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The Energy Report
Jim Collins: Five Names to Love from the LD Micro Conference
Special Situations: You spend a lot of time traveling the world looking for investment opportunities. A recent event you attended was the LD Micro Conference in Los Angeles. What made that worth the trip? Jim Collins: Chris Lahiji and his team put on the premier small- and micro-cap conference. The Invitational is a slam-bam, in-your-face, 100-companies-in-11 hours micro-cap love-in. Obviously, I couldn't attend every presentation, but the overarching goal at a conference is to find one name. I
Friday, August 22, 2014
The Life Sciences Report
Jim Collins: Five Names to Love from the LD Micro Conference
Special Situations: You spend a lot of time traveling the world looking for investment opportunities. A recent event you attended was the LD Micro Conference in Los Angeles. What made that worth the trip? Jim Collins: Chris Lahiji and his team put on the premier small- and micro-cap conference. The Invitational is a slam-bam, in-your-face, 100-companies-in-11 hours micro-cap love-in. Obviously, I couldn't attend every presentation, but the overarching goal at a conference is to find one name. I
Friday, August 22, 2014
The Energy Report
Musings on the Second Great Recovery Experiment and the Promise of Natural Gas: Ron Muhlenkamp
The Energy Report: Ron, in an online seminar in June, you compared the government's response to the 2008 financial panic and recession with its response to the recession of 1980�82. How are those recessions comparable? Ronald Muhlenkamp: We've had 12 recessions since World War II. We had a serious recession in 1973�74, and I've done a lot of work on recessions ever since. The 2008 recession shared a distinction with the 1980�82 recession: Each, at the time, was the most serious recession since
Thursday, August 21, 2014
The Life Sciences Report
Wedbush Securities' Liana Moussatos on the Art and Science of Picking Biotechs with Upside
The Life Sciences Report: Since mid-April, the biotech indices have regained some of their strength, but the rising tide didn't seem to lift all boats. Do you believe the biotech stock market has changed its character since late February/early March, when we had that rather steep correction? Liana Moussatos: Part of the correction was due to world events, and not so much about the biotech industry. However, biotech has some high-beta names, and when negative world events occur, people run to mo
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Oilprice.com - oilprice.com
Unlikely Bedfellows: Mines That Run on Solar or Wind Power
Mining companies are often seen as dinosaurs when it comes to making changes that will benefit the environment, but that perception may be shifting as some companies turn to renewable energy to cut costs and lighten their carbon footprint. At first blush, mining and renewable energy seem incongruous. Mining's reputation as a voracious consumer of fossil fuels is well deserved, especially surface mining, where diesel-sucking haul trucks perform endless loops to and from gigantic pits sc
Thursday, August 21, 2014
The Energy Report
Fund Adviser Björn Paffrath's Mantra: In the End, Performance Matters
The Mining Report: What's the biggest risk to a mining investor in a broad market correction? Bj�rn Paffrath: Probably a worldwide economic slowdown, especially in China. If demand is fading, metal prices will fall. If the Chinese people need money to pay debt, they will likely sell some gold too. That also counts for other investors in general. Also, if the broad market will enter a longer correction phase, then the mining stocks will get hit too. In the end, if we like it or not, mining stock
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Life Sciences Report
Medtech Shifts from High Gear ...
