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Mickey Fulp - Mercenary Geologist
  The 48-Year Record of Pt:Pd Ratios
A Monday Morning Musing from Mickey the Mercenary GeologistContact@MercenaryGeologist.comJanuary 15, 2018Price ratios determine relative value of the precious metals and are useful parameters in deciding which metal to buy at any given time.In previous musings, I documented the history of gold and silver prices and gold-silver ratios from the United States’ abandonment of the gold standard in August 1971 to present (Mercenary Musing, May 9, 2016) and followed with a similar treatment for platinu
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Mark O'Byrne -
Palladium Prices Surge To New Record High Over $1,100 On Supply Crunch Concerns
– Palladium prices surge to new record high over $1,100/oz today – Palladium surges past record nominal price seen in 2001 after 55% surge in 2017– Best-performing precious metal and commodity of 2017 is palladium – Palladium prices top platinum prices for first time in 16 years– Strong Chinese car demand and switch from diesel to petrol cars sees demand surge– Supply crunch as six year supply deficit & 2017 deficit expected to hit 83,000 ounces – Palladium supply crunch to intensify if world’s
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Happy New Year!
2018 Year of the POP If you'd like to read "Year of the POP", I'm sure you can guess where it can be found. ;D At the Speakeasy, we discuss things like bullion, bitcoin, bubbles, banking, and much much more. As I did in Nine, at the ninth anniversary of this blog, and back in May at the second anniversary of the new Speakeasy, I have started a new tradition of sharing samples from the Speakeasy here. For this one, I picked a fun post from back in August. It's about the coat-check room view o
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Wolf Richter
Carmageddon for Tesla
This is where Hype Goes to Die. Today was the monthly moment of truth for automakers in the US. They reported the number of new vehicles that their dealers delivered to their customers and that the automakers delivered directly to large fleet customers. These are unit sales, not dollar sales, and they’re religiously followed by the industry. Total sales rose 0.9% from a year ago to 1,393,010 new vehicles, according to Autodata, which tracks these sales as they’re reported by the automakers. Sale
Monday, December 4, 2017 -
Don’t Expect Palladium Prices to Plunge
Over the past month, there has been a deluge of news heralding a new era of palladium, which has soared above the $1000 per ounce mark for the first time in the past 16 years. Moreover, palladium also overtook platinum and is still being traded at a premium to it. The overwhelming majority (78 percent) of the world’s palladium is used in gasoline-fueled cars’ catalytic converters, with minor volumes going into electronic resistor production and dental construction. A plethora of factors has been
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Mark O'Byrne -
Platinum Bullion ‘May Be One Of The Only Cheap Assets Out There’
Platinum “may be one of the cheap assets out there” and “is cheap when compared with stocks or bonds” according to Dominic Frisby writing in the UK’s best selling financial publication Money Week. Platinum Bullion in USD (15 years) Frisby writing in Money Week laments the total absence of value in today’s markets. He then identifies an asset that is both cheap (on a relative basis) and is valuable and the article is well worth a read: The value investor’s lament – where have all the cheap assets
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Ford to Create New Brand of Electric Cars in China, GM Sells $5,000 Electric Car
China accounts for forty percent of global electric cars sales. Ford wants to crack that market with Fully Electric Vehicles Sold Under a New Brand, made in China of course. Ford announced plans on Tuesday to form a new joint venture with Anhui Zotye Automobile Co., a Chinese brand that specializes in all-electric vehicles. Ford and Zotye are exploring a 50:50 partnership to produce a line of electric vehicles. Ford said the cars would be sold under a new brand, but did not offer additional de
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Will the Death of Diesel Ruin Platinum
The gloomy future of the diesel vehicles is commonly known. precious metals marketHowever, what does it really mean? And how could the demise of diesel technology impact the ? The 1970s oil crisis and accelerating inflation made diesel-powered cars popular, especially in Europe where gasoline prices were always higher than in the U.S. The new technology was considered as more efficient and less polluting, as diesel cars produce less carbon dioxide than gasoline cars (thanks to better mileage). H
Friday, August 11, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Investment Potential of Platinum and Palladium
In the previous sections of this edition of the Market Overview, we presented the demand and supply outlook for platinum and palladium. In that part, we would like to analyze the potential benefits of adding these precious metals into investment portfolio. On the surface, platinum and palladium behave similarly to the yellow metal. Indeed, as the chart below shows, there is an important positive correlation between prices of these metals and gold. It should not be surprising as all four main pre
Friday, July 28, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Tsunami to Hit Germany: Five Auto Companies Admit to Illegal Cartel
Unmasking an Illegal Cartel  The  German auto scandal just got much bigger according to a new report by the Spiegel. Audi, BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, and Porsche colluded in all aspects of diesel technology. Effectively, the five corporations acted as one via a series of secret working groups that met several times a year. The Spiegel broke the story with its report on the Auto Syndicate Scandal. The story is in German, and it’s also behind a pay wall. Eurointelligence has a nice Email report.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
