Unlike the metals, the varying ranks of coal as well as mine-specific quality prevent coal from trading like a .9999-purity LME metal. Moreover, even otherwise sophisticated, big-time venture capitalists can stumble when investing in coal. Consultant friends of the writer have been called in to salvage as much of the original investment as possible when the unexpected occurred. And the U.S. industry faces potential new regulatory strictures that could have major capital--as well as productivity and operating cost--implications totalling into the billions of dollars.
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.
Until you see a clear statement from the government that they want to appreciate the dollar, I think you're not going to get any abrupt improvement in the dollar, and you're not going to get another collapse in the gold and commodity prices.
Charles Steen was born in Caddo, Texas in 1919. He went on to study at John Tarleton Agricultural College in Stephenville and in 1940 transferred to the Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy at El Paso, receiving a bachelor's degree in geology in 1943.
Sadly, nuclear power has, for many years, been the world's most-egregious victim of NIMBY, mainly because of an erroneous belief that nuclear power is dangerous. I'd venture to say that the residents complaining most vehemently about the emissions from my local plant would be even more steadfast in opposing a nuclear plant in the same area.
=======================================================================Fortuna increases silver resource by fifty percent at Caylloma=======================================================================August 21, 2006: Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (TSX-V:FVI), Mr. JorgeGanoza Durant, President of the Company, is ...