Category: Sectors
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POSTED ON October 20, 2015 BY Benjamin Cox

Real estate location drives valuations, and the mining business is legendary on the games that are played to maximize real estate value. Terms and concepts such as claim jumping, salting, buying access, blocking easements, and others come from our industry; as it turns out, local community politics have many of the same issues. I am… Continue Reading

POSTED ON May 17, 2015 BY Keith Schaefer

Investors can’t say definitively that the price of oil bottomed in the third week of March, but some very recent data  released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) that supports the premise that a bottom is in.  More on that in a moment. From a low near $43 per barrel WTI has been bumping around… Continue Reading

POSTED ON May 08, 2015 BY Jamie Keech

If you’re reading this blog you likely have more than a passing interest in the mining industry. And if you work or invest in the space you’ve likely spent the last several years trying to do one or more of the following: keep your job, find a new job, or slow the inevitable hemorrhaging of… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 09, 2015 BY Keith Schaefer

There are a lot of options for your hard earned capital and no shortage of folks wanting to tell you how to use it. Recent trends have been very profitable in different sectors. On the other hand, energy has displayed a horrendous previous 52 weeks. So here are 5 reasons not to invest in energy.… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 09, 2015 BY CEO Technician

Daily Commodity Chart Wrap 3/9/2015 via Energy and Gold.com: Copper Marginal Cost Percentiles The 90th percentile cost of producing copper is currently roughly $2.25/lb, it’s interesting that this level also coincides with the 200-month moving average (the same moving average where copper found support at the 2008-2009 lows). A powerful chart of gold net producer… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 09, 2015 BY Tommy Humphreys

Two promoters tried to pitch me on writing free articles for them this morning. Neither seemed to know much about CEO.ca, nor get to the point about what’s in it for readers (and or me, the writer), so I ended the calls rather quickly. Several years ago, I met Cameron Herold, the Back Pocket COO,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 01, 2015 BY CEO Technician

Via Energy and Gold.com: Tiny Quebec based oil & gas explorer Junex (JNX.V) staged an enormous rally last week which at one point saw its shares higher by more than 150% in just 4 trading sessions: The discovery of a conventional oil play that appears to have substantial exploration upside was enough to embolden investors… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 25, 2015 BY CEO Technician

Via Energy and Gold.com: As WTI crude oil tests an important area of support/resistance near $49 there are some signs that crude prices could ultimately fall below $40 if certain supply conditions remain present. The global crude oil supply/demand balance is very delicate to say the least. The following table from Morgan Stanley highlights just… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 20, 2015 BY CEO Technician

Via Energy and Gold.com: While most market participants have been focused on crude oil, natural gas is poised for a powerful upside move over the coming weeks: A fairly impressive rounding bottom pattern has formed during the last month in front month natural gas futures – a breakout above $3.00 would target a move up… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 18, 2015 BY CEO Technician

Via Energy and Gold.com: Thus far, front month WTI Crude Oil futures have been unable to breakout above resistance near $54: A further pullback to the $52 area would still keep the uptrend from the January 29th low intact and it’s quite likely, given that it will be at least the 4th attempt in the… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 05, 2015 BY CEO Technician

From Energy and Gold.com: Oil implied volatility as measured by the OVX (CBOE Crude Oil Volatility Index – at top of chart below) is breaking out to the highest levels seen since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis: Meanwhile, realized volaility (as measured by the average true range) is also spiking higher but not quite catching up… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 26, 2015 BY CEO Technician

Via Energy and Gold.com: During the week ending January 20th hedge funds increased short positions in WTI crude oil futures to the highest levels since September 2010: There is an interesting dynamic developing in the crude market: Inventory builds are expected to be huge during the 1st quarter Sentiment has reached a bearish extreme that… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 24, 2015 BY CEO Technician

Via Energy and Gold.com: There was a boom in oil & gas Capex during the past couple of years, particularly in the shale oil drilling space: With the recent crash in the oil price this boom has turned into a bust and there is likely to be further fallout among the weaker, less well capitalized… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 23, 2015 BY CEO Technician

Via Energy and Gold.com: Small speculators more than doubled their net length in gold futures ahead of the ECB’s quantitative easing announcement on Thursday: This is the largest net long position in gold futures that small speculators have had since early July which happened to coincide with an intermediate price peak for the yellow metal. Meanwhile,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 23, 2015 BY CEO Technician

Via Energy and Gold.com: We have been ‘stalking’ Haliburton (HAL) for a couple of weeks based upon a clearly defined double-bottom setup and the potential for a breakout above $41. This breakout is now in progress: The Daily 14-period relative strength index (RSI) is above the median line pointing higher and no where close to… Continue Reading

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