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Richard (Rick) Mills

Richard (Rick) Mills

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Richard is the owner of Aheadoftheherd.com and invests in the junior resource/bio-tech sectors. His articles have been published on over 400 websites, including:

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Peak gold

(Kitco commentary) - In a world of resource depletion, it falls to gold exploration companies to fill the gap with new deposits that can deliver the kind of production required to meet gold demand, which is currently out-running supply.

Precious metals bounce is a taste of what's to come

(Kitco commentary) - Gold and silver prices jumped on Thursday following the release of October’s inflation data, showing that price increases slowed more than economists had expected. The dollar also dropped on the news, causing precious metals to rise (the two variables move in opposite directions).

Silver joining copper in upcoming supply crunch

(Kitco commentary) - Copper is one of the most important metals with more than 20 million tonnes consumed each year across a variety of industries, including building construction (wiring & piping,) power generation/ transmission, and electronic product manufacturing.

A stagflationary debt crisis looms

(Kitco commentary) - The US Federal Reserve is grappling with how to reduce inflation, which at 8.2% (September CPI) is running about four times the Fed's 2% target, without causing a recession or pushing unemployment higher by lifting interest rates too much.

Copper: the most important metal we're running short of

(Kitco commentary) - Copper is one of the most important metals with more than 20 million tonnes consumed each year across a variety of industries, including building construction (wiring & piping,) power generation/ transmission, and electronic product manufacturing.

Walking dead US dollar

(Kitco commentary) - Ahead of the Herd newsletter, aheadoftheherd.com, hereafter known as AOTH.

Getting ahead of the precious metals and commodities rebound

(Kitco commentary) - This year has seen a correction in the gold price, commensurate with rising interest rates/ bond yields, and the spectre of more to come. The precious metal has also been hammered by a strong US dollar, which is negatively correlated to the gold price.

Why gold? Why now?

(Kitco commentary) - Why should investors even consider taking a position in a gold junior, given gold's lackluster performance so far this year?

Strong hands buy at bottoms and sell at tops

(Kitco commentary) - Copper is one of the most important metals with more than 20 million tonnes consumed each year across a variety of industries, including building construction (wiring & piping,) power generation/ transmission, and electronic product manufacturing.

Competition for US dollar intensifying

(Kitco commentary) - The US dollar is the most important unit of account for international trade, the main medium of exchange for settling international transactions, and the store of value for central banks.