment where stocks are approaching 52-week lows across the board." - 05/22/2012

Yukon Juniors with Cash to Burn

"Despite a rocky junior market, exploration continues apace in the Yukon, which is set to have near-record exploration expenditures this year." - 05/22/2012

The Real Price of Gold Holds the Card for Gold Shares

"The real price of gold appears to have bottomed and looks likely to trend higher in the coming months." - 05/22/2012

Rare Earth Mining in Quebec

"With an investor-friendly market environment coupled with 26 underground open-pit mines and over 300 sandpits, quarries and peat bogs, Quebec's mining industry has thrived over the past decade." - 05/22/2012

Gold and Silver Long-Term Signal

"The reasons why I believe gold and silver will perform well in the longer term are a bit different than what many economists and pundits are expecting." - 05/22/2012

This Is the Bottom for Gold: John Hathaway

"In an interview with Louis James, John Hathaway discusses the U.S. economic outlook and why he's delighted by the current bearish sentiment toward gold." - 05/21/2012

If You Want to Be a Winner, Follow These Four Rules

"Rick Rule capped off predictions for gold, energy and other commodities with four rules successful resource investors must follow." - 05/21/2012

Euro Crisis Gives Gold Significant Upside

"The potential for a secession in Europe and/or a U.S. fiscal crisis represent significant upside risks to gold prices." - 05/21/2012

Sprott Sees Great Things for Gold and Silver

"In an expectedly upbeat presentation in New York, Eric Sprott pointed to a large number of factors supporting his premise that gold and silver will revert back to their rising paths." - 05/21/2012

No Major Changes in Chinese REE Export Update

"The updated 2012 rare earths export quotas China published on Thursday implied a total of 31.438 tons for the year, a slight increase on last year's figure." - 05/21/2012

Gold: The World's Friend for 5,000 Years

"Beware of the herd mentality that accompanies tech stocks. Groupon has lost more money than all precious metals funds' losses combined. Yet investors have 'defriended' gold recently in favor of the dollar." - 05/21/2012

What Is Volume Telling Us About Gold Stocks?

"If buyers become the dominant player in the market, which could easily occur once gold heads north again, stock prices could push dramatically higher." - 05/21/2012

How Strong Is Global Gold Demand?

"According to the latest 'Gold Demand Trends' report by the World Gold Council, the world continues to have a strong appetite for the precious metal, despite higher prices in the first quarter of 2012 when compared to a year earlier." - 05/21/2012

Counterattack by Bulls Sets Up Gold for Weekly Gain

"Heading into the weekend, gold prices looked set for a slight weekly gain by Friday lunchtime in London, having risen 4% from Wednesday's low." - 05/18/2012

Dramatic Turnaround for Silver?

"Patterns indicate a dramatic turnaround in the price of silver is coming—it might have started already." - 05/18/2012

Big Majority of Survey Participants See Higher Gold Prices Next Week

"A solid majority of survey participants expect prices to rally next week, especially since June gold futures on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange held the low set on Wednesday of $1,526.70/oz. Many said the selloff was overdone so the rebound was in due course." - 05/18/2012

Gold Rises 1%, Eyes Weekly Gain as Euro Recovers

"Gold bucked the trend in the wider markets, with European shares falling 0.6% and oil prices slipping to their lowest this year." - 05/18/2012

Bottom Is In, But Is It September 2008 or October 2008?

"Judging from the technicals and recent sentiment data, it is clear that the gold stocks are currently more oversold and much closer to a major bottom relative to the failed recovery in the summer of 2008." - 05/18/2012

Gold Stock Capitulation

"Capitulation, the wholesale abandonment of a sector by traders pushed to their emotional limits, is one of the greatest buy signals. And the intense technical weakness and extreme sentimental distress in gold stocks sure looks like one." - 05/18/2012

2012 Chinese Rare Earth Export Quotas Updated

"On Thursday, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced an update to the 2012 allocations of rare-earth export quotas that were first issued in December 2011. This follows a number of other recent announcements from China." - 05/18/2012

National Strategic and Critical Minerals Act Wins US House Committee Approval

"The U.S. Department of Energy identified the 7–10 year period to obtain mining permits in the U.S. as compared to the average 1–2 years in Australia as one of the principal barriers to new U.S. mining ventures." - 05/17/2012

Precious Metals Market Manipulation?

"I'm not at all disinclined to believe tales of manipulation of markets by the state; I expect it, and as a speculator I relish it. But I like to see evidence for everything. And extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence." - 05/17/2012

How Gold Demand Remains Resilient

"Demand for gold was relatively resilient in the first quarter of 2012, with global demand falling 5% on a year-over-year basis, says the World Gold Council." - 05/17/2012

Major Long-Term Bottoms Forming in Gold and Commodities

"I think the 30-point rally in gold Thursday is signaling that gold has put in its yearly cycle bottom." - 05/17/2012

Liquidation of 'Crowded' Gold Trade Pauses

"'Market participants have given up waiting for a bounce,' says a Singapore dealer. 'The market will do what it needs to do to clean out the weakly margined before it becomes healthy once again.'" - 05/16/2012

The Bear Facts of the Bullion Market

"This time around, despite all the denials of the fact and protestations to the contrary, the gold market entered the cave of the bear." - 05/16/2012

Is the Resource Boom Over? A Resounding No!

"Adrian Day argues that China's growth is bullish for copper in particular, China's consumption having quadrupled in the past 15 years." - 05/16/2012

Australia's Mining Sector Grows at Staggering 12% a Year

"Australia's mining sector continues to gallop, while the rest of the economy trails behind." - 05/16/2012

Gold Recovers from 4-1/2-Month Low as Euro Firms

"Gold recovered from its lowest since late December on Wednesday, edging back into positive territory as U.S. stocks opened higher after speculation Germany and France will act to keep Greece in the Eurozone lifted the euro into the black." - 05/16/2012

Have Silver Prices Bottomed Yet?

"The drop below $30.00/oz that we have alluded to has now happened. We see this as being at or close to a possible buying opportunity." - 05/15/2012

IMF to Buy Gold Worth $2.3B

"The IMF is planning to purchase more than $2B worth of gold on account of rising global risks. The IMF currently holds around 2,800 tons of gold." - 05/14/2012

Bull Market in Gold 'Not Over' But Speculators Turn Bearish

"The price of gold and gold futures dropped yet again Monday morning, recording the seventh drop in nine trading days in May so far as industrial commodities, global stock markets and the euro currency all sank amid Athens' failure to negotiate a new coalition government." - 05/14/2012

Johnson Matthey: Palladium Market Deficit Expected for 2012

"The global palladium market swung from a deficit to an oversupply situation last year largely due to net disinvestment, but is expected to return to a deficit in 2012, said Johnson Matthey in its 'Platinum 2012' report issued Monday." - 05/14/2012

Have Silver Prices Bottomed Yet?

"The fallout from European economic uncertainty is taking its toll on gold and silver prices, along with the associated producers. For those who have yet to enter this tiny market sector or who wish to increase their exposure to it, it appears that a fabulous buying opportunity lies ahead." - 05/14/2012

Money Slowdown

"The resource boom isn't over; someone hit the pause button on the printing presses to take stock and do a review of the attempted fix methods and success achieved to date." - 05/14/2012

Major Bottom in Precious Metals Could Occur This Week

"We anticipate a bottom this month to be followed by a higher low in July or August. The fundamentals should become more clear by the end of the summer and would drive the precious metals complex much higher during the seasonally strong period." - 05/14/2012

Rare Earth Mining Rises Again in the US

"Encouraged by rising prices and political support, new mines are starting up around the world, most notably in Malaysia and in California." - 05/14/2012

Gold and Gold Miners Are Closing in on a Major Bottom

"A great buying opportunity for gold, silver and the miners is likely going to present itself in the near future. I will be watching this price relationship over the next few weeks waiting for a strong entry point for a longer-term purchase. After this pullback concludes, the potential returns that could occur in gold, silver and the miners could be breathtaking." - 05/13/2012

Everything You Need to Know About Gold Prices

"Gold's hot. Then it's not. Now what? Where did the love for the shiny metal go?" - 05/11/2012

Dollar Strength 'Making It Difficult' for Gold Prices to Rally

"Gold prices fell as low as $1,574/oz Friday morning, their lowest level since the first week of January, before recovering some ground, while dealers in major gold-buying countries report continued limited demand for precious metals." - 05/11/2012

Gold Takes It on the Chin. . .What's Next?

"The markets generally overreact to negative news, however, investors should keep in mind gold's normal monthly historical volatility. Throughout the past 20 years of monthly returns, the precious metal generally increased only 0.5% in May and has historically declined in June and July." - 05/11/2012

Do Eric Sprott and China Still Believe in Gold?

"Although gold and silver have been in a 'funk' lately, as Sprott points out, the year is not over and the reasons for holding precious metals have not changed. He also predicts that silver will be the investment of the next decade." - 05/11/2012

Molycorp Kicks Off Mt. Pass Concentrate Production Circuit

"Colorado-based Molycorp initiated the start-up of its new mill, flotation separator and paste-tailing facility at its flagship Mountain Pass operation, located about 55 miles from Las Vegas." - 05/11/2012

Looking Under the Sea for REEs

"The bottom-of-the-ocean-REE-riches story is back. Scientists at the University of Tokyo and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology have developed a technology that will allow undersea metals to be detected by changes in gravity." - 05/10/2012

Casey Research Summit Special Report: Reality Check or Checkmate?

One special session at the April 27–29 Casey Research Recovery Reality Check Summit wasn't on the agenda—a private panel for The Gold Report readers with three of the premier summit speakers: Global Resource Investments Founder and Chairman Rick Rule, Casey Research Senior Editor Louis James and Casey Energy Opportunities Senior Editor Marin Katusa. You won't pin them down to a timeframe, but they're looking forward to a buyer's market, as equity prices fall and volatility increases. As Rule puts it, "When the luster is off the sector, it's off all parts of the sector, so in bad markets the best companies are cheap. When the best come cheap, you have to play." - 05/09/2012

Sell in May and Go Away? Not this Year: Frank Holmes

Frank Holmes, CEO and chief investment officer of U.S. Global Investors and a keynote speaker at the New York Hard Assets Conference May 14–15, explains why he believes the old expression "sell in May and go away" is not the advice to follow this year. He counsels investors to look to global stock markets and ride the global wave. - 05/09/2012

Asteroid Mining: The New Space Race Could be Worth Trillions

"Here's the math that will blow your mind: A space rock the size of a museum gallery could contain resources worth $100B." - 05/09/2012

Why Warren Buffett Won't Invest in Gold

"'If you buy an ounce of gold today,' says Buffett, 'you can go to it every day and you could coo to it and fondle it, but a hundred years from now, you'll have one ounce of gold and it won't have done anything for you in between." - 05/09/2012

Gold Slides Below $1,600/oz

"Gold futures fell for a third consecutive session as investors turned to the U.S. dollar and shed perceived risky assets." - 05/09/2012

Bearish Gold Hits Four-Month Low

"'Gold seemed to know only one direction today—down,' says Swiss precious metals group MKS." - 05/09/2012

Gold Rally Should Begin Soon

"The bullish expectation is still very much justified. We would need a turnaround very soon though, to continue the mega-bullish expectation." - 05/09/2012

Different Demands Drive the Gold Price, Part I

"The differences in the motives for buying and selling gold have a considerable impact on the price of gold. That's what makes an understanding of these so critical." - 05/09/2012

Straight Talk from The Graphite Express

In early May, the Graphite Express Conference rolled in to Toronto for a date with investors looking to punch a ticket to big returns. Twelve companies and two speakers made their pitch to roughly 300 investors at the Sheraton Center, curious to see if the graphite train would indeed pick up pace, and which companies look ready to jump aboard. - 05/08/2012

Junior Sector 'Primed for Consolidation'

"Though metal prices remain high, Haywood noted, investors continue to avoid the junior market. But Haywood concluded its junior market précis reasoning increased M&A activity may be on the horizon." - 05/08/2012

Will A Euro Breakup Boost Gold and Silver Prices?

"We may see a new round of Euro uncertainty this summer, which could lead to the next leg higher in precious metals." - 05/08/2012

Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Tag Team Gold

"The United States and the Federal Reserve system holds more gold than any other country in the world." - 05/07/2012

Keeping the Decline in Gold Stocks in Perspective

"With the current low valuations and extreme negative sentiment combined with the strengthening real price of gold (which implies future margin increases), we have little worry that this sector will explode in the coming years." - 05/07/2012

Political Change Will Put Pressure on Gold and Silver Prices

"This is going to be a rather volatile week for investors, a time to wear your hard hat and exercise patience with your trading activities." - 05/07/2012

Rick Rule: Gold Will Do Well as Fiat Currencies Are Debased

"Virtually every substance vital to modern life will become enormously expensive—and profitable for investors who know how to play it." - 05/07/2012

Gold Is at or Very Near a Long-Term Bottom

"As soon as Bernanke broke the dollar rally, gold lost all of its downside momentum. This has turned gold's B-wave decline into a mostly sideways consolidation for the last two months." - 05/07/2012

The Dollar & Gold Have Eyes on Europe

"I remain a gold bull in the long term. However, in the short run the dollar has the potential to outperform gold under the right circumstances." - 05/05/2012

The Case for Higher Gold Prices

"Commodities investor Peter Krauth believes gold prices will eventually hit $5,000/oz in a 'superspike.' And that could mean even sweeter returns for gold investors over the long haul." - 05/04/2012

Platinum in Desperate Need of a Game Changer

"Unless there is a real, game-changing shift in South African production, there is a danger of the structural surpluses now present in the platinum market becoming 'hardwired' into the system." - 05/04/2012

China Buys Gold. . .No Matter Who's Selling

"Someone is selling in size; someone is buying in size. That's what makes markets, as the saying goes. The seller in this case is very large and very sloppy, perhaps intentionally so. The buyer is also very large, but very patient and methodical. Trapped between these two powerful opposing market participants we find a 'range-bound' gold market." - 05/04/2012

Signs of Panic and Despair in Australia's Labor Government

"So what does this mean for the mining industry? There are suggestions that one of the few ways Julia Gillard can win back voters is to revoke the carbon tax, which she introduced to appease the Green Party." - 05/03/2012

Bullion: Volatile Within a Bull Market

"Whenever gold sells off, big buyers come in to take advantage of lower prices. This is a pattern we've seen consistently and we expect it will continue. Meanwhile, gold has also become addicted to the Fed's actions." - 05/03/2012

The Most Boring Gold Market Ever?

"We've just had the quietest 40 days since the financial crisis began. How often are gold prices as range-bound as this?" - 05/03/2012

Central Bank Demand to Change Gold, Silver Markets and Prices

"There is a major trend for central banks to avoid the global open market when buying because the moment professionals in the market are aware of the presence of a central bank, prices tend to jump." - 05/03/2012

Gold Prices: How to Climb the 'Golden Staircase'

"It typically takes 12–18 months for gold to establish a new price high once it retreats from a strong run-up. Eight months have already passed since gold reached $1,900/oz. The 'Golden Staircase' theory tells us that it will take 4–10 months to see new highs." - 05/02/2012

The Acquisition of Gold Mining Stocks Is a Question of Timing

"In an attempt to maximize the profits on our investments, we consider the timing of any purchase of precious metals mining stocks to be of paramount importance." - 05/02/2012

Is Gold the Best Long-Term Investment?

"Apart from the loose monetary policies and heightened macroeconomic uncertainty in many parts of the world, there are three main factors that will support gold prices." - 05/02/2012

Inept Central Bankers Will Keep Long-Term Gold Prices High: Marc Faber

"Investment fund manager and author of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report recommends physical over mining stocks and says that worldwide printing of money assures long-term support." - 05/01/2012

Scientific Rationality Aside, Metals Prices Are About to Turn for the Better: Ecclestone

"It may not be a first-order recovery for mining project financing, but there are more than a few reasons to be cheerful in the mining space, Hallgarten's Christopher Ecclestone suggests." - 05/01/2012

Bernanke Has Broken the Dollar Rally

"So far all of the pieces are starting to fall in place to initiate the very early stages of what I think will eventually become another huge momentum move similar to what happened in silver and gold last year." - 05/01/2012

Dollar's Slide Fuels QE Speculation

"The dollar's slide was compounded on Friday after preliminary gross domestic product data showed the U.S. economy had slowed by more than expected in Q112, leading to speculation that the Fed might embark on a third round of quantitative easing." - 04/30/2012

A Return to Real Money

"There is no doubt that the Fed is, first and foremost, looking out for the special interests of its shareholders, the banks, insurance companies and securities firms." - 04/30/2012

Europe's Gold Miners Getting Their Hands Dirty Again

"With the entire Eurozone feeling the pinch of austerity measures and jobs in scarce supply, put-upon politicians are looking increasingly favorably on industries that can provide employment, including mining." - 04/30/2012

Rare Earths Riches Could Give Canada Competitive, Political Advantages

"Canada's REE richness could transform it from being the U.S.'s unassuming neighbor into a powerhouse in terms of political leverage and influence, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce suggests." - 04/30/2012

It Takes More Than Being a China Hawk to Produce Rare Earth Metals

"Continued delays to developing REE projects show that there will be more to establishing a balanced rare earths supply than mere anti-Chinese rhetoric." - 04/30/2012

Do Central Banks Still Love Gold?

"Central banks around the world continue to prepare for currency devaluations by purchasing gold." - 04/28/2012

Palladium, Nickel Seen Gaining from China Consumption Shift

"Aluminum, nickel, palladium and gold may benefit from China's shift toward consumption-driven growth from an economy fueled by investment, while agricultural products are set to lag behind, according to Barclays Capital." - 04/27/2012

US House Bill Aims to Reduce Permitting Process

"'In a world in which the competition for mineral resources is increasingly fierce, America can no longer afford to benignly neglect a permitting process that stalls investment-threatening raw materials shortages and downstream economic activity,' National Mining Association CEO Hal Quinn told a House subcommittee." - 04/27/2012

Chinese Yuan to Become Key Commodities Currency

"Chinese customers and end-consumers such as refiners and fabricators now typically pay for imports with dollars, but bankers at a Financial Times commodities conference in Switzerland think that will change, possibly quite rapidly." - 04/27/2012

Yukon, Nunavut Witness High Growth in 2011

"The Yukon saw 5.6% growth amid record levels for gold and silver exploration. In Nunavut, where output of gold and silver ore mining increased for a second consecutive year, GDP rose 7.7%." - 04/27/2012

Gold Traders Get More Bullish as Central Banks Hoard More

"Gold traders are more bullish after central banks expanded their bullion reserves and hedge funds increased bets on a rally for the first time in three weeks." - 04/27/2012

Gold's Delicate Balancing Act

"One big factor that has radically altered gold's supply cadence is an actual loss of one of its major sources. Just in the last couple years gold supply from central-bank sales has completely dried up. In fact, the CBs have since become substantial net buyers of the metal." - 04/27/2012

Three Words Sum Up Recent Markets

"Market behavior over the past few months can be summed up in three words: China, Gold and Apathy." - 04/27/2012

Fed Crystal Ball: Clear or Cloudy?

"To many, the Federal Reserve and its monetary policies seem mysterious and ill-defined. How do they decide on a policy that sees the necessity for near-zero interest rates for the next two years?" - 04/27/2012

Gold & Silver: Ben Bernanke Overshadows FOMC Minutes

"Some may attribute the stable inflation outlook as a bearish signal for precious metals, but this could actually provide the Federal Reserve with more room to provide further easing, despite the option being labeled as 'off the table' by some observers." - 04/26/2012

Gold, Recession and Why Britain Is Winning the Currency War

"One way of looking at gold's long-run price behavior is to view it not as a commodity, but as a currency. Gold's bull market over the last decade or so can thus be viewed as one currency (gold) gaining value against its central bank-issued counterparts." - 04/26/2012

Gold Reacts to Fed

"More than likely, gold's next line of defense will be at $1,671/oz and good support will be down at $1,640/oz, as gold works its way higher in spite of the price suppression." - 04/26/2012

Gold Stocks: Where Is the Bottom?

"The share prices of gold and silver mining companies achieving consistent growth can be expected to rebound vigorously when confidence in metals prices firms." - 04/25/2012

Gold's B-Wave Bottom

"I think the next momentum move is about to begin in the sector most overlooked and least expected by investors: the mining stocks." - 04/25/2012

Is This the End of the Consolidation in Gold, Silver and the Miners?

"We are actually near a bottom in precious metals and miners. A turnaround should be coming sooner rather than later." - 04/25/2012

A Return to the Gold Standard or Gold Behind Currencies, Part 5

"A gold swap allows the lender of currency to benefit from greatly reduced credit risk, as the gold can be held in an allocated account, usually at the Bank of England via the B.I.S. The currency deposit is secured with this gold throughout the life of the deposit." - 04/25/2012

Why Rick Rule Is Excited About This Gold Market

"After a reasonably long period of sustained and occasionally dramatic escalations, commodity markets in general and precious metals markets in particular have declined. This is normal and healthy behavior, even if it is uncomfortable for some market participants." - 04/24/2012

Golv Vs. Fiat Currencies

"It was a challenging quarter for gold due to a pullback in March, but gold prices still finished 8.6% higher to reach $1,662.50/oz by the end of the quarter. Furthermore, gold continues to perform well against all fiat currencies." - 04/24/2012

Gold and Silver Enter Period of Low Volatility and Disinterest

"It appears that gold and silver could have a few more months of consolidation before the next big move can develop. Summer is naturally a period of low volatility when these metals make lows, so be patient and keep your eyes out for bargains and a potential final low in the summer." - 04/24/2012

Large-Cap Miners Underperforming Juniors and Silver Stocks

"During a bull market's final phase, it experiences widespread participation, increasing valuations and increasing speculation. The current relative strength in the speculative areas of the sector (juniors and silver stocks) is a harbinger of things to come." - 04/24/2012

Bullion Refiners Stocking Up for Europe

"Gold bullion refiners have been stocking up on small gold bars popular with European gold buyers in preparation for an escalation in the Eurozone crisis." - 04/23/2012

Weighing the Evidence of Oil and Gold Stocks

"Today's extreme divergence in oil and gold stocks and their underlying commodities presents a rare opportunity: What these stocks need now are investors to take advantage of it." - 04/23/2012

Gold Needs to Reclaim $1,700/oz for Renewed Buying

"We would expect liquidation selling of gold below $1,600/oz. We do not see fresh buying emerge until we can reclaim the $1,700/oz level." - 04/20/2012

China's Commodities Drag

"The bottom line is irrational China fears have indeed been a drag on commodities in recent months." - 04/20/2012

Gold and Silver Miners Put Real Money Where Their Mouths Are

"While it may appear to be all doom and gloom in the mining stocks, the companies themselves are signaling better days ahead." - 04/20/2012

Mining Welcomes Canada's Planned 'One Project, One-Review' Permitting Process

"The Harper government's plan to streamline major project review at the federal level, while leaving smaller project permitting to provincial regulators is garnering support from the Canadian mining and energy industries." - 04/19/2012

QE3 and the Looming Danger of Currency Wars

"If Fed officials' assurances of continued support for the U.S. recovery have released feel-good endorphins among wishful thinkers on Wall Street, their subtle admissions that QE3 is not off the table may equally have sent central bankers of emerging market countries into a cold sweat." - 04/19/2012

What's Up with Dr. Copper?

"Copper will need to reverse from the current levels and investors will need to embrace that risk." - 04/19/2012

A Return to the Gold Standard or Gold Behind Currencies, Part 4

"Gold is money when nothing else is, particularly at the government level. If a national currency collapses, the gold in the nation's central bank does not." - 04/19/2012

Gold Performance Improves Despite Headwinds

"Gold ended Q112 8.6% higher in London, at $1,662.50/oz; the World Gold Council described the quarter as being 'eventful' and, despite increased volatility in capital markets, the metal achieved rising prices in all major currencies, with yen investors benefiting most." - 04/19/2012

Gold Continues to Look Bearish

"All the problems that will ultimately drive gold higher are there, but timing is important and right now the trend is down. Until the trend turns up, treat the market as short-term bearish." - 04/19/2012

Nixon, Gold and Oil

"For the very first time in our history, all money, all currencies, are now fiat. The U.S. dollar used to be gold backed and it was the rock all the world's currencies were anchored to." - 04/19/2012

Gold:Platinum Ratio Suggests Much Higher Gold Prices Are Coming Soon

"The gold:platinum ratio supports significantly higher gold prices over the coming months." - 04/18/2012

More Central Bankers Find Gold Attractive

"The majority of reserve managers at the world's central banks consider gold a more attractive investment than last year, while they are wary of euro exposure, according to a new survey by Central Banking Publications." - 04/18/2012

Syria Selling Gold Reserves as Sanctions Bite

"Two gold traders in the United Arab Emirates said the Syrian government had been offering gold at a discount, with one saying it was making offers at about 15% below the market price." - 04/18/2012

A Return to the Gold Standard or Gold Behind Currencies, Part 3

"The questions gold investors have to ask themselves is: If the days of the dollar are numbered, how will gold be used in the monetary system that follows? Will there be a global monetary system that all nations subscribe to or will the monetary world fragment?" - 04/17/2012

Gold, Silver and Copper Investing Strategies and M&A Ideas: Vishal Gupta

Precious and base metal companies both have to obey the basic laws of physics and economics to be profitable. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, geologist turned analyst Vishal Gupta of Fraser Mackenzie shares names of small-cap companies that could successfully take advantage of unique mineralogy to produce profitable mines. - 04/16/2012

Grade Is King for Gold Investors

"It seems gold investors have money to spend but are decidedly becoming more picky about what they choose to invest in and are seeking higher quality projects." - 04/16/2012

Euro Crisis Back as Spanish Yields Spark 'Renewed Market Panic'

"Gold bullion prices traded just below $1,650/oz for most of Monday morning's London session, well within the past month's range, as European stock markets edged higher while commodities fell." - 04/16/2012

Italy's Gold Exports to Switzerland Soar

"Italy exported 120 tonnes of gold to Switzerland in 2011, an increase of 65% on 2010." - 04/16/2012

Does Gold Ever Pay?

"Like earning interest on cash, gold bullion has indeed proven itself a decent investment under Warren Buffett's definition." - 04/16/2012

Are Gold Stock Fundamentals Still Bullish?

"We seek to understand if the poor performance of gold stocks is a harbinger of things to come or if it is an example of a major correction in an ongoing bull market." - 04/16/2012

Bearish Channel Escaped as Gold Heads for Weekly Gain

"Yesterday, gold prices jumped 1.6% during U.S. trading, holding onto most of those gains during Friday's Asian session, despite the release of lower-than-expected Chinese growth figures." - 04/13/2012

Gold and Silver Wait Patiently for More Easing

"Surveys continue to debate whether or not the Fed will provide additional easing, but gold and silver, the time-tested safe havens of the world, wait patiently as the inevitable devaluation of fiat currencies take place around the world." - 04/13/2012

Gold Prices Headed for $2,000/oz

"Gold's current dip is a buying opportunity before the precious metal bottoms." - 04/13/2012

Canadian Juniors' Cash Holdings Look Fat as Market Caps Sink

"Cash highs may support an emerging sentiment among analysts that, on the whole, the junior market is oversold. Meaning: it could be time to invest in some juniors." - 04/12/2012

'Useless' Gold Overtakes Platinum

"Gold's relative lack of industrial use makes it a far better defense against the kind of economic turmoil suffered since our financial crisis broke in mid-2007: platinum is up 24%; gold is up 153%." - 04/12/2012

A Return to the Gold Standard or Gold Behind Currencies, Part 2

"Today we face the two almost compensating forces of inflation and deflation. When they strike together, it appears that stability is achieved, with low net inflation and low net deflation. But this is a dangerous balancing act that can, after a while, turn very mercurial." - 04/12/2012

Graphite Has Surged 250%

"Now is the time to take advantage of the graphite bull. Prices for the mineral have surged 250% in the past few years thanks to a number of factors." - 04/12/2012

Gold Steadies as Italy, Spain Face Higher Borrowing Costs

"Gold hovered near $1,600/oz as European stock markets recovered some ground following yesterday's losses." - 04/11/2012

For Gold to Rise, Physical Buyers Must Return

"Despite weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs numbers out last week and renewed hopes of QE3, analysts say that the physical market needs to return if gold is to start re-gathering momentum." - 04/10/2012

Managing Expectations: Why Gold Should Thrive

"Investing, like life, is about managing expectations: Even throughout gold's decade-long rise, price action over the short term can go both ways." - 04/10/2012

A Return to the Gold Standard, or Gold Behind Currencies, Part 1

"The concept of quantitative easing is similar to devaluing the dollar against gold, but taking worthless assets that banks depended on for backing their credit and replacing them with freshly printed ones." - 04/10/2012

On Estimating Rare Earth Reserves

"The NI 43-101 approach to mineral-resource classification provides greater transparency on the early stages of project development with a rigorous reporting framework that is missing under the SEC guidelines." - 04/10/2012

Gold Stocks: Timing Your Next Purchase

"For now, we will hold fast and continue to look for absolute bargains. Try to be patient enough to wait for the real deal." - 04/09/2012

Failed Bottom in Gold Stocks Initiates Start of Capitulation

"It is more than obvious that the market is likely to make a V bottom. The good news is the market likely will be substantially higher six months and one year after the low." - 04/09/2012

Stocks Have Reached the Euphoria Stage

"My best guess is that we will see a sharp selloff over the next two to three weeks, followed by a sharp rebound (QE3?) that may or may not move stocks to marginal new highs." - 04/09/2012

Gold Prices Are Set for Further Decline

"The real question has become when and where will the dollar top? When the dollar tops and gold finds a major bottom, the potential for a monster move higher will become likely." - 04/09/2012

Where (and When) to Place Your Investment Bets?

"If you arrange to buy gold on the 13th and silver on the 15th of each month, or on Tuesday for either metal if buying weekly, your cumulative gains stand a statistically greater probability of being slightly higher." - 04/05/2012

Call This Financial Repression? Really?

"Our current freedom to buy gold is very new, along with the wealth of alternatives, both domestic and foreign, open to anyone daring to take control of their money instead of lending it to government or paying a pension fund manager to do the same." - 04/05/2012

Into the Green: Lithium

"With the rechargeable battery industry and consumer electronics driving demand, forecasters believe lithium's price could as much as double in value in the near future." - 04/05/2012

The Federal Reserve Did It Again to Gold Prices

"Once again, the markets made large moves based on the Fed's word of mouth, this time to the downside." - 04/04/2012

Is It Safe to Start Buying Gold Stocks Yet?

"Should gold hold the $1,620/oz area and rebound past $1,691/oz, you will see gold stocks take off." - 04/04/2012

Game Changer for Gold and Stocks

"Non central banks are buying gold as well as the central banks. This is in preparation for a upcoming total acceptance of gold as a first-tier asset for reserve ratios." - 04/03/2012

Will Gold be Part of the Emerging World's Future Monetary System?

"With the emerging world starting to build an alternative system to that of the Western world, the times ahead are likely to be turbulent, uncertain and volatile. It's in this climate that gold acts as an anchor, a stabilizer and helps to keep the flow of international money going." - 04/03/2012

The Decline and Fall of the US Dollar

"Gold will always remain international money completely free of national markings. It is the one 'currency' that can be exchanged that is trusted between enemies." - 04/02/2012

China to Officially Launch Rare Earth Association April 8 in Beijing

"More than 100 Chinese rare earths exploration, mining and processing companies have reportedly been invited by the central government to attend the official launch of China's rare earth association." - 04/02/2012

Why Graphite Stocks May Continue To Outperform In 2012

"Graphite is rapidly earning a new recognition as a component in the latest clean energy technologies such as the lithium-ion battery, fuel cells, pebble bed nuclear reactors and vanadium-redox batteries." - 04/02/2012

Did Gold Stocks Bottom Last Week?

"Considering the extreme negative sentiment and our technical work, we believe the market made an important long-term low last week." - 04/01/2012

Mining Stocks Approach Most Oversold Level Since Start of Bull Market

"Mining stocks have been outperforming the S&P 500 over time, with the expected volatility mostly confined within the upward-sloping trend channel." - 03/31/2012

Gold Heads for Gains

"Heading toward the end of the first quarter of the year, gold bullion prices looked set to record their highest ever quarter-end London Fix of in dollars, euros and sterling. However, most of the net gains in gold and silver came in the first week of January." - 03/30/2012

Should Investors Activate Gold and Silver Airbags?

"Investors looking to protect and diversify themselves against the current global financial system should strongly consider deploying gold and silver airbags." - 03/30/2012

Will India Stop Buying Gold?

"Even with the increase in the price of gold, people have not stopped buying. Part of this is cultural: Wearing gold jewelry in a wedding is a longstanding custom in India and will not change regardless of price." - 03/30/2012

Gold Juniors to Explode?

"Gold stocks are overdue for a shift in sentiment, and when the bids start coming in they ought to explode to the upside. When this happens, those brave enough to buy the juniors will need to tighten their seatbelts for an exhilarating ride." - 03/30/2012

Tension Mounts as the Focus Turns to Bernanke and QE3's Possibility

"What are the current prospects for QE3? Gold, stocks, and the euro would surely benefit from any hint that more easing in the U.S. was definitely on the table." - 03/29/2012

Martin Armstrong on the Sovereign Debt Crisis

"It gets to a stage where it doesn't matter if you use conch shells for money or gold. There is no fiscal responsibility in government. We have to eliminate the core problem and eliminate government borrowing except in time of war." - 03/29/2012

The WTO Rare Earths Trade Dispute: An Analysis

"What are the consequences of the various potential outcomes of the disputes, once they have been concluded, and what clues can a similar trade dispute in the past show us as to how things might actually turn out?" - 03/29/2012

Platinum and Palladium: The Other Precious Metals

"Even gold and silver investors need to diversify, and there's a small window of opportunity to get in on platinum and palladium before prices really start to take off." - 03/28/2012

Current Gold and Oil Trading Patterns Unfolding

"The four-hour chart is one timeframe most traders overlook, but I find it to be the best one for spotting day trades, momentum trades and swing trades, which pack a powerful, quick punch." - 03/28/2012

US Interest Rates Support Gold Prices

"Wholesale market gold prices dropped to below $1,680/oz Wednesday morning, 1% down on their high for the week, after failing a day earlier to break the $1,700/oz barrier." - 03/28/2012

Will Monetary Policy and Inflation Continue to Support Gold?

