Debt Ceiling Showdown Symbolic of America’s Decline

U.S. dollar may be on the decline

The 2023 debt ceiling showdown is negatively impacting America‘s image (and perhaps influence) abroad. What’s more, a contraction in the money supply points to an impending recession for the country… Welcome to another Pinnacle Pod, where we venture deep into the heart of the high-stakes financial battlefield that is shaping the destiny of the global […]

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Mexico and the Global Lithium Race

Mexico moves to position itself in global lithium race

On a recent trip to Mexico City, Aaron and Alex found a rooftop patio to chat about South America’s growing role in the lithium supply chain. With billions flowing into the sector, lithium remains one of the most liquid and fast-moving industries within mining. Nations from Canada to the U.S. and Europe will soon require […]

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Small Caps Wobble to End Month…

April Stock Challenge sees many small caps crushed in April

Market volatility continues in 2023, with April proving to be another up-and-down month. But, despite stocks being under pressure for much of the month, U.S. equities bounced back by posting their best day since January on April 27th. Small caps are down across the board as the April Stock Challenge Index tells a tale of […]

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Bellerophon Tops All Stocks in March with 340% Gain

March… what can we say? Another wild month for stocks. And the Stock Challenge Index tells the tale. Stock Challenge Index March 2023 Equities started the month hot, white hot, you might say, before collapsing in value due to numerous bank failures and fears of contagion in the U.S. and Europe. However, because of bank […]

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Global Copper Demand to Skyrocket… World Not Prepared

copper supply deficits

Aaron and Alex discuss why they believe global copper supply will likely fall drastically short of demand in the future. The rise of electric vehicles, renewable energy technologies, and numerous infrastructure plans worldwide are all expected to increase copper demand dramatically. And with the long lead time to bring on new copper mines, supply seems […]

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Nat Gas Shines as Market Corrects

NGL Energy Parterns Benefits from higher nat gas prices

As freezing weather gripped parts of the United States this month, oil and gas wells were taken offline, sending natural gas prices to a 1-month high. For one lucky member, this meant Stock Challenge victory… and silver bullion. It was all smiles for member ‘FREDERICK w HACKENBURG,’ whose selection of NGL Energy Partners delivered a […]

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Money Velocity Is Spiking | Fastest 3-Quarter Increase Since 1994

For decades, the Federal Reserve got away with increasing the money supply to juice the economy. But, it was reliant on an undeniable fact: during this entire period, money velocity was in decline, excluding pauses or very brief minuscule rises. The factors responsible for the decline in money velocity are less important. Investors need to […]

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SHOCKING: Kids Mining Cobalt in Congo

Kids mining cobalt in the DRC

Many people driving around in EVs don’t realize cobalt is a vital part of lithium-ion batteries. Cobalt allows for the range, and durability consumers expect and need. For these reasons, cobalt may be one of the most sought-after metals on the planet today. Unlike lithium and other green metals such as copper and nickel, which […]

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Will Lithium Miners Ever Meet Demand?

lithium projects from Nevada to Chile are set to come online in the near future

When profit margins are robust, humans have an uncanny way of doing whatever it takes to capture them. Think offshore oil, or the oil production boom of the 1920s, which took English and American entrepreneurs to the far reaches of the world. Necessity is always the mother of invention. So, as we enter an era […]

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