Silver Trails Gold by the Biggest Margin in 25 Years

By Myra P. Saefong March 3, 2018 PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES Bloomberg Commodity Index Silver didn’t get the push it needed to outpace the rise in gold last year, as some analysts had expected, but good things come to those who wait. “Many of silver’s key drivers that painted a bullish picture last year are still in play for 2018, particularly rising inflationary pressures and a weaker U.S. dollar,” says Maxwell Gold, director of investment strategy at ETF Securities. Even so, silver futures have lost roughly 5% so far this year as of Friday, trailing gold’s 0.3% decline. In 2017, gold gained nearly 14%—roughly double the rise for silver. Silver closed on Friday at $16.54 an ounce. Brien Lundin, editor of Gold Newsletter, says he expected silver to top gold last year and this year, but that hasn’t happened because the rally in gold hasn’t had “the kind of consistency…necessary to lead … Continue reading

PDAC – Investors Cautionary Warning

March 3, 2018 By Dudley Pierce Baker Founder – Editor Let the games begin and the b.s. fly…. In past years I have heard Rick Rule several times cautioning investors at resource conferences to stay away from most of those companies attending and presenting. Most of the companies will never produce anything and will only sell shares, rollback, sell more shares, rollback, etc., while of course management will continue to draw salaries and investors suffer the pain of a lousy ‘investment’. There is a lot of s… out there. Of course, I am referring to the smaller players/exploration companies not to the big boys, i.e., Goldcorp, Kinross, Agnico Eagle, etc. There is an incredible line up of around 500 companies attending/presenting at PDAC this year which starts on Sunday, March 4 and runs through Wednesday to 12:00 on March 7. Many of these companies, in my opinion, are … Continue reading

Are These Gold Bankers Better Than Wall St?

POSTED ON FEBRUARY 26, 2018 BY PAUL   There are a group of bankers based in three cities, not Wall St., but Toronto, Vancouver, and Denver that you probably never heard of. Surprisingly, they are gold stocks. They are royalty & streaming companies, otherwise known as the Three Kings (Franco-Nevada, Royal Gold, and Wheaton Precious Metals) are the non-media grabbing bankers in the mining sector. They collect their revenue from some of the biggest mining companies in the world: Glencore, Vale, Teck Resources, Barrick Gold, Newmont Mining, AngloGold Ashanti Limited. Yet, if you add up the staff of these 3 companies, it would be less than 100 people. At the same time, their combined revenue of almost $2 billion in 2016.  You could call them the bankers of mining. Franco-Nevada and Royal Gold were both founded in the 1980’s. Wheaton Precious Metals (previously named Silver Wheaton) is the new entrant over the past ten years to … Continue reading

The 2007-9 Crisis Will Return in 2018 – With A Vengeance

Posted on February 16, 2018 by Egon von Greyerz US economics is extremely predictable. It doesn’t matter who is President and what party he comes from. Because every president will spend more money than the US can afford. On average, US Federal debt has doubled every 8 years since Reagan came to power in 1981. And Trump has just fulfilled the prediction. The budget deal that has been agreed is guaranteed to produce substantial deficits in coming years. The current year’s deficit might be just under $1 trillion but thereafter it is virtually guaranteed that the US will not have a budget deficit under $1 trillion for many, many years. US FEDERAL DEBT $40 TRILLION BY 2025 During Bush Jr, debt went form $10T to $ 20T. Whether Trump will manage to keep it below $28T by 2021 is questionable. What is more certain is that by 2025, whoever is president, … Continue reading

Gold Will Surge As The World Hits A Rock Or A Hard Place

Posted on January 19, 2018 by Egon von Greyerz   The world is now between Scylla and Charybdis or between two evils. Thus, there is no solution or positive outcome of the present state of the world economy. Scylla is the rock or the six headed monster whilst Charybdis is a whirlpool or a black hole (a hard place). BETWEEN SCYLLA (A ROCK) AND CHARYBDIS (A HARD PLACE) Since 2006-9, governments and central banks believe that they have got through the strait of Messina passing through Scylla and Charybdis but sadly they are mistaken. The world is still desperately trying to get through the inescapable passage that would lead to safety. By printing unlimited amounts of money and thus doubling global debt, there is a general belief that the world has passed the dangers. But sadly that is not the case. We are still in very dangerous waters. Will the world … Continue reading

Where Can Investors Find Stock Warrants (Options) On Marijuana Stocks?

December 26, 2017 By Dudley Pierce Baker Investors in the marijuana and cannabis sector might be surprised to know that there are stock warrants trading on several of the companies. For those not familiar with stock warrants they are very similar to stock options. The principal differences being that stock warrants are a security issued by the company and the options are a derivative and written/created by other investors. Typically call options have a maximum life of 12 months where stock warrants frequently have a life from 2 to 5 years. If you want more information on stock warrants I encourage you to visit to receive a Free copy of The Stock Warrant Handbook, Your Personal Guide to Trading Stock Warrants. Currently there are 6 stock warrants trading on very interesting companies in the marijuana/cannabis space. There are only two places that you will find the details on these … Continue reading

Silver and Gold Bottom Soon

  Bob Moriarty December 4, 2017 Silver and gold have hit a new low for the year during December in each of the last five years. They are on track for repeating their journey this year if we are to believe sentiment matters. And I do. Two measures allow us to gauge sentiment. My favorite is the DSI or Daily Sentiment Index put out by Jake Bernstein. It’s more valuable than cheap. One good trade would more than pay for six month’s service. If you want to see how accurate is it, on December 17th of 2015, the day of the low in gold, it was 8, the low for the year. On December 15th of 2016, the day of the low in gold, it showed a value of 4, also a low for the year. For silver in December of 2015 the DSI indicated a value of 8 also on the 17th of the … Continue reading

How to Mine Cobalt Without Going to Congo

By Anna Hirtenstein November 30, 2017, 11:00 PM CST Recycling techniques can draw metal from lithium-ion batteries New source could meet 10% of car industry’s metal needs Why Electric Cars Aren’t Taking Over Yet Almost 9,000 miles from the dusty Congo savanna, miners have hit on an entirely new source of cobalt — the rare mineral at the heart of the electric-car boom. And not only can they take coffee breaks, when they take a break, they can grab a donut at Tim Hortons.Scientists working for American Manganese Inc., located in the suburbs of Vancouver, have developed a way to produce enough of the bluish-gray metal to power all the electric cars on the road today without drilling into the ground: by recycling faulty batteries. It’s one of many technologies that entrepreneurs are patenting to prepare for a time when electric cars outnumber polluting petrol engines, turning the entire automotive … Continue reading

How To Value A Patent: American Manganese (Recycling Lithium Ion Batteries)

    By Dudley Pierce Baker My article on American Manganese, AMYZF and TSXV:AMY has been posted on I gave them an Exclusive and thus request that you visit the link below with my article on their website. How To Value A Patent: American Manganese … Continue reading