The Life Sciences Report: Canaccord Genuity is an investment banking firm focused on growth companies. Can you comment generally on the outlook for medical devices? William Plovanic: I would say the medical device sector has, over the last couple of years, provided very solid returns for investors�especially in 2013. As we've moved into 2014, it's been more challenging for some of the high-growth companies. Valuations moved up significantly in 2013, and companies fundamentally did very well als
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Oilprice.com - oilprice.com
Ukraine's Next Crisis? Economic Disaster
Ukraine's next crisis will be a devastatingly economic one, as violent conflict destroys critical infrastructure in the east and brings key industry to a halt, furthering weakening the energy sector by crippling coal-based electricity production. The Ukrainian military's showdown with separatists in the industrial east has forced coal mines to severely cut production or close down entirely. This has led to an electricity crisis that can only be staunched by cutting domestic productio
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Gold Report
Chris Thompson: Gold and Silver Miners that Can Make Money Now
The Gold Report: In your previous Gold Report interview of Dec. 31, 2013, you predicted 2014 prices of $1,400 per ounce ($1,400/oz) for gold and $25/oz for silver. Do you think that gold and silver can still meet those prices this year? Chris Thompson: Those figures referred to the high side of the anticipated trading range for both metals. Today, our prediction for the high side in 2014 is $1,350/oz for gold and $22/oz for silver. In other words, we see silver potentially trading up to $22/oz
Sunday, August 17, 2014
The Energy Report
America's First Oil Sands Producer and Other Natural Resources Surprises: Peter Epstein
The Energy Report: Why are you excited about the oil and gas space right now? Peter Epstein: Oil and gas is unique in that it hasn't budged when so many commodities have fallen precipitously in price. Coking coal prices, for example, are at multiyear lows. The iron ore price has fallen below $100/metric ton. The uranium spot price has fallen to a nine-year low. But oil prices have held in the $90�100/barrel ($90�100/bbl) range on West Texas Intermediate crude for three or four years, steady and
Thursday, August 14, 2014
The Gold Report
Jeb Handwerger: Position Yourself for Fall Fireworks
The Gold Report: On June 11, on GoldStockTrades.com you wrote, "Some of my charts are showing a potential reversal in the precious metals." What are those charts telling you in late July? Jeb Handwerger: In early June it appeared that the junior miners?tracked by the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ), which I use as a proxy for the junior gold miners?was making an inverse head-and-shoulders pattern between $34 and $35. Then the junior miners had a very strong rally in June, with an i
Thursday, August 14, 2014
The Life Sciences Report
Bring On the Orphans: Aegis Capital's Raghuram Selvaraju Lays Out a Winning Biotech Strategy
The Life Sciences Report: Ram, it's hard to imagine a situation where orphan drugs wouldn't be reimbursed, because the needs are so great and the optics would be very bad for both payers and drug developers. These drugs range from angiogenesis inhibitor Sutent (sunitinib/Pfizer Inc. (PFE:NYSE]), which is reimbursed at $48,000 a year ($48K/year) to the monoclonal antibody Soliris (eculizumab/ Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. [ALXN:NASDAQ]), reimbursed at more than $500K/year. Are we going to reach a
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The Energy Report
Where Is Casey's Marin Katusa Stashing His Money When Europe Heats Up?
The Mining Report: You've written about what you call a "colder war," where Russia takes advantage of its energy supply role to make deals with China and increase its power in the world. Was the downing of the Malaysian plane over the Ukraine a turning point in that war? Marin Katusa: It is a truly awful thing for almost 300 people to die that way and it sure attracted global media attention. It is very clear that Russia is strengthening its ties with Asia. A new monetary fund is being created
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The Gold Report
David Sadowski: Are You Ready for Upward Pressure on Uranium Prices?
The Mining Report: In past interviews with Streetwise Reports, you predicted that the price of uranium will rise this year. But that has not panned out. Why not? David Sadowski: Simply put, there is a short-term supply problem in the uranium industry. We believe, however, in the long term, supply will not be able to keep up with demand growth. The point at which we previously expected demand to outstrip supply has been pushed out by a couple of years. That development has impacted the price in
Sunday, August 10, 2014
The Gold Report
John Hathaway and Doug Groh: Buy Gold Like It's 1999
The Gold Report: In a 4th of July investor letter, you wrote that the precious metals complex, both mining shares and bullion, appear to be in the process of completing a major bottom, and you're more comfortable with the proposition that the downside potential has been fully exhausted. What are the signs that it's really turning this time? John Hathaway: The gold futures chart is showing that we are in the process of a reverse head-and-shoulders pattern, which is a sign that a bottom has been
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Cloud Revenue Cycle Management
