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…

China increasing pressure on illegal rare earth activities

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The price of dysprosium and terbium stayed strong post-Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, thanks to the aggressive export licensing policy being deployed by the authorities. Dysprosium and terbium oxide prices have once again increased by +4.34% and +2.59% at market close on February 26th compared to the last update I did on the 13th, according to figures from the Association of China Rare Earth Industry…

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…

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

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…

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!

Investing in Marijuana Market Tips.
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…

Takeover Targets: Anaconda Mining and two steps to success

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…

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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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.…

Eurozone showing signs of picking up economic momentum

March 4, 2015 (Source: Economic Times) -- The 19-country eurozone's economy is kicking into a higher gear in the wake of falling oil prices. A brace of economic reports point to economic activity picking up momentum after a year…

Theralase Announces Completion of Public Offering of Units

March 3, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES. Theralase Technologies Inc. ("Theralase" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:TLT)(PINKSHEETS:TLTFF) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced public…

Oil moves higher raising Canadian dollar above 80 cents

March 3, 2015 (Source: CBC) -- Oil made gains on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia boosted the price of its oil to Asian and U.S. buyers and fighting threatened oilfields in Libya, but some analysts say crude could fall to…

Australia’s RBA holds rates, leaves door open for cut

March 3, 2015 (Source: Yahoo Finance) -- Australia's central bank held its cash rate steady on Tuesday to confound calls for a cut and sending the local dollar sharply higher, though it did leave the door wide open for…

Engineering the next-generation fuel cell

March 3, 2015 (Source: University of Alberta) -- If Marc Secanell Gallart had his way, the streets would be filled with hydrogen-fuelled vehicles. The technology already exists, and has for some time, says the director of the University of…

Chinese firms launch world-first graphene phones

March 3, 2015 (Source: East Day) -- Two Chinese firms have beaten global competition to launch phones with touch screens, batteries and thermal conduction incorporating graphene, a recently isolated material with outstanding electrical, chemical and mechanical properties A batch…

Economists expect soft 2015 start for Chinese economy

March 3, 2015 (Source: Shanghai Daily) -- China's economic data for February may confirm a soft start for 2015 with real activity stumbling, trade remaining soft and inflating staying low, economists said before the data are to be released…

U.S. CEOs See an Improving Economy But Will Hold Steady on Hiring

March 3, 2015 (Source: WSJ) -- Chief executives of large U.S. companies see the economy accelerating modestly in 2015, but are holding steady on their hiring plans, according the Business Roundtable’s first-quarter survey released Tuesday morning. The CEOs expect…

Ucore Rare Metals Inc.: IIROC Trading Resumption

March 3, 2015 (Source: CNW) -- Trading resumes in: Company: UCORE RARE METALS TSX-Venture Symbol: UCU Resumption (ET): 11:45 IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension (halt) of trading in a security of a publicly-listed company. Trading…

Ucore Rare Metals Inc.: IIROC Trading Halt

March 3, 2015 (Source: CNW) -- The following issues have been halted by IIROC: Company: UCORE RARE METALS INC TSX-Venture Symbol: UCU Reason: At the Request of the Company Pending News Halt Time (ET): 9:35 IIROC can make a decision…

Chesapeake Provides an Update on Regional Exploration Program

March 3, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Chesapeake Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:CKG) ("Chesapeake" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update of the ongoing program of systematic regional exploration focused within a 100 kilometer radius of the proposed Metates Ranchito…

TSX set to open higher as Brent rebounds

March 3, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Tuesday as Brent crude prices jumped. March futures on the S&P TSX index SXFc1 were up 0.04 percent at 7:15…
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