Proprietary Metallurgical Process to Produce 98.9% Purity Rare Earth Oxide highlights Search Minerals’ Technological inroads

“Investing in technologies is the sure bet ” Jack Lifton eloquently pointed out to an eager audience during a private luncheon in Toronto last week. He was dead on as he went on to explain that technology is the future as he demonstrated through a lifetime of technological innovations in his presentation. But I would like to expand on Jack’s comments that while technology is the vehicle…

Mark Smith on NioCorp’s recent niobium resource updates and “outstanding” titanium and scandium deposits

March 5, 2015 — In a special InvestorIntel interview, Publisher Tracy Weslosky speaks with Mark Smith of NioCorp Developments Ltd. (TSXV: NB | OTCQX: NIOBF) on the recent Elk Creek niobium mineral resource update, which includes both a world class titanium and scandium deposit.  Tracy Weslosky: Mark, you just announced a second resource update that now turns you into a…

Riding the Bucking Bronco of Latin American Mining

Rodeo riders are often shown getting tossed off the horse and then dusting themselves off and jumping back onto their mount and repeating all over again. That is those riders who are not killed or maimed in the process… This activity reminds us somewhat of investing in Latin America. We rode the broader Latin American equities boom that began in…

The Big Boys Move in to Capitalize on Cheap Energy

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I have just returned from the annual pilgrimage to PDAC and am more convinced than ever that mining investment is set to remain challenging going forward due to many of the themes I’ve been discussing publicly over the past two years. Specifically excess capacity and collapsing metals prices have had many investors running for cover as mining companies have shelved…

George Bauk on Northern Minerals’ DFS and being the next dysprosium supplier

March 2, 2015 —  In a special InvestorIntel interview, the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Tracy Weslosky interviews  George Bauk, Managing Director and CEO for Northern Minerals Limited (ASX: NTU) on the Browns Range Definitive Feasibility Study that has just been released, which positions Northern Minerals’ as the next dysprosium supplier. Tracy Weslosky: I have to say by saying congratulations. The news you…

PDAC: The Show is On!

Rumour Central at The Show In the first week of March every year, 30,000 people from around the world and from every industry possible meet in Toronto for four days. Add alcohol, education and intense deal-chasing, and that's a breeding ground for great gossip. The real name of this annual event is the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, International…

The iCar, iTrain and iTechnology in general

There has been considerable discussion of late into whether Apple will seriously enter into the electric car business. It got me thinking about technology and why it changes. What are the drivers? What are the processes? Who initiates the transformation? So whilst preparing my split wood reserves for the forthcoming Tasmanian winter, I eventually figured that technology changes in two…

Brennan on Largo’s debt repayment, the vanadium market and the ramp up towards being the #1 global market supplier

February 27, 2015 — Tracy Weslosky, Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Mark Brennan, President, CEO and Director of Largo Resources Ltd. (TSXV: LGO) on debt repayment, the vanadium market and how this project “can still make a lot of money at $5 vanadium.” Tracy Weslosky: Mark, I love vanadium. Largo Resources, of course, is not just an advanced stage play.…

Are Electric Vehicles About to Jump the Shark?

As if vehicle electrification needed any more hype, Apple Inc’s. (AAPL:NASDAQ) rumored move towards producing its own EV by 2020 may have been the first sign that the whole idea of EVs has “jumped the shark.” For those of you unaware of this term, it refers to the 1970’s sitcom Happy Days when Fonzie was waterskiing and literally jumped over…

China’s control of terbium and dysprosium to drive rare earth prices north in 2015

China’s upcoming end of rare earth tariffs is stirring the market as all eyes are on whether the policymakers will introduce new legislation to push up rare earth prices before the end of April. "If" this take place, we should anticipate a sharp rise in rare earth resource taxes, which will undoubtedly impact the price of rare earth exports -- driving prices north. As a…

Marijuana Investing Update – Here Comes the Judge!

