by Jason Smith Sprott Symposium to focus on wealth creation in troubled markets The old business adage that the key to success in the markets is to “buy low, sell high” may be shop-worn, but that doesn’t make it any less true.   Given the highly cyclical nature of the precious metals and commodities…

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by Jason Smith Good Life Networks offers ad tech solution The Cambridge Analytica scandal has brought data privacy issues to the forefront for large advertising technology (“ad tech”) companies like Facebook and Google. In March, it was disclosed that the political firm had used data from 50 million Facebook users in support of Donald Trump’s…

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Standard Lithium Ltd. (TSX.V: SLL) is leading the next generation of lithium producers. They are focused on unlocking the value of existing large-scale US based lithium bearing brine resources that can be brought into production quickly. The company believes new lithium production can be brought on stream rapidly by minimizing project risks at selection stage; resource,…

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by Jason Smith   Fjordland Exploration seeks to replicate storied discovery The Voisey’s Bay nickel-copper-cobalt deposit in Newfoundland and Labrador was discovered by a company that was initially looking for diamonds.   Then, in a helicopter ride over the area, a piece of rusty upcropping rock caught geologists’ eye. After some sampling, they put down…

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by Jason Smith   Standard Lithium tries the “Moneyball” approach With electric vehicle sales taking off, the search for the lithium required for the batteries that power them has kicked into high gear.   Most players are focused on the hard rock lithium deposits of Australia and the brine-hosted deposits of Chile and Argentina. Those…

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by Jason Smith   Other CBD-focused companies like Kalytera Therapeutics stand to benefit The market for pharmaceutical products based on cannabidiol (“CBD”) got a big boost, courtesy of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.   The FDA has approved GW Pharmaceuticals’ drug, Epidiolex, for the treatment of severe seizures in children with epilepsy. This is…

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Victory Square Technologies Inc. (CSE: VST) incubates and invests in game-changing entrepreneurs. Innovation is at the core of what they do. Victory Square operates from the mindset that great companies are built from experimentation of bold ideas. At VST, entrepreneurs have access to unique education programs, a global network of mentors, distribution partners, creative workspaces,…

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by Jason Smith   Core Gold aims to be key player in the trend Ecuador is a country with a potentially rich mineral endowment that, up until recently, has been absent from the mining scene.   The cause was a 2008 memorandum on mining exploration put in place by former President, Rafael Correa. That edict…

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Pond Technologies Holding Inc. (TSX-V: POND) has developed a universal algae platform that provides optimal growth conditions for virtually any algae strain. This technology has multiple disruptive applications. Pond can grow algae using pure, food grade carbon dioxide (the same gas that makes the bubbles in beer and soda) to make algae-based nutraceutical superfoods that enhance…

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Core Gold (CVE: CGLD) is a gold mining company based in Canada with all operations in southern Ecuador. The company counts with three world-class assets including the Dynasty District copper-gold belt, the Zaruma Mine & Mill, and the Jerusalem project on trend with Fruta del Norte. The company was reorganized under a new board and management…

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