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  • Coal Is Powering The Future, It's Going To Be Terrible For The Environment

    Business insider

    Apr. 21, 2014

    WHAT more could one want? It is cheap and simple to extract, ship and burn. It is abundant: proven reserves amount to 109 years of current consumption, reckons BP, a British energy giant. They are mostly in politically stable places. There is a wide choice of dependable sellers, such as BHP Billiton (Anglo-Australian), Glencore (Anglo-Swiss), Peabody Energy and Arch Coal (both American). Other fuels are beset by state interference and cartels, but in this industry consumers--in heating, power generation and...

  • Draghi’s Bold Push For Creeping Defaults And Real Wage Cuts (Illustrated With Hilarious Cartoon)

    Testosteronepit

    Apr. 21, 2014

    There is nothing like a wealthy central bank chief admitting that he wants to, one, help governments default gradually on their debts; and two, cut the real wages of workers. An honesty the Fed never dared to exhibit when it inflicted waves of QE on American workers.

  • Japan March trade balance – poor result adding to Abe’s economic woes

    Forex Live

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Here’s a bit of a recap from Bloomberg of the trade balance data from this morning in Japan (a record 21-month run of deficits), putting it in context with recent other developments in the Japanese economy. The results are here … Continue reading →

  • People’s Bank of China (PBOC) sets yuan reference rate at 6.1591 (vs. prior set at 6.1586)

    Forex Live

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Friday’s mid-point was set at 6.1586 Friday’s close was 6.2242

  • The Nikkei Rises Despite Disappointing Trade Numbers

    Business insider

    Apr. 21, 2014

    The Japanese trade deficit widened to 1.45 trillion yen about $14.1 billion in March, according to latest report from the Ministry of Finance. The number was wider than expectations for 1.08 trillion yen. This  came on the back of an 18.1% year-over-year rise in imports, which were above expectations for a 16.2% rise. Meanwhile, imports were up a modest 1.8%, below expectations for a 6.5% rise. Demand for foreign goods climbed ahead of the April 1 sales-tax rise. This along...

  • CHART: How The Americas' Gun Problem Compares To The Rest Of The World

    Business insider

    Apr. 21, 2014

    The Americas have by far the worst gun problem in the world, with the weapons used in 66% of homicides compared to 13–28% in other regions, according to a new United Nations report. The region, which includes North America, South America, and the Caribbean islands, also has the world's highest murder rate at 16.3 per 100,000 people compared to a global average of 6.2 per 100,000. Here's a chart of homicide mechanism by region: To be fair, war and conflict-related...

  • The Pay at the Top

    The Big Picture

    Apr. 21, 2014

    From the New York Times: Here are 100 of the highest-paid chief executives in American business. The list comes from the Equilar 100 C.E.O. Pay Study for 2013, which ranks the compensation of chief executives of the 100 largest publicly traded United States companies, based on revenue, that filed proxies by April 4. Click for...Read More

  • The Incredible Story Of How White Supremacists Almost Took Over A Tiny North Dakota Town

    Business insider

    Apr. 21, 2014

    When Brooklyn-based filmmakers Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker first arrived in Leith, North Dakota to shoot their documentary "Leith, N.D.," "No Trespassing" signs had just popped up all around town. "There were these 'No Trespassing' signs everywhere," Nichols told Business insider. "Chris and I were really nervous sometimes because we would be shooting B-roll, and we were worried we were inadvertently going to go on someone's property and not realize it because property there was so vast....

  • Financial Times says “Reforms bring end of ‘currency wars’ in sight”

    Forex Live

    Apr. 21, 2014

    This is an article from a few days ago at the FT (gated), quoting Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon: Policy shifts in China and Russia offer the hope that the much discussed “currency wars” are finally drawing … Continue reading →

  • Japan Suga: China’s seizure of ship extremely regrettable, may lead to adverse impact on Japan business in China

    Forex Live

    Apr. 21, 2014

    A Chinese court says it has seized a Japanese shipping firm’s cargo ship in Zhejiang Province for failing to pay compensation according to its ruling The Shanghai maritime court made the announcement on Saturday In 2007, the court ordered Mitsui … Continue reading →

  • Is There a UK Housing Bubble?

    Pragmatic Capitalism

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Home prices in the UK continue to rise to new highs, exceeding the pre-recession peak. The price increases started in London and have now spread nationally. Many families are quickly being priced out of the housing market. Some are calling it a bubble.

