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The Most Beautiful Metal

Full Article: The Most Beautiful Metal 

By: Rick Mills

Vanadium is a soft, silvery gray, ductile transition metal and is the 22nd most abundant element in the Earth’s crust. Vanadium in not found by itself, instead it’s most often found in chemically combined forms occurring in about 65 different minerals and has been historically mined as a by-product of other mining operations.

 

Vanadium is primarily obtained from the minerals vanadinite (Pb5(VO)3Cl) and carnotite (K2(UO2)2VO4·1-3H2O). It is found in magnetite (iron oxide) deposits that are also very rich in the element titanium. It is also found in aluminum ore, rocks with high concentrations of phosphorous-containing minerals, and sandstones that have high uranium content. Vanadium is also recovered from carbon-rich deposits such as coal, oil shale, crude oil, and tar sands. Vanadium can be recycled from mining slag, oil field sludge, fly ash and other waste products.

 

Full Article: The Most Beautiful Metal 

By: Rick Mills

 

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Except for statements of historical fact, certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are usually identified by our use of certain terminology, including “will”, “believes”, “may”, “expects”, “should”, “seeks”, “anticipates”, “has potential to”, or “intends’ or by discussions of strategy, forward looking numbers or intentions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results or achievements to be materially different from any future results or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts, and include but are not limited to, estimates and their underlying assumptions; statements regarding plans, objectives and expectations with respect to the effectiveness of the Company’s business model; future operations, products and services; the impact of regulatory initiatives on the Company’s operations; the size of and opportunities related to the market for the Company’s products; general industry and macroeconomic growth rates; expectations related to possible joint and/or strategic ventures and statements regarding future performance. Junior Gold Report does not take responsibility for accuracy of forward looking statements and advises the reader to perform own due diligence on forward looking numbers or statements.

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Junior Gold Report’ Newsletter: Junior Gold Report’s Newsletter is published as a copyright publication of Junior Gold Report (JGR).  No Guarantee as to Content:  Although JGR attempts to research thoroughly and present information based on sources we believe to be reliable, there are no guarantees as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein. Any statements expressed are subject to change without notice. JGR, its associates, authors, and affiliates are not responsible for errors or omissions. No Offer to Sell Securities: JGR is not a registered investment advisor. JGR is intended for informational, educational and research purposes only. It is not to be considered as investment advice. Subscribers are encouraged to conduct their own research and due diligence, and consult with their own independent financial and tax advisors with respect to any investment opportunity. No statement or expression of any opinions contained in this report constitutes an offer to buy or sell the shares of the companies mentioned herein. Links: JGR may contain links to related websites for stock quotes, charts, etc. JGR is not responsible for the content of or the privacy practices of these sites. Release of Liability: By reading JGR, you agree to hold Junior Gold Report its associates, sponsors, affiliates, and partners harmless and to completely release them from any and all liabilities due to any and all losses, damages, or injuries (financial or otherwise) that may be incurred.

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Except for statements of historical fact, certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are usually identified by our use of certain terminology, including “will”, “believes”, “may”, “expects”, “should”, “seeks”, “anticipates”, “has potential to”, or “intends’ or by discussions of strategy, forward looking numbers or intentions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results or achievements to be materially different from any future results or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts, and include but are not limited to, estimates and their underlying assumptions; statements regarding plans, objectives and expectations with respect to the effectiveness of the Company’s business model; future operations, products and services; the impact of regulatory initiatives on the Company’s operations; the size of and opportunities related to the market for the Company’s products; general industry and macroeconomic growth rates; expectations related to possible joint and/or strategic ventures and statements regarding future performance. Junior Gold Report does not take responsibility for accuracy of forward looking statements and advises the reader to perform own due diligence on forward looking numbers or statements.

 

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Here’s What Happens When the World Overdoses on Debt

by: Casey Research

Bonds are no longer assets. They’re liabilities.

You might find this hard to believe. After all, most folks think of bonds as a safe way to grow their money. For decades, you could make a decent return of 5% or more in government- and investment-grade bonds without risking big losses.

Not anymore.

