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Posts tagged as “precious metals”

The Future Of Mining With Robots

Robotic mining has been in the news in recent months. While this technology is geared towards mining numerous types of resources, it will have considerable implications for precious metals, as well.  It could have implications for mining on land, underwater as well as in space.

On land, Timetric’s Mining Intelligence Centre (MIC) estimates that 48% of miners across both Europe and the Former Soviet Union (FSU) plan to make use of autonomous vehicles by 2020.

Secession Movements & Precious Metals

[heading]Secession Movements & Precious Metals[/heading]

The winds of independence are blowing throughout the world, and nothing could be better for our future. This host of succession movements is sweeping over the world, from Crimea to Venice to the US and has major implications for the future of life on earth.

WHY?

One common thread between governments is wanton printing by central banks. Part of the reason why the US has done so well since the 2008 banking nadir has everything to do with the fact other central banks are printing just as much or more of their own currencies. What does this mean? It means that these countries’ currencies are growing weaker in relation to assets like real estate, precious metals, minerals and other commodities and resources. But, since the price of these resources and commodities are tied to paper “ETF” products, their prices are fundamentally distorted anyway.