China is looking everywhere for rare earths outside of China?

China is looking everywhere for rare earth sources outside of China now that export quotas have been replaced with a new tax. The first possible agreement between a Chinese and a Canadian company has been announced. Pele Mountain Resources Inc. (TSXV: GEM | OTCQX: GOLDF), declared March 30th that they have a memorandum of understanding, (MOU) with Sheng Kang Ning Mining Investment Co. Ltd., (SKN). SKN…

H2O Innovation takes on desalination of the future

H2O Innovation Inc. (TSXV: HEO | OTCQX: HEOFF) has won an award at the Global Water Summit in Athens last week. As the man who discovered Vitamin C said,  "Water is life's master and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water." And we need to be looking for new sources of that medium, especially after California declared a drought emergency last year.…

Is the golden age of Technology Metals upon us?

InvestorIntelReport: Jack Lifton was right that April was the best time ever to invest in our sectors. Graphite & Graphene stocks lead the way up 24% on average, followed by Technology Metals stocks at 20%. The average for our Members is over 12%; eleven companies were up over 25%. The top five were all up over 50%. The top three were, Cobre Montana, who just…

Miraculins Gets Good News From FDA

Miraculins Scout DS
Miraculins Inc. (TSXV: MOM) announced encouraging feedback from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as part of the de novo pre-submission process for the Scout DSTM, its proprietary diabetes screening device that detects biomarkers present in the skin of pre-diabetic and Type 2 diabetic patients. FDA’s de novo process is generally considered to be appropriate for 'novel' medical…

Lamond on the upward breakout in U.S. Oil Prices

The continued drop in U.S. oil-targeted drilling rigs, coupled with clear evidence that U.S. oil production is plateauing, has led to a significant upward breakout in U.S. oil prices. Yesterday morning, the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil price reached $59/barrel, a huge increase from the cyclical low of approximately $42/barrel. This recent steady upward trend, of course, simply mirrors the…

Technology Metals Guru Celebrates Milestone

I would like to take a moment in the InvestorIntel daily commentary and news coverage for self-directed investors and entrepreneurs to recognize our #1 ranked editor -- Mr. Jack Lifton, and wish him Happy Birthday. Turning 75 today, Picasso once said “It takes a long time to become young.” and believe me – for an international technology metals, no one understands…

Clausi updates us on his Financings, Takeovers and Confusion

The following are updates on my recent articles, which are all linked in for context and disclosures. Fission Uranium Corp. (TSCV:FCU) and the entire Athabasca Basin, from April 1, 2015. Still in play. Deals are being done, money is being raised, eyes are being set on prizes. Fission’s bought deal financing, originally announced at $15M, saw so much demand that…

Cobre Montana plans to ride lithium wave

Lithium-ion battery photo from IEEE Spectrum article
Batteries and lithium should be in the news today, with Tesla’s Elon Musk tipped to be making an announcement, expected to be about the company producing a large lithium battery capable of powering a house – which is a step up from Tesla’s initial thrust of powering automobiles. The battery is tipped to be large enough, and its storage capacity…

Dazed and Confused in Deutschland

In the balmy (barmy?) days before the global financial crisis in 2008, Germany was regarded as the Promised Land for Vancouver stock promoters. They had never seen anything like it… so many sheep to be fleeced and none of them up to date on the guiles and wiles of Vancouver’s best and brightest. It was a happy hunting ground. Even…

Copper Mountain’s Q&A: The Shareholders Deserve Better Answers.

Some public companies have issues that they would prefer no one talked about. Yesterday’s conference call hosted by Copper Mountain Mining Corp. (TSX: CUM) appears to have brought up one of those issues, and the shareholders deserve a better answer than management delivered. CUM owns 75% of the Copper Mountain Mine in southern British Columbia. Mitsubishi Materials Corp. (source), a…

Russia seeking alternative uranium production sources

Amid the existing Western sanctions and recent attacks of some US media, regarding with Russian activities in the US uranium market, Russia plans to find alternative ways of uranium production during the next several years. Due to a ban on the supplies of uranium to Russia, which was recently imposed by the governments of some Western countries, and in particular…

Dumoulin-White speaks to the ‘powerful’ anti-cancer treatment news on Theralase’s PDC TLD-1433

