InvestorIntelReport: Greece Exists, Stage Left, from its Own Drama

“It’s all Greek to me” is an old expression representing bafflement and clearly the markets and commentators knew the feeling with the various interpretations of the Greek “votequake” at the weekend. I feel less baffled as it appears to be a prelude I have long expected to the almost inevitable departure of the country, stage left, in this Greek tragic…

Energy Metal Expert Chris Berry joins the InvestorIntel Editorial Team

January 28, 2015 – InvestorIntel, the source of critical market news and commentary, is pleased to announce the addition of Sr. Editor Chris Berry to the editorial team. Chris Berry, co-editor of the Disruptive Discoveries Journal and founder of House Mountain Partners, LLC; will effectively direct energy metals coverage and trends. InvestorIntel Publisher Tracy Weslosky comments: “We are delighted to…

Berry’s Big 7: Questions to ask Energy Metals companies during earnings season

Investors in the small cap mining sector are well aware of the “end game” for the junior mining plays - either a take out by a larger company or the mythical “get into production” (which few achieve successfully). Significant structural barriers including strong deflationary headwinds and traditional cyclical issues have altered this line of thinking. I think this mandates that…

Miraculins on the $90mm value non-invasive diabetes test deal and pioneering diagnostic testing

January 27, 2015 — Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Christopher Moreau, President, CEO & Director for Miraculins Inc. (TSXV: MOM) about the Scout technology, a non-invasive diabetes test and their recent $90mm value deal with a Chinese pharmaceutical company. They also discuss the significant milestones for 2014 and looking ahead as Miraculins focuses on diagnostic tests…

The European Holy Grail for Rare Earths: Tasman Metals

Tasman Metals Ltd. (TSXV: TSM | NYSE MKT: TAS) is a Canadian company for jurisdictional and thereby regulatory purposes that just announced their Pre-Feasibility Study for the Norra Karr heavy rare earth element project in Sweden. Its rare earths’ deposit under development is in Sweden and the CAPEX now and OPEX in the future will therefore be payable in Swedish Crowns.…

Dr. Duchesne responds to media frenzy on fish sperm for rare earths

Note from the Publisher: Dr. Luc Duchesne was asked to respond to the wide ranging coverage this month from Newsweek to the Smithsonian Magazine that claim fish sperm may hold the secret to both the recycling and extraction of rare earths. Fish sperm to extract rare earth elements: first come first serve for flowsheet integration In December 2004 a group of Japanese scientists demonstrated…

Lifton on Molycorp rumors and ‘zombie’ investors

Molycorp, a symbol of the great awakening of Rare Earths in the American domestic market, has now run into a perfect storm of “bad stuff” that threatens to potentially blast the cause of Rare Earths production back by a decade rather than expedite Western independence from Chinese dominance. In retrospect we can say that the very foreseeable consequence of globalization of Western…

Mosaic setting bullish tone for potash in 2015

Mosaic (NYSE: MOS) is expected to announce significantly higher profit (the presentation will be on February 11), for the fourth quarter than expected thanks to thriving sales of phosphate products. Mosaic’s results suggest that the potash majors can experience a bullish start to 2015. Mosaic’s performance confirms a bullish trend in mineral fertilizers already noted at the end of 2014…

Gold rallies thanks to tailwind from Swiss Central Bank

InvestorIntelReport: Last year on November 30th, Switzerland held a referendum that could have, for all practical purposes, restored something akin to the gold standard, potentially allowing for gold prices to soar. The referendum did not pass; however, last week, the Swiss government played another wild card, suddenly deciding to de-peg the value of the Swiss Franc (CHF) from the Euro.…

Berry’s 2015 forecast calls for lithium and cobalt to have a very good year

January 16, 2015 — In a special InvestorIntel interview, Publisher Tracy Weslosky speaks with Chris Berry, Co-Editor of the Disruptive Discoveries Journal and Sr. Editor for InvestorIntel on how the resource market is officially at the bottom, and shares his forecasts for 2015. Tracy Weslosky: Chris I want to start by talking to you about your forecast for 2015. If you…

Perovskite: A Mineral With The Potential To Make Solar Shine

PV Efficiencies Perovskite
After several tough years, solar photovoltaic (PV) power continued its stellar growth trajectory in 2014 and it has been exciting to watch. With 139 Gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity installed globally and estimates of an additional 46 GW anticipated in 2014, solar accounted for almost half of clean energy investment last year. This totaled $149.6 billion versus $114.7 billion in…

Lifton sets Dresner of the Washington Post straight on the Chinese business model and American sustainability

Chinese Nationalism will not get in the Way of Good Business
The Virtual Reality in which Academics, Who have Low Experience of Ordinary Business Operations and Practices and an Extraordinarily High Opinion of Economic Theories -- Live First of all, please read the following conclusion of a recent article in the Washington Post by a credentialed expert in economics: “So, in other words, China’s 2010 rare earth gambit resulted in an…

Volatility, low interest rates, risk of deflation and Chinese REE defiance of WTO

InvestorIntelReport: The markets continued to be marked by volatility in the week, ending on January 9 due to several reasons including continuously declining oil prices, heightened fears of international terrorism and lower wages – as has emerged from labor market data released by the US Government. In Europe, fears of deflation and a Greek exit from the Euro added to…

