A Different Type of Bitcoin Exchange

Typical Bitcoin exchanges offer a service where you can buy or sell your bitcoins at the value set by the exchange in the fiat currency of your choice.  There are many of these exchanges available, and they all offer similar services with varying fees, quality of service, and reliability.  However, there is another type . . . → Read More: A Different Type of Bitcoin Exchange

Sugar: Letting the invisible hand work

by Apoorva Gupta.

The recent announcement that dismantled the levy and monthly release mechanisms, in the sugar industry, will make the industry more efficient and competitive. But much remains to be done. This is a good time to look at the government interventions in this industry, the implications of recent decisions, and the way . . . → Read More: Sugar: Letting the invisible hand work

The changes in taxation of transactions in futures on equity and commodity underlyings

Taxation of transactions in India began with the equity market in 2004. Prior to 2008, the securities transaction tax (STT) was allowed as a rebate against tax liability against Section 88E of the Income Tax Act. This treatment was withdrawn by the 2008 Budget announcement. After that, STT became a substantial influence on the . . . → Read More: The changes in taxation of transactions in futures on equity and commodity underlyings

Bright Spots in the Fertilizer Market: Robert Winslow

Global population growth and escalating food demand underpins long-term upside for potash, phosphate and nitrogen producers, but fertilizer oligopolies may have jumped the gun last year with aggressive rates that priced farmers out of the market. As farmers expand acreage rather than boost yields in now-tired fields, grain prices have backed off recent highs. . . . → Read More: Bright Spots in the Fertilizer Market: Robert Winslow

CPM Platinum Market Analysis and Forecast for 2013

Violent strikes and supply disruptions in South Africa put platinum in the headlines last year, and the metal spent 2012 selling at a discount to gold. Is a platinum discount the new normal? How will the market shift in the labor strike fallout? And will mining asteroids transform supply fundamentals? CPM Group Platinum . . . → Read More: CPM Platinum Market Analysis and Forecast for 2013

CIBC’s Matt Gibson Sees Upside in Iron in 2013

Investors who want to play in the iron and copper space should look to small-cap producers for attractive valuations and lower risk, says Matt Gibson, institutional research analyst with CIBC World Markets. In this Gold Report interview, he says he believes iron has found its floor in 2012 and names iron ore and . . . → Read More: CIBC’s Matt Gibson Sees Upside in Iron in 2013

The butterfly and the tulip

If you doubt the world is flat, there is now clearly a direct link between the economic Ch’i of both Canonsburg and Rajasthan:

Wall Street Journal this morning: For Guar Gum, a Bubble Goes Pop

Followed up this evening on Marketplace: How fracking affects a bean grown in India

How to Profit from the Imbalance in Platinum and Zinc Inventories: Matthew O’Keefe

Now is the moment to take a hard look at the state of supply for zinc and platinum, says Matthew O’Keefe of Mackie Research Capital Corporation. In an exclusive interview with The Gold Report, O’Keefe explains how market fundamentals are about to pop up some serious game changers in this space. International demand . . . → Read More: How to Profit from the Imbalance in Platinum and Zinc Inventories: Matthew O’Keefe

The Case of the Missing 200 Million Barrels of Oil: Marshall Adkins

Supply threats in the Middle East have governments around the world hoarding oil, largely in secret. But it didn’t get past Raymond James Director for Energy Research Marshall Adkins, who noticed the 200 million-barrel discrepancy between what was pumped and reported global oil reserves. Where did the missing oil go, and why don’t . . . → Read More: The Case of the Missing 200 Million Barrels of Oil: Marshall Adkins

Bonanza Discoveries That Will Drive Gold Stocks: Eric Coffin

New deposits and economic triggers will drive gold stocks, says Eric Coffin, the editor of HRA Journal. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Coffin identifies the management characteristics of gold juniors that make money for investors. A successful gold explorer in his own right, Coffin names his picks from the Yukon . . . → Read More: Bonanza Discoveries That Will Drive Gold Stocks: Eric Coffin