March 2, 2020

Gold & Silver

2020.03.02 Precious metals are among the best places to park your money in […]
February 22, 2020

Gold and bonds soar on ‘fight to quality’

2020.02.22 Gold and silver prices went parabolic this week during a raging storm […]
February 20, 2020

A Minsky Moment is coming for gold

2020.02.20 “Minsky Moment” refers to the idea that periods of bullish speculation will […]
February 12, 2020

The DRC just turned the screws on cobalt supply

2020.02.12 The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is finally doing something about cobalt […]
February 9, 2020

Copper market is a coiled spring

2020.02.09 As the third most-consumed metal on earth, behind iron and aluminum, copper […]
February 6, 2020

Could silver break-out like it did in 2011?

2020.02.06 Silver is expected to begin the 2020s newly burnished, through a combination […]
February 5, 2020

Coronavirus and the vulnerability of critical mineral supply chains

2020.02.05 Just in time (JIT) is an inventory system designed to efficiently match […]
February 1, 2020

Copper-gold deposits to help gold miners overcome depletion dilemma

2020.02.01 Every fiscal quarter the World Gold Council puts out a wonderful little […]
January 28, 2020

EV predictions show strained metals supply

2020.01.28 One of the most prevalent current trends concerning mined commodities is the […]
January 20, 2020

Germany starts war on gold

2020.01.20 Germans, like Indians and Chinese, love their gold – although their reasons […]
January 15, 2020

Copper juniors gravitating towards new area play

2020.01.15 Area plays, where one company makes a discovery then other companies rush […]
January 4, 2020

Will 2020 be junior mining’s year?

2020.01.04 Another year of covering commodities and select junior mining stocks is all […]
December 24, 2019

Hi-yo Silver Away!

2019.12.24 Silver is expected to begin the next decade newly burnished, through a […]
December 20, 2019

Gold vs cash in a crisis

2019.12.20 Mattress stuffers or bullion holders? Who fares better in a crisis? North American […]
December 17, 2019

Copper price drivers

2019.12.17 The copper price was holding steady at $2.79 per pound, Monday, just […]
December 14, 2019

Demand for battery metals strong despite weak EV sales

2019.12.14 For all the hype over electric vehicles and their relentlessly optimistic growth […]
December 14, 2019

The Repatriators

2019.12.14 The Europeans want their gold back. Amid global trade uncertainty, a pall […]
December 7, 2019

The next copper frontier

2019.12.07 Imagine a world without copper. Or a world in which copper is […]
November 30, 2019

Lower-priced platinum keeping palladium supply in check

2019.11.30 Palladium prices are marching up again despite the platinum-group element (PGE) losing […]
November 28, 2019

Gold and a gun

2019.11.28 There are many extreme events that could do massive damage to planet […]
November 23, 2019

Inomin eyeing monster BC nickel sulphide deposits

2019.11.23 Canada has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the world’s leading […]
November 13, 2019

Over-supplied lithium unlikely to happen to nickel

2019.11.13 An irrefutable truth right now is the global shift towards the electrification […]
November 8, 2019

World’s major gold miners target copper porphyries

2019.11.08 Something has changed in the gold industry. During high gold-price periods the […]
November 6, 2019

Australian lithium mines not viable at current prices

2019.11.06 Australia’s Mineral Resources (ASX:MIN) said last week it is pausing operations at its […]
November 6, 2019

Is China locking up Indonesian nickel?

2019.11.06 As it has done with cobalt, graphite and rare earths, China appears […]
October 31, 2019

‘Power to the People’ and mining

2019.10.31 The 1960s and 70s were decades of incredible social upheaval. Fed up […]
October 31, 2019

‘Power to the People’ and mining

2019.10.31 The 1960s and 70s were decades of incredible social upheaval. Fed up […]
October 22, 2019

Copper noose tightening

2019.10.22 Copper prices surged to a one-month high on Monday, on potential supply […]
October 17, 2019

Building America’s mine to battery to EV supply chain

2019.10.17 In 2010 the US Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Strategy included lithium as one […]
October 12, 2019