"Although gold and silver prices have fluctuated during the past decade, the general trend has been higher. Using CPM Group's support levels of $1,400/oz and $1,500/oz for gold, it appears that the precious metal has more upside than downside." - 03/28/2012

The [Recovery] Has No Clothes

"'The prevalence of paper trading in the silver market is what makes the drastic price declines possible by allowing non-physical holders to sell massive size into a relatively small market.'" - 03/28/2012

Is the US Dollar Headed for a Major Fall?

"The use of the international monetary system as a war machine (aka the SWIFT system) has surprised and angered BRIC nations, who are meeting next week to work out ways to prevent the U.S. from exercising such power." - 03/27/2012

Gold Gains as Fed Chairman Points to Continued Stimulus

"Ben Bernanke said the U.S. economy still needs 'continued accommodative polices' despite recent signs of improvement." - 03/26/2012

Gold and China: Where the Bulls and Bears Square Off

"Gold and China are two areas that have been caught in the bear trap this week, but we believe the gold and China bulls still have room to run." - 03/26/2012

Stealth Bottom Coming in Gold Stocks

"The miners are not only extremely oversold but recent price action suggests a bottoming process is beginning." - 03/26/2012

Can Bernanke Break the Dollar Rally?

"Bernanke has steered the Titanic straight into the iceberg and there's no turning back." - 03/24/2012

What Does Mali's Coup Mean for Miners?

Mali mapInvestors are holding their breath after a military mutiny and coup March 22 in Mali, one of West Africa's most established democracies. This Gold Report exclusive delves behind the headlines to analyze the coup's impact on miners. - 03/23/2012

The Curse

"Pullbacks in resource stocks seem to follow on the heels of the PDAC convention. So far, this month is looking like this annual scourge is alive and well and making life miserable for resource stock traders yet again. Precious metals have to stabilize after their recent fall but there will be room for gains once that happens." - 03/23/2012

Inter-Citic CEO on Gold, China and Stocks

"A China-centric gold developer says China's consumer price inflation is understated and real estate developers will melt down if the nation's banks step away from largely vacant offices, subdivisions and warehouses. The informed warning is good for gold." - 03/23/2012

Gold Stock Panic Levels

"As long as fat profit streams continue for gold miners, the immutable law of long-term stock pricing guarantees gold stocks will eventually be bid up to reflect their earnings." - 03/23/2012

Gold Swerves to Avoid the Cross of Death

"As investors, maybe we need to consider the possibility of an extended period of consolidation with not much more to look forward to than range-trading and sideways movement." - 03/22/2012

Why Gold Can Go the Distance

"Historically, negative real interest rates (where the inflationary rate is greater than the current interest rate) combined with global stimulative money supply efforts have been an especially powerful combination for gold prices." - 03/22/2012

Mining and Metals Outlook

"Armed with healthy balance sheets, reduced economic uncertainty and a pent-up demand for new projects, we expect companies in the industry to accelerate deal activity with a re-focus on consolidation." - 03/22/2012

Have Gold and Silver Entered a Bear Market?

"Traders are trying to translate the short-term strength of the dollar to a weakness in gold. Their influence is short term." - 03/21/2012

How to Trade Gold with ETFs and Options

"For trading purposes, you can find some pretty good proxies for gold futures that require substantially less cash up front and carry significantly lower risk." - 03/21/2012

Iran Says Gold Is Money

"As long as the sanctions remain in force and the Iranian government has limited access to international currency markets, gold will remain an obvious way to settle transactions." - 03/20/2012

A Massive Spike in the Price of Silver Is Imminent

"I expect that significant value will soon be diverted from the general stock market to silver and gold, causing prices to rally significantly, until these metals also become overvalued." - 03/20/2012

Europe's QE3 Will Boost Gold and Silver

"Eventually, investors will realize that the monetary metals can do well in both a deflationary risk-off environment as well as an inflationary risk-on environment and the trend will turn significantly higher as it has for the past decade." - 03/19/2012

Precious Metals Are Decoupling from the Stock Market

"The S&P 500 is nearing resistance and the precious metals sector is testing its December low. A successful retest of the low in many markets (juniors, metals, silver stocks) should be a signal that the market has confirmed its bottom." - 03/19/2012

Good as Gold!

"Everyone is afraid of gold right now and the media is doing its best to stoke that fire, but now is the time to buy." - 03/19/2012

Gold, Silver, Oil and the Fear Index Trends

"Gold will look bullish around $1,600/oz, gold miners (GDX) around $48/share, and silver around $30/oz, but we need to see one more wave of strong distribution selling for that to take place." - 03/18/2012

When to Acquire Silver, the Metal of Emperors?

"To meet demand, silver suppliers have had to run down their stockpiles. However, this solution has only a limited time scale before it becomes depleted, thus limiting the supply and forcing prices up." - 03/16/2012

Another Healthy Correction for Gold and Silver

"I am convinced that gold and silver will eclipse their previous inflation-adjusted highs before this bull market is over." - 03/16/2012

Wanted! Bearish Gold Bulls

"Overall, since gold prices began to move freely in the late 1960s, the metal has moved in the same direction as stocks, on a quarterly basis, for roundabout half of the time. It's gone in the other direction to stocks for pretty much the other half of the time, making gold uncorrelated in total." - 03/16/2012

Barron's Gold Mining Index to Double over the Next Couple of Years?

"It was not until almost the end of the bull market in 1979 that the gold stocks really started to take off. Those who think gold stocks will not rise during this bull market will be disappointed." - 03/15/2012

What's Driving Gold, Silver Prices?

"With all the easily reached and exploited gold deposits having been mined out in the last century, miners are seeing costs jump inordinately; however, with the prospect of higher gold prices, even the far-flung deposits are becoming profitable." - 03/15/2012

Special Report: The Next Golden Age for Cambodia?

Journalist Thom Calandra recently returned from a tour of mining activities in Cambodia and filed this exclusive report with The Gold Report. Calandra came away from nine days in Cambodia thinking that by late 2013, the extent of identified gold reserves in this Southeast Asian country could rival Cambodia's abundance of Buddhist temples, rubber plantations, cashew trees and cassava farms. - 03/14/2012

Figuring Out Gold's Peak

"Just how long might gold owners wait to see gold get back to its peak? To date, the 21st century bull market has enjoyed seven breathers longer than this one so far." - 03/14/2012

Investment in Indian Gold ETFs Soaring

"Investors in India have ratcheted up their purchases in exchange-traded funds that aim to track the price of gold. For the month of February, gold ETF assets under management in India soared to 97.95B rupees (US$1.96B), up 161% from a year ago." - 03/14/2012

What Commodity Bubble? Precious Metals, Rare Earth and Uranium Miners Rebound

"We are in the time interval of the first quarter, which is often a period of favorable seasonality. Hopefully, may this force be with us." - 03/13/2012

Aggressive Monetary Policy Makes Long-Term Gold Trend Broadly Positive

"The value of all commodity assets under management rebounded in January to $366.8B, equivalent to over 2% of U.S GDP, according to a report by French investment bank Societe Generale." - 03/12/2012

Gold Stocks: Tread Carefully

"Junior explorers tend to rise on whether or not they have found gold, not in lock step with the gold price." - 03/09/2012

Do Precious Metal Investors Believe QE Will Be Dialed Back?

"While it is not politically safe for the Fed to announce new quantitative easing programs, it will need to keep interest rates low to fund government debt." - 03/09/2012

Time to Accumulate Gold and Silver

"Don't lose patience with, or confidence in, your gold holdings. What happens to the price over any short period of time is only one chapter in the book of this bull market, and we think you'll be happy by the time that last chapter is written." - 03/09/2012

Gold's Inflation Issue

"So if or when strong inflation does show up, retained wealth will likely find it hard to resist buying gold, no doubt alongside industrial commodities, land and other hard assets, even after the last decade's myth-busting performance." - 03/09/2012

Gold Remains in Consolidation

"Fear not, gold investor. You should appreciate these consolidations. They will make you a better investor. You will learn how to buy lows and not get excited near highs." - 03/08/2012

Why the US Confiscated Gold in 1933; Can It Happen Again?

"At no time during this century has the U.S. government recognized the right of private gold ownership." - 03/08/2012

Gold Market Update

"Gold just needs a trigger to launch it for the most spectacular rally since the late '70s. I believe that trigger is likely to be the crash (or decline) of the stock markets." - 03/08/2012

Rare Earth Bull

"Pundits keep hinting at a vast Chinese conspiracy to 'control' rare earths, but it is a natural consequence of market forces. So long as the lowest-cost REE products are obtained in China, the total supply chain and the focus of the industry will remain in China." - 03/08/2012

The Face of Volatility

"Because current volatility has thus far been lower than what was experienced during the final phase of the 1970s bull market, we are not in a bubble, nor yet in the mania phase, and nowhere near the top." - 03/07/2012

When to Be Greedy

"Gold is perhaps the only market where greed and fear can work together. For years, I have tried to convince readers to buy dips and sit through the declines, but to little avail." - 03/07/2012

PDAC Round-Up: The Low-Down on Gold Corrections, Canadian Regulators, Labor Shortages and Argentine Nationalization Rumors

Worried about the next correction in the gold price? Don't be, said Martin Murenbeeld, chief economist for the Dundee Companies, during a presentation at 80th annual Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention in Toronto. - 03/07/2012

Mining Market Funk Looks to Wane as PDAC Engenders Sustained Optimism

"Early 2012 markets have been relatively kind to miners and explorers after a particularly brutal second half in 2011. Will market funk return after this brief gasp of air? Here at the 2012 PDAC convention in Toronto you get the feeling there may be more oxygen in the tank." - 03/06/2012

Has the Correction Finally Begun?

"I really doubt gold will put in a lasting bottom until the dollar's intermediate cycle tops. Barring a public announcement of QE3, that is unlikely to happen until sentiment reaches extremes again." - 03/06/2012

Dollar and Oil Hold Clues About the Future

"While gold has pulled back sharply, the likely move lower in the coming weeks and months will offer a strong buying opportunity for investors that are patient." - 03/05/2012

Gold Below $1,690/oz Could Spark Fresh Selling

"China has lowered its official growth target from 8% annual growth to 7.5%. China was the world's biggest gold buyer in the fourth quarter of last year." - 03/05/2012

Sentiment Hit Hard by Big Gold Selloff

"That the gold market can be manipulated on Comex by big forward paper sales now seems to be obvious from the major dive suffered by gold last week, when the yellow metal initially fell over $60/oz in a matter of minutes and then got pushed down further before making a relatively minor recovery." - 03/05/2012

Special Report from the PDAC: Experts Separate Good from Bad and Worse Juniors

Sunday is the quiet day at the PDAC, only 10,000 delegates or so. The convention doesn't officially open until Monday—but Sunday offered investors access to an impressive slate of newsletter writers and commodities pundits. - 03/05/2012

Volatility Bounces Bottom Awaiting Bad News or Selling to Strike!

"When fear is just starting to ramp up gold tends to be a neutral or a little weak. But not long after investors start selling their shares of securities, we see money flow into the shiny yellow safe haven." - 03/04/2012

Gold Down on Greek Uncertainty

The gold price fell to $1,708/oz Friday in London as stock and commodity markets also fell slightly amid ongoing uncertainty over the Greek bailout deal. - 03/02/2012

Will the Gold and Silver Smackdown Deter Investors?

"Although gold and silver receive more than their fair share of selling pressure, they continue to remain the best option to preserve wealth." - 03/02/2012

Will It Ever Correct?

"Analysts have been trying to pick a top in this market for weeks. All the while I've been begging investors not to sell short." - 03/01/2012

Platinum Closing the Gap on Gold

"Platinum appears to be rapidly overhauling gold as its fundamentals improve as industry picks up coupled with African mine troubles and it looks set to re-establish its price premium in the very near future." - 03/01/2012

A Visit to Tasman Metals' Norra Kärr Project

"If successful, this project would be a new approach to the problem of balance—namely the fact that in order to get at the 'good stuff,' such as the CREOs, you also need to deal with a potential surplus of non-CREOs." - 03/01/2012

Gold Falls 3% Following Bernanke Comments

"Wholesale market gold bullion prices dropped 3.2% to $1,727/oz in less than an hour Wednesday afternoon in London, after U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke appeared before Congress." - 02/29/2012

Precious Metal ETFs Slump on Bernanke Testimony

"In this latest round of comments to the House Financial Services Committee, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke seemed to suggest that recent trends in the unemployment rate were positive for the economy and that more stimulus might not be necessary at this time." - 02/29/2012

Bernanke's Attempt to Stem the Rising Tide of Gold and Silver

"We can be told that stimulus is passe but the reality is it will continue to be done before our very eyes." - 02/29/2012

Iran Embraces Gold as Real Money

"Mahmoud Bahmani, the governor of Iran's central bank, said the country is ready to receive payment for oil supplies in gold without hesitation. Furthermore, Iran recently used to gold in order to import food, since other financial assets were frozen." - 02/29/2012

Is Gold Backwardation Now Permanent?

"Backwardation is typically a signal of a shortage in a commodity. Anyone holding the commodity could make a risk-free profit by delivering it and getting it back later." - 02/29/2012

South Korean Rare Earth Imports Hit Two-Year Low

"South Korean manufacturers have been reducing their dependence on high-priced Chinese rare earth imports and have replaced them with lower-cost Japanese shipments." - 02/29/2012

Is the Silver Surge Sustainable?

"There does seem to be some momentum building in the silver price again and, given a relatively orderly market, there is no reason for silver not to continue shining, provided gold remains firm to rising." - 02/28/2012

Small Cap Gold Stocks Successfully Retest 2010 Breakout

"Gold companies are generating record profits and the price of gold is near its all-time high, yet leveraged small caps are trading near a low relative to gold." - 02/28/2012

Indian Gold ETF Investment Doubled Last Year; Set to Surge in 2012

"Indian investors just cannot keep away from gold. If not in the physical form in terms of jewelry, gold biscuits or gold coins, small investors, corporate houses in India and small and medium enterprises have decided to go a stage further and invest in paper gold." - 02/27/2012

Forecasting Final Week of February for Precious Metals, Gold Stocks and the Dollar

"Gold broke through a key resistance level and is slowly drifting back down to test the breakout level to see if it is support. If so, then gold should continue higher in the coming days." - 02/27/2012

Precious Metals Under Pressure as Investors and Traders Take Breather

"Prices for buying gold dropped to $1,764/oz Monday morning London time, a 0.5% fall from Friday's close, while stocks, commodities and the euro all lost ground." - 02/27/2012

China Now Planning to Boost REE Exports and Output

"China is set to double exports of rare earths in 2012 from its drastically lower 2011 levels in order to meet government quotas. Though the overseas sales quota is expected to remain more or less unchanged in 2012, the Asian powerhouse has been curbing exports since 2009." - 02/27/2012

Investing In Silver: How to Buy Silver Coins and Bars

"Like gold, investing in silver is a great hedge against inflation and financial turmoil alike. It's why demand for silver is increasing at an astonishing rate." - 02/27/2012

Will Another Round of LTRO Send Gold and Silver Higher?

"If Wednesday's LTRO satisfies the market and sends the euro higher, gold and silver are also likely to climb higher." - 02/27/2012

The Financial System Is Sick: Are Precious Metals the Cure?

"History has show us over and over again that owning gold and silver is the best way of protecting yourself when currencies become devalued or inflated away to nothing." - 02/27/2012

Gold Stocks Nearing End of Wall-of-Worry Stage

"Increased dividends will attract more mainstream investors who can achieve income, inflation protection and exposure to a bull market. However, the real gains will be in juniors who can grow their production or juniors that outline significant discoveries." - 02/24/2012

Silver and Gold Looking at Gains on Week

"Heading into the weekend, gold bullion at lunchtime Friday looked set for a weekly gain of over 3%, with silver looking at a gain of over 6% on last Friday's close." - 02/24/2012

Will Gold be Paulson's Next 'Greatest Trade Ever'?

"As the demand for gold continues to climb, its scarcity will become a major factor. Those who want exposure to gold will look progressively toward gold stocks." - 02/24/2012

London Metal Exchange Reviews Bids, Changes Fees

"The London Metal Exchange board examined non-binding bids for the world's biggest marketplace for industrial metals on Thursday, but a partial climbdown on plans to charge a controversial new trading fee could threaten the sale." - 02/24/2012

Spanish Treasure to be Flown Home from US Military Base

"A treasure trove of gold and silver coins worth $500M and recovered from the wreckage of Spanish ship sunk during colonial times will be returned to Spain from Florida on Friday aboard military aircraft." - 02/24/2012

Rare Earth Investment Update

"It's hard to miss the steep rise in prices from mid-2010 to April 2011. Should we expect similar price spikes in the future? And what's the long-term trend?" - 02/24/2012

Will Gold Miners Finally Get Some Respect?

"Although miners have underperformed bullion, recent earnings may finally cause a shift in sentiment and share prices." - 02/24/2012

South African Project May Host Highest Grade Rare Earths Deposit Outside China

"One of the largest known rare earth resources outside of China classified under international resource reporting standards could well be in production by mid-2015." - 02/23/2012

If Gold Could Talk

"After what I've witnessed throughout history, and based on the current path your government leaders insist on pursuing, I suggest using me as your savings vehicle instead of putting dollars in a bank." - 02/23/2012

India Predicted to Import More Silver in 2012

"Silver prices in India have more than doubled in the last two years. Despite the high prices, the consumption of the metal has been rising in India." - 02/23/2012

Poll Names New Brunswick Most Attractive Mining Jurisdiction

"Of the 93 jurisdictions the Frasier Institute survey covered, Finland, Alberta, Wyoming, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Sweden, Nevada, Ireland and the Yukon all made it into the top 10." - 02/23/2012

Bailouts Benefitting Metals Miners

"The short-term deflationary crisis in 2011 provided a unique opportunity to buy undervalued miners at historic bargain-basement prices." - 02/23/2012

Gold Steady After Yesterday's Big Rise

"Gold prices held steady just off $1,760/oz during Wednesday morning trading in London, after a rally in Tuesday's U.S. session saw gold climb 1.3%." - 02/22/2012

Ben Graham's Curse on Gold

"In order to have sustained, long-term investment success, one must accept that an intelligent portfolio allocation needs to include not two but three broad categories of investment: stocks, bonds and gold, with the amounts allocated to each guided by relative valuation." - 02/22/2012

Do Central Banks Care More About the Dow or Gold?

"As paper assets continue to underperform, wise central banks and investors will protect themselves with precious metals, the time-tested method of preserving wealth." - 02/22/2012

Will the Greek Bailout Make Gold and Silver Rise or Fall?

"Gold will not replace currencies in the current monetary system, but it can and will support them." - 02/21/2012

Buffett Mischaracterizes Gold's Bull Market

"The next breakout in the gold equities and the metals themselves will serve as a recognition move to the masses. It will be a springboard to an eventual bubble. This is a very volatile, cyclical sector so one must do Buffett-like due diligence in picking stocks." - 02/21/2012

Bailouts Benefitting Gold, Silver, Uranium and Rare Earth Miners

"We feel that it is only a matter of time before the precious metal miners themselves participate in reflecting the burgeoning mining bull market." - 02/21/2012

Gold's Consolidation Phase Continues

"Wholesale market gold bullion prices held above $1,730/oz in Monday morning's London trading, while European stocks and commodities edged higher amid hopes that policymakers might finally approve Greece's second bailout." - 02/20/2012

China's 'Mystery' Gold Buyer

"For Asia's ravenous gold buying, state interference is perhaps the present threat, especially in a market averaging 36% compound growth by value each year since China began deregulating gold a decade ago." - 02/20/2012

Silver Could Double by Year-End

"Once fear begins to subside, look for precious metals to come roaring back to new highs by midyear. Whenever the next financial crisis finally hits, we are likely to witness a new injection of quantitative easing that is even stronger than what transpired in 2008." - 02/18/2012

Quiet Session Sees Gold and Silver Flat

"Spot market prices for buying gold held just above $1,730/oz during flat trading this morning in London, as speculation continued over whether a Greek bailout will be agreed next week." - 02/17/2012

Record High Gold Prices Fail to Curb Global Demand

"Gold prices continue to receive additional support as central banks not only devalue fiat currencies, but also purchase gold themselves." - 02/17/2012

Silver Eagles Soar

"Investors are currently risk averse and mining stocks are not well understood by the general investing public, but at least one thing is going to become very apparent to most: The best way to hedge yourself against inflation could be owning silver." - 02/17/2012

Suppressing Gold

"Someone is capping gold, but this is a bull market with both the primary and secondary trends headed higher. Under such conditions, stay long and buy dips where liquidity allows." - 02/17/2012

Will Gold Cleanse the World from Dirty Fiat Currencies?

"Despite a temporary boost in the dollar this month, gold and silver continue to receive support from extremely loose global monetary policies." - 02/16/2012

Are We at Gold "In Extremis"?

"Gold brings interbank/international liquidity to clogged credit markets, acting as a guarantee of repayment and allowing for the lowering of interest rates on interbank/international loans. This role supports the paper money system." - 02/16/2012

Gold Stocks Basing After Bottom

"We expect 2012 to be a transition year in which precious metals reemerge while the broad market peters out at resistance." - 02/16/2012

Euro Crisis Still Supporting Gold

"The euro fell sharply against the dollar Wednesday lunchtime, after German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble expressed concern over whether Greece can be given its second bailout." - 02/15/2012

The Lesson of Half-Hearted QE

"Keeping banks on life support, as the Japanese experience shows, will mean extending and expanding QE indefinitely." - 02/15/2012

A Financial Perspective on Graphite

"Graphite is gaining momentum, but understanding, education and interest are all low. Go, go, go, because graphite is going to be a race." - 02/15/2012

Gold's Demise!

"I view gold not as some smoky fantasy involving riches beyond my wildest dreams, but as a way to protect myself and my family from a future fraught with peril." - 02/14/2012

Why I'm Taking Gold Double Eagles on My Next Trip to Utah

"Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may think he has everything under control, but the truth is the monetary ground is literally shifting beneath our feet. That's why his loose monetary policy has some U.S. states looking to get into the gold coin business." - 02/14/2012

2012: A Political Year for Gold

"Physical gold and silver will be the outright winners in this era of currency debasement." - 02/13/2012

Where a Nation's Gold and Your Gold Should Be Held

"There are reputable vault companies in Switzerland that are entirely Swiss-based and so can offer the sort of security that their clients want. This is where foreign gold investors are the most secure." - 02/13/2012

Dollar Weakness Creating Gold Demand after Greek Deal

"Spot market gold prices touched $1,733/oz as stock markets, commodities and the euro all rallied following Greece's vote in favor of new austerity measures." - 02/13/2012

Stock Market Repeating Itself: Michael Ballanger

The resource markets have weathered some death defying ups and downs lately. But Michael Ballanger, senior investment advisor with Toronto-based Union Securities, is looking for a renewed period of growth in the TSX Venture Composite Index. Is it too soon to see such a heady rebound? In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Ballanger makes his case for history repeating itself. - 02/13/2012

Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest: Trading Gold for Oil

"Buying oil with gold is not a viable economic, monetary or political strategy for China or India." - 02/13/2012

Sideways Trading for Gold and the HUI Index

"Unlike gold, the HUI index has not broken above the negative trend line just yet, so for the moment mining shares are still underperforming the gold price." - 02/13/2012

Of Jobs, Debts and Budgets

"November 2011 was a bad month for consumers: Revolving debt went up more than 8% and this dubious accomplishment was accompanied by the biggest month-to-month growth in overall consumer debt since 2001." - 02/12/2012

Gold Seasonality: Can We Profit From It?

"Investing or trading based on seasonal patterns alone is a little unwise, considering the fragile state of the global economy and the variation that can occur within the model." - 02/11/2012

Profit in the Investment Ecosystem: Catherine Austin Fitts

When money managers refer to total return funds, they're generally talking about investments that promise to deliver returns that beat the prevailing rate of interest while preserving capital. Investment advisor and Solari Report Publisher Catherine Austin Fitts takes the totality concept to a whole new level by focusing on net positive total returns. As she explains in this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, she hunts for companies that offer value not only to stockholders but for society. - 02/10/2012

How Bull Markets Evolve into Bubbles

"Gold stocks have made little net progress in the last four years while gold has nearly doubled." - 02/10/2012

Profit from Volatility in Gold and Silver Prices

"One must not be discouraged or give up during volatile selloffs like 2008, 2010 or 2011, and run to cash. One must use short-term volatility to one’s advantage and go against the latest fad." - 02/10/2012

Critical Rare Earths Face Looming Shortage

"The most optimistic of projections suggests a shortage of 20,000 tons of critical rare earth metals is likely to develop by 2015, a review of the sector's status concluded at the Investing in African Mining Indaba conference." - 02/10/2012

China's Rebalancing Should Be Good for Gold Demand

"The rapid growth of Chinese gold demand suggests that many of those who can afford it choose to use some of their savings to buy gold; indeed, many have chosen to store some savings as gold." - 02/09/2012

In the Bullring with Gold

"To goldbugs, two more years of near-zero short-term interest rates means negative real interest rates are here to stay, and this has historically been a strong driver for higher gold prices." - 02/08/2012

Where a Nation's Gold—and Your Gold—Should Be Held

"Governments feel free to impose restraints on other people's assets within their jurisdiction." - 02/08/2012

Gold Steady as Dollar Hits Two-Month Low

"Wholesale market prices for gold bullion held steady just below $1,750/oz Wednesday morning in London, a 2.2% gain on yesterday's low, after rallying Tuesday following comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke." - 02/08/2012

Gold Stars in Greek Drama

"Currently, gold is trading off events created by the ongoing Greece financial drama. Behind the scenes, there's the possibility of quantitative easing programs coming back into play, not only here in the U.S., but abroad as well." - 02/08/2012

A New Reason Gold Stocks Will Soar

"An increasingly desperate clamor for exposure to gold could light a short fuse for our market sector. It's not here yet, but when the rush starts, it will be both breathtaking and life-changing." - 02/08/2012

The Fed Resumes Printing

"The gold price is driven by Fed policies and its bias toward printing money rather than defending the dollar's purchasing power." - 02/07/2012

Precious Metals Remain Strong as Greece Nears Deadline

"Although the euro is giving a boost to the dollar, gold and silver continue to maintain key support levels." - 02/07/2012

Gold's Journey Continues

"Gold is the Odysseus of the markets, destined to wander the hinterland of the financial world for years without achieving the deserved safe haven status." - 02/07/2012

Gold Rollercoaster Heads Yet Lower

"Gold prices began their downward move on Friday following the publication of better-than-expected U.S. nonfarm jobs data." - 02/06/2012

Was Friday's Price Action in Gold Signaling a Top in the S&P 500?

"Ultimately, the Federal Reserve's most recent announcements have served to help flatten the short end of the yield curve further while providing a launching pad for equities and precious metals." - 02/06/2012

Dangerous Times Ahead

"Gold is almost certainly going to be locked in a very choppy, extended trading range till at least the fall, and probably into next spring, before the next C-wave can breakout to new highs." - 02/05/2012

How to Find the Best Junior Gold Stocks

"Speculating and investing in the junior gold sector is difficult. It is a far more difficult industry than others and that is why companies continue to struggle and fail even with the luxury of high metal prices." - 02/05/2012

Unemployment Rate Drops: Should You Sell Gold?

"The decrease in the headline unemployment rate is welcomed, but it does not signal a stable economy. With sluggish economic growth and money-printer-happy policymakers, investors will see a continuation of stimulus programs and deficits." - 02/04/2012

Gold Juniors Poised to Rebound: Joe Mazumdar

Economics and politics. Accretion and repletion. Mergers and acquisitions. Joe Mazumdar, senior mining analyst with Haywood Securities, sees all of these as catalysts for a rebound in the junior gold space in 2012. In this exclusive Gold Report interview, he reveals the names of companies he expects to take off. - 02/03/2012

Precious Metals Dip Following Strong US Jobs News

"Spot market gold prices slipped back below $1,750/oz while stock markets rallied strongly following the release of better-than-expected U.S. jobs figures on Friday." - 02/03/2012

How Much Gold Is China Really Importing?

"Who is supplying the additional, yet unrecorded, quantities of gold to the Chinese market? Is it a covert operation with Russia, South America, an African state or indeed any number of the illustrious banks domiciled in the West?" - 02/03/2012

Indian Silver Investment Surges

"Traders in India were betting big time on silver futures even as retail speculators have ensured that the white metal remains the highest traded commodity on the exchanges." - 02/03/2012

The Shift to Measuring Wealth in Gold Ounces

"The shift from measuring wealth in terms of paper claims (dollars) to gold ounces, and the limited means to increase gold ounces, will change the business and investment world significantly, and will create a massive rush into those opportunities that increase gold ounces." - 02/02/2012

Gold, Stocks and the Euro All Gain

"Based on month-end PM London Fix prices, January saw gold's biggest calendar month gain in dollar terms since September 1999." - 02/01/2012

Where's All the Gold China Is Buying?

"The argument stands that China is increasing its gold reserves surreptitiously because if it were confirmed officially that it was adding, say, 300t or more to its reserves annually this would have a strong upward impact on the gold price and make it more expensive to add further amounts of gold." - 02/01/2012

January Was a Good Month for Uranium and Rare Earth Miners

"The month of January is a harbinger for what may happen in the year 2012. This month we have seen both uranium stocks and rare earth stocks outperform the general market despite negative news." - 02/01/2012

Are You Ready for Some Super Bowl Inflation?

"In a post flash-crash and MF Global-bankruptcy world, investor confidence is shifting toward preserving wealth with hard assets." - 02/01/2012

Gold Doesn't Care!

"Gold will move to the front of the line and take its rightful place as the one and only real money." - 02/01/2012

WTO Ruling on China's Raw Materials Exports May Not Ease REE Constraints

"Despite the WTO's successful challenge of Chinese export restrictions on raw materials, the European Commission and the U.S. probably won't make much headway on China's REE domestic production restrictions." - 02/01/2012

Fed Action Will Decide Next Major Move for Gold

"Economic strife in Europe is the biggest deciding factor for gold prices this coming year due to the impact it will have on global monetary policy." - 01/31/2012

Beijing Shoppers Snatching Up Gold

"During last week's Lunar New Year holiday, China saw a 'gold rush,' with consumers spending more on gold than during the 2011 festival." - 01/30/2012

Junior Gold Stocks Rebound from Lows

"Mining companies that grow their business and add value could perform fantastically thanks to a likely increase in the valuation of the sector." - 01/30/2012

Silver: Epic Reversal

"If silver blasts through $40/oz, it's probably on its way to the all-time high. In that case, the next big move would be to the upside, with potential for $70/oz targets and triple-digit silver prices." - 01/30/2012

Junior Gold Stocks Rebound from Lows

"Mining companies that grow their businesses and add value could perform fantastically thanks to a likely increase in the valuation of the sector." - 01/30/2012

Copper Continues to Confound the Commodities Crowd

"In the long run, we will continue to use more copper worldwide every year than we are discovering in new deposits and developing into new mines. Therefore, I remain a long-term secular bull for copper, as the citizens of emerging market countries demand the electricity, modern-day transportation and myriad of consumer goods and conveniences that we view as necessities in the developed world." - 01/30/2012

Is 2012 the Year of the Golden Dragon?

"More Chinese customers are purchasing gold as a way to give a gift that will also offer protection from inflation and preserve wealth." - 01/30/2012

Why Gold Is Shining Bright and What the Fed Is Doing

"If central banks around the world continue to print money, there are only a few places to hide. Precious metals and other commodities like oil will vastly outperform stocks in the long run if the dollar continues to slide." - 01/30/2012

Gold Stocks To Rally Like During The Great Depression

"It appears that we have conditions that are ideal for gold stocks to finally take the lead in this bull market." - 01/29/2012

Arguing with the Market

"If Bernanke can break the dollar rally and get the dollar moving south again there is no way we are going to experience a deflationary bear market this year." - 01/29/2012

The Long-Term Bull Market E Wave Count

"My instincts still tell me that the S&P 500 lows of 1,074 may have been primary wave 4, and we are in primary wave 5 up now." - 01/29/2012

Gold Has Foundation to Build Next Move Higher

"Wholesale market gold prices were headed for their biggest one-week rise since the start of December in London Friday, climbing back through $1,720/oz, a weekly gain of over 3%." - 01/27/2012

Central Bank Gold: Joining the Dots

"Central banks control a shrinking proportion of what's been mined from the ground. A far greater tonnage of gold again is finding its way into private ownership, and there it's having a greater still impact on how money and finance work." - 01/27/2012

With Friends Like These, Does Gold Need an Official QE3?

"Recent moves by the Fed and Congress are very friendly to precious metals. They reinforce the belief that officials will continue to flood the economy with money in hopes of spurring growth. This reinforcement of friendship has helped gold prices increase more than 12% this month." - 01/27/2012

Gold ETF Mass Exodus

"The ETF GLD acts as an incredibly important conduit for the vast pools of stock-market capital to easily flow into and out of physical gold bullion." - 01/27/2012

Coming Scarcity of HREEs in Modern Apps Looks Good for Canadian Companies

"The geology of Canada and the remote regions, especially the north, provide excellent opportunities for finding the resource with the narrowest niches." - 01/27/2012

Junior Resources Companies Set to Outperform?

"Emerging market countries, including Brazil, India and China, have switched from a tightening mode to an easing cycle, which generally has had a positive effect on the markets." - 01/27/2012

Broken Dollar

"The risk is great that the stock market could enter a runaway type rally if the dollar has begun the move down into an intermediate-degree bottom." - 01/26/2012

Silver Price Forecast 2012: I Stand by $140/oz Silver

"Market conditions often cause silver to fall behind gold for quite some time, whereafter silver normally catches up in a big way." - 01/26/2012

The Surprise Rally in Gold and Silver

"Gold appears to be making a reversal at oversold and long-term support levels, breaking a five-month downtrend." - 01/26/2012

Fed Policy Set to Support Gold

"Spot market gold bullion prices dropped to $1,653/oz Wednesday morning, down 1.7% from Monday's high, while stock markets, commodities and the euro all slid and U.S. Treasuries gained after the head of the International Monetary Fund suggested the European Central Bank could take losses on its Greek bond holdings." - 01/25/2012

Should Apple Buy Gold?

