New Rules to Impact the Lease/Buy Decision
September 2014 by Mark E. BattersbyWhether to buy or lease is a question facing many small-scale operators and prospectors even as credit becomes more readily available. While there is no one correct answer that fits every mining operation or business, compared to the simplicity of buying, leasing is far more complicated and may be getting more complex.
This past month has been filled with headline-grabbing news events and, for a change, it was not only politics that dominated those news stories, but rather financial markets themselves, with gold and mining shares grabbing a major share of attention.
...rising inflation has been perhaps the greatest single positive influence during past golden bull markets, and the fires of inflation, particularly those driven by rising food prices, do appear to be glowing ever brighter.
Other economic commentators have joined in regarding the sounding of alarms. Retired Republican Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul feels financial markets could drop a stunning 50%...
This collection of positives augurs well for strengthening worldwide industrial activity leading to upward price pressures and eventually rising inflationary expectations—all of which have historically positive implications for gold and silver...
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