Metals and Mining

It’s Almost Over

It’s been a very short summer. And in a few short weeks, the rest and quiet will all be over. But it hasn’t been quiet for everyone. A company in our most recent Special Edition Report has hit yet another 52-week high. More on this story later.

Is everyone ready to get back into the market?

Right now there are many funds and investors still sitting on the sidelines. Some of them are sipping margaritas below the border, while others are busy dancing at their best friend’s wedding. Some of them are just plain cautious and doing nothing…

The Retail Advantage

Summer is here. The markets are still undecided on whether to climb, fall, or sit still. So while the market takes its vacation, both gold and silver haven’t taken a break. Gold is now on a nine-week win streak and silver is up over $19.

If prices continue to hold at these levels for another year, many of us who are invested in precious metals miners and explorers may finally reap the rewards we were looking for.

The Brink of Milestone

Many silver stocks have increased dramatically since the beginning of this year. As a matter of fact, one company featured in our past Special Report Edition increased almost 100% in just two short months. However, despite a strong run, many silver stocks have recently experienced a strong sell off.

With the exception of one…

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The One Exception

There’s so much talk about gold these days. It’s a great place to be – especially in an economy where money grows on trees and is harvested recklessly by the governments.

In the last edition of Equedia Weekly, we talked about how the US government printed and borrowed another trillion dollars in less than six months right under our noses (see The Human Metal). As the economy slowly moves towards further recovery, you can bet this number will climb – and along with it, gold…

The Human Metal

Emotions play a very important role in our lives. Being human, it is the one thing that separates us from machine.

Machines capable of true emotions is the stuff of fantasy. For years, man has tried to create machines with artificial intelligence capable of exhibiting real human emotions.

None have succeeded.

But so much of our lives are run by machines created without emotion. This was clearly evident when the Dow dropped close to 1000 points in less than a few minutes, spurred by a chain reaction of computer glitches and human emotional events.

So while there is no such robot that can exhibit real emotions, there is a metal that can. We call it the human metal.

Special Report Edition – The Secret Battle

Every junior miner strives to become a producer, or to be bought out.

Both of these paths take a lot of financing and dilution before the end goal. It takes much more than just some drill holes to succeed.

The hard truth is, mining exploration and development is a negative cash flow business.

Juniors need to continually raise money for the many processes involved in bringing a mine to life. They need to drill enough holes to gain enough interest from the majors for a buyout. This ultimately leads to further dilution.

Many will fail.

But what if there is a junior that is cash flow positive before production?

The Tip of the Iceberg

This past week, we spent our days reviewing, speaking to, and meeting with the management teams of a number of silver juniors.

Although many had great stories to tell, there were a certain few that immediately caught our attention and made us think twice before we pulled the trigger on our next featured silver company…

The Silver Conspiracy

These past few years have shown us how unfair investments have become.

With billion dollar Ponzi schemes and market manipulation plaguing our markets, it is becoming much harder to understand where the markets are heading. Goldman Sachswere just accused of securities fraud, adding more insult to injury (see SEC charges against Goldman Sachs).

This leads us to the next conspiracy theory that, if proven correct, could reap big rewards for those who are in the know…

A Scary Reality Check

We know it’s coming. The US government knows it’s coming. And there’s nothing they can do about it.

Believe us, they are trying.

In our last issue (see The Story Without a Happy Ending), we talked about the second wave of foreclosures that are set to begin this spring triggered by the Option ARM resets and why debt will be the catalyst for a strong market correction in 2010 (see The Crash of 2010). This past week, the Obama administration acknowledged this through the introduction of another $50 billion modification effort to help with upcoming foreclosures.

That’s because the original Home Affordable Mortgage Program (HAMP) that was supposed to save millions of homeowners from foreclosure, did nothing but waste taxpayer money…

Smaller Than You Think

What is gold really worth?

There are a lot of arguments regarding gold’s true value. How can anyone justify that an ounce of gold is worth over $1100/oz? Do people even know exactly what an ounce of gold looks like?

The fact is gold really does nothing but sit around and look pretty. And believe us, because of this, there are many anti-gold bugs out there who have been shooting darts at our faces for our continued belief in gold-related plays.

So let’s clear the air once again. We are not gold bugs. But we do take advantage of the obvious. And the obvious is simple:

The Crash of 2010

We live in a world where everything is go, go, go. A world where a yellow traffic light means speed through instead of slow down.

In last week’s newsletter, Another Shot at Glory, we urged our readers to prepare for a correction that will soon take place before 2010 is over. Despite the fairy tales Wall Street is telling you about strong corporate earnings, market data, and insider buys, do not succumb to the glitter of green arrows. That’s exactly what they want you to think…so they can dump their profits on you before the next crash…