Markets and the Middle East: A look at Gold, Oil, and Student Debt

BREAKING: Boeing 737 Jet Crashes in Iran due to technical issues after takeoff. Source (ISNA) Oil Stuff & The Middle East At least two airbases housing US troops in Iraq have been hit by more than a dozen ballistic missiles. Iranian state TV says the attack is a direct retaliation to the US killing top commander Qasem Soleimani. Presently, it’s unclear whether there are any casualties.

Falcon Gold (FG.V) is a tiny little bet on a big fat gold region

Close-ology is a mining term used to describe companies that are close to another company that is running red hot, and may justifiably make the case that they can be hot too. For some, like serial ring-staker Ryan Kalt, close-ology is a business model. The moment someone announces they've found something interesting in Dildo, Newfoundland or Punkydoodle Corners, Ontario, Kalt's crew hops on their laptops, busts out the credit card, and register claims all around it, sometimes without ever having walked the land.

The Golden Triangle – an update on a handful of advanced-stage exploration plays

Junior exploration companies—ExplorerCos, if you will—are high-risk propositions. It can take up to 1,000 grassroots projects to generate 100 targets worthy of a probe with the drill bit. Of those, perhaps five or ten will evolve into development projects. And of that small group, only one will become an actual (profitable) mine.

Equity.Guru podcast – A Closer Look: Azincourt Energy (AAZ.V) turning Athabasca uranium project into gold

Uranium is volatile both atomically and as a commodity. Currently pricing has hit a low, but its not bottomed out and external pressures from a declining supply and increasing demand, could see this nuclear fuel spike on the boards within the next year. This bodes well for Athabasca uranium.