A rise in US market volatility underpinned by a spike in inflation rates and a fall in the value of Bitcoin, supported the gold price but not equities last week. In The Rant, I take a look at the final round of Peru’s Presidential elections featuring two candidates on opposite sides of the political spectrum, and the potential implications for the Exploration Insights portfolio’s companies with exposure to the mineral-rich Andean nation. In Stock Talk, a gold explorer in the Dominican Republic’s resource estimate falls below expectations. A nickel explorer in Vietnam continues to delineate higher grade feed for a potential start-up plant. Finally, a newly minted junior producer in Nevada begins drilling on an advanced gold project.