February 26, 2021

Graphite One Secures C$10 Million in Financings to Advance Graphite Supply Chain Project

2021.02.26 Looking to advance what would be an integral part of the US […]
February 13, 2021

The bull market hiding in zinc’s shadow inventories

2021.02.13 Despite zinc’s low profile among resource investors, it is the fourth most […]
January 27, 2021

Bernie Sanders, new Budget Committee Chair, vows to ram spending bills through Senate with simple majority

2021.01.26 The Democrats have turned the tables on the Republicans in the Senate, […]
January 20, 2021

Captain Biden now piloting MMT Adventure

2021.01.20 Gold may have come off the boil after rising above $1,900 an […]
January 16, 2021
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Entheon Biomedical makes investment in psychiatric clinic platform

2021.01.16 Entheon Biomedical Corp. (CSE: ENBI) (FSE: 1XU1) has completed its first deal […]
December 5, 2020

US on a knife edge

2020.12.05 A record number of Americans will be having to rely on charity […]
December 2, 2020

The economic implications of a colossal infrastructure funding deficit

2020.12.02 Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. As the saying goes, governments around […]
November 21, 2020

China’s copper futures launch may spell the beginning of a new market benchmark

2020.11.21 While all eyes were on American politics over the past few weeks, […]
November 14, 2020
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Free-spending Biden and/or continued Fed stimulus will hike gold prices

2020-11-14 Gold may have come off the boil a bit after rising beyond […]
October 27, 2020
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Re-elected BC NDP pressing ahead with LNG disaster

2020.10.27 British Columbia’s NDP government was re-elected on Saturday with a comfortable majority, […]
October 24, 2020
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Why a Biden win will keep metals prices rocking

2020.10.24 Joe Biden’s performance in Thursday night’s presidential debate was solid. The former […]
October 21, 2020
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How the coronavirus is exacerbating global inequality, hunger

2020.10.21 Autumn is harvest season in North America and many families gather on […]
September 26, 2020
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Rising food prices threaten social stability

2020.09.26 Has the bill for your weekly shop gone up? If so you’re […]
September 24, 2020
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How Trump co-opted the religious right and stacked the courts with conservatives

2020.09.24 “We’re not giving lifetime appointments to this President, on the way out […]
September 9, 2020

Gold reacting to global flash points

2020.01.09  Gold’s safe haven status was tested this week, as Iran countered the assassination of […]
August 1, 2020

The next US Presidential election

2020.08.01 As gold prices hit all-time record highs this week, some market observers […]
July 30, 2020

The American Dream

2020.07.30 In Provo, Utah, members of an anti-government group patrol the streets wearing […]
July 22, 2020

China IS preparing for war

2020.07.22 In 2016 Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, declared that […]
June 30, 2020

Is China preparing for war?

2020.06.30 A flurry of safe-haven demand has pushed gold higher in recent weeks, […]
June 26, 2020

Roosevelt 2.0 and ‘here, hold my beer’

2020.06.26 In accepting the Democratic nomination for the presidency on July 2, 1932, […]
June 20, 2020

‘Perfect storm’ for race riots brewing in Tulsa, Oklahoma

2020.06.20 Already high racial tensions in the United States could boil over this […]
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 […]
May 7, 2020

China dominates worlds supply chains

2020.05.07 Cleaner skies owing to covid-19 lockdowns appear to be the silver lining […]
May 1, 2020

Breadline blues

2020.05.01 Is it safe to re-open? That is the question facing US governors […]
April 14, 2020

Is it time to expel China from the world community?

2020.04.14  “Today the House of Representatives has taken an historic step toward continued […]
April 10, 2020

Covid-19: Who, what, when, where and why

2020.04.10 If there is one thing we know about the coronavirus, it’s that […]
April 1, 2020

Blacktop politics

2020.04.01  Benjamin Franklin once said; “Out of adversity comes opportunity.”  The adversity the […]
March 25, 2020

We the people

2020.03.25 $1,200. That’s the amount the US Congress is considering doling out to […]
March 19, 2020

Could the coronavirus cause the next ‘Arab Spring’?

