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Gold Prices – New York, 24-Hour, 30 Day, 1 Year

Posted by AGORACOM at 10:02 PM on Sunday, October 19th, 2008


Welcome to the AGORACOM Gold Prices Page. We created this page to give members a convenient way of viewing price action without having to leave the site.   As you can see, we’ve amalgamated charts from, as permitted.

We’re also happy to provide:


You may want to discover these great junior resource companies with great Gold Projects. Yes, they are clients or we have invested in them, so assume we are horribly conflicted.  Now go take a look at their projects and partnerships … you won’t regret it.


You will want to make your way over to my Gold $2,000 blog posts to find out about great gold companies and other commentary.

In addition, you will also want to have a look at our previous AGORACOM Online Gold & Commodities Conference this December 3rd and 4th. Keynote speakers included Peter Grandich, Paul Kedrosky, Barry Ritholtz, Eric Coffin and Gregor Macdonald!

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Critical Market Data Links Added To Make You A Better Investor

Posted by AGORACOM at 2:46 PM on Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Markets have been so crazy lately that I found myself constantly hopping between critical market data points (several times per day) to try and make sense of things.

It then dawned on me that many of you are probably going through the same experience, while others probably don’t know where to start looking.

As such, I’ve now added the following critical market data links to this blog.  You can find them in the right hand margin.

Take a minute to go through them and let me know if there are any others I may have missed.  Remember, we’re talking about market data and not niche data for every industry on the planet.


Small Cap CEO Intelligence: 2008 Nobel Prize Winner For Economics Is Sharing His Thoughts

Posted by AGORACOM at 6:30 PM on Monday, October 13th, 2008

The Nobel Prize For Economics was first awarded in 1969.  They didn’t have blogs and RSS feeds back then but you’ll be happy to know the 2008 Nobel Prize For Economics went to Paul Krugman, who just happens to write a blog for the New York Times.

If you want be inside the head of a Nobel Prize winning economist, make yourself a better CEO and give your company an edge, all you have to do is subscribe to his RSS feed.


p.s.  Photo is courtesy of Princeton University.
Princeton, NJ, USA.

AGORACOM Small-Cap Content and Branding On Front Page

Posted by AGORACOM at 1:37 PM on Tuesday, July 15th, 2008 and are the online business and investing arm of the Globe & Mail, Canada’s national newspaper. That is significant because GlobeInvestor brings in about 950,000 unique visitors per month, though we’ve heard the number is bigger.

As some of you know, AGORACOM has been the exclusive provider of small-cap resources and energy content to Globe for several months now, including a gateway from the front page of both GlobeInvestor and ReportOnBusiness.

However, as AGORACOM continues to grow and gain a wider global audience of investors, bloggers and media, it’s important to repeat it on our blog every once in a while. To keep it fresh, I’ve included images with links.

Have to admit a certain amount of pride to know that little ol’ AGORACOM is making its mark with the biggest and most respected name in Canadian business media.




Small-Cap CEO Lesson – Your “Personal Business Newspaper” On Google

Posted by AGORACOM at 6:05 PM on Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Every time I’ve shown the following to a small-cap CEO, they’ve literally jumped out of their seat and yelled “I want one of those!” (If you’ve mastered RSS Feeds and Readers, don’t bother going any further. If you didn’t understand this last sentence, continue.)

It is that powerful.

What Is It?

Technical Description: Don’t worry about it. I’ll teach you about RSS Feeds, Readers, etc. some other time. All you have to know is this is the web of the future – but you get to learn about it today.

Non-Technical Description: It is the small-cap CEO tool that you have always dreamed about. It turns Google into your very own information gathering spy machine by sucking up every relevant piece of intelligence on the planet (to you) and brings it all into one place – your Google page. No more failed attempts at surfing through more bookmarks than you can ever use. Now, it all comes to you.

But I didn’t know I even had a Google page? You do – you just don’t know how to use it yet.

