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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

Tend to Your Own Garden, not the White House's

December 25, 2014 / www.thedailybell.com

The Government Problem … Some believe the central political issue of our era is the size of the government. They're wrong. The central issue is whom the government is for. Consider the new spending bill Congress and the President agreed to a few weeks ago. It's not especially large by historic standards. Under the $1.1 trillion measure, government spending doesn't rise as a perce...Read More

Party On, Dow 18,000

December 24, 2014 / www.thedailybell.com

U.S. Stocks Rise; Dow Ends Above 18000 … Strong U.S. GDP Data Fuel Stock-Market Gains The DJIA hits a milestone following strong GDP data …The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 18000 for the first time Tuesday after data showed the U.S. economy posted its strongest growth in more than a decade. The blue-chip index climbed 64.73 points, or 0.4%, to 18024.17, marking its 36th rec...Read More

Oil and Gas Prices Are Manipulated Once Again … Stay Tuned

December 24, 2014 / www.thedailybell.com

OPEC will not cut output even at $20 a barrel … OPEC will not cut oil production even if the price drops to $20 a barrel and it is unfair to expect the cartel to reduce output if non-members do not, Saudi Arabia said. "Whether it goes down to $20 a barrel, $40, $50, $60, it is irrelevant," the kingdom's Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said in an interview with the Middle East Economi...Read More

Party On, Dow 18,000

December 24, 2014 / www.thedailybell.com

U.S. Stocks Rise; Dow Ends Above 18000 … Strong U.S. GDP Data Fuel Stock-Market Gains The DJIA hits a milestone following strong GDP data …The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 18000 for the first time Tuesday after data showed the U.S. economy posted its strongest growth in more than a decade. The blue-chip index climbed 64.73 points, or 0.4%, to 18024.17, marking its 36th rec...Read More

Oil and Gas Prices Are Manipulated Once Again … Stay Tuned

December 24, 2014 / www.thedailybell.com

OPEC will not cut output even at $20 a barrel … OPEC will not cut oil production even if the price drops to $20 a barrel and it is unfair to expect the cartel to reduce output if non-members do not, Saudi Arabia said. "Whether it goes down to $20 a barrel, $40, $50, $60, it is irrelevant," the kingdom's Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said in an interview with the Middle East Economi...Read More

Bloomberg Shock: All Central Bankers Are Heroes Now

December 23, 2014 / www.thedailybell.com

Central Bankers Weren't Meant to Be Heroes … The U.S. recovery is starting to look halfway respectable. Europe's economies, meanwhile, face the risk of a third recession in seven years. There's a lesson in that contrast: Good economic policy means never having to ask your central bank to be a hero … Sadly … heroic central bankers are all too likely to remain in demand...Read More

Times Calls for Prosecution of Top US Officials Over Terror-Torture

December 23, 2014 / www.thedailybell.com

Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses … Since the day President Obama took office, he has failed to bring to justice anyone responsible for the torture of terrorism suspects — an official government program conceived and carried out in the years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He did allow his Justice Department to investigate the C.I.A.'s destruction of videotapes of torture s...Read More

Bloomberg Shock: All Central Bankers Are Heroes Now

December 23, 2014 / www.thedailybell.com

Central Bankers Weren't Meant to Be Heroes … The U.S. recovery is starting to look halfway respectable. Europe's economies, meanwhile, face the risk of a third recession in seven years. There's a lesson in that contrast: Good economic policy means never having to ask your central bank to be a hero … Sadly … heroic central bankers are all too likely to remain in demand...Read More

Times Calls for Prosecution of Top US Officials Over Terror-Torture

December 23, 2014 / www.thedailybell.com

Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses … Since the day President Obama took office, he has failed to bring to justice anyone responsible for the torture of terrorism suspects — an official government program conceived and carried out in the years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He did allow his Justice Department to investigate the C.I.A.'s destruction of videotapes of torture s...Read More

US Power Centers Splinter as Chaos Rises

December 22, 2014 / www.thedailybell.com

Investigators Said to Seek No Penalty for C.I.A.'s Computer Search … A panel investigating the Central Intelligence Agency's search of a computer network used by staff members of the Senate Intelligence Committee who were looking into the C.I.A.'s use of torture will recommend against punishing anyone involved in the episode, according to current and former government officials....Read More

