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April 23, 2024

As plastic treaty talks open, countries more divided than ever

By Valerie Volcovici – Reuters Countries are under pressure to make progress on a […]
April 23, 2024

Ranked: The Top 10 EV Battery Manufacturers in 2023

By Bruno Venditti – Elements Despite efforts from the U.S. and EU to […]
April 23, 2024

Packaging Is the Biggest Driver of Global Plastics Use

By Felix Richter – Statista As our chart shows, global plastics use has increased […]
April 23, 2024

US Dollar’s Extended Reign Delivers Stark Wake-Up Call for Markets

By Ruth Carson, Naomi Tajitsu, Carter Johnson and Tania Chen – Yahoo!finance The […]
April 23, 2024

Love That Strong Dollar

By Jonathan Levin – Bloomberg In reality, today’s dollar strength is mostly a straightforward […]
April 23, 2024

Solar panels are a thing of the past: home wind turbines for less than 200 dollars

By D. García – ECNews Traditional solar panels are being consigned to the past. In their […]
April 22, 2024

How Debt-to-GDP Ratios Have Changed Since 2000

By Marcus Lu – Visual Capitalist Government debt levels have grown in most […]
April 22, 2024

The Copper Supply Shortage Is Here

By SchiffGold With the AI boom and green energy push fueling fresh copper […]
April 22, 2024

Which Countries Export & Import Plastic Waste?

By Katharina Buchholz – Statista This year’s Earth Day, held on April 22, has […]
April 22, 2024

Copper demand to boom as new technology drives power consumption, Trafigura says

From Mining.com Accelerating production of electric vehicles, solar panels and grid investment in […]
April 22, 2024

Fed’s Preferred Inflation Gauge Is Set to Back Rate-Cut Patience

By Molly Smith and Craig Stirling – Bloomberg Federal Reserve officials are about to get further […]
April 21, 2024

Why Is Gold Rising Now?

By Matthew Piepenburg – Von Greyerz Gold Year after year, and week after week, […]
April 21, 2024

China Is Front and Center of Gold’s Record-Breaking Rally

By Bloomberg News Gold’s rise to all-time highs above $2,400 an ounce this year […]
April 20, 2024

Spectacular copper price rally only gaining momentum

By Erik Els – Mining.com In US trading on Friday copper for delivery […]
April 20, 2024

Mortgage Rates Climb Past 7% for the First Time in 2024

By Felix Richter – Statista Mortgage rates in the United States climbed to […]
April 19, 2024

Global manufacturing recovery underway, can it last? – Richard Mills

2024.04.17 Assembly lines are humming again after a years-long manufacturing slump, although the […]
April 19, 2024

Stubborn Inflation Fuels Fears of ‘No Landing’ Scenario

By Felix Richter – Statista After there’s been a lot of talk about a […]
April 19, 2024

China’s Rebalancing Imperative

By STEPHEN S. ROACH – Project Syndicate China is facing a broad constellation […]
April 18, 2024

Gold vs. S&P 500: Which Has Grown More Over Five Years?

By Marcus Lu – Visual Capitalist Persistent inflation combined with multiple wars has […]
April 18, 2024

Trafigura CEO says copper must surpass $10,000 to meet demand

By James Attwood – Bloomberg In order to fill a potential supply gap […]
April 18, 2024

Generation Z is unprecedentedly rich

From The Economist Generation z is taking over. In the rich world there […]
April 18, 2024

Aging copper mines are turning into money pits despite demand

From Mining.com Representatives from the world’s biggest copper producers had reason to celebrate […]
April 17, 2024

Investors choose gold and Treasuries during a crisis, not bitcoin – Richard Mills

2024.04.16 Iran attacked Israel on Saturday with about 320 drones and missiles, but […]
April 17, 2024

Who’s buying gold and silver? – Richard Mills

2024.04.13 Gold and silver continue to push higher, curiously, at the same time […]
April 17, 2024

Silver’s Record Industrial Demand and Deficit to Underpin Prices

By Yvonne Yue Li – Bloomberg After a strong start to the year, silver should remain […]
April 17, 2024