U.S. hospitals write off between 3% and 17% of their revenue due to denied claims from payers - insurance carriers, other third-party payers, or health plan sponsors (employers or unions) for the patient. Further, administrative and process-related inefficiencies are reducing health care cash flow, revenue is being lost that should have been collected - it’s a lot of revenue.   This “lost revenue” puts additional burden on hospitals that already are stretched due to rising healthcare costs an
Friday, August 08, 2014
The Energy Report
Looking for the Next Big Thing? Jason Sawatzky Has a Suggestion
The Energy Report: Jason, what is your outlook for oilfield services industry in Canada for the second half of 2014? Jason Sawatzky: We are very bullish on Canadian oilfield services heading into H2/14 and 2015. The only thing that may throw a monkey wrench into the positive view in the short term would be the recent pullback in natural gas prices. We have seen the oilfield services index pull back a bit over the past couple of months. If we see natural gas prices pull back even more, we could
Thursday, August 07, 2014
The Life Sciences Report
Taking Stock of the New Normal: Mark Landy on New Growth Ideas for Biotech Investors
The Life Sciences Report: Mark, you published a Q2/14 industry earnings preview on June 26, writing that you do not expect Q2 results to be stellar, in part, because procedure volumes are being affected by high-deductible health plans. Is this about employers cutting expenses with lower-priced healthcare plans? Or is it about employees not wanting to tap into their medical savings accounts? Describe the situation, and the issues that have given rise to this headwind. Mark Landy: We're entering
Thursday, August 07, 2014
The Gold Report
Jason Hamlin Says Gold Is Unstoppable, with Stocks Leading the Way
The Gold Report: You told The Gold Report in December 2012, "I think the official inflation adjusted [gold] high of $2,400 per ounce ($2,400/oz) will be taken out within the next 12 months." Why didn't this happen? Jason Hamlin: One reason is that inflation hasn't risen significantly until lately. That is due to the recent record low velocity of money. Trillions of dollars in new money were created to stimulate the economy and get us out of the financial crisis of 2008?2009, but the banks have
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
The Energy Report
David Sadowski: Are You Ready for Upward Pressure on Uranium Prices?
The Mining Report: In past interviews with Streetwise Reports, you predicted that the price of uranium will rise this year. But that has not panned out. Why not? David Sadowski: Simply put, there is a short-term supply problem in the uranium industry. We believe, however, in the long term, supply will not be able to keep up with demand growth. The point at which we previously expected demand to outstrip supply has been pushed out by a couple of years. That development has impacted the price in
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Oilprice.com - oilprice.com
The Bigger Oil Story Behind the Headlines: Interview with Michael Le
While we fixate on sexy headlines about Chinese military threats in the South China Sea, for instance, or Washington 'lifting the ban' on crude oil exports, we miss the bigger stories -- and we miss the reality. China's relentless resource quest has the greatest impact on trading prices, which may not make for headline news, but is a very important reality, while the stories about the US lifting the crude oil ban were just wrong. Michael Levi, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Ener
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
James West - Midas Letter
Where’s the Canadian Medical Marijuana Licenses? 
The flood of mining companies petitioning Health Canada for a license has petered down to a trickle in recent weeks after Canadian Securities Administors issued a warning to investors questioning the ability of the would-be licensed producers to legally produce a single plant. Since the issuance of a grand total of 12 licenses in 2014, the process appears to have come to a grinding halt, and no more licenses appear to be forthcoming in the immediate term. What does this mean for investors left h
Monday, August 04, 2014
Lawrence Roulston - Kitco
The Gap Widens

Friday, August 01, 2014
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
The Gold Report
Ralph Aldis: Don't Get Married to Your StocksÂ?It's a Performance-Based Relationship
The Gold Report: U.S. Global Investors recently published a report outlining the two trades that drive gold demand: fear and love. Which one is more powerful right now? Ralph Aldis: The love trade is the foundation of owning gold stocks and gold because 70?80% of gold goes into jewelry. On the margin, the fear trade is driven more by the headline risks that we've seen in the Ukraine and the Middle East, or by inflation spikes. That's what drives people to take action. TGR: Do you expect recent
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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
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
John Chu: Investors Can Feast on Fertilizer Yields
The Mining Report: Ding Xuedong, chairman of the $650-billion ($650B) China Investment Corp. (CIC), wrote in the Financial Times June 17 that the CIC is "keen to invest more across the entire value chain" of the agriculture sector. What does this mean for Chinese and world food supply? John Chu: It could be very big, not just for China but for the world. We're going to see some significant investments from CIC in agriculture and into regions that have seriously lacked funding. China has already
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

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