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.)

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.

Polyus grabs all of legendary Sukhoi Log gold deposit

First discovered in 1961, Sukhoi Log in eastern Russia holds 62.8 million ounces of gold.

Iron ore price jumps to 10-week high on China pollution crackdown

Beijing's shuts 120 million tonnes of low-grade steel capacity in six months providing a boost for high-quality ore exporters.

Workers vote to strike at Antofagasta, Barrick mine in Chile

Zaldívar produced more than 100,000 tonnes of copper last year.

Private capital says no to mining

Study shows Q2 2017 new private capital for natural resources investment dropped to lowest since 2011 and not a single mining fund were able to raise money.

Top 50 mining companies reshuffle as Chinese, lithium firms climb rankings

Combined worth of 50 largest mining companies grow to $768 billion during first half of 2017, but a few big names drop down rankings.

China factory surprise lifts copper price to 3-month high

Base metals enjoy one of their best trading weeks of the year – nickel jumps 3.5%, zinc at highest since March.

Iron ore price jumps to 8-week high

Physical markets, not just futures speculation behind the latest rally

Payday for investors in Mali-focused gold junior

Endeavour pays 48% premium to acquire Avnel Gold and its "shovel ready" Kalana project in Mali.

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.

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.