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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.


Hecla to Acquire Three High-Grade Nevada Gold Mines
With the Acquisition of Klondex Mines Ltd.

$462 Million acquisition of Klondex, a high-grade Nevada underground gold producer with its Fire Creek, Midas and Hollister mines, adds 27% more high-grade production to Hecla's strong North American silver and gold mines.

Verizon Communications: Attractive Choice for the Long-Term
Verizon Communications total return potential is well above that of the average equity covered in the Value Line universe.

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.

Asia Fears Trade War After Trump Plans Hefty Steel, Aluminum Tariffs
U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned tariffs on steel and aluminum will distort global trade and cost jobs, says Australia’s trade minister, highlighting the risk of retaliatory measures as Asian exporters sought more detail on the plans.

Gold: The End of Cheap Money

John Ing: Less than 20 years ago, the price of gold was $265.90 an ounce. Today the price of gold is $1,350± an ounce. That means the dollar has been devalued in terms of gold by 80 percent in only two decades. Savings short, overleveraged, overly indebted and vulnerable on foreign lending, the United States is certainly an American first. Gold will be a good thing to have, it will be the new currency. Ing discusses Barrick Gold, Goldcorp. Kirkland Lake Gold, and Lundin Gold.

Jay Taylor: Turning Hard Times Into Good Times
When Will the Next Credit Crisis Occur?
VIDEO: Daniela Cambone, Kitco News interviews John Doody, founder of Gold Stock Analyst. Doody has a disciplined approach to picking gold stocks, sticking with a top 10 list. “I love Kirkland Lake. They have two potential 400 thousand ounce a year mines, one in Canada, one in Australia. Very high grades. I think it’s the next Agnico Eagle,” Doody told Kitco News on the sidelines of the Gold Stock Analyst Conference. Doody has also added Leagold Mining recently to his list. On gold prices, Doody said he doesn’t think we’re in a bull market. “$1,400 [an ounce for gold] is a number we’re comfortable with this year. It’s not a bull market for gold because it doesn’t meet the price appreciation.”

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U.S. to Overtake Russia as Top Oil Producer by 2019 at Latest
The United States will overtake Russia as the world’s biggest oil producer by 2019 at the latest, according to the International Energy Agency, as the country’s shale oil boom continues to upend global markets.

FMC Plans $500 mill IPO of Lithium Business on NYSE in the Fall
FMC Corp is planning a $500 million initial public offering of a stake in its lithium business on the New York Stock Exchange this fall.

Lithium glut? No Way, Say Industry Executives Eyeing Demand
Forecasts for a glut in lithium, a major ingredient in rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles, fail to account for strong demand and how complicated it is to process and mine, industry executives and analysts said.

New Year, New Themes for China's Industrial Metals Trade
What will the Chinese New Year of the Dog bring for industrial metal markets? These are the emerging themes to watch for in the coming months.

David Morgan, The Morgan Report, With Access 2 Access
Silver expert David Morgan, The Morgan Report joined Access 2 Access a weekly webinar. This proved a very informative hour so we urge you to carve out some time to give it a listen. Among the topics addressed over the course of the call:

  1. The current commodity selloff in the face of the ongoing dollar weakness.
  2. The purpose (if there is any) of the 135MM ounce JPM Comex silver vault.
  3. David’s three ideal investments for the next 20 years.
  4. Which mining companies offer the best potential returns going forward.

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Precious Metals Results For 2017
Here is a snapshot of how the four precious metals performed in 2017 provided by Liberty’s Outlook, a publication of Liberty Coin Service.

2018 Silver Market Trends
Of all the metals in the periodic table, silver enjoys one of the most versatile landscapes, with its uses found in a wide variety of applications. The Silver Institute provides the following insights on 2018 market trends: Silver Demand, Silver Supply, Silver Market Balance and Silver Price.

As Stockpiles Fall, Which Metals Are Really In Tight Supply?
Stocks of industrial metals in London Metal Exchange warehouses fell more than 40 percent last year and further declines are expected in 2018, which should in theory signal tighter supplies and fuel a blistering price rally.

Sharps Pixley: Precious Metals Forecasts 2018
Ross Norman, CEO, Sharps Pixley, sees only modestly higher gold prices ... yet believe gold has rarely been more important to own. Norman gives his average price, highs and lows for Gold Silver, Platinum and Palladium in 2018.

PDAC 2018 Convention - it's coming!
VIDEO: Who's getting excited for the PDAC 2018 Convention in Toronto, March 4-7? PDAC Executive Director (Interim) Lisa McDonald shares why this is the most attended event for the world's mineral exploration and mining industry, and why you MUST be there!
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Precious Metals Company Presentations by Senior Management
Senior management from over 150 selected explorers, developers and emerging producers with projects around the world gave corporate presentations and overviews of their company at the Annual Precious Metals Summit Conference held in Beaver Creek, Colorado.

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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