2020.03.19 The rich are getting richer, inequality is on the rise, and the […]
March 17, 2020

How a ‘Debt Jubilee’ + mining could be a path to coronavirus recovery

2020.03.17 Stock markets rebounded on Tuesday, after the White House announced further measures […]
February 26, 2020

Trump or Sanders? Both will pile up the debt

2020.02.26 Whether it’s a Democrat or a Republican installed in the White House […]
February 13, 2020

The growing weaponization of space

2020.02.13 In his recent State of the Union address, President Trump gave a […]
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 5, 2020

The end of the global economy

2020.02.05 The Trump administration has just granted its Commerce Department sweeping powers to […]
January 29, 2020

In Washington, the clowns are running the circus

2020.01.29 Gold climbed to a seven-year high on Monday, as fears over the […]
January 20, 2020

Germany starts war on gold

2020.01.20 Germans, like Indians and Chinese, love their gold – although their reasons […]
January 1, 2020

Road to a mining ‘yes’ littered with obstacles in Canada

Resource nationalism is the tendency of people and governments to assert control, for strategic […]
January 1, 2020

Road to a mining ‘yes’ littered with obstacles in Canada

Resource nationalism is the tendency of people and governments to assert control, for strategic […]
January 1, 2020

US Red Shirts and the Boogaloo

2020.06.02 The race riots seen around the United States over the past few […]
December 14, 2019

The Repatriators

2019.12.14 The Europeans want their gold back. Amid global trade uncertainty, a pall […]
December 4, 2019

The US pivot to Africa

2019.12.04 As world leaders gather in London this week for the NATO Summit, […]
November 26, 2019

Growing inequality threatens mining

2019.11.26 In the 1986 classic ‘Platoon’, Charlie Sheen’s character Chris Taylor tells everyone […]
November 6, 2019

Is China locking up Indonesian nickel?

2019.11.06 As it has done with cobalt, graphite and rare earths, China appears […]
November 2, 2019

Lifting the entitlement burden

2019.11.02 On Wednesday the US Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the third […]
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 25, 2019

Canadian mining, oil & gas have a lot to lose from minority government

2019.10.25 In mid-August, a ground-breaking ceremony of sorts took place in Edmonton for […]
October 19, 2019

The Coming Great Global Reset

2019.10.19 In the first quarter of 2019, global debt hit $246.5 trillion. Encouraged […]
October 5, 2019

The Later United States Empire

2019.10.05 In 1917, the United States created the federal debt limit (or ceiling) […]
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 21, 2019

Wishing you were all mine

2019.09.21 The sun is up The sky is blue All I want to […]
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 1, 2019

Beetle battle – BC’s last stand

2019.08.01 A warming climate plus decades of mismanagement by various provincial governments threaten […]
July 17, 2019

Africa rising

2019.07.17 A lot of resource investors stop listening to corporate presentations when they […]
July 6, 2019

Quantifornication round 4 on its way

2019.07.06 Californication is a brilliant 1999 song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Many of […]
July 6, 2019

Quantifornication round 4 on its way

2019.07.06 Californication is a brilliant 1999 song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Many of […]
July 3, 2019

Resource extraction melee

2019.07.03 A headline this week from The Northern Miner grabbed my attention – […]
June 18, 2019

Dancing closer to the exits

2019.06.18 When Americans elect or re-elect a president in the fall of 2020, […]
June 13, 2019

Thucydides Trap and gold

2019.06.13 When an emerging power attempts to supplant a hegemonic power in international […]
June 1, 2019

How China wins trade war

2019.06.01 The trade feud between the US and China has deteriorated into trench […]
May 18, 2019

Melting ice, Arctic scramble

2019.05.18 In August 2007, a pair of Russian submersibles dropped to the bottom […]
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 9, 2019

Make America’s economy great again

2019.05.09 A lot of Americans find themselves in a quandary over Donald Trump. […]
May 2, 2019

Communist countries coalescing

2019.05.02 On January 29, 2017, a young man walked into a Quebec City […]
May 1, 2019

Is political partisanship killing America?

