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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.

  • The Uranium Sector Can’t Catch A Break

    Published 14 September 2019 | viewed 4,008 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 2,540 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.…

  • The Problem With Trump’s Low-Dollar Plan

    Published 31 July 2019 | viewed 2,505 times

    The slowdown in the United States, and throughout the world, has led many to speculate that the time has come for an intervention in the…

  • What Is Africa’s Role In The New Silk Road?

    Published 19 July 2019 | viewed 6,428 times

    A lot of resource investors stop listening to corporate presentations when they learn the company’s project is in Africa.  More often than not the country…

  • A Currency War Is Brewing

    Published 28 June 2019 | viewed 6,813 times

    The 1997 Asian Financial Crisis serves as a reminder of what happens when competing economies engage in a round of competitive currency devaluations. The crisis…

  • What Does The Gold Rally Mean For Bonds And Equities?

    Published 26 June 2019 | viewed 2,101 times

    North American stock markets continued to rise on Friday, as more investors took the opportunity to jump into equities on the back of a clear…

  • Why Central Banks Are Dumping The Dollar

    Published 21 June 2019 | viewed 7,401 times

    The US Federal Reserve, the country’s central bank, did what many expected on Wednesday, and held interest rates steady, while signaling that a rate cut…

  • Why Now May Be The Best Time Ever To Hold Gold

    Published 17 May 2019 | viewed 5,565 times

    “It’s the tail that wags the dog” is defined by Urban Dictionary as a way of persuading a large group of people. The phrase is…

  • U.S.-China Impasse Threatens Rare Earth Trade

    Published 15 May 2019 | viewed 8,010 times

    On Friday the United States made good on its threat to ratchet up the trade war against China, after the two parties failed, after weeks…

  • Is Zinc Heading Towards A Supply Squeeze?

    Published 09 May 2019 | viewed 5,932 times

    Zinc and lead prices are movin’ on up again, following a two-week hiatus in the long-term trend of diminishing inventories in London Metal Exchange warehouses. Zinc…

  • Congress Agrees On $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

    Published 04 May 2019 | viewed 2,093 times

    The White House and Congress finally agreed to put their significant differences aside and work together on something constructive, no pun intended. On Wednesday it…

  • Is China’s New Silk Road A Trojan Horse?

    Published 01 May 2019 | viewed 4,500 times

    In March Italy broke ranks with its EU partners in joining China’s Belt and Road Initiative, known also as One Belt, One Road or the…

  • Electric Vehicles Are Reshaping The Mining Industry

    Published 20 April 2019 | viewed 5,730 times

    Is the age of the gas-powered automobile coming to an end? Doubtful. In the US, electric vehicles (EVs) only make up about 1% of the…

  • Central Bank Gold-Buying Is Chipping Away At The Dollar

    Published 16 April 2019 | viewed 2,724 times

    Ahead of the Herd has been digging into why central banks are buying a lot of gold recently. What we’ve found is eyebrow-raising, to say…

  • The Uranium Alternative Flying Under Investors' Radar

    Published 03 October 2018 | viewed 12,940 times

    Most junior resource investors know uranium, and many got in on the action when NexGen Energy and Fission Uranium made their discoveries in the Athabasca…

  • How Infrastructure Is Driving A Commodity Boom

    Published 23 February 2018 | viewed 3,478 times

    As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information The global economy is booming again after…

  • Resurgent US oil industry priming the economic pump

    Published 26 January 2018 | viewed 0 times

    Crude oil prices dropped from $110 a barrel in the summer of 2014 to about $30 in January 2016. The effect on oil producers and…

  • Bond Market Bear Creating Gold Bull

    Published 19 January 2018 | viewed 0 times

    Gold is climbing as bond yields rise and the dollar falls, over speculation that China is pulling back on buying US Treasuries and Japan signals…

  • How China Is Locking Up Critical Resources In The US' Own Backyard

    Published 12 January 2018 | viewed 0 times

    In the 1800’s the United States under President James Monroe invoked the Monroe Doctrine, which stated that any effort by European nations to control any…

  • Weapon of Mass Disruption

    Published 26 December 2017 | viewed 0 times

    The ever-increasing digitalization of our world has meant advances in technology that would have been unimaginable 30 years ago when the Internet first entered the…