NOW TRENDING Recovery of Platinum Group Metals and Chrome picking up !

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Friday, September 1, 2017

NOW TRENDING Recovery of Platinum Group Metals and Chrome picking up !

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UPDATES : -              My specialist lists for September,see side bar  and summer and spring updates                                                        also 
                                                 See what to Google below post


Platinum Group Metals (PGM's) six months ago were $ 919 per basket ounce. Now they are $ 974 per basket.

     
                   OTHER  PRICES IN US DOLLARS PER OUNCE
TWO MONTHS AGO                            END AUGUST 2017

 $   880                              PLATINUM               $939         


ONE  YEAR AGO                                                NOW

$690                    PALLADIUM                            $920                       
$655                      RHODIUM                              $1100
COMPARING  PGM'S WITH GOLD LEADS ONE TO THE CONCLUSION GOLD'S USES ARE SO LIMITED AS TO ALMOST DECLARE IT A MONO USE METAL !
PGM'S ON THE OTHER HAND ARE SO MULTI FACETED THAT ITS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO STATE ALL THEIR USES.
DO READ LAST MONTHS POST ALSO CLICK ONTHE LABELS IN THE SIDE BAR CLOUD TO GROUP ARTICLES THAT INTEREST YOU.
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Friday, August 4, 2017

Revitalised Bright Future for PLATINUM GROUP METALS

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FUEL CELLS will obviously be the rage sooner than we thought would be the case in the past.

Important announcements in this regard are:-
 1. VOLVO has decided that from 2018 it will no longer produce internal combustion autos

2. The BRITISH government will no longer allow new internal combustion(pretroleum) autos on their roads from 2040 onwards.

3.Stationary fuel cell generators are being increasingly being used in the most polluted city environments worldwide.

4.THE MOST IMPORTANT NEWS OF ALL IS THAT MERCEDES SCIENTISTS have reduce the amount of platinum in auto fuel cells to the same loading as is now used in catalytic converters making this move the item price wise of choice above lithium batteries for the future !

5. Lithuim batteries still need a great deal of development as they  are somewhat unsafe and have still have to be charged by electricity probably still coming from coal produced electricity! The range of absolute FUEL CELL CLEAN ELECTRICTY is so much greater when used in autos..

UPDATES. See side-bar at top on the left of the page.
1.top 40 spring and summer lists now in place.

2 CLICK ON:- Stock Trading Trends THEN CLICK ON : BVian's Abacus Information Alerts for NOW TRENDING PLATINUM!
MY SPECIALIST WATCHLIST HAS BEEN UPDATED FOR AUG 2017 SEE SIDE-BAR
4 SMALL CAPS HAVE BEEN UPDATED FOR AUGUST 2017 CLICK ON SIDE-BAR TO GO THE MINING AND RESOURCES UPDATE AUGUST IN SIDE-BAR

Monday, July 3, 2017

South African Dilemma!

URGENT UPDATE. SEE MINING NEWS IN THE SIDE BAR


The ANC has been in power for 23 years with out any serious rivalry from other parties. Now with the worlds recent recession and people wishing to have a greater say and exercise their democracy, the bloated upper echelons are starting to scramble to preserve their lifestyle. The president Zuma and his cohorts have been involved in numerous scandals and they wish to keep their gains by proposing his wife for the next president, the term starting 2019,which will also avoid prosecution of those now being investigated. The ANC has lost the major cities to opposition groups a major blow to their party.
Unfortunately  they are now resorting to left wing slogans,also replacing trusted democratic ministers with those involved in those scandals as they are really forced to be loyal to the president or likely end up in jail!
 As an example the new mining minister of four months proposes a third mining charter which would is illegal as the Pretroleum Resources Development act still being debated by consensus in the commitee stage has first to be passed for legality.  Riding roughshod over the rules expects the mines to comply within the year!
This bill is opposed by the CHAMBER OF MINES which is taking it to court as as it stands it would be impossible to find any funds to start any new ventures. 
The CHARTER 111 also falls foul  of the GENERAL AGREEMENT OF GATT which could  lead to this being suspended ,leading to great financial loss to South Africa.

1. Spring and Summer top 40 updates now in place
2.The new Winter list is now in place on the Small Cap lists
3. My new specialist watchlist  has been updated see side-bar.

4. GOOGLE BVIANS ABACUS INFORMATION ALERTS then bookmark the site and visit monthly for those traders and investors that want to take their trading to the next level! Updated 

Friday, June 2, 2017

NOW TRENDING - POSITIVE DEMOCRATIC ACTIONS!