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To be a good investor you have to know about the company, the industry, the macro-economics, and the legal context in which the investees operate. If you’ve been following the MMPR (Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations) licencing story, you know it’s been a confounding morass of stumbling fits and starts. No jurisdiction in the world has gotten it right from…

The Top 70 US Real Estate Crowdfunding Sites Enlarging the 2015 Horizon

By David Drake_The Soho Loft
When you consider that real estate crowdfunding was only made possible in 2012 when Congress passed the JOBS Act, the progress has been quite remarkable. At first sight, real estate does not seem to be an obvious candidate for crowdfunding because investment is expensive yet the idea of real estate crowdfunding is spreading like wildfire. Why should investors be interested…

Miraculins first in class for seeking FDA approval for a diabetes screening device

Miraculins Inc. (TSXV: MOM) is expanding its market reach by seeking class II medical device approval by the FDA for its flagship commercial product, the Scout DSTM, a diabetes screening device that detects biomarkers present in the skin of pre-diabetic and Type 2 diabetic patients. The devise is non-invasive and painless to use: it performs its tests without needles, finger…

Abattis secures $25M funding from Dutchess Capital for cannabis M&A and development

February 19, 2015 — Tracy Weslosky, Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Bill Fleming, CEO and Director of Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. ("Abattis") (CSE: ATT | OTCQX: ATTBF) on the recent US$25 million equity line facility agreement announcement with Dutchess Opportunity Fund, II, LP (“Dutchess”). Further discussions on Abattis initiatives towards investment, incubation and technology partnerships as a fully vertically integrated company…

Canadian Licensed producers of marijuana to benefit from cost accounting court battle

In a Vancouver courtroom on February 23, 2015 at 9:30 AM PST, the entire Canadian cannabiz industry and 40,000 licensed medical marijuana users, will hold their collective breath as four people have put and may still put an entire industry at a standstill by challenging the right of the Government of Canada to dictate how individuals can provide for their…

Takeover Chatter in the Oil Patch

Takeovers in the Oil Patch – Who is Loading Up? When a company raises cash and issues equity, compliance and good investor relations require the company to say how it will use the cash. Often the press release will contain the phrases, “for working capital” or “for general corporate purposes”. Those are magic words. Almost anything can fit into those…

InvestorIntelReport: A market turnaround?

The action for the week ending on Friday, February 6th on InvestorIntel supports our theory that we are (perhaps) in the midst of a turnaround. +47.07% for Biotech InvestorIntel member leaders or +37.78 for our Agribusiness sector, lead by crossover Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. A brand new InvestorIntel member last week, Bill Fleming takes the helm as CEO and Abattis enters…

Texas Rare Earths on being ‘the Premier’ Heavy Rare Earth Project in the World

February 2, 2015 — Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Anthony Marchese, Chairman of Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. (OTCQX: TRER) about the addition of rare earth leader Eric Noyrez to the Board of Directors and the competitive economics of being a ‘premier’ global heavy rare earth project based in North America. They also discuss other mineable…
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South Australia to tap Canada’s nuclear know-how

March 6, 2015 (Source: The Australian) -- South Australian Labor Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis has met Canadian government officials to push for their participation in his state’s royal commission into the nuclear industry. The news came as federal Liberal MP…

Graphene Meets Heat Waves

March 6, 2015 (Source: EPFL) -- EPFL researchers have shed new light on the fundamental mechanisms of heat dissipation in graphene and other two-dimensional materials. They have shown that heat can propagate as a wave over very long distances. This…

Apple to replace AT&T in Dow industrials

March 6, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Apple Inc (AAPL.O), the largest U.S. company by market value, will join the storied Dow Jones industrial average .DJI, replacing AT&T Inc (T.N), in a change that reflects the dominant position of iPhone maker…

Oil steady above $60 as dollar balances supply concerns

March 6, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Brent crude oil steadied above $60 a barrel on Friday as a stronger dollar balanced worries over the impact of fighting in Libya and Iraq on Middle East and North African oil production. The…

NioCorp Announces Final Approval for Graduation to TSX

March 5, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- NioCorp Developments Ltd. ("NioCorp" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NB)(OTCQX:NIOBF)(FRANKFURT:BR3). On behalf of its shareholders, NioCorp is pleased to announce that it has received final approval for the listing of the Company's common shares on the…

