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Mackowski on Apple, Electric cars and Technology Metals

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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,…

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

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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.…

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Nemaska Lithium’s strategic off-take agreement advantage in the battery market

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Nemaska Lithium supported by $12.87 M grant for lithium hydroxide pilot plant from spodumene Nemaska Lithium Inc. (TSXV: NMX | OTCQX: NMKEF) just announced earlier this month that is has secured a $12.87 M technology commercialization grant for its Phase 1 Lithium hydroxide hydrometallurgical plant from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). The STDC is a Canadian agency funded by the…

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Are Electric Vehicles About to Jump the Shark?

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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…

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Ian Chalmer on Alkane’s ‘explosive’ stock movement in 2015

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February 24, 2015 — Tracy Weslosky, Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Ian Chalmers, Managing Director of Alkane Resources Ltd. (ASX: ALK | OTCQX: ANLKY) on the recent sizable uptick in the price of their stock since the new year, and the respective news on the progress in the approval process from the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) on the Dubbo Zirconia Project. Tracy Weslosky: Do…

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Studies suggest a cost effective domestic rare earth supply in the United States

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US Rare Earths, Inc. (OTCQB: UREE) reported in February 2015 on its promising development of low-cost metallurgical processes for the domestic production of rare earths from its Last Chance Mine is located in the Lemhi Pass Area of Idaho and Montana, which holds one of the longest identified mineralized veins in the region. A fundamental aspect of the Company’s business…

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

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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…

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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The next great graphite company to prepare for production in North America

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February 18, 2015 -- Tracy Weslosky, Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Paul Gorman, CEO and Director for Great Lakes Graphite (‘Great Lakes’, TSXV: GLK) about his recent drill results and the high-grade-low capex deposit, which makes Great Lakes the next great graphite company to prepare for production in North America. Tracy Weslosky: Paul, I want to talk to you about…

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Takeover Targets: Anaconda Mining and two steps to success

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Earlier in this series we looked at Integra Gold Corp, which became a takeover target when the market failed to price in meaningful information already in the public domain. It was reasonably easy to call for a short term movement in the share price as that information was absorbed. We also looked at GTA Resources and Mining Inc., which became…

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

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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…

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Takeover Chatter in the Oil Patch

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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…

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InvestorIntelReport: A market turnaround?

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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…

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

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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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TSX up amid rising gold and oil prices

February 27, 2015 (Source: Global News) -- The Toronto stock market registered gains for a third session Friday morning as resource stocks led a widespread advance despite U.S. data showing weaker than expected growth at the end of last…

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India gold demand muted, eyes cut in import duty

February 27, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- India's demand for gold was muted this week as buyers in the world's top consumer of the metal held off purchases ahead of an expected cut in import duty and a likely drop…

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European shares hold at seven-year highs as QE nears

February 27, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- European shares held steady at seven-year highs on Friday as investor confidence stayed buoyant ahead of the European Central Bank's monthly 60-billion-euro money-printing program set to start in March. The FTSEurofirst 300 index…

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Brent rises above $61, set for first monthly gain since July

February 27, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Crude oil futures rebounded on Friday and Brent headed for its first monthly gain since July, helped by strong investor inflows, an improving demand outlook and supply outages. At 9.53 a.m. ET, Brent crude…

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Seair Update Call: Trial Update

February 26, 2015 (Source: Newsfile) -- Seair Inc. (TSXV: SDS) ("Seair") is pleased to announce that it is hosting a shareholder conference call with Seair's CEO, Jeff Seibert. The content of the presentation will be to update shareholders on the…

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Global Stocks Climb to Record High as Rally Broadens on Stimulus

February 26, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- A gauge of global stocks rallied to a record, eclipsing its 2014 peak, as monetary stimulus spurred gains from Europe to Japan, while U.S. equities traded near unprecedented heights. The MSCI All-Country World…

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UK backs £315m renewable energy projects

February 26, 2015 (Source: The Guardian) -- More than a dozen new onshore wind farms are to receive financial backing through the coalition government’s reformed renewable incentive scheme, along with two offshore wind projects and five solar farms. The…

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Europe bond records ahead of QE

February 26, 2015 (Source: Herald Sun) -- Government bonds across the eurozone soared to record levels Thursday as investors anticipated the start of the European Central Bank's bond-buying program, which comes at a time when high-rated eurozone debt is…

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Google Is Making Its Biggest Bet on Renewable Energy

February 26, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. is making its largest bet yet on renewable energy, a $300 million investment to support at least 25,000 SolarCity Corp. rooftop power plants. Google is contributing to a SolarCity fund valued…

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Gold Climbs to Highest in a Week on China Demand

February 26, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Gold climbed to the highest in a week after Chinese buyers returned from holidays and investors speculated that the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low. Platinum rose the most this month. Volumes…

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Australian researchers create first 3D-printed jet engine

February 26, 2015 (Source: The Guardian) -- Australian researchers have created the world’s first 3D-printed jet engines, a breakthrough that could change the way aircraft are constructed. Researchers from Monash University, aided by staff from the CSIRO and Deakin…

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U.S. Stocks Fluctuate Near Record Levels Amid Corporate Earnings

February 25, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks fluctuated, after benchmark gauges closed at all-time highs, as gains among retailers on corporate earnings offset declines in Hewlett-Packard Co. and Chesapeake Energy Corp. Dollar Tree Inc. and TJX Cos. added…

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Graphene shows potential as novel anti-cancer therapeutic strategy

February 25, 2015 (Source: University of Manchester) -- University of Manchester scientists have used graphene to target and neutralise cancer stem cells while not harming other cells. This new development opens up the possibility of preventing or treating a…

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Ted Yoho: Obama Ignores American People With Keystone XL Veto

February 25, 2015 (Source: Sunshine State News) -- U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., has been an advocate for the Keystone XL Pipeline, even comparing it to the transcontinental railroad of the 19th century. On Tuesday, Yoho ripped into President…

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Nolan to vote to override president on Keystone Pipeline

February 25, 2015 (Source: Grand Rapids MN) -- Eighth District Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan will vote to override President Barack Obama’s expected veto of the Keystone Pipeline bill. The measure was passed by both chambers of Congress and…

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Cabinet nod for 15,000 MW grid-connected solar projects

February 25, 2015 (Source: Economic Times) -- The government today approved setting up of 15,000 MW grid-connected solar power projects through state-run NTPC under the National Solar Mission. The Cabinet gave its approval for implementation of the scheme for…

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Has the China RRR cut put a bottom in copper?

February 25, 2015 (Source: Hedgeweek) -- In a week that sees reports from major mining companies including BHP Billiton and Vale, Jasper Lawler looks at the outlook for copper given the recent sharp decline in prices and the action…

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Australian dollar spikes as Chinese economy shows signs of life

February 25, 2015 (Source: Sydney Morning Herald) -- The Australian dollar hit a four-week high of US78.89¢ on Wednesday afternoon on the back of positive Chinese manufacturing data and indications from the US Federal Reserve that interest rates would…

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Gold Advances After Yellen Signals Rate Increase Isn’t Imminent

February 25, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Gold rebounded from the lowest level in seven weeks and silver rose after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled an interest-rate increase isn’t imminent. Palladium climbed to the highest in six weeks. Yellen,…
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