Helen O'Malley: The Manganese Market, a New Economic Growth Barometer?

Manganese’s many uses in infrastructure and building materials make its market a strong barometer for gauging the world economy. Soaring growth in countries like China and India has led to high global demand. In this exclusive interview for The Critical Metals Report, Helen O’Malley, a bulk manganese specialist with CRU International in London, . . . → Read More: Helen O’Malley: The Manganese Market, a New Economic Growth Barometer?

Rob McEwen: $5,000 Gold and $200 Silver Predicted

Rob McEwen has become a legend in the gold mining industry by skillfully assembling and building mining companies over the past 20 years. In this exclusive Gold Report interview, he explains his rationale for $5,000/oz. gold and $200/oz. silver and how the factors leading to those price levels will affect the industry and . . . → Read More: Rob McEwen: $5,000 Gold and $200 Silver Predicted

Current Home Loan Trends

With economic uncertainty continuing to hamper economic growth, inflation has been non-existent, and mortgage rates have remained low.  Current rates for conforming loans have dropped below the lows seen late last year to set new record lows for fixed rate mortgages, 5 year ARMs, and 1 year ARMs.

However, many new home buyers looking . . . → Read More: Current Home Loan Trends

Economic Events on August 26, 2011

At 8:30 AM EDT, the preliminary GDP report for the second quarter of 2011 will be announced.  The consensus is an increase of 1.1% in real GDP and an increase of 2.3% in the GDP price index.  The real GDP estimate is 0.2% lower than the advance value for the second quarter of 2011, and the . . . → Read More: Economic Events on August 26, 2011