What did 2020 bring for Gold? | The Weekly by Synergy

From a rocky beginning at the start of the year to an impressive comeback, gold has really made history this year. When we look at the way gold performed in 2020, it’s really outstanding. Although most commodity markets fell in the first half of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, gold really pulled through … Continue reading What did 2020 bring for Gold? | The Weekly by Synergy

EVs in Australia… should we climb onboard? | The Weekly by Synergy

This week’s commentary remains Australian focused, to commemorate our national day, but will touch on a subject we are extremely bullish about EVs and electrification in general. Australia has relied heavily on thermal coal for its energy, which is now being phased out as the switch to more environmentally friendly sources slowly continues. Instead of … Continue reading EVs in Australia… should we climb onboard? | The Weekly by Synergy

What’s coming to ASX? | The Weekly by Synergy

Welcome to The Weekly by Synergy! 5-minute musings on the markets, current trends, and events. From our opinions, observations, analysis, and news commentary, just a few lines to get you started every week. Let's go! This week’s commentary is centered around the massive role that the mining & technology sectors have in the Australian market. Traditionally, … Continue reading What’s coming to ASX? | The Weekly by Synergy

Yes, I am bullish on Argentina… and not afraid to say it!

I went to an event a couple of weeks ago - yeah, another one, I go to many!- and had a strange experience. I was talking to an acquaintance who was asking lots of questions about Argentina. I am always happy to respond, and I share as much as I can. But the way this … Continue reading Yes, I am bullish on Argentina… and not afraid to say it!

Are you watching Billions? -no spoilers!-

I got hooked on this show quickly after it was released on Stan (for the non-Aussie readers, a local Netflix). It is quite a dark show at times, but if you are into finance and investment, you will definitely enjoy watching this fast paced story of a hot-shot, hedge fund mogul, who basically thinks everything is fair game -even when … Continue reading Are you watching Billions? -no spoilers!-

April’s reading list – yes it is eclectic!

I operate in iterations, so that means I've always got something starting, other things in between and at least one thing about to be completed. It may be the "project pipeline" mentality that I got from studying architecture, who knows. But that's how it is... At the moment I am reading: The New New Thing by … Continue reading April’s reading list – yes it is eclectic!

Thinking about technology start-ups, international business, and the “LATAM connection” 

Over the last few months, we have been reviewing a group of tech startups. It is a new field for me -although not new at all for an investment group we are working with-, so there's a lot for me to learn. So it is back to studying, many hours of reading coming my way. While in … Continue reading Thinking about technology start-ups, international business, and the “LATAM connection” 

Argentinean conundrum. Part 2: Yes, it is time to go back!

A little over a year ago, I wrote about why I thought it was time for investors to return to Argentina; I shared what was happening after Mauricio Macri took office and what was to be expected, in my opinion. Shortly after, I was also one of the experts interviewed by The Northern Miner, a … Continue reading Argentinean conundrum. Part 2: Yes, it is time to go back!

The Argentinean conundrum: Is it time to go back?

It’s been only 70 days since Mauricio Macri took office, Argentina’s 53rd president, and already the mining industry can celebrate pro-business policies being put forward boldly and without hesitation, as promised during his campaign. The currency controls were lifted swiftly –as I always said they would, but frankly I never thought it would take so … Continue reading The Argentinean conundrum: Is it time to go back?

Raising the bet: Pan American Silver wants more

Originally published in December 2009 on Argentina Mining's monthly newsletter. By Carolina Martinez and Paola Rojas* A million dollar acquisition puts Argentina again on the sight of mining worldwide since one of the largest silver reservoirs could be put in motion. The company in the center of the story chooses one more time to invest … Continue reading Raising the bet: Pan American Silver wants more