Jerome Powell’s re-nomination as the Fed’s Chair pushed the US$ higher, and gold/silver prices lower today, as Powell is considered to be less dovish than his contender, Lael Brainard. Powell’s nomination has not changed our outlook, and we continue to expect slow rate hikes and high near-term inflation.

Valuations of gold producers were down 4% WoW; base metal producers were down 2%.

Last week, we had cautioned again that crypto prices might be due for a correction considering the decline in trading volume in the previous week.

Uber (NYSE:UBER) announced plans to allow Ontario users to buy cannabis on its Uber Eats platform. We believe this is a significant development, as this is the first time Uber has listed a cannabis retailer on its app.

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Rio2 Limited, Rockcliff Metals Corporation, Cora Gold Limited ,Grid Metals Corp., Lithium Chile Inc., Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc., Mammoth Resources Corp., Southern Empire Resources Corp., Interra Copper Corp., Kontrol Technologies Corp., NEXE Innovations Inc., Banxa Holdings Inc., Eqonex Limited