Streetwise Reports' Article Archives — April 2014 back to current month (25)
Duncan Hughes' Quartet of High-Grade Winners (04/30/2014)
With gold hovering around $1,300 an ounce, there's not much room for error, says Duncan Hughes of RFC Ambrian. In this interview with The Gold Report, Hughes counsels that investors should seek high-grade, low-cost projects with exploration upside in stable jurisdictions. He suggests three such companies in West Africa and another with silver, gold and antimony resources in Chile and Australia.
Russia is a commodities giant, but supply isn't the major issue—enrichment is. With a 44% global market share, Russia's enrichment industry allows utilities around the world to squeeze more juice out of fewer lemons. In other words, Russian sanctions could mean utilities will have to use more natural uranium to make lemonade. That's how Edward Sterck sees it, and the uranium mining analyst for BMO Capital Markets predicts a supply deficit by 2018. In this interview with The Mining Report, Sterck delivers a comprehensive uranium market overview and shares uranium names that can juice profits in lean times.
China Holds the Keys to the Gold Market (04/28/2014)
"We are witnessing China transform into an economic powerhouse, and now, the world's largest gold market!."
Metals prices have been trading sideways for some time. How can you make gains in your portfolio when commodity prices are in a stalemate? In this interview with The Gold Report, Thibaut Lepouttre, editor of Caesars Report, talks about ways to play metals from gold to copper and tungsten in a market with weak price movement, and scans the globe to find 11 potential winners.
"African nations are now much more 'up to speed' with what they should be demanding by way of a fair share of the resources being mined in their countries. New contracts are much tougher and some are being drafted with the idea of transparency and even online publication in mind."
"In 2012, production and consumption of the rare earth metals used in production of clean tech reached more than 100,000 metric tons, according to IHS Chemical. Today, the vast bulk of materials needed to build these technologies come primarily from China."
Despite the ongoing attack of the short-sellers, the fundamentals of gold and silver production are increasingly robust. ROTH Capital's Joe Reagor tells The Gold Report why he believes the price of gold is steaming toward $1,500/oz, with silver prices following in the wake. Reagor highlights several junior precious metals miners in a market that is out to prove the bears on Wall Street wrong.
How Will Gold Respond to Declining Discovery? (04/23/2014)
"At $1,900 per ounce of gold, even mediocre finds could make money."
In 2010, rare earth and specialty metals market froth had speculators throwing money at a sector they didn't understand, and opportunistic resource company managers stepped up to take their money. Two years later, so-called zombies, the walking dead companies, lurk on the TSX and ASX exchanges, all talk and no product. As Richard Karn of Emerging Trends Report explains in his interview with The Mining Report, anemic cash flows will put many of these zombies to rest in the coming year, while the survivors—the companies that can drop a sample on an end-user's desk for evaluation—will finally see the light of day.
Willem Middelkoop and Terence van der Hout of the Netherlands-based Commodity Discovery Fund believe that when the world's reserve currency is reset away from the U.S. dollar in the next decade, gold prices will rise and mining equities will follow. Van der Hout and Middelkoop tell The Gold Report that by focusing on producers, near-producers and turnaround stories, they plan to capitalize on the opportunities in North America, Africa and beyond.
"GFMS puts 2013 new mine production of gold at a record 3,022 tonnes, a 6% gain over 2012."
Dr. Copper may be in a supercycle, but there are serious problems. In this interview with The Gold Report, Salman Partners' Vice President of Commodity Economics Raymond Goldie explains why even though the base metal acts pathologically and has a bad case of seasonal affective disorder, these six equities are priced below their intrinsic value.
Sanctions for Russia? Here Are the Real Winners (04/16/2014)
"Russia is more than a major producer and exporter of energy and materials; Russia is also an important player within Western supply and product chains."
Three Key Metrics to Identify a Superstar Investment (04/15/2014)
Etienne Moshevich, editor of Alphastox.com, looks at three things before he decides to get excited about a company: people, projects and structure. In this interview with The Mining Report, Moshevich explains his ground-up approach to evaluating junior resource companies and names the names that are set to rake in the profits.
