Gold and Natural Resources
Andrew Lockley – Exponential Investor (Great Britain)- You might think of heat as something you’d like to keep hold of. After all, that’s why you insulate your house. But in many other settings, we’re only too keen to reject heat. Air conditioning, cooling towers and refrigerators all need to dump heat. Fundamentally, that’s all
Household debt is once again at more than $14 trillion – the level that set off the crisis of 2008–’09. At that level, consumers have a hard time spending. Despite these warnings, the Fed is still patting itself on the back.
By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – Unkind folks would say that Papua New Guinea meets the definition of a small ‘banana republic’. It’s somewhat politically unstable, and relies on the export of natural resources, rather than
There’s nothing like family money to stir up jealousy and resentment. The next thing you know, you’re in court.“You don’t understand, Bill,” said a friend. “Envy, hate, spite… they’re more powerful emotions than money. A lot of people would
Enter Michel Barnier, henceforth Barmie Barnier. He led so many of the policies which made Britons vote to leave the EU it just can’t be a coincidence. If anyone typifies the EU’s upward ambitions in the face of steady failure, it’s Barnier.
Why the sudden shift? Maybe it’s all a matter of context. Or maybe, with an outstanding debt of US$6.7 billion, major investors have told Fortescue to focus on the one thing it appears to do reasonably well: mining and producing iron ore.
Earlier in the week Bloomberg reported that industrial battery costs have fallen 40% since 2014. That’s highly significant. If it continues – and efficiency continues to improve – it will change the industry in a big way.
After jumping north of $50 following Opec’s decision to limit supply at the backend of 2016, the oil price this year has been largely “range-bound,” fluctuating between $50 and $55. Don’t expect it to jump to $60 or $45 without a compelling
By Vivek Kaul – Vivek Kaul’s Diary (India) – One of the many theories offered in favour of demonetisation or notebandi, has been that it has led to lower interest rates. The demonetised notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 had to be deposited into
By Nick O’Connor – Capital & Conflict (Great Britain) – Quick. Answer on your gut. Where’s the best place for your money today, stocks or gold? OK, so perhaps that’s an unfair question. I don’t expect you to answer important
What all the pundits criticizing the move are selling you is freedom from something. In this case it’s a financial crisis. It’s a bastardized form of negative freedom: by reducing people’s freedom to act, they create a world supposedly free from
By Vern Gowdie – The Gowdie Letter (Australia) – Dear Reader, ‘Since the central bank can print as much as it needs to, there is no limit so you can stop any crisis cold merely by just buying up everything.’ Dr Alan Greenspan Greenspan’s
By Ankit Shah – Vivek Kaul’s Inner Circle (Germany) – Pull out a currency note from your wallet. Read everything that’s written on it. Under the name of the issuer – Reserve Bank of India, you’ll read a guarantee – Guaranteed By
By Chris Lowe – Inner Circle (USA) – Tomorrow… Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Love him… or loathe him… he’s going to exert a huge influence on every asset in your portfolio in the years to
Is now a good time to put your money back on gold? Will the Pinel law enable a bullish real estate market? What else should you be betting on in 2017?
For consumers, this 50% increase will hit home first at the pump, then at the grocery store. Protect yourself now with precious metals.
By Julien Backhaus – Wealth Protection Today (Germany) – In the first hours of the new year, stock prices rose again. A nice feeling for all shareholders, while many other investors are envious. If you own gold, for example, you have
According to a Bloomberg New Energy Finance study, several countries saw solar prices fall to 3 cents per kilowatt hour last year. They predict solar could be the cheapest energy source everywhere by 2025.
Chris Mayer – Bonner Private Portfolio (USA) – Dear Partners, Happy New Year! A few of you wrote in to say that you couldn’t – as non-U.S. citizens – buy the Tocqueville Gold Fund (TGLDX). Well, I have an excellent alternative. Buy the Sprott
Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (AUS) – One year ends, another begins. Funny that. It always seems to happen that way. We assume it will happen again, 362 days from now. However, not everything is as predictable as the calendar. And even calendars
In this exclusive Q&A, Rick Rule explains the cycle of the mining industry, and why natural-resource-based businesses are at their most attractive at the same moment that everyone hates them.
Today, we celebrate two important events.First, and without a doubt, we will raise a glass to the victorious sun.Second, the Dow rose within 25 points of the 20,000 mark yesterday. Most likely, it will hit the milestone today.Both of these events are
By Ankit Shah – Vivek Kaul’s Inner Circle (India) – Are we heading towards World War Three? Let me tell you right away that we’re not predicting a war with guns, missiles, and nuclear bombs. We’ve let the political scientists do the job. We’re
By Selva Freigedo – Port Phillip Insider Extra (Australia) – Nothing grows in the ‘Salar del Hombre Muerto’ (Spanish for Dead Man’s Salt Flat). There is no vegetation and no water (at least not visible), only salt. This desert land is in the