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Noteworthy    Chinese Stimulus Fuels Hope for Copper Prices  Wall Street Journal, October 21, 2014 2:14 PM  See More
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Chinese Stimulus Fuels Hope for Copper Prices
Wall Street Journal, October 21, 2014 2:14 PM  See More
POSTED ON October 16, 2014 BY CEO Technician

Ten days ago before all the recent fun started we penned a piece entitled “2008 Redux?”. The main point of this piece was to highlight the striking similarities between the current market and the lead up to the 2008 market meltdown. Most notably we just witnessed one of the worst months ever (September) for commodities… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 15, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

Mick Davis, the former head of Xstrata who was kicked out after the $70 billion merger with Glencore completed in the spring of 2013, announced that his new venture (X2 Resources) just raised an additional US $1 billion.  His warchest now sits close to US $5 billion with US $3.3 billion available for immediate withdrawal and another US $1.5… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 15, 2014 BY Shannon Nelson

When I was a talk radio host years ago my producer Robin thought it would be fun to do a spot about ego surfing, or the practice of Googling ourselves.  In preparation for what we assumed was going to be a light-hearted look at a mild vanity indulgence, I was instantly horrified to find that… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 15, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

The long and sustained downturn in the mineral exploration sector has caused share prices to be decimated over the last three years as companies have been incapable of convincing investors to pony up.  Even companies with the highest-quality management teams have had to reduce their spend drastically as they batten down the hatches and try to weather… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 15, 2014 BY CEO Technician

As I write this the S&P 500 is down nearly 3% in what is the worst day for US equities since 2011. However, it is worth noting the S&P 500 is now testing an important area of support/resistance dating back to the end of last year: Click to enlarge While there is panic in the… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 15, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

At the Subscriber Investment Summit in Vancouver last Thursday, 35 year old Sandstorm Gold CEO Nolan Watson made the case for a new gold standard. “I believe that if you take actual physical gold in a vault and transact it electronically, that will be the first time in my generation that we will have something that… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 15, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

“Three out of a thousand good looking prospects become mines,” according to Dave Lowell. The octogenarian geologist has discovered 18 ore bodies in his career, likely a world record, including La Escondida, the world’s largest copper mine. In 2013, Lowell founded a new company, Lowell Copper (JDL.v), with the backing of billionaire resource investor Lukas Lundin, to… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 15, 2014 BY James Fraser

Arian Silver (AGQ.v) announced a $32 million financing with Quintana today. If the deal closes it will be one of the first base metals (lead-zinc) streaming deals completed in the mining space. Arian Silver will use the funds to continue plant construction at the San Jose mine in Mexico. The $32 million dollar financing will be broken… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 15, 2014 BY CEO Technician

Investors have long been trained to think that when it comes to gold, deflation is bearish and inflation is bullish. This basic economic theory holds that during inflationary periods the value of paper currency declines (less purchasing power) with every passing day, whereas gold maintains its purchasing power (hence the phrase “store of value”) and appreciates in terms… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 15, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

Shares of Platino Energy (PZE:TSXV) remain halted this morning after the company announced it would be acquiring Colombia Energy Development Company (CEDCO) for US $50 million in cash. CEDCO is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Energy Development Plc. The Rationale: CEDCO holds 100%-interests in three exploration blocks in the Llanos Basin covering roughly 31,000 gross… Continue Reading

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