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Dennis Miller - Casey Reseach
Straight Talk from Yogi Berra: 9 Ways to Retire Rich
“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.”—Yogi Berra It’s October, AKA the major league baseball postseason. As a lifelong baseball fan, I take the wisdom of Yogi Berra seriously. And when it comes to planning for the autumn of life, Yogi is spot on. It seems as though every day an article titled “5 Tips for Retirement Saving” or something similar hits my inbox. I scan for the author’s name, and I’m amazed by how often it’s distinctly contemporary—Jenn
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Dennis Miller - Casey Reseach
Yield-Hungry Baby Boomers Are on a Death March
Today’s forecast: yield-starved investors forced into the market by seemingly permanent low interest rates will continue to be collateral damage. For some, that collateral damage may involve more than the loss of income opportunities… many could be wiped out completely. At the Casey Research Summit last month, I asked the participants in our discussion group: “If there were safe, fixed-income opportunities available paying 5-7%, would you move a major portion of your portfolio out of the market?
Thursday, October 09, 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 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
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
Keep Truckin': Russell Stanley on How to Snap Up Growing Energy Services Companies
The Energy Report: Are oil and gas field services in Canada a high growth sector? Russell Stanley: Energy prices drive oil and gas field construction and infrastructure development in western Canada. Other drivers include the need to build out liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities and rail facilities. Jennings Capital targets service companies with market caps in the $50 to $200 million ($50�200M) range. These names tend to have fewer analysts following than do the larger names. We like comp
Thursday, September 25, 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 Gold Report
Canaccord's Luke Smith: Five Aussie Companies with Cash Flows, Low Costs and MOUs
The Mining Report: Australian mining shares had a great July. Was that a one-off or indicative of a trend? Luke Smith: July tends to be good because the fiscal year-end for most personal investors in Australia is June 30, so there is tax-loss selling up to that date. That said, this July was better than average. The gains slowed down at the end of the month, but we've seen a liftoff again from the middle of August. Hopefully, this trend will continue, and we'll see the revival of Australia's sm
Saturday, August 30, 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
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
Catalyst Check: Natural Resources Watchlist at Three Months
The Gold Report: Joe, some of your picks from the Natural Resources Watchlist have performed quite well. Do you want to give us some updates? Joe Mazumdar: Junior mining sector equities in the gold space, as proxied for by the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ:NYSE.MKT), have outperformed gold since the June Cambridge House conference. The inter-period high for gold was $1,335–1,340/ounce ($1,335–1.340/oz), about a 7% return. Gold is down about 3% since the conference, on the back of
Monday, October 06, 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
The Best Offense Remains a Good Defense: M Partners' Derek Macpherson
The Mining Report: Even at today's very low gold prices, many—including Goldman Sachs—have warned gold could go lower still. What is keeping the gold price down? What could turn it around? Derek Macpherson: Over the last several weeks, the gold price has been affected by the strong U.S. dollar. The U.S. economy is the least bad out there, given Europe's marginal recovery trajectory and the sanctions levied against Russia, its key trading partner. This isn't a flight to safety, it's a flight to
Tuesday, October 07, 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
Dennis Miller - Casey Reseach
Cold Feet: Why Shareholders Should Fear the Hasty Corporate Marriage
I never understood why Sears bought Kmart. Sears was a giant retailer, the dominant tenant in shopping malls throughout the US. Kmart was the spawn of S. S. Kresge’s dime stores. They served different consumer groups—different strata. When they came together, they combined a lot of the same merchandise in their stores, and they both lost their identities. I don’t see either surviving much longer. Instead of allowing two companies to die, some embarrassed management teams settle on divorce, selli
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
The Gold Report
How is Doug Casey Preparing for a Crisis Worse than 2008? He and His Fellow Millionaires
The Mining Report: This year's Casey Research Summit is titled "Thriving in a Crisis Economy." What is the most pressing crisis for investors today? Doug Casey: We are exiting the eye of the giant financial hurricane that we entered in 2007, and we're going into its trailing edge. It's going to be much more severe, different and longer lasting than what we saw in 2008 and 2009. Investors should be preparing for some really stormy weather by the end of this year, certainly in 2015. TMR: The 200
Monday, September 08, 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
Steve Brozak: Big-Picture Biotech Stocks Rule the Future