2019.05.01 Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israel’s 1981 annexation of the Golan Heights […]
April 23, 2019

Stop feeding the Chinese ‘Belt and Road’ trojan horse

2019.04.23 “Whoever has an army has power.” – Mao Zedong In March Italy […]
April 19, 2019

Battle royale brewing in Alberta

2019.04.19 Do you think the Canadian provinces have a fractious relationship with the […]
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 […]
March 29, 2019

$1B for Trump’s border wall could fix crumbling military bases

2019.03.29 US military families will continue to stay in run-down accommodations while they […]
March 28, 2019

Trudeau puts Quebec ahead of Canada to protect himself and SNC-Lavalin

2019.03.28 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is no chip off the old block […]
March 26, 2019

What if we threw a Cold War and nobody came?

2019.03.26 Russia just can’t seem to keep itself from stepping on America’s toes […]
March 22, 2019

Push for more LNG overshadows fracking-caused earthquakes

2019.03.22 LNG Canada is getting more ambitious in its plans to build BC’s […]
March 22, 2019

Push for more LNG overshadows fracking-caused earthquakes

2019.03.22 LNG Canada is getting more ambitious in its plans to build BC’s […]
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 […]
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 16, 2019

The Big Lies perpetuated by Big Oil & Gas

2019.02.16 I always enjoy watching the Alberta government’s television ad on the Kinder Morgan […]
February 12, 2019

We are the Lemmings

2019.02.12 What were you doing on August 1, 2018? Likely it was just […]
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 10, 2019

How the BC NDP sold the environment down the river

2019.01.10 There once was a time when the New Democratic Party of British […]
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 30, 2018

Saving our Canadian bacon

2018.12.30 For the Trudeau haters out there, this was the moment they’d all […]
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, […]
December 8, 2018

Trump vs the Fed: who wins?

2018.12.08 Who controls the US economy? The “power of the purse” resides within […]
December 1, 2018

Whisky is for drinking; water is for fighting over

2018.12.01 The problem of severe water stress in the United States – and […]
November 17, 2018

A viable alternative to LNG

2018.11.17 The politicians holding power in British Columbia and Ottawa have stacked their […]
November 10, 2018

BC’s killer whales v LNG

2018.11.10 The snow-capped mountains north of Vancouver are famous for skiing, but eight […]
October 21, 2018

LNG: Another environmental disaster coming to BC

2018.10.21 A new liquefied natural gas industry in British Columbia that would be […]
October 13, 2018

Rare earths in the cross-hairs of new high-tech arms race

2018.10.13 A decision by the Chinese government to slash production of rare earth […]
October 6, 2018

Uranium’s ugly stepsister

2018.10.06 Most junior resource investors know uranium, and many got in on the […]
August 9, 2018

Cypress closing in on billion-ton resource in Nevada’s Clayton Valley

2018.08.09 As interest in battery metals continues (it was a major theme at […]
August 9, 2018

Resurgent US oil industry priming the economic pump

2018.08.09 Crude oil prices dropped from $110 a barrel in the summer of […]
January 12, 2018

How China is locking up critical resources in the US’s own backyard

2018.01.12 In the 1800’s the United States under President James Monroe invoked the […]
December 22, 2017

Weapon of Mass Disruption

2017.12.22 The ever-increasing digitalization of our world has meant advances in technology that […]
September 8, 2017

Only Political Dividing Line Left Roots Based Politics

2017.09.08 Because of the rise of Globalism in the late 20th century the […]
May 22, 2017

Saving Us From Us

2017.05.22 According to Al Gore if we would all pony up US$15,000,000,000,000.00 he […]