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Rand / American Dollar has not declined by the amount that was expected as our international debt was downgraded to junk,but not our local debt, by S&P and Fitch but not Moody's.
It is felt that   we still using our democratic rights to take government  and private corruption , to task. 
The nation as a whole has said stop this ,over riding political boundries. Added to this genuine efforts are being made at this time to keep our international debt in line!
At year end our descredited president is likely to be replaced by a better more educated person,as party leader, who understands how business is done. 
If the ANC ruling party does not make the right decisions then their party is going to be decimated at the polls in 2019 and unfortunately for the rest of us,more slogan bearing left-wing populists added to the mix which will cause chaos to our political and economic  life causing a bigger shambles than we have ever known.
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I see President Trump shares my veiws on the climate change debate. Do read my post on this matter which I posted on 1/May/2015. Namely "THE GREAT CARBON CREDIT SCAM ! "
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Do visit my specialist watch lists in the index in the left-hand side bar above which have been very successful over a number of years on stock that thrives over longer periods. UPDATED 5/6/2017
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.STOCK BVIAN,s mining and resources blog has been updated.CLICK ON STOCK TRADING TRENDS ABOVE, THEN ENTER THE BLOG U WANT TO VISIT 12/6/2017
 5.SEE ABACUS ACTIVE ALERTS for fantastic news about lithium u have never read about before. More to follow in subsequent months
 6. SUMMER TOP 40 PRELIMINARY UPDATE
 7 SMALL CAPS UPDATE JUNE 2017
 8 SPRING UPDATE TOP 40

Monday, May 1, 2017

Overcoming problems !

South Africa has been down graded to below investment grade namely BB+ by both Fitch and Standard , Moodys has not yet decided to follow and is waiting to see if democratic principles will prevail.
The ruling party is losing considerable ground after 23 years in power, becoming more corrupt, with officials looking to line their own pockets with wealth at the expense of the electorate the so called  "Gravy Train !" . 
They have had a wake up call as they loose ground in bye- elections to the more populist and slogan bound left wing.
Our electorate is mostly poorly educated . So now the ruling ANC are starting to use slogans and revert to more socialist and unfortunately racialist ideas blaming the Whites (All Europeans) for their shortcomings. 
All sides gave ground with the beautiful idea of a rainbow nation under De Klerk and Nelson Mandela ,who won the Noble peace prize for their joint efforts. This is now been eroded and forgotten.
The sacking of the world renowned minister of finance Gordhan and replaced by  the new minister with an already shady record. Named  Gibata,  finally triggered   the rating agencies decision.
Gibata has an university professor adviser  with ideas that might seem moronic! This adviser wishes to strip all whites of positions in banks,insurance companies and white farmers of their land with out compensation.
Our president is encouraging the use of the slogan  RADICAL CHANGE, with out spelling out what this means!

 NEWEST UPDATES IN PLACE   SEE PAGES AT TOP  OF LEFT HAND SIDE-BAR
1.SMALL CAPS.
2 ABACUS NEW IDEAS

3. SEE MY NEW SUMMARY ON MY SPECIALIST WATCH LISTS
4. Spring derivative top 40 list updated

Saturday, April 1, 2017

BONANZAS

In all this political turmoil happening around us at the moment,we feel it is imperative to look at the basics of what is now needed in the world, in as far as metals and minerals are concerned.
Suddenly platinum group metals are not quite the in thing anymore. Too many mines wanted to get in on the act as prices soared and of  course there was massive  over production.As stockpiles come down its easy to turn the spigots open again and over produce.
Rare earth type metals which is now needed in all manner of things is LITHIUM. There is not enough of this resource to go around and the hunt is on to find more. As electric cars become the in thing there is likely to be a shortage for the next couple of decades.
The main producers at the moment are United 
States,Bolivia and Chile. Australia has now been added to these states as new deposits have been found in great quantity as well as Namibia. There are SPODUMENE deposits right here in 
South Africa but with hostile political uncertainty they remain undeveloped.
It would seem ,we South Africans have only one chance in getting in on this bonanza at the moment and that is by investing in TAWANA SHARES. We usually avoid small caps especially ones that are only 5 cents a share which was the price a year ago. It was an exploration company,but has shot up to about R4.00 by end March 2017. How ever its prices are likely to be very volatile till the the end of the year when the first income can be expected. 
1.Use the labels to group posts on the same subjects together beneath articles and in the side-bar.
2. The newest PAGES are always published at the top of the index in the right side-bar. 1.MY SPECIALITY LIST NOW UPDATED 2.PRELIMARY SPRING LIST
3. Sister websites published  click on Stock trading trends in the side-bar , in April updates are:- Abacus .
4.Southern African and Mining News main post and pages have been updated.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