"What should Apple do with its massive cash hoard? A relatively small gold position in Apple's portfolio could help the company further offset currency and monetary policy risks to its $97.6B stockpile." - 01/25/2012

The Fed Weighs In!

"Right now no one owns gold outside of institutions and the so-called 'smart money' that filled out their positions years ago. That means the potential for much higher prices is tremendous." - 01/25/2012

Will Iran Kill the Petrodollar?

"A major portion of the dollar's valuation stems from its lock on the oil industry—if that monopoly fades, so too will the value of the dollar. There is one outcome that we foresee with certainty: Gold will rise. Uncertainty around paper money always bodes well for gold." - 01/25/2012

Rare Earths Breaking Downtrend to the Upside

"The handheld smart devices envisioned by early pioneers such as Steve Jobs would only have existed in the fertile brains of a handful of scientists in the absence of rare earths." - 01/25/2012

When Will Silver Reach a New High?

"Silver is more volatile than gold. Already in this decade, silver has risen by a factor of 12 from its 10-year low ($48.70/oz vs. $4.07/oz), while gold has seen about a sevenfold climb ($255.95/oz vs. $1,895/oz)." - 01/24/2012

Super Mario

"The euro discount is helping German exporters but didn't do the gold price any favors. Gold has seen a nice bounce in the past two weeks, aided by Iranian saber rattling." - 01/24/2012

Gold Traders Welcome Chinese New Year Celebrations

"The week-long celebrations in China to usher in the Year of the Dragon are set to boost demand for gold, and traders say 2012 looks to be another good year for the metal." - 01/24/2012

Another Chance to Sell Common Stocks and Buy Precious Metals

"Recently, we noted a potential major bottom in both the metals and the mining stocks. With common stocks nearing major resistance, it is no surprise that we are nearing a point where the secular bull trend is ripe for reemergence." - 01/24/2012

India to Buy Iranian Oil with Gold

"This is only going to accelerate the decline of the dollar and its role as world reserve currency. It should also help boost the price of gold and further legitimize the movement to return to a gold standard." - 01/24/2012

What Does a Flattening Yield Curve Mean for Gold?

"The yield curve is an immensely useful economic indicator and hence can be used as one of the determinants of the gold price." - 01/23/2012

Gold Touches Six-Week High as Technicals Turning More Bullish

"The U.S. dollar cost to buy gold hit a six-week high of $1,677/oz Monday morning in London, as stock markets, commodities and the euro all pushed higher and U.S. Treasury bond prices dipped." - 01/23/2012

It May Take a Dragon to Breathe Fire into Markets

"China's rapid growth has made a powerful case for commodities over the past several years. Once the country shifted from exporting to importing a commodity, there was no looking back." - 01/23/2012

Gold Confiscation: A Reality? (Part III)

"We would go so far as to say that all the world's central banks are very aware of the need to continue to use gold in the monetary system and, more pertinently, that that role is growing, much as they hate that prospect." - 01/21/2012

A Path to Gold and Copper Production: Kwong-Mun Achong Low

Kwong-Mun Achong Low, an analyst with Northern Securities in Canada, thinks that copper and gold juniors are in for a better run this year. He's ferreted out the juniors with the most promising management and assets that are on a path to production—not to mention rising stock prices. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Achong Low discusses why copper may have a slight edge on gold in 2012 and what companies are the crown jewels of his coverage list. - 01/20/2012

Gold for the Week Down in Euros, Up in Dollars

"'With physical demand providing little support, the dollar continues to largely dictate movements in gold.'" - 01/20/2012

Gold-Stock Upleg Cycles

"Traders aren't very enthusiastic about the gold mining sector at the moment. But they sure would be if they understood the gold-stock upleg cycles." - 01/20/2012

Inflation Concerns Remain as Gold and Silver Climb Higher

"A growing consensus of economists predicts that the Federal Reserve is likely to inject another $1T worth of easing to stimulate the economy. Such a move will provide yet another blow to the U.S. dollar and another catalyst for higher gold and silver prices." - 01/20/2012

QE3, $2,200 Gold, and the Trillion-Dollar Bazooka

"According to SocGen, QE3 is headed our way this coming March, focused on mortgage-backed securities purchases on the order of $600B over six to eight months. They see U.S. equities, European equities, oil and especially gold benefiting from this new round of fiat money printing." - 01/20/2012

Safe Havens

"I believe the gold price bottom we saw in late December is of extreme importance as it represents the transition from the second phase of the bull market on into the third phase." - 01/20/2012

Gold Seeing Resistance at $1,667/oz

"The spot market price to buy gold climbed to $1,658/oz during Wednesday morning's London trade, following reports that the International Monetary Fund is seeking to boost its lending capacity by $1T." - 01/18/2012

Silver's 2011 Big Move: Was It The End Or The Beginning?

"I see no evidence to suggest that anything we've seen so far was the end of the silver bull market, so I am expecting a very powerful upleg yet to unfold." - 01/18/2012

Gold ETFs May Continue to Shine in 2012

"Some of the factors that will likely support gold's upward trend in 2012 are rising inflationary expectations and heightened macroeconomic uncertainty in many countries." - 01/18/2012

Resource Stocks Breaking Out of Bases and Forming New Uptrends

"We noticed positive signals on our indicators suggesting that an impressive rally was in the offing, especially in our deeply oversold industrial metal miners." - 01/18/2012

When Will Gold Reach a New High?

"We're confident that a new high in the gold price will come at some point, because many major currencies are unsound and overburdened with debt. Indeed, the ultimate high could be frighteningly higher than current levels." - 01/18/2012

Chinese Dragon to Unshackle Renminbi?

"Chinese consumer spending is likely to have been underreported for some time; we don’t think a housing bust in China will stifle consumer spending as much as some fear." - 01/18/2012

Will China Unleash More Stimulus and Boost Gold Prices?

"Although China may not provide more monetary easing through rate cuts, the nation avoiding a hard landing is bullish for precious metals and commodities." - 01/18/2012

Real Risks to the Gold Price

"It's the real rate of interest that really matters to the ebb and flow of gold demand in the end." - 01/18/2012

Gold and Silver Outlook in 2012

"The bull market is far from over. Gold and silver have incurred technical damage and it would be excessive to expect more than a gradual recovery." - 01/17/2012

China: Hub of the Global Gold Market?

"With demand at its current levels, gold imports unrestrained and its own gold production now the world's largest national production level, China is inexorably moving to the heart of the gold world. It's therefore expected that China will aim to do what it can to exercise administrative dominance over it." - 01/17/2012

Has Gold's D-Wave Bottomed?

"Gold is about to be severely tested. How gold handles that test will be a big clue as to whether or not the correction is over." - 01/17/2012

Gold Gains Alongside Dollar

"U.S. dollar spot gold prices climbed to hit $1,647/oz Monday morning in London, while stock and commodity markets were broadly flat as markets absorbed Friday's news of cuts to nine Eurozone sovereign credit ratings." - 01/16/2012

New Zealand to Make 'Significant Changes' to Crown Minerals Act

"We're going to make significant changes to the Crown Minerals Act because conversations under previous ministers have found that there are opportunities to improve the way that companies can access our minerals and apply for opportunities to explore." - 01/16/2012

Gold Trend Forecast for Q112

"Expect a bumpy ride for both stocks and commodities in the first quarter of 2012." - 01/15/2012

Revisiting Our Proposal for an Overnight Gold Fund

"The majority of gold's declines in the recent major correction occurred during the intraday trading session, not the overnight trading session." - 01/15/2012

Gold Bugs, Stop Laughing!

"Even the best stores of wealth, meaning gold and silver since 2002 and especially 2007, in Japan just as much as in the U.S. and Europe, might be vulnerable. Zero growth, and the zero rates through which central banks hope to undo it, are starting to set around investors like concrete." - 01/14/2012

Will Gold Regain Its Safe-Haven Status in 2012?

"Gold and silver haven't yet benefited from the problems in Europe and instead investors have bypassed the precious metals and have flocked to the dollar." - 01/14/2012

Markets Comfortable Again with Gold

"Copper and gold provide 'the best value opportunities' for investment this year, according to a report published by Goldman Sachs on Friday." - 01/13/2012

Economic and Gold Stock 2012 Outlook

"As upheaval increases, the environment for gold improves. Then you have negative real interest rates. Inflation for energy and food combines with deflation to create stagflation. Negative real interest rates are great for gold." - 01/13/2012

People Don't Buy Gold to Make Money; They Buy It Because They Have Money

"Investments that have done well in bad times since 2007 will continue to do well. Leading that pack are gold and silver bullion as well as the derivatives and mining company shares producing them." - 01/13/2012

Wheelchairs in West Africa

"In the case of Mexico, Africa and other corporate efforts, the program coordinates with miners and prospectors to place chairs directly in the hands of the folks who need them." - 01/13/2012

Global Factors Boost Gold and Silver Demand

"Although gold and silver prices pull back at times, the demand continues to remain strong for both precious metals." - 01/13/2012

Dollar to Launch Gold

"As gold gains steam, more and more capital will flock back to it. And the universally hated gold stocks, many hammered to ridiculous levels last year, are likely to stage a massive rally as the dollar once again launches gold." - 01/13/2012

Anticipating the Golden Cross

"The 'golden cross' identifies when the 50-day short-term average crosses above the 200-day long-term average of a stock or index; today, the S&P 500 is only about one and a half percentage points away from the golden cross." - 01/12/2012

Fractal Analysis Suggests Massive Gold Rally Is Coming

"If my comparison of the patterns is accurate, then gold should rise like it did from July 1 to August 23, 2011; however, this time the move would be much bigger and with much more momentum." - 01/12/2012

Bullish Macro Factors to Drive Gold in 2012 Rather than Dollar

"The negative effects of a stronger dollar on gold are likely to be largely diminished in 2012, allowing the bullish macro drivers to dictate price action once again." - 01/11/2012

What Do Euro's Lows Mean For Precious Metals?

"We emphasize the importance of avoiding knee jerk reactions when precious metals experience healthy pullbacks." - 01/11/2012

Why Silver For A Monetary Collapse?

"The debt-based monetary system has created a 'mirror-effect,' whereby, silver (and gold) is pushed down in value and paper assets such as general stocks are pushed up in value." - 01/11/2012

China's 2012 Gold Panic

"In a U.S. election year, Beijing's policy wonks are arguing over cutting the yuan's foreign exchange value, not raising it." - 01/11/2012

Platinum Price Looking Cheap, but Europe Still Has Swing Vote

"If Europe manages to find some kind of solution, platinum's fundamental problems could reassert themselves in the price, but for the moment, investors remain wary." - 01/11/2012

Two Long/Short Pair Trades For 2012

"When monetary policy becomes more accommodative, U.S. real interest rates decline and gold prices rise. Over recent weeks gold prices have fallen but U.S. real interest rates have remained low, and this pair trade is speculating that the two will converge again." - 01/10/2012

Gold Confiscation a Reality? (Part 2)

"Despite the 40-year-long campaign to prevent gold from returning to any active role in the developed world's monetary system, gold remains the only universally accepted currency whose supply cannot be increased by policy makers." - 01/10/2012

Look for End of Debt Supercycle: Thoughts from the U.S. Global Investors 2012 Forecast

What do investors need to be watching out for in 2012? More Eurozone drama? Record gold highs? A hard landing in China? The U.S. Global Investors team addressed these questions with Endgame: The End of the Debt Supercycle author John Mauldin in a Jan. 5 Outlook 2012 webinar. The Streetwise Reports editors highlight some of the expert insights. - 01/09/2012

Can Precious Metals Overcome US Dollar Strength?

"Investors continue to find pullbacks in gold and silver as bargains because the world still faces an insolvent issue." - 01/09/2012

Is Resurrection of Undervalued Miners Starting?

"Rare earths are emerging from their 2011 slumber, and some stocks are showing impressive percentage gains." - 01/09/2012

Gold Up 5% on Week in Euros as Recession Data Hit Europe

"The dollar cost of buying gold hovered around $1,620/oz Friday morning London time, becoming a bit more volatile following the release of U.S. employment data but failing to establish a definite direction, while stocks and commodities edged higher." - 01/06/2012

Using Options to Hedge Against a GLD Collapse

"The major benefit of using an ETF such as GLD is that one can gain exposure to the gold price as easily as buying a stock and one can effectively trade gold options as easily as trading stock options. However, some are concerned over the stability of GLD in the event of a run on the fund." - 01/06/2012

The Party May Be Over!

"Gold may or may not have put in a final D-Wave bottom last week. But there is a good chance that bottom is going to get tested in the next couple of weeks." - 01/06/2012

Gold Confiscation: A Reality?

"Many of the leading fund managers in the U.S. and elsewhere are expecting that governments will confiscate their citizens' gold. It will be to facilitate loans, swaps, lower interest rates and shore up international confidence in the turbulent, stressed, paper-currency world in which we live." - 01/06/2012

Gold Begins 12th Bull Year

"You need to understand that gold is beginning the twelfth year of major bull market; perhaps the most unprecedented bull market in our lifetime." - 01/06/2012

US Dollar and Currencies: Review and Outlook

"Central bankers may ramp up their printing presses in an effort to limit 'contagion' concerns. As such, the currency markets may be the purest way to take a view on the mania of policy makers." - 01/05/2012

Queenston Rejuvenating Gold-Rich Kirkland Lake Mining Camp

"Located in Ontario along the border with Quebec, the Kirkland Lake Gold Camp is believed to host nine greater than one-million-ounce gold deposits." - 01/05/2012

Gold Stocks Complete First Major Bottom Since 2008

"In 2011 the gold equities did not crash. They merely digested and consolidated the massive recovery gains from 2009 and 2010. This persistent consolidation has left many scared, frustrated and distrustful of the sector at precisely the wrong time." - 01/05/2012

Why Has Gold Been Down?

"Stay the course with your precious metals investments, no matter how the short-term picture looks. Gold stocks remain undervalued, and these are turbulent times. They appear to be far from over. Gold remains the #1 asset protector." - 01/05/2012

Why Rising Debt Will Lead to $10,000 Gold

"We may not be able to heal the global economic problems of government debt, but individuals can protect and even increase their wealth through gold ownership." - 01/05/2012

Weak Dollar and Physical Demand Could Support Gold

"'Gold may not be a safe haven in financial turmoil,but it does seem to function as a safe haven against real-world geopolitical risks.'" - 01/04/2012

Significant News for Ucore

"'On this announcement, the stock has risen 13% on above average volume.'" - 01/04/2012

Dr. Copper Heading Back to School

"When combined with the financialization of the market and the increased usage of other materials to replace the red metal, the murky nature of Chinese copper demand means the metal's honorary doctorate should probably be rescinded for the time being." - 01/03/2012

Gold and Silver Surge in First Trading Session of 2012

"In addition to uncertainty in Iran, gold continued to edge higher after the most recent Federal Reserve announcement. The central bank announced it will begin to publish policymakers' projections for its benchmark interest rate on overnight loans, and when officials expect the first rise to occur." - 01/03/2012

Gold Price Forecast 2012: The Impetus for the Mania Phase in Gold

"A falling dow, with weak economic conditions, will be the impetus for the next massive rally in gold, just like it was in previous bull markets. A falling and/or weak Dow will in some way represent the diverting of value from stocks to gold." - 01/03/2012

2012: The Recognition of the Age of Critical Technology Materials

"The rare earths supply frenzy has exposed an irreversible shift in the demand/supply picture for all technology materials." - 01/02/2012

China's Future Deconstructed: Holmes vs. Chang

China has become the $5.88 trillion question in the world financial equation for 2012. In an attempt to gauge the direction of this economic elephant, Cambridge House International is asking two China experts to debate the health of the second-largest economy at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference January 22. We called the two speakers for a preview of the tactics they will take in this epic debate. - 12/30/2011

Gold Records 11th Annual Gain, Ends 2011 Up 11%

"The price of physical gold crept higher early Friday, recovering half of this week's 5% loss to near six-month lows as the euro rallied from 12-month lows and world stock markets held flat." - 12/30/2011

Gold's D-Wave Confirmed

"The combination of the dollar rally out of its three-year cycle low, gold's yearly cycle low and a D-Wave decline are going to produce a very sharp correction in the gold bull market." - 12/29/2011

Dangerous Rare Earth Supply Risk

"The U.S. Department of Energy just warned rare earth supplies are facing some of their most critical supply levels. If things don't improve, many of our greatest technological advancements could start disappearing from store shelves." - 12/29/2011

Time to Buy the Rare Earth Metals ETF (REMX)?

"While demand is slack right now, the incredible importance of the materials in this space and their wide range of applications ensures that they will always see a decent level of buying." - 12/29/2011

Indian Jewelers Reduce Gold Content to Lift Sales

"Jewelers have resorted to reducing the gold content in jewelry pieces and replacing it with diamonds or other precious stones." - 12/29/2011

Market Looks Poised to Reverse Hard to Downside Within Days

"The patterns that I am seeing are based on crowd behavioral 'Elliott Wave' analysis that now favors a 70% probability of a bearish decline beginning very shortly to the 1150s area on the S&P 500 index." - 12/29/2011

First Round Chinese Rare Earth Quota Allocations for 2012

"Before we get into more specifics with the numbers, it is important to note that this announcement was unusual for three reasons. . ." - 12/29/2011

Sell Gold Now or Will It Outperform Again in 2012?

"Investors have been used to prices falling for fundamental or technical analysis reasons, but the phenomenon that we first saw in 2007/2008 reared its ugly head again: Investor Meltdown." - 12/29/2011

Precious Metals Catch Up with Indian Slump

"London dealers returning to work caught up with a 1.4% drop for the week so far, plus news of falling industrial output in Japan, seasonally low jewelry demand in India and a new edict from China banning all non-official gold trading exchanges." - 12/28/2011

Platinum: Fire Sale on the Rich Man's Gold

"Historically, the price of platinum runs in tandem with the precious metals group (gold, silver, platinum and palladium). However, as platinum is less liquid and has a smaller investor set, it is much more volatile both on the upside and downside compared to gold." - 12/28/2011

U.S. Dollar Replaced by China, Japan: Positive for Gold

"As time passes, the process of the internationalization of the yuan will primarily be at the expense of the dollar." - 12/28/2011

Top 10 Commentaries of 2011

"This week I thought we'd take a moment to reflect on the eventful year it's been for natural resources." - 12/28/2011

Critical Reading for Rare Earth Metals Investors

Rare earth element coverage has exploded since The Gold Report started covering this sector in early 2009. At that point, the REE junior mining market was a $2 billion industry. Today, REE juniors are a $10 billion+ industry—give or take a one-day market fluctuation, and Streetwise Reports now has a dedicated newsletter to cover the sector: The Critical Metals Report. Let's look back at how far we have come. - 12/27/2011

How to Invest in Graphite and the Future of Graphene

"High-purity large-flake graphite is essential for the production of the lithium-ion batteries, where demand is growing rapidly due to the evolution of electric cars." - 12/26/2011

Christmas Week Rally Spied in Gold as ECB Member Sees No Reason Not to Use QE

"'We still stress the vulnerability of precious metals to a tightening of Eurozone money market liquidity,' says Standard Bank's London team, 'which might result from the region's sovereign debt problems.'" - 12/23/2011

Riders on the Gold and Silver Storm

"Those of us who are buyers and believers in the long-term continuing secular rise in resource equities are going through a time of testing." - 12/23/2011

Canadian Juniors Are Playing For Results

"Juniors, not majors, own the world's future mines and juniors are the ones most adept at finding these future mines. They already own what the world's larger mining companies need to replace reserves and grow their asset bases." - 12/23/2011

DOE Report Finds Five Clean-Energy Related REEs at Risk in Short Term

"The substantial capex required for the development of a rare earths mine, compounded by major miners' lack of interest in mining rare earths, may spell trouble in meeting future demand." - 12/23/2011

2012: The Dow's Annus Horribilis and Gold

"The Dow's inflated value, relative to the value of gold, was brought about by this debt-based monetary system." - 12/23/2011

Why Gold, Why Now!

"In spite of the momentary flashes of economic growth, the world economy continues to decline as deflationary pressures gradually increase. This is one of the reasons gold has floundered of late; that combined with the fact that it had rallied close to 50% by the time it reached the September high." - 12/23/2011

Hints on Due Diligence in Rare Earth Mining

"Professional investors prefer projects whose production costs are in the bottom quartile of their peer group. The problem with rare earths is that there are too few operating mines worldwide to construct statistically valid cost curves, so other factors must be considered." - 12/23/2011

Why We Remain Bullish on Small Mining Shares

"'The little guys' have had little to be joyous about in 2011. That, of course, is definitely a reason for vulture speculators like me to be filled with jollity." - 12/22/2011

The Currency of the Elite in the Great Financial Crisis

"'Elements of inflation, reduced living standards and totalitarianism are already present to a greater or lesser extent,' says Paul Mylchreest in his Thunder Road December report." - 12/22/2011

Silver Investors Prefer to Wait It Out

"After hitting record highs in May this year, silver prices have since fallen significantly and a number of analysts remain fairly bearish." - 12/22/2011

Sprott's Call for Silver Producers to Hold Back Metal Strikes Chord

On November 30, Eric Sprott, chairman of Sprott Inc. and one of the largest holders of physical silver and silver equities globally, issued a call to action to 17 of the world's largest silver producers to limit the sale of the metal until prices increase. In this Gold Report exclusive, we asked the activist investor and insiders what impact such a declaration could make in one of the most volatile subsets of the resource sector. - 12/21/2011

Gold Does Not Offer Comfort in Liquidity Crunch

"Despite rallying for most of this week (until the ECB announcement), the dollar price of gold bullion remains 5.6% down on the start of last week. Gold gives you comfort against currency risks, inflation, sovereign debt problems, but not against a liquidity crunch." - 12/21/2011

Imitating Big Money Could Hurt You

"Institutional buying can boost stocks to record peaks, meaning entry prices may not be attractive. Furthermore, institutions may book profits before you realize gains." - 12/21/2011

Investing vs. Speculating in Gold and Silver Stocks

"You cannot just sit in your juniors and think that they will be up 50-fold by the end of this bull market. After all, you should know by now that most juniors will fall and even fail in this historic bull market." - 12/21/2011

What Are ECB Actions and Utility Stocks Saying About Gold?

"As the financial markets around the globe continue to deteriorate and send investors running toward defensive stocks, central banks around the world will face increasing pressure to offer even more quantitative easing. Such a move will add more fuel to gold's 11-year bull market." - 12/21/2011

Gold and Silver on the Verge of a Big Move

"The question everyone keeps asking is: When can I buy gold and silver? With what is unfolding across the pond and the bullish outlook for the U.S. dollar index, the next move is a coin toss. I do feel a large move brewing in the marketplace, so I am preparing for fireworks in the first quarter of 2012." - 12/21/2011

Striking Portfolio Balance with Gold Stocks

"Gold stocks have historically ranked among some of the most volatile asset classes. Despite this volatility, investors can use gold stocks to enhance returns without adding risk to the portfolio." - 12/20/2011

Permanent Crisis: The First Five Years

"So 2012 will mark the fifth anniversary of the global financial crisis. There's little reason to think it's reached its end yet." - 12/20/2011

Are You Tempted to Sell or Eager to Buy?

"My advice is to spend a little more time watching the drivers for gold and a little less time worrying about the price. Until those things change, look for an entrance, not an exit." - 12/20/2011

Where Have All the Gold Bulls Gone?

"While tax-loss selling amidst thin trading could create additional downward pressure to close out the year, I look for a sharp rebound in precious metals to start the new year and think we will most likely see $2,000 gold during the first quarter." - 12/20/2011

Manganese-Gallium Is Not the Next Neodymium-Iron-Boron

"This new Mn-Ga compound is certainly very interesting, but unless someone finds a primary Ga deposit and can perfect inexpensive nanoscale material production, it's not going to 'revolutionize the production of magnets' anytime soon." - 12/20/2011

Physical Demand Will Determine Support for Gold

"Wholesale market gold bullion prices rose to $1,607/oz Monday lunchtime in London, 0.5% up from last Friday's close, while European stocks and commodities were broadly flat and government bond prices eased." - 12/19/2011

Sprott's Call for Silver Reinvestment Could Lead to 70% Dividends

"If you ever see a silver or gold miner innovative enough to introduce a 'dividend in kind,' make sure you pay close attention. That company could well be worth its weight in gold. . .or silver." - 12/19/2011

Are Investors Taking Advantage of Lower Gold Prices?

"Many investors viewed the pullback in precious metals last week as a another buying opportunity in the gold bull market." - 12/19/2011

Physical Demand Huge as Gold Touches $1,600/oz, but Bears in Driver's Seat

"'The problems in Europe have not been solved; buying will come back and we will see higher prices because of a lack of confidence in the financial system.'" - 12/16/2011

Stock Market Report: For What It's Worth!

"You have significant problems in Europe, the U.S., Japan and China. All the excesses of the past are coming due. It's due in Europe today, due in Japan tomorrow and due in the U.S. the next day." - 12/16/2011

Bargain Time in Gold and Silver

"Precious metals and the miners are underperforming the U.S. dollar and long term treasuries and have made a bearish technical turn momentarily. However, our gold and silver selections are pulling back in a volatile correction and may soon be reaching support levels as silver and the miners test their 2011 low and gold pulls back to its July 2011 breakout after making record gains in both 2009 and 2010." - 12/15/2011

200-Day Average Highly Significant for Gold as Liquidation & Caution Drive New 7-Week Low

"Dollar investors saw the price to buy gold dip below $1,624/oz, down over 5% from last weekend, as copper prices sank to a 2-week low and silver prices fell to their lowest point in 10 weeks, dropping through the $30/oz-level first seen in November 2010." - 12/14/2011

Gold Also Glitters During Deflations

"AIER analysis: Gold's purchasing power increased by an average of 31% across 15 deflationary periods." - 12/14/2011

The ABCs of Re-hypothecation in Gold and Securities Markets

"Re-hypothecation is when a broker reuses customer-pledged collateral to back the broker's own trades and borrowings. Using the same collateral to support two separate borrowing transactions is obviously a risky tactic." - 12/14/2011

Major U.S. Land Sale Offers a New Approach for Nevada Mining, Geothermal Development

"A huge swath of privately owned land and mineral rights along the main highway corridor serving Nevada's major mining districts is now being marketed to both major and junior mining companies by a single landowner focused on mining and geothermal leases and development." - 12/13/2011

Gold Could Correct Under $1,600/oz

"The time has come to re-reevaluate the fundamentals, reality and risks for gold and silver." - 12/13/2011

Gold Stocks: Still a Bargain

"Gold has doubled in price over the past three years while costs have not kept up, dramatically increasing the intrinsic value of a reasonably well-run gold producer." - 12/13/2011

Are Central or Commercial Banks Lending or Selling Gold?

"The big feature of last week’s decline in the gold price has been the lending of gold into the market. Commercial banks could have been doing it, but there is evidence in the past that central banks have leased gold to cap the gold price and bring it down." - 12/13/2011

US Real Interest Rates Indicate Gold Slightly Undervalued

"We see little downside in gold looking forward. More than likely we will see a rally in the coming months as a result of U.S. real rates dropping." - 12/13/2011

You Can't Print More Gold

Latest estimates predict global central banks will purchase between 475–500 tons of gold in 2011. This amount of capital flowing into gold has the potential to push prices up a level in 2012. - 12/12/2011

Place These Rare Earth Metals on Your Watch List

"While some rare earth mines are stand-alone mines, metals such as tellurium and gallium are mined as by-products.If copper, aluminum or zinc projects become uneconomical, that would likely mean a price spike for these rare metals." - 12/12/2011

First US Gold Coin Sold for Record $7.4M

"'Not only is this the highest-valued gold coin in the world, but it is also one of the most iconic pieces in all of numismatics. It is not a stretch to call this the holy grail of all collectible gold coins.'" - 12/12/2011

Gold Price Outlook 2012: Miners Will Shine as Prices Soar

"Besides the fact that gold stocks are set to charge upward, just based on their need to catch up to gold, we are entering the strongest time of the year for gold stock advances." - 12/09/2011

Gold, Silver Pullbacks in Perspective

"The current 15.6% gold decline, while considered a 'major' correction, is not out of the ordinary, particularly following the late summer spike. And after each big selloff, there was a price consolidation phase that in every instance led to higher prices." - 12/09/2011

Three Criteria for EU QE and Why It Would Be Explosive for Gold

"Gold prices jumped on the European Central Bank's announcement of policy easing, but fell back after Mario Draghi, the president of the ECB, said it would not act as a lender of last resort." - 12/09/2011

Peru Reports Gold, Iron, Tin, Moly Production up in October

"Peru's Ministry of Energy and Mining reported the production of iron ore, gold, tin, and molybdenum all increased in October 2011. However, Peruvian copper, lead and zinc output all declined during the same period." - 12/08/2011

Gold Rallies, ECB Borrowing Positive for European Liquidity

"Spot-market gold prices jumped to $1,737/oz Wednesday afternoon in London, as rumors of more aggressive monetary stimulus ahead of tomorrow's European Central Bank meeting continued to build." - 12/07/2011

Gold FIX Driving the Price

"In the last week, open market prices have tried to take the gold price down only to be pulled up by the price established at the London gold fixing. There is a structural change happening, bringing the relevance of the physical market to a far more important pricing role that it has had before." - 12/07/2011

The Catfish, Your Savings and Japan's Gold Coin Giveaway

"Greed is central to our depression's mythology. From there, the attack on capital accumulation can't be far off." - 12/07/2011

Will Gold Help Japan Sell Debt?

"Individual investors will be eligible for a gold commemorative coin valued at 10,000 yen. At 15.6 grams, (0.55 oz), it would be worth about $948 based on prices for the precious metal." - 12/07/2011

Start Thinking in Terms of Gold Price

"The only reliable way to measure the value of investments is in terms of a financial intermediary that cannot be inflated: gold." - 12/07/2011

Gold's Fourth-Wave Consolidation Nears Completion and Breakout

"As long as gold holds above $1,681/oz levels, I expect we will see a breakout north of $1,775/oz to confirm that wave 5 in gold has begun." - 12/06/2011

New Report Confirms Gold as an Excellent Portfolio Diversifier

"The relevance of gold as a strategic asset is likely to continue to grow in a world characterized by sluggish economic performance, poor investment returns, currency wars and high individual and systemic risk." - 12/06/2011

Indian Gold Dealers See 'Virtually No Demand' Despite Wedding Season

"Meanwhile, political volatility looms as Merkel heads to Paris to discuss how the 17-member Eurozone might create a fiscal union." - 12/05/2011

Silver Ready For Take-Off?

"Commercials are generally seen as the "smart money," so if they reduce their net short position, they expect prices to rise." - 12/05/2011

The US' Education Bubble

"In the twenty-first century, intellectual capital is what truly differentiates in the job market, and what helps a country grow its economy. Investments in biosciences, computers and electronics, engineering and other growing high-tech industries have been the major differentiator in recent decades." - 12/05/2011

The "Miracle Material" That Will Change the World

"Stronger than steel and lighter than a feather, [graphene] will shape virtually every part of our daily lives by the end of this decade. The possible uses are almost limitless." - 12/02/2011

Return of the Comandante's Gold

"Venezuela's gold repatriation could serve as a de facto run on the bank—driving up gold prices in the process." - 12/02/2011

Apocalypse (Not) Now

"Gold continued to exhibit the same patterns of risk asset behavior that copper, oil and equities have been displaying while the European saga has been unfolding." - 12/02/2011

Silver Investors: On the Horns of a Dilemma

"Is silver in a surplus or a deficit? It depends on who you talk to as to what kind of answer you get and whether, in fact, a surplus is really a surplus or a deficit in disguise!" - 12/02/2011

Peter Schiff's Urgent Update To Gold and Silver Investors

"'There's an old expression that nobody rings a bell when it's time to buy or sell. . .well, the world's central banks just rang a pretty loud bell to buy precious metals.'" - 12/02/2011

Putting a Gleam in Your IRA

"In today's abnormal environment, the first assets to put into your IRA are the speculative investments that you expect to hold for less than one year. Next come precious metals. Then high-yield stocks. Only if there is still room would you move in stocks being held for long-term appreciation." - 12/01/2011

Is a Parabolic Gold Blow-Off Long Overdue?

"When this expansion of credit is exhausted, confidence fails in the stocks that it once inflated, causing a massive rush to gold." - 12/01/2011

Gift-Wrapped Liquidity

"Central banks are preparing to step up their provision of currencies other than the dollar. This could be a sign that the ECB is about to take a more active role in the Eurozone crisis." - 12/01/2011

Why the Feds' Latest Rescue Effort Is Doomed

"World markets got a nice tailwind on news that the U.S. Federal Reserve is stepping into the fray, along with other central banks, to boost liquidity and support the global economy." - 12/01/2011

Brian Ostroff: Junior Gold Equities Worthy of Praise

As the market sloshes around, gold is searching for its identity. It has played currency hedge and equity adeptly at different times this year. While other investors wade through the confusion, Brian Ostroff, managing director of Montreal-based Windermere Capital, is taking the opportunity to snatch up gold mining equities that have been quietly performing under the radar. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, he contemplates why the market isn't rewarding junior gold equities worthy of praise. - 11/30/2011

Why Politicians Are Good for Gold

"After a long and lengthening political debacle on both sides of the Atlantic, the developed world remains embedded in a crisis that the political systems are unable, or unwilling, to resolve." - 11/30/2011

Gold Jumps after Central Banks Launch 'Prudent' Liquidity Measures

"As well as strengthening dollar liquidity provision, the central banks 'judge it prudent' to make arrangements to offer enhanced liquidity provision in other currencies." - 11/30/2011

$200 Gold Equity Prices Predicted

"The odds are high that we'll see a mania of epic proportions in our industry. Truly life-changing gains will be reaped by those with the foresight, courage and cash to act before it arrives." - 11/30/2011

Decoupling Rare-Earth Junior Mining

"I have personally been involved with attempts to import both ore and scrap rare-earth permanent magnets into China for processing. Both projects were initiated by Chinese companies looking for supplies for the Chinese market. Both projects were denied licenses by the Chinese government." - 11/29/2011

Where Would We Be Without Rules?

