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The Gold Report
Mark Lackey: What Happens to a Mine Deferred?
The Mining Report: Mark, the price of copper recently dipped to its lowest level since 2010. Are we going to end the year below $3/pound ($3/lb)? ML: We don't think so. We believe that the price of copper will actually recover as we progress through the year. In fact, we actually are still calling for the price of copper to trade in the $3.60?3.70/lb range by year-end. We really haven't changed our view because if we look at supply and demand conditions, we think there's definitely been an over
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The Gold Report
Three Key Metrics to Identify a Superstar Investment
The Mining Report: follows junior equities in everything from gold, silver and diamonds to uranium, oil and gas. Why did you choose those particular market segments? Etienne Moshevich: If you invested wisely and at the right time�meaning in companies that have the right management teams, the right projects and the right capital structure�there's a lot of upside in those segments. Every day I come to work, there's a new opportunity for me to relay to my subscribers. TMR: Alphast
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The Energy Report
Three Key Metrics to Identify a Superstar Investment
The Mining Report: follows junior equities in everything from gold, silver and diamonds to uranium, oil and gas. Why did you choose those particular market segments? Etienne Moshevich: If you invested wisely and at the right time�meaning in companies that have the right management teams, the right projects and the right capital structure�there's a lot of upside in those segments. Every day I come to work, there's a new opportunity for me to relay to my subscribers. TMR: Alphast
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 -
Ukraine Falling to Economic Warfare and Its Own Missteps
As protests in Ukraine's eastern region turned violent on Sunday leading to the death of a Ukrainian security officer in a shootout with pro-Russian militia, Kiev threatens military action while Moscow flexes its geo-economic warfare muscles. Pro-Russian militia groups have seized government buildings and police headquarters in Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk and Slovyanks--where the shoot-out took place--and despite a Monday morning ultimatum by the Ukrainian government, these gro
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The Energy Report
Do You Practice Quality of Life Investing? Michael Berry Does
The Energy Report: When we last interviewed your son, Chris Berry, he advised to invest based on the reality of a growing, emerging market in China. That included both energy and agriculture sectors. Are you also bullish on quality of life-based (QOL) investing?Michael Berry: I am bullish; I developed the QOL concept a few years ago. What I'm seeing is quite a few big institutions�life insurance companies, family offices and money management companies�opening quality of life funds, although ofte
Friday, April 18, 2014
The Gold Report
Prepared for the Attack of the Short Sellers: Joe Reagor
The Gold Report: Let's talk about the growth and stability of gold and silver sales in Q2/14. What catalysts are on the horizon? Joe Reagor: The biggest national markets for gold right now are India and China. U.S. investors are bearish on gold and silver. Europeans are more toward neutral. But there are more than 2 billion people living in China and India. They are the largest gold buying market, outweighing the larger financial markets of the U.S. and Europe. "Pretium Resources Inc. provides
Thursday, April 24, 2014
James West - Midas Letter
  Canada Fluorspar, Colossus Minerals: Proof Positive that U.S. Quantitative Easing is Undermining Can 
While the media tone of coverage of Canada Fluorspar’s (TSX.V:CFI) buyout by Golden Gate Capital of San Francisco for a measly $38.8 million is decidedly congratulatory, the deal is better considered in the light of the loss of yet another would-be major contributor to future Canadian GDP, thanks in no small part to the oblivious Canadian Government. While America prints what amounts to subsidies for equity investors in U.S. markets, that incentive entices capital from around the world away from
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
The Life Sciences Report
Build Biotech Wealth on Solid Platforms: Grant Zeng
The Life Sciences Report: As an analyst you focus on promising junior biotechs. What primary qualities do you look for in a company that you rate hold or outperform? And what do you think makes a junior biotech attractive to someone who might want to acquire it? Grant Zeng: As an analyst with Zacks Small-Cap Research, I'm focused on finding undervalued or underfollowed small-cap biotech companies. My analysis is based on the individual company's fundamentals, which involves a comprehensive anal
Thursday, April 17, 2014
The Gold Report
Night of the Living Dead Miners: Rare Earth 'Zombies' Attack the ASX and TSX
The Mining Report: On the TSX Venture Exchange, there are hundreds of mining companies called "zombies," that is, their market caps and cash balances are so low as to be companies in name only. How many zombie companies are there on the ASX?Richard Karn: Unfortunately, Australia finds itself in much the same condition.There are 707 mining and resource companies on the ASX. Of these, more than 400 have a market cap of less than AU$10 million (AU$10M). Furthermore, more than 200 have market caps o
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The Life Sciences Report
Four Hidden Australian Life Sciences Growth Stocks Revealed: Scott Power
The Life Sciences Report: You are based in Brisbane, Australia, where your firm, Morgans Financial, is headquartered. All the names on your coverage list have traded on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). How would you compare investing in Australian biotech or medtech stocks to investing in those same types of stocks in the U.S. or Europe? SP: The Australian market is well established, and the rules and controls around listed companies are clear and transparent. In terms of medtech and b
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The Gold Report
Salman Partners' Raymond Goldie: Copper Is Pathological and Suffers from SAD, but It Has Value
The Gold Report: You are giving a presentation at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference called Diagnosing the Doctor, which refers to assessing the supply and demand problems for Dr. Copper as a way to understand what is ailing all the mining products today. Are we in a supercycle? What is the meaning of a sustainable supercycle? Ray Goldie: I suppose it's best to answer your second question first�What is the meaning of a sustainable superc
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The Gold Report
Are You Prepared for a Bull Market that Will Shock Even the Most Ardent Goldbugs?
