Precious Metals Weekly Round-Up: Gold Climbs as US Dollar Slumps

Both gold and silver made gains early Friday morning (September 21) after the US dollar tumbled in response to a variety of ongoing geopolitical concerns. As of 9:26 a.m. EST, the yellow metal was trading at US$ 1,192.10 per ounce after hitting a one-week high in the previous session. As for the white metal, it […]

Base Metals Weekly Round-Up: Zinc, Money, Water Make the News

Another week, another round of tariffs in what is becoming part of regular programming for 2018. The number this time: US$ 200 billion on Chinese goods with the threat being that US President Donald Trump is willing to tax all imports from the east Asian behemoth. Pundits and businesspeople are now recommending watchers get comfortable, […]

Cornerstone Metals to Become First Vanadium Corp

Cornerstone Metals Inc. (TSXV:CCC,OTCQX:CCCCF,FWB:1PY) has announced that it will be changing its name to “First Vanadium Corp.” effective September 25, 2018 to emphasize its focus on vanadium and on advancing the Carlin vanadium project. According to Cornerstone, The Carlin vanadium deposit is considered one of the largest, highest grade primary vanadium deposits in North America. As quoted […]

Precious Metals Sector: It’s 2013 All Over Again

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Base Metals Weekly Round-Up: Peru in Line for New Copper Mine

As it turns out, even a real hurricane can’t drown out the roar of all the storms US President Donald Trump sets off by tweeting his thoughts. As long as Trump hates on NAFTA, he’ll attract opponents from around North America, with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi warning it must remain a trilateral agreement, and […]

Precious Metals Weekly Round-Up: Gold Gains on Weaker Greenback

Both gold and silver prices edged up on Friday (September 14) after the US dollar dipped on weaker-than-expected US inflation data and a slight recovery in emerging markets. As of 11:04 a.m. EST, the yellow metal was trading at US$ 1,197.90 per ounce. It hit its highest level since August 28 in the previous session, […]

Precious Metals Sector On a Long-term SELL Signal

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Base Metals Weekly Round-Up: Zijin Steals the Show

In the news this week, Canadian job numbers aren’t looking so flash while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mulls his next move over the Trans Mountain pipeline. On the global front, US President Donald Trump is disappearing into a mess of his own making while the White House tries to figure out who authored “that” op-ed […]

Precious Metals Weekly Round-Up: Gold Dips on Positive US Jobs Report

Both gold and silver prices trended down on Friday morning (September 7), following an upbeat US jobs report, which caused the US dollar to gain steam and push the precious metals down. As of 9:00 a.m. EST, the yellow metal was trading at US$ 1,193.70 per ounce after it hit an almost one-week high in […]

Centenera to Acquire 6 Precious Metals Projects in Argentina

Centenera Mining (TSXV:CT,OTCQB:CTMIF) has signed a binding letter agreement to acquire six precious metals properties in the Deseado Massif in Santa Cruz province, Argentina, the company announced on Wednesday (September 5). The agreement is with an arm’s length party, Tres Cerros Exploraciones, and would be a substantial foothold in the mining and exploration district for […]

Precious Metals Sector Now on a Long-term Sell Signal

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Base Metals Weekly Round-Up: Nevada Copper Pulls the Trigger

This week, free-trade has been talk of the town as the US and Mexico hammer out a deal that excludes Canada, while US President Donald Trump plays hardball with Ottawa. Looking at base metals prices, after bottoming out two weeks ago copper appears to be on a bit of a rebound, touching a high of US$ […]

Precious Metals Weekly Round-Up: Gold Up Thanks to US-China Tensions

Both gold and silver prices were up Friday (August 31) on the back of a weaker dollar and concerns over an escalation in the US-China trade dispute following new threats by US President Donald Trump. As of 10:06 a.m. EST, the yellow metal was trading at US$ 1,202.10 per ounce and headed for its fifth […]

Azarga Metals Releases Positive PEA for Unkur Project

Azarga Metals (TSXV:AZR) has had its 2016 purchase of the Unkur copper-silver project in Eastern Russia validated by a promising preliminary economic assessment based on initial exploration results, with more exploration on the table. In a Thursday release (August 30), Azarga’s president and CEO, Dorian L. Nicol, said the company was extremely encouraged that even […]

Primary Cobalt Announces Change Of Name To “Primary Energy Metals Inc.”

