Duchesne’s Peer-to-Peer Analysis: Chesapeake Gold measures up to Novagold

We reported previously that Chesapeake Gold Corp. (TSXV: CKG | OTCQX: CHPGF) offers an attractive opportunity to investors with its Metates project in Mexico. A comparable peer, Novagold Resources Inc. (TSX: NG | NYSE MKT: NG), offers a similar opportunity to investors with its 50% owned Donlin project in Alaska. But with market capitalizations of $64 MM for Chesapeake vs…

Bromby: Let’s give China credit for its rare earth dominance

(And, while we’re at it, let us also allow some kudos for the Carter administration over its strategy for acquiring Chinese strategic metals.) The bottom line is that China did something that laissez-faire Western governments cannot seem to manage: setting an economic target and getting there. This post is, to some extent, a follow-up to Jack Lifton’s yesterday on China…

Is there Life After Glencore?

“Everyone loves a winner”… or is it that “Everyone loves an underdog”. Ivan Glasenberg has managed to be unloved either as a winner or as a loser. Frankly, the long-time chief of Glencore has won no friends over the years. Straddling two industries, commodities and mining where big egos are a common denominator, Glasenberg has managed to rub almost everyone…

Volkswagen – No Laughing Gas

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Volkswagen may yet be labelled the worst eco-bandit in memory and maybe for a long time to come. Our calculations show that Volkswagen’s gimmickry led to greenhouse gas emissions (combined emissions from putting 11 millions vehicles on the road over 6 years) at a level between 28% and 57% of Canada’s greenhouse gases emissions in 2013. Canada’s oilsands produce 8.5%…

Russia plans to double uranium production during next five years

Russian nuclear monopoly Rosatom plans to almost double the volume of uranium production during the next five years, despite the current low global prices for the metal. Implementation of these plans will take place by Rosatom through its Uranium One (U1) subsidiary, which is part of Rosatom, bringing together foreign uranium assets of the company. At the initial stage of…

Glencore’s problems leading to a commodity meltdown?

Glencore's problems have lead "many analysts to question whether this might be the commodity sector's Lehman Brothers moment". Those words were on Tuesday included in a news report from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation after the local share market lost more than A$40 billion in morning trade, with BHP Billiton falling to its lowest price since the worst days of the…

Lynas CEO Amanda Lacaze to kick off the Global Technology Metals Market Summit in Toronto on October 14th

Monday, September 28, 2015 -- On behalf of the team of, a leading online source of independent investor information, we are pleased to announce Amanda Lacaze, CEO for Lynas Corporation Ltd. as the keynote speaker for the Global Technology Metals Market Summit ( Scheduled for Wednesday, October 14th in Toronto, Canada at the Omni King Edward Hotel, the Global…

Pope Francis opens door to greater government participation in rare earth industry

A recent US Military contract to Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. (OTCQX: TRER) asserts the widely held opinion that western governments should invest in the rare earth industry in a systematic manner. At the same time Pope Francis urged the US Congress to “avert the most serious effects of the environmental deterioration caused by human activity.” He was not talking…

Aurora Cannabis’ Terry Booth on the impact of the Allard decision and the election on the Marihuana Industry

September 22, 2015 —  In a special InvestorIntel interview, Publisher Tracy Weslosky, speaks with Terry Booth, President, CEO and Director of Aurora Cannabis Inc. (CSE: ACB | OTCQB: ACBFF) on the two new Board members and securing the former executive director of the CMCIA for the Aurora management team. They also discuss how Aurora is positioned as rising leaders in the…

Commodities cycle: Is the worst of the pain behind us?

By David Drake_The Soho Loft
Call it “All Quiet on the Commodities Front”. Which is not a bad thing; as this is being written before the Federal Reserve makes its decision on whether to lift interest rates, this feeling of calm is probably a good thing. A lack of volatility – one hopes – means that the Fed won’t scare the commodity horses (in either…

Fear not the Fed hike: technology metals should survive

Attention investors in and miners of technology metals, gold, graphite, potash, uranium: there are rays of hope. There are two (possibly) main reasons for this. One is that the tightening this month by the Federal Reserve – if it happens, which is still very unsure – should not have too much of an impact on commodities. The other is that…

In Search of Success – Clues in Rare Earth development

Secret to Success Road Sign
I was recently reading the Australian Institute of Company Directors monthly journal, and I took particular interest in a piece by Phil Ruthven, AM FAICD, Chairman of IBISWORLD. The article titled, “In Search of Success” looked at 1,241 of Australia’s largest enterprises in 2014, which together accounted for 48% of the national revenue, and examined and ranked the return on…

Natasha Sharpe on bridging the capital needs between banks and distressed lenders

August 27, 2015 -- In a special InvestorIntel interview, Publisher Tracy Weslosky speaks with Natasha Sharpe CEO of Bridging Finance Inc. about present market challenges for companies seeking to secure capital needs through alternative or debt financing to avoid dilution. Natasha describes how it works at Bridging Finance, a company that is seeking to arrange financing for companies that are strong, growing, or…
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Gold Climbs to One-Week High on U.S. Trade Gap, Weak Dollar

