In China’s year of the dragon, coal is king

Chinese New Year is fast approaching. As China gets ready to enter the year of the dragon, commodities prices could use some of the luck generally associated with that particular entry in the Chinese Zodiac. Daniel Kang, head of metals and mining, Asia Pacific equities research with JPMorgan, does not see that happening until the latter half of the year when headwinds, internal and external, begin to subside. “The sector has rallied into 2012 driven by China’s clear shift toward […]

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Platinum’s Upside Potential

There are certain dogmas held sacrosanct by precious metals investors and one of them is that platinum is supposed to be more expensive than gold. That’s just the way it is. Quite a few eyebrows lifted and jaws dropped last fall when the yellow metals price overtook that of platinum. The historic switch took place on Sept. 2nd when Comex gold futures settled at $1,875.25 per troy ounce, just above platinum’s closing price of $1,873 per ounce. When you consider […]

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If The U.S. Government Keeps Spending Money Like This We Are Doomed And If The U.S. Government Stops Spending Money Like This We Are Doomed

If you increased your credit card spending by a couple thousand dollars per month would your lifestyle improve?  Of course it would.  By going into large amounts of debt, it is possible to live a lifestyle that you can’t really afford, at least for a while.

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Platinum’s Upside Potential

There are certain dogmas held sacrosanct by precious metals investors and one of them is that platinum is supposed to be more expensive than gold. That’s just the way it is. Quite a few eyebrows lifted and jaws dropped last fall when the yellow metals price overtook that of platinum.

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Power vs. People in the Digital Age

The government seems determined to turn out the lights on the digital age. And this is with or without SOPA or the other bills that were only this week shouted down by the global digital community on Blackout Wednesday.

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Obama’s Disgraceful Choice of Carbon-Intense Conflict Oil from Our Greatest Enemy in the Western Hemisphere Over Ethical Oil from Canada

That’s what he did when he rejected the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would have taken oilsands oil from Alberta to the Gulf Coast of Texas.

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In China’s year of the dragon, coal is king

Chinese New Year is fast approaching. As China gets ready to enter the year of the dragon, commodities prices could use some of the luck generally associated with that particular entry in the Chinese Zodiac.

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Are Rare Earth Metals Really Rare?

So when I first started analyzing companies mining rare earth metals, I assumed these elements were very scarce and difficult to find. But, in reality, what I found was something quite unexpected.

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The Global Elite Are Hiding 18 Trillion Dollars In Offshore Banks

In recent days, the fact that Mitt Romney has millions of dollars parked down in the Cayman Islands has made headlines all over the world.  But when it comes to offshore banking, what Mitt Romney is doing is small potatoes.

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Why This Tiny Energy Sector Is Booming Right Now

Japan was on a nuclear mission.

In the early 1970s, the country made it a national priority to increase usage of nuclear power. It started its nuclear program with two reactors. Some 40 years later, Japan has more than 50 main reactors, providing about 30% of the country’s electricity.

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