  • Ex-BOJ’s Suda says BOJ likely to refrain from adding stimulus as long as possible

    Forex Live

    Apr. 21, 2014

    could take ” quite extraordinary” steps when it acts if BOJ were to ease more it’s most likely to boost JGB buying or clarify how long it will keep current QE in place it’s hard for BOJ to boost risk … Continue reading →

  • Russia’s Lavrov says Ukraine is ” crudely violating” the Geneva agreement

    Forex Live

    Apr. 21, 2014

    the Ukrainian authorities are taking steps which crudely violate last week’s Geneva accord Kiev failing to remove illegal protests from squares in the capital killings in Slaviansk were a crime, shows Kiev does not want to control extremists Washington should … Continue reading →

  • ForexLive Easter Q&A

    Forex Live

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Ok folks, I shall be around for the next 2 hours and then Adam will be popping his head around the door from time to time after that. So to make the most of our time ( in case there’s … Continue reading →

  • Putin amends the law to make Russian citizenship easier

    Forex Live

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Russian president Putin has approved a change in the legal requirements that make it simpler for Russian-speaking people in former Soviet Union countries to attain Russian citizenship Stealth tactics it would appear, while the region’s tensions remain on the boil

  • Shanghai Composite Index closes down 1.52% at 2065.83

    Forex Live

    Apr. 21, 2014

    CS1300 Index closes down 1.7% More jitters as Chinese securities regulator released a draft prospectus for 28 new firms planning to list, marking the resumption of IPOs after a two-month break The news, on top of weaker data, has unnerved … Continue reading →

  • Pound perks up like Easter Bunny ears

    Forex Live

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Ok, it’s all relative and there’s little flow ( and yes it’s a tenuous headline too!) but the pound seems to have picked up a couple of bids since I last looked in similarly thin conditions on Friday Then cable … Continue reading →

  • Nikkei closes down 0.03% at 14,512.38

    Forex Live

    Apr. 21, 2014

    -3.89 open 14549.45 high 14649.50 low 14503.17 USDJPY 102.54 A late fade after a small rally from the lows in the last half hour

  • Nikkei steady into the close at 14,540.27

    Forex Live

    Apr. 21, 2014

    +24.00 +0.17% USDJPY 102.57

  • Option expiries 10am NY cut 21 April

    Forex Live

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Hey look, I found some option expiries given that the US are in later EURUSD 1.3820 USDCAD 1.0900 (USD 250m) 1.1065 (USD 1 bln) 1.1170 (USD 1 bln) AUDUSD  0.9400 Er, that’s it !

  • Russia bans several Ukrainian banks from working in Crimea

    Forex Live

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Russian central bank just announcing on its website says several Ukrainian banks have failed to fulfil their obligations to creditors And I promise I will try to find something else to post about other than Russia/Ukraine in my occasional visits … Continue reading →

  • Chart of the Day: Is the Expansion “Long in the Tooth”?

    Pragmatic Capitalism

    Apr. 21, 2014

    While we're probably closer to the next recession than we are to the beginning of the recovery, it's also important to remember that the business cycle seems to be getting longer and longer.

  • Has US household Deleveraging Ended?

    Pragmatic Capitalism

    Apr. 21, 2014

    This column presents time-varying equilibrium estimates of the household debt-to-income ratio determined by economic fundamentals. Taking into account the latest available data, the estimates suggest that the household deleveraging process may have ended at the end of 2013.

  • 10 Things In Tech You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, NKE, FB, AAPL)

    Business insider

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Good morning! Here's the news of the day: Facebook will launch a mobile ad network at its developers conference F8, which happens at the end of the month.  Jack Dorsey's hyped payments startup Square has talked to Google about a possible sale as its losses are growing.  Google made a high-profile hire for Calico, it's anti-aging/anti-death health startup. It hired Cynthia Kenyon, a high-profile biochemist and biophysicist at the University of California. Jason Goldberg, CEO of Fab, wrote a passionate blog post...

  • The Average Stock Is More Expensive Now Than It Was At The Peak Of The Dotcom Bubble In 2000....