The Life Sciences Report: Steve, last year there were 15 new molecular entities approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through Aug. 12, 2013. So far this year, up through Aug. 19, 2014, there have been 26 new molecular entities approved. What could be contributing to this stepped-up pace of approvals? Steve Brozak: The reason is two-pronged. First, the FDA has a direct and specific mandate to increase the throughput of drug approvals. Second, the pharmaceutical industry of yest
Thursday, September 04, 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
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 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
Kal Kotecha: Going Against the Grain in Five Names
The Mining Report: You're the editor of Junior Gold Report, but you also follow similar-sized companies in the energy sector. Please give our readers an overview of the energy space. Kal Kotecha: I've been involved in the space since 2002 and I've never witnessed anything like what is currently happening. In the energy sector, I see the price of uranium increasing, but to see price appreciation across energy stocks, the price of oil must remain near $100 per barrel ($100/bbl). That $100/bbl ben
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The Gold Report
Keith Phillips: M&A Prey Offer Compelling Buying Opportunities
The Gold Report: Canada's Financial Post reports that as of July 30, 2014, there have been 41 mining deals worth a combined CA$7.1 billion (CA$7.1B) in 2014. The total value of the deals reached CA$9.3B in 2013. Do you believe that total will be eclipsed before 2015? Keith Phillips: I expect so. Aggregate deal volumes are really driven by one or two large deals in a given year. This year, Yamana Gold Inc. (YRI:TSX; AUY:NYSE; YAU:LSE) and Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. (AEM:TSX; AEM:NYSE) bought Osisk
Friday, August 29, 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
The Gold Report
Sprott's Charles Oliver: Gold at $1,500 by Christmas?
The Gold Report: Gold continues to languish under $1,300 per ounce ($1,300/oz), even as full economic recoveries in the U.S. and the European Union (EU) have yet to occur, despite trillions in new debt and stimulus. Meanwhile, we have two wars in the Middle East that could escalate, as well as reports that Russian troops are in Ukraine. With all that in mind, do you think that gold's fundamentals are less important than they once were, or is the price of gold being held back by other factors? C
Monday, September 08, 2014
The Gold Report
Tell Us, Christos Doulis, Can Gold Act as a Safe Haven Again?
The Gold Report: The World Gold Council, which gets its numbers from Thomson Reuters GFMS, reports that total gold demand in Q2/14 fell by 15% versus the same period in 2013. Furthermore, physical bar and official coin demand were basically cut in half while jewelry demand fell by 217 tons or 30%. What do you make of all of that? Christos Doulis: Clearly, there has been less enthusiasm for owning gold in recent years. A lot of that has to do with the concept of gold as a safe haven. Six years a
Monday, September 22, 2014
The Gold Report
Jeff Desjardins and James Fraser Look at Junior Miners in a Way that May Surprise You
The Mining Report: A recent article on Tickerscores.com, "The Great Divide: Inequality in Gold Juniors Means Opportunity," said: "It's clear we've reached a new level of separation between the wheat and the chaff." What does that mean for investors? Jeff Desjardins: As the bear market has progressed, many companies have struggled to raise the necessary funds to advance their projects. Even for those that have been more fortunate, it has often come in the form of dilutive financings. On the oth
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The Life Sciences Report
Roadmap Capital's Hugh Cleland and Stephen Ireland: Due Diligence Rules in Biotech Investment
TLSR: Hugh, you are in the small- and micro-cap space, and you invest in both public and private equity. Generally speaking, what advice can you give the retail investor who wants to access the high-growth potential of small life sciences companies? What are the top three things these investors should focus on? HC: The first rule for the small investor is don't risk capital you can't afford to lose. We're in a very good biotech market right now, and I expect that will continue for quite some ti
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Gold Report
Brien Lundin Says Don't Miss This Buying Opportunity
The Gold Report: On July 30, you sent out a Gold Newsletter alert that forecast a pullback in the midsummer bull market. The next day the Dow dropped 317 points, while the NASDAQ fell about 93 points. Since then the Dow has climbed back above 17,000, the NASDAQ above 4,600. Should investors dismiss that drop or do you believe it was akin to a tremor preceding an earthquake? Brien Lundin: That particular call made me look like a genius at the time, but right after that drop the stock market took
Monday, September 15, 2014
Peter McKenzie-Brown - Language Instinct
Reclaiming the land
To a large degree because of its agricultural roots, Alberta’s concern about the soil goes far back. The province’s first efforts to conserve its soil date back to the 1932 “Noxious Weed Act.” In 1935 came “The Control of Drifting Soil Act” in response to Depression-era drought, which damaged agriculture throughout North America’s Great Interior Basin. That act mandated that the occupier of the land was responsible for preventing soil drifting. It was adequate for the time, when the province
Tuesday, September 09, 2014

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