Palladium is an unsung green superhero

2019.10.12 Smog from vehicle emissions is estimated to cause a third of the […]
October 12, 2019

Leading Indicators Point to Higher Gold

2019.10.12 Anticipation of a trade deal between the United States and China had […]
October 11, 2019

Nevada is the Golden State

2019.10.11 Major gold companies are running out of reserves and every year it […]
September 28, 2019

Why America’s critical minerals strategy is doomed to fail

2019.09.28 Donald Trump started a trade war with China thinking, obviously, that his […]
September 25, 2019

How Russia seized control of the uranium market

2019.09.25 Critical Mass – A point or situation at which change occurs. Just […]
September 25, 2019

More smelters, scrap metal ban driving Chinese copper imports

2019.09.25 Despite evidence of a slowing economy, shipments of raw materials are gliding […]
September 21, 2019

Wishing you were all mine

2019.09.21 The sun is up The sky is blue All I want to […]
September 17, 2019

Silver continues to gain in tight market

2019.09.17 Gold and silver prices jumped Monday on fresh safe-haven demand following a […]
September 4, 2019

Five Feet High And Rising

2019.09.04 How high’s the water, mama? Five feet high and risin’ How high’s the […]
August 31, 2019

Dark horse nickel continues to gallop

2019.08.31 Indonesia is advancing a 2022 deadline for banning the export of mineral […]
August 16, 2019

Impressive exploration upside with Palladium One

2019.08.16 Palladium One Mining (TSX-V:PDM, FRA:7N11)  is exploring for platinum group elements (PGEs) at […]
August 10, 2019

Junior’s are the answer to gold industry challenges

2019.08.10 Back in May, AngloGold Ashanti announced plans to sell its last remaining gold […]
August 7, 2019

Trump’s perfect gold storm

2019.08.07 Gold prices continued to march upward on Wednesday, trading at $US1,501.20 on […]
August 5, 2019

Golden consequences

2019.08.05 The long-anticipated US Federal Reserve decision last Wednesday to notch interest rates […]
July 31, 2019

Gold as bubble hedge

2019.07.31 A few weeks ago we wrote that this is The season for gold. […]
July 25, 2019

Cobalt to share EV battery duties with nickel

2019.07.25 In the spring of 2018 Tesla came out with a bold prediction: […]
July 17, 2019

Palladium is integral to global transportation, energy shift

2019.07.17 Despite reports of its imminent demise, the internal combustion engine-powered vehicle isn’t […]
July 13, 2019

Playing the gold ratios game

2019.07.13 There are some well-worn relationships between gold and certain variables, that forecasters […]
July 13, 2019

Playing the gold ratios game

2019.07.13 There are some well-worn relationships between gold and certain variables, that forecasters […]
July 6, 2019

Physical gold frenzy

2019.07.06 The allure of gold goes back thousands of years.  Due to its […]
July 6, 2019

Physical gold frenzy

2019.07.06 The allure of gold goes back thousands of years.  Due to its […]
June 25, 2019

Bonds and equities versus gold

2019.06.25 North American stock markets continued to rise on Friday, as more investors […]
June 20, 2019

Why are central banks buying gold and dumping dollars?

2019.06.20 The US Federal Reserve, the country’s central bank, did what many expected […]
June 20, 2019

Why are central banks buying gold and dumping dollars?

2019.06.20 The US Federal Reserve, the country’s central bank, did what many expected […]
June 13, 2019

Thucydides Trap and gold

2019.06.13 When an emerging power attempts to supplant a hegemonic power in international […]
June 11, 2019

Cobalt

2019.06.11 Our coverage of the electrification of the transportation system has been focused […]
June 4, 2019

The season for gold

2019.06.04 Gold was riding high Monday on bad news regarding the US economy, […]
May 25, 2019

Resource nationalism, production cuts denting copper supply

2019.05.25 2018 was an aberration of the copper market in that there were […]
May 25, 2019

Resource nationalism, production cuts denting copper supply

2019.05.25 2018 was an aberration of the copper market in that there were […]
May 22, 2019

Trade war will hasten bull market for rare earths

2019.05.22 When the Canadian prime minister or US president visits an auto plant, […]
May 14, 2019

Three safe-haven reasons to own gold

2019.05.14 “It’s the tail that wags the dog” is defined by Urban Dictionary […]
May 11, 2019