GrowPros Cannabis offers a bridge between medicinal marihuana companies and institutional financing

January 6, 2015 — In a special InvestorIntel interview, Publisher Tracy Weslosky speaks with Ryan Brown, CEO  of GrowPros Cannabis Ventures Inc. (CSE: GCI) about the recent merger between Mazorro and GrowPros and their acquisition mandate for 2015 Tracy Weslosky: You just recently made an announcement about a merger that you made, yes? Mazzoro is now GrowPros Cannabis Ventures --…

Chris Berry’s ‘forecasts’ for the global economy and metals market in 2015

“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”  -  Yogi Berra In the time that I have been writing on the metals markets and global economy, one mainstay has always been reading the tsunami of year end research reports laying out predictions for the year ahead. Almost universally, these well-written and tirelessly researched musings all share one consistent trait:…

Going Sideways and the Miraculins on Bay St.

"The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways." -- Gene Hackman InvestorIntelReport: Many years ago, when I used to have to negotiate with teenagers – a memory, I have aptly forgotten; I recall one frustration that was remedied through repetition and reward. As anyone who has teens can attest to….decision making is not their forte. So…
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Ucore Extends Bokan Mineralization at Significant Depth

January 28, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Editors' Note: There is an image associated with this press release. Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:UCU) (OTCQX:UURAF) ("Ucore" or "the Company") is pleased to announce assay results from the Company's 2014 drill…

Greencastle Provides Corporate Update and Grants Options

January 28, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Greencastle Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:VGN) ("Greencastle" or "the Company"), is pleased to provide the following update on the Company's 2014 activities: On February 14, 2014, Greencastle announced a normal course issuer bid for…

Geomega Resources Inc.: Visible Gold on Anik Project

January 28, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Highlights of this news release: Visible gold at the beginning of drill hole AK-15-16, 12.06 g/t over 1 meter New open mineralized sedimentary unit 1st diamond drilling campaign ("Phase 1") completed Geomega Resources Inc.…

Hydrogen filling stations continue to open

January 27, 2015 (Source: Gas World) -- Air Liquide has officially opened a hydrogen filling station in the French city of Saint-Lô in the Manche department. The Manche General Council is the first local authority in France to have…

Japan will prosper from nuclear restarts

January 27, 2015 (Source: World Nuclear News) -- A scenario with 25% nuclear power would best suit Japan's policy goals, according to the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). In the time to 2030 it would be cheaper than a…

Elcora Resources Commences Graphite Refining Mill Construction

January 27, 2015 (Source: Accesswire) -- Troy Grant, President and CEO of ELCORA RESOURCES CORP. (TSXV:ERA/Frankfurt:ELM), (the "Company" or "Elcora"), is pleased to announce; Graphite Refining Mill Construction The board of directors has approved the construction and fabrication of…

Northern Graphite Appoints Endeavour Financial as Offtake/Debt Financing Advisor

January 27, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Northern Graphite Corporation (TSX VENTURE:NGC)(OTCQX:NGPHF) announces that it has appointed Endeavour Financial Limited (Cayman) ("Endeavour") as its exclusive advisor with respect to negotiating and structuring strategic partnerships and offtake agreements, and raising debt financing,…

Why Saudis Are Holding Strong on Oil

January 26, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg View) -- A consensus has emerged since the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia that the kingdom will not change course on oil policy. This consensus is probably right, at least for the…

Senior China and Indonesia officials discuss economic cooperation

January 27, 2015 (Source: Want China Times) -- High-ranking officials from China and Indonesia held a high-level meeting in Beijing on Monday to promote bilateral economic cooperation. Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Economy Sofyan…

Russia raises gold holdings for 9th month in a row – IMF

January 27, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Russia raised its gold reserves for a ninth straight month in December as the country continued to add to the fifth-biggest gold holdings in the world, data from the International Monetary Fund showed…

Flinders completes sales of all 2014 graphite production

January 27, 2015 (Source: CNW) -- Flinders Resources Limited ("Flinders" or the "Company") (TSXV: FDR) is pleased to provide an update on the production and sales of flake graphite from the Woxna mine in Sweden. In July 2014, the Company…

Carlisle Completes Share Consolidation

January 26, 2015 (Source: Newsfile) -- Carlisle Goldfields Limited (TSX: CGJ) (OTCQX: CGJCF) ("Carlisle" or the "Company").  Further to the receipt of majority shareholder approval at its recent Annual General and Special Meeting held on January 15, 2015 and the…

Texas Rare Earth Resources Announces Completion of Rights Offering

January 26, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. (OTCQX: TRER), an exploration company specializing in the heavy rare earths, today announced that it has completed its previously announced rights offering. The Company raised approximately $940,000 in…

CME Starts Gold Futures in Hong Kong in Price-Benchmark Race

January 26, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- CME Group Inc. (CME) started physically delivered kilobar gold futures in Hong Kong as it joins other exchanges vying to establish new price benchmarks in the top user region. The contract listed on…

Will the India-US nuclear deal work?

January 26, 2015 (Source: BBC) -- "It's a joyous, happy moment," chimed Abhishek Manu Singhvi, a senior functionary of India's main opposition Congress party, after the US and India announced a breakthrough on a pact that will allow American…
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