“Do You Think Gold is Money?”: Metals Surge As Ron Paul Smacks Bernanke

“Do You Think Gold is Money?”: Metals Surge As Ron Paul Smacks Bernanke

July 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY–ProspectingJournal.com–A short while ago, we issued an article on the gold boom in Nicaragua and the bright future this precious metal faces as a result of the global economic turmoil. Highlighted in the article were companies we thought worth following, given their placement on Nicaragua’s soon-to-explode Gold Belt, such as Golden Reign Resources (TSXV: GRR), [...]

Silver Valley’s Grande Re-Opening: Sunshine Silver Mines Goes Public

Silver Valley’s Grande Re-Opening: Sunshine Silver Mines Goes Public

July 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ANALYSIS—ProspectingJournal.com—These days, it doesn’t take much effort to convince the average investor to at least think about silver. The precious metal’s expanding use as a paste in solar cells has pushed its importance into the sustainable energy spotlight. Being one of the most conductive metals, its use in electronics is ever-growing. Silver nanoparticles are an [...]

Conspiracy Meets Fact: The Rising Acceptance of “Underground” Theories

Conspiracy Meets Fact: The Rising Acceptance of “Underground” Theories

July 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY—ProspectingJournal—It didn’t take long, upon my entry into the world of stock markets, mining and economic theories, to get wrapped up in the what ifs and whys. Industry leaders, influential commentators and established websites, while perhaps conservative in their thinking years ago, now have one thing in common: a rising tolerance, and even acceptance, of what used to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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