April 17, 2015 — Roger Dumoulin-White, P. Eng, President and CEO for Theralase Technologies Inc. (‘Theralase’, TSXV: TLT) speaks to Tracy Weslosky, Publisher of InvestorIntel about the recent series of news releases updating shareholders Theralase’s patented anti-cancer technology PDC (Photo Dynamic Compound) TLD-1433. Tracy Weslosky: So you just put some news out just this morning (reference, April 9, 2015) about this new…
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China to start building 3rd generation nuclear reactor: Company

May 6, 2015 (Source: ZEE News) -- Construction of China`s first "third generation" nuclear reactor will start on Thursday, a state-run company said, as Beijing attempts to export its atomic energy designs globally. Unit five of the Fuqing nuclear…

MITEI releases report on the future of solar energy

May 6, 2015 (Source: MIT) -- Solar energy holds the best potential for meeting humanity’s future long-term energy needs while cutting greenhouse gas emissions — but to realize this potential will require increased emphasis on developing lower-cost technologies and…

Africa’s nuclear boom

May 6, 2015 (Source: CNBC Africa) -- Nuclear power is set to become part of the energy mix in Sub-Saharan Africa as base load demand rises. According to Viktor Polikarpov, regional vice president in Sub-Saharan Africa for Rosatom, about…

Apple Has Plans for Your DNA

May 6, 2015 (Source: MIT) -- Of all the rumors ever to swirl around the world’s most valuable company, this may be the first that could involve spitting in a plastic cup. Apple is collaborating with U.S. researchers to…

Crude tops $62 for first time since December

May 6, 2015 (Source: MarketWatch) -- Crude oil futures busted out fresh highs on Wednesday, putting an upward trend that began a month-and-a-half ago back on track. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for delivery in…

China’s CNNC says open for alliance with France’s Areva

May 6, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Chinese state nuclear firm China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) said on Wednesday it is open to all forms of an alliance with loss-making nuclear group Areva as the French firm restructures. CNNC, which…

EU Solar-Panel Industry Wins Review of China Price Pact

May 5, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- The European Union will consider excluding Chinese solar-panel prices in a benchmark that underpins an agreement to curb imports from China, potentially aiding EU producers such as Solarworld AG that want to prevent…

Channeling Valleytronics in Graphene

May 5, 2015 (Source: Berkeley Lab) -- To the list of potential applications of graphene – a two-dimensional semiconductor of pure carbon that is stronger and much faster than silicon – we can now add valleytronics, the coding of data in…

EU Raises Growth Outlook as ECB Counters Greek Threat

May 5, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- The European Commission raised its euro-area growth forecast as the impact of a weaker euro and unprecedented monetary stimulus help the economy overcome pressure on confidence from the continuing crisis in Greece. Gross…

Oil Prices Rise Ahead of Inventory Data

May 5, 2015 (Source: WSJ) -- Oil prices rose Tuesday ahead of the latest U.S. oil inventory data, but some analysts cautioned the recent rally might prove unsustainable. Brent crude, the global oil benchmark, rose 0.5% to $66.75 a…

European markets buck China concerns

May 5, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- European markets opened firmer on Tuesday after an extended weekend break, bucking fears of slowing demand from China and despite debt stand-off fears depressing Greek stocks. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 equity index was…

Fed rate hike should wait until early 2016, Evans says

May 4, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- With inflation too low and the unemployment rate still higher than normal for the U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve should hold off on raising short-term interest rates until early next year, a top…

Wall St. higher as healthcare rebound continues

May 4, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Wall Street was up on Monday morning as healthcare stocks rose for a second straight session and new orders for U.S. factory goods recorded their biggest increase in eight months in March. Eight…

Gold Futures Rebound From Six-Week Low Amid China Stimulus Bets

May 4, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Gold futures recovered from a six-week low amid speculation that China will add to monetary stimulus after a manufacturing gauge weakened. The final Purchasing Managers’ Index from HSBC Holdings Plc and Markit Economics…

Gold Futures Climb as Buyers Return

May 4, 2015 (Source: WSJ) -- Gold prices rebounded from a one-month low on Monday as some investors saw a bargain while bearish traders locked in gains on the recent downdraft. The most actively traded contract, for June delivery, was…

Obama falsely claims Keystone XL would carry only Canadian oil

May 4, 2015 (Source: CTV) -- U.S. President Barack Obama's claims about the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline have been raising eyebrows lately in this tiny oil-industry town in eastern Montana. The locals smell falsehood -- evidence of it lies…

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