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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.

Discovery of $513B Rare Metal on Tiny
Pacific Island Could Change the World

Home maintenance is simply doing those things Discovery of ‘almost infinite’ supply of rare metals on tiny Pacific island could change the world, with one worth more than $513 Billion.

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.

Top 20 Global Gold Miners
Lawrie Williams, Sharps Pixley, reports on the rankings of the world’s largest gold miners in terms of 2017 gold production by Metals Focus.

Gold: Is it Different This Time?

John Ing, Maison Placements Canada: “As if the world economy isn’t fragile enough, it appears that we are on the brink of a trade and currency war, compounded by a protectionist reversal of globalisation that could sink the dollar which already has lost its traditional safe haven appeal. Ing believes gold will continue to rise in value as long as Americans are unwilling to boost savings, consume more than they produce and expect others to finance their current account and trade deficits. Ironically, Trump is good for gold. Gold will be a good thing to have while so much fear stalks the world. Recommendations for Agnico Eagle, Barrick Gold, Centerra Gold, Centamin PLC, Kirkland Lake Gold, Iamgold, McEwen Mining, Newmont Gold, New Gold and Yamana Gold.

Revitalised Demand Growth to Buttress Molybdenum Prices
Healthy demand for molybdenum rich stainless steel, especially from the oil and gas industry, plus sluggish supply growth are expected to keep the price of this minor metal riding high..

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..

Inside Commodities: Reuters Technical Analysis Q2 Outlook 2018
Energy and precious metals are steady on their medium-term uptrends, while base metals and oilseeds may extend their losses in the second quarter. Bitcoin and Rubber are still trending down. Grains may experience deep corrections except corn which has unexpectedly broken the key resistance and could rally more. Cocoa may maintain its bullish momentum while coffee may fall more. To read the full report Click here.

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..

Palladium’s Slide from Record High Hits Solid Floor
Palladium’s 20 percent fall from its January record high has put the metal in bear market territory, but strong chart support and tightness in the underlying market suggest it has hit a solid floor more than 40 percent above its 10-year average.

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.

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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