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Westmoreland Coal Company(NASDAQ:WLB) Receives Imminent Danger Order By The Mine Safety and Health Administration

January 21st, 2015

dangerOn January 13, 2015, Westmoreland Kemmerer, Inc., a subsidiary of Westmoreland Coal Company, received an imminent danger order issued by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (“MSHA”) under section 107(a) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 at its Read more…

Commodities, Mining

The New Normal for Oil?

January 14th, 2015

Oil leackingMarin Katusa:  You may have come across the word “contango” in an oil-related news report or article recently and wondered, “What’s contango?”

It isn’t the Chinese version of the tango. Read more…

Commodities, Crude Oil, Investing, Stocks, Uncategorized

Chart Points To Massive Slow Down: “This Is The Biggest Collapse In The ‘Trade’ Indicator Since Records Began”

December 21st, 2014

down arrowMac Salvo:  Prior to the crash of 2008 global trade was rocking. It was a boon for shipping companies around the world who are responsible for moving raw materials, commodities and consumer products from one country to another. Wall Street, of course, had devised a way to track all of this movement and often pointed to the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) as the primary indicator for health in the global trade business. Read more…

Commodities, Economy, Today's Top News, World News

17 Reasons Why I Trust Silver

December 17th, 2014

SilverGary Christenson:  War and Inflation – 3 reasons:

  • From Ernest Hemingway: “The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war.  Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin.  But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.”  This was true before WWII and is just as true now.

Commodities, Currency, Economy, Gold, Government, Inflation/Deflation, Military and Police, Politics, Precious Metals, Russia, Silver, Today's Top News

VSA Capital’s Paul Renken: Always Seek The ‘Sizzle’ In Mining Equities

December 17th, 2014

mining 2Brian Sylvester:  It’s time to be bold, says Paul Renken, senior geologist and analyst with London-based VSA Capital. He seeks the “sizzle,” or the narrative, in mining equities because the sizzle moves the story. But Renken remains selective and likes to see a significant discovery or acquisition that provides a clear path to Read more…

Commodities, Gold, Mining, Today's Top News

The Next Polar Vortex And An End To California’s Drought

December 16th, 2014

water droughtChris Orr:  Everyone in the northern half of the United States is wondering what the winter is going to look like — from companies preparing for the impact of colder weather, to individuals preparing to store enough natural gas to heat their homes. Read more…

Commodities, Economy, News Of The Weird

With Commodities Prices Crashing Across The Board, Are We In For An Even Bigger Economic Collapse?

December 10th, 2014

down arrowMichael Snyder:  It isn’t just the price of oil that is collapsing.  The last time commodity prices were this low was during the immediate aftermath of the last financial crisis.  The Bloomberg Commodity Index fell to 110.4571 on Monday – the lowest that it has been since April 2009.  Just like junk bonds, industrial commodities are a very reliable leading indicator.  In other words, prices for industrial commodities usually start to Read more…

Commodities, Economy, Today's Top News

Robert Baylis: Low Capital And Operating Costs Act As The Honey In The Tungsten Investment Space

December 9th, 2014

TungstenBrian Sylvester:  Finding the right combination of factors for an investable tungsten operation is no easy matter, says Robert Baylis, managing director of London-based Roskill. Much of the tungsten space is held privately, but some publicly traded equities offer leverage to future demand growth. Read more…

Commodities, Today's Top News

A Look At The Activity In The S&P GS Commodity Index And Crude Oil

December 5th, 2014

Stock Chart 1Ed Carlson:  S&P GS Commodity index    

After waiting all year for the expected year-end low in commodities, SPSGCI should finally be there (although it probably doesn’t feel that way for oil bulls).  Last month’s low at 510 shows up as a possible low in Read more…

Commodities, Crude Oil

Metals Collapse Overnight, Rebound Sharply

December 1st, 2014

bearish-sentimentClint Siegner:  OPEC ministers met last week in Vienna and decided not to reduce oil production to combat falling prices. Crude oil prices fell sharply, and precious metals spot prices followed them downward. Silver lost more than $1/oz for the week and then spiked dramatically lower last night, only to rally sharply higher this morning. Same story with gold. Read more…

Commodities, Crude Oil, Gold, Silver, Today's Top News

Roger Lemaitre Of UEX: Uranium And Exploration Excellence

November 17th, 2014

uexlogoThe Energy Report:  After losing half of its value, the spot price of uranium has in recent weeks risen from less than $30 per pound to $42 per pound. Roger Lemaitre, President and CEO of UEX Corp., is pleased but not surprised, as a supply shortage looms, and sanctions against Russia are spooking utilities. In this interview with The Energy Report, Lemaitre explains how its substantial resources in Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin have primed UEX to move forward when uranium prices rise to meet demand. Read more…

Commodities, Mining

Rare Earth Elements (REE) Independence Needs Innovation

November 17th, 2014

Coal quarry engineerJT Long:  China’s geology, cost structure and disregard for environmental degradation have led to rare earth world domination. But the landscape is changing. In this interview with The Mining Report, industry expert Jack Lifton shares Read more…

Commodities, World News

Interview With Frank Holmes: Talking Gold And Other Commodities

November 13th, 2014

InvestingJT Long:  Frank Holmes’ advice to investors? Chill. In his interview with The Gold Report, the veteran commodities investor shared some strategies that help him “sit back and stay balanced,” namely by diversifying and following the money. Find out about the indicators Holmes watches Read more…

Commodities, Gold, Investing Guide, Silver

Major Uptrend For Gold And Silver In Long Term Charts

November 11th, 2014

Price Increase soar upJeb Handwerger:  Over three years ago on April 28, 2011 at a time when investors were piling with two fists into gold and silver etf’s Read more…

Commodities, ETF, Gold, Silver

Commodities, Metals And The Junior Miners Are Hitting Multi Year Lows

November 7th, 2014

Precious-Metals-Market1Jeb Handwerger:  The commodity equities are selling off as The Fed halts QE3.  However, we are reaching oversold levels and support areas where short covering could soon begin. Read more…

Commodities, Gold, Precious Metals

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