"Principles apply. . .Rules are there to give direction, especially in times of crisis." - 11/29/2011

Where is Support for Gold and Silver Stocks?

"Mining stocks are sitting pretty for savvy investors. . .we could be looking at a massive springboard into the next phase of the precious metals bull market." - 11/29/2011

Europe's Red Tape Blues

"The high level of danger in the eurobond markets doesn't allow for democratic niceties right now, but the underlying issue is not going to go away. Austerity required to fix the problem will be long-lasting and in many cases severe." - 11/28/2011

Will the Use of Gold as Collateral Push the Gold Price Down?

"The arguments against any Eurozone constituent using gold as collateral currently are powerful. The move would smack of desperation and might even harm a country's ability to borrow, rather than help it." - 11/28/2011

Gold Back Above $1,700

"The spot market gold price climbed to $1,718 an ounce Monday, a 2.1% gain on Friday's close, following news that leaders may be close to an agreement on the Eurozone rescue fund." - 11/28/2011

Is This December Similar to 2007 & 2008 for Gold and Stocks?

"Last year we saw three major rallies that made it easy for anyone who bought into the trend to make money, if managed properly." - 11/28/2011

Poor Communication, Fed Style

"One gets the sense that the Fed now hopes to raise inflationary expectations and thus stimulate economic activity by merely hinting that QE3 will happen, in the hope of never having to actually do it." - 11/25/2011

Gold Falls on Black Friday

U.S. dollar gold prices looked set for a second weekly drop in a row Friday while stocks, commodities and government bond prices also lost ground as Belgium became the latest country to be sucked into the European sovereign bond crisis. - 11/25/2011

Is Gold Going to Fall to $1,500?

"The investment climate is very wintery from the bottom of the financial structures right up to the markets themselves." - 11/25/2011

Stock Market Report: It's a Turkey

"The markets haven't changed all that much this past month, but the potential for a significant decline is increasing with each passing day." - 11/24/2011

Is Gold Still the Answer for Investors?

"There is no reason to fear gold pullbacks and every reason to expect even more positive returns in the gold mining stocks that are still catching up to the rapid gold rise." - 11/23/2011

China Changing the Global Gold Market

"There's another effect of this push for gold ownership: it's dislodging the dollar as the world's main reserve currency." - 11/23/2011

Headline Risk Surrounds Gold & S&P 500

"Uncertainty surrounds the commodities market as the collapse of MF Global has interrupted traditional capital flows and broad based volume around the world." - 11/23/2011

Time for U.S. to Focus on Mining

"Never have so many road blocks been thrown into the paths of uranium and rare earths. Sooner or later the realization must dawn on our leaders that these sectors represent true wealth and the most profitable places to invest stimulus funds." - 11/23/2011

Gold Slides in Choppy Conditions

"Negative sentiment surrounding the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis and concerns that some economies are heading for a 'double-dip' recession continues to lift market uncertainty and consequent choppy conditions." - 11/23/2011

New Greek Drachma Would Be Doomed

"Introducing a new currency in a debt-laden country that has been unable to eliminate its primary deficit may be doomed for failure, but since when has bad policy stopped politicians from trying to implement it?" - 11/22/2011

Three Doomsday Scenarios: What Happens if the Eurozone Breaks Up?

"At the end of the day there are no easy answers on this one. The best you can do is to find markets with little economic connection to Europe—and even that's not easy." - 11/22/2011

In Nervous Market, Gold Gains Respectability

"The metal has become the insurance policy of choice for many sophisticated investors." - 11/22/2011

Gold Down Along with Stocks

"The U.S. dollar rallied, despite the congressional super committee's failure to agree on how to tackle the U.S. deficit." - 11/21/2011

Rethinking Silver in Light of Deflationary Forces

"If we do not see dramatic large scale intervention by the European Central Bank (ECB) involving a massive blast of QE, Europe will be finished shortly as a united economic entity, and after a possible temporary party to celebrate the demise of Europe, the U.S. Treasury market will collapse." - 11/21/2011

Rare Earth Metals Stocks Heavy with Potential Profits

"As the world builds more and more things that rely on rare earth metals—from hybrid car batteries to tablet computers to fiber optics—uses for them will continue to multiply." - 11/21/2011

The Contrarian's Quandary

"The really contentious view might see gold causing a real shock and going still higher again in just the way it didn't three decades ago" - 11/21/2011

Has the Bear Returned?

"The dollar index is currently on only the third week of this new intermediate cycle. Those cycles tend to run about 20 weeks, so there is potentially many more weeks of upside left before the dollar moves down into another significant correction, which presumably would drive the next bear market rally in stocks." - 11/21/2011

Will Dividends Make Mining Shares Glitter More than Gold?

"A trend is growing among precious metal miners—there is a solid commitment to pay a defined percentage of their cash flow by way of dividends." - 11/21/2011

Gold Likely Entering Reactive Phase

"For gold's strong uptrend to continue we need to see continued currency debasement and inflation and the maintenance of sufficient liquidity to head of any incipient credit crises that could quickly cause interest rates, which have been artificially suppressed for years now, to skyrocket." - 11/21/2011

Precious Metals Charts Point to Higher Prices Part II

"Financial markets around the world are at a tipping point, meaning something really big is about to take place." - 11/21/2011

Headline Risk Surrounds Gold and the S&P 500

"The long-term time frame continues to remain technically positive for the yellow metal. As long as gold prices hold in their multiyear rising channel, higher prices remain likely." - 11/21/2011

Rare Earth Rebirth

"With less than a handful of rare earth mines in operation outside of China, continued price fixing games, and the growing use of handheld electronics, any company with access to supply is going to fetch a premium market price." - 11/21/2011

Two Risky and Two Safe Investments for Your Portfolio

"After a big run-up, however, U.S. treasuries and precious metals may be the riskiest rather than the safest investments." - 11/20/2011

Technocrats Now, Strong Man Next?

"Now 'more Europe' is being pushed directly to voters as the only fix for Europe's mess." - 11/18/2011

Don't Sweat the Correction in Gold

"When the gold price falls, come back in three months and see if you're still worried. The price will recover and, in time, fetch new highs." - 11/18/2011

Gold Rallies after 'Hard Hit'

"Gold rallies after hard hit; ECB now only significant bond buyer; UK has lots more scope for QE" - 11/18/2011

Not Your Father's Gold Market

"Where gold amid the Great Depression was all about three T's—teeth, trinkets and terror—it had morphed into a combination of Krugerrands, futures, and 'certificates of confiscation,' government bonds paying way less than inflation." - 11/18/2011

Gold Demand Hits New Record with Central Bank Buying Up Sixfold

" Q311 gold demand reached 1,053.9 tons, an increase of 6% compared to the same period last year." - 11/18/2011

Too Much Money, Not Enough Gold

"Gold prices are on the verge of a significant breakout." - 11/18/2011

In Mining, the Trend Is Small

“Another phenomenon is quietly playing out in Canada: a continued strengthening of merger-and-acquisition activity in the mining sector, which could boost what are now severely compressed equity valuations.” - 11/17/2011

Here's Why Goldman Sachs Is Staying Long Gold

"'We expect U.S. real interest rates to remain lower for longer, supporting higher gold prices through 2012.'" - 11/16/2011

Euro Crisis "Gets Worse Every Day", Britain May Get "A Lot More QE", Gold Jewelry Preferred to Platinum in China

"'Gold jewelry has been in great demand due to the rising price of gold and the perception of gold as a store of value.'" - 11/16/2011

Gold Producers Lead While Developers and Explorers Lag

"Though we are likely at least two to three years from the birth of a bubble, does it mean the non-producers will continue to underperform in the meantime?" - 11/16/2011

Is Germany Eyeing the Exit?

"Germany has come to realize that it faces a choice: fiscal integration or debt monetization. It has chosen the former." - 11/16/2011

Pocket Full of Euro Gold: How Gold and Oil Will Fare Against the Dollar and Euro

"Someone's gonna print a boatload of money—and soon. And when that happens, assets like gold and oil will rise in price." - 11/16/2011

Pocket Full of Euro Gold: How Gold and Oil Will Fare against the Dollar and Euro

"Someone's gonna print a boatload of money—and soon. And when that happens, assets like gold and oil will rise in price." - 11/16/2011

Dollar Teetering on the Abyss

"Sometime in the next two weeks the dollar is going to drop down into its next daily cycle bottom." - 11/15/2011

Molycorp Stumbles, Avalon and Lynas Delay, Ucore Shines

"Today, the Goliaths are stumbling as they finally have to come up against their moment of truth." - 11/14/2011

Will Gold Offer Protection from a Thanksgiving Feast?

"Although central banks may be in denial about inflation, investors should strongly consider protecting themselves from rising inflation and lax monetary policies by allocating a portion of their portfolio in gold." - 11/14/2011

Gold and Silver Miners Lead Market Rebound

"Investors are beginning to look at the gold miners as leaders in a market, which is desperately looking for strength." - 11/14/2011

The Final Market Rally Up Before the Big Leg Down Is Near an End

"The current S&P 500 rally is part of a normal retracement of the 1370 highs to 1074 lows that similarly occurred in the 2008 rally off the first major market drop. - 11/14/2011

Platinum: The 'Cheapest' Precious Metal. . .

"Gold is trading near all-time highs, while platinum is trading about $700 below its all-time high reached in 2008." - 11/14/2011

Gold and Silver Market Morning

"Gold and other markets have gone into fear mode, dropping like stones. But gold and silver should be the exceptions shortly, as they do not have the features of currencies." - 11/11/2011

Bullishness Rises in Gold Derivatives

"People are seeing the value of their money eroding. There is still enough juice in gold to continue to attract investment." - 11/11/2011

What Germany and China Really Think About Gold

"The loyalty of the Germans and Chinese to maintain and add gold holdings is a perfect example of a safe haven asset." - 11/11/2011

Copper Prices Update: Prosper As Copper Becomes the "New Gold"

"If copper is to replace gold as the world's most-valuable metal, China will play a huge role. With all its uses, from hybrid cars to an electricity grid, copper may become both an inflation hedge and a strategic asset." - 11/11/2011

European Shareholders a Boon for Resource Explorers

"Fresh shareholders from Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland are showing up in the rosters of Canada metals and potash explorers." - 11/10/2011

The Euro Mess Brings Out the Best in Gold

"Over the past 20 years, central banks were net sellers of gold holdings, but recently turned into net buyers as concerns about paper money and massive global debt plague the market." - 11/09/2011

When Will Gold Stocks Reach Bubble Phase?

"The gold stocks are slowly moving closer and closer to a major breakout, which would likely produce a multi-year acceleration that would set the stage for the birth of a bubble." - 11/09/2011

Should I Buy Physical Gold or Gold Shares? Part V

"Precious metal shares can only be exchanged in a few developed world markets, with a far more limited liquidity. It is this difference that will always make gold and silver behave far better than the shares themselves." - 11/09/2011

The Gold Investor's Biggest Risk

"Your biggest risk is political. As bankrupt governments get increasingly desperate for revenue, any monetary asset held domestically could be a target. It is absolutely essential that every investor diversify themselves politically." - 11/09/2011

3 Drivers, 2 Months, 1 Gold Rally?

"With three drivers happening over the next two months: 1) negative real interest rates propelling investors to seek gold for its perceived "safe haven" qualities, 2) the Love Trade in full bloom, and 3) central banks increasing their holdings in the yellow metal, gold is one commodity that could benefit." - 11/09/2011

Gold Seeing Benefit from Safe-Haven Demand

"The world's largest gold ETF has seen a net inflow over the past week." - 11/09/2011

What Uncle Sam Doesn't Want You To Know

"Is it really so preposterous to believe the United States and Europe would conspire to keep pole position in the global financial system?" - 11/07/2011

Gold Gains amid Berlusconi Confusion

"'Gold is responding to the general market mood that the European crisis will develop much worse before it gets better.'" - 11/07/2011

How to Trade This Headline Driven Stock Market

"Until we see a breakout in either direction, we could see price action inhabit the 1,220-1,290 price range for several weeks before we get any more clarity of future direction." - 11/07/2011

Gold Rally. . .But Which Gold Stocks?

"My current research, however, favors South African (SA) gold stocks over other gold stocks for this next rally." - 11/07/2011

Gold Market Update; Greek Economy in Ruins

"World leaders are cornered and only have one card left to play in the intractable global debt crisis fiasco, which is to continue to procrastinate with full-on Quantitative Easing." - 11/06/2011

Silver Market Update

"Silver did what was expected of it last week, by reacting back to support in the $33.50 area." - 11/06/2011

How Long Will Gold Miners Lag Bullion Prices?

"Gold miners believe that gold prices will rise, and it shows by the dividend policies taking place in the industry." - 11/04/2011

Economic Insights from a Lord of Finance

"The only way to resolve the sort of problems we're facing is through growth, and if you don't get growth, then the policy makers will continue to debase the currency." - 11/04/2011

One Man's Mission: Building the World's Safest Bank

"Eric Sprott, the billionaire resource investment guru, is buying 51% of Ontario currency trader Continental Currency Exchange Corp., with the aim of making it into a financial institution that, refreshingly, will not make loans." - 11/04/2011

Confusion on Rare Earths: Setting It Straight

"While some of the hype may be over, some of the air may have been let out of the stock bubble in rare earths, we note that the industry itself is just beginning to grow." - 11/04/2011

Gold Hovers as Dollar's Dominance Wavers

"A chaotic session on Thursday brought gains for all four precious metals; gold was range-bound around $1,758/oz." - 11/04/2011

The EU Flunks The Test

"The question now becomes is the real market the one that rallied for more than two weeks or the one that turned down yesterday?" - 11/02/2011

Costless, Limitless, Meaningless Money, Part I

"No credit event, no CDS payments and no scramble to find out who's carrying the can." - 10/31/2011

How Will Precious Metals React to the EU Bailout Plan?

"Gold and silver are hedges against the debt-ridden world that we live in. As investors lose confidence in governments and countries, precious metal prices will continue to rise." - 10/31/2011

The New Steel Silk Road

"Given the fact that Eurasia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa comprise most of the world's population will The New Steel Silk Road be the building block for a truly developed global economy?" - 10/31/2011

Argentina Rule Change Casts a Dark Shadow over the Mining Industry

"The environment now has an air of uncertainty about it, the lack of a level playing field will deter many investors and encourage them to look and invest in what are perceived to be mining friendly jurisdictions." - 10/31/2011

Gold Plunges after Yen Move

"'Given that this week's improvement merely erases the deterioration of the previous week, the speculative market still appears to be cautious about gold's short-term prospects'" - 10/31/2011

Chris Martenson: Peak Oil Could Limit Economic Growth

Exponential debt increases coupled with limited natural resources mean that we are in a predicament. This is the message The Crash Course Author Chris Martenson delivered at the Casey Research/Sprott Inc. summit, "When Money Dies." As an economic researcher, Chris considers the "Three E's" that shape our future: Economy, Energy and the Environment. In the below presentation, "Unfixable," Chris explains to Energy Report readers why these indicators suggest a global economic slowdown. Read on. - 10/31/2011

Are Gold and Silver Investing Safe Havens Again?

"Although the U.S. dollar continues to receive spurts of strength, mostly due to euro weakness, investors around the world are focusing on gold and silver as real safe havens." - 10/28/2011

Restructuring Portfolios: Gold Shares or Gold Funds?

"Should one invest in a gold fund, or in gold shares directly? Are you a passenger or a driver?" - 10/28/2011

Why a Mega Gold Stocks Rally Is Imminent

"Like all goods, gold stocks will thrive under the ideal conditions." - 10/28/2011

Eurozone Triggering a Shift in Trends

"While it is entirely possible that the S&P 500 rallies higher from here, it is without question that current market conditions are overbought in the short to intermediate terms." - 10/28/2011

Gold Returns to Form

"Gold's return to form, after a period of indifferent performance, will have won it back some supporters, especially since this week's initial rally ran contrary to equities." - 10/28/2011

Euro Bailouts: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

"The most effective tool to bolster confidence in the Eurozone is to ensure banks are able to stomach losses on their sovereign debt holdings." - 10/28/2011

Do Bullish Investors Have an Ace in the Hole?

"You may not be able to count cards at the blackjack table, but counting historical trends of the stock market and discovering inflection points are not only legal strategies, they are essential to successful investing." - 10/27/2011

Relative Strength Analysis Is Important for Gold Stocks

"There are hundreds of gold and silver stocks and they won't always trend in the same direction—you need to be a stock picker in this sector if you want to earn the best returns." - 10/26/2011

A Guide to Econ Reports This Week

"Despite earlier fears that we were falling back into a double dip, it now looks like growth will come in much better than the very anemic 1.3% rate of the second quarter." - 10/26/2011

Gold Moving Opposite to Stocks Again

"The rally marks the first time in several weeks that gold has traded inversely to equities." - 10/26/2011

Eurozone Wags the Gold and Silver Dog

"Both metals would be under pressure if the U.S. dollar started to surge." - 10/24/2011

How to Trade Gold and Oil Prices This Coming Week

"The recent light volume rallies that have taken place in gold, oil and equities have been generating mixed signals for technical analysts." - 10/24/2011

Gold Climbs as Europe Says "We're Not There Yet"

"Gold gained as markets digested the news from the first of this week's two European Union summits." - 10/24/2011

Did the BOE Just Confirm the Long-Term Picture for Precious Metals?

"Although precious metals look poised for more long-term gains, the short-term picture is cloudy." - 10/21/2011

Gold Stocks to Retest Lows

"The emotional investor is worried about the current environment and a pending retest of the lows—will they hold? Is this 2008 all over again?" - 10/21/2011

S&P 500 Poised for a Sharp Pullback Near Term Says Dr. Copper

"Caution is warranted near term." - 10/21/2011

If Europe Should Fail

"There are various ways to handle it, and opportunistic, risk-tolerant investors can make a fortune in options if the markets crater." - 10/21/2011

The Most Important Decision Bernanke Will Ever Make

"Gold should still experience one more move down in the next couple of weeks as the dollar rallies out of its impending daily cycle low." - 10/19/2011

Gold Declines, But Support Remains

"Gold continues to remain volatile, but has rewarded investors that stayed with the safe-haven metal over the past decade." - 10/19/2011

Physical Gold Demand Strong

"We remain confident that a sustained fall below $1,650 is unlikely, although a temporary dip towards $1,600 could be on the cards." - 10/19/2011

Who's Right About Commodities: Bears or Bulls?

"If metals are following oil's footsteps, things should remain relatively stable from here—but that would require an orderly Greek default." - 10/19/2011

Three Reasons Why Some Analysts Are Predicting Lower Prices Ahead for Gold and Silver

"Every minute of the day the central banks of the world put out $2 million (M) in new currency. At the same time the world's mines produce 90 ounces of gold. As long as this process continues, gold will rise." - 10/19/2011

Should I Restructure My Portfolio? Part II

"What's happening today, globally—that is deciding tomorrow's investment picture." - 10/19/2011

Buyouts Crystallize Value in the Market

"There's value in the energy and mining spaces. That's the message the market is sending through recent strategic acquisitions." - 10/18/2011

The Discipline of Government

"What does the United States' lack of discipline mean to investors?" - 10/17/2011

Is It Time to Load Up on Gold Stocks?

"When the broader investing community begins to take notice, investors will snap up these highly profitable stocks and push prices higher—the 'catch up' in gold stocks could be tremendous." - 10/17/2011

Gold Vs. Miners: The Wrong Question, Part 2

"You don't need to be a mining-stockholder today to hope that maybe, just maybe, gold bullion might start slowing its outperformance of the gold miners soon." - 10/17/2011

Gold and Stock Rallies Fade

"'Too much uncertainty remains in the market.'" - 10/17/2011

Which Gold Miners Have Largest Upside?

"What's behind the record disparity between mining stocks and gold prices?" - 10/17/2011

Gold Market Update

"Gold looks set to break down short term and drop as the dollar stages a recovery rally, but the expected drop should be nowhere near as severe as the September plunge." - 10/17/2011

Silver Market Update

"Silver's due for a gentle short-term drop, providing an opportunity to load up on silver at a discount." - 10/17/2011

DOE Awards Grant to Develop Permanent Magnets for Efficient Electric Cars

"The goal of the three-year project at VCU is to use the magnetic carbide-based composite to develop a magnet for use in a prototype electric motor." - 10/17/2011

Gold and Stocks to Repeat 2010 Bottom

"This strong wave of panic selling triggers gold and stock prices to form intermediate bottoms." - 10/16/2011

Gold Is Not in a Bubble: It's on Its Way to $10,000/oz.

"These irreversible trends virtually ensure gold will continue rising in value for years to come." - 10/14/2011

Gold Signals the End. . .

"Gold is telling us that people are now earning less money than they did in 1964, whereas the dollar is telling us the opposite. Which measure is telling the truth?" - 10/14/2011

Gold "Building a Base above $1,650"

"Gold remains underpinned by strong seasonal physical demand and retail investment interest." - 10/14/2011

Gold Vs. Miners: The Wrong Question

"The question isn't why the miners and funds are lagging gold—it's why does gold keep beating the equity? - 10/14/2011

China: Continued Boom or Bursting Bubble?

"China's progress has no doubt been remarkable. But is it sustainable?" - 10/14/2011

Gold, Silver and Stock Prices at Their Tipping Points

"Which direction will these investments move?" - 10/14/2011

New Gold, Silver Floor: Time to Restructure Portfolio?

"Each answer will be unique for every investor. Understanding your own behavior in extremely volatile times is crucial." - 10/14/2011

Saving Rare Earth Metals with Vehicle System Design

"Top-level systems and circuits design can have a major impact on rare earth consumption, particularly in the automotive arena." - 10/13/2011

Interim Peak in Bonds Coincides with Rebound in Mining Stocks

"At present bonds have reached an overbought extreme and the risk reward is quite negative and in turn, positive for other markets." - 10/12/2011

How to Buy Gold Coins At a Bargain Price

"Adding to your coin holdings is a great way to profit from gold's rise. Still, given recent sharp volatility in the metals markets, it only makes sense to do a little 'bargain shopping'." - 10/12/2011

Days Of Reckoning Are Here: Accumulate Precious Metals and Hard Assets

"Do not get caught up in the current panic and use this pullback as an opportunity to add or initiate positions in precious metals and natural resources mining equities." - 10/12/2011

Considerations for Gold Mining in Africa: Workers' Health

"Mining depends heavily on human labor. Successful miners in Africa will insure smooth operations by addressing health issues." - 10/12/2011

Gold Gains, ECB "Could Print Euros" to Fund Own Bailout

"Gold bullion 'has stepped into new territory—acting like a hybrid of a risk asset and a safe haven.'" - 10/12/2011

United States Versus China Round Two

"This is an extremely interesting drama being played out on the world stage between two of the world's most powerful nations and economies, it should be on everyone's radar screen." - 10/10/2011

What Does the Unemployment Picture Mean for Precious Metals?

"Another QE program to stimulate the economy in an attempt to improve the unemployment picture could easily send gold and silver prices back to former highs." - 10/10/2011

Determining the Correct Position Size with Options

"If you can manage your downside, the profits will take care of themselves." - 10/10/2011

Gold Starts Week Strongly, Eurozone Bank Plan "Positive but Ambitious"

"Gold is up on last week's close following a pledge by France and Germany to recapitalize Europe's banks." - 10/10/2011

Inflation, Money Circulation Problems = Gangrenous Liquidity, Rising Gold Price

"Deflation destroys businesses and wounds the economy, long term. Inflation just drops the value of money." - 10/10/2011

Is the S&P 500 About to Stage a Multi-Month Rally?

"Be nimble and define your risk, as volatility is not likely to subside anytime soon." - 10/10/2011

Rare Earth Alternatives Get DOE Tech Funding

"The scientific community is moving ahead with steps to U.S. supply security in the event of a Chinese rare earth embargo." - 10/10/2011

Gold at a Major Crossroads

"Next week will mark a major turning point in the gold market, the dollar's upward or downward movement being the primary driver." - 10/10/2011

Germany Seeks to Form Raw Materials Corporation as Supply Fears Rise

"BDI, the country's industrial association, is studying options whereby companies would invest jointly in foreign projects to ensure that Europe's biggest economy has stable access to raw materials" - 10/10/2011

Gold Market Update

"An imminent sharp drop is likely to take gold below its recent panic lows before the dust settles." - 10/09/2011

The Way Out of Our Economic Mess

"'A rock and a hard place' is the dilemma the U.S. government has wandered into with its continued policy of rescue inflation." - 10/07/2011

China: Under-Exploited Gold Potential

"Mining companies stand to benefit from the projected rise in prices, including businesses positioned among China's rich resources." - 10/07/2011

Gold's New Volatility in Pictures

"The huge volatility in Shanghai premiums over London gold is a function of gold's underlying volatility." - 10/07/2011

Are Gold and Silver at Bargain Prices Again?

"We have another possible great buying opportunity in gold and silver." - 10/07/2011

Not Worth a Continental

Sun Tzu said to keep your wars short and have the money in hand before assembling an army. Perhaps the U.S. Congress should consider Sun Tzu's advice? - 10/07/2011

Load Up on Gold and Silver as Bernanke Dives off the Deep End

"The first $2 trillion of 'stimulus' did little or nothing for the overall economy." - 10/07/2011

Why Isn't the Gold Price Going Through $2,000 Now?

"In 2008 confidence in the financial system as well as in the monetary system appeared unassailable, not this time." - 10/07/2011

Bank of England Increases QE by £75 billion

"This is the third time in as many weeks that the ECB has made use of the swap line facility to ease the need for dollars in the Eurozone." - 10/07/2011

Gold Gains on Week, Central Banks Should "Create and Inject More Money" to Fight "Worst Ever Crisis"

"Gold prices are up more than 1.5% and heading for their first weekly gain in five weeks." - 10/07/2011

Is Europe Warming Up Gold for Its Final Act?

"Although it may seem unlikely in the near future, gold investors still need to consider a worst-case scenario for gold." - 10/07/2011

The Problem with Seeing Government as God

"Unless and until we stop meddling, the path the world takes will remain perilous and, fortunately for us speculators, somewhat predictable." - 10/07/2011

Gold, DAX and Dollar Still Pointing to Sharply Lower Prices

"When fear, uncertainty and volatility are running high, some of the best opportunities become available to those who know what to look for." - 10/06/2011

Resource Nationalism on the Rise

"As miners and governments search for ways to resolve disputes over royalty and taxation, some have suggested more robust responsible and sustainable mining programs can go a long way to reduce [historical] injustices over profit sharing." - 10/03/2011

Precious Metals Charts Point to Lower Prices—Get Ready

"The U.S. dollar is going to continue higher and that will put the most pressure on stocks, oil and silver." - 09/30/2011

Explaining Gold to Your Advisor

"Having trouble explaining why you want to make a gold investment at these prices? Try noting that gold looks increasingly attractive as debt instruments fail to pay." - 09/30/2011

Greek Default, Eurozone/Bank Crisis and the Effect on Gold and Silver Prices

"Falls are seen as an opportunity to buy cheaply into the precious metals." - 09/30/2011

Gold Market Report

"'The gold and silver market suddenly seems quiet in this timezone,' said a Hong Kong dealer, noting 'much lower' trading volume." - 09/30/2011

Tough Love

"The markets are sending a pretty clear message that a decision on Greece and other peripheral EU nations is required." - 09/30/2011

Platinum and Palladium Q411 Outlook

"If platinum and palladium prices move, investors should look for them to go down." - 09/30/2011

Deflationary Collapse Crushing Gold and Silver

"The monetary metals are likely to bounce back quickly and the downside risk at this point seems rather limited." - 09/28/2011

Three Strikes: Molycorp Strikes Out in Washington

As exciting as the critical metals sector is becoming, Gold Stock Trades' Jeb Handwerger warns that the public is being bombarded with misleading information, even at the highest levels of commerce and policy. In this exclusive article for The Critical Metals Report, Jeb gives his take on Molycorp's recent presentation to Congress, and outlines key points investors and policymakers alike should use to inform their decisions. - 09/27/2011

Hedge Funds Sticking with Gold

"The yellow metal is still up 14% this year, leaving long-term holders comfortably in the black for now." - 09/27/2011

Higher Taxes on the Wealthy May Boost Gold

"Historical high-income tax rates in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development show a relationship to gold prices." - 09/27/2011

Will S. African Miners Gain from Weak Rand?

"South Africa's miners often benefit from a softer rand, and the currency has lost 16% in September alone." - 09/27/2011

From Rogues to Riches: How ETFs are Lining Wall Street's Pockets—While Picking Yours

"Behind this vast array of exchange-traded funds that retail investors rely on for diversification are thousands of traders—most of them institutional players." - 09/26/2011

Bear Market Investing Strategies

"Sometimes market contraction affords traders the opportunity to unload losing bets and prepare for the next wave of expansion." - 09/26/2011

Global Uncertainty Weighing on Markets

"Do we bounce back from here, as we have done a few times in recent weeks, or establish a new bottom?" - 09/26/2011

Now Is the Season for Investing in Gold Mining Stocks

"If you're not investing in gold mining stocks now, you should be." - 09/26/2011

Why Are Markets So Hectic?

"The real story features two lead characters: debt and growth. The world economy has too much of the former, and not enough of the latter to pay it off with." - 09/26/2011

Gold Market Report

"Ongoing high volatility saw the gold price hit an eleven-week low." - 09/26/2011

Gold and Silver Pullback as Forecasted—Now for the Big Opportunity

"The price action we have seen this year for both gold and silver indicate we are just warming up for something really big to happen." - 09/26/2011

The D-Wave Begins

"A D-Wave decline is a a normal regression to the profit-taking event that occurs when gold gets too stretched above the mean." - 09/26/2011

Mining and Exploration Stocks Have Upside

"Quality gold mining and exploration companies offer investors a new breed of management." - 09/26/2011

Understanding the Key Support Levels for Gold

"Gold prices could bounce as price is sitting right at the key 50 period moving average." - 09/26/2011

Gold to the Rescue to Fix Denver Capitol

"Colorado's Capitol dome needs $17M in urgent repairs. The owners of the same mine that supplied the first gold leaf in 1908 said they would donate 72 oz. of the metal." - 09/26/2011

Hoping for Mining Boom, Canada Opens Last Frontier

"The Quebec government promises up to 11 new mining projects will be launched in the next few years in the far north." - 09/26/2011

Divers Set Sights on Silver-Laden WWII Ship

"Divers have found the wreck intact and they estimate its cargo at up to 240 tons of silver, a trove worth over $200M." - 09/26/2011

From Roads to Riches: London's Streets Paved with Platinum

"A waste management company is planning to sweep up tens of thousands of tons of palladium dust from the city's pavements to turn into cash." - 09/26/2011

Japan Eyes Rare Earth Deal with Myanmar

"Japan attempts to diversify its supply chain for rare earth metals." - 09/26/2011

REE Price Growth Moderates as Supply Outlook Brightens

"Determining prices for rare earths is tricky because the market for them is illiquid. Some of the biggest buyers and sellers complain that they have little clarity on pricing." - 09/24/2011

Red Bull: The World's Most Informative Metal

"Copper has slumped to a ten-month low, but it is less sensitive to the ups and downs of rich world economies than it was." - 09/24/2011

Gold Continues Fourth-Wave Correction

"During fourth-wave consolidation periods, sentiment's influence calms and lets the economics catch up with price action." - 09/23/2011

Why We Know Gold Prices Are Headed Higher

"Powerful trends are in place to steady gold prices in the near term—and to send prices higher in the longer term." - 09/23/2011

Is This How Gold's Bull Market Ends?

"The dollar and the yen are at the heart of this current slump." - 09/23/2011

How Long Might It Take to Get Rich from Gold Stocks?

"Make sure you invest in gold and not just gold stocks." - 09/23/2011

Gold Market Report

"Gold prices fell to a seven-week low below $1,700 as world stock markets slumped and currencies continued to rally." - 09/23/2011

Gold and Silver Stocks Maintain Long-Term Support

"Mining stocks' positive divergence from the general market remains intact after the Fed circus, and continues to strengthen." - 09/23/2011

What a Major Banking Crisis Would Do to the Gold Price

"More reform and fearful political shifts are needed. The worst still lies ahead." - 09/23/2011

Record Prices Spur Hunt for "Dumped" Gold

"Most of South Africa's gold lies deep underground, but atop the mine dumps scattered around Johannesburg, you can actually walk on the stuff." - 09/23/2011

"King Cobra" May Scare Copper Miners After Zambia Vote Win

"Michael Sata's victory in Zambia's presidential election may unsettle mining companies facing the prospect of higher taxes." - 09/23/2011

Gold Premium over Platinum Seen Rising to Record

"Gold's premium to platinum, already the biggest in almost two decades, may surge to the highest on record in the next year." - 09/23/2011

Market Trends Remain in Place: Get Positioned!

"Why did almost every asset class sell off after the Fed's statement—and how do we position ourselves to profit?" - 09/23/2011

Billionaire Bogolyubov Sees Strong Manganese Demand in China

"'As long as they produce steel, there will be demand for manganese,' he says." - 09/23/2011

Rare Earths Will Be Hot for Years to Come

"I expect speculators to buy up all the available supply in attempts to resell at much higher prices. . ." - 09/23/2011

France to Help Kazakhstan Develop Rare Earths

"The Central Asian nation's state uranium miner Kazatomprom established a strategic partnership with the Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres." - 09/23/2011

Banks' Gold Coin Sales Lose Sheen

"A significant part of banks' coin sales is driven by buyers who are now uneasy about the steep hike in the price." - 09/22/2011

Mining Stocks Hit Hard by Recession Fears

"Mining stocks are bearing the brunt of the market mauling." - 09/22/2011

Online Gold Buying Gets a Boost in India

"In a bid to woo customers, store operators hope online gold buying will have customers flood the Internet drawn by huge discounts." - 09/22/2011

Private Sector Slowdown Heightens Recession Fears

"Private sector business activity in Europe and China declined sharply this month." - 09/22/2011

Commodity Fundamentals Are Still Positive, But Macro Worries Overshadowing

"The macroeconomic worries about debt and slowing global growth are overshadowing the current tight supply and demand fundamentals of commodities." - 09/22/2011

Rare Earth Use Grows Rarer

"With prices for certain metals skyrocketing and supply interruptions threatening production, companies are scrambling to cut REE usage." - 09/22/2011

Australia to Launch Gold Exchange

"Australia's first physical bullion exchange, an over-the-counter spot market for gold, silver and platinum will begin operations next month." - 09/21/2011

Venezuela Publishes Law Nationalizing Gold

"Chavez' new policies require foreign mining firms to enter into partnerships with the state." - 09/21/2011

Central Vietnam Bank Licenses New Gold Imports

"The State Bank of Vietnam licensed 10 banks and gold trading companies to import a total of four tons of gold." - 09/21/2011

Mainland Ranks 6th in Gold Holdings

"The Chinese mainland had 1,054.1 Mt. of gold holdings in September." - 09/21/2011

Gold ETFs Shine, Silver ETFs Shine Brighter

"Gold and silver continue to trend back and forth as equities ping pong around a number of issues." - 09/21/2011

Another Way to Buy Gold

"Funds tracking gold miners stocks could offer a profitable way to participate in gold's rally." - 09/21/2011

LBMA Delegates See Gold Above $2,000/oz. by November 2012

"The LBMA polled the audience using an electronic system both at the end and start of the two-day event." - 09/21/2011

Escape Velocity

"It's not too late to get set at base levels in an ongoing bull market." - 09/21/2011

What Future U.S. Monetary Policy Means for Gold Prices

"This week will most likely be a game changer for the gold market, an inflection point which will be paramount to determining price direction over the coming months." - 09/21/2011

How Far Can Gold and Silver Climb?

