Frik Els

Frik ElsFrik is editor and writer for MINING.com. Frik has worked as a financial journalist for 15 years appearing in a number of business and consumer publications including British Airways in-flight magazine, Business Insider, Fin24.com, Driving.ca, YCharts and Business in Vancouver. Frik was a keynote speaker at the 2014 Global Mining Summit in Las Vegas and the Mine Lifecycle Management conference in Salt Lake City.. (DISCLAIMER: Frik Els does not own shares or hold positions in any of the equities he writes about. Nothing written should be construed as a solicitation to buy or sell any securities. Seek the advice of a broker/dealer first.)

Articles by Frik Els

The gold price suffered another down day on Tuesday as large investors reduce long positions built up in the market in the run up to the metal's January 22 high of just under $1,308 an ounce. Net long positions – bets that the price would...
The gold price was drifting lower on Thursday, unable to find support from slightly higher than expected inflation numbers in the US that came in at 1.8% and solid Swiss gold export data. At $1,192 an ounce by mid-afternoon in New York...
In the Aztec language the name for gold is teocuitlatl which means "excrement of the gods."