Enter The NatGas Cartel
The King Dollar is mortally wounded. Many notice but the masses seem largely unaware. Since 1971, the Gold Standard has been removed from its anchor position. But since 1973, the Petro-Dollar has taken its place. It has called for crude oil sales led by the Saudis and OPEC to be transacted in USDollar terms, for oil surpluses to be stored in USTreasury Bonds, and for some kickbacks from the Saudis to the USMilitary complex for weapons purchases. Of course, the US is ready willing and able to cre
Friday, July 7, 2017
Jeff Clark - Goldsilver
Why Buy Silver 10 Reasons to Invest in Silver Now (w/ Charts)
Is silver a good investment? Why should someone buy it?It’s natural and even prudent for an investor to wonder if a particular asset is a good investment or not. That’s especially true for silver, since it’s such a small market and doesn’t carry the same gravitas as gold.But at this point in history, there are compelling reasons to add physical silver to your portfolio (and only one is because the price will rise). Here the top 10 reasons why every investor should buy some silver bullion…#1 Silv
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
The End Of Trust, And Rise Of Real Money
In last week’s “historic market manipulation, setting the stage for catastrophe” – as well as dozens of other articles and podcasts – I demonstrated, in painstaking detail, the gross misallocations, inequities, and fraud caused by the artificial “support” of “favored” asset classes like stocks, bonds, and real estate – whilst the “unfavored” gold and silver markets were mercilessly suppressed, to equally deleterious global effect. This weekend’s “wide world of PiMBEEB” demonstrated ten such situ
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Opec, Like The London Gold Pool, Proving Cartels Always Fail
In Wednesday’s “historic market manipulation setting the stage for catastrophe,” my principal inference was that, per the time old adage, crime never pays.  Perhaps in the short-term; but the longer a scam is perpetrated, the more vulnerable it becomes to its inevitable demise.  Kind of like Fargo, when the initial plan to ransom Jerry’s wife morphed into a heinous killing spree, resulting in essentially all participating parties dying; as crime, like market manipulation, has significant uninten
Friday, May 26, 2017
How Gold is Different
"The present world gold market negates the true value of gold by removing the “real demand” that “gold settlement” creates! Break the mechanics of this market and you will find that gold is the most valuable currency in today’s currency arena. Many investors, today think that the answer to this dilemma is for traders to take delivery and cause a short squeeze. My friend, in this arena, taking delivery means settling in cash! No, this market will not be destroyed by anyone but itself. ...
Friday, May 5, 2017 -
Big Oil Betting On Electric Vehicles
Speaking this week at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York, Total SA's chief energy economist, Joel Couse, forecasted that EVs will make up 15 to 30 percent of global new vehicle sales by 2030. Oil demand for transportation fuel see its "demand will flatten out," after 2030, Couse said. "Maybe even decline." Colin McKerracher, head of advanced transport analysis at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, sees Couse's forecast as the highest EV sales margin yet to be forecasted by a majo
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Volkswagen’s Bizarre Looking Sedric: The Future of Driverless Shared Rides
Volkswagen unveiled Sedric at the Geneva Motor Show. It’s a bizarre looking vehicle, clearly not suitable for anything but the best-paved roads. Not Cedric, Sedric… The Volkswagen Group has taken us from the Beetle to the Golf and it soon might take us somewhere very, very boring with the new Sedric concept car. The pod-like high-tech vision of future mobility doesn’t even have a steering wheel, thanks to its Level 5 autonomous driving systems, and is the strongest statement yet from Volkswage
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
This Little Known Metal Is What Keeps Elon Musk Up At Night
This report from is a paid advertorial.  Tesla just activated its battery gigafactory, and China is moving to hoard the world’s cobalt supplies at the same time that Trump promises a military build-up that can only happen with the precious metal. This all means supply panic for everything from the electric car break-out to the military industrial complex. Right in the middle of this we have small-cap North American explorers—our new potential barons-in-the-making—in whose hands our
Monday, February 6, 2017
James West - Midas Letter
  Short Tesla Motors Inc Ivanhoe Mines Ltd CEO Robert Friedland and the Coming Cobalt Cliff
Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) and Robert Friedland’s Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSE:IVN) (OTCMKTS:IVPAF) may have more reasons to talk than Elon Musk will be readily willing to admit. Tesla began production of lithium-ion battery cells at it gigafactory in the Nevada desert earlier this month, and is now reporting that it will also produce electric motors and gearbox components for the model 3 there too. But Tesla isn’t the only one launching gigafactory scale production of lithium ion battery produc
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
The Two Hottest Commodities For Investors In 2017
This report from is a paid advertorial.  The same nightmare that haunts electric vehicle producers with massive production plans is a waking dream for cobalt/lithium explorers like LiCo Energy Metals (TSX:LIC.V; OTCQB:WCTXF), who are now poised for a breakout with a major new project in Chile that comes amid tight future supply for two of the most critical minerals of our time. If you thought lithium was set to soar because the future supply picture looks dire in the face of the EV
Tuesday, January 10, 2017