    Business insider

    Apr. 21, 2014

    The unsettling market plunges of two weeks ago have stopped (at least for now), and stock prices have recovered a bit. So now everyone's getting cautiously bullish again. Everyone except me. I still think stocks are poised to have a decade or more of lousy returns. Why? Three simple reasons: Stocks are very expensive Corporate profit margins are at record highs The Fed is now tightening I'll go through this logic in detail below. But first, a quick description...

  • Teenager Shot After Cutting Line At Foot Locker For Kanye West-Designed Nikes

    Business insider

    Apr. 21, 2014

    A teenager looking to score the brand new Kanye West-designed Nikes was shot early Saturday morning after cutting a long line at a Brooklyn Foot Locker. The New York Daily News reports Isaiah Martinez, 15, was shot in the foot. People had been camped out at the Bushwick Foot Locker all night to buy the $250 Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Yeezy” sneakers. The black and red shoes are the latest in the Nike-West Yeezy collaboration. The Daily News reports, “There...

  • Teenage Stowaway Survives 5-Hour Flight To Hawaii In Airplane's Wheel Well

    Business insider

    Apr. 21, 2014

    A 16-year-old runaway hid in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose, California to Hawaii and survived, FBI and airline officials said. The teen allegedly chose Hawaiian Airlines Flight 45 at random. NBC reports that FBI spokesman Tom Simon said "the teenager was questioned by the FBI after Maui airport personnel found him on the tarmac without identification. After questioning, the boy was taken by child protective services." Officials are surprised the boy survived the trip halfway across...

  • SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT: Actions Of Sunken Ferry Captain 'Akin To Murder'

    Business insider

    Apr. 21, 2014

    South Korean President Park Geun-hye has likened the actions of the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry Sewol to murder. CNN reports the captain of the South Korean ship, "Lee Joon-seok, is already facing a series of criminal charges for his role in last week's sinking." The ship sank last week, killing 64 people onboard, many of them students and teachers on a class field trip from Seoul. 238 passengers are still missing as divers continue to...

  • It's Pretty Quiet In The Global Markets

    Business insider

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Most world markets were closed on Friday for the Easter holiday. And most won't reopen until Tuesday. The major European exchanges are closed today for Easter Monday. Japan's stock market, which was open today, closed with the Nikkei down 0.03%. U.S. markets will reopen at 9:30 a.m. ET. Futures are a hair higher with Dow futures up 20 points and S&P 500 futures up 2.6 points.Join the conversation about this story »

  • Tesla’s Fight to Keep Direct-Sale Stores

    The Big Picture

    Apr. 21, 2014

    National Auto Dealers Association Public Affairs Vice President Jonathan Collegio discusses defending the Tesla showroom ban with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart. Source: Bloomberg

  • How Important Are Hedge Funds in a Crisis?

    The Big Picture

    Apr. 21, 2014

    How Important Are Hedge Funds in a Crisis? Reint Gropp Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco April 14, 2014       Before the 2007–09 crisis, standard risk measurement methods substantially underestimated the threat to the financial system. One reason was that these methods didn’t account for how closely commercial banks, investment banks, hedge funds,...Read More

  • CHART OF THE DAY: The Escalating Dangerous Game Of Military Chicken Between China And Japan

    Business insider

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Tensions are relatively high between China and Japan, which are respectively the world's second and third largest economies. Just yesterday, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine, an act that can only worsen relations between Japan and China. Recent rows between the two nations have largely been tied to an ownership dispute regarding a string of islands in the East China Sea. "The islands—called Senkaku in Japan but Diaoyu in China—are largely...

  • US economic data out today

    Forex Live

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Not a lot to get excited about but here’s what’s ahead I’m heading out now to enjoy the rest of my holiday week-end and see the mighty Shrimpers (Southend United FC ) pick up another invaluable 3 points to help … Continue reading →

  • Here's A Quick Guide To What Traders Are Chatting About Right Now

    Business insider

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Stifel Nicolaus' Dave Lutz has a roundup of what traders are talking about right now. Good Morning!   Anticipate a very quiet session – with All of Europe and UK Closed – Aussie and Hong Kong as well – for Easter Bank Holiday, combined with Patriot’s Day and Marathon Monday in Boston.   With the Dow coming off the Biggest gain of 2014 last week - US Futures are pacing higher, led by a 26bp pop in Nasdaq – but bear in...