"The masses will look for a store of value against a plunging loss of purchasing power: enter gold and silver." - 09/21/2011

Liquidity Crisis? A Currency Perspective

"While complaining about policy makers and bankers may generate animated water cooler discussions, let's take their human (and fallible) nature as a given and discuss implications for investors." - 09/21/2011

Perfect Storm Creates Tidal Wave of Gold Demand

"India may be the world's largest gold market, but in China, gold buying has become so significant that the country has become the fastest-growing market for gold jewelry in the world." - 09/21/2011

Gold Market Report

"In recent weeks, every time the gold price has approached $1,760 'physical demand was large enough to take gold higher.'" - 09/21/2011

The Next Selling Wave Is About to Begin

"The bottom line is operation twist will be a miserable failure just like QE1 and QE2." - 09/21/2011

What Is the Mining Industry Forecasting for Gold?

"Conditions for gold 'have never been better,' thanks to its safe haven status and strong supply and demand fundamentals." - 09/21/2011

Bullion Vaults Run Out of Space on Gold Rally

"Gold bought for investment accounted for 38% of total demand in 2010." - 09/21/2011

Fed's "Operation Twist" Could Be Neutral to Negative for Gold Prices

"'Operation Twist' could be bearish for gold." - 09/21/2011

REE Shortages Could Exacerbate U.S. Foreign Policy Risks, Congress Told

"Congress, the Obama Administration and U.S. manufacturers urged 'to come together to formulate a comprehensive strategy to end China's monopoly on rare earths.'" - 09/21/2011

Gold and Silver Miners Beginning to Outperform Bullion

"When gold pulls back periodically, the miners should outperform and shrink a very wide divergence." - 09/20/2011

Funding Given for Project to Replace Rare Earth Magnets

"A project to replace expensive and environmentally damaging rare earth metals in EVs with steel has received £518,000 to commercialize its technology." - 09/20/2011

Gold Mulligan

"The case for the sustainability of high gold prices rests on whether the present international system of money and banking has passed a point of no return." - 09/19/2011

Are Gold Shares Getting Ready to Run?

If this breakout in the gold stocks holds and builds strength over the next several days and weeks, we very well may have a major breakout on our hands. - 09/19/2011

Gold Forming Bullish Consolidation

"The market is holding well above gold's previous resistance, which indicates that acceleration remains in effect." - 09/19/2011

Gold Market Report

"As gold fluctuates, analysts suggest a 'domino effect' from Greece could send shockwaves throughout Europe's Banking System." - 09/19/2011

Hot Trends from Denver Gold Forum

"When policymakers react quickly, then the downturn in gold prices is short, says DundeeWealth's Martin Murenbeeld." - 09/19/2011

Gold Battles Back, Bugs Cheer

"Bugs blame central banks, but say they'll fail." - 09/19/2011

Central Banks Net Buyers of Gold for 1st Time in 20 Years

"This is the latest sign highlighting how turbulence in the currency and debt markets has revolutionized the bullion market." - 09/19/2011

The Lifecycle of a Gold Mine: Mine Construction

"Construction generally takes a few years, depending on the location, size and the complexity of the regulations." - 09/19/2011

Is Gold Cheap? Who Knows? But Gold-Mining Stocks Are

"Figuring out if gold is cheap or dear is like trying to solve a Rubik's cube blindfolded. But it's possible to make rational estimates of value with gold-mining stocks." - 09/19/2011

Gold Price Could Restart India's Kolar Mine

"Gold's meteoric rise has intensified the allure of reopening one of the world's oldest and deepest mines." - 09/19/2011

Rich REE Resources in the Mojave Desert

"American Manganese' updated resource estimates reveal a 226.46 Mt. resource for the Arizona-based project." - 09/19/2011

James West: Unrestrained Bullishness for Gold and Silver

James West has gone from writing the audacious and controversial newsletter Midas Letter to raising over $1 billion for a series of funds called Midas Letter Funds based in Luxembourg. The Gold Report caught up with James in Colorado Springs at the Denver Gold Forum, where he was searching for quality companies to include in his next newsletter. He agreed to sit down with us to find out how this juggernaut of rapid financial evolution came about, and where it is heading next. - 09/19/2011

Gold Equities Should Be Doing Better

"Three top precious metals analysts said gold shares are overdue an upward correction." - 09/19/2011

Are You Ready for the Annual Christmas Rally in Gold and Silver?

"Based on the observations presented in this report the expectation is that the annual Christmas rally in gold and silver is 'right on course.'" - 09/19/2011

Upcoming Vanadium Projects

"With talk of supply tightening, vanadium suppliers are preparing to expand production." - 09/19/2011

Manganese Prices Reflect Economic Conditions

"Manganese' use in steel, a prime component of infrastructure and consumer products, make the resource a good economic barometer." - 09/19/2011

Major Economies to Meet in Washington over REE Restrictions

"Each of the major economies is considering a range of responses to counteract China's supply restrictions." - 09/19/2011

The Insidious Truth About Federal Reserve Policy

"If you want to play the markets, use the Fed as a backstop and leverage yourself against its misguided policy decisions." - 09/18/2011

Silver Market Update

"Silver has managed to hold at a key support level, which may generate a bounce early next week." - 09/18/2011

The Coming Currency Crisis

"When? Soon. The government has more debt to pay and a smaller economy for its tax collectors to feed on." - 09/16/2011

Gold Market Report

"Gold continues a slight fall that began after key central banks announced they will begin USD liquidity operations." - 09/16/2011

Copper Rises as ECB Promises to Aid Banks

"Copper has underperformed compared to the plethora of ambitious price expectations for the red metal, but Goldman Sachs is still optimistic." - 09/16/2011

Don't Miss Out as Silver Prices Surge

"Resist the temptation to sell, because silver's recovery is for real, and it has much further to go." - 09/16/2011

Sprott Shifts from Gold Bullion to Gold Stocks

"Production growth rates will be significantly higher in the junior stocks. They offer the best opportunity to build exposure." - 09/16/2011

Lower Prices Seen For Gold Market Next Week

"Those who see lower prices for next week cite both the resurgence in the U.S. dollar and technical chart patterns." - 09/16/2011

Caution is Warranted

"I am definitely bullish long term, but warning signs are starting to build." - 09/15/2011

Firms Apply for Diamond Licenses as Zimbabwe Softens Ownership Blow

"The government received 400 applications, despite an international ban on gem exports from the rich Chiadzwa fields." - 09/15/2011

Donald Trump Takes Gold over Cash

"The prominent real estate investor's Trump Organization announced that it will accept three 32-ounce gold bars as a security deposit." - 09/15/2011

Investment Demand Underpins Gold’s Push Toward $2,000/oz.

"There had been a 'sea change' in investor behavior." - 09/15/2011

Quebec's 2010-11 Mining Royalties More than Past 10 Years Combined

"Aside from changes in the royalties, boosted revenue is attributable to an increase in the volumes and higher prices for resources mined." - 09/15/2011

China Consolidates Grip on Rare Earths

"China is taking the steps to improve pollution controls in a notoriously toxic mining and processing industry." - 09/15/2011

17 Rare Earth Elements? The Number Is Actually 52. . .

"The scary part is the list comprises nearly half the elements in the entire periodic table." - 09/15/2011

Afghanistan Desert Contains Significant New Light REE Deposit

"Scientists believe the Khanneshin carbonatite contains high concentrations of LREEs, such as lanthanum, cerium and neodymium." - 09/15/2011

REE Prices to Stay High as China Extends Crackdown

"China's role as the dominant global supplier of rare earths will gradually come to an end as the industry focuses more on the domestic market." - 09/15/2011

China Not Intent to Maintain REE Supply Hold

"The country 'will shift to a domestic demand-oriented path,' says top producer, but tight supply is inevitable." - 09/15/2011

Gold Market Report

"Gold made a slight, sharp drop; Europe's banks are 'dead men walking.'" - 09/14/2011

Gold Is Confidence in Money Systems

"Gold stands six times higher than its turn-of-the-century level, despite all attempts to keep it contained. Why?" - 09/14/2011

How to Hedge Gold

"We don't advise jumping off the gold bull's back, but consider taking out a little short-term 'insurance' on your precious metals profits." - 09/14/2011

Why Smart People are Taking Gold Seriously

"Gold is being taken more seriously as a legitimate form of money as currencies flail." - 09/14/2011

$260M in Zimbabwe Mine Projects Approved

"Zimbabwe's investment climate is riddled with uncertainty as the government tries to force foreign miners to give majority stakes." - 09/14/2011

Updates: Swiss Franc and Silver

"Central banks have typically enjoyed only temporary success in restraining market forces." - 09/14/2011

Gold Heading to $2,350/oz. After 4th Wave Consolidation

"Right now we're in a C-wave. Will a D- or E-wave follow?" - 09/14/2011

Metals Most at Risk of Supply Disruption

"Interestingly, rare earths elements only come in at No. 5." - 09/14/2011

Gold Stocks Find Heavy Accumulation in Market Turmoil

"While 'collapse' is the most overused word in financial markets, gold stocks' 2008 drop still looms in our minds. However, there is absolutely no need to worry over gold stocks in the current climate." - 09/13/2011

Could a Rise in the Dollar Be Bullish for Commodities?

"The market roller coaster takes us down, but we also see a sudden rise directly ahead in our chosen sectors. " - 09/13/2011

Three Moves to Make Before the Next FOMC Meeting

"Your best choices right now remain those investments the government cannot abrogate or duplicate." - 09/13/2011

Nanosilver Market Growth: Boon or Bust for Silver Prices?

"Rising silver prices 'have narrowed the cost-in-use gap between nanosilver and silver in a meaningful way.'" - 09/13/2011

California Gold Rush Set for Revival

"An operating underground gold mine is set to open in California's Mother Lode." - 09/13/2011

Miners Continue to Underperform in Gold Market

"Gold miners Gold miners from across the globe have been feverishly boosting production to match high demand." - 09/13/2011

Mining Sector Cheap; Gold a Winner

"The mining sector is ripe for mergers and acquisitions, with tight supplies of metal." - 09/13/2011

Australian Gold Stocks Poised to Shine

"'If we were to hold cash or gold, we'd favor gold at the moment.'" - 09/13/2011

Cobalt: A Move for Green Investors?

"Cobalt is an important element in our daily lives and it is also one whose star power is likely to emerge with the green movement." - 09/12/2011

Rare Earth Q411 Outlook

"2011 has thus far seen prices for most rare earth elements take off in the wake of tight control from over production and export quotas." - 09/12/2011

Why Gold, Silver and Platinum Bullion?

"The only asset class that is better than gold as an inflation hedge is a basket that includes silver and platinum." - 09/12/2011

Gold Stocks Prognosis: Catalyst, Please

"Why are gold stocks underperforming gold?" - 09/12/2011

Obama's Infrastructure and Jobs Plan

"Is infrastructure, and how to profit from this soon to be dominant, global investment theme on your radar screen?" - 09/12/2011

Gold Falls with Stocks, Dollar Gains, Greece Default "Could Lead to 2008-style Banking Collapse"

"The U.S. dollar's gains are probably more to do with renewed concerns over the possibility that Greece may default on its debt than with increased confidence in the U.S. economy." - 09/12/2011

Gold Reaches New Record High in Euros on Greek Default and Eurozone Contagion Risk

"Gold reached new record nominal highs in Australian dollars, Swiss francs and euros." - 09/12/2011

Can Gold Continue To Rise?

"Will the money supply plateau or decrease and give gold any reason to stop rising?" - 09/12/2011

Precious Metals in for a Rough Ride Before the Parabolic Move

"The precious metals are currently trading lower and expected to challenge some long term support lines." - 09/12/2011

Why Obama Should Address the Rare Earth Crisis

"A little bread-and-butter support by Obama could provide an important boost for the rare earth industry." - 09/12/2011

Lithium Industry Q411 Outlook

"Lithium remains the far superior choice for energy and power storage needs and is likely to see continued strong demand over the next decade." - 09/12/2011

The Life Cycle of a Gold Mine: Assessment and Approval

"The goal of the assessment phase is to thoroughly investigate how mining will impact the environment and communities, and how the miner will mitigate the risks associated with resource extraction." - 09/09/2011

Silver: The Perfect Alternative to Gold?

"Silver offers exposure to the rising demand for safe haven assets at a cheaper price." - 09/09/2011

A Raging Case of Bailout Fatigue

"Did the banks really need this cash to stay afloat?" - 09/09/2011

China Confirms Gold Price Suppression

"With so many international banks licensed to import gold to China, Chinese citizens are buying directly from these banks and therefore the international market." - 09/09/2011

Gold Consolidates Gains While Gold Equities Outperform

"Commodity equities and emerging market equities, while in structural bull markets, figure to underperform for months until the next round of artificial stimulus hits the economy." - 09/09/2011

Gold Continues "White-Knuckle Ride" as "Uninspiring" Policymakers "Limit Upside" for Stock Markets

"There are very good reasons why people long on gold may be taking profits." - 09/09/2011

The Case for Gold and Silver Investment Gets Stronger

"Gold and silver may lose the odd battle but they are certainly winning the war." - 09/09/2011

World Scrambles for Rare Earths After Latest China Crackdown

"China has in the past struggled struggled to impose a REE production cap." - 09/09/2011

Bernanke: Fed Will Weigh Stimulus at Next Meeting

"Bernanke said that fiscal tightening by Congress may hobble the fragile economic recovery." - 09/08/2011

California Gold Fever Sweeps the Criminal Underworld

"Gold fever is also fueling a crime spree in the precious metal." - 09/08/2011

Investors to Chase Gold and Currencies for Next Six Months

"Gold and currencies are likely to retain their 'safe heaven' position in the next six months." - 09/08/2011

Who Is Actually Buying Copper?

"Copper is becoming a financial asset in place of its historic role as an industrial metal." - 09/08/2011

Zimbabwe’s New Mine Laws May Prevent Platinum Surplus

"A 'real risk' of excess supply if economies go into a recession." - 09/08/2011

Meteorites Delivered Gold to Earth

"Gold was delivered by meteorites." - 09/08/2011

Gold Falls on Bailout Green Light

"Stocks rose after Germany's highest court ruled the country's bailout policies are not in breach of its constitution." - 09/07/2011

Bull Market In Gold Over With Double Top?

"Gold markets move very, very fast these days and can whipsaw even the best of traders." - 09/07/2011

Can Washington Deliver?

"The market is keenly waiting for the two speeches this Thursday—the first by Ben Bernanke and the second by President Obama." - 09/07/2011

China Seeks Japan Tech in Rare Earth Deals

"Demand for rare earths is expected to double in the next five years." - 09/07/2011

Brazil to Hike Mining Royalties

"Brazil's overhaul of its mining code will likely double average royalty rates for minerals." - 09/06/2011

Diamonds Lose Shine

"Analysts say the pullback was due." - 09/06/2011

Silver and Silver Stocks Forming Bullish Cup and Handle Pattern

"A cup and handle pattern is a bullish continuation pattern that represents a period of consolidation followed by an eventual breakout." - 09/06/2011

Mugabe Expects Foreign Firms to Abide by Stakes Plan

"President says foreign investment is safe, after investors stepped back due to the plan to force foreign companies to turn over shares." - 09/06/2011

Swiss Pledge Unlimited Currency Purchases

"The Swiss central bank imposed a ceiling on the franc for the first time in more than three decades." - 09/06/2011

Closure Notice Leaves Dubai Gold Retailers Puzzled

"Retailers in Dubai Mall's gold souk have been given just over three weeks to close up their shops." - 09/06/2011

Romania to Bolster National Gold Reserves

"While the central bank gold reserve is adequate for now, nobody knows what could happen in upcoming years, Governor Mugur Isarescu says." - 09/06/2011

Index Distortions and Share Investment

"There is hope, but there are traps if you don't understand the deleveraging game or the debt collapse shuffle." - 09/06/2011

The Life Cycle of a Gold Mine: Assessment and Approval

"The resource will never be brought to market unless the company can properly assess and present the total environmental and socio-economic impacts." - 09/06/2011

Melting Down Grandma's Ring

"The key to getting the highest price for scrap gold is finding out how much it is actually worth." - 09/06/2011

The Black Monday the Public Doesn't Know About

"We will need to see some resolutions in Euro-land before gold will trade lower or sideways." - 09/05/2011

Governments Buying Gold

"Opportunism may have guided his decision, but Chavez' reclamation of Venezuela's gold was an excellent investment move. Others will follow." - 09/05/2011

Tracking Gold

"Why don't ETFs track gold more closely? For those unfamiliar with the workings of this innovative way to 'own gold,' it's worth going over a few of the details." - 09/02/2011

Rick Rule: Play Metals Stock Volatility to Win

In March of 2011, Global Resource Investments Founder and Chairman Rick Rule predicted a time of unprecedented volatility. As investors struggle to recover from what, indeed, turned out to be one of the most up-and-down months in history, this special Gold Report from his latest web broadcast outlines his secrets for using volatility as a tool to take advantage of new opportunities. - 09/02/2011

Gold Leaps as Recession Looms

"Gold rose on U.S. jobs data that showed no added jobs in August—the worst result since September 2010. Silver prices meanwhile smashed through $43/oz." - 09/02/2011

Miners Just Beginning Breakout

"Everything has its season. It appears to be the miners' time under the sun." - 09/02/2011

Why Juniors?

"Juniors, not majors, own the world's future mines and are the most adept at finding them." - 09/02/2011

The Credibility Crash

"Brinkmanship on one side, bumbling on the other, and markets caught in the middle: It's been a terrible month for markets." - 09/02/2011

Pink Sheets Basics: How to Profit Without Getting Fleeced

"Small-cap pink sheets stocks can be extremely lucrative, but you have to make the right moves to rake in the big profits." - 09/02/2011

Silver and Gold, Different Steps But Same Dance

"If we use gold's performance to establish a target for silver, it would appear that $80 would be a minimum." - 09/02/2011

First REE/Boron Complex Produces Unexpected Results

"Rare earth metals are critical components of hybrid vehicle engines, but a new partnership between these elements and boron atoms is set to have a transformative impact on synthetic chemistry." - 09/02/2011

USD on the Verge of Rally: Watch Out!

"Although I see potential for another drop, I'm not willing to bet on lower prices. We could wake up any day to poor news that instantly sends gold higher." - 09/01/2011

Copper Expected To Be Range-Bound Or Higher Into Year-End

"Analysts look for copper prices to be sideways to higher through 2011, supported by an ongoing supply deficit and an expected re-stocking phase in China." - 09/01/2011

Ganesh Idol insured at Rs 1835 Crore ($401M)

"The 17-foot Ganpati idol at the Gaud Saraswat Brahmin Mandal at King's Circle has a jaw-dropping 68 kilos of gold and 435 kilos of silver." - 09/01/2011

Buy Gold Before Fed Announces Further Easing: Expert

"Over the short term gold stocks might be a better investment opportunity than owning gold itself." - 09/01/2011

U.S. Mint Gold, Silver Coin Sales In August Are Most Since January

"Total sales of American Eagle gold coins rose to 112,000 oz. in August, up 73.6% from July." - 09/01/2011

Rare Earths Heat Up with Crackdown

"China's goal is to consolidate all production into three state-owned giants. Authorities have been burning refineries, arresting offenders, and offering rewards for others." - 09/01/2011

Gold Wedding Bands Get Dumped for Tungsten

"Skyrocketing gold prices have jewelers and cash-strapped couples clamoring for wedding bands made of less expensive metals." - 09/01/2011

China Firms to Pay $1.95B for Brazil Miner Stake

"The deal comes as China snaps up key resources globally to secure stable supplies to keep its economy moving." - 09/01/2011

Colombia Miners Happy over Reform, Fret About Future

"The government of President Juan Manuel Santos plans to reform the mining sector—creating a new mining agency, consolidating oversight and strengthening institutions." - 09/01/2011

The Future of the European Union May Be Decided in Less than a Week

"Are we coming to a point where integrated global economies, capital markets and cross-border debt obligations will necessitate sovereign nations losing control of their sovereign assets?" - 09/01/2011

Gold Stocks Coiled Again

"Gold has roared an assertive 'here I am' as a wider group of investors realized the problems in the financial system were worse than they previously thought." - 08/31/2011

Gold "Dominated by Uncertainty" as "Reality Dawns" for Investors in Stocks

"We expect QE3 to become an increasingly dominant issue for the markets as we enter September." - 08/31/2011

Le Deluge

"Every time the GPD has fallen over 2% year-over-year, it has led to a recession. We are currently down 1.5%." - 08/31/2011

Gold Surge Draws Prospectors, Thieves Worldwide

"It has been called the saint-seducing metal, with good reason." - 08/31/2011

Fed Prepared Ground for Possible Easing

"Minutes of their closed-door meeting yesterday showed that members of the Federal Open Market Committee favored a 'more substantial move.'" - 08/31/2011

Gold Mine Backers Hail Romania President

"Chronic waffling is turning into qualified support for the $1B Transylvania-based project." - 08/31/2011

Copper Climbs to Three-Week High

"Copper futures are sweeping higher amid quiet trade as investors focus on better physical demand from China and concerns about supply." - 08/31/2011

Investors Return to Undervalued Mining Stocks

"These are some of the fastest growing stocks in the market with increasing profits and margins." - 08/31/2011

India Returns to Rare Earths Production

"After a 7-year hiatus, India has decided to expand its REE output of by stepping up indigenous production." - 08/31/2011

Has China Missed a Rare Opportunity?

"If miners and companies find alternative sources, rare earth might not do for China what oil did for Saudi Arabia." - 08/31/2011

Galluping Gold!

"One in three Americans think gold is the best long-term investment, according to the Gallup survey." - 08/30/2011

Why Gold Will Replace U.S. Treasuries as the World's Last Risk-Free Investment

"You can't downgrade gold; and that makes it the world's only risk-free investment." - 08/30/2011

Gold, Silver Should Help You Sleep Not Keep You Up

"The only sure bet for the foreseeable future is volatility." - 08/30/2011

Nov. Deadline Set for S. Africa's Minerals Beneficiation Framework

"The aim was to help diversify the South African economy away from traditional commodities and nontradable services." - 08/30/2011

QRM Has What It Takes

"QRM's highly respected management team has a proven mine-finding track record." - 08/30/2011

TSM Norra Karr Declared "National Interest"

"QRM's highly respected management team has a proven mine-finding track record." - 08/30/2011

Has the Fed Started QE3?

"The Fed policy is to let the dollar fall and to support the bankers and politicians who want to stimulate the economy." - 08/29/2011

For Signs of Stability, Look to the Price of Gold

"The key indicator that markets are stabilizing will be when gold prices come down in regular increments." - 08/29/2011

What Could Lie Ahead for the S&P 500 & Gold

"Is this just a correction that pushes stocks higher by the end of the year, or is this the beginning of something far worse?" - 08/29/2011

Valuation Gap Makes Gold Miners Attractive

". . .but not all miners are created equal. The Five M's of mining investment are: Market cap, Management, Money, Minerals and Mine life cycle." - 08/29/2011

Gold Base-Building Could Take Time

"Comex December gold futures are weaker Monday as the market continues volatile action following last week's sharp downside correction." - 08/29/2011

India's Silver Exports Surge

"The export of silver jewelry from India has jumped by a whopping 63% year-over-year in July." - 08/29/2011

Gold Stocks Inch Closer to Major Breakout

"The table is set. The fundamentals for this sector are outstanding." - 08/29/2011

Indonesia Could Face More Strikes

"Gold mine workers push for a greater share of profits in a booming economy that has drawn foreign investors partly for its low labor costs." - 08/29/2011

S.Africa to Block Streets for Malema Hearing

"Malema's call to nationalize mines has unnerved investors, but South Africa's Youth League sees him as a future leader of the continent's biggest economy." - 08/29/2011

Gold Coins: The Mystery of the Double Eagle

"How did a Philadelphia family get hold of $40M in gold coins, and why has the Secret Service been chasing them for 70 years?" - 08/29/2011

Rare Earth Market Trends

"Very little has changed in the REE market this year. Tight export quotas have only prolonged the supply-side tightness for the elements, pushing prices higher still." - 08/29/2011

The Bear Market Rally Has Begun

"The further you stretch the stock market the more violent and persistent the snap back tends to be once the turn occurs." - 08/29/2011

AVC's "Purple Gold" Attractive Prospect

"AVC to receive up to $1 million in fresh capital." - 08/29/2011

Deep Correction Due? Part II

"The rise of gold and silver prices is about the fall of paper money." - 08/28/2011

The Silver Tide Is About to Rise

"Silver has now been through a correction and consolidation phase and is all set for the next leg up." - 08/26/2011

Roman-Age Gold Mines Revived with Crisis-Era Prices

"As gold futures more than doubled in the past three years, Spain's Asturias region has drawn projects for fields first developed for the Roman Empire 2,000 years ago." - 08/26/2011

QE3 or Not, Gold Supported by Dire Outlook

"Bernanke used the Jackson Hole speech last year to signal the start of QE2, buying $600B of U.S. treasuries in a bid to reflate risk assets." - 08/26/2011

Buy the Miners: It's Like Getting Gold for $1,100/oz.

"The value discrepancy between physical gold and mining stocks is not a new problem, but one that fund managers expect will soon change." - 08/26/2011

Copper Rallies to Two-Month High

"Copper was boosted by a 'better than expected' jobless report and is approximately 13% off of its record high." - 08/26/2011

Risk-On Trades Are Back

"The overall market seems to be entering a pivot point. It's likely that another big move is brewing." - 08/25/2011

Fear Mania Hits Gold

"It isn't greed driving our runaway gold price, it's fear. Just pick your headline. . ." - 08/25/2011

Gold and Silver Aren't the Only Precious Metals Making a Killing

"Even while gold and silver steal most of the headlines, there are stealth bull markets advancing in other precious metals." - 08/25/2011

Will Gold Become Collateral for an EU Bailout?

"Although Ben Bernanke says gold is not money, countries around the world sure are treating it as such." - 08/25/2011

Canada's Mines to Get $130B in Investments

"Companies will invest some $130B in Canadian mines over the next five years, as burgeoning commodity demand creates opportunities 'not seen since the post-war boom of the 1950s.'" - 08/25/2011

Will Silver Benefit from Rising Gold Margin Requirements?

"We expect silver to hit new highs along with the miners in 2011." - 08/25/2011

Asian Buyers Rush in on Gold Price Dip

"Dealers saw a flood of orders for physical gold after Asia opened business yesterday." - 08/25/2011

Peru Gov't, Miners Reach Deal to Increase Royalties

"Humala had vowed to tax mining companies' windfall profits to bolster social programs in a country where one of every three people is poor." - 08/25/2011

Brazil Metal Rush: Boom in Gold, Copper, Iron Ore Mining

"The soaring price of metals in commodity markets has Brazilian firms and foreign players investing heavily." - 08/25/2011

Gold Scams Rise with Prices

"The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority warns of private investment schemes that directly steal investors' money." - 08/25/2011

Japan Boosting Physical, ETF Platinum Buying

"Japanese investors have been bucking the global trend for buying gold." - 08/25/2011

Wind Energy to Dig Deep for Key Metals

"Gareth Hatch, co-founder of Technology Metals Research, warns wind turbine companies of ever-escalating neodymium prices, recommending the industry increase involvement in the mining sector." - 08/25/2011

Exiting the Eye of the Storm

"Smells like blood in the streets. What does a street fighting man like Doug Casey make of all this?" - 08/24/2011

Much Ado About Debt: Dollar vs. Euro

"Because the U.S. must finance its deficit, the U.S. dollar may be far more at risk than the euro. In the Eurozone, the current account is roughly in balance." - 08/24/2011

Gold to Roubini: $21,500 Ker-Pow!

"Squint hard enough at the Nasdaq bubble, and apparently you can see the future of gold." - 08/24/2011

Gold, the Dollar and the Failure of Currencies

"The U.S. Fed and Congress want to see a far weaker dollar against all other currencies. The only thing stopping them is the structure of the currency system." - 08/24/2011

Gold Charts Send a Warning

"The drop in prices has attracted an element of bargain hunting, which should provide support across the precious metals complex." - 08/24/2011

Junior Mining Deal Puts West Africa in Focus

"Because West Africa has a relatively short mining history, 'it just hasn't been trampled the way other places have.'" - 08/24/2011

Call for Gold Reserves as Collateral in EU

"A leading member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's government called for EU members to use gold reserves as collateral for future bailouts." - 08/24/2011

Chavez Formalizes Nationalization of Gold Industry

"President Hugo Chavez' formal decree aims to give the government total control over gold produced in the South American country." - 08/24/2011

As Gold Soars, What's Your Jewelry Worth?

"A Star reporter visited cash-for-gold shops with gold worth about $1,500 altogether, and received offers as low as $500 and as high as $1,600." - 08/24/2011

High Bullion Price Spurs New Yukon Gold Rush

"Exploration companies have staked more than 85,000 claims in the territory since January, compared with 83,000 for the whole of 2010." - 08/24/2011

Gold Update: Buy This Dip with Both Hands

"Growing demand has been creating dips that are both shorter and less severe." - 08/24/2011

Chasing Rare Earths

"Companies that continue making their products outside the country must contend with tighter supplies and much higher prices." - 08/24/2011

North Korea Exploring for Lucrative Rare Earth Elements

"North Korea has begun seeking REE deposits to help with its chronic international trade and budget deficits." - 08/24/2011

China to Appeal WTO Ruling

"China, under pressure to relax controls, said it would appeal against a WTO ruling that it illegally restricted exports of other key raw materials." - 08/24/2011

including Thomson Reuters' Commodity and Energy Specialist Christopher Henwood's interview in today's Energy Report discussing his strategy for hedging uncertainty with gold and oil. - 08/23/2011

Gold Prices Hit Another Record But Silver Is the Play to Make

"Gold prices are headed higher, but silver, since it took a spill earlier this year, actually has more upside at the moment." - 08/23/2011

Dow:Gold Ratio and the Secular Bear Market

"It's entirely possible that we could see a Dow gold ratio of 1:5 before the trends reverse." - 08/23/2011

Five Steps to Take Before Economic Collapse

"You cannot create wealth from a printing press." - 08/23/2011

Beijing Crackdown Hits Rare Earths Mining

"In recent weeks some of the mines gouged out of hillsides in Jiangxi province have been broken up, others mothballed." - 08/23/2011

Pentagon Study Highlights REE Supply

"The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is among 36 weapons that use high-powered magnets made from imported rare-earth material." - 08/23/2011

A Timeline for Eroding China's Chokehold

"With geopolitical tension over critical minerals still elevated, government actions aren't helping to provide clear answers." - 08/23/2011

Gold Hitting Record Highs: Time to Buy Undervalued Gold Miners

"This move may encounter ebbs and flows on its way to new heights. Constant vigilance for possible entry points on the way up is advised." - 08/22/2011

Gold Mine Divides Transylvania Town

"Supporters of this rural paradise are battling to preserve an ancient way of life, even as Romania's economy lingers in the doldrums." - 08/22/2011

Catalyst for Gold Sector Consolidation

"High mid-cap company performance has made acquisitions relatively expensive for the past few years. As major companies draw closer to a breakout, industry consolidation seems likely." - 08/22/2011

What's Next for Oil

"Oil drifted higher into resistance with declining volume before a sharp pullback on heavy volume. It may be forming a base that would act as a launch pad for higher prices in coming weeks." - 08/22/2011

The Neverending Story of a "Gold Bubble"

"Long-term gold bulls have been forced to listen to naysayers since gold reached $500/oz. If you would have joined them then, you would've missed gold's roughly 270% rise since." - 08/22/2011

Gold Makes Another Clean Sweep

"It is hard to imagine a much more bullish environment for gold." - 08/22/2011

India Commodity Trading Volumes Surge 57.5% in July: FMC

"Bullion turnover has more than doubled." - 08/22/2011

Gold on the Verge of Major Correction?