Global silver deficit to rise in 2024 due to higher demand, lower supply

From Mining.com The global silver deficit is expected to rise by 17% to […]
April 17, 2024

Discovery in fool’s gold: Shale pyrites hold hidden lithium riches

By Jijo Malayil – Interesting Engineering Lithium demand has surged recently, prompting exploration […]
April 17, 2024

People who stay mentally sharp in their retirement usually adopt these 7 daily habits

By Graeme Richards – Global English Editing There’s a huge difference between growing old […]
April 16, 2024

Silver North focused on Keno Hill silver-mining district – Richard Mills

2024.04.11 At Ahead of the Herd, one of our most important contributions to […]
April 16, 2024

Where Does One U.S. Tax Dollar Go?

By Marcus Lu – Visual Capitalist Come tax season, a common refrain is: […]
April 16, 2024

How a US$10 billion mine became a cautionary tale for the energy transition

By Jacob Lorinc –  Bloomberg News When the group of mining executives arrived […]
April 14, 2024

Will Israel attack Iran’s oil production? – Richard Mills

2024.04.14 Iran’s exports of crude oil grew by roughly 50% last year to […]
April 14, 2024

The big crunch is here as copper decouples from market cycles, Bank of America says

By Henry Lazenby – Mining.com Copper is increasingly ‘dancing to its own tune’, […]
April 13, 2024

US Imposes Sanctions on Use of Russian Metals on Exchanges

By Daniel Flatley and Jack Farchy – Bloomberg The US announced new restrictions on trading in […]
April 13, 2024

Gold, Miners Overboughtness

Adam Hamilton, CPA Gold’s record-shattering breakout surge during the past six weeks has […]
April 12, 2024

Renforth pivots to new geological model at Parbec gold project -Richard Mills

2024.04.12 Gold hit a record-high $2,365.09 on Monday, April 9, fueled by buying […]
April 12, 2024

Central Banks Are Buying the Gold Top

From SchiffGold In investing, “Buy low, sell high” is among the most well-known […]
April 12, 2024

Civil War

By Eli Glasner –  CBC News In his filmmaking career, Alex Garland has terrified […]
April 12, 2024

Copper price rally continues with surge to highest in 22 months

By Thomas Biesheuvel, Archie Hunter and Jack Ryan – Mining.com Copper continued its […]
April 11, 2024

The Next Miner Rally

From Sprott Money The price of COMEX gold is now a full 10% […]
April 11, 2024

Gold And Silver Entering Exponential Phase

By Egon von Greyerz – Von Greyerz Gold The price moves in the coming […]
April 10, 2024

Biggest copper mines produced 20% less copper in 2023 – Richard Mills

2024.04.06 Copper jumped to $4.24 a pound ($9,359.23 a tonne) on Friday, the […]
April 10, 2024

Gold Continues Up Defying Conventional Behavior, In 3 Charts

By Bryan Lutz – DollarCollapse.com Ever since Nixon took the US Dollar off […]
April 10, 2024

The rich world faces a brutal spending crunch

From The Economist How long can the firehose keep blasting? At first glance, […]
April 10, 2024

Ending Congo’s Forever War

By Adekeye Adebajo – Project Syndicate The seemingly intractable conflict in Africa’s volatile […]
April 9, 2024

The Trend is your friend, until it isn’t

By David Brady – SprottMoney Once again, we’re seeing higher lows and higher […]
April 8, 2024

The World’s Deadliest Behavioral Risk Factors

By Florian Zandt – Statista “Smoking kills” is but one of the slogans connected […]
April 7, 2024

10-Year Yield Hits 4.40% as Bond Market Begins to Adjust to Higher Forever: Higher Rates and Higher Inflation

By Wolf Richter  – WOLF STREET Suddenly lots of talk the 10-year yield will revisit […]
April 7, 2024

The Gold Market Hunts for Answers Behind Bullion’s Sudden Surge

By Mark Burton, Jack Ryan and Yvonne Yue Li –  Bloomberg News Seasoned […]
April 7, 2024

The Odds of $100 Oil Are Rising as Supply Shocks Convulse the Market

By Lucia Kassai, Sharon Cho, Devika Krishna Kumar, and Alex Longley – Bloomberg When oil jumped above $90 a barrel […]
April 7, 2024

Could weight-loss drugs eat the world?

