THe author of the ShadowStats.com newsletter, shines light on his interpretations of the GDP, CPI, unemployment and other government statistics in this interview. Highlights include what the money supply measures tell him and why QE3 will be a hard sell.
Washington misses the point about rare earth element supply, says the founder of J.A. Green & Co. while explaining the fragmented policy developments in pending WTO action and arguing that the US needs to develop a domestic supply chain in order to remain competitive
Graphite is the "Next Big Thing" for resource investors, but as in any sector, due diligence is a prerequisite for success. The graphite market specialist with Industrial Minerals in London lists which companies to watch in this emerging industry.
Investors will get a front row preview to the first quarter earnings season when bellwether Alcoa Inc. reports its results Tuesday after the close. The aluminum producer is expected to report a loss of 4 cents a share.
Throughout human-kind’s history on Earth, we have never exhausted the supply of any mineral or energy commodity, with one notable exception. But before I make my case, let’s cover some historic background.
Despite a pullback in growth for China, copper demand is likely to remain strong in 2012, according to Dr. Michael Berry, publisher of Morning Notes, and his co-author, Chris Berry, founder of House Mountain Partners.
Diplomatic relations between Iran and the West regarding the country's determination to enrich uranium have been contentious for some time. However, current rhetoric and policies such as banning Iranian oil imports have upped the ante.
While all the focus will be on the US jobs market today, the more important long term factor of robust global and massive Asian demand should continue to support gold around the $1,500/oz level and silver around the $36/oz level.