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The Energy Report
Africa: New Land of Opportunity? Ashley Kelty Points to the Positives
The Energy Report: You have described market sentiment toward the exploration and production (E&P) sector as "bearish." What would turn that sentiment around? Ashley Kelty: It would be better to say that, more specifically, sentiment toward oil and gas in the London market is bearish at the moment. However, I would say the opposite for the U.S. market. If you look at the indexes for U.S. independents comprising the Standard & Poor's North American Exploration and Production (E&P) Index, versus
Thursday, July 31, 2014
The Life Sciences Report
Christopher James Turns a Clinical Eye on Biotechs with High Reward Potential
The Life Sciences Report: Chris, small molecules will always be an important part of medicine. But now we are seeing therapeutic interventions move to new paradigms, with larger molecules such as antibodies and fusion proteins, and soon we'll see wider use of regenerative and immunologically enhanced cells, as well as oligonucleotides�small segments of DNA and RNA. It's hard to discern how clinicians will embrace these newer therapies. How do investors get their arms around these concepts? How d
Thursday, July 31, 2014
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The Energy Report
From Argentina to the Athabasca: Etienne Moshevich on Hot Prospects
The Mining Report: You cover oil and gas companies in North America, Latin America and Europe. Which are benefiting from the current instability in oil and gas pricing, and how are they benefiting? Etienne Moshevich: Not only are investments in the oil and gas sector made more risky by the instability in the oil price, but loans for developing countries become a lot tougher to obtain and are sometimes severely reduced. As the price of oil increases, it threatens oil-importing nations, which mus
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The Gold Report
Paul Renken: Bottom-Fishing for the Best Junior Resource Equities
The Gold Report: VSA Capital recently published a research report that reads, "One of the key parts of exploration funding and the acceptance of risk versus monetary reward was the considerable correlation between share price appreciation and the reduction of geological risk." However, this no longer seems to be the case. What's broken? Paul Renken: What has transpired for the last couple of years, particularly in the junior and very small-cap exploration space, is that the money to find deposi
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The Gold Report
Miners Must Control Costs to Improve Share Prices: Byron King
The Gold Report: Byron, gold is above $1,300/ounce ($1,300/oz)?although not by much?and silver topped $20/oz. What was holding their prices down, and what are the fundamentals that will move the prices going forward? Byron King: The short answer is that, for all its faults, the dollar has strengthened, which holds down gold and silver prices. The longer answer is that gold and silver are manipulated metals. That is, the world's central banks have an aversion to things they can't control, and on
Monday, July 28, 2014
The Gold Report
Doug Loud and Jeff Mosseri: Three Reasons Why Gold and Gold Stocks Will Rise
The Gold Report: Over two days, July 14 and 15, the price of gold fell over $40 per ounce ($40/oz), more than 3% of its value. To what do you attribute this drop? Jeffrey Mosseri: I don't think it was a very extraordinary event. Gold has been trading around $1,300/oz. We see sharp upward and downward movements triggered by, for instance, something Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said or a negative report by Goldman Sachs. It looks as if gold will stay in the $1,300/oz range for a little whil
Saturday, July 26, 2014
The Life Sciences Report
ROTH Capital's Debjit Chattopadhyay: Marriage of Diagnostics to New Therapies Breeds Biotech Winners
The Life Sciences Report: Debjit, can you tell me about ROTH Capital's outlook for small-cap pharma and biotech? Debjit Chattopadhyay: ROTH Capital, in general, has a very strong healthcare presence, and currently follows almost 80 companies in this sector. This gives us a very robust view of what's happening in micro-, small- and mid-cap companies across medical devices, diagnostics, immuno-oncology, regenerative medicine and specialty pharma. This diversity gives us a very unique view as to w
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Energy Report
Steve Palmer Buys the Summer Sleepers
The Energy Report: AlphaNorth Partners Fund's Class F Shares was recently ranked No. 1 in the Globefund database, with 43.4% return over five years. How have you been able to beat Standard & Poor's (S&P), the Toronto Stock Exchange Venture Index (TSX.V) and the S&P/TSX Total Return Composite? What's your secret? Steve Palmer: We strive to be ahead of the curve on our calls. We do a lot of bottom-up stock picking�we look to identify promising situations before everyone else does. We typically in
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Gold Report
Jocelyn August: Upcoming Catalysts for Precious and Base Metals, Uranium and Oil and Gas
The Mining Report: The top catalysts Sagient Research follows tend to move resource stock prices 6 10%. What are the top three catalysts in precious metals equities? Jocelyn August: The top three catalysts for absolute movements?either up or down?in precious metals are the ones that help investors determine the potential success of a project, so we're looking at preliminary economic assessments (PEA), government approvals or permits?that's when a company actually receives the decision?and resour