Can You Describe It? Yeah – but a picture is worth a thousand words.

First, let’s picture what Google looks like when you use it. A big blank white page with a simple search bar in the middle of it. Something like this?



Now, let’s see what my Google pages looks like. These are just 2 samples. Please click on each image so that you can see a full-screen, clear version:

IMAGE #1 – My Business Category

IMAGE #2 – My Gold & Metals Category

As you can quite clearly see, I have multiple, valuable sources of information streaming into my personal newspaper at Google, 24/7/365. I’ve divided my sources into specific categories. I can’t tell you how valuable this has been in terms of:

A] Providing market intelligence – Information overload is useless. Information that helps me beat the competition is priceless. My personal newspaper on Google is equal to approximately 5 full-time (24 hour full-time) researchers at my disposal.

B] Time Management – We all have 436 bookmarks we’ve amassed over time but who has the time to visit just 3 of them per day? Life is busy, so you shouldn’t have to hop from site to site. Now, you don’t have to.


First of all, to call it an “advantage” is probably the understatement of the year. Advantage implies I have an edge, or better odds. This is outright domination.

Google allows me to create my own “personal newspaper” that only publishes information that I ask it to publish. What kinds of information?

1] Any new search engine or blog results relating to “George Tsiolis” or “AGORACOM” or “ABC competitor”. If anything new pops up in this world about me or my competitors, I know about it. For example, a competitor was recently named in an article concerning the latest SEC e-mail spam crackdown. Priceless!

2] News related to my business. I need to know about any new developments in “investor relations”, “investor relations + TSX Venture” , “investor relations OTCBB”, etc. If an investor relations contract is signed or terminated in North America, I know about it. How valuable is that?

3] News related to Web 2.0. If there is a new technology or application that can help my clients or AGORACOM, I know about it.

4] News related to my clients’ industries. I need to know about news or developments that affect my clients in specific industries (i.e. metals and mining; oil & gas). However, with so much noise out there, I only want to know headlines coming out of 10-20 great sources of info. I don’t have time to surf all of those sites – but I can aggregate each of their headlines onto 1 page and quickly scan them for those few juicy articles that help us stay ahead of everyone else.

* Each AGORACOM account executive run their own industry searches for their specific clients

5] Real-Time Market/Economic analysis – I can get today’s headlines from hundreds of sites…but where do you find the best analysis about those headlines? I follow about 20 of the sharpest minds on the web, whose analysis is fed into me all day, everyday.

How do you get one of these? Just ask. This is too good not to share.


AGORACOM Exclusive: World’s #18 Hedge Fund Manager – “Oil Is Going To $200”

Posted by AGORACOM at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

In this AGORACOM exclusive interview, Jean-Francois Tardif of Sprott Asset Management calls for $200 oil – and potentially higher – in the next few years.

Tardif also discusses the following:

  • $1,000 gold is inevitable in 2008
  • US sub-prime pain is only beginning, with $250 – $450 billion in write downs
  • What investors should be buying to take advantage of energy and gold
  • Why buying on the dips won’t work in this cycle
  • Why shorting has to be part of your investment strategy – but only via hedge funds

Lots of good stuff in this interview and well worth the time if you are serious about your portfolio. If you want to know more about JF, his Barron’s recognition or his HFM US award, just click on the images above.


AGORACOM (Resource) Client Success Stories – Yep, They’re Happy

Posted by AGORACOM at 9:04 AM on Monday, January 28th, 2008

The Vancouver Cambridge Conference is over and it was a great event. We had a chance to meet so many of our new members that have migrated to AGORACOM over the past 3 months, as well as, all the public companies that make it such a success. We were also proud to be a sponsor yet again.

During the conference, many investors and companies asked to see our track record of success, so we’re only too happy to oblige via the following presentation of AGORACOM (Resource) Client Success Stories. You will note we also included success stories from 2006.

We’ll continue to update it every 60 days, so look for more success story posts in the future.

Thanks and have a great day.