In anticipation of Father's Day, The Gold Report, quizzed Chris and Dr. Michael Berry, authors of the Disruptive Discoveries Journal, on how investing has changed over the years in the gold, silver, niche metals and energy space, and what they are investing in today to make sure they survive to see the next cycle.
Russia relies on companies including Exxon Mobil Corp., BP Plc, Halliburton Co. and Schlumberger Ltd. for the latest technology and expertise it needs to develop an estimated $7.58 trillion in oil and natural gas resources that sprawl across nine time zones.
A collapse of platinum, palladium, and rhodium prices has been going on for most of 2H08. I think it is an oversimplification to attribute this erosion of support for the platinum group metals to just one cause: reduction in the population of internal combustion engine-powered, and therefore exhaust-emission-controlled, catalytic converter-equipped, cars and trucks either in the U.S. or globally.
Business worries that leading on climate change means lagging on competitiveness and propose linking carbon-cutting policies to tariffs. Lessons from the 1960s debate over VAT rates and border adjustments suggest that carbon-linked border adjustments may be ineffective and unnecessary.