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Inflation Deniers Emboldened by Gold's Struggles

The vultures are circling. Precious metals bulls, laid flat by gold and silver prices dropping for the 5th week in a row, are watching deflationists such as Harry Dent and the financial media squawk about […]

Rick Rule: A briefing on private placements

Attractive way to take advantage of a recovery in natural resources.

Gold up on Ukraine tensions, but gains pared

U.S. data showed stronger-than-expected Q2 growth.

Why short-term slowdowns are great

Better footing in the long term.

Pierre Lassonde, Franco-Nevada: "Very few get this but it's worth so much money"

Timing not always as important as it seems.

The great divide: Inequality in gold juniors means opportunity

"We’ve reached a new level of separation between the wheat and the chaff."

Who needs Russia? Ukraine will destroy itself with new gas tax

Tax promises to cripple new energy sector investment.

Six ways to profit from Russia’s geopolitical posturing

Russia is a major trading partner with the eurozone as well, supplying about 40% of the energy requirements in the area. That is why an escalation in Crimea could devastate the region, especially at a time when the economy is finally growing in the eurozone.

Imperialism Déjà Vu

Major powers are scrambling for as much of the world’s resources as they can control. Exploration and drilling intensify daily. Previously inaccessible or unprofitable areas are targeted - the days of easy access to the globe’s resources no longer exist.

What has the Bank of England done with 1,300 tonnes of gold?

Alasdair Macleod says Bank of England kept prices down with 100,000 gold bars.

Learning from LI(E)BOR

The LIBOR scandal rolls on in the UK, eagerly observed by the rest of the world.

How is Dr. Copper feeling?

Copper is sometimes referred to as "Dr. Copper," because the metal is used in so many industrial applications and is essential for many different sectors of the economy, from infrastructure to housing to consumer electronics.

Musings on the Short-Term Fundamentals of the Copper Market

I recently opined on the long-term bullish fundamentals of the copper market (Mercenary Musing, May 28, 2011).

The return of the gold standard

In my latest book, The Real Crash: America's Coming Bankruptcy - How to Save Yourself and Your Country, I devote a full chapter to the merits of the historical gold standard and reasons to reinstate it.

Think gold and stay the course

The situation in the euro-zone remains dire, however, the euro strengthened when the European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said the euro zone reaffirms its commitment to use its bailout funds to calm markets, thus weakening the dollar, for now.

Did the EU Summit affect gold?

The markets rallied last week as European leaders made progress at a two-day summit in Brussels.

Doug Casey: A Eurocrash Is baked in the cake

In an interview with Louis James, world traveler and legendary speculator Doug Casey makes a compelling case for becoming a "permanent tourist" to be best able to survive the coming economic crash.

The black hole of deflation & gold and silver – part 2

In Part I of this series we looked at the decaying state of confidence and how this is assisting in the deflationary process that is slowly, inexorably, moving forward, with limited action from central bankers and very little action at all from politicians.

The black hole of deflation

For the last few years we've watched as the Credit Crunch morphed into the Sovereign Debt crisis in Europe, which may re-cross the Atlantic to hit the U.S. Treasury market.

Why are we certain that gold producers will soar?

For the past eighteen months, gold stocks have been pummeled.

Why buy the cow?

The communist revolutions in the 20th century sought to nationalize the wealth generated by privately held industries back to the "exploited" workers on whose backs the profits were supposedly derived.America has made the rejection of this idea and its support of free market principles the centerpiece of its economic narrative.

'Mania' in Junior mining stocks predicted: Fayyaz Alimohamed

Fayyaz Alimohamed, CEO of Altair Ventures Inc. and publisher of the Acamar Journal, offers historical perspective and predictions on the global economic crisis.

Gold, a hedge against the financial predators of our society

As far as I am concerned, corrupt governments that engage in reckless spending, banks and financial institutions that defraud, lie and deceive their own customers are all financial predators.


More mayhem, debt downgrades and a bank failure in Europe finally concentrated the minds of EU politicians, something the market has been waiting a year for.

Ahead of the Herd with Northern Vertex

Today I’m speaking with Ken Berry and Dr. Bob Thompson of Northern Vertex.