These days, most bonds pay next to nothing. Some have negative interest rates, which means owners must pay interest on the bond instead of earning interest. If you own a bond that pays a negative interest rate, you’re guaranteed to lose money if you hold the bond to maturity.

And yet, folks are lining up to buy these bonds.

Dispatch readers know we’re in this mess because governments have gone mad trying to “stimulate” the economy. Central banks have cut rates more than 650 times since the 2008 financial crisis. Global rates are now at the lowest level in 5,000 years.

Low and negative rates have done nothing for the global economy. The U.S., Europe, Japan, and China—the world’s four biggest economies—are all growing at their slowest rates in decades. About the only thing these policies have done is put investors in serious danger.

Today, we’ll explain why the global financial system is more fragile than ever…and we’ll show you two proven ways to protect yourself.

• You can’t escape negative interest rates…

More than $13 trillion worth of government bonds now have negative rates. That’s more than one-third of all government bonds. Keep in mind, negative rates were unheard of until about two years ago.

Negative rates are taking over the corporate bond market too. Last week, Bloomberg Business reported that $512 billion worth of corporate bonds now have negative rates. There are now 11 times more corporate bonds with negative yields than there were at the start of the year.

There’s no reason to think negative rates will stop spreading.

Two weeks ago, German railroad company Deutsche Bahn AG sold 350 million euros worth of five-year bonds with a rate of -0.006%. It became the first non-financial company to issue bonds with a negative yield.

• You’re probably wondering who buys this garbage that’s guaranteed to lose money…

The answer is giant institutional investors. You see, many pension funds and insurance companies are required by law to own “safe” bonds like those issued by governments and companies in good financial shape. And right now, many of these bonds pay nothing in interest or charge you to own them.

This has made it very hard for institutions to meet investment return goals. For example, the average U.S. public pension fund made just 0.4% last year, the lowest average return since 2008. Most public pensions expect to make between 7% and 8% each year.

While rock-bottom rates have made life difficult for pension funds and insurance companies, they’ve also allowed companies to gorge on cheap money.

• U.S. corporations have borrowed more than $10 trillion in the bond market since 2007…

Last year, they issued a record $1.5 trillion in bonds. Corporate America is loading up on debt faster than it did during the dot-com bubble or before the 2008 financial crisis.

The same thing is happening around the world.

According to Bloomberg Business, the debt-to-earnings ratio for global companies hit a 12-year high in 2015.

Soaring corporate leverage led credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) to downgrade 863 companies last year. That’s the most downgrades since 2009…when the world was in the middle of a global financial crisis.

• There’s no end in sight for this epic borrowing binge…

Last week, S&P said it expects global corporate debt to jump from $51 trillion today to $75 trillion by 2020. That’s a staggering 47% jump in four years.

This huge surge in corporate debt supposedly won’t be a problem as long as the economy keeps growing, companies pay their lenders, and rates stay low.

• Dispatch readers know those are dangerous assumptions…

As we said earlier, the global economy is barely growing.

And companies are already falling behind on their debts. According to MarketWatch, 100 corporations have already defaulted this year. That’s 50% more defaults than there were at the same time last year. At this rate, we will see more defaults this year than there were in 2009.

If this happens, lenders will take huge losses. This could spark a “credit crunch” where banks make fewer loans, cut lines of credit, and charge higher interest rates. In other words, the easy money could dry up. That could lead to even more defaults.

In other words, it’s extremely likely that the huge surge in corporate debt will create serious problems.

• S&P admits that the global financial system is very fragile…

CNBC reported last week:

“Central banks remain in thrall to the idea that credit-fueled growth is healthy for the global economy,” S&P said. “In fact, our research highlights that monetary policy easing has thus far contributed to increased financial risk, with the growth of corporate borrowing far outpacing that of the global economy.”

S&P says about half of the companies outside the financial sector are “highly leveraged” right now. Longtime Casey readers know companies with too much debt aren’t just a threat to themselves. They’re a threat to the entire global economy.

During the last financial crisis, the collapse of a handful of large, highly leveraged banks triggered a chain reaction that brought the entire global financial system to its knees.

