Tantalum – Just weeks remain before companies registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission must disclose whether they are receiving tantalum, tungsten, tin and gold from the Democratic Republic of the Congo — and, if so, whether they are getting those minerals from conflict-free sources. However, PricewaterhouseCoopers says many companies are not ready to do so.
As investors, performing due diligence should be almost second nature to any one seriously considering putting money down on an investment.
Newport Exploration, Red Tiger Mining, Avanti Mining, Solid Resources and Titanium were the top five gainers on the TSX Venture Exchange last week.
Uranium – Japan isn’t giving up on nuclear yet, and its Cabinet's recent approval of a new energy plan could be the first step toward a uranium market turnaround.
Gold – Marc Faber, publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, said last week that the stock market is headed for a crash worse than the one seen in 1987. What's a precious metals investor to do?
Gold, copper and crude oil are faring well today, but silver is down slightly.
The Alternative Investment Market in London reached 834.89 points today after falling 9.72 points, or 1.15 percent.
Today, the Australian Securities Exchange dropped 52.2 points, or 0.95 percent, hitting 5,428.6 points.
Gold – Gold looks like it could be off to a bullish end to the week.
Silver – Silver saw a wide range of movement this week, but was able to close Thursday at $20.03 per ounce. Will the white metal be able to end the week on a high note?