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Silver Surges Outperforming Gold

Silver recently started outperforming gold again, a watershed event.  For long years this white metal has mostly lagged the yellow one, relentlessly battering silver sentiment.  But gold surging into year-end 2018 finally sparked some life into moribund silver.  This is a bullish sign, as silver has soared in the past once rising prices reach critical mass in…

Gold Surges On US Stocks Selloff

Gold investment demand reversed sharply higher in recent months, fueling a strong gold rally.  The big stock-market selloff rekindled interest in prudently diversifying stock-heavy portfolios with counter-moving gold.  These mounting investment-capital inflows into gold are likely to persist and intensify.  Both weaker stock markets and higher gold prices will continue to drive more investment demand, growing…

Gold Stocks Breaking Out

The gold stocks’ young upleg is really growing, on a trajectory to become major.  This contrarian sector is breaking out to the upside on multiple fronts technically, which is really improving sentiment.  Traders’ extreme bearishness of late summer has mostly abated, with bullish shoots taking root.  Fundamentals certainly justify the mounting gold-stock buying, with earnings set…

Will Rio Tinto’s bid to escape from its contracts with Rusal succeed?

Mark Giancaspro, University of Adelaide Mining giant Rio Tinto is attempting to use new American sanctions on Russia to walk away from an agreement with a Russian aluminium company, Rusal. But if the contract is not worded precisely, the law may actually work to Rio’s detriment. Many companies have successfully ended contracts when war has…

Gold edges higher on weak US dollar

Gold’s strong upleg accelerated this week, powering to major new breakout highs.  Speculators rushed to buy gold futures following surprising weak-dollar comments from the US Treasury Secretary, which hit the US dollar hard.  That boosted gold to critical technical levels that should really intensify the shift back to bullish psychology.  This mounting gold breakout confirms…

Finkel Review: energy solutions but weak on climate

The keenly anticipated Finkel Review, commissioned in the wake of last year’s South Australian blackout, has made a range of recommendations aimed at delivering a reliable, secure and sustainable National Electricity Market. Among the proposals is a new Clean Energy Target to boost investment in low-carbon electricity generation, as well as moves to require high-emitting…

Could A Lithium Shortage De-Rail The Electric Car Boom?

We\’ve gone electric, and there\’s no going back at this point. Lithium is our new fuel, but like fossil fuels, the reserves we\’re currently tapping into are finite-and that\’s what investors can take to the bank. You may think lithium got too popular too fast. You may suspect electric vehicles are too much buzz and…

Could A Lithium Shortage De-Rail The Electric Car Boom?

We’ve gone electric, and there’s no going back at this point. Lithium is our new fuel, but like fossil fuels, the reserves we’re currently tapping into are finite-and that’s what investors can take to the bank. You may think lithium got too popular too fast. You may suspect electric vehicles are too much buzz and…

Oil Won’t Stage A Serious Rebound Until This Happens

Oil prices have shown signs of life over the past few weeks, as production declines in the U.S. raise expectations that the market is starting to adjust. As a result, Brent crude recently surpassed $40 per barrel for the first time in months.  A growling list of companies are capitulating, announcing production cuts for 2016….

60 Reasons Why Oil Investors Should Hang On

Inventories will continue to rise, but the momentum is slowing. The following are some observations as to how we got here and how we’re gonna get out.  9 reasons why oil has taken so long to bottom: 1. OPEC increased production in 2015 to multiyear highs, principally in Saudi Arabia and Iraq where production between…

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