Thursday, July 24, 2014 -
As Russia's Isolation Grows, Oil Companies Caught in Middle
The confrontation between Russia and the West took a turn for the worse with the downing of a Malaysian airliner on July 17, and that could spell trouble for several major oil companies operating in Russia. Just one day earlier, U.S. President Barack Obama slapped sanctions on Russia over its ongoing role in the destabilization of Ukraine. The sanctions prohibited American banks from issuing loans with a maturity of over 90 days to four key Russian companies - Rosneft, Novate
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The Energy Report
Catalyst Check: Updating the Progress of Energy Stocks on the Natural Resources Watchlist
TER: Keith, at our Vancouver roundtable you said you look for pure plays with leverage, and a great team that has built and sold a company before. With that said, you named four companies�two service companies and two producers�for the Watchlist portfolio. These companies had pending catalysts and upside potential. One of your names, rdx Technologies Corp. (RDX:TSX.V), had two pending catalysts. The first was the sale of its Los Angeles facility for $5 million ($5M). Did that occur? And have
Thursday, July 17, 2014 -
Looking for the Next Oil Boom? Follow the Tech
Much larger than Eagle Ford and once thought to have reached peak production, new technology has brought us full circle back to the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, where the recent shift to horizontal well drilling has rendered this play the unconventional ground zero. Determining where the next real oil boom will be depends largely on following the technology, and while the Permian Basin has been slower than others to switch from vertical well drilling to horizontal drilling, h
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The Gold Report
Tom Hayes' Trio of Rare Earth Project Contenders
The Mining Report: It is now known that China's State Reserve Bureau intends to begin stockpiling medium-to-heavy rare earth elements (REEs), and that China will also strengthen REE export quotas. Will these actions lead to a race to get non-Chinese REE projects into production? Tom Hayes: It will. One shouldn't view the general tightening of heavy rare earth elements (HREE) export quotas in isolation, however. It's more relevant to look at actual demand for particular REEs. About 30?40% of Chi
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The Gold Report
Thomas Schuster's Five Stocks to Buy and Hold
The Gold Report: The prices of gold and silver soared after 2008, suggesting a flight to safety by investors. What does the recent volatility in gold from $1,250/ounce ($1,250/oz) to $1,325/oz and now down to near $1,300 oz indicate? Thomas Schuster: Gold is naturally volatile and reacts constantly to positive and negative market stimuli. I don't believe that the recent uptick in the gold price is comparable to the start of the gold run that occurred after the financial crisis in 2008. "Integr
Monday, July 14, 2014
The Life Sciences Report
Turnaround Stories Lead Reni Benjamin's Biotech Front-Runners
The Life Sciences Report: Do you have thoughts on what might move the biotech market over the remainder of the summer and through the early fall? Reni Benjamin: The biotech market was on a tear through the beginning of 2014, but due to a variety of factors it began a healthy correction at the end of February/beginning of March. One issue was drug-pricing concerns regarding Gilead Sciences Inc.'s (GILD:NASDAQ) Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), which was approved last December for the treatment of chronic he
Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Energy Report
Jeb Handwerger: Are You Ready for Doubles and Triples in Uranium Mining Stocks?
The Energy Report: Jeb, in past interviews you have talked about the boost that the end of the Russian nuclear material purchase agreement would have on uranium prices. But lately, the price has dropped. What is causing the most recent decline? Jeb Handwerger: The end of the Russian highly-enriched uranium (HEU) agreement did, indeed, kick off a strong Q1/14 for uranium prices. Many juniors had phenomenal returns. Some doubled, some tripled during those months. But since March, we've hit new lo
Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Life Sciences Report
Tempering Insane Optimism with Due Diligence: Alan Leong on Niche Biotech Prospects
The Life Sciences Report: Alan, at BioWatch News you present investment ideas to your subscribers, bringing a "venture analyst's approach" to the due diligence process as you evaluate companies. What does that mean? Do you perform ground-up, original research on the technologies of very small public companies? Alan Leong: We vet both private and public companies for our clientele. A lot of biotech is development-stage, and with any early-stage company, the burden is on the founding or managemen
Thursday, July 10, 2014 -
These Are The 5 Countries Most Plagued by Oil Theft
Nigeria As much as 400,000 barrels of oil a day are stolen in Nigeria. This equates to losses of $1.7 billion a month for Africa's new largest economy. This represents 7.7 percent of its GDP vanishing, or more than the country spends on education and healthcare. These numbers paint a harsh picture about the inability of the Nigerian government, and the multinational oil companies in the Niger Delta, to do anything about this rampant theft. Shell executives have railed against
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
James West - Midas Letter
Orbite Aluminae: Can Glencore PLC Save It?
