Macro Investing
Rare Earth Nuclear Option

China’s rare earth “nuclear option” looks increasingly likely

China's threats to ban rare earth exports to the United States is looking increasingly likely as trade tensions in between the two economic superpowers continue to escalate. China is ready to use rare earths to...
blockchain

Blockchain tech takes on the energy industry

The oil and gas sector has been surprisingly slow to adapt to new technology, however, with increasing pressure from the rise of renewables, it looks like now it has no other option. And makes sense....
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Three ways tech titans are winning the data boom

Did you know that in 2018 alone, internet users spent a collective 2.8 MILLION years online? That's a lot of data. And over 33 percent of that time was spent on social media platforms like...
Gold Miners

Gold miners battle over terms in billion dollar merger

On Monday, Gold miners Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM) declined rival Barrick Gold's (TSX: ABX) (NYSE: GOLD) all-stock $18 billion hostile takeover offer, however, left the door somewhat open by countering with the regards to...
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Sir Tim Berners-Lee: It’s not too late to save the web

With the rise of online harassment, hate speech, state-sponsored hacking, and fake news, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the innovator of the World Wide Web, doesn't exactly like what he sees... Sir Berners-Lee issued a passionate letter...
Russia Gold

Russia boosts gold stockpiles

Russia is growing its gold stockpiles as analysts begin to sound the alarms, suggesting another worldwide recession might be in the making. According to its foreign reserve data updated on Friday, Russia's central bank's gold...
Iran and Venezuela are reeling from U.S. sanctions

Iran and Venezuela reeling from U.S. oil sanctions

A worldwide oil surplus is permitting the United States to accelerate its plan of bringing Iranian crude exports to a standstill, and markets are watching on in awe as the commodity battle plays out. U.S....
Crypto-Mining

China’s Crypto-Mining Exodus

During the presidency of Donald Trump, there was an evident trend of decline in student and work visas from Asian countries, predominantly China. Now, it seems that the US can expect an influx of...
Dollar

Gold falls below $1,300 as the dollar rebounds

Gold crept upward slightly over the weekend in its path to a second quarterly rise as the dollar fell slightly on lukewarm U.S. financial data. U.S. consumer spending rose less than forecasted in January and earnings...
India China Oil Markets

India, China could form mega cartel in oil markets

As Iran remains defiant in the face of U.S. sanctions, India and China, the worlds second and third largest oil buyers, are contemplating a potential move which could counter the U.S.' pull on global...