Rick Rule on Uranium: Early Means Wrong, Unless...
You have a 5-stock portfolio where the worst company goes 22:1

In an exclusive Q&A session for Sprott Private Wealth clients, Rick Rule shared his thoughts on the uranium market and explained why speculators shouldn't worry too much about being early.

Oversupply Won’t Dent Gold's Allure for Investors this Year
Low interest rates are likely to drive fresh investment in gold this year, potentially pushing prices above $1,400 an ounce despite a well-supplied market, according to an industry report.

Good News for Trilogy Metals, a Setback for Endeavour Silver
Trilogy Metals is one of the best speculative bets on copper with immense upside potential. The selloff for Endeavour Silver was excessive and the long-term outlook remains intact.

Strong Institutional Investment Pushes Silver Prices Higher
The silver price has started 2017 on a positive tone, rising by roughly 9 percent since the beginning of the year. The strength of silver prices is largely due to improving sentiment among institutional investors, says Michael DiRienzo, Executive Director of the Silver Institute.

Scotiabank: Digging Deep into Metals & Minerals
An overview of the current state and forecast trajectory of the major metals markets for 2017 and 2018.


2017 Forecast Survey
Analysts are Bullish Across the Board for All Four Metals
Top LBMA Forecaster Looks for Gold to Rise 8% in 2017

Contributors to the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) 2017 Forecast Survey are bullish across the board for all four metals. Analysts are forecasting that the average gold price in 2017 will be 5.3% higher than the average price in the first half of January 2017. They are slightly more bullish about the prospects for silver prices, with an increase of 7.1%, but less bullish about PGM prices. For platinum, they forecast an increase of 4.9%, but expect a more modest outlook for palladium, with a forecast increase of just 2.4%.


Mining Royalties Glencore said were for Congo Went to Israeli Billionaire
Tens of millions of dollars in royalties and signing bonuses that Glencore told an independent transparency board it had paid to Congo’s state mining company actually went to a business controlled by an Israeli billionaire.

Back from the Dead? Chinese Iron Ore Miners Plot Return as Prices Surge
Rocketing iron ore prices may prompt Chinese producers to reopen mines shuttered years ago in a sector downturn, potentially tightening the market for marginal foreign suppliers to the world’s biggest importing country.


Gold: The Only Certainty is Uncertainty

John Ing, Maison Placements Canada – In over one month into his Presidency Mr. Trump has brought the promised change. US equities and industrial commodities are riding high with daily records posted by the Dow. To be sure, Mr. Trump’s rise to power and his policies will have an impact on the global economy. Change has come, unpopular as it is. The only certainty is uncertainty. The dilemma in the longer-term is that many of Mr. Trump’s ad hoc solutions to the complex problems are actually non-solutions. The classic Trump trade, then is to buy gold.

Mr. Ing continues to like Barrick, Agnico Eagle and in the mid tier B2Gold and Eldorado. McEwen Mining is favoured for organic growth. New Gold, Goldcorp and Detour Gold face execution problems and are not favoured here.

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Jay Taylor: Turning Hard Times Into Good Times
Profiting from this Impending Stock Market Decline
Jay Taylor, miningstocks.com, interviews Kevin Duffy, Michael Oliver and Janet Lee-Sheriff. Kevin of Bearing Asset Management, a company that has been most successful in equity bear markets, will explain why he believes we are facing a major bear market and how you can turn what will be a huge negative for most portfolios into sizeable gains over the next few years. One of Duffy’s strategies is to go long gold and gold shares and one of the most exciting new gold exploration stories is that of Golden Predator. Janet will be with Jay to tell that company’s story, and the always dependable and uncannily accurate Michael Oliver will give us his latest technical readings for the T-Bond, stocks, currencies, gold and commodities in general

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Trump & Industrial Silver Demand
Most people dread dealing with taxes, so each season they procrastinate until it’s too late to reduce their bill. According to tax attorney Barbara Weltman, breaking down your tax responsibilities into bite-sized steps will help you file next year with confidence and minimal hassle.


The Silver Institute: 2017 Silver News February Report
The Silver Institute’s February 2017 edition of Silver News is posted here. Articles featured in the newsletter include:

  • Six Hundred Million Ounces of Silver to be Consumed in Photovoltaics and Ethylene Oxide Production Through 2020
  • Origami and Silver Solve Tiny Satellite’s Temperature Problem
  • 3D Printing Makes Waves In The Electronics Sector
  • Silver Helps Detect a Single Bacterium Before it Grows Into Deadly Infection
  • Silver Catalysts Shows Promise to Rid Air of Pollutants
  • VW Offers Silver-Film Windshield That Heats and Cools

Please click here for the latest edition of Silver News


U.S. Shale Oil Braces for the Unfamiliar in 2017: Inflation
U.S. shale producers are facing their first production cost increase in five years in 2017 as industry activity picks up and energy service providers hike fees to take a bigger share of the profits generated by higher oil prices.

Have The Majors Given Up On Canada’s Oil Sands?
Canada’s oil sands are incredibly expensive, some of the costliest sources of oil in the world. Unlike conventional oil drilling, or even drilling in shale, producing from oil sands is more like open-pit mining in many cases. In short, Canadian oil sands is struggling to remain competitive in a marketplace that has changed dramatically from three years ago.

Rising U.S. Shale to Rein in Oil Below $60 Despite OPEC Cuts
Oil may struggle to rise beyond about $60 a barrel by the end of 2017, even if OPEC extends its supply cuts and global demand continues to improve, as U.S. shale production ramps up.

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Trump Will Make Gold Great Again – John Ing, CEO, Maison Placements Canada: While the adoption of a gold standard is unthinkable, so was Mr. Trump’s election. While we would not bet on a gold standard returning soon, America’s deficits will not disappear unless they renege or debase the dollar further. If not, America will continue to print money, either for Trumponomics or to stave off default. The fear of widespread currency debasement and the consequential inflation could create the condition for another gold bull run. Mr. Ing remains bullish on gold and expects to see $2,200 an ounce within 18 months. Commentary on Agnico Eagle, B2Gold, Eldorado, Goldcorp, McEwen Mining, Newmont, and Yamana Gold.

Reasons Why Precious Metals Prices May Rise Sharply in 2017 – Patrick Heller, Liberty’s Outlook, lists factors that could trigger surging gold and silver prices in the year ahead. Recommends stocking up on precious metals, especially silver.

Making Gold Great Again: All Eyes on White House – Will the Trump Presidency be positive for gold, or not? On balance it could well be as Trump is a known believer in the place of gold in the global monetary system. Indeed he has been reported as advocating a return to some form of gold standard, although Lawrie Williams suspect that might be a move too far. Metals Focus believes all the precious metals are likely to see gains in the year ahead.

World Bank: Sees Weakness in Precious Metals – The World Bank forecasts precious metals to fall 7% in 2017. Gold prices are projected to fall 8% to an average of $1,150. Silver to drop 4% to average the year at $16.50. Platinum prices to rise marginally to $1,000/oz. Base metals are projected to increase by 11% in 2017.

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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.


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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