Long suffering shareholders of Orbite Aluminae Inc. (TSX.ORT) have been roused from their collective misery recently by what appears to be a strong possibility that the company may get financing for construction of its plant from Glencore PLC (LON:GLEN). The company’s share price has been a sore point since touching a high of $3.69 a share back in September of 2012. In March of this year, the shares reached an all time low of $0.20, and many investors have thrown in the towel on the way down, ab
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
The Gold Report
Chris Mancini's Keys to Successful Gold Stock Picking
The Gold Report: Cash has flown out of gold funds and into non-gold equities during this bear run in gold. What's the current Gabelli Gold Fund pitch to investors? Chris Mancini: Gold should be a long-term allocation to everyone's portfolio. Owning gold is an insurance policy against the malfunctioning of the world's monetary system. The current actions of the world's central banks are unprecedented. Any investor who is unsure of the ultimate outcome of these actions should have a larger percen
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
The Gold Report
David H. Smith: PGMs Will Lead the Charge of the Bulls
The Gold Report: South African platinum group metals (PGM) miners have been plagued by a 21-week strike, which has cost those companies an estimated $2 billion in lost revenue. Is there an end in sight? David H. Smith: It's the end of the beginning rather than the beginning of the end, because this is a systemic issue between the miners and companies. The companies are trying to recoup their costs because they are producing PGMs below the cost of production, whereas the miners are still not ge
Monday, July 07, 2014
Scott Wright - Zealllc
Top Junior Gold Producer
The Timmins gold district is by far the most productive within Canada?s prolific Abitibi greenstone belt.It has produced in the neighborhood of 70m ounces of gold, and operations are still going strong.Namesake mining company Timmins Gold is forecasting 2014 output of 120k ounces, making it one of North America?s top junior gold producers.But provocatively not one of Timmins? ounces is coming from within the Timmins district.Timmins Gold CEO and founder Bruce Bragagnolo did grow up in Timmins, w
Friday, July 04, 2014
The Energy Report
Energy Independence: Financial Fact or Political Fiction?
The Energy Report: In light of the conflict in Ukraine and Iraq, is U.S. energy independence more important than ever? Porter Stansberry: Energy self-sufficiency is a political issue, not an economic one. There is no particular advantage to being energy "independent." Yes, it is important to have enough production capacity to sustain our economy in the event of a global or trade war, but that's also true for many other products, such as food. What really matters for the wealth of our country an
Thursday, July 03, 2014
The Gold Report
Inflate Your Way to Gold Profits with Edward Karr
The Gold Report: Let's talk about the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) of 2010. What is the FATCA regulation? Edward Karr: In March 2010, Congress passed the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act. The HIRE Act was intended to stimulate domestic jobs in the U.S. FATCA was quietly slipped in as a very small part of the HIRE Act. In a nutshell, FATCA makes every overseas bank, financial company, hedge fund, mutual fund, broker, and dealer an enforcement agent of the U.S. Internal
Thursday, July 03, 2014
The Gold Report
Rick Mills' Econ 101?Rising Demand and Falling Supply Equals Higher Metals Prices
The Mining Report: Last month, the price of gold rose over 3% in one day. Can we ascribe this to the conflicts in Ukraine and Iraq or the unraveling of Chinese commodity financing deals? Rick Mills: I don't think those things had anything to do with it. The unraveling of Chinese commodity financing deals was mostly about copper. While the situation in the Middle East is certainly affecting the price of oil, I believe that Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has more to do with the price of gold
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 -
Could Gang Violence End Mexico's Shale Dream?
Violence in Mexico could thwart hopes of a budding shale boom, as oil and gas companies operating in Texas may think twice about moving south of the border. Mexico holds an estimated 545 trillion cubic feet of technically recoverable shale gas and 13 billion barrels of shale oil, but progress in developing those resources has been slow. The obstacles to kick-starting Mexico's shale industry have dampened the once lively enthusiasm surrounding Mexico's historic energy reform. Mexico passed
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
James West - Midas Letter
First Nations and the Future of Canadian Resource Projects
The Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark ruling handing Canada’s First Nations greater influence over the future of Canadian resource projects has shocked many resource entrepreneurs. While companies with projects in the approval process try to spin it as a favourable development, the statements of certain tribal leaders belie a resolve to block some projects outright. But what if the whole ‘hand on heart, let’s solemnly recognize our unfair treatment of First Nations’ is just a thinly veiled 21s
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
The Gold Report
Dodge Economic Bullets with Greg McCoach's Golden Strategy
The Gold Report: When we talked last October, you warned that the endgame for the economy was inevitable, as the government is running out of ways to manipulate the market. Did we avoid a crisis, or are we eight months closer to it? Greg McCoach: As we discussed last fall, there are many troubling signs that spell the inevitability of disaster for the bankrupt U.S. government and world financial system. But as I mentioned, just because something is inevitable does not mean it is imminent. As
Monday, June 30, 2014
Jeb Handwerger - GoldStockTrades
Why Atomic Number 41 Is Growing Increasingly Strategic
Everyone who drives a car or sits in an office tower or takes warm showers heated by natural gas should thank a special element on the periodic table called Niobium which is added to steel to make it stronger while at the same time makes it lighter and more flexible. It is increasingly being used in the automobile, construction and energy sector specifically in the oil and gas pipelines. Unfortunately, niobium is a critical metal for the U.S. which is at risk of a supply shortfall.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
The Life Sciences Report
Addressing Pot Shots: Charles Duncan
The Life Sciences Report: How long have you followed Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (INO:NYSE.MKT)? Charles Duncan: I've covered Inovio Pharmaceuticals for several years. We initiated on it at Piper Jaffray, along with the rest of our coverage, a year and a half ago. TLSR: Charles, in a note you published on June 17, I see that approximately 75% of Inovio's valuation is modeled on a still-preclinical immunization called PENNVAX-GP, a preventive and therapeutic vaccine for HIV. But that's not what
Thursday, June 26, 2014