This firm may make coal’s future a lot brighter

By analyst By Cecilia Jamasmie Australia’s Dotz Nano (ASX:DTZ), a nanotechnology firm focus on creating quantum dots — an innovation that can make TVs brighter and counterfeiting harder — has just found a hot new use for coal. The company, which changed its name in November from Northern Iron after raising A$6 million (about $4.56 million) from a public offer, said it has found a way to extract nanoparticles able to absorb light and emit specific colors based on their wavelength, from coal. If successful, the new use for coal could be a welcome boost to the dying industry, particularly in the US. Until now, graphene quantum dots (GQDs) were extracted mostly from graphite, which made the production process very expensive, difficult, and due to the presence of cadmium, even toxic. Dotz Nano’s chief executive, Moti Gross, told CNBC Monday that his company has developed a process that allows extracting … Continue reading

Warning Signs in Precious Metals

By Jordan Roy-Byrne CMT, MFTA Precious metals closed the first quarter with solid gains. Gold gained almost 9% while Silver gained 14%. The miners (GDX and GDXJ) gained the same amounts (9% and 14%) but unlike the metals which closed at their highs of the quarter, ended up losing more than half their gains. Despite a strong quarter, the entire complex remains below the February highs and 200-day moving average (ex Silver) just days after the US Dollar index rebounded strongly from its own 200-day moving average. As the second quarter begins, the warning signs for precious metals are mounting. It is never a good sign when Gold is the strongest part of the sector and especially while the sector trades below key moving averages. While Silver rests above its 200-day moving average and has recently outperformed Gold on a percentage basis, unlike Gold it has yet to reach its … Continue reading

David Morgan Shares His Current Outlook For Gold & Silver

By David Morgan David Morgan is interviewed by Jordan Roy-Byrne of The Daily Gold Podcast. Special Riches In Resources Free Report Because there is a 100% failure rate of ALL fiat money throughout history, you will learn what to do by obtaining your Free Report. Just enter your first name, your primary email address and click the Get Special Report button below. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = “//”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, “script”, “aweber-wjs-jc8lzhdt3”)); Our mission statement reads… “To teach and empower people to understand the benefits of an honest monetary system.” Today’s monetary system is based upon a lie. The lie is that you can get something for nothing, or perhaps more simply stated, wealth can be printed. History has shown throughout 5000 years that whenever a country has tried to maintain this illusion (lie), … Continue reading

Areva faces “uranium-gate” in Niger

By analyst By Andrew Topf French nuclear power giant Areva is reportedly cooperating with a legal enquiry by activists who say the company cheated Niger out of $3.25 million in uranium exports. According to the BBC, the scandal known as “uranium-gate” resulted from a 2011 transaction between Areva, and companies in Niger and abroad: Their complaint alleges embezzlement of public funds, money laundering, forgery and conspiracy to defraud. The legal action centres on the allegation that Areva in 2011 bought a stock of uranium from Niger at a discounted price. Back in 2014 Areva reached a deal with Niger’s government to continue uranium mining as it pledged to pay more taxes and to indefinitely postpone a large project over profitability concerns. At the time, opponents to Areva’s proposed Imouraren mine in Niger, the world’s fourth-largest uranium producer, claimed the country’s riches haven’t been translating into wealth for its citizens. According … Continue reading

Solar now employs more people in the US than coal and natural gas

By analyst By Andrew Topf Solar power, once derided as an expensive and unreliable power source, has become a major generator of employment in the United States, according to new data supplied by The Solar Foundation. In its most recent annual report, Solar Jobs Census 2016, the foundation found that one out of every 50 jobs in the U.S. last year, was created by the solar industry – or 2% of all new jobs. Solar jobs have increased at least 20% over the past four years and have nearly tripled since the first Solar Jobs Census was released in 2010. In 2016, the five states with the most solar jobs were California, Massachusetts, Texas, Nevada, and Florida. Of the 260,077 people employed in the solar industry in 2016, over half (52.7%) were involved in installation. Manufacturing represented 14.7% of solar employment, sales and distribution 12.4%, and project development 13.2% of … Continue reading

