Richard Mills's Blog

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Richard is host of and invests in the junior resource sector. His articles have been published on over 200 websites, including: Wall Street Journal, SafeHaven, Market Oracle, USAToday, National Post, Stockhouse, Casey Research, 24hgold, Vancouver Sun, SilverBearCafe, Infomine, Huffington Post, 321Gold, Kitco, Gold-Eagle, The Gold/Energy Reports, Calgary Herald, Resource Investor and Financial Sense.

The Road to War: China vs the US

By Rick Mills – In 2016 Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, declared that there was no doubt, in his mind, that the US would go to war with China in the South China Sea in the next five to 10 years.

Currency Wars: The Race to the Bottom Has Begun

By Richard Mills – This article will show that not only is Trump engaging in a trade war, but also a currency war with China. Plus a bit of a history of currency wars. What does a currency war, and a low dollar, mean for investors and for commodities?...

Gold Holding Its Own

By Richard Mills – What the heck is going on with gold? The past few weeks have seen global equities falling amid a broad selloff in tech stocks, but the traditional safe-haven metal has barely budged, floating along in...

Trump Builds Economy and War Machine

By Richard Mills – On March 1 Donald Trump announced that his Administration would implement a 25% tariff on all steel imports and a 10% duty on aluminum. President Trump initially said the tariffs would apply to all steel...

Blue Chip Companies on Track for $800 Billion Buyback Record in 2018

By Richard Mills – S&P 500 firms are reportedly on track to give $1 trillion in either dividends or share buybacks to shareholders this year, based on the lower corporate tax rate, incentives to repatriate overseas cash and strong earnings.

How Global Growth and Infrastructure Are Driving Commodities

By Richard Mills – The global economy is booming again after years in the doldrums, commodities are back in a big way, and metals prices are for the most part, way up. In our last article showing how commodities are the place...

5 Reasons Why Commodities Are the Place to Be in 2018

By Richard Mills – The stock market pullback of the last couple of weeks has shown that markets are jittery, and will likely be volatile for a while as investors keep a vigil on rising bond yields (inflation) and potential interest...

This Is the Number One Factor Driving the Price of Gold

Real interest rates are the level of annual yield paid to savers and investors over and above the pace of inflation. PIMCO makes a convincing case that the number one factor influencing the price of gold is the changes in real yield on 10 year US Treasuries.

Laundromat Banks Too Big To Fail

Money laundering is the process by which illegally obtained cash is made to appear as if it has been obtained by legal means.

Did Bernanke Get It Right?

It certainly appears that there’s a global recovery underway and it’s being led by the U.S. The Fed has even given itself a successful report card and started to taper. What should we expect for 2014?

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