An overinflated equities market could be good news for metals and mining stocks. In this interview with The Gold Report, Morning Notes Publisher Michael Berry shares two scenarios that could follow an imminent crash and four gold companies that could be perfectly positioned to take advantage of a reset credit market.
Gold Moving on Ukraine Crisis Escalation (04/14/2014)
"New Ukrainian tensions have seen the gold price rise in trading today as the West remains nervous about further escalation and the possible imposition of more rigorous economic sanctions."
Manganese Miners and Indonesia's Export Ban (04/10/2014)
"Japan has sent a letter to Indonesia's foreign trade minister and will likely complain to the World Trade Organization about the ban and tariff structure, while copper industry heavyweight Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold has already signaled it may fail again to have a smelter ready by the extended deadline."
Puerto Rico promises to do for Americans what Singapore and Hong Kong have done for bankers and businessmen from London. In this interview with The Gold Report, three experts with in-depth knowledge of the pros and cons of living and investing in Puerto Rico share what it is like on the ground for investors. InternationalMan.com Senior Editor Nick Giambruno and Casey Research Chief Technology Investor and Puerto Rico resident Alex Daley join Sterne Agee's Managing Director of Equity Research Todd Hagerman in clearing up some of the confusion about this "misunderstood" island and why the tax benefits for Americans make it "The Better Florida."
Jay Taylor understands why investors in gold and gold equities are consumed with caution. But the publisher and editor of J. Taylor's Gold, Energy & Tech Stocks and host of the radio show "Turning Hard Times into Good Times" urges them not to lose sight of the big picture. The big, bull-market picture. Gold juniors with cash and good projects are trading at tiny fractions of their worth. But not for long. In this interview with The Gold Report, Taylor argues that we are on the cusp of a bull market for the ages and suggests eight junior candidates for mind-blowing multiples.
As China's rare earth production winds down, other sources worldwide could shape up to reward early investors. But there are different ways to play this (slowly) growing market. Zachary Schumacher, international market analyst with Asian Metals, tells The Mining Report how investors can go medium or long on rare earths, and why joint venture and offtake partnerships are the biggest factors in creating value.
Gold: Unearthing the World's Supply (04/08/2014)
"Within the earth's crust, there is only 1 gram of gold for every 550,000 pounds of earth."
Ted Dixon: What Gold Stock Insider Trading Tells Us (04/07/2014)
Despite the recent big gains in gold stocks, company insiders and institutional investors are still 2.5 times more likely to be buyers than sellers. According to Ted Dixon, cofounder and CEO of INK Research, this shows that those in the know are still quite bullish, despite the pullback in March. In this interview with The Gold Report, Dixon names the top insider buyers by dollar amount and by volume, and explains how investors should interpret this data.
What's Abuzz About Gold? (04/07/2014)
"A key driver in gold prices is the real interest rate environment—the real rate of return taking into account the level of inflation."
The bottom is in, declares Oliver Gross of Der Rohstoff-Anleger (The Resource Investor), and the bulls are ready to charge. In this interview with The Gold Report, Gross says that the woefully undervalued juniors will exploit their leverage advantage, with best-in-class companies gaining as much as 500% to 1,000%—or more. And he lists more than a dozen gold, silver and copper companies most likely to soar.
Stephan Bogner, mining analyst with Rockstone Research and CEO of Elementum International, views the crisis in Crimea as the beginning of a larger global power shift east of the Atlantic. In this interview with The Mining Report, Bogner details what these shifting power dynamics will mean for the commodities market. And take heed—gold and silver may continue to make gains, but uranium, potash and rare earths are the true wave of the future.
|"We see GSV as well positioned to be acquired."|
|"MAG could see a significant increase in market valuation in 2020."|
|"We expect PVG, a value-oriented gold name, to outperform."|
|"We are raising our target price on SEA 17%."|
|"MMG has been building toward a breakout for a long, long time."|