News and Reports

Year in Review 2023 and Outlook for 2024

January 04, 2024

The past year was a difficult one overall for the metals, with the main standouts to the upside being a geopolitical risk-driven gain in gold, a China-driven rise in iron ore and a surge in uranium on broadening global support for nuclear power (Figure 1). A jump in global interest rates to near two-decade highs saw recession fears persist all year, and while one still did not actually eru...Read More

Year in Review 2022 and Outlook for 2023

January 2023

This year the post-global health crisis boom was brought to an end by a surge in inflation to forty-year highs, a major rise in global interest rates in an attempt to curb the rising prices and surging geopolitical risk after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. While precious metals held up reasonably well as markets turned to them as a risk hedge, by Q2/22 the higher interest rates put an end t...Read More

Chile: The Heart of Global Copper

October 2021

Chile is the world leader in copper production, at 28.5% of the total in 2020, and this looks set to continue, with the country having the largest global reserves, at 23.0% of total. It is also the global leader for molybdenum, which is often found along with copper, and is a major lithium player, holding 51.1% of global reserves. Read More

Newfoundland Gold

June 2021

Newfoundland has become a gold exploration hotspot over the past few years, with the sector seeing some of its strongest activity ever. While the province remains a small contributor to Canadian gold production, it has a substantial mineral industry well supported by the government, focused on iron ore, copper and nickel, and the surge in exploration suggests that gold output from the...Read More

Nevada Gold Mining and Canadian Juniors

April 2021

Nevada is the core of the U.S. gold output, accounting for by far the majority, at 75.4% on average for the past year. The state looks set to remain a dominant player in U.S. gold, as it accounts for 49% of total U.S. reserves, with Alaska slightly ahead with 51% of reserves, but just 8.6% of current production. The U.S. accounts for 6.1% of global gold output, making Nevada one of the largest gol...Read More

An Overview of the Golden Triangle

July 2020

The Golden Triangle in northwestern British Columbia has historically been a major site of Canadian gold production, beginning as early as the mid 1800s. There was a wave of production in the 1990s which cooled as the gold price declined, but larger scale production resumed in 2017, and the area has seen surging exploration interest over the past year, given that the region has some of the largest...Read More

An Overview of Quebec Gold Mining

April 2020

In this report we outline the Quebec gold mining industry, including its major producers, and a survey of many of the junior miners focused on the province. Quebec accounts for 34% of Canadian gold production (second to Ontario, with 44%) and remains a major focus for both producers and junior miners.Read More

An Overview of the Red Lake Mining District

January, 2020

Red Lake has been one of the most prolific gold mining districts in Canada and the world, with exploration having started in the 1920s, and production, which began in the 1930s, continuing to the present day. The district is known for the high grade of its gold, its infrastructure, and strong institutional support, given the long history of mining in the area.Read More

Chinese factory jobs are disappearing - copper pays the price

June 01, 2016 / www.mining.com

The copper price fell again on Wednesday and is now down more than 10% over the past month as the economic news out of number one consumer China continues to rattle investors.In morning New York trade July copper, the most active contract, fell more than 2% exchanging hands for $2.0515 a pound ($4,522 a tonne) following a reading of Chinese manufacturing activity that Beijing's economic stim...Read More

Brazil's mining sector to recover lost ground as iron ore, metal prices stabilize

June 01, 2016 / www.mining.com

Brazil's mining sector is expected to recover its long-lost appeal to investors and see a fresh wave of mergers and acquisitions, as mineral prices begin to settle and major producers look to sell core assets to reduce debt loads, a new report shows.According to BMI Research, mining deals are already picking in South America's largest nation. As of May 23, investment and M&As in the resources sect...Read More

Donald Trump: Not As Rich As He Claims?

June 01, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

Shady accounting underpins Trump's wealth ... The GOP nominee is rich. But how rich depends on odd accounting and subjective criteria ... Donald Trump claims he is worth $10 billion - but financial experts dispute that. -Politico Is Donald Trump less wealthy than claimed?And if so, as the above Politico article excerpt suggests, then perhaps this complicates his political motivations. Perhaps,...Read More

9 in 10 Americans are Disillusioned With Democracy

June 01, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

Hillary and Trump Leave Americans with Angst, Malaise and Little Confidence ... A new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that the choice of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump for president leaves Americans feeling frustrated, angry, helpless - suffering from angst and malaise, with little confidence with our political system. -Red State We covered this AP-N...Read More

Brexit Increasingly Likely as Voters Swing Towards ‘Out’ Vote

June 01, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

UK voters shift towards ‘Out’ as EU referendum nears ... British voters have moved towards voting to leave the European Union in next month’s referendum according to two surveys by polling firm ICM, surprising investors and sending sterling sharply lower. -ReutersIs Brexit going to win? Is Britain going to vote to leave the EU?We didn’t think it was possible at first, b...Read More

More Questions: Lunar Rover Seems to Have Been a Willys Jeep

June 01, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

Moon Landing Hoax | “Moon Buggy” LRV is a Willys Jeep - Lift the VeilThe "moon buggy" that NASA astronauts drove around on the lunar surface seems to be, in actuality, a stripped down jeep.This sounds hard to believe considering development of the “lunar rover” is said to have taken years and cost tens of millions.We would encourage readers to go HERE and watch a short vid...Read More

Donald Trump: Not As Rich As He Claims?

