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Cobalt's new highs and M&A: Do they point to an energy metals opportunity?

A brief uranium note before we start this blog: a couple of weeks ago, I pondered whether uranium was oversold enough for a big rally. Since then, we've seen some positive signs. First, Uranium Participation (U) the tracking stock for the price of uranium climbed to a 3-week high. And Cameco (CCO) the world's largest uranium producer looks to be carving a bottom and has held its ground in the $12 area for about 2 weeks. As well, Nexgen (NXE) shares have made an impressive U-turn in the past few days. But we don't have an all-clear signal just yet. That's because the uranium sector needs Cameco to take the sector lead (and cross above its 200-day average) ahead of any uranium sector rally, so it's a stock worth watching closely. Finally, junior producer Uranium Energy Corp (UEC*US) which I wrote about in that blog, received confirmation this week that they will be added to the Russell 3000 Index later this month (as well as either the Russell 2000 or Russell 1000).

Canadian Insider Index tumbles 2.5%, falls below 200-day moving average

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. What a difference a week makes. Not surprisingly, the Index ended its period of low volatility and its tight trading range once the Federal Reserve hiked rates 0.25% last week. The INK CIN which had displayed signs of building bullish momentum in weeks prior, stumbled hard last week and, on its way down, sliced easily through its 200-day moving average support at 1161.80. The Index came to rest at 1149.79, near the lows of the week, for a loss of 30 points or 2.5%.

Sound bites: the gaping road to a summer rally

The case for a summer rally in Canadian stocks took a hit Thursday. The INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index gapped down at the open, below its 200-day moving average, and continued to lose ground during the day to close at 1,157.05. Its 200-day moving average sits at 1,161.62. At least the Index managed to close off its lows for the day and above the recent low of 1,155.88 set on May 18th.

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The Crypto-Bubble - A Speculator's Dream in Cyberspace

When writing an article about the recent move in bitcoin, one should probably not begin by preparing the chart images. Chances are one will have to do it all over again. It is a bit like ordering a cup of coffee in Weimar Germany in early November 1923. One had to pay for it right away, as a cup costing one wheelbarrow of Reichsmark may well end up costing two wheelbarrows of Reichsmark half an hour later. These days the question is how many wheelbarrows of US dollars one may need to pay for a bitcoin.

INK Canadian Insider Index trades in tight range, volatility falls

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. The Index traded in a very tight 10 point range between 1174 and 1184 as volatility now seems to have vanished over the last 3 weeks of trading. The Index closed the week down 4 points at 1180.2.

Brace for BC investment climate change as an eco-sovereigntist chill is set to hit

A chill from Victoria is blowing across the BC investment climate. As I discussed on This Week in Money on Roundhouse radio with host Jim Goddard, a change in the weather may well be in store for BC investors (replay below).

INK Canadian Insider Index sees momentum rise

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. The Index had another seemingly quiet week as it managed to add 9 points as it closed at 1183.90.

INK Canadian Insider Index 'Bull-Bear Battle' awaits June resolution

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. The Index made a brief foray that was turned back at the 50 and 20-day moving averages (1182-3) and otherwise looked pretty flat during the Victoria Day-shortened trading week. The INK CIN closed at 1175, for a small 3.9 point decline.

INK Canadian Insider Index rejected at 1200, falls 9 points

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. The Index looked to be building up a healthy head of steam in our last update. Its newly acquired momentum helped it charge toward the 1200 level, but the major resistance zone swatted the Index away with ease, and the INK CIN endured a quick free-fall to its 200-day moving average at 1157. The Index ended up bouncing 20 points at week's end to finish at 1178.90 for a loss of 9 points on the week.

Bombed out miners begin to outperform metals, hint at rebound

For resource investors, the last few weeks have been downright treacherous. Gold has been ravaged, plunging nearly $80 an ounce since its April highs. Platinum is almost 13% off its highs. Oil has fared even worse, slipping 17% in two months. And lest we forget, silver has fallen a record 15 days straight, with a current loss of 14%.

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