Frik Els

Frik has worked as a financial journalist for 15 years covering a variety of industries for several business and consumer publications including British Airways in-flight magazine, Business Insider, Investment.com, Driving.ca, YCharts and Business in Vancouver. Frik presented at the Global Mining Summit in Las Vegas, the Salt Lake City Mine Lifecycle Management conference and the Resources Investment Conference in Vancouver and has been interviewed on Korean state TV and CBC radio. (DISCLAIMER: Frik Els does not own shares or hold positions in any of the equities he writes about. Nothing written should be viewed as a solicitation to buy or sell any securities.)

Giant Peru mine blockade lifted after state of emergency

Copper price rally cools after threat to global supply from top 5 Las Bambas mine is averted.

Gold price scales $1,300, highest since Trump election

Gold bulls turn attention from North Korea to US domestic turmoil.

Iron ore joins base metals price rally

Jumps 5.6%.

Copper price surges to 32-month high as hedge funds place $20 billion bet

Copper trades just short of $3 a pound as large scale futures speculators build massive bullish position and global supply worries resurface.

Police detain central figure in mining's largest corruption scandal

Israeli diamond billionaire Beny Steinmetz, four others, in custody of Israeli police on suspicion of fraud, forgery, obstruction of justice and bribery.

Iron ore price makes fresh high above $70

Iron ore price has surged by more than 40% in less than two months as Chinese steelmakers chase high-grade imports.

Glencore turns bigger copper, zinc price bull

Swiss giant raises outlook for the rest of the year after revenues at $75 billion a year metals and minerals business jump 20% during first half.

World's largest hedge fund says buy gold as price rally nears $1,300

Ray Dalio: "Don't let traditional biases, rather than an excellent analysis, stand in the way of you doing this"

McEwen grows gold production 50% with Timmins buy

Toronto-based gold miner acquires Black Fox mining complex in northern Ontario from Primero Mining for $35m.

North Korea breathes new life into gold price, mining stocks

Safe haven buying lifts gold price 1.8% to 8-week high sparking stock market gains for top producers.

Copper price jumps to highest since 2014

Customs data show rebound in Chinese copper imports in July.

Copper price surges to 2-year high

Chinese data, tight supply light fire under copper price launching copper mining stocks higher – Freeport up 15%.

Antofagasta, Barrick avoid Chile mine strike

Zaldívar produced 102,000 tonnes of copper in 2016.

UK Serious Fraud Office launches probe into Rio Tinto over Simandou

"Suspected corruption in the conduct of business in the Republic of Guinea by the Rio Tinto group, its employees and others associated with it."

Trump slump in dollar lifts gold price to 4-week high

US dollar falls to more than 2-year low as Trump's pro-growth agenda stalls in Washington.

Toronto firm closing South African platinum mine

The Bokoni mine, a joint venture between Atlatsa and Anglo Platinum, produces around 150,000 ounces of platinum group metals per year.

US steel production falls back in June

After strong start to 2017, US steel output growth for the first six months slows to just 1.3%.

Price recovery sparks domestic Chinese copper, iron ore production boom

As steel production reaches all-time high Chinese miners pump out most iron ore since 2015 while refined copper output jumps 12% to highest in 18 months.

BHP iron ore output hits new record but copper production tanks

World number one miner's Pilbara mines produce 268m tonnes for the year, but strike at Escondida sees copper output slide 16%.

The bear case for the zinc price

JP Morgan: "We think the second-half 2017 fundamental outlook for zinc looks less supportive, easing supply constraints and questionable demand strength."

Zinc, lead prices gain on deeper deficits

New report shows lead swinging into 91,000 tonne deficit and zinc undersupply increasing by a third to 178,000 tonnes during first five months of 2017.

Copper price jumps on gangbusters China growth

Chinese economy on track for first annual growth acceleration since 2010 as industrial output surges by 7.6%.

North Korea ban lifts coking coal price

Met coal hits 2-month high Friday as Chinese imports of steelmaking coal from totalitarian state drops 75% during first half of the year.

Forecasts for uranium price all point up

Uranium improved to an 8-week high this week, but consensus forecasts are for a 35% rise over the next 12 months.

These charts will give silver price bulls hope

Despite hedge funds' bearish bets, silver price's 14-year uptrend is very much intact and investors continue to pour money into silver-backed ETFs.