July 5, 2020

Silver continues to climb on investment demand, need for 5G and solar

2020.07.05 Precious metals are among the best places to park your money in […]
June 23, 2020

Gold, copper and silver are must-own metals

2020.06.23 Gold surged on Monday after a spike in coronavirus cases worldwide dashed […]
June 20, 2020

Gold industry must find 8Moz to avoid supply deficit: Woodmac

2020.06.20 Commodities consultant Wood Mackenzie has just reported what we at Ahead of […]
June 18, 2020

Trillion-dollar US infrastructure plan will draw in plenty of metal

2020.06.18 Donald Trump appears to have torn a page from Ahead of the […]
June 16, 2020

Gold’s outlook brightens on dark covid news

2020.06.16 US stock markets are once again gripped by fear and volatility, following […]
June 12, 2020

Copper bulls ride on increased orders, mine disruptions

2020.06.12 Hit hard by the pandemic when it first struck China in February, […]
June 11, 2020

Sedimentary copper + silver explorers attracting major interest

2020.06.11 The world’s biggest sedimentary copper deposits are only found in three basins: […]
June 9, 2020

America’s much needed lithium mine

2020.06.09 Things are looking up in the lithium market and producers of the […]
June 6, 2020

Miners snapping up gold properties left and right

2020.06.06 The sharp drop in equity markets owing to the coronavirus has triggered […]
May 30, 2020

South American sedimentary copper belt has a silver buckle

2020.05.30 One of the most interesting places to look for new copper deposits […]
May 24, 2020

Resurgent dollar paving route to higher gold

2020.05.24 In the 1960s, French politician Valéry d’Estaing complained that the United States […]
May 16, 2020

Cypress Development Corp. (TSX.V:CYP) Clayton Valley Lithium Project versus Chinese LCE/ EV battery supply

2020.05.16 The pause in industrial activity brought about by the covid-19 crisis has […]
April 30, 2020

Gold versus fiat

2020.04.30   What exactly does it mean when pundits say that gold is […]
April 25, 2020

The Fed can’t print silver

2020.04.25 Silver prices will test $19 an ounce later this year on the […]
April 17, 2020

A massive bull market is building for gold

2020.04.17 Imagine, if you will, there was no coronavirus. No haz-mat suits, medical […]
April 7, 2020

Gold closely tracks debt-to-GDP ratio

2020.04.07 The debt-to-GDP ratio is an important metric economists use for comparing a […]
April 6, 2020

The coming supply crunch

2020.04.06 As I write and you read, the world economy is getting pummeled, […]
March 29, 2020

The most important mine in America

2020.03.29 The covid-19 pandemic has put a laser-like focus on insecurity of lithium […]
March 25, 2020

Negative real rates puts shine on Getchell’s gold

2020.03.25 A number of factors influence gold prices (mainly the US dollar, gold […]
March 13, 2020

Virus won’t keep copper down for long

2020.03.13 The current stock market rout is pulling the world economy down into […]
March 3, 2020

Gold has immunity, silver has ratio

2020.03.03 On Monday Wall Street pared back losses from last week’s sell-off, the […]
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 31, 2020

AOTH’s guide to the most promising fall drill plays

Fall, for most people, is a time of change. It’s when kids and […]
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

Leading Indicators Point to Higher Gold

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