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Gold Demand to Wane in the Second Half of 2013
GFMS discusses the massive swing in the gold market between the first and second quarters of the year, and its lingering effects.

SolarCity: A Red-Hot U.S. Solar Play
The company represents a very attractive speculation. And who knows – it could grow into a giant that could move the renewable need at least somewhat back in the direction of the U.S. A speculation with a clever slant and big-timer backer.

3 Undervalued Plays in Water Stocks
Kapitall Wire turns their focus to water stocks that may benefit from the coming investments in updating the US water infrastructure.

The Sun Shines on Silver
Solar power appears to be coming back with a vengeance on the back of recent announcements by China and Japan.

Canadian LNG: The 3 Stages of Profits (The 1st is Happening Now)
How do investors play the LNG boom that is still in the early stages in Canada?

The Dullest Metal in the World
Could Also Be One of the Most Profitable
Over the next ten or 15 years, which metal – based on the current rates of discovery and production – do you think we’ll end up running low on?

What’s Ahead for Commodities
More than half of the hedge fund managers and institutional investors surveyed at Credit Suisse’s Commodities Day believe volatility in commodities prices will be higher over the coming year. Over one-third of investors predicted that copper would be the best-performing base metal over the next year.

Silver Gives New Life to
Overprescribed and Ineffective Antibiotics

Low doses of silver can enhance the germ-fighting abilities of antibiotic drugs, even those drugs that have become less effective from overprescribing.

Do New Banking Laws Make You Nervous?
The European Union finance ministers recently agreed on a plan that would require a bank’s shareholders and creditors (including those with account balances deposited with the bank in excess of the “insurance” protection) to take losses in the event that the bank becomes insolvent or bankrupt.

“Insider Analysis” for Mining Companies, What We Look At
Canadian junior mining shares have the heaviest amount of insider buying of any sector. Their managements obviously believe that they are very undervalued. They are exceptionally undervalued. They are now carrying their lowest valuation levels in over twenty years.

Silver… Light at the End of the Tunnel?
Silver’s year-to-date performance has been the worst among all commodities, falling 35% from January to June 30th this year. It’s been a rough ride for those who have held on, but recent news should give silver investors a reason for some renewed optimism.

Contentious Oil Spill Claims Set Up BP for Long Legal Battle
Faced with hundreds of damage claims it says are fictitious and inflated, BP must decide whether to dive into a protracted legal battle it had sought to avoid when it settled a class action over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

The BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2013
The US recorded the world’s highest growth in production of both oil and natural gas in 2012, on the back of increasing production of unconventional hydrocarbons. The Review also revealed a drop in the growth of overall global energy consumption in 2012.

SilverStrategies’ Sean Rakhimov Advises Diversity
A “triple” is coming for patient silver investors. “There’s a lot of pent-up demand,” says Sean Rakhimov, the founder of SilverStrategies. He’s looking for silver to make a new high (over $50/oz) in the next 18 months. He also discusses companies that investors need to pay attention to.

Commodity Funds Mostly in Red in Gloomy First Half Year
Commodity funds with combined assets of about $10 billion are heading for the half-year mark with losses,

David Morgan Interviews Nick Barisheff
David Morgan, editor The Morgan Report, recently conducted an interviewed with Nick Barisheff author of $10,000.00 Gold: Why Gold’s Inevitable Rise is the Investor’s Safe Haven and CEO of Bullion Management Group.

Saving Real Money
Saving the precious metals has been a good strategy for the past 12 years, but is it still a good strategy for the foreseeable future?

Regulatory Blessing for Cigar Lake
Cameco's Cigar Lake project has a uranium mining license from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) that clears the way for the start of production at the northern Saskatchewan site.

The Junior Mining Stocks?
Some Important Points Not To Be Overlooked!

