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Tin: Between Recessions and Recovery

Stop us if it's a familiar story: the commodities market goes south, metals decline, and the value of commodities in an investment portfolio sours.  That's the case ...

Copper: Between Bears and Bulls

The decline and fall of the empire of gold through 2015 has taken up so much attention from precious metal investors that smaller headlines of base metals have gone ...

Gold Against The World

The mantra of a good investment, like the mantra of a good sports team, is that you win some and you lose some.  Unfortunately for gold investors, "lose some" appears to be ...

Gold's Growing Pains: We Hardly Knew Ye

Five years represents a particularly long time for just about everything except for Galapagos tortoises and continental drift.  Five years ago, a devastated US dollar made ...

Just How Much Gold Does China Have, Anyway?

To get the bad news out of the way first for gold investors, let us say that the precious metal has failed to carry its weight through 2015.  Perhaps that's an ...

What To Make Of The Rare Earths Bubble

The computer screen your eyes lock onto to read this article relies on a spate of rare earth metals in order to power each pixel.  Turn on your cell phone to make a call ...

Coal's Great White Hope: Indonesia

How many times in the past day, month, year, have you read the headlines that salvation lies ahead?  From a strictly economical point of view -- your theological beliefs ...

Which Metals Will Survive Through 2015?

What makes a metal tick?  It's a question that plagues economics and casual investors alike, who fret over the smallest ticks of gold on the commodities market while ...

How Gold Will React To Interest Rates

Just as an apocalyptic asteroid venturing inwards in the Solar System to root around in the very near vicinity of Earth creates a great deal of hand-wringing and posturing, ...

Putting Pressure on Platinum

Those who haven't invested their hard-earned money in platinum commodities may be forgiven for not knowing how poorly the investment has done in the past half decade.  ...

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