Share prices have tumbled down for many rare earth element miners, while the quality of certain companies has dramatically improved. Is now the right time for investors to strengthen their positions in the space or to turn and run?
Massive natural gas discoveries along with new extraction techniques have led many to proclaim nat gas as the fuel of the future. The author and energy trader who has recently released a book takeing a look at corruption within the oil sector addresses these claims in an interview.
The history of the US dollar is closely linked to US involvement in a series of wars. The loss of value in the dollar caused by excessive expansion of the money supply, together with rising demand for raw materials, has led to permanently higher global commodity prices.
Defenders of fiat currency schemes claim that they promote stable prices and moderate economic volatility. In fact, the opposite is true. Fiat currencies not only destabilize economies but undermine the moral basis of society.
As the West is trying its best to handicap Iran's economy by putting sanctions banning business – including oil trading – with the country, Iran has one-upped everyone. The US doesn't get oil from Iran, but Europe does, and in late January, it vowed to cut back.