With rising global demand for food comes escalating cash flows that enable farmers to purchase additional fertilizers to further boost yields. Dundee Securities Senior Analyst Richard Kelertas follows junior potash explorers that have been red hot for much of the past six months. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Richard shares some names that he believes could develop ...

We have seen new surprising and strong demand from global central banks in the last week.    This demand occurred over the last two months and had to compete with other strong demand from all sides of the gold market.   As we move into the quiet season for gold and have experienced a short sharp correction so far how will central ...

Imagine you invented a machine that revolutionized travel. You know your invention could cut local and long distance travel time substantially and vastly improve the ability for business to deliver freight efficiently. The invention would add trillions to global GDP. If released, your invention would no doubt be universally used and admired. However, based on the initial safety assessments, analysts ...

GFMS produced the report for the Silver Institute published last week.   We have used this as a basis for this article on silver supply and demand in the last three years.  Our objective in this piece is to have recent history confirm what we expect of the future for silver. Industrial demand The first fact that jumps off the page is that ...

As Libya descends into civil war, it is estimated that half of Libya’s 1.6m barrels a day oil output has already been closed down. Escalating violence in North Africa sent oil prices above $106 per barrel early this week as Western Governments consider economic and military sanctions against Libya, including a no-fly zone over the country.

The Silver Price is hitting new recent highs at $36.55 today in a more vigorous performance than even gold.   Many in the developed world precious metal markets are amazed at the performance of silver and see this continuing, whereas others feel it is running away with itself.    The “backwardation” in silver [when ‘spot’ – or immediate delivery prices are higher ...

Refining stocks have been on fire this year; shares of the five major US independent refiners are up an average of 24.3 percent year to date, significantly outpacing the 13.4 percent gain posted by the S&P 500 Energy Index. Strong fundamentals in the refining industry have also provided an important tailwind for major integrated oil companies such as Chevron Corp ...

For the people of Libya, with life, death, and the future of their country in the balance, the price of oil probably doesn't rank as a top concern at present. However, recent price movements suggest that the oil markets are closely following events in Libya and elsewhere in North Africa and the Middle East. Oil prices have risen from the ...

When the Tunisian, then the Egyptian revolutions succeeded we were all surprised.   Many believed that at last democracy had won in the Middle East.   When the King of Jordan changed his government a feeling of contagion set in.   Then we heard of riots in Yemen, Libya, Bahrain, Iran and we now look at the entire Middle East as ripe for ...

Recently the economics site: www.FinanceandEconomics.org published an article on “Precious Metals and the validity of Technical Analysis.”  We completely agree with the thoughts expressed there and in this piece would like to expand on their thoughts here.   Over the last eight years or so, we have seen the Technical Analysis approach to the gold price give ...