Colombia Emerges as a Regional Tech and Bank Powerhouse

December 22, 2014 / www.thedailybell.com

Colombia Is One Of Latin America's Most Promising New Tech Hubs … Ten years ago, the idea that Colombia would become a burgeoning hub for any dynamic industry beyond its notorious drug trade would have struck most observers as far-fetched. As recently as the turn of the century, conventional wisdom had it that the tropical, Andean nation was on the verge of becoming a failed state. Fast...Read More

US Power Centers Splinter as Chaos Rises

December 22, 2014 / www.thedailybell.com

Investigators Said to Seek No Penalty for C.I.A.'s Computer Search … A panel investigating the Central Intelligence Agency's search of a computer network used by staff members of the Senate Intelligence Committee who were looking into the C.I.A.'s use of torture will recommend against punishing anyone involved in the episode, according to current and former government officials....Read More

Colombia Emerges as a Regional Tech and Bank Powerhouse

December 22, 2014 / www.thedailybell.com

Colombia Is One Of Latin America's Most Promising New Tech Hubs … Ten years ago, the idea that Colombia would become a burgeoning hub for any dynamic industry beyond its notorious drug trade would have struck most observers as far-fetched. As recently as the turn of the century, conventional wisdom had it that the tropical, Andean nation was on the verge of becoming a failed state. Fast...Read More

Stock Shock Surge - Is It Real?

December 19, 2014 / www.thedailybell.com

US stocks leap after Fed signals patience on rates … U.S. stocks surged on Thursday, extending Wall Street's best day of the year, after the Federal Reserve said it would be patient in increasing interest rates. Equities came off session highs, however, as oil turned lower. – CNBCDominant Social Theme: Things are looking really good for the dollar and US stocks. Who expected this,...Read More

Yes, There Are Business Cycles and the Question Is What to Do About Them

December 19, 2014 / www.thedailybell.com

Maybe There's No Such Thing as a Business Cycle … Is the U.S. economy's current expansion past its sell-by date? Will we soon go back to the employment levels we had before 2008, or did the recession do lasting damage? Macroeconomists wrestle with these questions, but usually without much success. To understand why it's so hard to predict business cycles, you need to realize that...Read More

Stock Shock Surge - Is It Real?

December 19, 2014 / www.thedailybell.com

US stocks leap after Fed signals patience on rates … U.S. stocks surged on Thursday, extending Wall Street's best day of the year, after the Federal Reserve said it would be patient in increasing interest rates. Equities came off session highs, however, as oil turned lower. – CNBCDominant Social Theme: Things are looking really good for the dollar and US stocks. Who expected this,...Read More

Yes, There Are Business Cycles and the Question Is What to Do About Them

December 19, 2014 / www.thedailybell.com

Maybe There's No Such Thing as a Business Cycle … Is the U.S. economy's current expansion past its sell-by date? Will we soon go back to the employment levels we had before 2008, or did the recession do lasting damage? Macroeconomists wrestle with these questions, but usually without much success. To understand why it's so hard to predict business cycles, you need to realize that...Read More

Economist: Don't Worry About the New Tech Bubble!

December 18, 2014 / www.thedailybell.com

Frothy.com … A new tech bubble seems to be inflating. But when it pops, it should cause less damage than the dotcom crash of 2000 … In December, 15 years ago the dotcom crash was a few weeks away. Veterans of that fiasco may notice some familiar warning signs this festive season … Janet Yellen, the head of the Federal Reserve, has warned that social-media firms are overvalued&mda...Read More

Will the World End in Fire or Ice?

December 18, 2014 / www.thedailybell.com

Deflation Stalks the Globe … Crude oil trading at less than $60 a barrel for the first time in five years means lower gasoline prices and more money in consumer's pockets, right? And the knock-on effect of driving down consumer prices is great for everyone, correct? And the global economy needs all the help it can get as it drags itself out of recession, so what's not to love about l...Read More

Economist: Don't Worry About the New Tech Bubble!

December 18, 2014 / www.thedailybell.com

Frothy.com … A new tech bubble seems to be inflating. But when it pops, it should cause less damage than the dotcom crash of 2000 … In December, 15 years ago the dotcom crash was a few weeks away. Veterans of that fiasco may notice some familiar warning signs this festive season … Janet Yellen, the head of the Federal Reserve, has warned that social-media firms are overvalued&mda...Read More

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