Primary Cobalt Corp. (CSE:PRIM) (“Primary” or the “Company”) is please to announce that it will change its name to “Primary Energy Metals Inc.” Effective at the market open on September 4, 2018, the common shares of the Company are expected to commence trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the new name, and the existing […]

Trade Wars, the Dollar and Precious Metals

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Financial Markets Status: Precious Metals, Commodities, US & Global Stocks

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Base Metals Weekly Round-Up: Samarco Kicked Down the Road

News this week has been a little turbulent outside of base metals, although investors are no doubt used to this by now. The US and China are still throwing around tariffs, with the Trump administration’s latest round kicking into effect on Thursday (August 23), angering Beijing. In Australia, voters received reminders to change the batteries […]

Precious Metals Weekly Round-Up: Gold Climbs After Fed Chair Speech

The gold price rebounded on Friday (August 24) after US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said gradual interest rate hikes remain appropriate as the US economy continues its strong performance. Speaking at a research symposium in Jackson Hole, he added that he was prepared to do “whatever it takes” if inflation becomes unanchored to the […]

Spearmint Looking to Start Operations on its Chibougamau Vanadium Prospects in Quebec Bordering BlackRock Metals

Spearmint Resources (TSXV:SRJ) (“SRJ” or the “Company”) wishes to announce it is looking to start up operations on its 100-percent owned Chibougamau Vanadium Prospects, consisting of four separate claim blocks totaling 9,735 acres, located in the direct vicinity of Lac Chibougamau, Quebec. These properties directly border BlackRock Metals’ (private) Ilmenite vanadium project, Vanadiumcorp Resource Inc.’s Lac […]

Just Take The Metals Out Back And Shoot Them!

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Historical Repetition in Gold and Silver Precious Metals Arena

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Precious Metals Weekly Round-Up: Gold Edges Up on Weaker US Dollar

Both gold and silver prices ticked up on Friday (August 17), as the greenback declined following an announcement that the US and China plan to discuss trade issues at some point this month, as well as a partial currency recovery in Turkey. As of 9:50 a.m. EST, the yellow metal was trading at US$ 1,178.80 per ounce and headed […]

Palladium Leading the Platinum-group Metals Market and Beyond

Platinum-group metals (PGMs) are six similar transitional metals that include palladium, platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium and osmium. Each has similar physical and chemical properties to the others in the group, and they tend to occur together in the same deposits. Classified as rare precious metals, PGMs have significant industrial applications, most notably in the manufacturing […]

Base Metals Weekly Round-Up: Glencore Powers, Freeport Falters

Sanctions and tariffs are the flavor of 2018 as it turns out, with each week bringing new rounds and retaliatory strikes between trading partners. This week, the blowtorch was back on Russia, which has threatened “other” means of response, while now Turkish industry is being targeted by the US and China is trucking on with […]

Precious Metals Weekly Round-Up: Gold Flat Amid Global Currency Turmoil

Both gold and silver prices were flat on Friday (August 10), after investors ran to the greenback for safety as the Turkish lira plunged to a record low after dipping almost 23 percent. Meanwhile, Russia’s rouble dropped to its lowest in more than two years and the euro and pound met their weakest levels in […]

Centaurus Metals Uncovers Scandium at Itapitanga

Centaurus Metals (ASX:CTM) has found broad zones of scandium mineralization at its Itapitanga nickel–cobalt project in Northern Brazil. The zones were discovered after the company extended the assay program for its recent reverse-circulation drill program to include ICP analysis. The decision was prompted by the identification of scandium mineralization in metallurgical testwork samples and by […]

Getting Dangerous To Be A Bear In Metals

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Gold & Silver Precious Metals Monthly Charts

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5 Top Weekly TSX Stocks: Precious Metals Miners Lead the Way

The S&P/TSX Composite Index (INDEXTSI:OSPTX) was down 3.44 points or 0.02 percent on Friday (August 3), to 16,405.72. By midday, the TSX had made a slight climb and sat at 16,411.10 at 12:33 am EST. Financial sector losses weighed down the TSX on Friday, and were further exacerbated by a slipping energy sector. The energy […]