The Mercenary Geologist has adopted a new prospector-generator model portfolio with an emphasis on good people. In this interview, he outlines the impact global volatility could have on junior mining companies.
The year 2010 was one that many are glad to see the back of due to the deepening of the global economic crisis and the ensuing financial and economic hardship visited upon many. Global macroeconomic factors could become important in 2011
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.
In spring, grain markets were literally and figuratively hit by a perfect storm. Tight supply, aggravated by inflation and weather concerns, propelled futures prices to all-time highs in July. Now comes harvest. Will grain prices come back down to earth?
Drought, food riots and rationing and the influx of long-only funds have set fire to the once sleepy grain markets. Here's a fresh look at the grains and the fundamental factors that are causing grains to double and triple in value.