The Gold Report: Janet Yellen's about-face on quantitative easing (QE) makes two panicked pullbacks so far by the Federal Reserve from the end of QE. Is it fair to say we now have QE forever? Jay Taylor: I don't know about forever because nothing lasts forever. Your premise is largely correct, however, because the discontinuation of quantitative easing would be so painful it's a pretty good assumption that it will continue for a long time to come. It will probably end only when the system bre
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The Gold Report
How to Vet Graphite Investments: Stephen Riddle
The Mining Report: Since 2005, prices for natural flake graphite spiked several times, but spikes have been less common since 2012. How long before we see another price spike or a sustained price run? Stephen Riddle: That won't happen until we see a strong increase in demand, or until something major happens in China, our largest supply base. Demand has declined over the last year or two due to the downturn in the steel industry, which means less use of graphite in the refractory industry. We
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The Gold Report
Willem Middelkoop and Terence van der Hout: Turnaround Stories Revolve Around Proven Management
The Gold Report: Willem, your first book predicted the collapse of the global financial system a year before the 2008 fall of Lehman Bros. In your new book "The Big Reset: War on Gold and the Financial Endgame," you're predicting the demise of the dollar as the reserve currency by 2020. You said it can occur as a carefully planned event or as the result of a crisis. What would these two scenarios look like? Willem Middelkoop: Authorities always prefer to act within a well-planned scenario. The
Monday, April 21, 2014
James West - Midas Letter
Osisko vs. Goldcorp: An Industry ‘David and Goliath’
Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK) founder Sean Roosen is keeping mum about the hostile takeover of the company he started over a decade ago by Goldcorp (TSX:G) (NYSE:GG). Today Goldcorp sweetened the offer to $2.92 in cash plus 0.17 of a Goldcorp common share. At the time of this writing, that adds $4.57 for total consideration of $7.49 per Osisko share, for a total cash consideration of CA$3.63 billion. Osisko shares promptly shot up on the news to its current price of $7.62, giving it a fully dilu
Friday, April 11, 2014 -
What the Loss of Crimea Means for Ukrainian Energy: Robert Bensh 
Birth of a New Ukrainian Nation? Interview with Robert Bensh Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula is now Russia's. It was done with an impressively organized non-violent military operation, and supported by the foregone conclusion of a referendum on independence from Ukraine. One Ukrainian soldier was reportedly killed on 18 March, after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the treaty to annex the Crimea and troops moved to take over a Ukrainian military facility in Simferopol. The US has im
Thursday, March 20, 2014 -
Small Oil Companies Eye Huge Prize in Ghana
Since the first discovery of the massive Jubilee oilfield in Ghana by a start-up company, the West African playing field has begun to change, and so too have investor sentiments, disappointed most recently by the low fourth-quarter 2013 results of major integrated oil companies like Exxon, Shell, Chevron and BP. But while the supermajors are struggling with soaring project costs and poor balance sheets, innovative juniors and start-ups are increasingly swooping in to take advantage of
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 -
Russia Looks East as Relations with Europe Deteriorate
The standoff between the U.S. and the EU on one hand, and Russia on the other, intensified pretty quickly late last week. The U.S. quickly slapped heavier sanctions on Russia after its annexation of Crimea, leading to a mutual escalation of retaliatory measures. However, it appears that the West gained a bit of leverage at the moment, as the Russian economy has shown some cracks amid uncertainty over how bad this is going to get. The Russian stock exchange MICEX dropped 3% on March 21,
Monday, March 24, 2014
The Gold Report
More than 25,000 Investors and Mining Types Walked into PDAC. The Result Was. . .Realistic
The Gold Report: What was the mood at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada annual meeting? Did any companies stand out to you? Brent Cook: There was an overall lack of "buzz" and news releases. Although many companies seemed to time news for the event, not many had market moving news. It seemed most companies were keeping their heads down. Chris Berry: Most were realistic. It is clear that the days of having the wind at the back of the mining industry based on China's increasin
Monday, March 10, 2014
The Life Sciences Report
Do the Math: Ram Selvaraju on the Appeal of Biotechs in Orphan Diseases
The Life Sciences Report: Ram, we've seen some recent weakness in biotech stocks. Is it time for a pullback, or is there something else putting pressure on these stocks? Ram Selvaraju: All this furor over Congressman Henry Waxman and his allies firing off a salvo to Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD:NASDAQ) about the pricing of its hepatitis C (HCV) drug Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) probably hasn't escaped anyone's attention. I don't believe that Congressman Waxman, with all due respect, has a leg to stand on
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The Gold Report
  Jeff Killeen: A Picky Player's Guide to a Cautiously Optimistic Mining Market
The Gold Report: The price of gold has increased 14% this year. Is that due to gold's safe haven status? Jeff Killeen: The safe-haven mentality is one element that's supporting the gold price. There is uncertainty in the market about the strength of the U.S. economy. A number of economic indicators reported during the last two months have not met forecasts. The rebound may be slower than expected. Buyers are coming back to bullion. Unrest in the Ukraine is also helping to support the gold pri
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The Gold Report
Michael Gray: Is Goldcorp's Bid for Osisko a Harbinger of a Gold Renaissance?
