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How a Brexit could affect the gold price

July 7th, 2016

The precious metal’s recent run could just be getting started

by SmallCapPower.com | July 7, 2016

Gold was already one of the best-performing asset classes in 2016 before British citizens unexpectedly voted to leave the European Union on June 23. We believe this will turn out to be the most important catalyst for the precious metal since it began its most recent bull run.

How a Brexit could affect the gold price

Despite beginning the New Year below $1,100, gold had failed a few times to hold above the $1,300 level since its upward move began back in January. We feel confident that the Brexit uncertainty will hang over the markets for at least the remainder of 2016, providing a firm support above $1,300.

The most immediate catalyst likely coming gold’s way is U.S. employment data for the month of June, which is expected to be released on July 8. The Labor Department expects 170,000 new jobs to be created during the month.

Given May’s dismal 38,000 employment gain, only a figure well above 200,000 will create any potential headwinds for the precious metal.

This all leads to the next U.S. Federal Reserve meeting that is happening during the final week of July. Minutes from the last Federal Open Market Committee meeting (released on July 6) suggested that the impact of a Brexit would need to be more certain before the Fed would decide to raise interest rates again, all of which is good news for gold bulls.

Also helping gold is negative interest rates on long-term debt in Germany, France, Japan and, most recently, Switzerland, which has seen its 50-year interest rates go negative for the first time.

Could the United States be next? In fact, that country’s 10- and 30-year interest rates on July 6 reached all-time lows of 1.32% and 2.1% respectively. According to data released by Fitch Ratings, a record US$11.7 trillion of global sovereign debt has dipped to sub-zero yield territory.

Continue reading this article on SmallCapPower.com.

Volkswagen ponders a German Gigafactory

May 28th, 2016

by Greg Klein | May 28, 2016

A multi-billion-euro electric vehicle battery factory could be coming to Germany if Volkswagen approves the idea. The German business daily Handelsblatt said VW has the plan under consideration and might make an announcement at the firm’s annual meeting on June 22.

Volkswagen ponders a German Gigafactory

Volkswagen hopes models like the E-Up will improve
the company’s image as well as its revenues.
(Image: Volkswagen)

Citing unnamed company sources, Handelsblatt stated, “The company’s executive board looks likely to approve the plan, which is also supported in principle by the works council and the state of Lower Saxony, its major shareholder.”

The Dieselgate-bedevilled company hopes to expand its electric car sales to one million within a decade, according to the journal.

Earlier this month Benchmark Mineral Intelligence said at least 12 mega-factories are expected to be producing lithium-ion batteries by 2020.

While unveiling Tesla Motors’ Model 3 on March 31, CEO Elon Musk announced the company’s Nevada Gigafactory is “already operational today.”

Interview: Chris Berry discusses the lithium boom.

April 26th, 2016

China: Still the world’s number one heavy metal rock star Stockhouse
Germany to consider $1.3-billion electric vehicle sales boost NAI 500
SWOT analysis: Central bank over-reach benefits gold GoldSeek
Grid energy storage: The next big thing for li-ion? Industrial Minerals
U.S. President Trump? President Clinton? Gold up in both scenarios Streetwise Reports
Are the criticisms against Trump’s trade policies fair? Equities.com
Tesla will need a lot of graphite and lithium—but China will need even more Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
Gold stock rally’s market cap bias may surprise you SmallCapPower

April 22nd, 2016

Grid energy storage: The next big thing for li-ion? Industrial Minerals
U.S. President Trump? President Clinton? Gold up in both scenarios Streetwise Reports
Silver approaching bull market as prices rally to 10-month high NAI 500
What does Deutsche Bank’s confession mean for gold and silver investors? GoldSeek
Are the criticisms against Trump’s trade policies fair? Equities.com
Tesla will need a lot of graphite and lithium—but China will need even more Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
Gold had its best quarter in a generation. So where are the investors? Stockhouse
Gold stock rally’s market cap bias may surprise you SmallCapPower

April 21st, 2016

U.S. President Trump? President Clinton? Gold up in both scenarios Streetwise Reports
Silver approaching bull market as prices rally to 10-month high NAI 500
What does Deutsche Bank’s confession mean for gold and silver investors? GoldSeek
Are the criticisms against Trump’s trade policies fair? Equities.com
Tesla will need a lot of graphite and lithium—but China will need even more Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
Gold had its best quarter in a generation. So where are the investors? Stockhouse
The China Rare Earth Association takes stock Industrial Minerals
Gold stock rally’s market cap bias may surprise you SmallCapPower

April 20th, 2016

Silver approaching bull market as prices rally to 10-month high NAI 500
Looming zinc supply shortage good news for producers and explorers: Stefan Ioannou Streetwise Reports
What does Deutsche Bank’s confession mean for gold and silver investors? GoldSeek
Are the criticisms against Trump’s trade policies fair? Equities.com
Tesla will need a lot of graphite and lithium—but China will need even more Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
Gold had its best quarter in a generation. So where are the investors? Stockhouse
The China Rare Earth Association takes stock Industrial Minerals
Gold stock rally’s market cap bias may surprise you SmallCapPower

April 19th, 2016

Silver approaching bull market as prices rally to 10-month high NAI 500
Looming zinc supply shortage good news for producers and explorers: Stefan Ioannou Streetwise Reports
What does Deutsche Bank’s confession mean for gold and silver investors? GoldSeek
Are the criticisms against Trump’s trade policies fair? Equities.com
Tesla will need a lot of graphite and lithium—but China will need even more Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
Gold had its best quarter in a generation. So where are the investors? Stockhouse
The China Rare Earth Association takes stock Industrial Minerals
Gold stock rally’s market cap bias may surprise you SmallCapPower

April 18th, 2016

What does Deutsche Bank’s confession mean for gold and silver investors? GoldSeek
Private equity eyes base metal deals as rally buoys gold miners NAI 500
The Canadian Shield could host the next bonanza discovery: Eric Lemieux Streetwise Reports
Are the criticisms against Trump’s trade policies fair? Equities.com
Tesla will need a lot of graphite and lithium—but China will need even more Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
Gold had its best quarter in a generation. So where are the investors? Stockhouse
The China Rare Earth Association takes stock Industrial Minerals
Gold stock rally’s market cap bias may surprise you SmallCapPower

April 1st, 2016

The gold-to-silver ratio: A truly generational opportunity Streetwise Reports
Elon Musk unveils the next phase in Tesla’s master plan Equities.com
The China Rare Earth Association takes stock Industrial Minerals
Lithium’s state of affairs Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
Germany wants half its gold reserves back by 2020 GoldSeek
Gold stock rally’s market cap bias may surprise you SmallCapPower
Commodity veteran says you just can’t tell when markets will turn NAI 500
Electric car war sends lithium prices sky high Stockhouse

March 31st, 2016

Elon Musk unveils the next phase in Tesla’s master plan Equities.com
The China Rare Earth Association takes stock Industrial Minerals
Lithium’s state of affairs Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
Two bulls and a bear talk gold Streetwise Reports
Germany wants half its gold reserves back by 2020 GoldSeek
Gold stock rally’s market cap bias may surprise you SmallCapPower
Commodity veteran says you just can’t tell when markets will turn NAI 500
Electric car war sends lithium prices sky high Stockhouse