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The problem with mining and in particular junior exploration right now, at least from an investor’s standpoint, is that no significant new money seems to be coming into the trade. Some stocks are being bought … but mostly with money … Read More →

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Our friend the Optimist recently reminded us to look at the performance of gold and silver measured not just in terms of U.S. dollars but also in currencies other than dollars. In other words, gold priced in the currencies that … Read More →

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This Thursday the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) conducted a hearing about its proposed rules to implement the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act. Front and center was the issue of position limits, something that is near and dear to … Read More →

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In a recent interview conducted by Jeff Clark of Casey Research and self-declared as The Best Gold Interview of 2010, Andy Schectman of Miles Franklin discusses the future supply situation in the retail bullion market. Unfortunately, most people who have … Read More →

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Most investors in Canadian mining equities are well aware that the shares purchased in private placement transactions are locked up for a 4-month period, after which they become “free trading”. This simple concept has big implications for share price and … Login or Subscribe to read more →

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Investors in the junior explorers might be starting to feel a little like Joseph, thrown into a well and about to be sold off into slavery. Despite record gold prices and most metals making miraculous recoveries over the past year, … Read More →

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The media is reporting that the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may turn into one of the worst man-made ecological disasters with thousands of miles of Gulf shore being threatened by potentially tens or even hundreds of … Read More →

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With the recent weakness in silver, it was somewhat gratifying to see that the iShares Silver Trust ETF, SLV, has just filed a report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to disclose a recent amendment to their custodian agreement … Read More →

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We started talking about the upcoming crash in China this past summer and the upcoming crash in copper prices this past December. We said China might start showing crisis signs as early as November 2009 and copper could start a … Login or Subscribe to read more →

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Over the past year or so, I’ve written several times about the interesting situation in the crude oil market that essentially allows a few big players to lock in an arbitrage profit by storing crude oil in tankers offshore and … Read More →

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