For the first time in more than a decade, palladium is rivaling gold in value. A key component in pollution-control devices for cars and trucks, the metal’s price has surged as much as 50 percent in about four months, making it at times more expensive than gold. The rally shows few signs of fizzling.
The market for Lithium (Li) is about to explode.
What we are witnessing now is nothing less that the transition from a carbon- to a lithium-based economy.
In the space of three years, we have gone from a global lithium glut to a structural shortage.
Bitcoin futures debut with 26% rally, trigger Cboe trading halts.
South Dakota School of Mines and & Technology
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology graduates are earning more money than Harvard University graduates after a decade-long commodity bull market created shortages of workers and minerals.
North Dakota has a budget surplus.
While many states are confronting severe budget shortfalls and dragging economies, North Dakota has a different sort of problem. It’s stuck deciding how best to deal with a budget surplus. Yes, a surplus. North Dakota’s balance sheet is so strong it recently reduced individual income taxes and property taxes by a combined $400 million, and is debating further cuts.