NOW TRENDING :-COBALT

1.An exciting time lies ahead for both the world and Southern Africa with rare earth type minerals and metals taking centre stage !
Lithium and Colbalt are now been needed in ever greater quantities for electric vehicles and as far as cobalt goes there will be a shortage for the forsee-able  future. 
 2.The cobalt metal is suddenly needed in a myriad of new ways such as electric vehicles,computers,software and even tyres.  The price has almost doubled in the last couple year and mines are scrambling to find new sources.
 3.There is a great opportunity for especially 
South Africa as the cobalt metal occurs in the same strata as gold and platinum ores.At the moment its blasted away to get at the PGM's and gold. Only a small change is needed in blasting techniques to recover the cobalt. This knowledge was passed on to the mining houses last year,but they preferred to sit on their hands. Only a few small enterprising companies are looking at this method!  At the moment the cobalt is allowed to decay and it becomes a contaminent, leaching into rivers and drinking water. Worked out gold mines could also get anew lease of life.
4. THERE are very few pure cobalt and copper mines in the world. GLENCORE has pounced on the largest one in the Democratic Rebublic of the Congo and is now in a position to make many billions of US Dollars.
  Click on the newest page updates , always on the index above. 
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Friday, March 3, 2017

Sensible Policies Needed


The latest PAGE  updates on this post are shown at the top of the index above. Property has been updated now.



1.As leading governments in the western world review their revenue systems to lower taxes to kick start their citizens endevours,to create a better environment where their citizens can thrive,our government in South Africa is  introducing increasing socialist principals that have already failed elsewhere in the world and increasing taxes which are are acting as a disincentive  to creating a better society. 
Our government carries a huge work force which can be cut by 60% and then it would be very effective. Our representitives are physically overweight and seem more interested in increasing their salaries than serving us.More and more racial retoric is being used by the incumbents to cover their shortcomings.
2.Our  rural muncipalities are overstaffed as well and services for electricity water and road repair have broken down all since 1994 when the " great freedom"was declared. They fail to pay their electricity muncipal bill to the electricity supplier. I should know as i now sit in the appropriatly named town "Lydenburg"(NAME  Means suffering). By the way we pay for our electricity in advance but this money goes towards salaries as they sacked the qualified electricians as they came from another area!
3.Leading mines  overproduced resources after the the boom period ending in 2006 in the hope of making a profit on greater volume at lower prices, all became unstuck, racking up huge debts and finding they had to pay off workers and reduce output and sell off unviable assets, to stay in business racking up huge losses.
It would seem that they have learnt their lessons as now with the prices of metals and minerals improving again they are now considering in rather paying long suffering investors dividends. Also they are rather expanding parts of profitable works  rather than buying expensive assets from other sources or exploring new ventures.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

EXCHANGE RATES

Whilst its obvious that political decisions have an effect upon exchange rates here in South Africa and abroad in the longer term,this has really little effect on the day to day movements of the currency. 
The newest page updates are always at the top of the INDEX above.
As an example if the price of resources, such as gold or platinum suddenly increase significantly we export more than usual , the Rand will gain against the American Dollar .On the other hand if we buy say half a dozen aircraft for our domestic  a fleet at one time the reverse would be true and the Rand would come off sharply. As the demand for resources increases we are likely to buy capital machinery for the mines and factories to replace older worn out equipment . These moves are planned years and months ahead.
It always irks me when our reporters seem to follow the same pattern as overseas commentators,by giving a political instant reasons for these day to day moves!

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LATEST UPDATES ON OTHER WEBSITES.
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NEW YEAR LISTS NOW IN PLACE FEB 2017 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The New Year

1.The first post of this year is published on  the  new post ABACUS ACTIVE STOCK ALERTS.

Then click on : STOCK TRADING TRENDS then on the blog: ABACUS ACTIVE STOCK ALERTS   at the top of the  left side-bar

2. Barrys and Naomis Small Cap lists
 final updates are in place .Reach it via Stock Trading Trends in the side-bar. After a some what ropey start the small cap list did exceptionally well! 
 3. The final updates FOR 2016 on SOUTHERN AFRICAN MINING AND RESOURCES NEWS HAS BEEN PUBLISHED4 Remember the newest updates are always mentioned at the top of the index above above the home button.