Look for Gold Juniors with Theme-Changing Catalysts: Annie Zhang

Annie Zhang, an analyst with Toronto-based investment bank Octagon Capital, is expecting some good stories to come out of Argentina and Canada this year. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, she targets several exploration and near-term producing companies with burgeoning results on the horizon.

The Gold Report: The bottom fell . . . → Read More: Look for Gold Juniors with Theme-Changing Catalysts: Annie Zhang

Flaring Contango

My inner energy futures trader is mesmerized by what is happening in the natural gas markets of late.  If you do not wake up at night wondering if natural gas will flip from contango to backwardation then I will make it simple..  the price of natural gas is plummeting faster than anyone predicted.

A little over 3 . . . → Read More: Flaring Contango

A Third Option

Karl Denninger:

In many ways the monetary policy issue is even more important, simply because we are running out of rope on our national debt-addiction rappelling adventure and the floor is still 100′ down.  That’s a serious problem — and “gold standards” do not (in fact cannot!) fix it.  The only fix that works is to demand and enforce a . . . → Read More: A Third Option

Economic Events on January 24, 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.