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It has been a rough couple of months for the shareholders of the big four frac sand suppliers. At the start of 2017 everyone--including me--was buying into the bullish story for these companies based on the industry trend of sand, sand and more sand.  Sand has been the #1 efficiency...
There is a BIG move afoot in the gold and silver market right now--investor demand is stepping up. The smaller plays--junior producers and developers--are now getting funded for millions of dollars, setting the stage for bullish news flow for months on new discoveries and production announcements. I have...
If you were on the hunt for the next big horizontal oil play in the U.S., where would you be inclined to look? Texas?  That makes sense; Texas is the top oil producing state in the country. California?  That also makes sense, California has been a top oil producing state for...
Psychological fears of an oil glut are have caused oil prices to drop from $55-$48.  But there is some fundamental  economic factors that suggest this price drop will be short lived. So far in 2017, U.S. crude oil inventories have increased 49.38 million barrels to 528.39 million barrels as the...
LITHIUM PRICES TO STAY HIGH THRU 2024--UBS 85 page report suggests industry will remain highly profitable Lithium prices will remain well above historical levels thru 2024, UBS Securities said on Thursday June 15, as electric car batteries reach cost parity with ICE—Internal Combustion Engines—in mid 2018.  They suggest that will spark...
Napoleon is credited with the saying—I would rather have my generals be lucky than good. And that’s a good saying for Yangarra Resources (YGR-TSX), as they discovered how prolific the Lower Cardium, or  “Bioturbated Zone" is in Alberta's massive Cardium formation--all by accident. They were drilling in the main Cardium zone above--which...
Alberta Gas - All Dressed Up and No Place to Go? By Chris James, CFA Canadian natural gas prices could drop by well over half in 2015 as new pipelines allow very cheap Marcellus gas to flood North America says a November 4 report by Canadian brokerage firm Macquarie Securities. The report--titled...
UNIQUE PRODUCT, BRILLIANT STRATEGYNew CEO Explains The Perfect Set-Up forBeyond Tobacco   I have rarely had my eyes opened in a CEO interview like I did last Friday with new TAAT (TAAT-CSE) CEO Setti Coscarella. The way he outlined the product positioning and marketing plan for TAAT’s Beyond Tobacco cigarettes—no...