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Technical Analysis Q3 Commodity Outlook
Precious and copper may extend gains while energy, grains and palm oil may suffer from further losses in the third quarter. Softs remain mixed, with sugar and coffee riding on steady uptrend and cocoa on downtrend. The dollar index could have completed a consolidation from March 2015 and resumed its long-term uptrend, says Wang Tao, Reuters market analyst for commodity and energy technicals. Tao gives his technical analysis for Q3 2016 for U.S. Oil, Brent Oil, Spot Gold, Spot Silver, LME Copper, NY Coffee, CRB Index and the Dollar Index.

Gold: Plan B
Eight years after our near meltdown in 2008, trust in our politicians, central banks and the intelligentsia have eroded, in part due to the failed promises and solutions which, beside pushing up asset prices has resulted in the an anemic economic recovery despite rounds and rounds of monetary stimulus and the lowest rates in 5,000 years. Consequently, voter frustration, disillusionment and anger has led to a rise in populism and radical political solutions, such as Brexit. As such investors are more concerned about the return of their money, rather than the return. Investors beware, better to come up with a Plan B. Gold is everyone's Plan B.

Rare Earth Metals Pay the Price of Previous Excess
Rare earths supply has still not recovered from the excesses of 2009-2011. The common assumption is that rare earths are irreplaceable in many of their uses. Not so apparently. Now Honda and Daldo have just delivered a tail-wind demand shock.

Did Oil Kill the Dinosaurs?
What killed the dinosaurs? It's a question as old as – well the dinosaurs themselves, and one that everyone from school children to scientists have been asking for decades. Now according to a new scientific study, it seems that black gold may have been the source of the dinos' demise.

Investment Newsletter Digest
The nation's leading commodity newsletters and analysts give their advice on Coffee, Spectra Energy, Eggs, Gold Miners, Commodity Complex, "Buy" advice for DBA, DBC and GLD.

Jay Taylor: Turning Hard Times Into Good Times
Are We Nearing the End of a 34-Year Paper Asset Bull Market?
John Rubino, and Michael Oliver are Jay Taylor's guests. Several leading hedge fund managers are calling an end to the bull market in stocks and bonds. For example, Bill Gross recently said people should buy things the Fed has not yet bought like gold and land. Of course, Wall St. propaganda will suck in the last dollar available from the pockets of an impoverished and shrinking middle class. Oliver's excellent momentum work says we are nearing the end of the secular bull market in U.S. sovereign debt and a sharp rise in interest rates lies ahead of us. The Fed's tool left is "helicopter money." Will that lead to hyperinflation and dollar destruction? Is that why Bill Gross and other notable hedge fund managers are telling people to sell financial assets and buy gold? We will ask John to opine, Michael to update us on the latest revelations from his momentum work.

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Gusto for Gold Mines

The gold mining industry has a glittering future, but rising gold prices are only part of the story. It's been a good year for gold. Gold spot prices hit $1,360 per ounce in early August, up 28% percent since the beginning of the year, buoyed by low interest rates and more recently, demand from investors seeking a safe haven from Brexit-related economic uncertainty. But for equities-minded investors, it's worth considering the miners behind the metal. Read More

Mining Minutes
Allen Sykora is Senior Reporter for Kitco News provides corporate Updates on First Majestic Silver, Alamos Gold, Klondex, SEMAFCO, Franco-Nevada, Iamgold, NewCastle Gold, Jaguar Mining, Dundee Precious Metals and Fortuna Silver Mines.

Brazil’s Other Big Celebration
The Olympics in Rio de Janeiro isn’t the only cause for celebration in Brazil. After a rough start to the year — the Bovespa index was down 11 percent by January 26 — stocks have soared 52 percent since, and Latin American equity strategists on Credit Suisse’s Global Markets team have increased their exposure to Brazil from underweight to market weight and raised their year-end Bovespa target from 50,000 to 60,000. The reasons for optimism are several:

Major Metrics Indicate Gold Miner No Flash in the Pan
Investors always need to watch for breakout trends in specific sectors of the market. At the moment, gold stocks are getting a fair amount of well-deserved attention from our analysts. Iamgold is turning the corner towards profitability after navigating through a challenging period.

The Copper Glut
Credit Suisse’s Global Markets team expects demand for copper to grow 2.5 percent a year over the next four years, which is in line with the long-term trend.

Silver Weight Matters

As the prices of precious metals escalate, the accuracy of weight and purity of silver bars and coins can make a difference, says Patrick Heller, Liberty Coin Service. Read more...

Resource Investor Featured Company:
Fairmont Resources Acquiring Major Dimension Stone Producer in Spain; Consolidates Historic Quartzite Resource at Baie-Comeau in Quebec
Fairmont Resources Inc. is a rapidly growing industrial mineral and dimensional stone company in the midst of acquiring a major dimension stone producer in Spain. The assets of Granitos de Badajoz (Grabasa) in Spain includes 23 quarries, premium quality dimension stone mine licenses, and a 42,000 square meter granite finishing facility for cutting and polishing. The company has annual production capacity of over 250,000 square meters and has produced finished granite installed in buildings across Europe. These mine licenses and processing facility will make Fairmont one of the largest granite producers in Europe...READ MORE

Resource Investor Featured Company:
Puma Exploration IDs Large Geophysical Anomalies at Turgeon VMS Project in New Brunswick
Puma Exploration (PUM-TSXV) recently announced the results of a recent ground geophysical survey carried out on the Turgeon Cu-Zn VMS project in northern New Brunswick. The 2015 ground geophysical OreVision IP survey, carried out by Abitibi Geophysics of Val d'Or, was oriented in a northwest-southeast direction perpendicular to the favourable fertile mafic volcanic horizon hosting the known mineralized deposits at Turgeon ..READ MORE

Resource Investor Featured Company:

Torex Gold Building First Gold Mine,
Defining Its Second... and Looking for More

Torex is a growth-oriented, Canadian-based resource company engaged in the exploration and development of its 100% owned Morelos Gold Property, an area of 29,000 hectares in the highly prospective Guerrero Gold Belt located 180 kilometers southwest of Mexico City...READ MORE

What to Ask Before Investing in Natural Resource Stocks
Rick Rule, Chairman of Sprott Global Resource Investments Ltd., says that the 'management interview' is critical before investing in any junior resource company. Here are the questions to ask before investing.

Brent Cook Reveals His Rules and Guidelines for Evaluating Junior Exploration Projects and Companies
Independent exploration analyst, Brent Cook and a number of his accomplished friends have compiled a list of "must read" rules and guidelines for evaluating junior exploration projects and companies.

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