The CanadianMineAnalysis.com now finds many junior mining stocks are currently selling at such low prices that based upon historical valuation benchmarks, here are some points may merit attention.
Commodities to Power Emerging Markets Higher
In Latin America, Brazil leads as a natural supplier of copper and crude oil, which it is now able to extract and export on competitive terms. Nations rich with natural resources perform well during times of global economic expansion. In particular, countries rich with industrial commodities tend to outperform those without.
Rare Earths Could Be Pawn in Island Spat... Again
As China and Japan continue to ratchet up tensions over a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea, many investors may be wondering how the dispute could affect the marketplace. One potential area for fallout is the market for rare earth elements (REEs)
Gold: The Ultimate Safety Haven
By Mary Anne and Pamela Aden,
The Aden Forecast
With all of the daily drama and contagion fears out of Europe over the past month, it’s no wonder that gold has held up well. The gold price has actually been telling us for the past few years that the world is a scary place, even more than it was during the 2008 meltdown.

Platinum and Palladium Markets Expected to be in Modest Surplus in 2011
Gross demand for platinum is forecast to rise to 8.08 million ounces in 2011, close to pre-recession levels, according to Johnson Matthey in “Platinum 2011 Interim Review”. Continued strong demand will be more than matched by a rise in supplies and higher levels of recycling. The palladium market is forecast to be in surplus by 725,000 oz in 2011, but only because of another year of sales from Russian state stocks.
Demand For Platinum Jewelry Forecast To Rise Modestly in 2011
Gross demand for platinum in the jewelry sector is forecast to increase by 2% to 2.47 million ounces, according to Johnson Matthey in “Platinum 2011 Interim Review”. Demand is expected to reach a two-year high, mainly as a result of higher levels of purchasing in China – the world’s largest market for platinum jewelry.

Silver Outlook Bullish
for 2011 and into 2012

World silver investment will reach a record high total of $10 billion in 2011, representing a 66 percent increase over the $6 billion posted in 2010, reported Thompson Reuters GFMS.
Silver Valley Mining Update – Part I
By Tom Wobker, Pennaluna & Company
Things are different in North Idaho’s Silver Valley since the Wall Street Crash of 2008.
Northwest Mining Stock News
Silver Valley Mining Update – Part II
Tom Wobker, Pennaluna & Company discusses the Sunshine Silver Mines IPO, the abrupt Crescent Mine work halt and Dennis Wheeler’s resignation from Coeur d’Alene Mines.
Precious Metals: Experts' 2011 Forecasts All Bullish
The experts have spoken! This year's gold price high will be $1632, silver $38.36, platinum $2015 and palladium $993.35 - or so the experts who have been prepared to set out their forecasts for all to see in this year's London Bullion Market Association price forecasting competition predict on average.
Two mining stocks to profit from China's chokehold on Rare Earths
China recently announced that it will cut its export quotas for rare earths by more than 11 percent in the first half of 2011. There are two ways to play this game if you are hoping to profit from it...
The "Green" Treason
No rare earth elements - critical to our national security - have been extracted from Mountain Pass mine or anywhere else in the nation since 2002.
Bad Job News Good for Silver
Patrick Heller, Liberty's Outlook: Along with the higher reported unemployment were statements made by top government officials to expect the U-3 definition of unemployment in the near future to exceed 10 percent. So what does the jobs and unemployment report have to do with the prices of gold and silver? Plenty.
Stans Energy: A Rare Earth Elements Company to Watch
Rare earth elements continue to garner a lot of investor attention within a junior mining sector.
The Federal Hegemon
The following commentary was presented by David Bond, Silverminers.com, before an EPA "informational meeting" 4 Aug. More than 200 showed up to protest the agency's latest scheme to occupy the Coeur d'Alene Mining District for the next 100 years.
The Fear Trade Is In
Introduction to Global X Silver Miners ETF

