Gold: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington

John Ing, President & CEO, Maison Placements Canada believes Trump’s election is a major turning point. Despite the market’s enthusiasm for his inflation fuelling economic stimulus package of tax cuts and infrastructure spending, his anti-trade stance, the realities of deal-making and subsequent fence mending could hurt the US dollar, bond market and buoyant stock market. Ing believes the US dollar, once considered a haven, is vulnerable. Gold is a good thing to have against debt remonetisation, currency devaluation and the expected pickup in inflation, says Ing. He expects gold will reach $2,200 per ounce, within 18 months.
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Jay Taylor: Turning Hard Times Into Good Times
The 7 Deadly Sins of Finance
Jay Taylor, miningstocks.com, interviews Peter Grandich and Michael Oliver. With early success as a stock broker, Peter was known as “The Wall St. Whiz Kid.” But despite money and fame, Peter was very unhappy. Not only was he unhappy, he was clinically depressed and thought of taking his life. Thankfully, through his Christian faith, Peter found a way to live life in a joyful, peaceful and happy manner. His bank account may not be as big as it once was, but he is happy and has all the material comforts and more than he needs. We will ask him to name the 7 deadly sins of finance that caused so much pain and heartache for him and continue to lead to death and destruction for countless others. Peter remains a financial professional so we will ask him to share his views on the debt, equity and gold markets from his new perspective. Michael Oliver whose technical work has been second to none joins me once again! He did it again. Michael made another spectacular call on gold. Nothing new for Michael!

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Did Germany’s Central Bank Gold at the
Federal Reserve Bank of New York Ever Really Exist?

Did Germany’s central bank gold reserves in the New York Fed vaults ever exist at all. Instead of physical gold in the New York Fed vaults, all the Bundesbank possessed might have been just a bookkeeping entry!

Tiffany Results Hint at Challenges Facing Silver Jewelery Demand
Analysis by Metals Focus suggests that world silver jewelery fabrication fell by around 4% in 2016. The research firm expects to see a modest recovery this year, which could see the industry recoup all of these losses.

OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report
The OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report covers major issues affecting the world oil market and provides an outlook for crude oil market developments for the coming year. The report provides a detailed analysis of key developments impacting oil market trends in world oil demand, supply as well as the oil market balance. Read more…

Special Report
Reuters Technical Analysis Q1 Outlook 2017
Crude oil and grains look bullish in the first quarter while precious metals may experience short-lived bounce before resuming downtrends. Base metals have completed the bounces and are expected to reverse their gains made in the last quarter of 2016. Outlook on softs are mixed, with sugar and coffee to rise while cocoa is expected to slide more. To read the full report click here

OPEC Sees Market Stability in 2017, Venezuela Aims for $70 Price
OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo forecast that stability would return to oil markets this year while price hawk Venezuela said it hoped its crude basket would rise to $70 in coming months.

Rio Tinto Payout Hopes Brighten on Solid Outlook for 2017
Global miner Rio Tinto could be in a position to reward shareholders with a strong dividend hike or even a share buyback next year as it benefits from a sharp rise in metals prices.

Oil Services Stocks: Ready for a Lift
Ever since the collapse of oil prices that started in July 2014, companies that provide drilling rigs, equipment and related services have struggled to survive. Here are companies that will benefit greatly when drilling activity picks up again.

U.S. Winter Forecast: Frequent Snow to Blast Northeast;
Freeze May Damage Citrus Crop in Central Florida

AccuWeather reports it will feel like an extended winter for those living from the northern Plains to the eastern U.S., as cold and snowy conditions stretch into spring 2017. Meanwhile, drier and milder weather will focus on the majority of the southern half of the nation. The Southeast may mark the exception as a chilly January threatens to damage the region's citrus crop. 

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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.


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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