  • CITI: Here Are The 20 Best Stocks In America (GOOG, FB, V, EBAY, HOG, BA, SBUX)

    Business insider

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Citi's army of analysts and strategists have examined the universe of stocks they cover and screened them for what they considered to be the 50 "World Champions.'' These companies boast "leading business models and market share," wrote Citi's Robert Buckland, Robert Garlick and the global equities research team. The analysts' considered three selection criteria: market cap of at least $3 billion; at least a top 3 market share in a third of their businesses; and a global reach as measured...

  • 10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell (DIA, SPY, QQQ, WYNN)

    Business insider

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Good morning! Here's what you need to know. Japan's Trade Stats Disappoint. The Japanese trade deficit widened to ¥1.45 trillion yen, or about $14.1 billion in March. Exports climbed by just 1.8%, missing expectations for a 6.5% gain. Meanwhile, energy costs caused imports to jump 18.1%. Markets Are Quiet. Many markets around the world remain closed to observe Easter Monday. And the ones that are open aren't doing much. Japan's Nikkei closed down a fraction of a percent. U.S. futures are modestly...

  • MOBILE INSIDER: Facebook Mobile Ad Network — Nike FuelBand Layoffs — iPad Decline

    Business insider

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Mobile Insider is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. FACEBOOK'S MOBILE AD NETWORK: The long-anticipated Facebook mobile ad network will debut late this month at Facebook's F8 developers conference, according to a report in Re/Code. The network will allow Facebook to use its vast database of user information to help marketers target advertising on non-Facebook mobile properties. This means advertisers get some of the most extensive user information out there to serve advertising outside of Facebook's app, and Facebook gets to...

  • Soccer Player Scores Outrageous Goal Without Break A Sweat In The French League

    Business insider

    Apr. 21, 2014

    You may not see a more relaxed goal than this Dimitar Berbatov chip in France's Ligue 1. The Monaco striker stopped dribbling at the side of the box, stared down a defender, and then flicked a shot over the goalie and into the back of the net. So cool: Like it's nothing: Full video: Join the conversation about this story »

  • Target Takes On Amazon With Subscription-Based E-Commerce Service

    Business insider

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Welcome to our new E-Commerce Insider newsletter, a morning email with the top news and analysis on the e-commerce industry, produced by BI Intelligence.  Click here to sign up for E-Commerce Insider today, and receive it every morning in your inbox.  TARGET TAKES ON AMAZON: Target is significantly expanding its subscription-based e-commerce service, bringing the retailer in closer competition with Amazon. The number of items that shoppers can purchase on a recurring basis through Target Subscriptions will increase from 200 to roughly 1,500....

  • E-COMMERCE INSIDER: Target Takes On Amazon — Magazines And E-Commerce — Gap's Big Investment

    Business insider

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Welcome to our new E-Commerce Insider newsletter, a morning email with the top news and analysis on the e-commerce industry, produced by BI Intelligence.  TARGET TAKES ON AMAZON: Target is significantly expanding its subscription-based e-commerce service, bringing the retailer in closer competition with Amazon. The number of items that shoppers can purchase on a recurring basis through Target Subscriptions will increase from 200 to roughly 1,500. Customers can order items to be delivered in four, six, eight, ten, or twelve-week...

  • Nevada: The Next American Gold Rush

    Nevada: The Next American Gold Rush

    July 5, 2012

    Nevada has been a prolific mining region in the US since the famous Comstock silver discovery in the late 1800s. However, it is now gold that draws miners to Nevada. Gold deposits in Nevada are unique in that they cannot be seen by the naked eye. Thi

  • Manganese: Powering the Next Generation of Lithium

    Manganese: Powering the Next Generation of Lithium

    July 9, 2012

    Manganese is the 4th most traded metal in the world, mainly because it is indispensable in the production in steel and other alloys. In 2011, 14 million tonnes of manganese were produced worldwide. 2% of manganese produced is used to make manganese o

  • Tintina Resources: Preliminary Economic Assessment

    Tintina Resources: Preliminary Economic Assessment

    July 17, 2012

    Tintina Resources (TSX-V: TAU) is pleased to is pleased to announce the positive results of a Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) for the Johnny Lee deposit on its 100% owned Black Butte Copper project located in central Montana, USA... July 17,

  • Copper: The Essential Metal (Part 2)

    Copper: The Essential Metal (Part 2)

    July 17, 2012

    In Copper 1, we looked at its rich history and uses. Here in Part 2, we explore why copper prices have increased by 4x over the course of 10 years. Major factors include lower ore grades, exploration pushed to higher risk areas of the globe, and grow

  • Global Gold Mines and Deposit Rankings 2012

    Global Gold Mines and Deposit Rankings 2012

    July 27, 2012

    How many world class gold deposits are there left? In this infographic we visualize research done by Natural Resource Holdings to show how truly rare of an asset a large and high-grade gold deposit is...

  • Natural Gas: North America’s Energy Future, or Jus

    Natural Gas: North America’s Energy Future, or Jus

    Aug. 7, 2012

    New drilling technology has changed the complexion of natural gas and energy in North America. Natural gas reserves in the United States have doubled since 2000, and as a results natural gas prices reached a low in April 2012 below $2 per mcf...

  • Simba Energy Completes Passive Seismic Survey on B

    Simba Energy Completes Passive Seismic Survey on B

    Aug. 21, 2012

    Simba Energy Inc. (TSXV: SMB, Frankfurt: GDA, OTCQX: SMBZF), the pan-African oil & gas explorer, is pleased to announce the successful completion of the first phase of field work on Block 2A, onshore Kenya where the Company currently holds a 100% int

  • The What, Where, and How of Shale Gas - Part 1

    The What, Where, and How of Shale Gas - Part 1

    Aug. 23, 2012

    In association with the Rational Middle Energy Series. Shale gas is trapped thousands of feet underground. How do we extract it and what does the process look like? There are risks involved with extracting natural gas. The good news is that these are

  • The Gold Series: Uses and Demand (Part 3)

    The Gold Series: Uses and Demand (Part 3)

    Sept. 6, 2012

    In the past two parts of this infographic series, we saw its rich history and also how mining and supply works. Here we look at how gold is used across the globe. Generally speaking, half of all gold demand is comprised of jewelry sales. About 10% of

  • Altair Gold Company Snapshot

    Altair Gold Company Snapshot

    Sept. 17, 2012

    The Kena project, located in British Columbia, is an advanced stage project with a NI 43-101 Compliant Mineral Resource Estimate. Total Measured and Indicated Resources totaled 549,000 contained ounces of gold and Inferred resources totaled 513,000 o

  • Iron: The Core of the Developing World

    Iron: The Core of the Developing World

    Sept. 25, 2012

    Iron has been extremely useful to mankind for more than 3000 years, and now accounts for 95% of all metal produced annually. Iron ore is now the world’s second largest commodity market after oil and is essential for developing nations to build infras

  • Nickel: Where Form Meets Function

    Nickel: Where Form Meets Function

    Oct. 11, 2012

    While best known for its use in the five cent coin, nickel has far more strategic uses. Nickel can be alloyed with other metals to create truly extraordinary materials. In fact, more than half of all nickel consumed is used in stainless steel. China’

  • Fluorspar: Essential for Modern Life

    Fluorspar: Essential for Modern Life

    Oct. 17, 2012

    Fluorspar is a compound of calcium and fluorine – and fluorine is the most chemically reactive element in existence. Because fluorine combines with other substances so readily, fluorspar is the basis for countless chemicals across numerous applicatio

  • The Silver Series: The History of Silver (Part 1)

    The Silver Series: The History of Silver (Part 1)

    Oct. 30, 2012

    Today, silver has thousands of modern industrial uses and is considered a store of wealth. However, the story of this legendary precious metal begins with its use by ancient civilizations. Silver has many attributes that made it so valuable to early

  • The Silver Series: Supply and Demand (Part 2)

    The Silver Series: Supply and Demand (Part 2)

    Nov. 28, 2012

    In 2011, there were 1040.6 million troy oz of silver produced. Of this, 84% was used by industry and the remaining was used as an investment. Interestingly, traditional uses of silver only account for about a third of silver fabrication. These includ

  • A Century of Mining and Exploration in BC

    A Century of Mining and Exploration in BC

    Nov. 29, 2012

    Over the last 100 years, mining and exploration in British Columbia has grown into multi-billion dollar business. To celebrate AME BC’s (Association of Mineral Exploration BC) 100th anniversary, we look back at how mining and exploration have changed

  • VC Market Intelligence: December 2012

    VC Market Intelligence: December 2012

    Dec. 5, 2012

    Monthly update for December covering the latest commodity trends, the economy, and markets. This month's infographic includes information on Alberta's new shale resource.

