Daily Dispatch

Are Central Banks Buying Fewer Dollars?

Have foreign banks been keeping the U.S. economy afloat by purchasing billions in Treasury bills? Little-known numbers from the Federal Reserve say yes. The figures also suggest that such buying is dwindling, signalling trouble ahead for the dollar.

Is the U.S. Economy Actually Slowing?

We are supposed to be in an economic recovery, so why are employment figures weak and long-term interest rates...


The China Play for Resource Companies

In December 2002, Southwestern Resources announced a spectacularly rich find, triggering a stampede of investor interest in China plays....


“Not Free, Not Fair” An Update on the Gold Cartel

Sprott Asset Management's John Embry has long believed that the gold market is being manipulated, a point he made...


The Athabasca Uranium Rush

Exploration in Saskatchewan's prolific Athabasca Basin, home to the world's largest and richest uranium deposits, requires the technical skills...


South African takeover battle nearing end

The soap opera that is the Harmony (HMY.NY) battle for Gold Fields (GFI, NY) drags on with apparent stalemate,...