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Richard Mills

Richard Mills

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

Biography

Richard is host of aheadoftheherd.com 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, 321Gold, Kitco, Gold-Eagle, The Gold/Energy Reports, Calgary Herald and Financial Sense.

  • Has Re-Opening The Economy Been Successful?

    Published 26 May 2020 | viewed 1,656 times

    “There is a Chinese curse which says ‘May he live in interesting times.’ Like it or not we live in interesting times. They are times…

  • Why Gold Is Better Than Cash In Times Of Crisis

    Published 01 May 2020 | viewed 2,386 times

    What exactly does it mean when pundits say that gold is a “store of value” and “hedge against inflation”? In this article we’re diving deep…

  • How Coronavirus Has Created A New Normal In Our Daily Lives

    Published 27 April 2020 | viewed 1,890 times

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues to infect populations, though in some countries it is slowing, talk has shifted to re-opening economies, and to manufacturing a…

  • The Politics Of A Pandemic

    Published 04 April 2020 | viewed 1,394 times

    Benjamin Franklin once said; “Out of adversity comes opportunity.”  The adversity the United States now faces with the coronavirus pandemic is the worst national emergency…

  • Does Gold Still Have Some Room To Run?

    Published 25 March 2020 | viewed 3,218 times

    In the 1960s, French politician Valéry d'Estaing complained that the United States enjoyed an “exorbitant privilege” due to the dollar’s status as the world’s reserve…

  • How COVID-19 Could Spark The Next 'Arab Spring'

    Published 19 March 2020 | viewed 3,531 times

    The rich are getting richer, inequality is on the rise, and the middle class, the backbone of the US economy since the 1950s, is shrinking. …

  • Even The Fed Can't Save Markets Now

    Published 16 March 2020 | viewed 3,851 times

    One of the worst weeks on Wall Street mercifully ended on Friday. S&P 500     DJIA   Nasdaq After multiple sessions of panic selling,…

  • Is This The Biggest Threat To The Global Economy?

    Published 07 February 2020 | viewed 3,116 times

    The Trump administration has just granted its Commerce Department sweeping powers to slap tariffs on countries it decides are manipulating their currencies to the detriment…

  • Is It Time To Turn Bullish On Battery Metals?

    Published 30 January 2020 | viewed 8,778 times

    One of the most prevalent current trends concerning mined commodities is the shift, driven by the effort to reduce our carbon footprint, is towards the electrification…

  • Why Germany Is Going To War With Gold

    Published 25 January 2020 | viewed 17,671 times

    Owning gold is a way to get out of this “debt trap”, but governments don’t want you to own gold, especially in Germany Germans, like…

  • How 3D Printing Is Turning Each And Every Industry On Its Head

    Published 15 November 2019 | viewed 5,268 times

    Calling all carnivores: ever thought about getting a meat printer? Of hand-crafting delectable beef steaks at home from plant proteins, that have the same texture,…

  • The World's Largest Gold Miners Are Getting Creative

    Published 08 November 2019 | viewed 4,095 times

    Something has changed in the gold industry. During high gold-price periods the trend was to produce as much as possible - in many cases, irrespective…

  • Copper Climbs On Chile Protests

    Published 23 October 2019 | viewed 11,349 times

    Copper prices surged to a one-month high on Monday, on potential supply disruptions owing to violent protests in Chile over a proposed law, now suspended,…

  • The U.S. Doubles Down On Domestic Lithium Production

    Published 19 October 2019 | viewed 3,934 times

    In 2010 the US Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Strategy included lithium as one of 14 elements expected to play a vital role in America’s…

  • Is This The Real Golden State?

    Published 11 October 2019 | viewed 2,655 times

    Major gold companies are running out of reserves and every year it costs more to mine. That is causing an “existential crisis” for the gold…

  • Is This The Perfect Environment For Precious Metals Investments?

    Published 03 October 2019 | viewed 4,912 times

    This year at AOTH we have tackled a number of reasons for gold and silver’s rise, aiming to explain “in layman’s terms” what is behind the seemingly…

  • The Bullish Case For Copper

    Published 27 September 2019 | viewed 3,707 times

    Despite evidence of a slowing economy, shipments of raw materials are gliding across Chinese docks at a torrid pace, especially metals, which form the backbone…

  • Silver Steadies Following Wild Week In Precious Metals Markets

    Published 21 September 2019 | viewed 3,875 times

    Gold and silver prices jumped Monday on fresh safe-haven demand following a 10-drone strike on Saturday that took out two major oil facilities in Saudi…

  • The Uranium Sector Can’t Catch A Break

    Published 14 September 2019 | viewed 3,749 times

    One week ago Cameco announced it will maintain low output levels until uranium prices recover. The Canadian uranium miner also said it might cut production further,…

  • Are Investors Being Lulled Into A False Sense Of Security?

    Published 06 September 2019 | viewed 2,316 times

    US stock markets on Tuesday were like a teenager forced back to school after a summer of fast cars and girls - insolent and bad-tempered.…