TSX higher as banks and resource stocks lead; earnings lift

March 5, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Canada's main stock exchange rose broadly on Thursday, led by healthy gains among bank shares and forecast-beating results from Canadian Natural Resources Ltd CNQ.TO, the country's No. 2 oil and gas producer. The…

China’s nuclear plant plans get new momentum

March 5, 2015 (Source: China Daily) -- State Council gives green light for two reactors at Hongyan River in Liaoning China's nuclear energy development plans got a fresh impetus on Wednesday after the State Council gave the green light…

Russia’s Uralkali to invest $4.5 bln to stay potash No.1

March 5, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Russia's Uralkali will invest $4.5 billion over the next five years to raise production capacity by 30 percent, aiming to remain the world's largest potash company despite a setback at a major mine. Uralkali's…

Gold is flat after ECB leaves rates unchanged

March 5, 2015 (Source: CNBC) -- Gold rose slightly on Thursday after a three-day losing streak, after the European Central Bank offered details on its massive bond-buying program and a key reading on U.S. unemployment came in higher than…

ECB raises growth forecasts, to start printing money next week

March 5, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- The European Central Bank will launch into quantitative easing next week having increased its economic growth forecasts for this year and next. President Mario Draghi said the first bond purchases with new money…

Jamaica: Rare-Earth Metal Project In Limbo

March 5, 2015 (Source: Jamaica Gleaner) -- The much-touted exploration of rare-earth metals from red mud by a Japanese company in partnership with the Jamaica Bauxite Institute has failed to enter its second phase, owing to a flood of…

Brent tops $61 as Iraq, Libya offset U.S. stockpile jump

March 5, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Brent crude future prices rose above $61 a barrel on Thursday, as investors brushed aside bearish U.S. inventories data to focus on tensions in Iraq and Libya. A deteriorating security situation led Libya's…

ECB to launch 1 trillion euro bond buying scheme on March 9

March 5, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- The European Central Bank said it will start its new government bond-buying program on March 9, hoping that pumping new cash into the sagging euro zone economy will boost growth and lift inflation.…

Saudi Arabia, South Korea sign MOU on nuclear power

March 4, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Saudi Arabia and South Korea have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate on the development of nuclear energy, Saudi state news agency SPA said, building on a deal signed in 2011.…

Gold price closes down in Hong Kong

March 4, 2015 (Source: Shanghai Daily) -- The gold price in Hong Kong went down 20 HK dollars to close at 11,160 HK dollars per tael on Wednesday, according to the Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society. The price…

Ontario Supports Testing for Rare Form of Graphite

March 4, 2015 (Source: Ministry of Northern Development and Mines) -- Ontario is investing in a pilot project that will help Zenyatta Ventures, a Thunder Bay-based junior exploration company, test samples from its Albany deposit for a rare form of…

Zenyatta Ventures Ltd.: IIROC Trading Resumption

March 4, 2015 (Source: CNW) -- Trading resumes in: Company: ZENYATTA VENTURES LTD TSX-Venture Symbol: ZEN Resumption (ET): 12:30 IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension (halt) of trading in a security of a publicly-listed company. Trading halts…

Fed’s Evans wants no rate hikes until early 2016

March 4, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- The Federal Reserve should wait until next year before raising interest rates or risk undermining the very recovery it has helped engineer, a top U.S. central banker said on Wednesday. "Given uncomfortably low…

Zenyatta Ventures Ltd.: IIROC Trading Halt

March 4, 2015 (Source: CNW) -- The following issues have been halted by IIROC: Company: ZENYATTA VENTURES LTD TSX-Venture Symbol: ZEN Reason: At the Request of the Company Pending News Halt Time (ET): 10:45 AM IIROC can make a decision…

German automakers shift focus to high-end electric cars

March 4, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- German carmakers are shifting their focus towards high-end electric vehicles such as the Audi R8 e-tron and away from cheap city cars, in the latest effort to revive environmentally-friendly but unpopular zero-emission vehicles.…
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