In the investing world, you can take a three-month view, a three-year view or a 30-year view. One person looking at one asset class might have a different forecast depending on the time horizon he is considering. In this article, I will look at gold through a 30-year lens.
In the northern region of Ivory Coast conflicts between local citizens and illegal gold producers have been escalating. Experts believe that the under-developed mining sector of this West African state has great potential.
The fact is, that today, we're one poor harvest, one Black Swan event away from a food supply catastrophe and a repeat of the food shortages that caused the Arab Spring. These facts should be on everyone's radar screen.
As potash prices reach their highest levels, uranium prices have suffered. But the host of Ahead of the Herd online and editor of the Ahead of the Herd newsletter believes the prospects for both industries are bright.
A secure supply of this substance is essential to America's future well being - as well as the many other of the world's people who depend on this nation's farming output. Yet the story around phosphate remains under told.
Global fertilizer use must be ramped-up to avert a permanent food crisis and world instability. This is the stark message that was delivered at the BMO Capital Markets 2009 Agriculture, Protein and Fertilizer Conference in New York last week.
Without a large increase in productivity and yields, which is not likely in the near term, agricultural commodity imports are China's oil choice to meet the needs of a growing population and rising living standards.