Trade impasse threatens US lithium, rare earth imports

2019.05.11 On Friday the United States made good on its threat to ratchet […]
May 3, 2019

China’s environmental crackdown buoys lead, zinc

2019.05.03 Zinc and lead prices are movin’ on up again, following a two-week hiatus […]
April 19, 2019

Chinese growth lights fire under copper price

2019.04.19 Copper bulls are running this week, as the red metal used in […]
April 18, 2019

Gold bull run still intact

2019.04.18 At Ahead of the Herd we love gold (and promising junior gold […]
April 17, 2019

EVs get a boost from Big Auto

2019.04.17 Is the age of the gas-powered automobile coming to an end? Doubtful. […]
April 13, 2019

How central bank gold buying is undermining the dollar

2019.04.13 Ahead of the Herd has been digging into why central banks are […]
April 11, 2019

Palladium, darling of the PGEs, shifting into high gear

2019.04.11 The platinum group elements (PGEs) consist of six metallic elements found in […]
April 9, 2019

Sprout-less Gold now Tier 1 Capital

2019.04.09 Gold is often criticized by Wall Street as being kind of a […]
April 5, 2019

Running on empty

2019.04.05 Mining is all around us, though invisible to urban dwellers, so it’s […]
March 30, 2019

EV and lithium battery markets to experience significant growth

2019.03.30 In North America, electric vehicles are still a niche market, with most […]
March 26, 2019

Zinc cupboard nearly bare as price soars

2019.03.26 Zinc inventories have fallen to the point where there is less than […]
March 22, 2019

A recession is coming, buy gold explorers with scale

2019.03.22 Mining has a well-worn adage, “grade is king”. While that may be […]
March 8, 2019

Codelco lithium fizzle: Chile’s loss is US’s gain

2019.03.08 The world’s largest copper miner is sticking to what it knows best […]
March 8, 2019

Why the record US trade deficit is good for commodities

2019.03.08 On Monday a headline that must have put Donald Trump in a […]
March 1, 2019

Gold-rich banded iron formations

2019.03.01 Three and a half billion years ago, the earth’s atmosphere had no […]
February 28, 2019

All you need to know about VMS

2019.02.28 Between 4,000 million and 2,500 million years ago, the earth had cooled […]
February 23, 2019

Called for lithium tsunami cancelled

2019.02.23 The prevailing theme for the lithium market over the past several months […]
February 22, 2019

Resource nationalism could further choke metal supplies

2019.02.22 Three of the most important metals surged on Wednesday due to a […]
February 22, 2019

Resource nationalism could further choke metal supplies

2019.02.22 Three of the most important metals surged on Wednesday due to a […]
February 16, 2019

Chilean water fight casts doubt on ‘Saudi Arabia of lithium’

2019.02.16 Everybody in the lithium game knows about the lithium triangle. Straddling three […]
February 14, 2019

The global infrastructure deficit – the road not yet taken

2019.02.14 Infrastructure is the physical systems – the roads, power transmission lines and […]
February 14, 2019

Where will the US get its lithium from?

2019.02.14 The lithium bears took another bullet to the backside on Tuesday with […]
February 13, 2019

Plunging inventories have zinc bulls ready to run

2019.02.13 On Tuesday zinc inventories in London Metal Exchange (LME) warehouses sunk into […]
February 6, 2019

We have a problem, spodumene

2019.02.06 Over the next four years, lithium from Western Australia is expected to […]
February 4, 2019

The new Cold War and gold

2019.02.04 In December President Trump pounded out a tweet that raised a lot […]
February 2, 2019

Venezuela trying to sell gold to stay afloat

2019.02.02 Venezuela is reaching for its last card as the deck collapses on […]
January 29, 2019

Top down bottom up on lithium

2019.01.29 Remember playing that game to see how fast your muscle car could […]
January 23, 2019

Big copper mines cutting output

2019.01.23 Some of the world’s largest copper mines are slashing production, thus feeding […]
January 18, 2019

Choose thorium-fueled reactors instead of Site C

2019.01.18 I was flying through the Twitterverse when I came across this doozy […]
January 15, 2019

Goldcorp-Newmont deal points to more M&A

2019.01.15 More gold mines will be going on the block thanks to a […]
January 15, 2019

Volkswagen to drag Tesla, making EVs in Tennessee

2019.01.15 Watch out Elon Musk, Herbert Diess is pulling up beside you at […]
January 11, 2019

Lithium-ion batteries to become cheapest form of energy storage by 2030

2019.01.11 Lithium-ion batteries find their most common applications in small electric devices, power […]
January 10, 2019

SK Innovation mulling another $5B for America’s first EV battery plant

2019.01.10 Most North Americans equate electric vehicles with Tesla, whose “Gigafactory” in Nevada […]
January 10, 2019

Why Chile’s plan to expand copper output is a farce

2019.01.10 A headline in the mining news this week caught my attention: “Chile copper […]
January 9, 2019

ETF holders, China piling into gold

2019.01.09 Gold is once again in vogue, with the precious metal attracting investor […]
January 8, 2019

Rare earths deja vu: Chinese crackdown = higher prices

2019.01.08 In a scene awfully familiar to those who follow the rare earths […]
January 8, 2019

Rare earths deja vu: Chinese crackdown = higher prices

2019.01.08 In a scene awfully familiar to those who follow the rare earths […]
December 22, 2018

Bolivia: Where revolutionaries and lithium miners go to die

2018.12.22 Other than being the country where Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara was killed, […]
November 27, 2018

Cypress Development PEA shows rare earth recovery potential

2018.11.27 The devil, or should we say the dollars, are in the details. […]
November 24, 2018

Copper fundamentals still solid

2018.11.24 As an investment commodity, we’ve been writing about copper for a long […]