From The Economist The gila monster is a poisonous North American lizard that […]
April 7, 2024

Charted: The Value Gap Between the Gold Price and Gold Miners

By Bruno Venditti – Elements Although the price of gold has reached new […]
April 7, 2024

Fixing FDR’s Biggest Blunder: From Gold Standard to Fiat Folly and Back

By Jp Cortez – Mises Institute More than ninety years ago today, April […]
April 5, 2024

Graphite’s war-fighting capabilities – Richard Mills

2024.04.04 The energy transition and digitalization have made critical minerals top of mind […]
April 5, 2024

Gold’s Defiance Of Real Yields Can’t Last Unless Trouble Brewing

BY TYLER DURDEN – Zero Hedge Gold’s surge to record highs is extraordinary […]
April 5, 2024

Bitcoin vs. Gold: The Debate Continues

By Douglas French – Mises Institute “People who are getting out of the […]
April 5, 2024

Gold-Stock Upside Targets

By Adam Hamilton, CPA The gold miners’ stocks are building steam, enjoying mounting […]
April 5, 2024

Copper miners glimpse the future they’ve long seen coming

From Mining.com For much of the past decade, there’s been a widely accepted […]
April 4, 2024

China Confronts the Middle-Income Trap

By NOURIEL ROUBINI – Project Syndicate While China obviously needs to boost private-sector […]
April 4, 2024

Copper price jumps to new 14-month high on supply risks, demand hopes

From Mining.com Copper rallied to the highest in 14 months as investors flock […]
April 4, 2024

Is US Oil Production Surging?

From Goehring & Rozencwajg The biggest mystery in oil markets surrounds the apparent […]
April 3, 2024

A junior copper stock on the cusp of world-class discoveries

By Trevor Abes – Stockhouse.com Sitting at an irrational 93.45 per cent loss […]
April 3, 2024

Underperforming precious metal and copper stocks poised to correct – Richard Mills

2024.03.29 Spot gold gained 13% in 2023 and so far this year, is […]
April 2, 2024

Apple and Tesla: Dreadful Two Instead of Magnificent Seven

By Felix Richter – Statista Despite the fact that Wall Street’s hopes for […]
April 2, 2024

The World’s Biggest Oil Producers in 2023

By Bruno Venditti – Elements Despite efforts to decarbonize the global economy, oil […]
April 2, 2024

The looming threat from Antarctica

From The Economist The arctic and Antarctic are, fittingly, polar opposites. The first […]
April 2, 2024

US Shale Drillers Seek to Power Oil Patch With Small Nuclear Reactors

By Will Wade and Mitchell Ferman – Bloomberg US oil companies including Diamondback Energy Inc. are considering small […]
April 1, 2024

Residents stroll riverbed in Prince George amid drought

From CBC News Water in the Fraser River where it meets with the […]
April 1, 2024

Copper export ban could cost Indonesia $2bn in lost revenue

From Mining.com Copper miner Freeport Indonesia has warned the Indonesian government that banning […]
April 1, 2024

Dwindling U.S. Stockpiles of Minerals for Military Use Should Be a Cause for Concern

By Jim Constantopoulos – Real Clear Energy It seems implausible that now, with China […]
April 1, 2024

The U.S. Military and NATO Face Serious Risks of Mineral Shortages

By Gregory Wischer – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace The importance of these […]
March 30, 2024

Five copper plays amid supply-driven price surge – Richard Mills

2024.03.27 For the first two weeks of March, copper rallied 4.1%, hitting its […]
March 30, 2024

Why gold? Why silver? – Richard Mills

2024.03.23 Gold hit a record-high $2,200 an ounce Thursday, on expectations of interest […]
March 30, 2024

“Goldilocks” Is Gonna Get It

By JAMES RICKARDS – Daily Reckoning Markets and the Fed both assume that current […]
March 30, 2024

America’s Sports Betting Boom

By Felix Richter – Statista Five years after the Supreme Court struck down […]
March 30, 2024

Ionic Adsorption Clay Deposits Potential to Supply REE for the EV Industry

From eResearch Rare Earth Elements (REE) play a crucial role in the ongoing […]
March 30, 2024

