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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
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
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
The Energy Report
Ed Sterck: Russian Sanctions May Have Utilities Squeezing Less Juice from Uranium Supply
The Mining Report: Edward, welcome. Russia is facing international sanctions. How will all this affect the uranium market?Edward Sterck: It hasn't yet had any impact. Sanctions haven't been brought in that are affecting the Russian nuclear industry, but there is the potential for that to occur. Indeed Rosatom, which is the Russian state umbrella company that covers Russian nuclear activities, has made a statement to the effect that business is continuing as normal, including the delivery of nucl
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
The Life Sciences Report
Think Like a Brain Surgeon: Dr. Christopher James Offers Fresh Perspectives on Six Exciting Biotechs
The Life Sciences Report: Chris, you are a sellside analyst today, but you were trained as a neurosurgeon at Weill Cornell Medical College and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, correct? Chris James: That is correct. Neurosurgery has a rigorous seven-year residency obligation; the first year is a general surgery internship. TLSR: With your background, I can't help but think you'd be interested in the exciting new areas in medicine�specifically the stem cell space�where we might see real
Thursday, May 15, 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
The Next Billion (Barrels of Oil): T. Boone Pickens Calls for Energy Plan at Stansberry Society Even
On making (and losing money): I moved to Dallas from West Texas in 1989 worth about $25 million ($25M). I ran that $25M up to $4 billion ($4B) in 2007. 2008 and 2009 were a disaster. I lost $2B. I've given away over $1B and have $1B left. On leveraging the oil and gas renaissance in the U.S.: I launched the Pickens Plan in 2008 because I felt that I was running out of time, and this country desperately needs an energy plan. We're the only country in the world without one. We use more oil than
Thursday, June 12, 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 Energy Report
Fadel Gheit: Lift Oil Export Ban, Free Domestic Profits and Defeat Russia
The Energy Report : We recently interviewed Matt Badiali and he talked about what a boon the conflict in Ukraine has been for U.S. refineries. Are you seeing the same effect? What about opportunities in Europe as countries try to diversify away from dependence on Russian oil and gas? Fadel Gheit: U.S. refiners benefit from the wide Brent/WTI discount. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has increased global tension, boosted Brent prices and widened the differential. With th
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
North American Nickel Update
This year’s program at North American Nickels (TSX.V – NAN) Ni-Cu-Co-PGM Maniitsoq project on Greenland’s south east coast is going to be extremely large, possibly the largest green fields exploration/discovery phase program being done anywhere in the world this year. The company is suggesting over $9 million possibly approaching the $10,000,000.00 mark. The first holes will pick up where last year’s program finished and expect at least 75% of all holes drilled to be in the Imiak Hill Conduit
Saturday, May 10, 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
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 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 Life Sciences Report
Stunning Potential for Upside in Canadian Biotech: Brian Bloom
The Life Sciences Report: Does your firm perform any buyside activities, or are you strictly a sellside organization performing investment banking, advisory and research functions? Brian Bloom: We offer a fully integrated platform of services that work together to capitalize, advise and grow extraordinary healthcare companies, and we operate almost exclusively in the Canadian space. We have many different services, including capital raising, merger and acquisition, advisory, equity research, sc
Thursday, June 12, 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
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
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 Life Sciences Report
Harnessing the Power of Nature's Perfect Cells: Robert J. Hariri
The Life Sciences Report: Bob, there's a lot on your plate these days. How do you split your time? Robert Hariri: I am truly fortunate that my full-time job currently is with Celgene Cellular Therapeutics (a subsidiary of Celgene Corp. [CELG:NASDAQ]), but I am a multitasker and spend a significant amount of time on other pursuits. I've been accused of being a bit of a workaholic. I follow the Elon Musk (CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors) theory of management, which says you can play a meaningful r
Thursday, May 22, 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
The Energy Report
Are You Ready to Capitalize on Emerging World Growth and U.S. Oil Independence?
The Energy Report: India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, has pledged to bring electricity to the 400 million (400M) Indians currently without power. How is he going to do this, and how can investors get exposure to this massive infrastructure investment? Brian Hicks: One of our investing tenets is to follow government policy, because that is a precursor to change. Infrastructure investment in India is a long-term theme, and is going to require a lot of raw materials and fuel sources. The p
Thursday, June 26, 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 Life Sciences Report
X-Ray Vision or Due Diligence? How SeeThruEquity Analysts Find Hidden Small-Cap Biotech Plays
The Life Sciences Report: SeeThruEquity specializes in analyzing companies with capitalizations under $1 billion ($1B). What is special about the small-cap life sciences sector? Ajay Tandon: We cover 66 small-cap and micro-cap companies across a variety of sectors, the majority of which fall into the healthcare, life sciences and technology spaces. From our perspective, the past year was very hot for investors in this range of stocks�and also for the investment banks raising capital for the lif
Thursday, May 01, 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
It's Not About Discovering a Mine, It's About Discovering a Technology
The Mining Report: Do you think investing is a skill that is learned or inherited? Chris Berry: I suppose there's some sort of a gene for analytical ability, but there's no substitute for real-world experience. While my father taught at the Darden School at the University of Virginia, I received a good grounding in theory-based finance and investing. Being out in the investing world for the last 15 years, I've seen what works and what doesn't compared to what you read in a textbook. If the las
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Jeb Handwerger - GoldStockTrades
Tesla's Gigafactory Could Power Up Lithium and Graphite Producers
Summary The correction in the lithium ETF may be an opportunity for long-term believers in the electrification of automobiles. Fundamentals are excellent as demand could double over the next 3-5 years for lithium ion batteries. In addition to electric cars, lithium ion batteries power our smartphones, tablets, laptops and smart grids. Tesla's announcement to build a factory in the Western US could be game changer for the lithium and graphite sectors. Lithium and Graphi
Sunday, May 11, 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 Energy Report
Bill Bonner's Ten Undervalued Plays in Western Canada
The Energy Report: Brickburn Asset Management's monthly report for May indicates good news for energy resource investors in Western Canada. Please explain. Bill Bonner: There are two elements to consider. One is that the Canadian energy market dynamics for extracting natural gas are changing significantly. Second, positive signals abound in the world of oil and oil transportation, in spite of concerns about pipelines crossing borders, like the Keystone XL Pipeline. TER: What is going to happe
Friday, June 13, 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
The Gold Report
Is It 2003 All Over Again? U.S. Global Investors' Frank Holmes Predicts a Resurgence of the Love Tra
The Gold Report: You recently wrote an article called "It's Morning in India" that marked the election of Narendra Modi's pro-business government. How much of an impact can one man have on the demand for commodities? Frank Holmes: At U.S. Global Investors, we believe that government policies are a precursor to change. That is why we focus on fiscal policies all over the world to understand the impact they will have on everything from interest rates to money supply. What makes Modi special is th
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The Gold Report
Brent Cook's Tips for Finding Juniors that Can Survive the Dust Bowl
The Mining Report: Brent, you've predicted that the summer of 2014 will be a great dust bowl for junior mining investors. Why so bleak? Brent Cook: The junior mining sector has lots of issues to work through. The major mining companies have even bigger issues to work through, starting with the inability to show a profit over an extended period of time. Investors are disappointed by the performance of the majors and have left the sector in search of more reliable, more profitable sectors. "Pilo
Tuesday, June 24, 2014