It appears that graphite is next in line for a commodity boom. The market is driven by increasing demand from traditional applications, new technology uses, and China’s 75% control of supply, its depleting reserves, and efforts to consolidate operations.
To help look past the hype and take a critical look at whether shale really is the golden goose many believe it to be or just another over-hyped bubble that is about to pop, we were fortunate to speak with the energy expert.
Copper is often referred to as "Dr. Copper," the metal with a Ph.D. in economics. Yet most analysts don't view it as a critical metal. The Mercenary Geologist, gives his thoughts on why the experts are wrong.
Are junior resource stocks the investment equivalent of a game of blackjack? The Fundamental Research Corp. analyst has come to expect stability from his picks. How? By using fair-value metrics and a longer-term timeline.
The issue of Canada diverting part of its fresh water resources to the US has never been on, or has long since faded off, most Canadians' radar screens, but the country with the world’s largest economy is also the world’s largest producer of corn, soybeans and wheat.
While he owns both bullion and certificated bullion, many investors are better off buying bullion says the founder of Sprott Global Investments and president of Sprott Asset Management USA. Certificated bullion may be more convenient while bullion provides assurance.
Gold is money that maintains its purchasing power, and for this reason it should be viewed as insurance against financial calamity and a hedge in case of economic collapse. When money supplies are inflated, fiat currencies are devalued and the price of gold goes up.
Precious metals prices headed a bit lower at the opening this morning, mainly on the back of light profit-taking that ensued after the euro retreated and the US dollar rose owing to apprehensions about Europe and Asia.
You'll never hear the Mercenary Geologist talk about electric metals, technology metals or rare metals. But he's got plenty to say about specialty metals. While the nomenclature may not seem important, he believes obscure definitions are confusing investors.