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.)

Iron ore price soars

China bulls kick iron ore price 6.5% higher.

Iron ore price: BHP starts work on $3.2 billion mine

South Flank will replace lost production from 80mtpa Yandi operation reaching end of its life.

Muppet drops gold price to 6-week low

Gold market takes 60-second 1.8 million ounce off-load on the chin.

Miners punished as iron ore price resumes decline

New Citigroup report predicts low $40s by end of the year, early 2018.

Coking coal price slides to 8-month low

Cyclone Debbie forcing Asian steelmakers to diversify supply – Mozambique could be big beneficiary.

SLIDESHOW: The iron ore price wars 2002–2017

Iron ore's transformation from a relic of the industrial age to the driving force behind a commodity supercycle that reshaped the global economy.

Copper price jumps on Chinese imports surprise

Chinese demand for refined copper up 30% in May while falling concentrate imports point to tight supply.

Gold price breaks 6-year downtrend

Gold price has been in a bear grip since hitting all-time record in 2011.

Mining stocks jump as gold price targets $1,300

Investors pile into stocks of top gold producers as safe haven buying lifts gold price to 7-month high.

CHART: Commodity prices slump to 50-year low against US stocks

S&P500 most expensive compared to commodities since late 1960s despite last year's rally in metals and mineral prices.

66-year chart of beer vs gold price may lead to (heavy) drinking

New report says don't wait 'til Octoberfest to pour money into gold market.

The iron ore price also rises

Up 2% on Friday as traders weigh impact of outage at BHP's largest iron ore mine in West Australia.

Gold price jumps after weak US payrolls

Near six week high above $1,280 an ounce.

Fire halts production at BHP's largest iron ore mine

43m tonnes per year Mount Whaleback mine in the Pilbara produces the world's number three iron ore miner's highest grade ore.

BHP finally lifts Escondida force majeure

43-day strike at world's largest copper mine cost BHP around $1 billion in lost revenue.

'Strong hand' may be pushing palladium price higher

Back within shouting distance of 2-year highs amid talk of market "squeeze".

CHART: Hedge fund commodity bulls misread the market

Smart money's bullish bets on commodity futures and options slashed 64% from record high hit just three months ago.

'Full speed ahead' for Lundin's Ecuador gold project after financing deal

Orion and Blackstone pay up to $450 million for prepaid and streamed gold and silver from Vancouver company's Fruta del Norte project in South America.

Influential emerging market investor is iron ore price bull

Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, sees disconnect between industry fundamentals and price swings.

World's top 20 silver mining companies

Switzerland's Glencore jumps to number 2 on ranking of top silver miners by output.

Silver price: Hedge funds and retail investors part ways

Large scale futures speculators cut bullish bets on a rising silver price to a 16-month low while silver ETF investors gorge on metal at bargain prices.

Iron ore price drops to 7-month low

Chinese stockpiles at new record high and sovereign debt downgrade worry investors.

CEO sees little chance of Samarco restart in 2017

30m tonnes per year operation jointly owned by BHP and Vale shuttered since November 2015 following dam burst.

Blow to iron ore price as Chinese steelmakers opt for scrap

Chinese furnaces make the most of slump in domestic prices to double scrap charge rates which could displace as much as 70 million tonnes of iron ore.

These 4 charts will turn you into a (raging) zinc price bull

Contract treatment charges – an indicator market tightness – fall by most on record while inventories drop to levels last seen in 2008.