Precious Metals Mines Archive

  • Yesterday we discussed miners a little, and one of the considerations being put forth by analysts. A valid concern was the political mess we see some of the miners exposed to. This is complicated even further by management that may be short-sighted or simply made decisions that appeared good at the time, but circumstances changed. Today we’ll take a closer...

    South African Gold Mines Threaten Gold Supplies

    Yesterday we discussed miners a little, and one of the considerations being put forth by analysts. A valid concern was the political mess we see some of the miners exposed to. This is complicated even further by management that may be short-sighted or simply made decisions that appeared good at the time, but circumstances changed. Today we’ll take a closer...

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  • In recent months many analysts have pointed to a movement in mining stocks that seems out of sync with the underlying metals’ movements. For example, take a look at the chart here, representing a pool of mining stocks, compared to gold. The main reason many analysts see great opportunity in miners becomes quite obvious in this five year chart. As you can...

    Many Expecting Miners to Continue to Lag Metals

    In recent months many analysts have pointed to a movement in mining stocks that seems out of sync with the underlying metals’ movements. For example, take a look at the chart here, representing a pool of mining stocks, compared to gold. The main reason many analysts see great opportunity in miners becomes quite obvious in this five year chart. As you can...

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  • As workers in platinum rich South Africa continue to strike, the white gold exports have dwindled dramatically. At first it seemed that these disputes would dry up first, but negotiations have repeatedly stalled. The result is the largest shortfall in the past decade in both palladium and platinum. ETF Trends reports, “Labor disputes in South Africa and production cuts and...

    Platinum & Palladium are Precious Too

    As workers in platinum rich South Africa continue to strike, the white gold exports have dwindled dramatically. At first it seemed that these disputes would dry up first, but negotiations have repeatedly stalled. The result is the largest shortfall in the past decade in both palladium and platinum. ETF Trends reports, “Labor disputes in South Africa and production cuts and...

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  • As we enter the weekend, we’re seeing metals weaken into the weekend. This is actually rather exciting, even though it’s causing our positions to drop against the dollar. As I mentioned the other day, Novembers are historically good for metals. With us pressing recent lows, it’s likely that this is setting up a great buying opportunity going into the holidays....

    Metals and Miners Poising For Post-Election Rally?

    As we enter the weekend, we’re seeing metals weaken into the weekend. This is actually rather exciting, even though it’s causing our positions to drop against the dollar. As I mentioned the other day, Novembers are historically good for metals. With us pressing recent lows, it’s likely that this is setting up a great buying opportunity going into the holidays....

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  • Your Window to Buy Gold Below $1,700 Is Closing By Jeff Clark, Casey Research Even the hardiest investors have been lamenting that gold prices have been stuck in a rut for a long time. Others with less experience have watched the market waiting for something to happen…. And as always, many bailed out of the market entirely, licking their wounds. But...

    Will Gold Reach New Highs in 2012?

    Your Window to Buy Gold Below $1,700 Is Closing By Jeff Clark, Casey Research Even the hardiest investors have been lamenting that gold prices have been stuck in a rut for a long time. Others with less experience have watched the market waiting for something to happen…. And as always, many bailed out of the market entirely, licking their wounds. But...

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  • In a word, nothing. Yesterday we discussed what would happen today, and it happened. Sure, things get messy as the announcement is made. People anticipate something and expect something so invest with the idea that something will happen. And, of course, as soon as the words leave his lips, something happens. Check out this chart on the S&P 500. It’s...

    So, what did Ben’s Announcement Accomplish?

    In a word, nothing. Yesterday we discussed what would happen today, and it happened. Sure, things get messy as the announcement is made. People anticipate something and expect something so invest with the idea that something will happen. And, of course, as soon as the words leave his lips, something happens. Check out this chart on the S&P 500. It’s...

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  • Interview with Jim Puplava, by Jeff Clark, Casey Research The CEO of Financial Sense News Hour, Jim is a man you should listen to carefully if gold factors in your portfolio or if you are thinking about adding gold anytime soon. In this interview, Jim talks about how the dollar affects gold prices. He discusses whether we are moving into a...

    Gold, Inflation, Deflation; How to Know and What to Expect

    Interview with Jim Puplava, by Jeff Clark, Casey Research The CEO of Financial Sense News Hour, Jim is a man you should listen to carefully if gold factors in your portfolio or if you are thinking about adding gold anytime soon. In this interview, Jim talks about how the dollar affects gold prices. He discusses whether we are moving into a...

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  • By Jeff Clark, Casey Research Europe owns a sizable chunk of the world’s natural resources. Over the past few decades, however, EU countries have mostly imported their resources. Outlandish? Maybe. But it was simply easier, cheaper, and most importantly it avoided most environmental conflicts. Getting through government regulation and facing off eco-friendly groups is a time-consuming and outrageously expensive business…...

    Profiting from Europe’s New Gold Rush

    By Jeff Clark, Casey Research Europe owns a sizable chunk of the world’s natural resources. Over the past few decades, however, EU countries have mostly imported their resources. Outlandish? Maybe. But it was simply easier, cheaper, and most importantly it avoided most environmental conflicts. Getting through government regulation and facing off eco-friendly groups is a time-consuming and outrageously expensive business…...

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  • By Jeff Clark, Casey Research Inflation is a natural consequence of loose government monetary policy. If those policies get too loose, hyperinflation can occur. As gold investors, we’d like to know if the precious metals would keep pace in this extreme scenario. Hyperinflation is an extremely rapid period of inflation, but when does inflation (which can be manageable) cross the...

    How Does Gold Fare During Hyperinflationary Periods?

    By Jeff Clark, Casey Research Inflation is a natural consequence of loose government monetary policy. If those policies get too loose, hyperinflation can occur. As gold investors, we’d like to know if the precious metals would keep pace in this extreme scenario. Hyperinflation is an extremely rapid period of inflation, but when does inflation (which can be manageable) cross the...

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  • By Jeff Clark, Casey Research It may feel like I’m out of touch with the precious metals markets to broach the subject of a mania today, but I think the table is being set now for a huge move into gold and silver. There are, however, very valid reasons to reasonably expect a mania in our sector. For one thing,...

    Is the Table Set for a Mania in Precious Metals?

    By Jeff Clark, Casey Research It may feel like I’m out of touch with the precious metals markets to broach the subject of a mania today, but I think the table is being set now for a huge move into gold and silver. There are, however, very valid reasons to reasonably expect a mania in our sector. For one thing,...

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  • Who can you trust? What can you trust? These questions seem more relevant than ever before. At one time, nobody would think of investing in something they didn’t thoroughly understand. Those with the ability to invest would only do so based on experience and/or expertise. If they didn’t have the knowledge then they’d either gain it or stay away from...

    Do You Know Your Investments?

    Who can you trust? What can you trust? These questions seem more relevant than ever before. At one time, nobody would think of investing in something they didn’t thoroughly understand. Those with the ability to invest would only do so based on experience and/or expertise. If they didn’t have the knowledge then they’d either gain it or stay away from...

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