  • Antimony: Fireproof and Supply-Critical

    Antimony: Fireproof and Supply-Critical

    Dec. 17, 2012

    Antimony is a naturally occurring element in the Earth’s crust. It is used in various applications including lead alloys and glass additives, but its primary use is in fire-proofing.

  • VC Market Intelligence (Jan 2013)

    VC Market Intelligence (Jan 2013)

    Jan. 7, 2013

    VC Market Intelligence is a new monthly infographic from Visual Capitalist that summarizes changes in economic indicators, relevant news stories, commodity and financial trends, and provides technical analysis. The goal is to make this information i

  • The Gold Series: Gold as an Investment (Part 4)

    The Gold Series: Gold as an Investment (Part 4)

    Jan. 8, 2013

    The grand finale of our series on gold. In this infographic: How does gold behave like an investment and what are the fundamentals of investing in gold? What are the different ways investors can get exposure to gold in their portfolios....

  • The Silver Series: Silver as an Investment (Part 3

    The Silver Series: Silver as an Investment (Part 3

    Jan. 14, 2013

    In this infographic, we look at the investment properties of silver as well as its chief differences with gold. Highlights include a study on silver correlation, volatility, performance against the US Dollar and money supply, and portfolio diversific

  • Endeavour Silver Company Snapshot

    Endeavour Silver Company Snapshot

    Jan. 18, 2013

    Company snapshot updating investors on Endeavour Silver. January 18, 2013

  • Equity Financing in Mining Exploration

    Equity Financing in Mining Exploration

    Jan. 29, 2013

    The above video highlights equity financing in the mining exploration and how private placements are typically set up.

  • Mining in Ontario: A Dependable Engine of Growth

    Mining in Ontario: A Dependable Engine of Growth

    Jan. 31, 2013

    Ontario's mining sector continues to generate prosperity and opportunity in the province, despite a challenging economic climate.

  • VC Market Intelligence: February 2013

    VC Market Intelligence: February 2013

    Feb. 5, 2013

    Monthly update for February 2013 covering the latest commodity trends, the economy, and markets. This month's infographic includes exclusive research on the ratios of silver equities to silver bullion. February 5, 2013

  • The Next Frontier of Mining

    The Next Frontier of Mining

    Feb. 20, 2013

    In this infographic, we look at the five most interesting ways that we are exploring for mineral wealth. February 20, 2013

  • VC Market Intelligence (Mar 2013)

    VC Market Intelligence (Mar 2013)

    Mar. 11, 2013

    VC Market Intelligence is a monthly infographic from Visual Capitalist that summarizes changes in economic indicators, relevant news stories, commodity and financial trends, and provides technical analysis. The goal is to make this information intuit

  • Comminution: Why Smart Companies Are Focusing On I

    Comminution: Why Smart Companies Are Focusing On I

    Mar. 12, 2013

    The process of grinding and crushing ore – known as comminution – is on average the most energy intensive process in mining operations. With rising energy prices and decreasing ore grades, this is an area that smart producers are focusing on

  • ATAC Resources Company Snapshot

    ATAC Resources Company Snapshot

    Mar. 21, 2013

    ATAC Resources (TSX-V: ATC) is developing the Rackla Gold Project which has the first Carlin-type gold mineralization found in Canada....

  • Iron Road Company Snapshot

    Iron Road Company Snapshot

    Mar. 27, 2013

    Iron Road Limited (ASX: IRD) is developing its flagship project, the Central Eyre Iron Project, in South Australia. CEIP is a large scale development expected to produce 20Mtpa of iron concentrate...

  • Iron Road Company Snapshot

    Iron Road Company Snapshot

    Mar. 27, 2013

    Iron Road Limited (ASX: IRD) is developing its flagship project, the Central Eyre Iron Project, in South Australia. CEIP is a large scale development expected to produce 20Mtpa of iron concentrate

  • Bitcoin: The Encryption Standard

    Bitcoin: The Encryption Standard

    Apr. 4, 2013

    What currency is feared by the European Central Bank as a threat to fiat monetary institutions? What currency is cash like but digitally transmittable allowing for ultimate anonymity and global mobility? What digital currency is up over 2,200% over t

  • VC Market Intelligence (April 2013)

    VC Market Intelligence (April 2013)

