History’s largest mining operation is about to begin

© Elicia Edijanto Unless you are given to chronic anxiety or suffer from nihilistic despair, you probably haven’t spent much time […]

The Oil Market is Bigger Than All Metal Markets Combined

By Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist,   Ever since the invention of the internal combustion engine, oil has been one of […]

China Consumes Mind-Boggling Amounts of Raw Materials [Chart]

By Jeff Desjardins, Over the last 20 years, the world economy has relied on the Chinese economic growth engine more […]

This is why Alternatives are worth it

We’ve been waiting… and waiting… and waiting… for the markets. to. finally. move. With the election over, we’re now seeing […]

A Year’s Extraction of Metal Shown Next to Landmarks and Cities

JEFF DESJARDINS “One death is a tragedy. One million is a statistic.” – Joseph Stalin For thousands of years of […]

Classic Cars, Lean Hogs and Duchamp Art Lead Alternative Investment Ranking

By Devin Banerjee, Bloomberg, “I am a musician, and the monkey is a businessman. He doesn’t tell me what to […]

Interactive Chart: Long-Term Commodity Performance Comparison

Link: 38 Year Performance History on Various Commodities From NIA site. The long-term performance of precious metals, agricultural commodities, oil, copper, […]

James Passin, the American Who Bought Mongolia

By Brett Forrest, From Bloomberg, Photograph by Max Sher for Bloomberg Businessweek The Mongolian Stock Exchange occupies a single room […]

From Worst to First

By Chris Mayer, From Daily Reckoning I like to tell people that Greece’s stock market was one of the world’s […]

Commodities: Correlating Trends with Opportunities

By Mark Mobius,  From mobius.blog.franklintempleton.com/2013/02/06/commodities-trends/ Commodity price inflation is both a social and an economic issue. In emerging markets in […]