"Gold is in a 13-year upwards cycle, and we are in about year 10. A pause in the uptrend will kick latecomers off the back of the charging bull." - 08/22/2011

Silver Market Update

"Although there is currently a considerable disconnect between silver and gold, silver's indicators are in bullish alignment." - 08/22/2011

Lovesick Miners Swell Majors' Costs

"Heartache is a headache for mining companies trying to attract workers in locations like Kalgoorlie and the Queensland coal town of Glenden, where there are 23 unmarried men in their 40s for each single woman." - 08/22/2011

A Big Moment for ETFs: SPDR Gold Becomes World's Biggest

"SPDR has been taken over in size by the SPDR Gold Trust." - 08/22/2011

Gold Circles $1,900/oz., Touches Record

"Gold surged to a fresh record Monday ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's discussion of his economic outlook this at the annual gathering of central bankers this Friday." - 08/22/2011

TMR Report Ranks Top 5 Rare Earth Mines Outside of China

"The report by Technology Metals Research details some of the largest rare earth projects underway, ranking five advanced projects as potential sources for supply." - 08/22/2011

Economically Sleepwalking

"The rebound from the recent recession is the slowest economic comeback in living memory—so slow that some doubt whether it is happening at all." - 08/19/2011

Market Analysis: How to Prepare for "Economic Depression"

The week of August 15 was one of the most volatile stock market performances in years. Negative news about the global economy, gloomy forecasts and mixed signals on the jobs front battered stocks and sent gold repeatedly above $1,800/ounce. The Gold Report asked an analyst, two newsletter writers and an economist the following: What should be a precious metals investor's next move? - 08/19/2011

Global Stock Market "Bloodbath" sees Gold Soar

"Bucking the trend for equities were gold mining stocks. The Amex Gold Bugs index closed up 4.5% for the month, while the Philadelphia Gold and Silver Index is showing a 0.3% gain." - 08/19/2011

The Zen of Resource Speculation

"We're speculators, not gamblers. We seek to balance risk and reward. The primary tool we have is our strategy of buying quality mining stocks in tranches." - 08/19/2011

Gold Stocks Break to New Highs Against Equities

"This is exactly the environment we need for gold and silver stocks to flourish. Their relative strength amid the equity carnage is a positive omen." - 08/19/2011

Mining Shares Surge

"Shares of North American gold miners were among the biggest gainers on Friday morning." - 08/19/2011

Gold Landscape Is Changing for Southeast Asia

"Recent developments indicate a changing landscape for gold in Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea and Thailand as investment demand outpaces jewelry demand." - 08/19/2011

Energy Dept. Says Copper Thefts on Rise

"Surging copper prices have thieves targeting generating stations, national research labs and even a plant where nuclear weapons are dismantled and stored." - 08/19/2011

Traders Prepare for Chávez' Gold Transfer

"The move is part of a broader strategy to decrease dependence on countries that Venezuela considers hostile." - 08/19/2011

Gold Season Starting Soon!

"The gold market has seen major structural shifts in the past few years. How will this impact gold's peak season?" - 08/19/2011

China's Private Enterprises Look Overseas for REE Opportunities

"Due to government restrictions on private investment in the in-demand minerals, many are being forced to seek opportunities outside of China." - 08/19/2011

Technology Metals Research Identifies Most Viable Critical Rare Earths Projects

"Written by TMR co-founder Gareth Hatch, the analysis contains global supply and demand projections and rankings of the leading contenders for new sources of rare earths supply." - 08/18/2011

Report Claims China Fibbing over Rare Earth Production

"Quotas put in place by Chinese authorities to limit production have little actual effect on production." - 08/18/2011

Rare-Earth Prices Hinder Goals

"Since prices of rare earths skyrocketed, 30–50% of LED bulb producers cut production to wait until the prices drop." - 08/18/2011

REEs So Hot, They're Affecting Hard Drive Pricing

"China's export control on rare earth minerals is expected to boost average selling prices (ASPs) on hard drives by 5%–10%." - 08/18/2011

Gold Fever Gripping the Australian Outback

"More and more people are giving up lucrative jobs in cities in Australia for a chance at the quick riches and adventure offered by old-fashioned prospecting." - 08/17/2011

Important Technical Signals in Gold and Silver Mining Stocks

"Mining stocks are rising above their 200-day moving average, the critical long-term trend indicator. This reversal is among the most bullish of buy signals." - 08/17/2011

Gold Holds, Silver Gains Momentum

"Gold is still the most appealing asset in the short run, while uncertainty over the Eurozone's future will not evaporate overnight." - 08/17/2011

Bears Yell "Fire" in an Empty Theater

"This is options expiration week, trading this week is notoriously difficult. I'm leaning bullish as long as I keep seeing confirming price action." - 08/17/2011

Gold Market Update

"Gold appears to have its sights set on the outer trend channel boundary now in the $1900 area before this strong upleg is done." - 08/17/2011

Peru, Miners in Pact to Change Royalties

"Under the new system, companies would pay royalties based on operating profits instead of sales, similar to Chile's mining tax structure." - 08/17/2011

TSX "Stars Align" as Resources Rise

"Thanks to its heavy weighting in resources, the TSX was outperforming its U.S. counterparts." - 08/17/2011

China's Wind Power Sector Struggles with Rare Earth Price Hikes

"The price hikes are expected to intensify the already fierce competition in the sector." - 08/17/2011

Can the U.S. Break China's REE Stranglehold?

"Miners are using everything from satellite technology to 'old-fashioned' prospecting to locate REE deposits. Still, there are hurdles for ambitious companies to jump through." - 08/16/2011

Venezuela May Move Cash, Gold from U.S.

"Venezuela may transfer billions of dollars in cash and gold reserves held in U.S. and European banks to financial institutions in 'allied' countries." - 08/16/2011

Gold Miners Worth a Look

"With the selloff in the equity markets and rise in gold, the gap between the gold price and mining stocks has been especially evident." - 08/16/2011

Swiss Ponder Unthinkable as World Chaos Turns Franc Economy Upside Down

"Switzerland, the nation that hasn't gone to war since Napoleon, is reluctantly debating a generational taboo: ceding monetary independence to win a battle over its runaway currency." - 08/16/2011

Tanzania Invites Gold Processors

"Tanzania is calling for international and local firms to venture into modernization of artisan mining and establishment of a gold processing plant." - 08/16/2011

Recent Gold Hedging Activity—a Warning Sign?

"As gold hits one nominal high after another, is such behavior a sign that the bull market in gold is over?" - 08/16/2011

Is It Time for a Gold Standard Revival?

"'If people lose faith in a nation's paper currency, the money will no longer hold value.'" - 08/15/2011

Gold Demand "Strong on Dips"

"Confidence in currencies 'goes down the drain' 40 years after the gold standard's end." - 08/15/2011

QE2.5 and Gold Stocks

"This is incredibly accommodating monetary policy by the Fed; it guarantees the world will maintain current trends for some time, and fits with my investment model." - 08/15/2011

Gold Stocks' Relative Strength Signals Bullish Future

"Savvy and experienced market technicians and traders will laud the concept and importance of relative strength, an analysis method that can be used in any time frame." - 08/15/2011

The Market Dynamics That Sent Gold Past $1800

"Whilst we think that gold prices are vulnerable to a correction in the short term, the U.S. interest rate environment still points to much higher long-term gold prices." - 08/15/2011

Gold Climbs, Poised to Break Losing Streak

"Gold's current strength indicates long-term economic concern, globally and domestically." - 08/15/2011

S. Africa's Municipal Workers Strike

"More than 200,000 South African municipal workers walked off the job on Monday, fueling the ongoing labor strife that has rocked the mining industry and Africa's biggest economy." - 08/15/2011

The Week Ahead: Gold Sees Corrective Influence

"The longer-term secular bull trend remains firmly intact, but the market remains in the midst of a minor corrective pullback." - 08/15/2011

Tanzania in Talks with Miners to Raise Gold Royalties

"Tanzania plans to conclude negotiations with mining companies early next month to allow the government to raise royalty payments on gold exports to 4% from 3%." - 08/15/2011

Rare Earth Supply Too Tight for Comfort

"Though prices are seen to be stabilizing, high rare earth prices are the new reality until non-Chinese sources of the elements hit the market." - 08/15/2011

Are Sleeping Giants in Uranium and Rare Earths Awakening?

"Gold Stock Trades has long been beating the drums for attention to be paid to the ongoing developments in nuclear and rare earth stocks. . .We anticipate opportunities." - 08/15/2011

Japanese REE Consumers Set Up Shop in China

"Japanese manufacturers concerned about China's restrictive export quotas on essential rare earths may have found a way to resolve their supply concerns—relocate production to China." - 08/15/2011

Silver Market Update

"Silver is believed to be poised for a really strong upleg." - 08/15/2011

A Rare Earth Element Opportunity, With Something for Gold Bugs

"While this is a very speculative stock, there are some good reasons to watch Rare Element Resources." - 08/14/2011

Gold: Not Just for Nutjobs

"Some assume only western speculators buy gold—either that or paranoid conspiracy theorists preparing for Armageddon. This couldn't be further from the truth." - 08/12/2011

What Does Gold's Jump Mean?

"This rise in the gold price has said so much more than simply, 'trading peak.'" - 08/12/2011

Gold Market Report

"Stocks and commodities rallied after yesterday's decision by four European regulators to ban short selling." - 08/12/2011

Gold Rush Is a Boon for the Refinery Biz

"Refiners, who buy scrap gold from dealers and private owners, are also seeing an upsurge in activity." - 08/12/2011

Too Much of a Good Thing Is Not a Good Thing

"While the blowup in China will wreak havoc in world markets, a bright side for gold investors is that the country's rising inflation should help keep the wind in the sails of monetary metal." - 08/12/2011

Rare Earth Prices Continue to Squeeze Upwards

"Rare earth prices are expected to continue to rise over the next two years until new supply lines go live." - 08/12/2011

ETF to Watch: Rare Earths (REMX)

"REMX has been severely beaten down by the market selloff in the past few days, but investors should look for REMX to trade sharply higher." - 08/12/2011

Investors to Chase Gold, Abandon Stocks in Next Few Years: Wang Tao

"Investors will abandon stocks and continue to chase gold over the next few years." - 08/11/2011

Gold to Rally Through 2012, S&P Says

"Standard & Poor's is recommending gold and gold miners as top investment picks." - 08/11/2011

Gold Rush in India Despite Record High Prices

"Record high gold prices have not dented India's demand for the precious metal." - 08/11/2011

40 Years After Gold Standard, Bugs Crow

"Gold is back, for good." - 08/11/2011

Gold Shares Responding (Finally)?

"Gold makes new highs, but will gold stocks follow?" - 08/11/2011

The Gold Rush Is On

"Fear is high and investors are fleeing to gold." - 08/11/2011

Gold Prices Poke Above Platinum

"Some analysts say this phenomenon could show up for a number of months, although gold had pared its earlier gain and platinum regained its normal upper hand, just barely." - 08/11/2011

Ireland's Rare Earth Potential "Seriously Overlooked"

'In Ireland, licenses were usually granted quickly." - 08/11/2011

Gold's Acceleration Has Begun

"The bullish trend accelerates, but so too does volatility. Gold and silver stocks are set up for a great year." - 08/10/2011

The 'Bear' Market in Currencies

"You will hear that gold is rising to record highs. You will hear talk of it entering a 'bubble' again. This is entirely the wrong perspective!" - 08/10/2011

What Is Next for the S&P 500

"When the masses are fearful and the S&P 500 is this oversold, I want to be looking for opportunities to get long-risk assets." - 08/10/2011

Fed Under Pressure to Act as World Markets Swoon

"The Fed took the unprecedented step of promising to keep interest rates near zero for two years, while considering further action." - 08/10/2011

Why The S&P 500 Could Bottom at 1096–1100

"Though the patterns suggest we're in a bear cycle, there will be tons of trading opportunities with violent rallies along the way as well: Trying to time those will be the hard part." - 08/10/2011

When Buying Gold Becomes a Life-or-Death Question

"It's probable at some point we'll all feel forced to buy gold, almost irrespective of price, due to the depreciation of the U.S.$." - 08/10/2011

Michael Ballanger: Market Conditions Extremely Gold-and-Silver Friendly

"Buy the TSXV" was the advice Michael Ballanger, investment advisor for Union Securities Ltd., sent to his clients the morning after the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 698 points, the worst loss since 2008. In this exclusive Market Conditions Update for The Gold Report, he explains why he sees the current climate as "extremely gold-and-silver friendly." - 08/10/2011

Run, Ride or Buy? What Should Investors Do? Don't Sell on Mondays!

"While many investors are running for the exits, others have chosen to ride the wave of volatility or buy while there is 'blood in the streets.'" - 08/10/2011

Where Oh Where Are the Safe Havens from Yesteryear?

"Any retreats are regarded as a healthy event in the long-range upward trend." - 08/10/2011

Gold Market Report

"Gold and stock markets are up; Fed 'will push QE3 if necessary;' BOE predicts 'sluggish' growth." - 08/10/2011

Don't Shoot the Messenger

"Policy makers have forgotten that the USD's reserve-currency status must be earned; it's not a birthright. - 08/10/2011

China and Rare Earths—Monopoly for Now

"Despite fears of Western capitalists, Beijing apparently has no immediate plans to curtail supplies." - 08/10/2011

Budget Battles Ahead

"Although the debt ceiling issue is out of the way, the country is only temporarily saved from bitter budget controversies." - 08/09/2011

The Elusive Abyss

"All agencies are warning us that they are on 'negative' in their forward view of their respective U.S. ratings." - 08/09/2011

U.S. Mint Halts Sales of Gold Collector Coins

"A spike in gold prices prompted the U.S. Mint to suspend the online coin sales for the first time in recent memory." - 08/09/2011

Retail Reels Under Gold Price Hikes

"For brides-to-be in India, waiting for the price to dip is not an option, as further price increases are expected." - 08/09/2011

Gold Rush for Dealers, Investors

"Record prices for the precious metal are sending prospectors on the prowl for gold wristwatches, pens and even teeth." - 08/09/2011

Ill-Advised Downgrade Ushers in Buying Opportunities

"Stay the course and move as soon as trading stabilizes. This is a seriously oversold market." - 08/09/2011

JPM Sees Gold at $2,500 by Year-End

"Get your head out of your day job, draw up your very own acquisition plan and implement it as quickly as you possibly can." - 08/09/2011

The Crime Against Silver

"Silver-denominated notes, reminiscent of turn-of-the-century American silver certificates, are experiencing renewed popularity." - 08/08/2011

Gold and Market Volatility

"Stock market volatility, including for the mining stocks, has waxed and waned throughout 2011 but has been recurrent more this year than in the previous two years." - 08/08/2011

Gold Climbs; ECB Is "Last Line" of Eurozone Defense

"The gold prices soared past a record $1,700/oz. in Monday's trade following Sunday's announcement by the European Central Bank suggesting a new phase in the Eurozone crisis." - 08/08/2011

As Gold Prices Zoom, Indian Buyers Hold Back

"Global price disruptions will keep Indians away from jewelry stores for at least the next few weeks." - 08/08/2011

Recession 2011: Silver Futures Up on Firm Global Cues

"Trading sentiments turned bullish after the prices in the overseas markets climbed." - 08/08/2011

HREEs in America: Crystal Balls and Brass Balls

"Now there are two potential domestic American HREE producers, which I think are viable and have high probabilities of commercial success." - 08/08/2011

Rhodium Helpful in Checking Food Adulteration

"By changing its color in the presence of particular gases, Rhodium can warn consumers if packaged food has been tampered with." - 08/08/2011

World's Top Miners Worry Most About Greater Government Control

"Resource nationalism is the top business risk for global miners." - 08/07/2011

U.S. Debt: Has Its Past Become Its Future?

"I tend to go straight to the numbers: A trip over to the Congressional Budget Office reveals the pearl within the plan." - 08/07/2011

Resource Nationalism Is Biggest Risk to Miners: Report

"Governments seek to benefit from higher commodity prices to try to restore fragile finances, Ernst & Young said on Sunday." - 08/07/2011

G-7 Vows to Take "All Necessary Measures" to Stabilize Economies

"Officials will inject liquidity and act against disorderly currency moves as needed, G-7 finance ministers and central bank governors said." - 08/07/2011

Gold Bugs Rejoice

"Are we due for a correction? Possibly. Gold could easily correct 5%–10%, but given today's current environment, I don't think that's what the crystal ball reflects." - 08/05/2011

U.S. Yield Curve Flattening to Prompt Fed Easing

"The flattening of this curve is a symptom of economic weakness and will be the catalyst for another round of monetary easing, which will send gold prices past $1800." - 08/05/2011

Is the FED about to Make the Mistake of the Decade?

"The market has been in trouble since May, when it started to price in the next recession." - 08/05/2011

Gold Market Report

"Stock markets bounced after non-farm payrolls data showed the U.S. economy added 117,000 jobs last month." - 08/05/2011

Gold Prices Spike as Equities See an Exodus

"Gold prices were rising Friday as stocks continue their dramatic selloff despite a better-than-expected read on the labor market." - 08/05/2011

ANC Approach to Nationalization Is "Open Ended"

"'It is not a foregone conclusion that there will be nationalization, but we are not opposed,' says ANC Spokesman Keith Khoza." - 08/05/2011

Currency Intervention Revived as Fed May Ease

"Japanese and Swiss moves to weaken the yen and the franc show reviving tension in foreign-exchange markets as the deteriorating U.S. economy weighs on the dollar." - 08/05/2011

China's Robotics May Boost Rare Earths, Precious Metals

"As miners re-opening closed rare earth facilities around the world, technological developments point to a revolution in the sector." - 08/05/2011

Emerging World Buys Billions in Gold as West Wobbles

"Emerging market central banks have bought 180 tons of gold in 2011, more than double the 73 tons purchased by central banks globally in the whole of 2010." - 08/05/2011

Morgan Stanley Raises Gold and Silver Forecasts

"Morgan Stanley has revised up its 2011 forecast for gold and silver prices by 8% and 15%, respectively." - 08/05/2011

Compromise, D.C.-Style

"Washington compromises have been and will continue to be the death knell of the U.S. economy, and particularly the free market." - 08/05/2011

Nebraskan Village Hides World's Largest REE Mineral Deposits

"Initial discovery drilling has returned positive results for a rich vein of niobium, used in steel production, superalloys, and superconducting magnets to name a few uses." - 08/05/2011

REE Discoveries Show Promise for Brain Cancer Treatment

"Natural metals are proving very effective identifiers of diseased tissue and are even used as treatment carriers in nanotherapies." - 08/05/2011

China's REE Industry Coming under Greater Environmental Scrutiny

"Local environmental departments will not approve evaluation reports for new projects by companies that cheat or do not pass the checks." - 08/05/2011

Rare Earths 2.0: Rise of the Heavies

"The export prices of three HREEs have exploded since China's July quota announcement, whilst the LREEs have remained relatively static." - 08/05/2011

Gold, Medicare and Foreigners' Money

"Forty years ago this month the dollar lost its link to gold. The result was a growth in entitlement spending." - 08/04/2011

XGD Update: Very Promising

"When long consolidations finally break to the upside, the move is usually explosive." - 08/03/2011

Gold and the QE3 Ship: Are Both About to Sail?

"With the ISM manufacturing index turning down and the GDP report rolling over, a QE3 ship horn is likely to sound soon." - 08/03/2011

The 2011 Gold Season Is Just Around the Corner

"While the Fear Trade governed gold's activity this week, the Love Trade should keep the market buoyant as festival season approaches." - 08/03/2011

Five Things You Need to Know About the Economy

"Anything tangible will help offset the coming inflation—gold and silver will likely do better than most." - 08/03/2011

Gold Accelerates; Equities Enter Cyclical Bear Market

"We've said all along that before gold begins a bubble, equities must peak and begin a mild bear market. That is now happening." - 08/03/2011

Gold Market Report

"Gold sets dollar, pound and euro records; 'growing risk' of Eurozone credit crunch." - 08/03/2011

Gold Prices Spike as Recession Worries Spread

"Gold prices were soaring as worries that governments won't be able to grow their way out of debt caused a rush into the safe-haven asset." - 08/03/2011

Gold ETFs Haul in $3.5B

"Investors who were nervous about the looming debt ceiling showdown poured $3.5B into ETFs that own gold last month." - 08/03/2011

Structural Change in Gold, Silver and Currency Markets

"We have to face the stark reality that the currency system we now live under globally cannot provide a true measure of value." - 08/03/2011

China Minmetals Calls for REE Production Suspension

"State-owned trader Minmetals has called on all firms in the REE sector to adhere to a national output quota by suspending production." - 08/03/2011

China Minmetals calls for rare earth production suspension

"State-owned trader Minmetals has called on all firms in the rare earth sector to adhere to a national output quota by suspending production starting from the beginning of August." - 08/03/2011

Field Notes: National Interest REE Projects Being Fast Tracked

"What do you get when you put a professor, a fisherman and a creative Wall Street journalist together? Answer: science fiction, fishy stories and IPOs trying to sell the latest version of snake oil to unsuspecting investors." - 08/02/2011

SA Mining Unions End Strike but Reject Platinum Miner's Offer

"The wage increases are below union demand but higher than mining companies' original offer." - 08/02/2011

South Korea Buys Gold for First Time in 13 Years

"South Korea moved away from the dollar and toward an investment class widely considered a safer bet during crises." - 08/02/2011

Senate Approves Debt Ceiling Increase Bill

"The Senate approved legislation that would increase the $14.3 trillion debt limit by up to $2.4 trillion." - 08/02/2011

Is the Debt Ceiling Raise Bullish for Gold?

"Even though critics of gold will quickly call an end to gold's run on a decline, investors should keep the big picture in mind." - 08/02/2011

Metals and Miners Show Impressive Strength in Weak Market

"Our indicators set us firmly on the highway marked gold, silver and rare earths." - 08/02/2011

China Considers Tightening Rare-Earth Quotas

"China is considering tightening regulations on exports of rare-earth metals amid concerns that sharply higher global prices have led to a surge in smuggling." - 08/02/2011

Bayonets and Gold

"Juniors, not majors, own the world's future mines, and they are the most adept at finding them." - 08/01/2011

Uncertainty and Panic Selling Provide Major Opportunity!

"If things play out as the charts indicate, we should have a nice bounce just around the corner." - 08/01/2011

Gold Market Report

"Only a move back below $1,577 would shake this bullish outlook." - 08/01/2011

President Obama's Debt Deal More Fizz Than Bang

"Coming hard on the heels of this announcement, stock futures rose and U.S. Treasuries futures slipped lower as both gold and silver lost ground." - 08/01/2011

Gold Prices Take Debt Deal in Stride

"Gold prices dropped slightly as a bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling heads to Congress." - 08/01/2011

How the Debt-Ceiling Debacle Will Spark a Short-Term Drop in Gold Prices

"Don't be surprised to see investors sell gold and use the proceeds to pile into U.S. Treasuries." - 08/01/2011

Libya Holding Huge Gold Reserves

"IMF data shows Libyan gold reserves worth more than $6B at current prices." - 08/01/2011

Banner Year for Silver

"Silver prices are reflecting the reactions of investors who are concerned about U.S. and EU debt and QE3." - 08/01/2011

Loan-Against-Gold Market Booming in India

"The availability of gold in Indian households and low odds of consumers defaulting on loans has the country's loan-against-gold market growing." - 08/01/2011

China's Metal Monopoly Won't Last

"Rare-earth metals are the global economy's equivalent of folkloric pixies—tiny, elusive and vaguely considered to have all manner of miraculous powers. Are we at risk of an 'element gap' with China? Unlikely." - 08/01/2011

Wind Energy: Will Rare Earth Elements Be Available?

"How will the wind energy industry's growth impact future demand for selected raw materials?" - 08/01/2011

A Thousand Pictures Is Worth One Word

"The temptations allowed under a fiat monetary system caught up with these governments, and their currencies went poof! So what's the one word for the 'thousand pictures' below? Worthless." - 07/29/2011

Indian Temple Trove a Testament to Gold's Long-Term Value

"There is a vast difference between billions of dollars worth of gold from centuries gone by and hundreds of billions of dollars today's hedge fund managers oversee." - 07/29/2011

Are Support and Resistance Levels in Precious Metals Holding?

"Although precious metals have pulled back recently, they still remain near key price targets." - 07/29/2011

Gold, Silver Unaffected by Debt Crisis

" In this fog of spin, smoke, and mirrors, it is important for subscribers to know what really is driving the gold and silver prices." - 07/29/2011

Devil's Advocate

"Until the dollar breaks below the May bottom, I think we need to be very careful in assuming that gold is going straight up." - 07/29/2011

Countdown to Default

"Dollars continued to pour out of Washington into foreign-reserve accounts overseas." - 07/29/2011

Humboldt Gold: A Trend Waiting to Happen?

"There is little reason for most people to know or care about Pershing. That is unless they are or want to be gold investors." - 07/29/2011

Silver to Rise but Tarnished by May's Rout

"Silver prices look set for further gains after rallying more than 15% this month on gold's coat-tails." - 07/29/2011

Gold Market Report

"Stocks and commodities fell following the decision to cancel a vote on proposals to cut the U.S. deficit." - 07/29/2011

Rising Rare Earth Prices Cripple Japan's June Imports

"Japanese imports of rare earths from China fall as a rise in prices make it unaffordable to many Japanese hi-tech companies." - 07/29/2011

China Still Strangling Rare Earths Market

"China's export quota is really closer to around 20,000 tons and global demand is predicted to be much higher." - 07/29/2011

Equities Are Hit with Panic Selling, What Does It Mean?

"We are in for some choppy price action, but the odds are pointing to higher prices for both stocks and commodities." - 07/28/2011

Gold's New High: Still Time to Buy?

"Nobody wants to be the sucker who buys gold at the top, only to watch it crater back to $1,200/oz. But here's some food for thought. . ." - 07/28/2011

Canadian Miners See Higher Prices

"Bullish miners predict $1,700/oz. gold by year-end." - 07/28/2011

Peru's President's Prudence

"Investors quailed when economic nationalist Ollanta Humala was elected President of Peru, which ranks first in the world for production of silver, second for copper and zinc and sixth for gold." - 07/28/2011

Rare Earths Perking Up

"There appears to be a bright spot in the rare earths arena." - 07/28/2011

Historic Move in the Gold Stocks Directly Ahead

"We've been saying this for a while, but the reality is we are moving closer and closer to that moment." - 07/27/2011

Debt Ceiling: What Now?

"In the past, when there have been fundamental conflicts, our leaders have found a way to compromise some way or other. Not this time." - 07/27/2011

The World According to Gold

"Gold had been in exile from its rightful role as The Money. Now it's shouting obscenities as us. Rude yellow metal." - 07/27/2011

U.S. Housing in Gold: One Comex Bar Only

"Inflationary or deflationary depression, it's like the long boom of affordable mortgages never happened. . ." - 07/27/2011

Federal Reserve Can't Rescue Debt Debacle

"Could the Federal Reserve bail Congress and the Obama administration out of their standoff? No way, no how, says Bernanke." - 07/27/2011

S. African Wage Talks in Mining Sector

"South Africa's powerful National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is set to strike on Thursday." - 07/27/2011

Gold Sidelining Platinum and Palladium

"With gold and PGMs in parallel movement, the yellow metal may climb to $1,800/oz. by Christmas." - 07/27/2011

Gold Futures Rise to Record on Debt Impasse

"The cost of insuring U.S. debt rose to a 17-month high, and the dollar fell to a record against the Swiss franc." - 07/27/2011

Vietnam Gold Trader Association Objects to New Proposal

"The SBV's proposal will force local firms to cut gold purity further, while possibly raising production costs." - 07/27/2011

Gold Strong, Silver Surging

"All factors considered, the fundamentals and the technicals are, and will continue to be, super bullish." - 07/27/2011

For Rare Metals Mining Moon to Be "Massive Wealth" Creator

"A moon-focused shipping company could eventually make a fortune hauling rare metals back to earth." - 07/27/2011

Rare Earths Sales Likely to Triple by 2015

"World demand for rare earths is forecast to expand by 7.1% per year." - 07/27/2011

The Reser Report: Wanted—Domestic Electrolytic Manganese Metal

"The global shift to green energy has put pressure on metallurgical scientists to advance new applications. The days of infinite deposits and low base metals prices are over—forever." - 07/26/2011

Dollar Default to Change Gold/Silver Markets

"Bear in mind that precious metals markets are driven primarily by the developing world, where there has never much trust in paper money systems." - 07/26/2011

Gold Market Report

"Precious metals look set for a busy, volatile few weeks with sovereign debt issues at the front of trading sentiment." - 07/26/2011

Gold Surges to Record on Haven Demand

"Gold futures rose as U.S. lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on raising the federal debt limit." - 07/25/2011

Criticality Is in the Eye of the Beholder

"REEs are going to continually come under greater supply pressure as climate change-related demand increases." - 07/25/2011

The Greek Canary Sings: Are Gold, Silver and Natural Resource Investors Listening?

"As we ponder the economic chessboard, we sense that the basic aim is economic stimuli in whatever guises are necessary." - 07/25/2011

S&P500 and Gold: A Crazy Little Game of Poker

"If a trading plan is built on multiple unknowns it can lead to a disastrous outcome." - 07/25/2011

Gold Market Report

"Gold breaks through $1620 with eight days left until U.S. debt ceiling 'suicide.'" - 07/25/2011

Palladium Prices Set to Rise in 2011, Platinum Surplus to Increase

"Platinum is expected to witness another sizeable gross surplus in 2011." - 07/25/2011

Making the Bullish Case for Silver Prices

"If you're still bearish on long-term silver prices, you'd better reconsider your stance." - 07/25/2011

Debt Ceiling Brinkmanship Rattles Investors

"This whole game of chicken is fraught with risk." - 07/25/2011

After 20 Years, California's Mother Lode to Finally Get New Gold Mine

"Could the old mines of the 49ers give rise to a modern-day California gold rush?" - 07/25/2011

SA Gold Sector Wage Talks Underway

"Unions and mining companies are talking to avert the national strike in the SA gold sector." - 07/25/2011

Gold: Twitching Tiger, Cooling Dragon

"While the underlying market sense is one of gradual acceptance of rising prices, the recent price gain has slowed demand for the time being." - 07/25/2011

Rising Gold Shows Wavering Faith in Debt Resolution

"Gold prices have been in flux after surpassing $1,600 an ounce at the beginning of the week." - 07/22/2011

Bull Market "Topped?"

"All markets go through bull and bear phases, but what goes up must come down." - 07/22/2011

Debt vs. Gold: The Hidden Link Explained

"How the U.S. and Euro debt crises are making the gold price rise. . ." - 07/22/2011

Analysis: WTO Row Spotlights Nations Clamping Down on Resources

"Countries from India and Indonesia to Russia are tightening their grip on natural resources." - 07/22/2011

New Gold Buying in July

"Increase in futures open interest shows enthusiasm for the market by new participants, as well as confidence in still-higher prices." - 07/21/2011

Gov't Wins Court Battle over FDR-Era Coins

"Ten prized gold coins from the Franklin Roosevelt Administration in the 1930s are now worth an estimated $75M." - 07/21/2011

Committee to Break Seal on Underground Indian Trove

"Special committee appointed to open the last of the Sree Padmanabha Swami temple's underground treasure troves." - 07/21/2011

Asian Investors Stricken by Gold Fever

"Record high prices 'won't scare away investors. . .'" - 07/21/2011

China’s Manufacturing May Contract

"China's manufacturing may slow for the first time in a year as output and new orders drop." - 07/21/2011

Canadian Prospector Leads a New Klondike Gold Rush

"A 47-year-old Canadian backwoodsman with a high school education, may very well be the Skookum Jim of our time." - 07/21/2011

Silver Tipped to Outperform

"Retail investors who lost their shirts during silver's 31% crash may have a chance of redeeming their losses by year-end." - 07/21/2011

Copper ETF Rebound Bodes Well

"Copper's recent bounce is an encouraging sign as the red metal is seen as a leading indicator for the global economy." - 07/21/2011

Platinum: Good as Gold

"Gold prices just can't quit, but don't overlook other surging hard assets." - 07/21/2011

Crowd Behavior Moves Gold and Silver. . .Not the News!

"Learn to ignore economic indicators, headlines and talking heads." - 07/21/2011

China Denies Manipulating REE Prices

"It's a 'misunderstanding' that the rise in prices is caused by the government." - 07/21/2011

REE Discovery Good News for Fluorescents

"Japan's ocean-floor discovery could have large implications for the lighting industry's supply chain." - 07/21/2011

Is Gold Taking a Stairway to Heavenly Prices?

"It's easy to see how gold reached a new all-time high, but let's look at its flight on a technical level." - 07/20/2011

You're Next

"The bond vigilantes are making the rounds again." - 07/20/2011

Selling Gold? Go Ahead.

"Don't mistake selling gold for taking a profit; our money is shedding purchasing power month by month." - 07/20/2011

The Coming Correction in Gold and Silver

"Headline and market risk are exceedingly high; proceed with caution!" - 07/20/2011

Portfolio Diversification Myths

"With pension funds facing record shortfalls, restructuring assets and including precious metals bullion is crucial." - 07/20/2011

Making the U.S. Dollar Safer: Return on Your Money

"In order to withhold a downgrade to the U.S. credit rating, the U.S. must show that it is not 'maxed out.'" - 07/20/2011

Gold Retreats as Focus Returns to Equities

"Gold prices pulled back as investors shifted their focus from global debt concerns to potential upside in equities." - 07/20/2011

Industry Secures Lithium and Rare Earth Supply

"Companies have been actively engaged lately in obtaining partners to source critical reserves." - 07/20/2011

WTO Ruling Not End of Road for China

"China is certain to appeal, but it has to provide convincing evidence. . ." - 07/20/2011

Rare Surprise

"Experts equate REE extraction from 20,000 ft. underwater to mining the moon." - 07/19/2011

Strong Correlation Between AUD and Gold

"When the price of gold bullion has risen, so too has the Australian dollar." - 07/19/2011

Gold Bulls and Bears Clash as Price Hits New Peak

"Are record peak prices part of a sustainable revaluation or a bubble about to burst? - 07/19/2011

Can Copper and Gold Rally in Tandem?

