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Musk grabs Elon lithium project in Quebec

“Fuelled by the recent shift to electric vehicles, demand for battery metals and materials has skyrocketed,” chief executive Nader Vatanchi said in the statement. While most people think of Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of electric cars maker Tesla, when they see the words “Musk” and “Elon” together, the billionaire is not associated to […]

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Richard Koo: How Excessive Corporate Debt Could Thwart Future Economic Growth (w/Ed Harrison)

Subscribe to the Real Vision Crypto channel for more crypto-related content: Richard Koo, chief economist at Nomura Research Institute, returns to Real Vision to update his framework on how key economic variables such cash, liquidity, savings, and debt have been impacted by the global recession. In this interview with Real Vision managing editor Ed […]

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Megaship Blocks All Traffic In Suez Canal After Running Aground In Bizarre Incident

In what appears to be a freak accident, a Panama-flagged container ship called the Ever Given, owned by Evergreen Marine Corp., has run aground inside the Suez Canal, the critical artificially made shipping lane connecting the Red Sea with the Mediterranean. Known as a critical chokepoint for the global oil trade, the Suez has become […]

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Top 14 UBS battery metals forecasts after VW teardown

On the back of technology and cost breakthroughs, many compelling new models hitting the market and continued regulatory support, UBS made some adjustments to its forecasts.  UBS upgraded its already rosy forecasts, which were only made last November, and the bank is now among the most bullish on EV penetration and battery raw material demand […]

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Gold Price New Highs Imminent, Investors Will Get Paid ‘Huge’ Says Lawrence Lepard

The Federal Reserve is out of tricks and the market smells inflation: “Of course we will have inflation, we are coming out of a pandemic… Ignore the man behind the curtain,” market watcher Lawrence Lepard says, describing the Fed’s facile narrative. Speaking on gold, he tells our Daniela Cambone, “It’s ridiculous; gold should be at […]

Full Metal Jacket: Intensive Gold And Silver Price Suppression

“Switzerland in February sent gold to mainland China for the first time since September and shipments to India and Thailand rose to multi-year highs…Swiss customs data showed that in February Switzerland exported 56.5 tonnes of gold to India, 11.2 tonnes to Thailand, 2 tonnes to mainland China and 1 tonne to Hong Kong. That is […]

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Volkswagen’s EV Business Could Be Worth $230 Billion Alone, Deutsche Bank Says

Certainly one of the more exciting stories in the world of EV investing over the past several weeks has been Volkswagen. We have documented the legacy automaker’s stock during a rapid ascent over the last few trading sessions, on the heels of the company positioning itself as a direct competitor to Tesla.  The move has […]

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6 Killed, Including 1 Cop In Boulder Grocery Store Shooting; Suspect In Custody

In what is being billed as the second major mass shooting in the US since the country’s COVID-plagued economy started to reopen in earnest, six people – including a police officer – were killed inside a Colorado grocery store on Monday afternoon. Speaking during a press briefing held just minutes after SWAT police confronted another […]

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Lynette Zang: Why You Must Get Out of the System; The Fed’s Master Plan

The Federal Reserve has been unable to hit their 2% inflation target, but Lynette Zang, Chief Market Analyst at ITM Trading, contends that the central bank is getting prepared because they expect to lose control of inflation soon. She adds that it plans to quietly introduce a cashless system with an 18-step plan in 2021. […]

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Nexa Resources halts zinc mine in Brazil

The Vazante complex comprises two zinc-lead-silver mines — Vazante and Extremo Norte. Nexa noted that throughput of the Vazante mine has been increased to mitigate the effects of the stoppage. “The Extremo Norte mine requires dewatering the aquifer for its operation, which leads to depressurization and may cause local disturbances in the rock mass around […]

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Top five EV makers responsible for 50% of cobalt deployed in 2020

When it comes to manufacturers, Adamas found that the top five EV makers by cobalt deployed onto roads in 2020 accounted for 49% of the global total. Volkswagen Group led the pack with nearly 3,000 tonnes of the blue metal deployed in the batteries of new VW, Audi, Porsche, and SEAT electric vehicles, as well […]

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(Ep.107) The Acquirers Podcast: Adrian Saville – African Value: Value Investing Across African And Other Frontier MarketsJohnny Hopkins

[embedded content] [embedded content] In this episode of The Acquirers Podcast Tobias chats with Adrian Saville, Chief Executive at Cannon Asset Management. During the interview Adrian provided some great insights into: Deep Value + Quality Sticking With Your Process The African Century Neutralizing Big Macro Risks $NPSNY, $TCEHY & Holdcos Dealing With Accounting & Regulatory […]

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Taibbi: Meet the (Unsuccessfully) Censored: Jesse Singal And Katie Herzog

Authored by Matt Taibbi via TK News, On almost a daily basis now, a high-profile figure in the media business is fired or resigns under pressure, often after falling afoul of staff for behavioral or political reasons. The most recent episode involved 27-year-old Alexi McCammond, who this week resigned as editor of Teen Vogue over […]

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Understanding how porphyry-type copper deposits are formed may lead to new resources – study

Their geology makes porphyry deposits rare, while most large near-surface examples have already been found. This means that understanding how and where they form can be of interest for mining companies searching for untapped resources. This is particularly important given recent predictions that forecast an annual supply deficit that could reach 10 million tonnes by 2030 […]

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These Are The Biggest (Public) Holders Of Bitcoin

As Ray Dalio and Rana Faroohar recenly noted, Bitcoin isn’t so much a bubble as “the last functioning fire alarm” warning us of some very big geopolitical changes ahead,” and 2021 has seen an increasing number of investors (large and small) begin to recognize that reality). In fact, as BofA notes in a lengthy treatise […]

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Top NATO Scientist With High-Level Security Clearance Spied For Chinese Intelligence

Intelligence services for the country of Estonia have reportedly uncovered that one of its top scientists had been recruited by Chinese military intelligence and was working at a sensitive NATO research institution specializing in maritime and submarine research, according to a bombshell Daily Beast report.  It’s been revealed that the spy, identified as 57-year old […]

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The Great Donkification

Authored by MN Gordon via, “Right here, boys!  Right here!  Get your cake, pie, dill pickles, and ice cream!  Eat all you can!  Be a glutton!  Stuff yourselves!  It’s all free, boys!  It’s all free!  Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry!” – Pleasure Island voiceover, Walt Disney’s Pinocchio (1940) Welcome To Pleasure Island! Did you get your stimmy […]

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Diesel’s Decline One For The Ages: Biggest In Almost 6 Years

By John Kingston of FreightWaves, Commodity diesel prices fell Thursday by an amount seen only a handful of times since 2000.  The decline, coming on top of downward moves in the price of ultra low sulfur diesel on the CME commodity exchange earlier in the week, raises the strong prospect that the record 19-week run […]