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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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Top 5 reasons to consider gold in inflationary period

(Kitco commentary) - Gold has always been the prized metal of mankind for its artistic and cultural value, with a rich history dating back to Ancient Egypt.

Copper and nickel market updates

(Kitco commentary) - Even disregarding the military crisis in Europe and the piling sanctions against Russia that have rocked the commodity markets, copper has always been in a tough spot simply because of its fast-rising demand and the critical role in the modern economy.

As investors flock to safe havens, gold equities may come out as the biggest winners

(Kitco commentary) - The recent geopolitical tensions in Ukraine tell us that during troubled times, investors will still be in favor of gold as a safe haven.

Why inflation is 'baked in the cake' and gold is moving up

(Kitco commentary) - Driven by the need to decarbonize due to increasingly apparent climate change, governments around the world right now are choosing to de-invest from oil and gas.

As US national debt hits $30 trillion, higher borrowing costs & negative real yields will make it harder to finance

(Kitco commentary) - The United States reached a new milestone this week, but itâ??s nothing to be proud of. For the first time, the national debt hit 30 trillion dollars.

Gold market update

(Kitco commentary) - The US Federal Reserve, whose job is to keep unemployment in check and inflation in the "Goldilocks" zone of 2%, is telegraphing three interest rate increases of 0.25% each (1% at the high end of the range) this year.

Copper boom likely to last for decades, prompting a global hunt for new supply

(Kitco commentary) - Copper is coming off a historic year during which its prices broke records on not just one, but two, separate occasions, peaking at $4.76/lb or $10,476/t in mid-October.

Gold to oil ratio: Gold heading higher on rising energy prices

(Kitco commentary) - The gold to oil ratio is an important indicator of the global economy's health.

Why 1% interest rate hikes won't fix + 6% inflation

(Kitco commentary) - The US Federal Reserve announced this week what many market participants were expecting - a series of interest rate hikes starting next year.

Undersupplied silver to follow base metals into deficit

(Kitco commentary) - The Silver Institute predicts that global silver demand will rise to 1.029 billion ounces this year, up 15% from 2020 and exceeding a billion ounces for the first time since 2015.