Sean Rakhimov thinks the fund (and its underlying index) provides a reasonable representation of the global silver miners sector.
Global Mining News
-- Gold Investment Demand Has 'Barely Scratched The Surface'
-- Venezuela May Nationalize Gold Mining Concessions, Chavez Says
-- Study Group Forecasts 580,000 T Refined Copper Surplus For 2010
-- Nickel's Surge Set To Continue
-- China Steel Demand To Surge In Next Decade
-- Miners Face Billions in New Taxes - Australia
Worldsteel - Short Range Outlook
The world steel industry now seems firmly set on a path to recovery. World steel demand is forecast to increase by 10.7% in 2010 and 5.3% in 2011.
Platinum & Palladium Survey 2010
Platinum's gross surplus jumped in 2009, expected to remain at elevated levels in 2010. In contrast, the palladium market was in balance last year, with only a modest gross deficit forecast for 2010.
CPM Group's 2010 Vanadium Market Outlook
CPM Group predicts strong vanadium demand over the next decade. Over the 10-year projection period, strong demand and upward pressure on the cost curve are forecast to keep vanadium prices around the high levels seen over the previous decade.
Silver in 2010?
By J.L. Rapholz, Economic Advice
Gold was everyone's favorite candidate in 2009; however don't bet on in this year. Silver, platinum and palladium just might be this year's winners.
2010 Ranking of Countries for Mining Investment: Where "Not to Invest"
Since 1999, Behre Dolbear has compiled a political risk assessment of countries of import to the mining industry. Behre Dolbear feels that the mining industry is vital to the creation of wealth and prosperity in any country and that countries that stifle it with detrimental political, economic, and financial policies should be challenged to make changes more accommodative to its success.
Natixis Commodity Markets' First Quarter Metals Review
The Outlook for Precious Metals

Although there remains huge uncertainty concerning the economic and financial markets, we feel the balance of probabilities favours an eventual resolution of economic imbalances, such that investor interest in gold and silver will gradually begin to unwind, according to London-based Natixis Commodity Markets Ltd.
Natixis Commodity Markets' First Quarter Metals Review
The Outlook for Base Metals

2009 was characterised by massive advances in prices, which occurred well in advance of an improvement in the visible fundamentals noted London-based Natixis Commodity Markets Ltd. Here is the outlook and price forecasts by Natixis for Aluminum, Copper, Lead, Nickel, Tin and Zinc
Molybdenum: Market outlook to 2014
Cutbacks by major producers, combined with stockpiling in China, resulted in a tightening of supply, causing prices to spike in mid 2009.
GLOBAL MINING NEWS
    African Barrick Raises $873 Million in London IPO
    BMO Forecasts Gold, Silver, and PGMS To Do 'Very Well' Next few Years
    China Rules Out Gold Purchases To Diversify Forex Reserves
    Nickel, Best-Performing Metal of 2010, May Drop, Survey Shows
    China Keen To Invest in South Africa Mines
    Uranium Price May Gain on China Demand, Energy Resources Says
Precious Trio: Gold, Platinum, and Silver All Will Shine
By Stephen Leeb, The Complete Investor
We've long trumpeted gold as our top overall investment pick. But this doesn't mean you should ignore those other precious metals, platinum and silver - which during periods of inflation and economic growth will likely outshine even the Midas metal.
The Fractional Reserve Aspects of Gold ETFs
By James Turk, Free Gold Money Report
Depositor flights to safety appear most frequently during the economic 'bust' that inevitably follows the 'boom' induced by excessive bank lending -- bank lending made possible through the reckless practice of maintaining only fractional reserves.
2009: A Good Year
By Mary Anne & Pamela Aden, The Aden Forecast
What a year 2009 has been, filled with twists and turns, some surprises, thrills, excitement, history and some disappointments too, all topped off with gold skyrocketing in its biggest monthly rise in a decade.
Johnson Matthey Platinum 2009 Interim Review:
Platinum Market Forecast To Be In Surplus By 140,000 Ounces In 2009.
Net global platinum demand is forecast to decrease by 4.4 per cent to 5.92 million ounces in 2009, according to Johnson Matthey's "Platinum 2009 Interim Review". Platinum supplies are expected to increase by 110,000 ounces to 6.06 million ounces despite a fall in underlying mine production. As a result, the platinum market is forecast to be in surplus by 140,000 oz in 2009.
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