Alkane Signs MOU with Siemens to Advance Dubbo Zirconium Project

Alkane Resource’s flagship Dubbo Zirconium Project moved closer to production after the company announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between its wholly owned subsidiary Australian Zirconia Ltd. and German engineering and technology giant Siemens AG. The MOU, a nonbinding and nonexclusive agreement for three years, “details Alkane’s and Siemens’ joint intention to enter into separate agreements for the purpose of progressing and implementing business opportunities such as offtake agreements for DZP product (e.g., rare earth products, specifically those related to the production of NdFeB permanent magnets, as well as the rare metals niobium, zirconium, and hafnium in oxide, alloy or finished form),” stated Tom Hayes in an Oct. 25 research report on Alkane Resources Ltd. (ALK:ASX; ANLKY:OTCQX) for Edison Investment Research. For its part, Alkane will have access to Siemens’ “advanced infrastructure management systems, process automation solutions, power solutions, mechanical plant and services and product lifecycle management (including asset management, … Continue reading

Canadian Zeolite Announces National Distribution Deal with Bella Turf for their Artificial Turf Installation and Product Line

October 25, 2016 Vancouver, British Columbia (FSCwire) – Canadian Zeolite Corp. (the “Company”) (TSX.V: CNZ) (OTCQB: CNZCF) (FSE: ZEON) is proud to announce an exclusive national distribution deal with Bella Turf, Canada’s leading distributor of Artificial Turf Landscape Grasses. The Company has agreed to supply its zeolite to Bella Turf for the Synthetic Turf Industry. Bella Turf has established distribution channels and dealers throughout Canada and will now have the ability to distribute the Company’s zeolite to their established customers. Bella Turf states, “the Artificial Turf industry has been growing by 20% per year globally for the last decade. It is a 1.71 billion dollar industry while North America makes up 28% of the market. This growth is fueled primarily by environment conscious consumers who are aware of what watering, mowing, and chemicals are doing to our environment.“ For more information please visit Mr. Ray Paquette CEO adds “We’re … Continue reading

Cycle of Low Crude Prices Nearing an End, Says Saudi Oil Minister

Saudi Arabia’s Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih declared the cycle of low crude prices is nearing an end as the oil market strengthens in recent weeks. “Market fundamentals, in terms of supply and demand, have begun to improve,” Falih stated on Sunday at a press conference with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, adding: “We are optimistic that oil prices will continue to improve in the future.” Novak was meeting with OPEC ministers to discuss closer cooperation between Russia and OPEC to support the market. Last week WTI Crude was trading at nearly $52/barrel, a 15-month high. It has slipped somewhat since, to about $50.50, after comments from Iraq’s Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi indicating his country wanted to be exempt from any output cuts that OPEC might impose, saying Iraq needed the revenue to fight the Islamic State. Energy trader Mark Fisher is advising investors to buy crude oil and natural … Continue reading

Former Goldman Insider Says Price of Gold Could Double

Former Goldman Insider Says Price of Gold Could Double By Justin Spittler The price of gold should be a lot higher… At least, that’s what Raoul Pal thinks. Pal is one of the world’s top “big-picture” investors. He used to work at Goldman Sachs and run a giant hedge fund, until he made so much money that he retired. Today, Pal writes The Global Macro Investor, a research letter read by some of the world’s biggest money managers. Recently, Pal came out in defense of gold. You see, gold has cooled off after climbing 25% over the first six months of the year. It’s down 8.5% since August. And it’s coming off seven straight down days, its worst losing streak since 2013. Gold’s recent selloff has many investors worried. But not Pal. He thinks investors could soon take shelter in gold…which could cause the price to double from current levels. Today, we’ll explain … Continue reading

A Conversation With Louis James – The International Speculator

    This past week, I had the opportunity to exchange emails with one of the best in the business, Louis James, Senior Investment Strategist for Casey Research. Louis travels the world putting boots on the ground, investigating opportunities for those who subscribe toThe International Speculator. His boots-on-the-ground approach and detailed analysis of the companies that he investigates set him apart from the crowd. Not to mention, he has the ear of one of the legends of junior mining stock speculation, Doug Casey! Before getting to the interview, I just wanted to share with you a rich source of information that I guarantee you won’t find anywhere else. I’m referring to the books, Totally Incorrect, and Right on the Money, which are collections of past conversations between Louis and Doug. I can remember waiting eagerly for the Wednesday release of Conversations with Casey, where Louis and Doug discussed speculation, philosophy, … Continue reading

