Streetwise Reports' Article Archives — May 2014 back to current month (13)

Louis James: Are You Ready for an Early Shopping Season? (05/28/2014)

Sometimes hindsight can lead to foresight. Casey Research's Louis James says now that the market seems to agree that December was the bottom for gold, the value of these companies is becoming evident to investors, and majors could start going on a shopping spree. In this interview with The Gold Report, James sees the Osisko bidding war as a harbinger for deals to come, and discusses companies that could offer shoppers real bargains.

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The Lower the Uranium Price, the Higher the Rebound (05/27/2014)

"Uranium prices still are irrationally low. This basing period is the best time to accumulate if you are a long-term investor who believes uranium will rebound."

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Jeff Wright: Miners that Create Their Own Momentum (05/23/2014)

Jeff Wright of H.C. Wainwright & Co. doesn't anticipate a major shift in the price of gold near-term, so he doesn't expect the gold price to provide momentum for mining company stocks. Instead, he's looking at companies that can provide their own upward movement. Wright, an analyst, finds some promising candidates in some unlikely places, like environmentally friendly California, according to this interview with The Mining Report.

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Pierre Lassonde: Mining Cycles Are Good for Royalty Companies and Investors (05/21/2014)

Pierre Lassonde revolutionized investing with the creation of the first gold royalty company. Three decades later, he is as confident in this model as ever, especially considering the difficulties of the majors in discovering large, high-grade reserves. In this interview with The Gold Report, this director and former chairman of the World Gold Council discusses the significance of the shift in gold ownership from West to East, the problem of mining scale and the results of the industry's failure to develop new prospecting technology.

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Survival Strategies in the Atacama Desert: Chilean Lithium Miners Manage by Playing the Regs (05/20/2014)

Lithium is an essential component of batteries for small electronics and large electric vehicles as well as for materials for the housing and construction industry. In this interview with The Mining Report, economist Daniela Desormeaux, founder of signumBOX and widely quoted expert on industrial chemicals, shines a light on the lithium industry for investors looking for a new opportunity.

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Time Is the Trigger for Equities and Bullion: Charles Oliver (05/19/2014)

Charles Oliver, lead portfolio manager with the Sprott Gold and Precious Minerals Fund, believes the only thing between investors and bigger investment returns on precious metals equities and bullion, especially silver, is time. In this interview with The Gold Report, Oliver discusses silver and gold demand drivers, as well as portfolio ideas that figure to get bigger with time as the trigger.

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North American REE Exploration & Development (05/19/2014)

"Globally, the greatest proportion of demand for REEs is for application in magnets; though in the U.S. the majority of demand is in catalysts for petroleum refining, chemical processing and catalytic converters."

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Michael Curran's Three-Pronged Approach to Selecting Gold Equities (05/14/2014)

With more than 2,000 junior mining companies currently trading, it's often difficult to sort out the promising gold equities. That's why The Gold Report talked with Beacon Securities Managing Director and Analyst Michael Curran about some of his favorite ideas to unearth equities that add value and gold exposure to your portfolio.

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What Will Shake Retail Investors Out of Their Shell Shock? (05/13/2014)

Mining companies may just have one more year of tough going. Speaking about what he calls "the trough of a turning point," John Kaiser of Kaiser Research Online makes the case for retail investors to look seriously at discovery exploration while waiting for metals prices—gold in particular—to move back into a supercycle. In this interview with The Mining Report, Kaiser shares the names of underpriced gold, silver and zinc juniors with staying power, and explains why scandium is a metal that could save the world.

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Juniors Operating from the Driver's Seat: Adrian Day (05/12/2014)

Adrian Day has spent years making money for clients by steering them into and out of positions in precious metals equities. While higher commodity prices are always welcome, the founder of Adrian Day Asset Management says in this interview with The Gold Report that he maneuvers toward more telltale fundamentals like strong balance sheets and sound business plans. He believes investors should shift toward companies helmed by experienced managers with skin in the game and with exceptional projects, and names a handful that fit the bill.

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John Mauldin's Knock on the Side of the Head to World Leaders (05/07/2014)

The future will be decided in a race between global advances in demand for resources, complex technology and biotech innovation, and growing sovereign debt. In this interview with The Gold Report, Thoughts from the Frontline author John Mauldin points to the sectors that could benefit from the upside of improving world demand and the possible downside of a fiscal collapse in the geographic hot spots of China, Japan and Europe.

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Malcolm Shaw: Why Is the Market Ignoring These Companies? (05/06/2014)

Malcolm Shaw is looking at a modern-day map to buried treasure. He sees a company operating a shale-oil well that has tested at a free-flow rate of 590 barrels per day, a junior producer in Argentina working naturally fractured shale, an unrecognized frack sand resource, and a company that owns one of the most exciting uranium discoveries on the planet. Yet Shaw, a partner at Hydra Capital Partners Inc., is sometimes mystified by the lack of investor interest. In this interview with The Mining Report, Shaw talks about these projects and more, explaining how a savvy investor can profit from diamond-in-the-rough opportunities.

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Chris Ecclestone: Right Size, Right Metals Signal Success for REE Projects (05/05/2014)

The rare earth elements sector is smaller than it was a few years ago, and Chris Ecclestone, mining strategist with Hallgarten & Co., thinks it needs to get smaller still. The only way to succeed, he tells The Gold Report, is by finding the right-sized project with the right REEs. He also shares his theories on China's manipulation of REE prices and touts the mineral wealth of Spain and Portugal.

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