Issue No. 512 – February 17, 2019
The executive and legislative branches of the U.S. avoid another government shutdown while the nation’s debt tripped past US$22 trillion. We take a look at a C$375 M funding gap from Nemaska's lithium development project in Quebéc. We also cover updates on a prospect generator’s projects in Mexico, news from one of the few greenfield gold projects coming into commercial production in Australia, and drilling from a hard rock lithium project in SE U.S.
Issue No. 511 – February 10, 2019
The magnetic north pole is on the move and becoming more unpredictable, not unlike the global markets driving investors to lift gold-backed ETFs to their highest level since 2013. We discuss whether the plethora of junior mining companies can continue to survive a capital market with declining resources. We also review news from a couple of drill programs on copper-gold projects in Peru and Serbia, an agreement update on a copper project in Brazil, an Australian gold development project on the brink of its first gold pour, and the U.S.-electric battery market relationship and its effect on a local lithium play.
Issue No. 510 – February 3, 2019
Central banks continue to add to their gold reserves at a higher pace than in 2018 while the gold price hits US$1,330 as the U.S. Fed chooses not to raise rates. In Stock Talk, we review updates from a pair of lithium projects in Argentina and the U.S., a royalty generator in Sweden, a gold explorer in Canada, and two gold producers in North America. We also make room in the Portfolio for a copper-gold explorer in Peru by divesting ourselves of a silver-gold explorer in Mexico.