The Gold Report: Many described the mood at the recent Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference in Toronto as something close to cautious optimism. You were there. Can you give our readers three reasons to believe a corner has been turned? Michael Gray: Number one is the gold price being in the $1,330�1,370/ounce ($1,330�1,370/oz) range. Few people expected that at the start of the year. Indeed, many were predicting gold below $1,200/oz. Number two, a number of compani
Thursday, March 20, 2014
The Energy Report
Conjuring Profits from Uranium's Resurgence: David Sadowski
The Energy Report: David, the uranium price remains below the cost of production for many producers and the forecasts for uranium production are flat. Why are you optimistic about the uranium space? David Sadowski: In the current price environment, supply won't be able to keep up with demand growth. That's really the core to the uranium investment thesis. The cost of uranium production spans a pretty wide range, from the mid- to high-teens per pound for the cheapest in-situ leach mines in Kaza
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Global Metal News
Graphene Technology Amplifies Demand for Large Flake Graphite
On February 20, 2014 Physics World published an article announcing that Australian and Irish researchers have developed a graphene oxide yarn useful “in a wide range of applications, from clothing that monitors the wearer’s environment for dangerous chemicals, to furnishings that alter their appearance in response to ambient light levels.” A mood-ring couch? Anything seems possible. Graphene is a “miracle substance” tougher than diamonds, more flexible than rubber an
Friday, March 14, 2014
The Life Sciences Report
Don't Miss the Boat on Big Biotech Catalysts: Keith Markey
The Life Sciences Report: We all understand the importance of catalysts in biotech stocks, but sometimes we're not clear on which are the most powerful. Would you provide us with a general overview of the drug development stages and valuation points as you see them? Keith Markey: We see a number of valuation-driving points in the drug development process. The first important inflection point is the submission of an investigational new drug (IND) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administrat
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The Gold Report
Looking for 1,000% Gains? Resource Investor Oliver Gross Has Some Junior Mining Names for You
The Gold Report: Gold has fallen in the second half of March. Why? Oliver Gross: I think it's a correction after the strong rally since December. And the situation in Ukraine has quieted down. We've also seen a strong uptrend since the beginning of 2014 and now it feels like a healthy consolidation. TGR: Since December, we've had a very significant rise in gold equities. What is the cause? Gold rising from $1,180/ounce ($1,180/oz)? Or is it a cyclical change? OG: It's a combination of bottom
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Main Principle Guiding your Investment in Mining Companies
As the gold and silver markets turn the corner and move back to the uptrend, mining companies are recovering quite nicely. Ahead of the ?credit crunch? in 2007, the common belief was that almost any mine was a good investment. Since then, many investors have learned a salutary lesson on the subject often seeing his investment fall to a level far below the price he paid. Each investor has his favourite gold shares and may continue to believe his chosen vehicle will reward him the most. Neverthele
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Jason Hommel - Silverstockreport
MGN Saves the Bears & Silver vs. Paper Money
Mines Management. I own shares. The company has not paid me to write this article. That means I benefit only if the stock goes up. Mines Management is a company stock that I feel can can rise from about $1.20 to about $20-$80/share. See my link below on why this stock is likely to do very well, even if silver prices reamin at $20/oz. Mines Management: $1.50 to $20-$80/share. March 14th, 2014 Excerpt: 1. NPV: price target: $27.5/share 2. Resource leverage: 113:1 or 250:1 3. Expected PE
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
The Life Sciences Report
From Lab Bench to Bedside: David Lowe Brings Common Sense to Neuroscience Investing
The Life Sciences Report: David, you provide numerous services to your clientele. Could you please give an overview of NeuroAssets? David Lowe: Sure. We're a transatlantic advisory company. We offer advice and sometimes hands-on operational management of research and development (R&D) programs in the neuroscience space. We are entirely focused on neuroscience, and work with a mix of private and public biotechs in Europe and the U.S. We've had some interactions with Japanese companies as well.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The Life Sciences Report
Shining a Light on Overlooked and Underfollowed Biotechs: George Zavoico
The Life Sciences Report: What theme do you see working for investors in 2014? GZ: I feel the most reliable theme, as well as the most useful, productive and rewarding, is to diligently follow the data, not the momentum. If there is a run on a particular stock or technology that is not necessarily based on data, but rather is based on sentiment, there is a chance investors can get burned. On the other hand, if investors diligently look at data, including that of companies that aren't following
Thursday, March 06, 2014