June 01, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

Shady accounting underpins Trump's wealth ... The GOP nominee is rich. But how rich depends on odd accounting and subjective criteria ... Donald Trump claims he is worth $10 billion - but financial experts dispute that. -Politico Is Donald Trump less wealthy than claimed?And if so, as the above Politico article excerpt suggests, then perhaps this complicates his political motivations. Perhaps,...Read More

9 in 10 Americans are Disillusioned With Democracy

June 01, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

Hillary and Trump Leave Americans with Angst, Malaise and Little Confidence ... A new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that the choice of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump for president leaves Americans feeling frustrated, angry, helpless - suffering from angst and malaise, with little confidence with our political system. -Red State We covered this AP-N...Read More

Brexit Increasingly Likely as Voters Swing Towards ‘Out’ Vote

June 01, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

UK voters shift towards ‘Out’ as EU referendum nears ... British voters have moved towards voting to leave the European Union in next month’s referendum according to two surveys by polling firm ICM, surprising investors and sending sterling sharply lower. -ReutersIs Brexit going to win? Is Britain going to vote to leave the EU?We didn’t think it was possible at first, b...Read More

More Questions: Lunar Rover Seems to Have Been a Willys Jeep

June 01, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

Moon Landing Hoax | “Moon Buggy” LRV is a Willys Jeep - Lift the VeilThe "moon buggy" that NASA astronauts drove around on the lunar surface seems to be, in actuality, a stripped down jeep.This sounds hard to believe considering development of the “lunar rover” is said to have taken years and cost tens of millions.We would encourage readers to go HERE and watch a short vid...Read More

CHARTS: Brutal May for metals and miners

May 31, 2016 / www.mining.com

Against expectations and in some instances in defiance of fundamentals, commodities managed to climb a wall of worry over the first four months of 2016 giving mining companies a welcome boost after three years of declines.Sell in May and go away is one of the oldest adages on the equities market and it was especially true for the mining sector in 2016. While broader US share markets moved sidewa...Read More

An Efficient President is the Last Thing the US Needs

May 31, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

What the President Does ... By Jonathan Bernstein Turns out maybe Donald Trump doesn't want to be president after all. Oh, he wants to run for president. Almost certainly wants to win. Probably wants to be inaugurated. But doing the actual job? That's something else. At least according to Paul Manafort, Trump's strategist and campaign chairman, in an interview with HuffPost's Howard Fineman. -...Read More

Don’t be Fooled by Elizabeth Warren's Argument for Taxation

May 31, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

Elizabeth Warren Is Good at Her Job ... Elizabeth Warren has a rare talent for distilling political messages. In 2011, as she was running for the Senate seat that she won the next year, the former Harvard law professor delivered the kind of concise, pointed rationale for public investment — and the taxation to support it — that the White House had been striving to master for the previo...Read More

An Efficient President is the Last Thing the US Needs

May 31, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

What the President Does ... By Jonathan Bernstein Turns out maybe Donald Trump doesn't want to be president after all. Oh, he wants to run for president. Almost certainly wants to win. Probably wants to be inaugurated. But doing the actual job? That's something else. At least according to Paul Manafort, Trump's strategist and campaign chairman, in an interview with HuffPost's Howard Fineman. -...Read More

Don’t be Fooled by Elizabeth Warren's Argument for Taxation

May 31, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

Elizabeth Warren Is Good at Her Job ... Elizabeth Warren has a rare talent for distilling political messages. In 2011, as she was running for the Senate seat that she won the next year, the former Harvard law professor delivered the kind of concise, pointed rationale for public investment — and the taxation to support it — that the White House had been striving to master for the previo...Read More

Increasingly bearish indicators weigh down lead price

May 30, 2016 / www.mining.com

Last year lead was the best-performing base metal on the LME by virtue of dropping by the least over the duration of 2015.The lead price declined 2.8% last year compared to 20%-plus falls in zinc, tin, cobalt and copper and ever volatile nickel's 42% drop (moly fared just as badly).In 2015 lead was buoyed by expectations of a handful of significant mine closures, a reduction in Chinese stockpiles...Read More

Thanks to Yellen, Gold Will Bounce Back

May 30, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

Speculative traders abandon gold in latest week ... Gold prices fell Monday, moving in the opposite direction of the U.S. dollar, which soared after comments by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen last week indicated an interest-rate hike could come this summer. -MarketWatchToday, gold prices have been clinging to around $1,200 against the dollar. It is becoming increasingly obvious...Read More

Anti-Trump Letter Reveals As Much About Writers as the Candidate They Despise

May 30, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

Over 450 Writers, Including Stephen King And Michael Chabon, Sign Petition Against Trump … Pulitzer and National Book Critics Circle winners call out Trump's "nativism and bigotry." -Huffington PostThis is an amazing effort considering the many things that writers could complain about when it comes to the US.But it is Donald Trump that seems to have aroused these writers.Published on Lit...Read More

Anti-Brexit Shocker: Economists and Faith Leaders Plot Britain’s Downfall

May 30, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

Economists overwhelmingly reject Brexit in boost for Cameron ... Poll shows 88% of 600 experts fear long-term fall in GDP if UK leaves single market, and 82% are alarmed over impact on household income. -GuardianOnce again, economists remind us that that their profession is at least a questionable one.Presumably healthy economies are based in private competition not public regulation. Economi...Read More

New Poll Shows Only 4% of Americans Trust Congress

May 30, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

Ap-Norc Poll Finds Bare Confidence In Government, Elections ... Few Americans have much confidence in the U.S. political system, the government in general, or in either political party. Most say they’re interested in the 2016 presidential election, but they also feel frustrated, helpless and even angry with the way the election is going, a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public...Read More

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