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  • Brent Cook of Exploration Insights announces Kitco’s mining CEO of the Year award recipients and reviews what he sees as a positive year for mining and the metals. Cook told Kitco News on the sidelines of the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference the silver bugs are even more supportive of the space than their gold peers. “Silver attracts a very rabid crowd as opposed to gold, and silver bugs are much more passionate. We’ve seen silver start to move. Everything I see says that gold is s

  • Don’t bet against China, says Frank Holmes, CEO of U.S. Global Investors, who said that China is now a robust consumer of gold. “60% of gold demand is as you know, from love, and the best way to look at it is China and India,” Holmes told Kitco News on the sidelines of the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference.

  • Great Bear Resources, a junior explorer with assets in the Red Lake region in Ontario, has seen consecutive double digit stock price growth, and CEO Chris Taylor owes the company’s success to not only great people, but also their ability to avoid some common mining mistakes. “We’ve optioned out projects in the past where I’ve loved them, geologically, and they have a big chance of making it as a discovery, but just because of a dollar spent in the ground perspective we’re better off to focus whe

  • The world needs another hard currency to anchor its financial system on, but a full gold standard today would put too much power in the hands of a small group of miners and engineers, this according to financier and media mogul Conrad Black. “My idea is somewhat similar to Keynes, who in most respects I don’t agree with, but a gold/oil consumer basket of some sort,” Black told Kitco News on the sidelines of the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference.

  • With bond yields at historical lows, and even negative in some parts of the world, investors are navigating uncharted waters, and gold demand could see a surge, says Rick Rule, CEO of Sprott U.S. If you have mean reversion in terms of gold and gold-related equities, you will see between triple to quadruple demand in precious metals and precious-metals related assets,” Rule told Kitco News on the sidelines of the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference. He added that no prudent investor wants hi

  • The influx of illegal immigrants has been the most “scandalous” event to hit U.S. politics, and since that flow of migrants has dwindled, lower income American families have seen increased incomes, this according to Conrad Black, author and media mogul. “The most scandalous event in the history of public policy in the United States in the last 50 years has been the bi-partisan toleration of illegal entry of approximately a million unskilled workers and their families, for 20 years,” Black told K

  • Political changes from the U.S. presidential election in November could see gold prices soar, this according to Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital. “I think if Trump is not re-elected, if we get like, President Sanders, gold should go above $2,000 this year, and if it’s not above $2,000 by election, it should be $2,000 election night once we get the results,” Schiff told Kitco News on the sidelines of the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference.

  • Gold prices are on track for another rally into the $1,700 an ounce price range on the back of frothy equity markets, this according to Patrick Ceresa, founder and chief market derivatvies strategist at Big Picture Trading. “I feel that generally, the bull trend for gold is intact as long as gold can hold above $1,500 during this consolidation that we’re in. If that’s the case, then this is actually a compelling buy on dip on gold for a move towards $1,700,” Ceresna told

  • A ballooning retiree population over the coming years is likely to force the government to print more money in order to support pensioners, and this will create a good environment for gold, said Robert Kiyosaki, author of Who Stole My Pension? How You Can Stop the Looting. “In the next ten years, two billion old guys like me will retire. Two billion, all over the world. This is a global crisis,” Kiyosaki told Kitco News. “I’m buying gold and silver, I love silver, because it’s cheap.” He added t

  • President Donald Trump is not facing stiff competition for the presidential elections in November, and a low chance of a recession should further help his odds, this according to Steve Hanke, professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins university. “If you look at the challengers, there’s not much to write home about. They’re pretty pathetic,” Hanke told Kitco News. “The economy might not make Trump a shoe-in, but it’ll be in pretty good shape and he’ll be pretty tough to challenge.

  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s comments that suggest that actions from the U.S. may have been indirectly responsible for the downing of the Ukrainian commercial plane over Iran is not helping with Canada-U.S. relations, said Kevin O’Leary, star of Shark Tank and chairman of O’Shares ETFs. “Justin Trudeau is the gift that just keeps on giving,” O’Leary told Kitco News. “I’m sure that taking your largest trading partner and saying something like that to them wasn’t well thought out.”

  • Next year’s macroeconomic growth forecast will not be strong, but as long as the Federal Reserve remains accommodative, equities can remain high, this according to best-selling author Jim Rickards. “[Some analysts] give recession almost a 0% chance in the next six months, and I agree with that, probably not even more than a 30% chance,” Rickards told

  • Tensions between the U.S. and Iran seem to have simmered down a bit, but a flare up could happen again and gold could be poised to push higher, said Peter Hug, global trading director of Kitco Metals. “Right now, gold looks a little suspect, I wouldn’t be aggressively chasing it. I’m looking for the market to consolidate here. If it consolidates here, then the next push to $1,600 could be a real push,” Hug told

  • Gold’s solid fundamentals are set to see prices head higher, and geopolitical tensions in the Middle East are simply “green shoot” events that offer traders and investors a short-term opportunity to take gains, this according to Phil Streible, chief market strategist of Blue Line Futures. “I think the underlying fundamentals are still good for gold. Forget the geopolitical stuff, those are where your green shoots are. That’s where if you’re long gold, the market shoots up in that kind of news, y

  • Gold’s solid fundamentals are set to see prices head higher, and geopolitical tensions in the Middle East are simply “green shoot” events that offer traders and investors a short-term opportunity to take gains, this according to Phil Streible, chief market strategist of Blue Line Futures. “I think the underlying fundamentals are still good for gold. Forget the geopolitical stuff, those are where your green shoots are. That’s where if you’re long gold, the market shoots up in that kind of news, y

  • Tensions between the U.S. and Iran seem to have simmered down a bit, but a flare up could happen again and gold could be poised to push higher, said Peter Hug, global trading director of Kitco Metals. “Right now, gold looks a little suspect, I wouldn’t be aggressively chasing it. I’m looking for the market to consolidate here. If it consolidates here, then the next push to $1,600 could be a real push,” Hug told

  • Volatility is bubbling under the surface as another economic downturn, much greater than anything we’ve seen before, is coming, this according to Doug Casey, founder of Casey Research. “I’ve been saying we’re going to have a Greater Depression for years. It’s going to be much worse, much different, and much longer lasting than the unpleasantness of 1929 to 1946,” Casey told.

  • With renewed tensions in the Middle East come renewed strength in safe haven assets. More gains are predicted in the coming weeks, some analysts have said.