The Most Important Variable in Any Financial Equation

By Andrew Snyder We hit on a controversial topic last week. Who knew the subject of time would get such attention? It’s a funny thing to think about. Time is something we all have. Some have a lot. Some have a little. And despite the idea that getting more time is at the root of everything we do, few folks ever bother to really think about it. Most investors certainly don’t. We argue it’s the most important variable in any financial equation. Time is everything. The idea takes us to a comment from Member Dan L. After reading our thoughts on time and investing last week, he wrote this: Another of your articles with real-life ideas in the investment environment, Andrew. This is why I often am upset at articles that tout “make $10K per month” with this company or strategy, and they neglect to say that you need $200K … Continue reading

TheDailyGold Premium Update #511

By Jordan Roy-Byrne CMT, MFTA TheDailyGold Premium #511 was a 35-page update sent to subscribers late Saturday evening. In this update we covered the outlook for Q2 and among other things, refined our list of buy targets and buy prices for those targets. This update included a report on one of those buy targets, our most recent buy. This company is currently stupidly cheap (with respect to its medium term and long-term potential) and that is why we bought it despite our cautious outlook for the sector. This company is one that “ticks all the boxes.” We think it has 10-bagger potential over the next 2-3 years. Click Here to Learn More About & Subscribe to Our Premium Service …read more Source:: The Daily Gold The post TheDailyGold Premium Update #511 appeared first on Junior Mining Analyst. … Continue reading

David Morgan Shares His Current Outlook for Gold & Silver

By Jordan Roy-Byrne CMT, MFTA A precious metals aficionado armed with degrees in finance and economics as well as engineering, he created the website and originated The Morgan Report, a monthly that covers economic news, overall financial health of the global economy, currency problems, and the key reasons for investing in precious metals. David considers himself a big-picture macroeconomist whose main job is education—educating people about honest money and the benefits of a sound financial system. A dynamic, much-in-demand speaker all over the globe, David and his team are currently writing another book about silver and the current economy. As publisher of The Morgan Report, he has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business, and BNN in Canada. He has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Futures Magazine, The Gold Report and numerous other publications. Additionally, he provides the public a tremendous amount of information by radio and at times … Continue reading

The Revolution That Was

By Brian Maher This post The Revolution That Was appeared first on Daily Reckoning. “The American system of government is in jeopardy if we don’t do something about it.” We hear it all the time — from the right… from the left — and all shades of the spectrum. But maybe they’re mistaken. Maybe it’s already too late… Old-time journalist Garet Garrett (1878–1954) penned a little-known gem, “The Revolution Was,” in 1938 — well into the New Deal. Many at the time wailed the same lament we hear today: “The American system of government is in jeopardy if we don’t do something about it.” But it had already changed. Only they didn’t see it. Garrett: There are those who still think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. But they are gazing in the wrong direction. The revolution is behind them. It … Continue reading

Our Hopelessly Dysfunctional Democracy

By Charles Hugh Smith This post Our Hopelessly Dysfunctional Democracy appeared first on Daily Reckoning. The country faces profound political disunity, a concept I learned from historian Michael Grant, whose slim but insightful volume The Fall of the Roman Empire I have been recommending since 2009. As I noted in my 2009 book Survival+, this was a key feature of the Roman Empire in its final slide to collapse. The shared values and consensus which had held the Empire’s core together dissolved, leaving petty fiefdoms to war among themselves for what power and swag remained. A funny thing happens when a nation allows itself to be ruled by Imperial kleptocrats: such rule is intrinsically destabilizing, as there is no longer any moral or political center to bind the nation together. The public sees the value system at the top is maximize my personal profit by whatever means are available, i.e. … Continue reading