S&P says we could see a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis if something “unforeseen” happens. CNBC reported:

“A worst-case scenario would be a series of major negative surprises sparking a crisis of confidence around the globe,” S&P said in the report. “These unforeseen events could quickly destabilize the market, pushing investors and lenders to exit riskier positions (‘Crexit’ scenario). If mishandled, this could result in credit growth collapsing as it did during the global financial crisis.”

• Regular readers know we’ve been warning about the huge buildup in corporate debt for months…

Now the mainstream media, which is typically behind the curve, is finally starting to catch on. This is a sign that we’re getting very close to a financial crisis.

We encourage you to protect yourself today. Step #1 is to own physical gold.

As we often say, gold is real money. It’s preserved wealth for centuries because it’s unlike any other asset on the planet. It’s durable, easy to transport, and easily divisible.

Its value doesn’t depend on a growing economy, a healthy financial system, or a responsible government. The price of gold often soars when things fall apart. It’s one of the only assets in the world like this.

If you’re worried about the global economy or financial system, the first thing you should do is own gold. We recommend you start by putting 10% to 15% of your money in gold. Once you feel like you own enough gold, you could put some money in silver. Regular readers know silver is also real money. Like gold, it often does well during times of turmoil.

We also encourage you to watch this short presentation. It explains why a collapse of the debt market is a threat to your wealth even if you don’t own a single stock or bond. That’s because this could trigger something far worse than anything we saw in 2008 or 2009.

As you’ll see, this coming crisis could reach you no matter where you are in the world. That’s why it’s so important you act today. Watch this free video to learn how to protect yourself.

Full Article: Here’s What Happens When the World Overdoses on Debt

Disclaimer© 2010 Junior Gold ReportJunior Gold Report’ Newsletter: Junior Gold Report’s Newsletter is published as a copyright publication of Junior Gold Report (JGR). No Guarantee as to Content: Although JGR attempts to research thoroughly and present information based on sources we believe to be reliable, there are no guarantees as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein. Any statements expressed are subject to change without notice. JGR, its associates, authors, and affiliates are not responsible for errors or omissions. Consideration for Services: JGR, it’s editor, affiliates, associates, partners, family members, or contractors may have an interest or position in featured, written-up companies, as well as sponsored companies which compensate JGR. JGR has been paid by the company written up. Thus, multiple conflicts of interests exist. Therefore, information provided herewithin should not be construed as a financial analysis but rather as an advertisement. The author’s views and opinions regarding the companies featured in reports are his own views and are based on information that he has researched independently and has received, which the author assumes to be reliable. No Offer to Sell Securities: JGR is not a registered investment advisor. JGR is intended for informational, educational and research purposes only. It is not to be considered as investment advice. Subscribers are encouraged to conduct their own research and due diligence, and consult with their own independent financial and tax advisors with respect to any investment opportunity. No statement or expression of any opinions contained in this report constitutes an offer to buy or sell the shares of the companies mentioned herein. Links: JGR may contain links to related websites for stock quotes, charts, etc. JGR is not responsible for the content of or the privacy practices of these sites. Release of Liability: By reading JGR, you agree to hold Junior Gold Report its associates, sponsors, affiliates, and partners harmless and to completely release them from any and all liabilities due to any and all losses, damages, or injuries (financial or otherwise) that may be incurred.

Forward Looking Statements
Except for statements of historical fact, certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are usually identified by our use of certain terminology, including “will”, “believes”, “may”, “expects”, “should”, “seeks”, “anticipates”, “has potential to”, or “intends’ or by discussions of strategy, forward looking numbers or intentions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results or achievements to be materially different from any future results or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts, and include but are not limited to, estimates and their underlying assumptions; statements regarding plans, objectives and expectations with respect to the effectiveness of the Company’s business model; future operations, products and services; the impact of regulatory initiatives on the Company’s operations; the size of and opportunities related to the market for the Company’s products; general industry and macroeconomic growth rates; expectations related to possible joint and/or strategic ventures and statements regarding future performance. Junior Gold Report does not take responsibility for accuracy of forward looking statements and advises the reader to perform own due diligence on forward looking numbers or statements.