"Buying gold is a bet the economy is stuffed; buying copper is a bet for China's soft landing. Can both views be right?" - 07/19/2011

Gold Sector Wage Talks Stall

"Chamber of Mines is 'not budging' from last week's offer." - 07/19/2011

Goldman Stumbles, Takes On More Commodity Risk

"The reverse led fixed-income, currency and commodity revenues to slump 53% to the lowest level since 2008." - 07/19/2011

China's Gold-Rich Region Grows

"Gold output in China's northwest Xinjiang Uygur region increased steadily the past seven years." - 07/19/2011

India's Smaller Towns to Drive Jewelry Demand

"Around two-thirds of the new retail outlets over the medium term will be in Tier-II and Tier-III towns." - 07/19/2011

Precious Metals Ready for Big-Time Run

"Global stock markets are in the early stage of a technical breakdown." - 07/19/2011

Commodities 2011 Halftime Report

"Commodities don't all perform in the same way: Active management is important for rotating from winners to laggards." - 07/19/2011

Gold's Jump Boosts Bullish Commodity Bets

"Gold holdings surged the most since September 2009 as prices climbed to a record." - 07/18/2011

Bullish Copper Technicals

"Fundamentals are confirming copper's bullish intrinsic technicals." - 07/18/2011

"Ides of March" Coin Set to Fetch a Pretty Penny

"The rare silver relic is the only Roman coin to openly celebrate an act of murder." - 07/18/2011

How Gold Performs in Deflation

"If deflation is the main problem facing the economy, why should I own gold?" - 07/18/2011

Gold Funds Dominate Top Q2 Performers

"Those seeking returns uncorrelated with commodity price direction did best after heavy May selling." - 07/18/2011

USD, Gold and SP500 Trend Analysis

"Gold's forming a 6- to 12-month topping pattern; price may get choppy." - 07/18/2011

Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange to Launch Silver Futures

"HKMEX to tap China's rising demand for the notoriously volatile metal." - 07/18/2011

Gold Trading Booming in Dubai

"Dubai has emerged as the world's biggest trading center for the yellow metal." - 07/18/2011

A Manganite Changes Its Stripes

"Manganese oxides are renowned for colossal magnetoresistance." - 07/18/2011

Large Upward Price Movement in Platinum Ahead

"Short sellers would like to hide platinum's shortage from the rest of the market." - 07/18/2011

The Week Ahead: Gold Bulls Reawaken

"No technical points overhead as the market soars into uncharted territory." - 07/18/2011

India to Form New Mining Regulator

"Independent regulator will aim to track down increased illegal mining in the country. - 07/18/2011

Global Debt Concerns, Dollar Pressure Copper

"Copper, a bellwether for economic growth, inched lower as debt problems in Europe and the U.S. continue to cloud the economic outlook." - 07/18/2011

Miner, Silver ETFs Gain Momentum

"Investors' desire for safe havens amid the debt upheaval has led them to precious metals, and silver and miners are leading the way." - 07/18/2011

Russia Offers Germany Help on Rare Earths

"Berlin aims to improve German industry's access to the prized metals." - 07/18/2011

WTO Denounces China's Export Curbs

"Upon joining the WTO, China agreed to eliminate mineral export quotas." - 07/18/2011

NOVA Series Gets Elemental

"NOVA is filming special on refining and experimentation with REEs." - 07/16/2011

The Greater Depression Is Upon Us

"Gold and silver are still the best protection for any portfolio." - 07/15/2011

PMs and Oil Show Signs of Strength

"Next few sessions will provide a better feel for gold's breakout rally." - 07/15/2011

Gold Market Update

"The world's middle and lower classes are being targeted to pay down global debt." - 07/15/2011

Silver Market Update

"The picture could not be more bullish. . ." - 07/15/2011

Gold, Silver Poised to Surge on Ticking Debt Bombs

"We're witnessing the birth of the first global hyperinflation in history." - 07/15/2011

The Road to Perdition

"David Galland interviews Terry Coxon of The Casey Report." - 07/15/2011

Long Wave Expert Shares 'Big Picture' View

"We don't have a liquidity problem—we have a solvency problem." - 07/15/2011

Mining Stocks, Gold and Silver

"Short-term bounce or more meaningful move?" - 07/15/2011

Advanced Copper Fabrication Methods

"Cahokia coppersmiths used a process of lamination 600 years ago." - 07/15/2011

Russia Targets Atlantic Minerals

"Russia explores manganese, cobalt, copper, gold and silver on ocean floor." - 07/15/2011

Gold and Italy's Financial Worries

"Italy holds 2,451.8 tons, or 71.9% of its total reserves in the gold." - 07/15/2011

"Strike Season" Comes to S. Africa

"Many South Africans compare strikes in the same way New Yorkers compare years of heavy snowfall." - 07/15/2011

Urban Mines Needed for Rare Earths

"Korea looks to 'urban mining' (recycling) for some of its REE supply." - 07/15/2011

Soft, Submersible Memory Device Created

"Liquid alloy of gallium and indium likely is ideal for human implants." - 07/15/2011

Crystals Detect National Security Threats

"Europium-doped strontium iodide crystals detect, analyze radiation." - 07/15/2011

REE-Powered Anti-Snore Pillow

"The anti-snoring pillow is powered by rare neodymium magnets." - 07/15/2011

Gold Prices Pull Back

"Investors took some profits following debt-buoyed highs." - 07/14/2011

Manganese, Diamonds, PGMs Lift S. African Mining

"South Africa's mining production rose 9.6% year-over-year in May." - 07/14/2011

Silver Notes a Hit with Urban Indian Gift Lovers

"With silver prices easing, jewelers are minting notes of various sizes." - 07/14/2011

Precious Metals Still Shine Brtightest

"PMs offered significantly higher returns for investors; cash sits at bank-rate lows." - 07/14/2011

There's a Reason They Call It Gold Fever

"Gold may not be money, as en Bernanke said, but it continues to be a decent bet." - 07/14/2011

China Holds Firm on Quotas

"China is 'not worried' about a possible WTO ruling on rare earths." - 07/14/2011

B.I.S. Gold/Currency Swaps and a Greek Drachma?

"Central banks pulled the largest gold withdrawal in over a decade last year from the Bank for International Settlements." - 07/13/2011

Making the U.S. Dollar Safer

"Investors appeare less concerned about the return on their money, focusing on the return of their money." - 07/13/2011

Gold and Silver Update

"During a pullback, the perfect way to play a bull market is. . ." - 07/13/2011

Summer Sale 2011

"Where, oh where, did my summer sale go?" - 07/13/2011

Gold Stocks

"Are they the real barbarous relic?" - 07/13/2011

How to Trade the GDX Fibonacci Butterfly

"Recognition of this little-known pattern can lead to solid risk/reward trades." - 07/13/2011

Bernanke Just Lit the Fuse on Gold and Silver

"The U.S. economy is at a crossroads, and the central bank is prepared to provide further stimulus." - 07/13/2011

Gold Prices Hit High as Fed Hints at QE3

"Gold prices were catapulting to record highs on technical trading, safe haven buying and inflation worries." - 07/13/2011

Gold in Excellent Position

"We have to anticipate another seasonal breakout in gold." - 07/12/2011

Gold:Silver Ratio to Shift with Europe Crisis

"More pressure on gold in coming weeks as debt concerns, lack of industrial demand continues." - 07/12/2011

Fed Divided on Further Stimulus

"Even if economic growth remains weak, unemployment and interest rates vie for policy makers' attention." - 07/12/2011

Indian Investors Jump into Gold ETFs

"Gold ETFs are witnessing a sharp spurt in volumes in India." - 07/12/2011

Commodities Vulnerable to China's Efforts to Cool Economy

"The strong association between Chinese demand and commodity sentiment has increased the risk in some commodities." - 07/12/2011

Bionic Eye Blends Lasers and Gold

"Gold nanoparticles to restore vision to people degenerative eye disease?" - 07/12/2011

Jewelers See Increase in Fake Gold Circulation

"Authorities are seeing a surge in sophisticated counterfeit gold products." - 07/12/2011

U.S. Mint to Release Final 2011 Silver Bullion Coins

"The Mint has been issuing the silver bullion coin program in substantially higher quantities this year." - 07/12/2011

Will Peru Control the Copper Market?

"Peru likely will comprise 32% of global copper output in five years." - 07/12/2011

More Important than the Debt Limit

"Americans who produce wealth are getting squeezed." - 07/12/2011

18,000 New Nails in the Coffin

"Bernanke will fight the bear tooth and nail. . ." - 07/11/2011

The Case for Future Prices in the SPX

"Is this a small correction before new highs, or a return of the bear?" - 07/11/2011

The Life Cycle of Money

"As more and more citizens flock to gold and silver to protect their wealth, prices will soar." - 07/11/2011

Unemployment and Gold

"Mining stock selloff offers best opportunity for long-term investors." - 07/11/2011

Gold Pops on Laundry List of Bad News

"Gold prices continued their 4% gain as a rush to safety hit markets." - 07/11/2011

How to Play $60 Silver

"Only price discovery can alleviate a physical silver shortage." - 07/11/2011

Is Russia Selling Its Gold?

". . .if so, it is flying in the face of its central bank." - 07/11/2011

Boomtown Mongolia

"With over $1,000B in probable mineral deposits, Mongolia's just starting to boom." - 07/11/2011

Swiss Parliament to Discuss Gold Franc

"The fringe initiative will likely trigger debate on gold's role." - 07/11/2011

China's Copper Demand Comeback

"China's copper imports snapped two months of decline in June." - 07/11/2011

REE Battle Ahead?

"Does a rare earth trade dispute loom?" - 07/11/2011

Historic Rare Earth Discovery

"Only, it's 20,000 feet under the sea." - 07/11/2011

Resort Developers Turn Titanium Explorers

"Vietnam developers have been mining titanium at sites for over a year." - 07/11/2011

Market Astrology: Rare Earth Heads Up!

"China is holding the cards in this poker game." - 07/11/2011

China's Grip on REE Supply Won't Last Forever

"Japan scientists' 100 Bt. REE find equals one-fifth of global supply." - 07/11/2011

Carbon Nanotubes Visible to the Naked Eye

"Lanthanide compounds are very attractive for photonics." - 07/11/2011

China Unlikely to Yield on REEs Despite WTO

"EU negotiators to pressure Beijing into relenting on REE exports." - 07/11/2011

Why Mining Investors Must Follow Peru

"What we are witnessing is no less than the ongoing sophistication of the developing world." - 07/08/2011

Kryptonite to the Gold Price

"When real headwinds blow for the gold price, they'll blow from the East, not from falling gold ETF sales." - 07/08/2011

Silver Bottoms Amid Subtle but Bullish Factors

"The silver's complex seems to have put in a bottom." - 07/08/2011

The Greek/B.I.S. Currency Gold Swap

"The Bank of International Settlement holds 500.7 tons of gold as of the end of 2010. Why?" - 07/08/2011

Politics of Default: Road Map to Debunk the Dollar

"Old Europe's currency may debunk the dollar. Not convinced? Let's look at what is and what isn't working on both sides of the Atlantic." - 07/08/2011

Gold, Silver Prices Ease Lower

"Gold and silver prices are slightly lower as the U.S. awaits the release of the employment report. - 07/08/2011

Coin Dealer's Heirs Await Ruling on Rare Gold Pieces

"At stake is the ownership of ten Double Eagle coins likely worth at least $7.59M each." - 07/08/2011

As More Investors Seek Shelter in Gold, Russia Is Only Too Happy to Sell

"After advocating for a gold-backed currency, Russia surprises markets by not hoarding, but selling its gold in the face of a national deficit. - 07/08/2011

Gold Showing Signs of Strength and Higher Prices

"The charts indicate we could be at the beginning of another major rally." - 07/07/2011

Mining Stocks to Out-Sparkle Gold

"Gold miners' margins are growing significantly, while premiums remain low for the time-being." - 07/07/2011

Iran's Gold Rush Fails to Ease Economic Fears

"In the case of gold, it seems that higher prices are creating more demand." - 07/07/2011

Three Senators Bet Economic Recovery on Gold

"Three Tea Party-backed senators aim to follow Utah's lead with the Sound Money Promotion Act." - 07/07/2011

CFTC Expands Power to Pursue Fraud, Manipulation

"Previous manipulation standards were nearly impossible to prove, which is why the commission has only won one case in 35 years." - 07/07/2011

Demand for Precious Metals Storage Soars

"A serious shortage of storage facilities worldwide is growing as investors continue to pile into gold, silver, platinum and palladium." - 07/07/2011

In Rush to Find Gold, Indonesians Defy Dangers

"After gold prices rose sharply in late 2007 and early 2008, the illegal gold rush began." - 07/07/2011

Possible Bottom as Key Sectors Breaking Out

"We just may be headed higher sooner than later." - 07/06/2011

Long-Range Arc of Gold and Silver Points Upward

"The 'summer goldrums' are creating a base for precious metals." - 07/06/2011

Global Gold Supply 2

"Mine production will be key to gold's economic balance going forward." - 07/06/2011

Gold Prices Climb on Portugal Downgrade

"A raise in interest rates by China's central bank did little to drag down gold futures." - 07/06/2011

Silver Bullion Eagle Coins Reach Highest Demand in History

"Silver bullion is becoming more popular as gold prices make it difficult to invest in gold bullion bars or coins." - 07/06/2011

Gold Jewelers of Santorini Suffer in the Sun

"It's hard to feel too sorry for anyone living on the beautiful Greek isle, but its gold jewelers are getting hammered from all sides." - 07/06/2011

Companies Strike at Copper Thieves

"Nationwide, utilities have been hardest hit by metal theft, losing about $1B a year." - 07/06/2011

Silver Demand Booms in China

"Silver imports to the Asian giant have reached new highs, spurred by industrial, jewelry, and safe haven investment demand." - 07/06/2011

Deep Sea Mud Provides Potential Source of Rare Earth Minerals

"Japan's Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology finds deposits of rare earth minerals in deep sea muds." - 07/06/2011

Duped: Big Calif. Gold Nugget Actually Aussie

"It was believed to be the largest California nugget left in existence." - 07/06/2011

Gold for Your IRA?

"How to invest some retirement savings in precious metals. . ." - 07/05/2011

SA Miners to Strike After Rejecting Pay Offer

"Gold companies offered a 5% pay raise against union demands for a 14% increase." - 07/05/2011

DRC to Open First Industrial Gold Mine in 50 Years

"Gold mine opening marks the end of a long hiatus in the DRC." - 07/05/2011

Hoard of Treasure Uncovered in Indian Temple

"'Raiders-of-the-Lost-Ark'-worthy, India's gold find is worth $22B." - 07/05/2011

Don't Underestimate China

"China now produces 340 tpy and that may rise to 700 in the next few years." - 07/05/2011

Copper Kills 97% of Hospital ICU Bacteria

"Replacing the most heavily contaminated touch surfaces in ICUs with antimicrobial copper could save 100,00 lives each year." - 07/05/2011

QE2's End Portends Rocky Ride for Gold Rally

"Gold is likely to rally if the central bank reintroduces QE3, called for by President Obama." - 07/05/2011

Chinese News Report Tips Rate Hike

"China's monetary policy committee's quarterly meeting stressed that inflation pressures remain high." - 07/05/2011

Gold Nanoparticles Improve Cancer Treatment

"'Smart' gold nanomaterials can disrupt the blood supply to cancerous tumors." - 07/05/2011

Precious Platinum Poised to Shine

"Right now, platinum is not getting the respect it deserves. Expect that to change." - 07/05/2011

The Downside in Gold Is Limited

"Investments made during summer doldrums can bring fantastic returns. . ." - 07/05/2011

Gold, Silver Stocks Form Positive Divergence

"Significant bottom likely in and gold-share risk is much smaller than months ago." - 07/05/2011

Rare Earth ETF Jumps

". . .as plans to break China's stranglehold suffer setback." - 06/30/2011

Digging for Value in Rare Earth Hysteria

"For the right investor, there still are opportunities for real value." - 06/30/2011

Cell Phones and Conflict-Free Minerals

"Are genuinely conflict-free smart phones possible?" - 06/30/2011

Bill Murphy on Gold Suppression, Part I

"U.S. government suppression of gold is why it hasn't kept up with inflation and why interest rates have remained low." - 06/30/2011

Gold Price Outlook

"The Eurozone debt crisis could be the key to ignite further investment demand." - 06/30/2011

Deflation by Dictatorship

"Will the end of QE2 produce a deflationary global shock?" - 06/29/2011

United States of Denial

"Let's tally up the state of financial affairs in the United States of Delusion." - 06/29/2011

Discussing Gold Equities with Squawk Box

"Dividend-paying gold companies will drive gold equity prices higher." - 06/29/2011

Brazil Set to Battle China over African Copper

"The nations view themselves in 'direct competition' for strategic resources." - 06/29/2011

Platinum Supply Threatened by S.A. Policies

"The proposed indigenization policy requires 51% of all investments to be in the hands of locals." - 06/29/2011

Congo Police Foil Mining Depot Raid

"Ten armed thieves tried to break into Lubumbashi's Volcano Mining depot." - 06/29/2011

China Opens First Rare and PM Metals Exchange

"The exchange may solve long-term problems in China's PM industry, such as high logistics costs and lack of capital." - 06/29/2011

No $2,000 Gold Without QE3

"According to Merrill Lynch, the gold bugs may be in for some disappointment." - 06/29/2011

Investors Around the World Eye QE2 Expiration

"There's a whole flotilla of Black Swans straight ahead." - 06/29/2011

Global In-Use Stocks of REEs

"If recycled, REEs within products would equal over 10 years of production." - 06/29/2011

Japan's May REE Imports from China Down

"Surging metal prices drove the month-over-month import decline." - 06/29/2011

Sign of the Bear

"Let's all hope Bernanke has at least some modicum of common sense left." - 06/28/2011

Debunking Some Gold Bug Predictions

"Further consolidation in gold likely to fuel a stronger breakout in August." - 06/28/2011

Silver Market Update

"Silver could stage a significant rally from here." - 06/28/2011

Gold Market Update

"Any idiot can create growth of this magnitude by exploding the money supply." - 06/28/2011

How the Eurozone Crisis Boosts Gold & Silver

"Debt obligations aren't being honored as contracted in Europe and U.S." - 06/28/2011

Rare Earth Metals in a Bubble?

"Since hitting the market over a year ago, REE miners have been on a tear, with many stocks gaining several hundred percent." - 06/28/2011

REE Ring Laser Detects, Counts Nanoparticles

"Ytterbium- and erbium-doped sensors detect particles in water, blood and air." - 06/28/2011

Russia Forays into Rare Metals Market

"Russia's rhenium production may soon amount to more than 26 tpy." - 06/28/2011

A Good Old-Fashioned Staking Rush

"Whenever there's valuable REE-rich ground like that, claims overlap." - 06/28/2011

Death by a Thousand Cuts

"To stick with paper currency is akin to a death by a thousand cuts." - 06/27/2011

New Stock Bear?

"Was the SPX's latest interim high greedy enough to kill this latest bull?" - 06/27/2011

How to Buy Rare Earth Bullion

"Dwindling REE supplies from China signal higher prices." - 06/27/2011

Greek Citizens Turn to Gold

"Coin sales overtake bullion as savings accounts dwindle." - 06/27/2011

Speculators Build Gold, Silver Positions

"Traders built up their gold and silver net-long positions." - 06/27/2011

Cambodia's Gold Lures Foreign Investment

"Big mining likely to move in to the nation's 'Gold Forest,' displacing illegal prospectors." - 06/27/2011

Gold Miners ETF Set to Rebound

"Short-term traders may play for some degree of mean revision." - 06/27/2011

New Gold Rush for BC Prospectors

"A new round of enthusiasm for the yellow metal is breathing life into old gold mines." - 06/27/2011

Gold Association Calls for Loosening Policy

"Vietnam Gold Traders Association has urged the central bank to ease proposed regulations." - 06/27/2011

Vietnam's Rules Mean Less Gold for Switzerland

"Shipments to Switzerland are a tiny fraction of what they were last year." - 06/27/2011

Gold Holds Steady—Eyes Euro/Dollar, Greece

"Gold stayed nearly unchanged." - 06/27/2011

E-Waste Bill Reappears with REE Provision

"The bill also promotes the creation of environmental jobs in the U.S." - 06/27/2011

Strategic Oil Release Won't Hurt REE Progress

"REE research hub modeled after the 'Manhattan Project' to begin in 2012." - 06/27/2011

Deflation in Our Future

"This is not over yet, folks." - 06/24/2011

The Descent of the U.S. Monetary System

"It may not be long before the U.S. sees its own Arab Spring." - 06/24/2011

Copper Gains on Easing Dollar

"Watch equity prices in China for short-term price direction." - 06/24/2011

Ron Paul Worries Fort Knox Gold Is Gone

"Paul suggests the Fed could secretly sell gold to other countries." - 06/24/2011

How Transparent Are the Mint's Audits?

"Hearing on the Gold Reserve Transparency Act of 2011 has House debating whether or not sufficient information is already available." - 06/24/2011

$500K Ring Found in Shipwreck

"The emerald, gold ring is believed to be from 17th century ship." - 06/24/2011

Vietnam's Draft Decree on Bullion Has Buyers Relieved

"Individuals will still have the right to buy and sell bullion gold at the businesses with state-issued trade licenses." - 06/24/2011

Rare Earth Miners a Common Focus for Shorts

"Bearish investors are betting against previously high-flying stocks." - 06/24/2011

Alaska's REE Deposits Gaining Interest

"Alaska is a storehouse of rare earth minerals. Let's explore them." - 06/24/2011

Silver Surge Makes Headwind for Solar Industry

"Soaring silver prices are hampering the solar industry's ability to compete with fossil fuels." - 06/23/2011

China Palladium Imports Expected to Increase

"Demand is supported by China's growing preference toward larger, gasoline-powered vehicles." - 06/23/2011

U.S. Mint Slashes American Platinum Eagle Price

"The 2011 coin's debut price was the highest in its history." - 06/23/2011

Gold Nanoparticles Help in Earlier Diagnosis of Liver Cancer

"It's the first time metal nanoparticles have been used to enhance X-ray scattering signals." - 06/23/2011

Diamonds to Be Mainstay of Botswana Mining

"Diamonds, copper and nickel earn over three-quarters of the country's export revenues." - 06/23/2011

SEC Tightens Reins on Hedge Funds

"Funds won't have to bare their innermost secrets, but they will have to disclose their size and ownership." - 06/23/2011

Recycling Cobalt

"With no domestic production, the U.S. is 100% dependent on imports." - 06/23/2011

$100K Rare Earth Razor

"This iridium razor never corrodes and is impervious to oxidation." - 06/23/2011

What are Rare Earth Metals?

"You're probably using some right now." - 06/23/2011

Rare Earths Here?

"Southeastern Nebraska drills away at a troubling Chinese monopoly." - 06/23/2011

Copper as a Critical Metal

"Copper deserves its title of critical metal for a several reasons. . ." - 06/23/2011

Golden Pavement Cracks

"Streets of New York paved with gold? One man finds $500 worth a week." - 06/22/2011

Dog Days of Summer: Cooling Off for Gold Unlikely

"Gold could easily reach the vicinity of $1,700/oz. by late this year." - 06/22/2011

Dizzying New Heights of Global Criminal Enterprise

"Why invest in a business when you can invest in your own fabricated market?" - 06/22/2011

If the USD Goes. . .

"What happens to your portfolio?" - 06/22/2011

Dodd-Frank Claims Niche Gold Trading Form

"Dodd-Frank act restricts all trading to exchanges, eliminating over-the-counter retail currency investing." - 06/22/2011

Gold Prices Rally Ahead of Fed Announcement

"Gold could have 'a big move coming up.'" - 06/22/2011

Mexico Mining to Boom

"Mexican copper production is expected to increase by an annual average rate of 25.1%" - 06/21/2011

Brazil Eyes New Tax on Big Mining

"Finance ministries are considering a 'special participation' tax on large mining projects." - 06/21/2011

China's Mining Boom Attracts New Investors

"China's real estate sector shifts its gaze from the housing market to mining." - 06/21/2011

Fake Gold Firm Pockets 1B Yuan

"The suspected company is registered in Hong Kong under the symbol 'BRRICK,' very similar to Barrick Gold." - 06/21/2011

High Gold Prices Strain a Korean Tradition

"Gifting gold rings for a child's first birthday has become too expensive for many Koreans." - 06/21/2011

New Thai Silver Futures Well Received

"Extended gold and silver trading hours were also successful." - 06/21/2011

Venezuela Seizes U.S. Gold Mine

"NYSE plans to delist Canadian gold miner after Venezuela seizes mine." - 06/21/2011

China Makes Huge Increases in Minting

"China is also doubling the maximum amount of issuance." - 06/21/2011

Strong Gold Price Triggers Crime Fears

"Gold's appeal may attract organized crime within the sector." - 06/21/2011

Gold and Silver Prices Claw Higher

"Gold and silver's safe haven status isn't a sure thing as uncertainty in Greece pushes the dollar higher." - 06/20/2011

SA Union Rejects Gold Miners Pay-Rise Offer

"SA's National Union of Mineworkers has rejected a 4% pay rise offer." - 06/20/2011

Silver Jewelry Sales on the Rise

"Ever-climbing gold prices have consumers opting for silver." - 06/20/2011

Will Gold Equity Investors Strike Gold?

"Substantial gold stock-buying opportunity after this year's carnage." - 06/20/2011

PM Imports Soar in India

"India's gold and silver imports rose a whopping 222% between April and May." - 06/20/2011

Fiscal Manipulation

To Gold Stock Trades Editor Jeb Handwerger, there is an intriguing purpose in the relationship between the national mindset and the intended purposes of economic establishment. "Are we being programmed for QE3?," he ponders in this Gold Report exclusive, ultimately proclaiming, "It's sowing time—not selling time." - 06/20/2011

It's Weight in Gold: The Real Prices of Things

"Don't be fooled by bogus government currency shenanigans!" - 06/20/2011

Six Myths of the "Gold Bubble"

"Those calling gold a 'bubble' are talking through their. . ." - 06/20/2011

Will Central Banks, IMF Sell Gold Again?

"Central banks in Russia, China and Mexico are buying gold for their reserves." - 06/20/2011

Resource Firms Bet on China Boom, not Roubini Gloom

"Famed market bear Nouriel Roubini may be talking down China, but resource firms are betting billions. . ." - 06/20/2011

The New Case for Gold

"Is gold expensive, and should we head for the exits? Not necessarily." - 06/20/2011

Mongolian Mining Gets a Boost

"Mongolia has great potential for growth in mining output across all metals." - 06/20/2011

Rare Earth Element Prices Surge as China Tightens Grip

"Price surge is 'mainly led by government policies.'" - 06/20/2011

Great News: China Is Hoarding. . .

". . .REE metals needed for green energy." - 06/20/2011

Mining Scramble Sparks Chief's Fury

"Chief blasts Mines Ministry for allowing explorers to enter without his knowledge." - 06/20/2011

Cash Crunch for the Rare Earth-Mining Minnows

"CAUTION: A capital squeeze is coming soon to an REE miner near you." - 06/20/2011

IAEA Completes Lynas Probe

"The proposed plant could curtail China's monopoly on rare earth metals." - 06/20/2011

Cost of Metals Used in High-Tech Soars

"Industry experts think we'll reach a crisis point in 2014 and 2015." - 06/19/2011

Clif Droke: Gold, the Investor Safe Haven du Jour

Throughout the duration of the 2008–2009 credit storm and the recovery that followed in 2010–2011, gold's performance relative to other asset classes has been superior. In this Gold Report exclusive, Gold & Silver Stock Report Editor Clif Droke charts gold's past and possible future. - 06/17/2011

Is the ECB Solvent?

"Central banks, not gold, are a barbarous relic." - 06/17/2011

Are We Running Out of Silver?

"Do I buy now or wait for a pullback and perhaps miss out on big gains?" - 06/17/2011

The Bear Is Back

". . .and this time it'll be much worse; this is not a normal correction." - 06/17/2011

European Contagion

". . .the domestic banks and the S&P 500." - 06/17/2011

World Gold Council Combats "Conflict Gold"

"The framework aims to ensure conflict-free gold from the mine to the end of refining process." - 06/17/2011

Gold Prices Rise on Greece Debt Woes

"Despite Greece's appointment of a new finance minister, the gold hardly felt relief." - 06/17/2011

Zimbabwean Gold Output to Rise 35%

". . .but funding, power shortages and high costs will remain challenges." - 06/17/2011

Metal in Design: Fashion First

"Designers are ditching the jewelry for statement. . .shoes!" - 06/17/2011

Mongolia's Mining Two-Step with U.S., China

"The country that once ruled an enormous empire is determined to be no one's patsy." - 06/17/2011

Bottom in Gold and Silver Stocks

"The bottom in gold and silver stocks is likely only days away." - 06/17/2011

Suppliers Again Lift Dysprosium Prices

"Chinese suppliers have again increased prices for dysprosium oxide." - 06/17/2011

The Future of REE Supply and Demand

"We're assuming everyone's projections are exactly what will happen." - 06/17/2011

Is There Gold in Fort Knox?

"Government fans the flames, refusing to allow the media to film the gold." - 06/16/2011

Vietnam: World’s 2nd Largest Gold Hoarder

"The government recognizes citizens' right to store gold, but not to use it as payment." - 06/16/2011

Indian PM Jewelry Exports Zoom

"India's gold and silver jewelry exports jumped by over 50% last month." - 06/16/2011

Zambia's Copper Boom Helps Development

"The country has been able to cut inflation, increase growth rate." - 06/16/2011

Aussie Miners Blast Queensland Farming Plan

"Queensland Resources Council-commissioned study finds strategic cropping land policy unreliable." - 06/16/2011

Copper Exploration Hot Spots

"Explorers have been scouring BC, looking for new copper deposits." - 06/16/2011

Is Chinese Manganese Supply Shrinking?

"China may lose 500–700 Kt./year of metal capacity in a few years." - 06/16/2011

Gold & Silver: Waiting for August

"Junior miners will play an explosive game of catch-up at year-end." - 06/15/2011

Gold Flash: Eurozone Now Buying

"European central banks are not selling gold—they're buying it." - 06/15/2011

Investing in Gold and Silver

". . .during inflation, stagflation and deflation?" - 06/15/2011

Gold, Silver Prices Rebound

"As Greece erupts in debt-related protest, nervous investors seek safe havens." - 06/15/2011

Copper May Fall on Chinese Inflation Curbs

"Chinese inflation has topped the government's 4% target each month this year." - 06/15/2011

Is It Time to Dig for Gold with Miners?

"The GDX will go higher, but don't expect a smooth ride." - 06/15/2011

Implications for Investors of the Dramatically Increasing Chinese Virtual Demand for Rare Earths

"By 2015 at the latest, there will be virtually no heavy rare earth elements (HREEs) available outside of Chinese control." - 06/15/2011

PG&E Sees Surge in Copper Wire Theft

"PG&E has already lost $133,000 this year through mid May." - 06/14/2011

China Under WTO Scrutiny for Export Curbs

"Upcoming ruling will bolster European plans to challenge other curbs by Beijing." - 06/14/2011

Australian Resource Investment to Surge

"Mining set to soar as Chinese demand approaches Australia's doorstep." - 06/14/2011

WGC Sees Strong Q211 Gold Demand

"Asian demand for bars and coins and jewellery underpins the market." - 06/14/2011

Sarkozy Demands Commodities Crackdown

"U.S. CFTC says the French president 'got it exactly right.'" - 06/14/2011

Midas Fund Touches on Lagging Mining Shares

"Is this a new normal, or is the market discounting the future price of gold? - 06/14/2011

Libya's Gaddafi: Heavy with Gold, Light on Cash and Time

"Regime is likely to crumble within weeks; 155 tons of gold bars can't easily buy supplies." - 06/14/2011

Tanzanian Lawmakers Approve Super-Profit Tax

"IMF backs an additional levy on mining projects with 'particularly high' returns." - 06/14/2011

Sprott: Dive in Silver Price a Setup

"In my heart of hearts I believe it was a manipulation." - 06/14/2011

Glass Artists Caught in 'Rare Earth' Bind

"Glass artists are collateral damage in international REE struggle." - 06/13/2011

Why There's No Bubble in Gold and Silver

"Miners are languishing, but this anomaly may not last much longer." - 06/13/2011

PM Summer Doldrums 3

"I actually look forward to the PM summer doldrums each year. . ." - 06/13/2011

S. African Union in Wage Talks with Miners

"Union demands a 14% salary increase for gold and coal miners." - 06/13/2011

Bernanke's Credible Irresponsibility

"Does Ben Bernanke want us to trust him?" - 06/13/2011

Gold Could Top Sooner Than Later

". . .and fool some bulls." - 06/13/2011

U.S.: Monetary Police State?

"Monetary expert Dr. Edwin Vieira explains how far off the constitutional rails the U.S. has traveled." - 06/13/2011

Gold Falls to One-Week Low

"Gold dropped on sales as investors sought to cover losses in equity markets." - 06/13/2011

Gold Rush Spells Calamity for Peruvian Rain Forest

"Government controls against rampant illegal mining are mostly futile." - 06/13/2011

Chinese Gold Transactions Hit New Highs

"New record makes China the world's largest gold-producing country for four consecutive years." - 06/13/2011

Summer Doldrums Queue Autumn Bulls

"June pullbacks bring September bounce backs." - 06/13/2011

Bullions and Base Metals Outlook

"While gold looks steady, copper comes under pressure this week." - 06/13/2011

The Real Gold Price

"What you see may not be what you get." - 06/13/2011

Miners Snap Up Graduates as Industry Booms

"After one year of experience, graduates 'come back six feet taller.'" - 06/13/2011

Investors Clash over the True Value of REEs

"Goldman warns supply's outstripping demand, but investors remain bullish." - 06/13/2011

China Holds World Hostage in Rare Metals

"Few people realize the U.S.' main battle tank, M1A2 Abrams, uses REEs." - 06/13/2011

China to Strike Hard Against Illegal REE Mining

"China justifies crackdown as a way to guarantee its domestic supply." - 06/13/2011

Rare Earths Sector Posts Huge Gains

"Dysprosium, which was worth $410/kg. in February, is now at $1,500/kg." - 06/12/2011

Push for Rare Earth Metal Refining

"Korea will spend $278M until 2020 to develop REE-refining knowhow." - 06/11/2011

Gold Bugs Grit Teeth

"Gold is like 'a planet that is pulled by various moons.'" - 06/10/2011

Gold, Stocks and Options

"Chop-chop, it's due diligence time for you—and time is of the essence." - 06/10/2011

Silver and Gold at Key Support, Resistance Levels

"I can't help but think a bounce is very likely to form soon." - 06/10/2011

Three Ways to Shelter Your Cash from Inflation

"The year 2008 was just a preview of the downdrafts you'll need to survive." - 06/10/2011

The Charges Against Big Nickel

"Pure nickel explorers aren't common. Are any on your radar screen?" - 06/10/2011

Gold Stocks: Underowned and Oversold

"Gold is quietly strengthening against oil, industrial metals and the S&P500." - 06/10/2011

China's Economic Slowdown May Hit Chile's Mining Sector

"China's increasingly restrictive monetary policy may restrict copper demand." - 06/10/2011

Rare Metals Could Be Less Rare in AK

". . .with a little help from the feds." - 06/10/2011

Bernanke—It's Complicated!

