Gold prices dip for the seventh-consecutive session as the U.S. dollar strengthens.
05/17/13 - 08:10 AM EDT
In today's challenging finance environment, some miners are looking to royalty companies to fill the funding void. Royalty sales give the junior mining company capital to explore or build a mine in exchange for a percentage of future production. It is a win-win. Investors have exposure to gold profits, but are immune to much of the risk. Juniors get the money they need to move forward. But not all royalties are the same and a number of new types have entered the market to fill specific investing and funding niches. In this special primer from The Gold Report, we survey the heads of the companies to explain the role they see themselves playing in investment portfolios and the future of mining.
05/13/13 - 01:15 PM EDT
Eos Energy Storage and New York's Con Edison have teamed up to test a new zinc-air battery that Eos claims can provide grid-scale energy storage at "unprecedentedly" low prices.
05/13/13 - 01:45 PM EDT
Making headlines this week in tungsten was Wolf Minerals, which finalized a AU$192-million finance facility and secured an offtake agreement. With the tungsten market looking like it might be perking up, this news is a welcome step for the company.
05/13/13 - 02:00 PM EDT
Reunited and it feels so good: Molycorp investors have once again embraced the stock, but the love affair could be shortlived.
05/13/13 - 02:30 PM EDT
Gippsland is working on developing its Abu Dabbab tantalum project in Egypt. While Abu Dabbab could potentially supply 25 percent of global tantalum supply, it is rarely mentioned in the tantalum space.
05/14/13 - 02:00 PM EDT
The global oil landscape is rapidly changing, with "shockwaves" from supply growth in the US due to shale gas, light tight oil as well as the Canadian oil sands extending to "virtually all recess of the global market," according to the International Energy Agency.
05/14/13 - 09:35 PM EDT
Last month's landslide at Utah's Bingham Canyon, one of the world's largest copper mines, triggered significant discussion on possible copper shortages. Brent Cook, veteran geologist and publisher of Exploration Insights, puts the landslide into perspective in this interview with The Metals Report. And for investors who want to dig out profit potential beyond the yellow metal, Cook gives us a byproduct primer and suggests base metals are a great way to diversify.
05/15/13 - 02:19 AM EDT
Let's make one thing clear: There is no magic formula to determine which company will be the next big buyout story. But if there were a formula, it would include variables like asset value, management skill level, risk profile and location, location, location. Today, C. K. Cooper & Co. Analyst Daren Oddenino joins The Energy Report to discuss M&A trends and help us solve for X. One caveat—a company that tempts an international player might leave domestic majors cold.
05/15/13 - 02:25 AM EDT
Rio Tinto could be a few short weeks away from exporting metal from the Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia.
05/10/13 - 02:15 AM EDT
Many junior mining investors have run off with their tails between their legs. And who can blame them when even the portfolios of market veterans like Peter Grandich, publisher and editor of The Grandich Letter, have taken a beating? But before you cash in, you might want to read why Grandich still has hope for $2,000/oz gold, and which companies he believes have the mojo to make it through this trough in this interview with The Gold Report.
05/14/13 - 02:19 AM EDT
Shale oil has been North America's great experiment, says Oil & Gas Investments Bulletin Editor Keith Schaefer. But in this interview with The Energy Report, he questions the experiment's success and predicts steep declines ahead, with just a few formations left to supply the market. The question is what shale play will last the longest? Read on to find out how—and when—to get positioned for the end of the shale revolution.
05/10/13 - 02:00 AM EDT