November 2010

What’s Mine is Mined: Buying Gold Stocks When Bullion Prices Are Out of Your Control

What’s Mine is Mined: Buying Gold Stocks When Bullion Prices Are Out of Your Control

November 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY – ProspectingJournal.com – November 30, 2010 – If you’re like me, you like the physical feel of holding bullion in your pocket on the way home from the exchange. But, lately, that weight in the pocket is lighter than I can normally carry, due to the fact that not all of us want to [...]

The Elephant Roars: Centric Energy Acquired in Cash-and-Share Swap by Africa Oil

November 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY – ProspectingJournal.com – November 29, 2010 – After following Centric Energy [CTE – TSX.V] and it’s intriguing story pertaining to its position in Kenya’s East African tertiary rift system, today the company announced that it is to be acquired by Africa Oil [AOI – TSX.V] through a $60 million equivalent cash-and-share swap agreement. And [...]

Prospecting By Committee: Nortec Minerals’ Relationship with Ecuadorian Government

Prospecting By Committee: Nortec Minerals’ Relationship with Ecuadorian Government

November 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ANALYSIS – ProspectingJournal.com – Vancouver, BC – November 15, 2010: When governments decide to shake up their standards and regulations, often times there is an aftermath period. In the case of Ecuador, it looks to have exited its own two year dormant period after changes in its mining laws increased local Ecuadorian input over the [...]

How Gold Changed the World: Record Nominal Price, Gold Standard Suggested

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COMMENTARY – ProspectingJournal.com – November 8, 2010 – Thanks to the work of gold miners, the TSX rallied to its highest level since September 2008. When it’s hot, it’s hot, and the nominal price of gold hit another high today, pulling along with it the value of the nation’s leading index. Despite a stronger day [...]

Gold Dominates Markets and Politics

Gold Dominates Markets and Politics

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Deal Accepted: ArcelorMittal’s Successful Baffinland Buyout Offer

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TOP STORY — ProspectingJournal.com — November 8, 2010 – TORONTO, ON – Director’s of Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation [BIM – TSX] have announced their acceptance of a friendly takeover bid from steel giant ArcellorMittal [MT – NYSE] for $433 million. While the company’s management is urging its shareholders to accept the deal at a price [...]

Silver’s Big Week and The Road Ahead

November 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY – ProspectingJournal.com – November 5, 2010 – Not since prior to 1980, have we seen a stage set so perfectly for a surge in silver prices. Sure our attention may be drawn towards the price of gold flirting with the $1400 mark. I get it that you’re more intrigued by this fascinating rare earth [...]

BHP-Potash Bid’s Dramatic Finale: The Aftermath

November 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY – ProspectingJournal.com – November 4, 2010 – It came with the highest amount of drama you could imagine for a decision regarding the future of fertilizers, as Tony Clement’s announcement yesterday could impact generations to come. Prefaced by much politicization, Canada’s Industry Minister assured not only his Western Conservative base that he was still [...]

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