"Sprinkling more money on the problem may be the Fed's weapon of choice soon." - 06/09/2011

Utah Measure Eliminates Tax

". . .it's not a 'gold standard.'" - 06/09/2011

Is Silver the New Gold?

"With the economy at a crossroad, silver may be the better investment." - 06/09/2011

Baby, You Cannot Drive My $220K Car

"Platinum and palladium continue to march toward higher price ground." - 06/09/2011

Hold PMs into a Market Selloff

"A buy-and-hold strategy makes more investment fortunes than manic trading." - 06/09/2011

Can Copper Withstand Ailing U.S. Economy?

"Copper report forecasts worldwide demand at 24.82 Mt. by 2015." - 06/09/2011

Gold Targets Popular with Aussie Cofunded Drill Program

"Australia's drill program provides up to 50% of drilling costs." - 06/09/2011

Gold Buying in India Dries Up with Monsoons

"Farmers, the traditional buyers, rushed in to buy equipment on early summer monsoon rains." - 06/09/2011

Global Mining Growth Drains SA's Pool of Engineers

"Mining giants are swiping up South Africa's well-trained engineers." - 06/09/2011

Rising REE Prices Hit Downstream Industries

"In China, the price of dysprosium is now changing every two days." - 06/09/2011

$460K Gold Nugget's Authenticity Questioned

"Auctioneer confirms he now believes the nugget was not found locally." - 06/08/2011

Gold and the Collapsing Dollar

"Is the UN Economic Division incompetent?" - 06/08/2011

Our Economic Future: From Best to Worst Case

"The essential advice remains the same: Own gold and silver." - 06/08/2011

NA Miners Seek Dialogue with Peru's Humala

"Juniors in Peru urge President-Elect Humala to engage with mining industry." - 06/08/2011

John Embry: Big Summer for Gold

"Gold tends to take a breather during the summer, but this year should be different." - 06/08/2011

U.S. Dodd-Frank Law 'Stigmatizing' Africa's Gold?

"DRC's tragedies of war can't be ignored, but law not intended to hurt miners." - 06/08/2011

Gold, Silver Prices Bust on Bernanke

"Bernanke's speech was a mixed bag for gold prices." - 06/08/2011

Tanzania Considers "Super Tax"

"Tanzania mulls super-profit minerals tax to fund its development plan." - 06/08/2011

Critical Metals Myths, Markets and Geopolitics

William Stanley Jevons was a 19th century British economist who said, "The more efficient use you make of a scarce material, the greater the total demand will eventually be." Investors in critical metals projects all over the world hope Jevons' theory, known as Jevons Paradox, will eventually ring true. Read more in this Critical Metals Report exclusive. - 06/07/2011

Rare Earth Stocks

"Use well-executed research to find stocks to capitalize on this REE bull." - 06/07/2011

Chile Mine Strike Threatens Copper Supply

"The wage conflict in the copper-producing nation has no end in sight." - 06/07/2011

ETF Precious Metals Slip in May

"ETF silver holdings witnessed their largest monthly outflow this year." - 06/07/2011

UK's Anti-Bribery Law Could Be a Global Game-Changer

"UKBA has even sharper teeth than the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act." - 06/07/2011

Platinum Set to Shine

"Platinum's underperformance trend is likely to change." - 06/07/2011

Gold and Palladium Clean Up Chemical-Making Process

"Versatile compound, benzylbenzoate, kills disease-causing mites." - 06/07/2011

Why China's Rare Earth Exports Really Matter

"In April, China exported only 1,819 tons, a shortfall of 53% from 2010." - 06/06/2011

Pricing Gold in Deflation

"Store, don't try to grow, value when your capital's at risk." - 06/06/2011

Gold as Collateral Major Step for Gold Market

"This may well prove to be a battle of 'bankers' against democracy!" - 06/06/2011

Can You Pass the 2011 Silver Quiz?

"The forces underpinning the silver bull market aren't going away any time soon." - 06/06/2011

Diamonds and Gold Top UAE's trade

"Diamonds were the UAE's top import by value in the month. . ." - 06/06/2011

Commodity Bubbles Caused by Speculators Need Intervention

"Increased investment in commodity markets creates bubbles. . ." - 06/06/2011

Funds Boost Bullish Commodity Bets Amid Improving Global Growth Prospects

"The global recovery is 'gaining strength'. . ." - 06/06/2011

NV Mining Tax Unresolved as Legislature Adjourns

"Lawmakers backpedaled on a mining tax-deduction deal." - 06/06/2011

Depth and Death for South Africa's Gold Mines

"The bottom has not yet been hit. . ." - 06/06/2011

Peruvian Election Long-Term Supportive Factor for Metals

"Peru is an important producer of gold, silver and copper." - 06/06/2011

Gold and Silver Prices Move Higher

"The rally in gold reflects the metal's appeal as a safe-haven. . ." - 06/06/2011

Higher Prices Are Around the Corner

"When investors are selling their shares, you must prepare for a low-risk trading opportunity." - 06/06/2011

Higher Prices Are Around the Corner

"When investors are selling their shares, you must prepare for a low-risk trading opportunity." - 06/06/2011

Critical Metals in Global Spotlight Again

"REE values soar to over $121K/ton, a tenfold increase from a year ago." - 06/06/2011

The REE "Saudi Arabia" of Asia

"In coming years, you can't do any better than Mongolia for REE plays." - 06/06/2011

USGS Warns of Rising REE Demand

"Demand for rare earth metals is increasing 8% per year." - 06/06/2011

Sweet Spot for Rare Earth Stocks

"There may be a good buying opportunity presented this month." - 06/06/2011

The Price of Clean Air

"Energy reform is far from pain-free." - 06/06/2011

California Poised to Outlaw Prospecting

"There's gold in them thar hills, but soon you won't be allowed to touch it." - 06/05/2011

The Search for Safe Havens

"Currency volatility should support gold and silver." - 06/03/2011

Gold Rush: From Everywhere to Everyware

"In the digital realm, it's just faster, simpler, cheaper." - 06/03/2011

U.S. Mint's American Eagle Silver Sales Best Since 1986

"The Mint will be adding production from its San Francisco facility to meet growing demand." - 06/03/2011

Insider Trading

"You can't regulate uncertainty." - 06/03/2011

Currency #1

"Does Washington want to kill the USD's #1 status?" - 06/03/2011

Market Sentiment and Volume Reach Extreme Panic Levels

"Buying into fear and selling into greed is my focus." - 06/03/2011

Latest Dominique Strauss-Kahn Theory: It's All About Gold

"DSK discovered that there's no gold in Fort Knox?" - 06/03/2011

Legislative Push to End California Gold Rush

". . .has miners panning environmental rules." - 06/02/2011

Durable Gold's Hold for Long-Term Investors

"And investors haven't missed the boat. . ." - 06/02/2011

India Financing Heats Up On Gold Fund Collaterals

"In the past few months, India's banks have started giving loans against gold funds, popularly known as paper gold." - 06/02/2011

Platinum Regains Poise for a Rally

"Commodity investors took a bath last mont, but a recovery is underway already." - 06/02/2011

Downturn in China Would Slam Commodity Prices

"While a severe downturn is unlikely, China's growth could slow more markedly at some point." - 06/02/2011

Gold Prices Rally as Data Disappoints

"Trading quickly quickly reversed course after a slew of disappointing data." - 06/01/2011

The Economist's Perfectly Useless Gold

"Will savers who own money-dated debt instruments in bonds panic at continued money-printing policies?" - 06/01/2011

The Opulent BBQ

"Plated with 24-carat gold, the BBQ is worth £100K and stressful to clean." - 06/01/2011

Richard Russell: Get Back into the Silver Pool

"Everyone back in the silver pool for more profit fun in the sun." - 06/01/2011

Gold Holds Steady

". . .while platinum and palladium eye U.S. car sales data." - 06/01/2011

Goldman Sachs and Its Rare Earth Rigmarole

"As Al Jolson said, 'Folks you ain't seen nothing yet.'" - 05/31/2011

Saskatchewan Eyes $43B Expansion

"The region's robust potash, uranium and precious metals sectors are poised to benefit." - 05/31/2011

Palladium Rising on Coming Shortage

"The long-term story is excellent. . ." - 05/31/2011

Utah Makes Coins Worth Their Weight in Gold (or Silver)

"Law ascribes cash value to coins based on the weight of the precious metals in them." - 05/31/2011

Metals Recycling Falls Short

"Over 50% of the metals surveyed are recycled at rates of less than 1%." - 05/31/2011

Copper Climbs to Three-Week High

"Investors optimistic, embrace risk on potential for more Greece aid." - 05/31/2011

Normal Rains Could Drive Indian Gold Demand

"Gold demand in India could rise to as much as 1,000 metric tons if the monsoon keeps its course." - 05/31/2011

SA Sits on 31,000 Tons of Explored Gold

". . .Russia has 7,000 tons and China owns 6,328 tons." - 05/31/2011

Vertical Credit Spreads

". . .and clues about S&P500 left behind by the Russell." - 05/31/2011

Nasty Weather

"Gold's small pullback reflects its status as a quasi-currency and its insurance value." - 05/31/2011

Goldman Sachs, Richard Russell Concur with Maund

"Should we be worried?" - 05/31/2011

Metals Put the 'Fuel' in Biofuels

"Scientists are increasingly using platinum and platinum-molybdenum hybrid." - 05/27/2011

Warring Tribes Unite to Allow Large-Scale Mining

"Tribe leaders negotiated rights over the Diwalwal Mineral Reservation in the Philippines." - 05/27/2011

Gold Rises on Greece Debt Fears, Silver Gains

"Gold may revisit a recent three-week top before profit taking kicks in." - 05/27/2011

Gold Strengthens in Real Terms

"When the economy rebounds, commodities will outperform gold." - 05/27/2011

Chinese Rare Earth Prices Soar

"Gravity-defying leap in the price of Chinese REEs triggers global supply fears." - 05/26/2011

A Tool to Find Gold, Oil and Terrorists

"Hyperspectral imaging is well developed for mineral exploration." - 05/26/2011

Bid to Use Gold as Collateral Advances

"Investors are one step closer to being able to use gold as a trading security." - 05/26/2011

Small-Time Investors Flock to Commodities in India

"Persistently high commodity prices have increased investors interest." - 05/26/2011

SA Gold Miners May Face $100B Liability

"Prevalence of the disease in mineworkers is between 17% and 32%." - 05/26/2011

China Gold Demand Seen Rising over 22%

"Within three years, demand may sharply outpace domestic production." - 05/26/2011

Commodities Still Going Strong Despite Barclays Selloff

"The volatility in the commodity market has not deterred investors." - 05/26/2011

Vanadium: The Best Thing Since Lithium

"It's the new holy grail of battery materials." - 05/26/2011

Why Gold Is Going Higher

"So many black swans are flying overhead, anything can happen." - 05/26/2011

Critical Metals: Investing at a Crossroad

Shifting technology, energy and defense needs along with volatile global economic and political pressures are changing the supply and demand equation for rare earth and strategic metals, opening opportunities that didn't exist a few years ago. - 05/25/2011

The USD's Impact on the S&P 500, Gold, Silver and Oil

"We're sitting at a key inflection point. . ." - 05/25/2011

Silver and Silver Stocks Spring into Life

"Silver will continue to consolidate with erratic moves in both directions." - 05/25/2011

Mining Firms Look to IT in 2011

"Expanding companies are likely to invest in technologies that get them up-and-running more easily in remote locations." - 05/25/2011

Gold Rallies for Fourth Day

"The yellow metal is heading for the longest rally in three weeks as European debt stokes demand." - 05/25/2011

Miner's EIA May Prompt Ban Reversal

"The Philippine province of South Cotabato banned open-pit mining 12 months ago. . ." - 05/25/2011

Montana Mining Fortune Heiress Dies in NYC at 104

"Daughter of copper tycoon and Montana Senator William Clark, Huguette Clark passed away, leaving her fortune under dispute." - 05/25/2011

Seven Factors Driving Chinese Gold Consumption

"Global economic conditions, cultural roots alike boost demand for the yellow metal." - 05/24/2011

Indian Buyers Help Lift Gold Sales in the Middle East

"Indian expats don't just gawk at the glittering gold souks in Dubai. . ." - 05/24/2011

Parliamentary Committee Advises Govt to Probe Metals Speculation

"A number of 'strategically important' metals have shot up to record price levels." - 05/24/2011

Shanghai Futures Exchange May Launch Silver Futures in 2011

"The largest commodity futures exchange in China is expected to launch silver futures by the end of this year." - 05/24/2011

Euro-Dollar Dance Doesn't Fool Gold and Silver Bulls

"Both the USD and euro are in secular long-term downtrends." - 05/24/2011

Is Gold a Bad Investment?

"We need to adopt a new mindset, a gold mindset." - 05/24/2011

Buying Silver at 10% Off

"Diversifying some of your wealth outside the USD is a necessary tactic." - 05/23/2011

Gold Advances to One-Week High on Euro Debt

"Monetary policy will 'remain accommodative' in coming months." - 05/23/2011

Commodities Risk Trade

"Risk on, or risk off?" - 05/23/2011

Cyclone Season Hits Australia's March Output

"Wet weather had producers ceasing operations or processing lower-grade ore." - 05/23/2011

Utah Legalizes Gold, Silver Coins as Currency

"Coin sales also will be exempt from any state capital gains taxes." - 05/23/2011

Indonesia to Audit Mining Permits After New Laws

"The rules were softer than expected by environmentalists. . ." - 05/23/2011

S.A. Mine Wage Negotiations Begin

"S. Africa's National Union of Mineworkers demands a 14% basic wage increase." - 05/23/2011

Vietnam Gold Trading Plummets amid High Dong Rates

"An influx of high-quality fake gold also spooked some would-be traders." - 05/23/2011

Residents Oppose Mining Project in Historic Comstock Lode

"A landmark of gold profits becomes the source of debate." - 05/23/2011

Swings and Roundabouts

"This is a black swan event." - 05/23/2011

VM Revises Platinum, Palladium Estimates

"Strong demand expected from the jewelry and industrial sectors." - 05/23/2011

Where Now for Gold and Silver?

"Not many investors will be on board as this final thrust up completes." - 05/23/2011

Low China Imports, Strong Dollar Pressure Copper

"Many factories are relying on 'hand-to-mouth' purchases to feed production lines." - 05/23/2011

Silver More Explosive than Gold

"Should silver be considered as financial security, like gold?" - 05/23/2011

Turkmen Leader Opens Gold Palace

"The $250M palace replaces the more squat golden-domed one blocks away." - 05/20/2011

Rick Rule: Capitalize on Gold Stock Volatility

Junior mining is a people game. In this Gold Report exclusive, an excerpt from his speech at the Casey Research Conference, Global Resource Investments Founder Rick Rule advises going for the big wins by betting on the best teams with the best chances of discovery using a global counterintuitive approach. - 05/20/2011

Replacing Strauss-Kahn: Who's Next at IMF?

"The race to find a successor is underway, just a day after he resigned." - 05/20/2011

FTC Sues Precious Metal Scammers

"Con-artist couple swindled seniors out of tens of millions of dollars." - 05/20/2011

China Tightens Rare Earth Rules

"China to impose quotas on ferroalloys with more than 10% REEs Friday." - 05/19/2011

George Soros Sells His Gold

"Not everyone shares his view; Paulson left his SPDR holding unchanged." - 05/19/2011

Eat Gold (Before It Melts)

"Tequila goldsicles pack a wallop and a $1,000 price tag." - 05/19/2011

Short Covering Led to Silver's Parabolic Rise

"Mainstream pundits and reporters assumed it was speculative buying." - 05/19/2011

Sex, Lies and Ticker Tape

"Market bets now focus on if Fed action on rates comes in 2011 or 2012." - 05/19/2011

China Is Now Top Gold Bug

"China's growing middle-class has a voracious appetite for gold." - 05/19/2011

Copper's Talking Infrastructure

"There's still time for investors to capitalize on the coming infrastructure boom." - 05/19/2011

Base Metals Recover on Global Cues

"Industrial metals rebounded from Tuesday's losses, supported by weakening dollar coupled with improved demand from China." - 05/18/2011

Silver ETFs Experience Record Trading Volumes as Prices Slip

"Many investors are shedding their holdings in this volatile precious metals market." - 05/18/2011

Indian Investors Turn to Gold ETFs

"Gold ETFs are the flavor of the season in India." - 05/18/2011

Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange Launches Gold Futures

"The HKMEx is hoping to cash in on explosive investment demand for gold from mainland China." - 05/18/2011

Commodities Advance

"The outlook for increased demand from emerging markets prompted speculation that this month's decline was excessive." - 05/18/2011

Paulson, Soros at Odds Over Gold's Direction

"Hedge fund managers go head-to-head on gold's future." - 05/18/2011

World's Biggest Gold Ring Now Worth $3M

"While it cost $547,000 to make the ring in the year 2000, the current value is worth over USD3M." - 05/18/2011

Silver Price: The Least You Should Worry About

"What silver expert Andy Schectman sees everyday might just compel you to count how many ounces you own. . ." - 05/17/2011

American Vanadium: Critical to U.S. Industry

"Without doubt, vanadium is growing into one of the most important metals about which no one has ever heard." - 05/17/2011

Will Gold and Silver Fall with Higher Interest Rates?

"It remains the U.S. consumer who will decide the road forward for the U.S. economy." - 05/17/2011

Turning Point

"Silver may have peaked in pure commodity terms, but as a currency it will peak when gold does." - 05/17/2011

Will the Dollar Bull Monkey Dance End Badly, with a QE3 Party?

"It's rare to get a crash on top of a crash." - 05/17/2011

Don't Give Up On The Rare Earth Mining Sector Yet

"This pullback in REE miners may prove an excellent buying opportunity." - 05/17/2011

Lies, Damned Lies and the Z-Score

"Things that just shouldn't be just keep happening. . ." - 05/16/2011

Gold Seesaws on Currency Worries

"Twin forces of deepening concern about eurozone debt and the growing strength of the dollar offset each other." - 05/16/2011

Another Look at the Gold:Silver Ratio

"The gold:silver ratio is not a reliable tool in an investor's toolbox." - 05/16/2011

Goldman 'Most Constructive' on Copper

"We believe a demand-rationing environment still lies ahead." - 05/16/2011

Gold Coins Remain Strong

"Sales of gold coins are on track for the best month in a year." - 05/16/2011

Massive Gold Coin Auctioned in Beijing

"The largest ever minted in China has been auctioned for 7.7million yuan after 22 rounds of bidding." - 05/16/2011

Wary SA Miners Eye Record Rand Gold Price

"If gold sustains its run in local currency, South African gold miners could show an 8% or better gain." - 05/16/2011

Palladium Production Behind Demand

"Palladium production could lag behind demand through 2015." - 05/16/2011

Melek: PGMs Will Outshine Precious, Base Metals

"Analysts expect PGMs to be star performers into 2013." - 05/16/2011

Shanghai Exchange Lowers Silver Margin, Daily Limits

"All changes will take effect since the silver price did not hit the daily upward or downward limit." - 05/16/2011

Silver Near Crash

"After a parabola sucks in buyers and capital like a black hole, anything can ignite furious selling." - 05/16/2011

Sell Fort Knox's Gold, Some Say

"Selling that gold is just one level of 'crazy' away from selling Mount Rushmore." - 05/16/2011

The Changing Perception of Gold

"Gold has become 'the great barometer of uncertainty.'" - 05/15/2011

Easy Money and Hard Lessons

"Although the mining equities don't always participate in the 'up' move in metal prices they seem to always 'enjoy' the down moves." - 05/13/2011

Copper Intact After China's Rate Hike

"Copper prices focused more on indicators of continued economic improvement." - 05/13/2011

China Likely to Remain Major Silver Importer

"Private investors and industrial uses are both driving the metal's demand." - 05/13/2011

Shanghai Gold Exchange Cuts Silver Margins

"Trading volumes for the contract have surged." - 05/13/2011

Hong Kong Weighs Launch of Yuan Gold Futures

"The move comes as the HKMEx is set to debut gold-futures trading next Wednesday." - 05/13/2011

Silver Set to Shine Again in India

"Unfazed investors see dip as inevitable profit-taking." - 05/13/2011

Gold, Silver Flirt with Gains

"The U.S. dollar index was losing 0.12% to $75.10 as the euro recovered." - 05/13/2011

Transition Complete

"The single-best buying opportunity for the rest of this bull market in July." - 05/12/2011

Bin Laden Death Causing Countertrend Moves

". . . in gold, silver and the U.S. dollar." - 05/12/2011

Central Bank Demand to Constrain Gold Supply

"Within China's mining sector lies a development that will change global gold market dynamics." - 05/12/2011

China's REE Clampdown Benefits Canadian Miners

"Global rare earth metals demand is expected to surge by more than 60% in the next five years." - 05/12/2011

Market Study to Test the Waters for American Eagle Palladium Coin

"The coins will only go into circulation if it passes this popularity acid test." - 05/12/2011

Gold and Silver Bullion Trade Signals

"Support is in place, gold and silver buying looks set to resume." - 05/11/2011

A Policy-Driven Silver Crash

"Use the next few months to deleverage in advance of the Kress Cycle tsunami." - 05/10/2011

Namibia's Minerals Rules Affect Only New Permits, Licenses

"Currently, mining's contribution to Namibian GPD is 'not enough.'" - 05/10/2011

Gold Market Update

"Gold unlikely to fall as much as other commodities, as we're deeper into the fiat endgame now." - 05/10/2011

Silver Market Update

"Silver cheerleaders are hailing a fantastic buying opportunity. Is it?" - 05/10/2011

COMEX Drops Napalm Bomb on Silver

"Look for silver to regain its sprinting ability this summer or fall." - 05/10/2011

Precious Metals Outlook 2011

"Three dominant factors will impact precious metals in 2011. . ." - 05/10/2011

A Word on Corrections

"Buy in tranches; you might not hit the exact bottom, but trying to hit the bottom is a fool's game." - 05/10/2011

Big Jump Planned for Saudi Arabian Gold Production

"Lack of water resources is one of the main challenges crippling gold exploration projects." - 05/10/2011

Jobs Left Out of Mining Industry's Pot of Gold

"Australia's headed for more mining income than ever before." - 05/10/2011

Silver Supply Is Sufficient, Experts Assert

"In 2010, total demand for silver rose 12% to a 10-year high." - 05/10/2011

SA Gold, Exchange Reserves Rise

"Net gold and foreign exchange reserves rose to US$46.04B in April." - 05/10/2011

Deutsche Bank Bullish on Gold as Soros Pares Bet

"Gold could reach $2,000 an ounce in the next eight months." - 05/10/2011

Canada's Fiscal Strength Means Commodities Won't Sink

"Canada has the best fiscal outlook of any G7 country." - 05/10/2011

Transition to the D-Wave

"Gold likely has one more move to new highs before the D-wave begins." - 05/09/2011

Health Claims May 'Wipe Out' Miners

"Attorney Richard Spoor is putting together a class-action case." - 05/09/2011

Coin Fraud on the Rise in Minnesota

"Fraudulent coin investment firms are persuading the elderly to take out reverse-mortgages to pay for coins at excessive prices." - 05/09/2011

Silver Futures Rally as Investors Return

"Silver futures rebounded from the worst weekly slump since 1975." - 05/09/2011

Lonmin's Farmer Sees Global Platinum Deficit from 2012

"Expert sees positive price movements and supply changes." - 05/09/2011

Vietnam's Banks to Convert 30 Tons of Gold to Cash

"Vietnam's banks suffer from soaring prices as they face state-mandated deadlines to liquefy gold reserves." - 05/09/2011

Silver Miners Likely to Take Price Fall in Stride

"Producers will keep turning big profits even if the bearish mood persists." - 05/09/2011

Recycling Profits on Gold and Silver

"Despite razor-thin profit margins, PM recycling businesses flourish." - 05/09/2011

Urgent Infrastructure Action Needed to Spur Small-Miner Growth

"S. African miners face major backlogs in transport and power infrastructure. - 05/09/2011

U.S. Dollar Bear Rallies 2

"Pessimism plaguing the world's reserve currency is overwhelming and universal." - 05/08/2011

Copper May Drop, Survey Says

"Demand will weaken as the world's biggest consumer of the metal moves to curb inflation." - 05/08/2011

Yuan-USD Relationship to PMs and Commodities

"This correction should be short lived; silver will regain its footing." - 05/06/2011

Gold May Drop as Investors Sell on Rise to Record

"This market has risen too far, too fast." - 05/06/2011

Adrian Day: Gold Prices Due for a Correction

As Adrian Day, of Adrian Day Asset Management, plays the current gold market "for all it's worth," he isn't happy about the political decisions fueling it. Read in this exclusive Gold Report interview how he would fix the federal deficit, what he looks for in gold stocks and why his gut tells him the gold price is headed for a fall. - 05/06/2011

Central Bank Buying and Gold's Sudden Price Fall

"The cautious hunger for gold remains persistent and arrives on the dips." - 05/06/2011

Libya Invasion Was About Gaddafi's Golden Plan

"Gaddafi planned to introduce the gold dinar, one African currency, as an alternative to the USD and allow African nations to share the wealth." - 05/06/2011

Gold Timers in Denial

"Contrarians have bad news for the gold bulls." - 05/05/2011

A Warning on Rare Earth Elements

"Goldman Sachs analysts believe the price boom is nearing its peak." - 05/05/2011

GFMS: Silver May Top the Precious Pack in 2011

"Silver may not go above $50/oz., but we could possibly see it in the upper $40s again." - 05/05/2011

Platinum Could Be "Comfortably North of $1,900"

". . .by year-end 2011, according to GFMS' Platinum & Palladium Survey 2011." - 05/05/2011

Credit-Mad Chinese Companies

". . .are hoarding copper in a ponzi scheme for new loans?" - 05/05/2011

Chavez Aims to Take on 'Mafia' with Venezuelan Gold Investment

"Venezuela annually produces 11 tons gold, while alleged illegal miners extract another 10–11 tons." - 05/05/2011

Mexican Central Bank Buys $4.5 Billion Gold

"Mexico's gold buying should embolden investors in gold." - 05/05/2011

Gold and Silver Selloffs Are Buying Opportunities

"As gold and silver sell off, don't forget the long-term uptrend will stay intact." - 05/05/2011

When a Gold Necklace Isn't Jewelry

"When it comes to supply and demand, what you've been told about gold jewelry is wrong." - 05/05/2011

Parabolic Moves Only Temporary for Silver and Gold

"Parabolic moves can provide big gains, but most traders end up giving it all back and then some." - 05/05/2011

Astronaut's $15 Billion Plan to Mine the Moon

"Last astronaut on the moon wants to mine REE used to produce fusion nuclear energy." - 05/04/2011

Healthy Correction Overdue in Gold and Silver?

"Long-term trend could push gold to $3,000 and silver to $100 by 2013." - 05/04/2011

The S&P 500 May Hold Clues to Peak in Gold & Silver

"The Federal Reserve is the greatest thief in American history." - 05/03/2011

Placer Gold Deposits

"Alluvial, eluvial, fluvial, marine-sediment and residual deposits, oh my!" - 05/03/2011

Gold Market Update

"We could see some real fireworks shortly. . ." - 05/03/2011

Silver Market Update

"The latest COT chart portends another upleg soon. . ." - 05/03/2011

World Gold Council Spotlights Gold's Q111 Shine

"Positive investor sentiment and greater confidence in the timing of jewelry purchases contributed to all-time highs." - 05/03/2011

Silver Trade Showing Wilder Side

"Silver's dramatic 12% tumble in just 11 minutes late Sunday night may have grabbed the headlines, but it doesn't tell the whole story." - 05/03/2011

Recognizing the Euro-Gold Correlation

"Moves in gold bullion trade are dominating Eur/Usd valuations." - 05/03/2011

Pre-Festival Gold Price Dip a Boon for India's Jewelers

"The small respite in prices was reason enough for Indian consumers to lap up the yellow metal." - 05/03/2011

Profit from Silver's Sudden Weakness

"Breathers in the metal's rising price can healthily help shake out excess speculation and leverage." - 05/03/2011

China Ups the Ante in Rare Earths Game

"New developments appear to show the ongoing trend is with us to stay." - 05/03/2011

Greatest Profit Potential of the Last Decade

"The world is about to pay the price for Bernanke's attempt to print prosperity." - 05/03/2011

NUTS to All of You 'Top Pickers!'

"Nuts" to analysts who fail to realize that silver is in a bull market like no other." - 05/03/2011

Gold, Gresham's Law & the Dong

"What happens when people actively shun their official currency?" - 05/02/2011

Warren Buffett Shuns Gold as an Investment

"Gold really doesn't have utility." - 05/02/2011

Understanding Where We Are in Silver's Bull Market

"After consolidation, buy silver stocks on any pullback with haste." - 05/02/2011

Gold off Record, Silver Slides on bin Laden

"The fight between the bulls and bears has entered an interesting stage." - 05/02/2011

Commodities Beat Financial Assets for Fifth Month in Best Streak Since '97

"Demand for raw materials is increasing with expanding economies and Federal Reserve promises to boost growth." - 05/02/2011

Chinese Pay Price for World's REE Addiction

"Peasant farmers blame Baogang for tooth loss, gray hair by age 20." - 05/02/2011

Aussie Dollar and Gold Stocks

"The rising Aussie dollar is muting gold's shine." - 05/02/2011

Silver Plunges 12%, What's Going On?

"Silver may be headed higher, much higher." - 05/02/2011

Gold-Buying CBs May Signal Bullion Rally Extension

"As developing countries accelerate purchases, gold may reach $2,000 an ounce this year." - 05/01/2011

Japan's REE Imports from China Jump 40% in March

"REE demand has remained steady even after the March 11 earthquake." - 05/01/2011

Parabolic Blowoff in Silver

"Above all—don't even think of shorting silver; buy on dips." - 04/29/2011

Investors Missing the Boat PM Explorers

"Poor, poor mainstream investors." - 04/29/2011

GLDX Gold Explorers ETF

"I fully expect GLDX to outperform GDXJ when the going is good for gold stocks." - 04/29/2011

CFTC Files Anti-Fraud Case Against PM Company

"Clients allegedly lost nearly all of the $3.8M they invested." - 04/28/2011

Hong Kong Plans New Gold-Futures Platform

"The city's second exchange offers leveraged bets on the metal's rise." - 04/28/2011

Silver: Volatility or Directional Play?

"A top is imminent." - 04/28/2011

Commodity ETFs to Get a Bernanke Boost: Think Silver

"There's very little reason to expect anything to change on the precious metals front." - 04/28/2011

Rise of Gold ETFs Raises Concern of Price Collapse

"Market watchers warn that shiny investment vehicles could increase the speed and depth of a future crash." - 04/28/2011

Silver Drawing Speculative Heat

"Silver continues to break new highs." - 04/28/2011

Copper Climbs as Fed Stimulus Boosts Demand Prospects

"Copper is poised to rise following the Federal Reserve's announcement it will maintain monetary stimulus." - 04/28/2011

USD, Gold and SP500 Trend Report

"The dollar continues to control the equities and commodities markets." - 04/28/2011

Finding Nuggets Among Junior Gold Explorers

"Grade, size and geopolitical risk separate the haves from the have-nots." - 04/28/2011

Downside Targets for Silver

"A correction is coming. . ." - 04/28/2011

Are You a Smart Money Investor?

"Smart money ignores official government reports and relies on its own research." - 04/28/2011

Mesothermal Vein Gold Deposits

"Mesothermal veins can hold impressive amounts of valuable minerals." - 04/27/2011

Silversmiths Strike in India

"Silversmiths of Hupari observed one-day 'bandh' in protest against unstable silver prices." - 04/27/2011

Silver Recycling to Curb India's Import Growth

"Indian consumers switch from jewelry to bars, but higher demand won't raise imports." - 04/27/2011

World Gold Council: Investor Interest In Gold Continues

"Investor interest combined with greater confidence in jewelry purchases boosted gold in Q111." - 04/27/2011

Gold, Silver Prices Rise Ahead of Fed Comments

"Gold and silver don't always react inversely to the dollar, but today they will." - 04/27/2011

Fed Says Recovery is 'Moderate'

"A pickup in inflation is likely to be temporary, says Fed." - 04/27/2011

First the S&P Warning. . .

"Now, China wants to dump U.S. Treasuries." - 04/26/2011

Think Silver Has Gone Parabolic?

". . .1980 was 5 times faster." - 04/26/2011

QE2 and the Fate of the U.S. Economy

"A serious shift in Fed policy could play havoc on equities and commodities." - 04/26/2011

U.S. Investors Must Take Global View to Protect Wealth

"Record U.S. gold prices aren't due to demand, but rather the falling USD." - 04/26/2011

Investors Stampede into a Modern-Day Silver Rush

"The relative affordability of 'the poor man's gold' has helped polish silver's current allure." - 04/26/2011

Businesses Charged in Gold Sales Sting Operation

"Businesses were operating under a "no questions asked" policy, in violation of state law." - 04/26/2011

Copper Thieves Cut Agency Communications

"The state Department of Agriculture has lost communications with the outside world." - 04/26/2011

Don't Fear a Pullback in Prices

"Time to load up on gold and silver?" - 04/26/2011

Silver Shorts Feel the Burn

"Don't give credence to any headline rumor unless it can be proven conclusively." - 04/25/2011

Why Bank/Debt Crises Are Helping Gold and Silver Prices

"Have the banks acted with government to reinvigorate the economy?" - 04/25/2011

Lost Inca Gold: Ransom, Riches and Riddles

"I could not remove it alone, nor could thousands of men." - 04/25/2011

Where Next for Gold, Silver and SP500?

"Crowd recognition means we're in the biggest of the 13-year bull." - 04/25/2011

Rising Gold Price Fuels Destruction of the Amazon

"There is no big 'Goliath' mining company to blame: Artisanal mining is the major culprit." - 04/25/2011

Platinum's Prospects Better and Better

"Auto demand and South African supply issues create a perfect PGM storm." - 04/25/2011

China Lifts Quotas for Minor Metals

"Production quotas were increased for tungsten, tin, antimony and molybdenum." - 04/25/2011

California Fish and Game Struggles to Rewrite Dredging Rules

"It's gold vs. golden trout in the state's historically gold-rich rivers." - 04/25/2011