Well-Financed Miners Will Survive

Well-Financed Miners Will Survive

August 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY—ProspectingJournal.com—In the current marketplace, a constant fear of recession has caused unprecedented strain on most companies, many of which are still recovering from the last crash. Yet the possibility of Recession 2 (or, really, the “re-discovery” of Recession 1) has prompted many of the dime-a-dozen juniors to make haste with a plausible business model. Without [...]

Uranium Didn’t Go Anywhere, Did You?

Uranium Didn’t Go Anywhere, Did You?

July 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY–ProspectingJournal.com–While it’s perhaps a bit early to announce the rebirth of the uranium sector, signs are now pointing to a steady comeback as governments and businesses are returning to one of their favourite obsessions: worrying about–and profiting from–the world’s energy needs. For someone invested in uranium, early 2011 was a classic textbook example of an [...]

Canada’s Reserved Currency Gone Wild

Canada’s Reserved Currency Gone Wild

July 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY—ProspectingJournal.com—Canada’s reputation as a slightly dull but dependable financial safe-haven has made its way back into the international spotlight. The loonie hit a 3 ½ year high against the US dollar this week, at $1.06US, as Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney’s sober comments hinted at what many central banks can now only dream about: [...]

Mortgage Mayhem: Just Around the Corner?

Mortgage Mayhem: Just Around the Corner?

July 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY—ProspectingJournal—If China’s recent interest rate hikes, Greece’s debt fiasco, America’s upcoming double dip, and Portugal’s acclaimed “junk” rating should teach the average Canadian one thing, it’s that perhaps now is not a good time to take out a large mortgage for that waterfront condo. There’s enough financial armageddon stories out there to attract even those [...]

Economic Nationalism Listed on TSX: Buyers Beware

Economic Nationalism Listed on TSX: Buyers Beware

July 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY—ProspectingJournal—Despite the legions of globalization fanatics, economic nationalism is gaining support as a last-ditch effort to fend off corporate domination. The justification for this emerging protectionism is understandable: the wholesale of countries is now under way in the EU; the once laughable idea that “banksters” are pushing us towards a world bank (and currency) is now [...]

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 [...]

Canada’s Hack-n-Slash Strategy, Once Bemoaned, Now Admired

Canada’s Hack-n-Slash Strategy, Once Bemoaned, Now Admired

May 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY—Prospectingjournal.com—It seems that all those years of enduring the “boring country’” stereotype are finally paying off, as the flashier and exciting EU nations are now drooling over Canada’s deficit-destroying tactics of the pre-Harper years. And what a treat it is for aging Liberals Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin, who must surely feel pressured to help [...]

Debt Politics in the (Formerly) Free World

Debt Politics in the (Formerly) Free World

May 20, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

COMMENTARY—Prospectingjournal.com—The US debt has skyrocketed to such a ridiculous level that it’s almost tempting to cheer it on, like when you near the rain-record in summer and actually start rooting for it, despite the misery. Well here I am in Canada, nervously standing on top of a nation that, proudly or not (I‘m guessing not), [...]

Germany A Better Dance Partner For Canada’s TSX Than The LSE

Germany A Better Dance Partner For Canada’s TSX Than The LSE

May 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY – ProspectingJournal.com  –  Today I am writing from Hamburg, Germany, after having spent the last few nights growing accustomed to this beautiful country, and the cultural differences of its people. As I take in the sights with my wife on our first European ‘vacation’ together (quotes added, since I’m still managing to get some [...]

ProspectingFM – Ep 1: Jeff Nielson (BullionBullsCanada.com)

May 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

April 29, 2011 – Episode 1: In this episode we interview precious metals analyst Jeff Nielson of BullionBullsCanada.com, where we focus on our favourite topic: silver. We cover the lack of objectivity in the main stream media regarding silver’s prices, the alleged manipulation of prices by both JPMorgan and HSBC through the actions witnessed on [...]

Location, Location, Location: Troymet Exploration’s Active Neighbourhoods

Location, Location, Location: Troymet Exploration’s Active Neighbourhoods

April 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ANALYSIS – ProspectingJournal.com – April 6, 2011 – In the world of mining, many times the confidence in your properties can be better exemplified by the activities of your neighbours than by those of your own. This is the case for Troymet Exploration Corp. [TYE – TSX.V], on at least two of its three precious [...]

Canada’s Golden Swing-Riding: PJ’s Weekly Picks – Red Lake District Edition

Canada’s Golden Swing-Riding: PJ’s Weekly Picks – Red Lake District Edition

March 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY – ProspectingJournal.com – A big week for precious metals saw gold hang in around the $1440 mark and silver break through the $37/oz point. While this is all going on, we get to end the week with a non-confidence vote here in Canada, thus forcing the electorate back to the polls for the first [...]

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