Jack Chan: This Past Week in Gold

Technical analyst Jack Chan charts recent movements in the gold and silver markets. With COT data showing signs of a bottom, Chan is waiting for price action to confirm. Our proprietary cycle indicator is down but can be bottoming. The gold sector is on a long-term buy signal. Long-term signals can last for months and years and are more suitable for investors holding for long term. The gold sector is on a short-term buy signal. Short-term signals can last for days and weeks, and are more suitable for traders. Speculation has reached the level of the previous bottom. GDX is testing resistance. The Canadian gold stock ETF is also testing resistance. Silver is on a long-term buy signal. SLV is on a short-term sell signal as the buy signal has failed, and short-term signals can last for days to weeks, more suitable for traders. SummaryA bull market in gold and … Continue reading

Three Resource Equities That Are Worth a Closer Look

Money manager Adrian Day looks at three resource companies with recent developments and examines how those developments affect the companies and whether the stocks are good buys. Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NSU.NY, 2.90) has good and not-so-good news. Bisha, its mine in Eritrea, has achieved commercial zinc production, with completion of the zinc expansion, like the original mine and the copper circuit, completed within time and under budget. This is a strong record for any mining company. The bad news, however, are metallurgical problems that have reduced the value of the ore. Nevsun hopes to solve the problem by the end of the year, and in the meantime is also mining some gold from its stockpile to partially make up for the revenue shortfall. But the uncertainty has weighed on the stock price. The company also announced continued very strong drill results from the Cukaru Peki deposit in Serbia, recently acquired … Continue reading

It’s Rally Time for Gold and Silver Equities

Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger discusses the Deutsche Bank gold bullion settlement and the uptick in gold and silver miners. One of the more striking developments in the bizarro world of gold and silver trading has to be yesterday’s settlement between Deutsche Bank and a class-action group that alleged that the bullion banks (DB, Scotia and HSBC) were manipulating the physical and Comex silver futures market since 2007; what is laughable and disgusting is the size of the settlement—$38 million. It’s like Lee Harvey Oswald being charged with “Assault with a Deadly Weapon” and winding up with a misdemeanor. Then again, it is really no different than Libor-rigging or the sub-prime mortgage fraud or more recently the Wells Fargo scam. At the end of the day, if you had told me back in 1977 when I got first got hired by a old, venerable Bay Street investment firm (McLeod Young … Continue reading

American? Here’s How to Play the Upside of the Canadian Dollar

October 17, 2016         The Canadian dollar/U.S. dollar exchange rate has traded within a broad range for over 60 years [and at this juncture] would appear to have a lot more upside than downside potential. This articles illustrates that point of view with charts and puts forth suggestions on how to play the coming upside.  The comments above and below are excerpts from an article by Geoffrey Caveney ( which may have been enhanced – edited Short Term View The Canadian dollar/U.S. dollar exchange rate has traded in a very tight range for many months now remaining in a tight 0.75-0.78 range…and it hasn’t made a really big move since the rally from January to April [as illustrated in the chart below]: Medium Term View A look at the CAD/USD exchange rate on a longer time frame gives us a broader perspective: …Note in particular the capitulation selloff in January and the sharp rally … Continue reading

Seven Precious Metal Companies to Create Value for the Long Term

Tocqueville Asset Management invests in precious metals companies for the long term, looking for names that are innovative and creative in identifying properties and adding value to those properties, says Portfolio Manager and Senior Research Analyst Doug Groh. Geopolitical and financial concerns, as well as market fundamentals, favor gold over the longer term, he believes. In this interview with The Gold Report, Groh provides his analysis of the macro environment for precious metals and profiles seven companies with quality assets that he expects to create value. The Gold Report: Doug, after the long run-up in the precious metals market for most of the year, October started off turbulently. What is your take on it? Doug Groh: Gold has had a nice performance through the first nine months of the year, posting a 25% year-to-date appreciation. It’s not unusual for markets to correct in the fourth quarter, and we’re seeing that … Continue reading