Our Drunken Sailors Went Partying Again: Consumer Spending on Services, even Adjusted for Inflation, is Red-Hot

By Wolf Richter –  WOLF STREET Consumers are in absolutely no mood to slow down. […]
March 30, 2024

Visualizing the Major Product Exported by Each U.S. State

By NeoMam Studios – Visual Capitalist The U.S. is the second biggest exporter […]
March 30, 2024

Over 20% of the World’s Oil Refining Capacity Is at Risk of Closure

By Charles Kennedy – OilPrice.com More than 20% of the total global refining capacity […]
March 29, 2024

Universal Capitulation and No Margin of Safety

By John P. Hussman, Ph.D. – Hussmand Funds Based on the valuation measures […]
March 29, 2024

Commodities will rally when the Fed cuts rates, Invesco says

From Mining.com Commodities usually rally when central banks cut interest rates, bolstering the […]
March 29, 2024

Unstoppable Drivers Will Reveal Best Kept Investment Secret

By Egon von Greyerz – Von Greyerz Gold Has anyone ever heard a Western […]
March 29, 2024

How Much Does the U.S. Depend on Russian Uranium?

By Bruno Venditti – Visual Capitalist The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed […]
March 28, 2024

Biden’s oil boom

By Prinz Magtulis, Nichola Groom, Jarrett Renshaw and Moira Warburton – Reuters The counter-intuitive fossil fuel boom under […]
March 28, 2024

Funds stampede into copper as price breaks higher

From Mining.com Fund managers have rushed to buy copper after the price broke […]
March 28, 2024

American Sinophobia

By STEPHEN S. ROACH – Project Syndicate As America’s Sinophobia has become increasingly […]
March 28, 2024

Gold Stocks’ Spring Rally ‘24

By Adam Hamilton With gold forging deeper into record territory, interest in gold […]
March 27, 2024

Excellent Graphics: How drones are changing warfare

By Mariano Zafra, Max Hunder, Anurag Rao and Sudev Kiyada – Reuters Soldiers have learned to fear the ominous […]
March 27, 2024

Buy gold or gold miners? You don’t have to dig deep to hit paydirt

By Mark Hulbert – Market Watch Gold bullion — physical gold GC00 — has […]
March 27, 2024

Further Ruminations on Saudi Arabia’s Oil Reserves

From Goehring & Rozencwajg In an unexpected move, Aramco, the Saudi national oil […]
March 25, 2024

The West’s Nuclear Power Revival Could Be Slower Than Hoped

By Tsvetana Paraskova  – OilPrice.com Western nations may be getting ahead of themselves in […]
March 24, 2024

CNN Is Wrong. Deflation Is a Good Thing

By Soham Patil – Mises Wire A recent video by CNN states that […]
March 24, 2024

Where Water Stress Will Be Highest by 2050

By Martin Armstrong – Statista Water is not only the basis of life for […]
March 24, 2024

The Indian Giant Has Arrived

By Mohamed A. El-Erian and Michael Spence – Project Syndicate India’s systemic importance has become […]
March 24, 2024

Consumer sentiment no longer an accurate predictor

By Dorothy Gambrell and Laura Bliss – Bloomberg The way Americans feel about the economy is […]
March 23, 2024

Graphite One to build graphite anode manufacturing plant in Ohio, on site previously used to stockpile critical minerals – Richard Mills

2024.03.22 Graphite One (TSXV:GPH, OTCQX:GPHOF) plans to invest $435 million to build a […]
March 23, 2024

Energy insecurity will prevail, despite energy transition – Richard Mills

2024.03.21 Until recently economists tended to treat energy inflation and food inflation as […]
March 23, 2024

Fed Projections Suggest Three Rate Cuts in 2024

By Felix Richter – Statista As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) […]
March 22, 2024

The Money Supply Fell for the Fifteenth Month in a Row

By Ryan McMaken – Mises Wire Money-supply growth has now been negative for […]
March 22, 2024

The plastic industry knowingly pushed recycling myth for decades, new report finds

By Ali Rogin PBS News The world produces an average of 430 million […]