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

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 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 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 […]
March 3, 2017

Leveraging The Doomsday Clock

2017.03.03 The Doomsday Clock was first used in 1947  (it started at 7 […]
January 1, 1970

How the US lost the plot on rare earths

On Wednesday morning, a rocket blasted off from Blue Origin’s West Texas facility […]
January 1, 1970

Imaginations of the Misguided

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man […]
January 1, 1970

Pentagon missile-making plan is perplexing

Barely a month after threatening to withdraw from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty […]