Fracking in the US is here to stay, affirmsthe editor of the Oil & Gas Investments Bulletin. North American business is dependent on cheap energy, and even energy utilities are switching from coal to natural gas.
The reality for gold bulls may fall short of their expectations of ever-increasing prices that run ahead of gold supplies, says a self-described gold bug who forecast the initial run-up of gold at the turn of the millennium but who now finds himself in the bear camp for bullion.
Since the 2008 financial panic, central banks in the US, UK, Europe, and Japan have experimented with the aggressive use of their balance sheets to stabilize their financial markets and encourage a return to higher rates of economic activity.
While the Fed can wrap this magic act in all sorts of covering language about dual mandates, maximum employment, and price stability, the simple fact remains that money printed out of thin air cannot, has not, and will not ever lead to prosperity.
The Federal Reserve’s announcement of a third round of quantitative easing (QE3) might have been the worst kept secret, yet the dollar plunged upon the announcement. Here we share our analysis on what makes the FOMC tick.
There has been a growing focus within the Canadian mineral exploration industry towards supplying materials for the high-tech and alternative technology sectors. This is evident in the increasing number of companies acquiring graphite, lithium and rare earth element properties.
According to the former special inspector general for the $700-billion US Troubled Asset Relief Program (Tarp) that bailed out the US banking system in 2008, another financial crisis is all but inevitable and the cost will be even higher than the 2008 financial crisis.
The Fed and ECB make my job presenting at the Hard Assets conference in Chicago very exciting. Don’t miss my presentation on Sept. 21. I invite you to be there in person if you live in close proximity to Chicago.