Recent Articles

The bottom is falling out of the iron ore price

Posted on January 26, 2015

Down 4% to fresh five-and-half year low.

Money still pouring into gold ETFs

Posted on January 26, 2015

50 tonnes in two weeks, best performance since 2012.

45-year chart shows dollar bull run just getting started

Posted on January 26, 2015

US currency is overbought short term, but relative performance chart going back to 1970 shows rally has long-term legs.

Facebook twins want gold bugs to buy their bitcoin ETF

Posted on January 26, 2015

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, famous for suing Facebook's founder over ownership of social site, says bitcoin is more durable and portable than gold.

Hedge funds raise bullish gold bets to 2-year high

Posted on January 26, 2015

According to futures trading data hedge funds have amassed the largest bullish position since December 2012 when gold was trading above $1,700 an ounce.

Mining stocks fall as copper, iron ore price reach new lows

Posted on January 24, 2015

Heavy selling across the board as commodities reach fresh multi-year lows, forecasts are slashed and weakness returns to precious metals.

World Bank: Commodities falling like it's 1985

Posted on January 23, 2015

Organization predicts a rare occurrence in 2015: a decline in all nine commodity indices with industrial metals falling another 5%; precious metals down 3%.

GRAPH: Gold price vs bond buys shows limits of QE

Posted on January 22, 2015

Don't expect Europe's QE bazooka to lift gold prices much says new report.

Draghi trillions drag gold price past $1,300

Posted on January 22, 2015

European central bank's historic $1.3 billion stimulus package convulses markets and trigger new wave of safe haven buying of gold.

Meet the new gold – your deflation hedge

Posted on January 21, 2015

Chart of gold option trading reveals what the Swiss bombshell did for bullion.

Fortuna Silver slumps 9% despite impressive drilling in Mexico

Posted on January 21, 2015

Analyst downgrade sinks shares of Vancouver-based owner of fast-expanding polymetallic mines in Peru and Mexico.

Eldorado Gold down 18% on awful outlook

Posted on January 21, 2015

Vancouver gold miner forecasts minimum 80,000oz dip in output this year even as costs at mines in Greece, Turkey and China surge as much as 28%.

Swiss franc farce may be gold price tipping point

Posted on January 21, 2015

Past policies of the Swiss National Bank towards gold backfired badly. But last week's fiat money fiasco could be the real game changer.

BHP breaks production records, but copper output drops

Posted on January 21, 2015

World number one miner BHP Billiton achieved record production for eight operations and five commodities over the last six months.

Shares in first California Mother Lode mine in 55 years soar 180%

Posted on January 20, 2015

TSX-Venture junior Sutter Gold Mining cannot explain the sudden surge in more than 10-times usual trading volumes.

Gold price goes for $1,300

Posted on January 20, 2015

Six-month high on safe haven buying as European worries roil markets.

Most money pumped into gold ETFs since October 2012

Posted on January 19, 2015

Spooked by Swiss bombshell investors snap up more than 23 tonnes in just two days.

Turquoise Hill output at higher end of target

Posted on January 19, 2015

Higher grades boost fourth quarter production despite concentrator fire at Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia.

Swiss currency shocker 'dwarfs' end of gold standard

Posted on January 16, 2015

In a stark report, world's top money manager PIMCO warns "a lot can go wrong when central banks exit unconventional monetary policies".

Iron ore price: Closing marginal producers not enough

Posted on January 16, 2015

Next round of displacements will come from mines "that just 18 months ago could have been making $50/mt or more in cash margin" says new report.

Monster rally for gold stocks

Posted on January 15, 2015

Heavyweights Goldcorp, Barrick enjoy double digit gains after Swiss-inspired gold price rally.

Green light for gravel mine near Roosevelt cabin

Posted on January 15, 2015

Gravel pit won't significantly impact "viewshed and soundscape" from the cabin on the 26th president of the USA's North Dakota's badlands ranch.

Swiss shocker lights fire under gold price

Posted on January 15, 2015

Swiss central bank currency move sends shockwaves through financial markets and gold price to a more than 4-month high in heavy volume.

Top 10 copper mines plunge $134 billion in value

Posted on January 15, 2015

Over just two days the copper price rout has slashed $134 billion off the value of the reserves of the world's largest producers.

True Gold down 25% after Burkina Faso protests, damage

Posted on January 14, 2015

Vancouver junior is assessing damage at its Karma project in West Africa after demonstrations suspend operations.

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