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Technical Analysis Q3 Commodity Outlook
Precious and copper may extend gains while energy, grains and palm oil may suffer from further losses in the third quarter. Softs remain mixed, with sugar and coffee riding on steady uptrend and cocoa on downtrend. The dollar index could have completed a consolidation from March 2015 and resumed its long-term uptrend, says Wang Tao, Reuters market analyst for commodity and energy technicals. Tao gives his technical analysis for Q3 2016 for U.S. Oil, Brent Oil, Spot Gold, Spot Silver, LME Copper, NY Coffee, CRB Index and the Dollar Index.

Gold: Plan B
Eight years after our near meltdown in 2008, trust in our politicians, central banks and the intelligentsia have eroded, in part due to the failed promises and solutions which, beside pushing up asset prices has resulted in the an anemic economic recovery despite rounds and rounds of monetary stimulus and the lowest rates in 5,000 years. Consequently, voter frustration, disillusionment and anger has led to a rise in populism and radical political solutions, such as Brexit. As such investors are more concerned about the return of their money, rather than the return. Investors beware, better to come up with a Plan B. Gold is everyone's Plan B.

Rare Earth Metals Pay the Price of Previous Excess
Rare earths supply has still not recovered from the excesses of 2009-2011. The common assumption is that rare earths are irreplaceable in many of their uses. Not so apparently. Now Honda and Daldo have just delivered a tail-wind demand shock.

Did Oil Kill the Dinosaurs?
What killed the dinosaurs? It's a question as old as – well the dinosaurs themselves, and one that everyone from school children to scientists have been asking for decades. Now according to a new scientific study, it seems that black gold may have been the source of the dinos' demise.

Investment Newsletter Digest
The nation's leading commodity newsletters and analysts give their advice on Coffee, Spectra Energy, Eggs, Gold Miners, Commodity Complex, "Buy" advice for DBA, DBC and GLD.

Jay Taylor: Turning Hard Times Into Good Times
Trumped! A Nation On The Brink Of Ruin and How to Bring It Back
Jay Taylor, miningstocks.com, interviews David Stockman and Michael Oliver. James Anderson visits for the first time. Parasites who inhabit Wall St. and Washington and dominate the air waves are destroying what's left of free market capitalism by disallowing price discovery of capital by suppression of interest rates. A massive redistribution of wealth from those who produce it – the miners, manufacturers, farmers and inventors who live in "fly-over" country – are mad as hell and they aren't going to take it anymore. Enter Donald Trump to the rescue. But does the Donald have the answers that can restore wealth creation through free market capitalism? David will address that question and more, drawing from a treasure trove of knowledge and insights illuminated in his most recent book. James will tell of NuLegacy's evolving Carlin-style gold deposit in Nevada and Michael will provide his usual prescient insights into the equity and bond and precious metals markets.

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U.S. Winter Forecast: Frequent Snow to Blast Northeast;
Freeze May Damage Citrus Crop in Central Florida

AccuWeather reports it will feel like an extended winter for those living from the northern Plains to the eastern U.S., as cold and snowy conditions stretch into spring 2017. Meanwhile, drier and milder weather will focus on the majority of the southern half of the nation. The Southeast may mark the exception as a chilly January threatens to damage the region's citrus crop.

GOLD: Higher Prices Ahead
Beginning of the Second Leg of Gold's Bull Market

John Ing, President, Maison Placements Canada Inc., believes gold will continue to rise as long as the budget is in deficit, rates remain negative and Americans political scene remains dysfunctional. He believes gold will reach $2,200 per once within 18 months. Comments on Agnico-Eagles Mines, Barrick Gold, B2Gold, Centerra Gold, Detour Gold, Eldorado Gold, Goldcorp, IAMGold, Kinross, New Gold, and Yamana Gold. Read More

Will China Report Much Higher

Gold Reserves Before October 1?

An important development that could push gold and silver prices much higher in the shorter term will be the fallout of the Chinese Yuan currency being added as a component of the International Monetary Fund's Special Drawing Rights on October 1.  Read More

U.S. Election: Status Quo vs. Who Knows?
With the U.S. election fast approaching Credit Suisse sums up what the future might hold for investors under either a President Hillary Clinton or a President Donald Trump

Further Upside Likely for Precious Metals Prices in 2017
Key findings of the annual report Precious Metals Investment Focus 2016/17 published by Metals Focus an independent precious metals research house. A key finding: "of the four precious metals, palladium still enjoys the best supply/demand fundamentals, which eventually should exert some upward pressure on the price."

Zinc: Is the Rally Fading?
Zinc has been investors' favourite base metal this year – with gains of 43 percent to date – following the closure and suspension of several key mines. However, zinc prices may be due for a pull back, on falling demand for steel in China and investor pressure on Glencore, the world's largest zinc processor, to raise output. To read this Special Report on Zinc by Thomson Reuters, click here

Goldman Cuts Q4 Crude Oil Forecast by $7 on Supply Glut
Goldman Sachs recently slashed its fourth quarter 2016 oil price forecast by $7 per barrel, citing a mounting crude surplus that could outweigh any short-term price support from a potential deal among top producers to limit output.

OPEC Agrees Modest Oil Output Curbs in First Deal Since 2008
OPEC recently agreed on modest oil output cuts in the first such deal since 2008, with the group's leader Saudi Arabia softening its stance on arch-rival Iran amid mounting pressure from low oil prices.

Resource Investor Featured Company:
Fairmont Resources Acquiring Major Dimension Stone Producer in Spain; Consolidates Historic Quartzite Resource at Baie-Comeau in Quebec
Fairmont Resources Inc. is a rapidly growing industrial mineral and dimensional stone company in the midst of acquiring a major dimension stone producer in Spain. The assets of Granitos de Badajoz (Grabasa) in Spain includes 23 quarries, premium quality dimension stone mine licenses, and a 42,000 square meter granite finishing facility for cutting and polishing. The company has annual production capacity of over 250,000 square meters and has produced finished granite installed in buildings across Europe. These mine licenses and processing facility will make Fairmont one of the largest granite producers in Europe...READ MORE

Resource Investor Featured Company:
Puma Exploration IDs Large Geophysical Anomalies at Turgeon VMS Project in New Brunswick
Puma Exploration (PUM-TSXV) recently announced the results of a recent ground geophysical survey carried out on the Turgeon Cu-Zn VMS project in northern New Brunswick. The 2015 ground geophysical OreVision IP survey, carried out by Abitibi Geophysics of Val d'Or, was oriented in a northwest-southeast direction perpendicular to the favourable fertile mafic volcanic horizon hosting the known mineralized deposits at Turgeon ..READ MORE

Resource Investor Featured Company:

Torex Gold Building First Gold Mine,
Defining Its Second... and Looking for More

Torex is a growth-oriented, Canadian-based resource company engaged in the exploration and development of its 100% owned Morelos Gold Property, an area of 29,000 hectares in the highly prospective Guerrero Gold Belt located 180 kilometers southwest of Mexico City...READ MORE

What to Ask Before Investing in Natural Resource Stocks
Rick Rule, Chairman of Sprott Global Resource Investments Ltd., says that the 'management interview' is critical before investing in any junior resource company. Here are the questions to ask before investing.

Brent Cook Reveals His Rules and Guidelines for Evaluating Junior Exploration Projects and Companies
Independent exploration analyst, Brent Cook and a number of his accomplished friends have compiled a list of "must read" rules and guidelines for evaluating junior exploration projects and companies.

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