June 2011

Third Time the “Charm?” – Bernanke Stops the Presses

Third Time the “Charm?” – Bernanke Stops the Presses

June 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY—ProspectingJournal—That’s it, there’s no more, the Monopoly money tidal wave is gone, the world is safe, QE2 is over, enjoy your long weekend! . . . At least, that’s what the Federal Reserve would like the world to believe, now that the US is halting the waste of perfectly good trees for almost perfectly useless [...]

Parthenon for Sale! Economic Freedom Now the Only Freedom

Parthenon for Sale! Economic Freedom Now the Only Freedom

June 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY—ProspectingJournal—It seems that every generation has its great defining moments, ideas, and conflicts. The storming of the Bastille, the birth of Communism, WWII, The Great Depression, the list goes on. Often, these events create movements that stand for the pursuit of something, such as freedom from oppression and overall bad guys . . . Yet, for my generation, our current quest for [...]

ProspectingFM – Ep2: Mickey Fulp (mercenarygeologist.com)

ProspectingFM – Ep2: Mickey Fulp (mercenarygeologist.com)

June 27, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Episode 2: In this episode we tackle the topic of nuclear energy from the mining perspective. Uranium stocks have taken a massive slide in the days following Fukushima. In an interview recorded June 15, 2011, we speak to geologist extraordinaire, Mickey Fulp of MercenaryGeologist.com about all things nuclear, including uranium and the much talked about [...]

Dispelling the Myth of Over-Diversification: Canadian Miners Branch Out

Dispelling the Myth of Over-Diversification: Canadian Miners Branch Out

June 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ANALYSIS—ProspectingJournal.com—It can seem that only in the Canadian exploration sector can you have a company that carries a vast portfolio of projects that cover potash and gold, oil and copper, silver and ore, and so on. This project diversity, once thought of as a warning sign for potential investors, is emerging as a successful (and [...]

Sino-Forest: The Muddied Waters of Chinese Investing

Sino-Forest: The Muddied Waters of Chinese Investing

June 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY—ProspectingJournal.com—The China hysteria and “China bubble,” a somewhat imaginary scapegoat for China-haters for the last decade, makes it easy to jump on a story that claims “China bad, West good.” Such is the case with the now famous Muddy Waters report on Sino-Forest’s (TRE) alleged lies, which has caused the absolute destruction of what was [...]

Miners, Bankers and Investors Eye Silver–the Versatile PM

Miners, Bankers and Investors Eye Silver–the Versatile PM

June 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY—ProspectingJournal.com—2011 has been a rollercoaster for silver, the once “Poor Man’s Gold.” Indeed, silver fans are beaming with optimism these days (though slightly shaken), as the precious metal still has a ways to go if it wants to sit at its historical price ratio with gold . . . If manipulation doesn’t keep bashing it down. [...]

Chinese Drawn to New Iron Ore Frontier in West Africa

Chinese Drawn to New Iron Ore Frontier in West Africa

June 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ANALYSIS – ProspectingJournal.com – Last week, Andrew Forrest – the billionaire CEO of Fortescue Metals [FMG - ASX] threatened to sue the Australian Government after they slapped a 30% tax on the profits of local iron ore companies. BHP Billiton [BHP - NYSE], Rio Tinto [RIO - NYSE] and Xstrata [XTA - L] also fought [...]

Investing in Conspiracy—Ron Paul Fuels the Hunt for Gold

Investing in Conspiracy—Ron Paul Fuels the Hunt for Gold

June 15, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

COMMENTARY—Prospectingjournal.com—These days, it’s hard not to be a conspiracy theorist, what with the near-collapse of the EU, the teetering of the once mighty US empire, a supposedly dead Bin Laden, 24-hour fear in the news, and the increasingly democratic dumping ground for uncensored ideas, known as blogs. Throw gold into the mix, add the internet, [...]

Saving in Silver – A Lesson For the Young Ones

Saving in Silver – A Lesson For the Young Ones

June 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY—Prospectingjournal.com— It’s been well over a month since silver flirted with the nominal record threshold price of $50 (back in late April), before outlying factors slammed the metal back to reality. Today, as of writing this piece, the price dipped back below the $35 mark for the first time since mid-May. For those who joined [...]

Nicaragua Emerges From the Jungle, Carrying Gold

Nicaragua Emerges From the Jungle, Carrying Gold

June 9, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

COMMENTARY—Prospectingjournal.com—Nicaragua, with its colourful history of foreign domination, civil strife and prosperous mining, is once again a hot zone in the race for Latin American gold. I say “once again” because the search for gold is nothing new to Nicaragua. The Spanish, who first arrived in 1522, were reportedly so impressed with the country’s civilization [...]

Energy Investing

June 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Energy Investing articles coming soon!

Keiser Report: Gonzalo Lira on collapsing Euro confidence and PIGS (02Jun11)

June 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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