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,,, 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 set to top $80

Chinese futures speculation frenzy continues.

Gold price fights back – touches $1,200

But ETF investors continue to pull out – GLD has lost 65 tonnes since Trump victory.

CHART: Trump $500 billion will do very little for global mining

Even if the US president-elect's massive infrastructure build-out plan makes it through Congress intact.

Of 22 banks polled NO-ONE sees copper price rally continue

New survey of analysts calls into question post-Trump surge with consensus forecasts pointing to sharp decline by year-end and continuing weakness in 2017.

Iron ore price stabilizes after sharp drop

BHP, Fortescue have no plans to follow Rio Tinto in shutting down iron ore mines over end of year holiday period.

Fleurette responds to Global Witness Congo royalties report

Israeli financier Dan Gertler's firm disputes report outlining purchase from Congo state-owned miner of royalty streams from Glencore-owned copper mines.

Gold miners to add 10m ounces per year by 2020

But US gold mining industry will stagnate says BMI Research in new study.

Iron ore price plummets 9%

Beijing clampdown on speculation as Rio Tinto announces closure of Pilbara mine over Christmas.

Report: DRC signs over $880m royalties to president's friend

Global Witness: Royalty stream from Glencore's KCC copper-cobalt operation transferred to offshore company controlled by Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler.

AngloGold loses 74,000oz during third quarter

Safety related stoppages in South Africa take part of the blame for year-on-year fall in production at world's third largest gold miner.

Gold Reserve, Venezuela rework seizure settlement

Venezuela government given more time to come up with initial payment which has been halved to $300 million.

$2 billion pulled from top gold ETF since Trump win

Investors in world's number one physically-backed gold ETF – GLD – dumped 20.5 tonnes in two days.

Gold price drops again – $1,200 in sight

Post-election dumping of bullion shows no signs of stopping – four reasons why it should.

2 charts to make sense of gold price plunge

The post-Trump price bump turned into a rout.

Newmont pours first gold at Long Canyon in Nevada

Commercial production of 100,000–150,000 ounces per year at all-in costs below $600 starts next week.

Iron ore price leaps to $80

Trump bump for iron ore price now 17% as frenzied trading continues.

Trump slump: gold price is tumbling

Gold price falls $100 an ounce from post-election highs hitting a five-month low on Friday.

Warnings as copper price surge continues

After underperforming badly in 2016, copper is now firmly in a bull market with a 26% rise in just three weeks, jumping to a 17-month high on Friday.

Trump sends iron ore price to 2-year high

Another surge on Thursday takes iron ore to two-year high, up 11% since the US election – Cliffs stock soars 21%.

Forget gold price. The real Trump rally is in copper

Industrial metals surge as US president elect vows massive infrastructure spending – budget could top $500 billion.

Uranium price: Industry settles down to depressing reality

Uranium price is down 45% this year as stockpiles reach 1.4 billion tonnes – enough to fuel the world's reactors for eight years.

Gold price surges on Trump victory

Up more than $60 as investors seek safe haven before paring much of the gains.

Copper price: Don’t expect any 2017 fireworks

Copper market remains well-supplied.

Platinum price back above $1,000 on South Africa wage deal

Comprehensive wage agreement brings stability to South Africa platinum industry, responsible for more than 70% of world output.

Trump gold price rally evaporates

Down more than 1.5% as market prices in Clinton victory.