Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd

Richard Mills invests in the junior resource/biotech sector and is owner and host of www.aheadoftheherd.com

Nickel mining like its 1864

Nickel is present in over 3000 different alloys that are used in over 300,000 products for consumer, industrial, military, transport/aerospace, marine and architectural applications.

Global copper production under stress

Copper mining has become an especially capital intensive industry - the average capital intensity for a new copper mine in 2000 was between US$4,000 - 5,000 to build the capacity to produce a tonne of copper.

Chasing the rainbow

Prospectors are today still scouring the bush, in remote, and not so remote places – chasing the rainbow and its pot of gold - looking for the next discovery. Alaska, Yukon and British Columbia are still vast and under explored places.

US Uranium Market

Under the terms of the 1993 government-to-government nuclear non-proliferation agreement (Megatons to Megawatts program), the United States and Russia agreed to commercially implement a 20 year program to convert 500 metric tons of HEU (uranium 235 enriched to 90 percent) taken from Soviet era warheads, into LEU, low enriched uranium (less than 5 percent uranium 235).

Copper shenanigans from Beijing

Fact - China is the world’s largest user of copper.

Copper shenanigans from Beijing

Fact - China is the world’s largest user of copper.

What does gold have going for it?

Gold no longer has a legal role in the world’s monetary system, but because of a collapse of faith in sovereign obligations and lack of trust in governments and financial institutions, gold is going to quickly become a core banking asset.

Yeah, we got bankers

In July of 2011, I was one of the first to bring to your attention to the incredible fact that the US Federal Reserve had secretly given away $16 TRILLION dollars

A nation’s report card

Let’s ask ourselves two simple questions

US power supply will be impacted by water shortages

Electricity enables our modern life style - the degree of dependency we have built into our lives in regards to “power on demand” has raised expectations that plentiful electricity will be available to us 24/7.

The “fear” trade

Risk assets are obviously back in favor with investors - possible action by the European Central Bank (ECB) and the US Federal Reserve (Fed) could offer an explanation why.

Climate change affects food production

The Earth's climate has been continuously changing throughout its history. From ice covering large amounts of the globe to interglacial periods where there was ice only at the poles - our climate and biosphere has been in flux for millennia.

A food report

Because of the worst drought since 1988 the U.S. Department of Agriculture declared a federal disaster area in almost one-third of all the counties in the United States - the largest disaster declaration ever made by the USDA.

The gilded age of bankers

Between 1865 and 1898 the US economy grew at the fastest rate in its history, yet in 1880 11 million of the nation's 12 million families earned less than $1200 per year – well below the poverty line.

The ancient metal of Kings

Gold’s price has risen because of the abuse and mismanagement of our monetary and currency systems - throughout history, gold has always shone the brightest when trust breaks down, confidence falls and fear climbs.

Our financial predicament explained

Helga, the proprietor of a bar, realizes that virtually all of her customers can no longer afford to patronize her bar. To solve this problem, she comes up with a new marketing plan that allows her customers to drink now, pay later.

Six percent can draw gold from the moon

Following many years of net annual sales in the 400 to 500 tonne range, central banks, underweighted in gold and overweight in dollars and euro’s, became net buyers of gold.

Sweat of the sun a gift from the magi

A lesson on gold: history, terminology and implications.

Ignorance is a temporary condition

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

Niogold Mining Corp.

McWatters Mines acquired two major assets in the Val-d’Or/Malartic area from Placer Dome - the Sigma Mine and the Kiena Mine Complex.

Sprout-less gold Tier 1 capital?

Institutional investors tend to prefer investments that are thought to contain the potential for growth; growth = sprouts.

An argument for a contrarian investment

While it might not look like it now, the most investable trend over the next 20 years is going to be in the resource sector, the renewable and non-renewable resources, the minerals, ores, fossil fuels and biomass a wealthier and growing global population is increasingly demanding from finite supplies and already strained production capabilities.

Money slow down

Many have called for very high levels of inflation possibly leading to hyperinflation.

Money slow down

Many have called for very high levels of inflation possibly leading to hyperinflation.

A return to real money

On the night of November 22, 1910 a delegation of the nation’s leading financiers, led by Senator Nelson Aldrich, left New Jersey for a very secret ten day meeting on Jekyll Island, Georgia.