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Precious Metals Outlook 2018
Further upside for Gold in 2018 is forecast by Metals Focus, but Silver is expected to outperform Gold, the outlook for Platinum will remain largely contingent on the trend in gold prices and Palladium will very likely experience a period of consolidation in 2018.

Higher Prices For Commodities
Argus Research forecasts higher prices for commodities in 2018-2019 as the Brazilian economy recovers and China continues to grow. Listed are the 5 Top Commodity Stock Picks by John Eade, President, Argus Research.

Oil Prices to Average $60-$70 through 2020
Oil prices are expected to remain close to current levels averaging $60 to $70 per barrel through the end of the decade, according to a survey of energy professionals.

Top Resource Stock Picks for 2018
The nation’s leading financial newsletter advisers were asked for their Top Resource Stock Picks for 2018 in a survey conducted by the MoneyShow.com. Featured are some of the Top Picks for the resource sector from that survey.

Gold and Silver Weakness in 2018
Weakness in Gold and Silver prices in 2018 are forecast by ABN AMRO. But analysts expect silver prices to rally in 2019 in line with higher gold prices.

GOLD: Trade Wars, Currency Wars and Financial Wars
John Ing’s Gold Report: Amid the politics and symbolism, Mr. Trump has weaponized the US dollar causing it to soar but risks a borrowing shock for half of the world. Once tweeting the dollar is too strong, he now revels in its strength using it as a bully stick to remake the world order. In the politics of trade, Mr. Trump has leveraged the dollar’s role to make other nations pay attention to America’s financial hegemony, with the result, relationships with its allies are at a low ebb. Moreover, in using the dollar as his bully stick, he undermines its role as the world’s reserve currency. The stakes could not be higher. Donald Trump has tweeted, “Trade wars are good, and easy to win”. Yet this trade war already has morphed into a currency war, reminiscent of the Dirty Thirties. Financial wars are next. The latest stock ratings for Agnico Eagle Mines, Barrick Gold, B2Gold, Centerra Gold, Detour Gold, Goldcorp, Kinross Gold, Kirkland Lake Gold, Iamgold, and New Gold.

Rare Earths: USA Backpedals Rare Earths Out of Tariff List
On September 17th, the United States Trade Representative released a finalised list of its 10% tariffs on US$200Bn of Chinese imports, effective as of September 24th. The list includes 5,745 of the 6,031 items originally put forward earlier in July. Rare earth metals and compounds, originally part of the tariff, have been left off the revised list.

Central Bank Buying Activity
Gold is an important part of central banks’ foreign exchange (FX) reserves. And central banks are an important part of the gold market: in H1 2018 they accounted for 10% of demand.

A Bright Outlook for the Chinese Silver Market, Benefiting Global Silver Offtake
Here are the key findings from the Silver Institutes’, The Prospects for the Chinese Silver Market, a special report prepared by Metals Focus.

Endangered Dividends List: Ferrellgas Partners
The Energy & Income Advisor lists 15 energy companies paying a dividend that look attractive on the outside but are vulnerable for various reasons. One such company is Ferrellgas Partners.

Hackett Money Flow Commodity Report
Possible African Swine Fever Epidemic in China Could Spell the Beginning for a New Sustainable Bull Market in the Lean Hog and Cattle Markets.

Gold Surges to 2.5% Weekly Win
American Gold Exchange Daily Gold Update presents a recap of the weekly action in the precious metals markets.

Positive Outlook for Commodity Prices
Position for a rally in commodity prices advises ABN AMRO, a Dutch bank group. The firm expects the CRB index to trade higher in the coming months.

POSCO buys Lithium Mining Rights in Argentina from Australia’s Galaxy
South Korean steelmaker POSCO has sealed a deal to buy lithium mining rights in Argentina from Galaxy Resources for $280 million, beefing up the Australian miner’s funds to dig a lithium mine on neighbouring ground.

Can Silver’s Recent Outperformance to the Gold Price be Sustained?
After breaching 80:1 in mid-July, the Gold/Silver ratio has been gradually trending lower. While the current level remains...

As Investors Increasingly Shun Platinum, Will Sentiment Eventually Improve?
The past few months have proved an increasingly challenging time for precious metals. The sector has failed to capitalise on growing trade tensions between the US and China and equity markets’ volatility.

Top 10 Gold Producing Countries
Gold is one of the rarest elements in the world, making up roughly 0.003 parts per million of the earth’s crust, writes Frank Holmes, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, US Global Investors. But how much gold is the world digging up each year and what countries produce the most?

Jay Taylor: Turning Hard Times Into Good Times The Threat of Surging Oil Prices
Factors behind a surging oil price and what that means for consumer inflation and central bank policies in light of an increasingly fragile debt-ridden global economy. What impact do rising oil prices have on gold mining stocks?

Should You Invest in Commodities?
It might be time to invest in a hedge, an asset that will buffer a decline in stock values: commodities. 

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