Underpriced Precious Metals Juniors Due to Move in 2012: Matthew Zylstra

After a tough year in 2011, there is definitely a good selection of underpriced junior resource stocks available for astute investors to focus on before the rest of the herd finally wakes up and smells the gold. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Matthew Zylstra, mining analyst at Northern Securities, reviews . . . → Read More: Underpriced Precious Metals Juniors Due to Move in 2012: Matthew Zylstra

Greg Mankiw: Ignoramus or Liar?

How else to explain this nonsense:

The anti-SOPA crowd argues that this is a matter of basic liberty. But it’s not. In a free society, you don’t have the freedom to steal your neighbor’s property. And that should include intellectual property. Moreover, it is the function of the state to enforce those rights. We . . . → Read More: Greg Mankiw: Ignoramus or Liar?

Yes Florida, The Economy *IS* On The Mend

I happened across this article today and wish I could claim that I wrote it. Here is the opening…

Sen. Marco Rubio (R) of Florida delivered his party’s weekly address on Saturday morning, and made a provocative claim about President Obama.

“The bottom line is this president inherited a country with serious problems,” Rubio . . . → Read More: Yes Florida, The Economy *IS* On The Mend

Economic Events on January 31, 2012

At 7:45 AM Eastern time, the weekly ICSC-Goldman Store Sales report will be released, giving an update on the health of the consumer through this analysis of retail sales.

At 8:55 AM Eastern time, the weekly Redbook report will be released, giving us more information about consumer spending.

At 9:00 AM Eastern time, the . . . → Read More: Economic Events on January 31, 2012

A Path to Gold and Copper Production: Kwong-Mun Achong Low

Kwong-Mun Achong Low, an analyst with Northern Securities in Canada, thinks that copper and gold juniors are in for a better run this year. He’s ferreted out the juniors with the most promising management and assets that are on a path to production—not to mention rising stock prices. In this exclusive interview with . . . → Read More: A Path to Gold and Copper Production: Kwong-Mun Achong Low

The Reality of Central Banks

Karl Denninger:

Make no mistake, the problem does not lie with The Fed per-se.  The Fed’s “low interest rates” are there to permit the profligacy of the government, yet the longer it goes on and the more the government abuses this deadly embrace the further into the coffin corner The Fed and Congress go.  . . . → Read More: The Reality of Central Banks

Best and Highest Value Use

So this is interesting and no, this isn’t really about assessments. I mean, it is about assessments, but there are so many bigger issues rolled into this new legal development.

In the new litigant a week merry-go-round in Judge Wettick’s courtroom (it really must be getting crowded), the latest is the (collective) property owner of . . . → Read More: Best and Highest Value Use

Economic Events on January 30, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the monthly Personal Income and Outlays report for December will be released. The consensus for Personal Income is an increase of 0.4% over the previous month and the consensus Consumer Spending index change is an increase of 0.1%.

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Inconsistent nonsense

Worth reading this response by Victor the Cleaner in FOFOA comments to this question: “At the moment, in order to influence the Gold price downwards, all that needs to be done by the authorities in LBMA and COMEX, is to raise the margin requirements.” This is complete and utter nonsense. LBMA is a trade . . . → Read More: Inconsistent nonsense

Lithium Investment to Power Portfolios: Daniela Desormeaux

The lithium market is currently dominated by a handful of major producers, but investors naturally look to smaller junior exploration and production (E&P) companies for the real growth. Economist Daniela Desormeaux of Santiago, Chile-based signumBOX takes a global macroeconomic view of the lithium industry and concludes that supply will meet demand, but if . . . → Read More: Lithium Investment to Power Portfolios: Daniela Desormeaux