Gold vs Fiat vs Crypto

Many believe John Maynard Keynes considered gold to be “a barbarous relic”. In actual fact he was referring to the fixed exchange rate between the British pound and gold. During WWI the combatants abandoned the gold standard to allow inflation to pay for the war. Once the war was over…

Worth Watching: Great Boulder Resources Limited (ASX: GBR)

Great Boulder Resources Limited (ASX:GBR) has made a potentially extraordinary discovery of copper-nickel-cobalt mineralisation at Mt Venn, in Western Australia. Extraordinary, because Mt Venn has a remarkable past. In 1970 the share price of the then-owner, Tasminex NL, rocketed from $3.00 to $96.00. This uplift was based upon a report…

Equities vs Commodities

Jeffrey Gundlach, CEO of DoubleLine said in early January that a bear market would commence when the long term trendline for US 30-year Treasuries is broken, and the yield rose above 2.99%. The rate was 3.08% last Friday, the day the DOW fell 2.5%. But Gundlach, in a webcast titled “Commodities:…

Mining and Energy Consumption

Increasing the share of electricity produced by wind and solar, and the trend to electric cars, will put considerable pressure on the mining industry. Already, according to the International Energy Agency, mining alone accounts for around 10% of the world’s energy consumption. This does not include energy consumed in processing…

Five Most Popular Posts of 2017

  Links below to the five popular posts of 2017. Other popular posts were two others on conglomerate gold in the Pilbara, lithium statistics and famous geology quotes. The most popular companies, in order, were: Australian Vanadium Limited (ASX: AVL), Mod Resources Limited (ASX: MOD), Silver Mines Limited (ASX: SVL)…

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