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Michael Ballanger
Cryptojunkies: Beware the Ides of December
It was two years ago this week that I proclaimed that we were witnessing the final lows in the 2011–2015 bear market in the precious metals as gold traded down to $1,045 amidst total capitulation by the Large Specs and after massive short-covering by the Commercial traders. The weekly COT for that week showed an aggregate short position of a miniscule 2,911 contracts down from the earlier highs of over 300,000 contracts. About six weeks later, despite the earlier bottom in gold, the HUI (NYSE Ar
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Drop Thru' 2017 Uptrend, Bitcoin +1456 as 'Unseen' China Risks Build
GOLD PRICES cut this year's gain below 9% for US Dollar investors in London trade Thursday morning, dropping to new 4-month lows beneath $1255 per ounce as crypto-currency Bitcoin surged past $15,000 for a 2017 gain of 1,456%. Commodities today slipped overall after Wall Street stock markets closed lower overnight for the fourth session running from last week's new record highs. Copper steadied
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Gold Juniors’ Q3’17 Fundamentals
The junior gold miners’ stocks have spent months grinding sideways near lows, sapping confidence and breeding widespread bearishness.  The entire precious-metals sector has been left for dead, eclipsed by the dazzling Trumphoria stock-market rally.  But traders need to keep their eyes on the fundamental ball so herd sentiment doesn’t mislead them.  The juniors recently reported Q3 earnings, and enjoyed strong results. Four times a year publicly-traded companies
Friday, December 1, 2017
Steve St Angelo - SRSRocco Report
EXAMINING SILVER MANIPULATION: What Some Analysts Miss
One of the major topics discussed in the precious metals community is the manipulation of the gold and silver prices by the large bullion banks.  Many precious metals analysts point to the massive commercial short positions held by JP Morgan and Scotiabank as the root cause for the low silver price.  While I agree that the bullion banks’ massive short contracts are controlling the silver price to a certain degree, there’s another factor that is overlooked by the majority of precious metals analy
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Silver Miners’ Q3’17 Fundamentals
The silver miners’ stocks have really languished this year, grinding sideways to lower for months on end.  This vexing consolidation has fueled near-universal bearishness, leaving silver stocks deeply out of favor.  But once a quarter when earnings season arrives, hard fundamentals pierce the obscuring veil of popular sentiment.  The silver miners’ recently-reported Q3’17 results reveal today’s silver prices remain profitable. Four times a year publicly-traded
Friday, November 24, 2017
Sprott Money
Comparing Digital Metals - Craig Hemke
With total Comex silver open interest near the 200,000 contract level, we thought it would be enlightening to once again discuss the total volume of physical mine supply versus digital metal supply on this futures exchange. We've written on countless occasions about Comex alchemy and the fraud of digital metal. As a refresher, you might review both of these links before we continue: • https://www.sprottmoney.com/Blog/42-years-of-fract... • https://www.tfmetalsreport.com/blog/8252/econ-101-
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
The Gold Report
Why the Commodity Supercycle Is Favoring Investors Right Now
Precious, base and energy metals are all benefiting from the commodity supercycle, says Louis James, editor of International Speculator, who also discusses his Golden Runway theory of price appreciation and talks about a handful of companies that he believes are on the rise. The Gold Report: Louis, would you talk about the commodity supercycle and where you see it at this point? Louis James: The data continue to support the commodity supercycle hypothes
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
The Energy Report
Cobalt Pure-Play Hitched to Electric Vehicle Boom
Forecasts of an electric vehicle boom are behind skyrocketing demand for cobalt, a major component in batteries. In this interview with The Energy Report, Anthony Milewski, CEO of Cobalt 27 Capital Corp., discusses the company's unique position as a two-pronged pure-play on cobalt. The Energy Report: Would you bring us up to date on what's happening in the cobalt market? Anthony Milewski: A few weeks ago was LME Week in London, which is the annual gathe
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
The Gold Report
Holding on Companies in Gold and Silver, and a Food Multinational
The news from three companies has prompted updates from Adrian Day of Adrian Day Asset Management. Strong Holdings to Buy on Pullbacks Nestle SA (NESN:VX; NSRGY:OTC, 83.70) continues to see small improvements toward its somewhat modest goals. In particular, there has been an improvement in the margins, the result of efficiency programs. Margins are all important to a company such as Nestle, particularly given the current pricing pressures. There has
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Steve St Angelo - SRSRocco Report
Global Silver Investment Demand Maybe Down, But Still Double Pre-2008 Market Crash Level
While physical silver investment demand experienced a pronounced decline this year, the volume is still much larger than the level prior to the 2008 U.S. Housing and Banking Crash.  Investors frustrated by a silver market plagued with lousy sentiment and weak demand, may not realize that silver bar and coin demand is projected to be double what it was in 2007.Thus, long-term precious metals investors continue to acquire silver on price dips while others may be selling out and placing their bets
