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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.

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.

Ag Market Report:
Shawn Hackett expects August to be a very important bullish turning point for most Ag markets.

Peyto Exploration & Development Corp:
Shawn Hackett expects August to be a very important bullish turning point for most Ag markets.

Kinder Morgan Beat Consensus Earnings Estimate
Shares of newly recommended Kinder Morgan seem about to break above a down trend line going back a ways.

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?

Hedge Funds Continue Selling Oil, Especially Fuels
Hedge funds became much more bullish about the outlook for U.S. crude prices last week, following an outage on Canada’s Syncrude system, which supplies the U.S. Midwest, and a drawdown in crude stocks around Cushing.

Recovery Year for Commodities
Argus Research forecasts higher prices for commodities in 2018-2019 as the Brazilian economy recovers and China continues to grow.

Peak Gold Has Arrived
“Gold shares will soon begin to outperform gold,” says John Ing, President & CEO, Maison Placements Canada. “Gold is an alternative to currency debasement, and Mr. Trump. If gold was overbought seven years ago, it looks unloved today. We continue to believe gold which recently tested $1,365 an ounce five times will successfully break through with a target of $1,700 and $2,200 an ounce within 18 months,” forecasts Mr. Ing. (This is an edited version of the Maison Placements Canada Gold Report.)

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?

Silver's Fundamentals Support a Turn in the Gold-Silver Ratio
The gold-silver ratio has averaged 81x to date in April, a level only briefly surpassed in 2016 and otherwise unseen since the global financial crisis. It’s the conviction of Oliver Nugent, Commodities Strategist, ING Research, that this ratio is too high and set to turn.

Electric Cars No Game Changer for Copper Demand in Short Term
Copper bulls predicting a rapidly changing demand landscape due to the electric vehicle revolution and supply shortages are likely to be disappointed, as the amount of extra metal needed is expected to be small, at least over the next few years..

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.

Base Metals Stocks are ‘Best Buys’ Now
Domestic and international demand have aligned with the historic seasonal trends for base metals. Seasonal analyst Don Vialoux recently told Investor’s Digest of Canada readers which two exchange-traded funds to buy as the best way to play this trend..

Clean Water Investing
Many investors are beginning to focus their investment funds on companies that follow sustainable business practices and/or are addressing global impact issues. Buy rated companies that are working on systems and providing products to reduce global and domestic water risks.

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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