SOURCE: Maybach Financial Group

Maybach Financial Group

October 29, 2007 14:58 ET

Commodity Winners Focusing on Maximus Ventures Ltd., Consolidated Pacific Bay Minerals Ltd. and ECU Silver Mining Inc.

The Oil and Resource Boom

Maybach Financial Group

NOTE TO EDITORS: The Following Is an Investment Opinion Being Issued by Maybach.

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What a great start to the week. The Fed begins its two-day meeting on Tuesday, with many investors anticipating an interest rate cut. This helped Wall Street advance, showing signs of strength from investors, despite surging oil prices.

But with energy prices soaring to new records, inflation risks may give policy makers some reason to think twice. Crude oil futures soared above $93 a barrel for the first time in overnight trading, after Mexico's state oil company said it was suspending about a fifth of its oil production due to stormy weather.

Prices were also supported by fighting in Turkey between armed forces and Kurdish rebels, and the U.S. government's imposition last week of harsh penalties against Iran, the world's fourth largest oil producer.

Oil prices could get another boost this week if the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates, which many analysts are predicting.

And though record-high crude prices and rising metal prices hurt consumers, they helped boost the stocks of companies who sell those commodities.

Eastern Platinum Limited (TSX: ELR), for example, continued its climb today to day-high of $2.97 in late morning trades. Eastern Platinum has been advancing in share value since late last year and it appears investors are continuing their bullish sentiment. Last week, they announced that their infill drilling program at the Kareespruit section of the Crocodile River Mine in South Africa is 75% complete. For a limited time only, gain access to Maybach to keep updated and receive our reports free of charge with no credit card or payment information required. Visit for your free subscription.

Nevsun Resources Ltd. (TSX: NSU) also took advantage of the day rising to a day-high of $2.25 after announcing that it has arrived at an agreement with the Government of the State of Eritrea through the Eritrean National Mining Corporation regarding the State's participation in the Bisha Project. This is a precursor to the finalization of discussions regarding a mining agreement for the Bisha Project. The Government has agreed to purchase at fair value a 30% paid participating interest, to add to its 10% free participating interest provided by the country's mining legislation, resulting in a total participation of 40% (30% contributing; 10% free carried).which shows a very strong signal of support for the Project. Visit to keep updated and receive a complimentary subscription plus two bonus reports.

First Nickel Inc. (TSX: FNI) rose to a day-high of $0.92, up over 8% in late morning trades. It's apparent that the rise in commodity prices triggers a rise in interest in investors of resource-based stocks. At the same time, many analysts consider this boom to be short lived, yet have often been ousted by investor's continuing rise in positive sentiment.

Despite oil's relentless march higher in recent weeks, many analysts argue that the price increases are being driven by speculation, not the underlying demand and supply market fundamentals. News headlines from Turkey, Iran and, on Monday, Mexico, contribute to this buying frenzy.

Many analysts argue oil prices have risen to levels that are eventually due for a correction.

The weak US dollar was also supporting energy futures.

After witnessing the recent plunge in the markets influenced by the resource sector, the falling housing slump and employment issues, smart investors and hedge funds are shifting interests into other sectors.

The markets are changing and investors are scared. The Bull Run that we have been use to over the past four years is starting to become more like a stampede in the other direction.

Stock markets are normally volatile, but investors have enjoyed a four-year run of below normal volatility and steady upward movement. Ups and downs, yes. But the Bull Run has been great over the past three to four years and has not ended as abruptly as many have predicted.

But while the end of the Bull Run has been predicted for more than a year, long-term investors shouldn't be worried. Of course, only if you know what you are doing.

First off, don't throw all your eggs into one basket.

Secondly, and most importantly, pick winners that last.

And pick winners that have little effect against the daily ups and downs of the economy. Visit to sign up free to receive your Special Report #1 for information on how to combat the markets or visit for your free subscription and BONUS reports.

We've seen oil markets spike, we've seen oil markets fall. We've seen wars, we've seen terrorist attacks. Chances are that the events that occur have a short term impact when you consider the overall factors of a 5-year forecast.

Most investors -- and unfortunately far too many brokers -- go on a buying spree the minute a rally starts in a particular sector. Correspondingly, they panic at the first sign of a downturn and tend to sell off some great stocks -- right before the dead cat bounces.

But Maybach isn't about day-trading and making money fast. It's about being patient and learning the secret of how to get rich slowly. Visit to See Special Report #1: The Pick of the Decade -- free when you sign up! or visit for your free subscription and BONUS reports.

It's also about adding stocks to your portfolio that have little or no effect against the state of the economy.

It's about technology

The world as we know it has changed. Gone are the days of tradition and old school values. Thanks to technology, people no longer communicate via a simple phone call or meet their life partners in social settings. Take a look at some of the most recent headlines.

Technology has been the only sector continuing its steady climb and relatively unaffected by economic pressures.

Social networking and user-generated content has taken over the world. And big shot web start-ups have become multi-billion dollar profits for their creators and shareholders.

We all know that the tech boom is back and back with a vengeance with Web 2.0 start ups leading the way.

The big boys are snapping up the little ones much like Microsoft did in their early Windows days. The next few years are going to be intense and believe us when we say that, "the tech boom is back and bigger than EVER!"

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