    Apr. 8, 2013

    Monthly update for April 2013 covering the latest commodity trends, the economy, and markets. We also detail a trading idea to short copper. April 8, 2013

  • Mining Builds Communities

    Mining Builds Communities

    May 1, 2013

    Mining’s impact in communities stretches far beyond the confines of the extraction site. Job creation spanning multiple industries, government tax revenue, and infrastructure development are all by-products of mining and contribute to building commun

  • Biotech Investing: How to Play Catalysts in the Dr

    Biotech Investing: How to Play Catalysts in the Dr

    May 2, 2013

    From discovery to commercialization, the drug development process takes many years. Different regulatory events and data from trials produces share price volatility. This creates an opportunity for investors.

  • VC Market Intelligence (May 2013)

    VC Market Intelligence (May 2013)

    May 7, 2013

    Monthly update for May 2013 covering the latest commodity trends, the economy, and markets. We also follow up on last month's copper short.

  • The Golden Ratio: Using Gold To Price Market Data

    The Golden Ratio: Using Gold To Price Market Data

    May 9, 2013

    Measuring market data using fiat currencies can be misleading – even though an asset may rise in dollars, it may be because of declining currency value rather than true economic process. Gold’s steady purchasing power makes it an ideal alternative pr

  • What is the Cost of Mining Gold?

    What is the Cost of Mining Gold?

    May 21, 2013

    What is the cost of mining gold? Here we look at the Top 50 gold mines in the world and provide analysis

  • The Pebble Project: Economics and Employment

    The Pebble Project: Economics and Employment

    May 30, 2013

    The highlights of a report by IHS Global Insights on the economic and employment impact of the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska.

  • VC Market Intelligence: June 2013

    VC Market Intelligence: June 2013

    June 5, 2013

    Monthly update for June 2013 covering the latest commodity trends, the economy, and markets. We also look at the all-in cash costs of primary silver producers.

  • Magnetite: The Future of Iron Ore

    Magnetite: The Future of Iron Ore

    June 18, 2013

    Magnetite ore, long the leading source of domestic iron supply in North America, Europe and China, is now increasingly relevant across the globe. The perception that magnetite ore is an inferior substitute to hematite ore is now firmly changing.

  • What's Next For Gold? Bear vs. Bull Debate

    What's Next For Gold? Bear vs. Bull Debate

    June 24, 2013

    How should investors approach sub $1,300 gold? Our analysts each take a side and answer five questions – here we present the Bull and the Bear case.

  • Pistol Bay Mining Company Snapshot

    Pistol Bay Mining Company Snapshot

    June 25, 2013

    Pistol Bay (TSX-V: PST) has a past-producing graphite project in Ontario along with projects in the Red Chris copper/gold and Athabasca Basin uranium camps.

  • Breakdown: Gold and Silver Exploration Stocks in B

    Breakdown: Gold and Silver Exploration Stocks in B

    July 11, 2013

    Using 20+ variables from Tickerscores, we’ve analyzed over 50 exploration companies with their main projects in BC. Here is the highlights of the data. - See more at: http://www.visualcapitalist.com/infographics#sthash.9jiYRBHY.dpuf

  • Athabasca Basin: The World’s Highest Grade Uranium

    Athabasca Basin: The World’s Highest Grade Uranium

    Aug. 6, 2013

    The Athabasca Basin currently accounts for 15.5% of annual uranium production. Even more interesting, is the grade of these deposits. 10 of the 15 highest grade uranium deposits in the world are found in the region.

  • Uranium: The Metal of Tomorrow

    Uranium: The Metal of Tomorrow

    Aug. 12, 2013

    Nuclear power is a clean energy source that will be used well into the future to help meet the world’s growing energy requirements. Here we highlight uranium’s history, properties, and fundamentals moving forward

  • Tahoe Resources Inc. (TSX: THO)

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    While gold and platinum are almost equally as rare, the amount of platinum mined through history is only a fraction. This infographic overviews the history of platinum and its properties.

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    Platinum’s supply is concentrated in medium-to-high risk jurisdictions, while demand is strongly tied to worldwide auto production. This infographic overviews the supply and demand of platinum.

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    Global demand for platinum as an investment has increased 30x since 2003.

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    A Gold IRA is a Self-Directed Individual Retirement Account that allows you to safely own physical precious metals.

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