Monday, November 20, 2017
Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Gold Miners’ Q3’17 Fundamentals
The gold miners’ stocks have spent months adrift, cast off in the long shadow of the Trumphoria stock-market rally.  This vexing consolidation has left a wasteland of popular bearishness.  But once a quarter earnings season arrives, bright fundamental sunlight dispelling the obscuring sentiment fogs.  The major gold miners’ just-reported Q3’17 results prove this sector remains strong fundamentally, and super-undervalued. Four times a year publicly-traded compan
Friday, November 17, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Price Hits 5-Month Aussie High as No.2 Mine Output Forecast to Halve in 40 Years
GOLD PRICE gains of 0.5% from last Friday's finish held firm in London trade today as world stock markets recovered more of this week's drop and commodities also rallied after falling from their recent multi-year highs. Gold held at $1282, some $5 per ounce below Wednesday's attempt at 4-week highs versus the US Dollar. This week's drop in the Dollar's exchange rate against Euros and Yen edged g
Friday, November 17, 2017
Steve St Angelo - SRSRocco Report
Two-Thirds Of The Top Primary Silver Miners Suffered Production Declines In 2017
It has been a rough year for many primary silver miners as two-thirds have suffered declines in production.  Also, many high ranking silver producing countries are also experiencing a pronounced reduction in their domestic silver mine supply.  According to the data put out by World Metal Statistics, Chile’s silver production is down 20% in the first eight months of the year, while Australia is down 19%, Mexico declined 2% and Peru lower by 1%.The Silver Institute will be releasing their 2017 Sil
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
Sentiment Synopsis
The Commitments of Traders (COT) reports are nothing other than sentiment indicators, but as far as sentiment indicators go they are among the most useful. In fact, for some markets, including gold, silver, copper and the major currencies, the COT reports are by far the best indicators of sentiment. This is because they reflect how the broad category known as speculators is betting. Sentiment surveys, on the other hand, usually focus on a relatively small sample and are, by definition, based on
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The Gold Report
Zinc's Rise Shines a Light on Pure-Play Producers and Explorers
With the price of zinc rising, investors are taking a second look at producers and explorers. Most people have no idea what zinc is used for, but it actually is the fourth most produced mineral in the world, trailing only iron, aluminum and copper. Its uses may not appear to be exciting, but they are essential: as a coating on iron and steel to protect them from rusting and as an alloy for creating bronze and brass, for instance. Zinc o
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Sprott Money
Could A Commodity Rally Help Spark Silver? - Craig Hemke
While it is widely believed that commodities are one of the few "undervalued" sectors, sustained rallies have been hard to find over the past few years. Could all that be finally beginning to change? The key to any commodity rally is weakness in the US dollar. Most commodities trade in dollar terms so a rising dollar generally puts pressure on the sector. In contrast, a falling dollar is usually good for the sector. As you can see in the chart below, the general trend since 2015 has been a flat
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
I'm Thinking Profit Potential
As the demand for solar energy has increased so has the demand for the materials needed in the production of solar or photovoltaic panels. Once installed, solar panels produce zero emissions as they convert sunlight directly into energy via the photovoltaic effect, bypassing the turbine system found in every other commercial energy source. Azo.com Some of the better known materials used in solar panel construction are; 1. aluminum for frames 2. copper for wiring 3. silver for soldered connec
Monday, November 6, 2017
Chris Martenson
Running Out Of Room
The idea of an 'industrial economy' is an extremely recent human invention. And we’ve staked quite a lot on its continuation. But it faces a massive predicament: It’s running out of resources. When talking
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Bill Murphy: Nearly two decades of fighting the Gold Cartel
Next year will be the 20th year, or two decades, that Chris Powell, the GATA army, and I have been out there doing what we could to expose the gold price suppression scheme by what we call the Gold Cartel. What we have learned over all this time is how all encompassing the market manipulation schemes really are. Initially, we realized that various bullion banks (such as Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan) were collectively suppressing the gold price to keep it below $300 an ounce. Eventually we realize
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
James Ledbetter Wants To Convince You That Gold Is Folly, Superstition And Madness
(This item originally appeared at Forbes.com on October 26, 2017.) https://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanlewis/2017/10/26/james-ledbetter-wants-to-convince-you-that-gold-is-folly-superstition-and-madness/#2d1a786f5785   The purpose of James Ledbetter’s new book, One Nation Under Gold (2017) is to convince you that anything to do with gold – especially basing your money on it – is folly, superstition, mania, obsession, and madness. We know this because he tells us so, in the introduction: Fixing ou
Monday, October 30, 2017
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