October 6, 2015 (Source: WSJ) -- Gold prices rose to a one-week high on Tuesday after weaker U.S. trade data weighed on the dollar and fanned traders’ hopes that the Federal Reserve might delay increasing interest rates till later this…

Nemaska Lithium Intended Facilities Not Impacted by Fire in Shawinigan

October 6, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Nemaska Lithium Inc. ("Nemaska Lithium" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:NMX)(OTCQX:NMKEF) announces today that the facilities it intends to use for its hydrometallurgical plant project, located in the Resolute Forest Products' former Laurentide plant…

Abattis Bioceuticals Corp.: Northern Vine Begins Security Build

October 6, 2015 (Source: Abattis Bioceuticals Corp.) -- Northern Vine Canada Inc. ("Northern Vine"), a subsidiary of Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. (the "Company" or "Abattis") (OTCQX: ATTBF) (CSE: ATT), would like to announce that work has been initiated to complete the leasehold…

Cobalt Could Benefit From Volkswagen, Glencore Troubles

October 6, 2015 (Source: WSJ) -- One side-story to the biggest headlines in corporate Europe right now, Glencore PLC and Volkswagen AG , is a minor metal called cobalt. Some analysts believe the price of this metal, used in phones…

Glencore urges rivals to shut lossmaking mines

October 6, 2015 (Source: CNBC) -- Glencore chief executive Ivan Glasenberg stepped up his defence of the under-fire miner and trading house on Monday, calling on rivals to shut unprofitable mines and blaming hedge funds for pushing down commodity prices. Shares…

China reveals more about its secretive currency holdings

October 5, 2015 (Source: Marketwatch) -- Little by little, China’s reserve managers are coming in from the cold. Beyond the hue and cry of the summer yuan currency adjustment, one issue is patently clear. Beijing is making an enormous…

Trans-Pacific Trade Deal a Setback for China

October 5, 2015 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- A sweeping trade deal concluded on Monday marks a victory for Japan and other U.S. allies in the battle with China over shaping the future of global commerce. The 12-member Trans-Pacific…

Canadian business owners applaud signing of TPP

October 5, 2015 (Source: The Globe and Mail) -- A broad-cross section of Canadian businesses – from cattle ranchers and grain exporters to small-scale manufacturers – applauded Canada’s signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership, a monumental trade deal that…

India, Germany forge partnership on climate change

October 5, 2015 (Source: Business Standard) -- India and Germany on Monday decided to forge an Indo-German Climate and Renewable Alliance, a partnership to harness technology, innovation and finance in order to make affordable, clean and renewable energy accessible to…

Oil up as Russia mulls OPEC talks, rig count drops

October 5, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Oil rose on Monday after Russia said it was ready to meet other producers to discuss the market, where prices have more than halved from last year's highs due to a supply glut. A…

Gold stocks go through the roof

October 5, 2015 (Source: Sydney Morning Herald) -- Shares in Australian gold miners rallied hard on Monday, with Northern Star Resources even hitting a new all-time high on an improved outlook for the precious metal. The spot gold price jumped 2.2 per…

Tesla Delivers 11,580 Vehicles in Q3 of 2015

October 2, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) This includes our first deliveries of Model X. Although we had one week of planned production shutdown, this delivery level represents a 49% increase over Q3 last year as well as…

Natural Gas Inches Up From Bargain Buyers

October 2, 2015 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- Natural gas prices are making a small rebound as new three-year lows have encouraged bargain seekers and successful bearish traders to buy. Natural gas futures for November delivery recently gained 1…

Troubles for the ‘China Model’

October 2, 2015 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- President Xi Jinping concluded his recent visit to the U.S. with a flurry of announcements meant to show China’s determination to play a larger, more responsible global role. But even as…

It’s time to borrow, the IMF tells Australia

October 2, 2015 (Source: Sydney Morning Herald) -- The sharemarket's recent gyrations are a testament to the long and thorny transition the Australian economy is making in the wake of the mining boom. Economic growth has already been below…

Gold Prices Jump After Weak U.S. Jobs Data

October 2, 2015 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- Gold prices jumped Friday after U.S. jobs data came in far lower than expected, signaling continued sluggish economic growth and easing expectations of an interest-rate increase this year—adding up to a…

Wonder material graphene could harvest energy from thin air

October 2, 2015 (Source: CNN) -- Bold claims for new battery technology have been around since the invention of the lead-acid battery more than 150 years ago. But researchers at Manchester University in the UK say their latest discovery involving…

Russian Oil Output Reaches Post-Soviet Record in September

October 2, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Russian oil output rose to a post-Soviet record last month as producers took advantage of the weak ruble to push ahead with drilling. The nation’s production of crude and condensate climbed to 10.74 million…

Oil rises on U.S. economic optimism, Syria fears

October 2, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Oil rose on Friday, pushed higher by fears about escalating violence in Syria and on expectations that data would show economic strength in the United States, the world's largest oil consumer. Global benchmark Brent…
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