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

McCain Disparages Anti-War Protestors, Pushback Is Significant

February 02, 2015 / www.thedailybell.com

John McCain doesn't regret calling anti-war protesters "low-life scum" … Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, offered no apologies on Sunday for his scolding of anti-war protesters during a Senate hearing this week, calling the demonstrators "terrible people" who deserved what they got. The protesters disrupted a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Thurs...Read More

The Economist's Departure Is Bloomberg's Gain?

January 30, 2015 / www.thedailybell.com

The case for liberal optimism … John Micklethwait, who has edited this newspaper since 2006, leaves today. These are his parting thoughts … THIS newspaper churlishly deprives its editors of the egocentric adornments of our trade. Tragically, these pages include no weekly "editor's letter" to readers, underneath a beaming, air-brushed picture. Online, there is a weekly e-m...Read More

Indian Tribes Advance Into Cannabis Cultivation, Though Gaming Model May Not Apply

January 30, 2015 / www.thedailybell.com

First Native American tribe to start growing and manufacturing medical marijuana on their tribal land … The Pinoleville Pomo Nation is the first Native American tribe to announce that they will start growing and manufacturing medical marijuana on their tribal land. The tribe signed a deal to develop an indoor grow facility in Northern California. "We anticipate construction to begin in...Read More

The Economist's Departure Is Bloomberg's Gain?

January 30, 2015 / www.thedailybell.com

The case for liberal optimism … John Micklethwait, who has edited this newspaper since 2006, leaves today. These are his parting thoughts … THIS newspaper churlishly deprives its editors of the egocentric adornments of our trade. Tragically, these pages include no weekly "editor's letter" to readers, underneath a beaming, air-brushed picture. Online, there is a weekly e-m...Read More

Indian Tribes Advance Into Cannabis Cultivation, Though Gaming Model May Not Apply

January 30, 2015 / www.thedailybell.com

First Native American tribe to start growing and manufacturing medical marijuana on their tribal land … The Pinoleville Pomo Nation is the first Native American tribe to announce that they will start growing and manufacturing medical marijuana on their tribal land. The tribe signed a deal to develop an indoor grow facility in Northern California. "We anticipate construction to begin in...Read More

Misdirection and Misinformation Plague EU Analyses - From the Top Down

January 29, 2015 / www.thedailybell.com

'Timidity' is responsible for eurozone stagnation, says Mark Carney … An unfinished euro area explains why the currency bloc has performed so poorly since the financial crisis, Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, says. "Timidity" on the part of policymakers has cost the eurozone in the aftermath of the financial crisis, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of Eng...Read More

Is It Peak Food Yet? Yale Seems to Predict Worldwide Starvation

January 29, 2015 / www.thedailybell.com

Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow … Staples such as wheat, chicken and rice are slowing in growth – with dire consequences. The world has entered an era of "peak food" production with an array of staples from corn and rice to wheat and chicken slowing in growth – with potentially disastrous consequences for feeding the p...Read More

Misdirection and Misinformation Plague EU Analyses - From the Top Down

January 29, 2015 / www.thedailybell.com

'Timidity' is responsible for eurozone stagnation, says Mark Carney … An unfinished euro area explains why the currency bloc has performed so poorly since the financial crisis, Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, says. "Timidity" on the part of policymakers has cost the eurozone in the aftermath of the financial crisis, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of Eng...Read More

Is It Peak Food Yet? Yale Seems to Predict Worldwide Starvation

January 29, 2015 / www.thedailybell.com

Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow … Staples such as wheat, chicken and rice are slowing in growth – with dire consequences. The world has entered an era of "peak food" production with an array of staples from corn and rice to wheat and chicken slowing in growth – with potentially disastrous consequences for feeding the p...Read More

Bloomberg: 'That Horrible First Decade Is Over Now' … Or Is It?

January 28, 2015 / www.thedailybell.com

Wow, That Was a Horrible Decade … President Barack Obama began his 2015 State of the Union address last week with these words: "We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world. It has been, and s...Read More

'Organic' Taking Its Place in the Elite Dialectic?

January 28, 2015 / www.thedailybell.com

CNN: Schubert: The coming food disaster … One would expect that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has the best interests of the public in mind, but its recent decisions have cast serious doubt upon this assumption. One in particular could have a dramatic impact on the safety of the U.S. food supply … A product can be labeled GM-free but still contain high levels of herbicide. Th...Read More

Bloomberg: 'That Horrible First Decade Is Over Now' … Or Is It?

January 28, 2015 / www.thedailybell.com

Wow, That Was a Horrible Decade … President Barack Obama began his 2015 State of the Union address last week with these words: "We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world. It has been, and s...Read More

'Organic' Taking Its Place in the Elite Dialectic?

January 28, 2015 / www.thedailybell.com

CNN: Schubert: The coming food disaster … One would expect that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has the best interests of the public in mind, but its recent decisions have cast serious doubt upon this assumption. One in particular could have a dramatic impact on the safety of the U.S. food supply … A product can be labeled GM-free but still contain high levels of herbicide. Th...Read More

Shock: CNN Editorial Calls for a North American Union

January 27, 2015 / www.thedailybell.com

Why we need a North American Passport … The future success of North America depends partly on how the U.S., Canada and Mexico work together … The future of the United States lies in North America. This is not a geographic truism, but a strategic imperative. Generations of Americans, distracted by far-flung crises, have long taken our own region for granted. This must change if the 21st...Read More

Legal Marijuana: This Powerful Trend Is Your Friend

January 27, 2015 / www.thedailybell.com

Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the United States and if the trend toward legalization spreads to all 50 states, marijuana could become larger than the organic food industry, according to a new report obtained by The Huffington Post. Researchers from The ArcView Group, a cannabis industry investment and research firm based in Oakland, California, found that the U.S. market for l...Read More

Shock: CNN Editorial Calls for a North American Union

January 27, 2015 / www.thedailybell.com

Why we need a North American Passport … The future success of North America depends partly on how the U.S., Canada and Mexico work together … The future of the United States lies in North America. This is not a geographic truism, but a strategic imperative. Generations of Americans, distracted by far-flung crises, have long taken our own region for granted. This must change if the 21st...Read More

Legal Marijuana: This Powerful Trend Is Your Friend

January 27, 2015 / www.thedailybell.com

Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the United States and if the trend toward legalization spreads to all 50 states, marijuana could become larger than the organic food industry, according to a new report obtained by The Huffington Post. Researchers from The ArcView Group, a cannabis industry investment and research firm based in Oakland, California, found that the U.S. market for l...Read More

Draghi Plays His Part in Europe's 'Long War'

January 26, 2015 / www.thedailybell.com

Central Bank trickery without real reform … 'There needs to be a certain credibility," said Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, as he launched outright eurozone quantitative easing on Thursday. "Today, we're showing that such credibility is deserved. When used by an economist, "credibility" is a very important word. But I'm afraid I take...Read More

India a 'Trusted' Nation?

January 26, 2015 / www.thedailybell.com

India world's second most trusted nation, says survey … Moving up the ranks, India has emerged as the second most trusted country in the world in terms of faith reposed on its institutions even as globally trust levels have fallen, says a survey. As the world's rich and powerful gather in the Swiss resort of Davos, a study by public relations firm Edelman has found that general level...Read More

Draghi Plays His Part in Europe's 'Long War'

January 26, 2015 / www.thedailybell.com

Central Bank trickery without real reform … 'There needs to be a certain credibility," said Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, as he launched outright eurozone quantitative easing on Thursday. "Today, we're showing that such credibility is deserved. When used by an economist, "credibility" is a very important word. But I'm afraid I take...Read More

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